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Archaeological Zone of Tulum to get facelift to meet millions of anticipated Maya Train users

Tulum, Q.R. — The infrastructure and services of the archaeological zone of Tulum will be improved this year, says Mayor Diego Castañón. He said the infrastructure improvements are being made to serve more visitors once the Maya Train enters into operation.

Castañón reported that after four decades of neglect, resources will finally be allocated to the archaeological zone for improvement and maintenance of the 73 monuments it houses.

“The resources that will be applied will be from the Promeza Program that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador created for the preservation of the country’s pre-Hispanic sites,” he explained adding that the “rescue in Quintana Roo is led by our Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa.”

According to the Government of Mexico, the Promeza Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones has resources in excess of 4.9 billion pesos for the Ministry of Culture, through the INAH, to rescue and preserve the pre-Hispanic heritage of the region.

In a working meeting, the mayor of Tulum, along with the director of the INAH Quintana Roo Center, Margarito Molina Rendón, confirmed that the Institute and Tulum are strengthening “cooperation in favor of improving the experience of the large flow of archaeological visitors that the area currently receives.”

According to Molina Rendón, the priority is the flow of tourists through new proposals for trails and the opening of new public of spaces within the archaeological walls, which had not been explored before.

Castañón believes that current archaeological figures will be surpassed by more than double, possibly reaching a figure of 3.5 million visitors once the Maya Train begins operating in sections 5 and 6.

“Its archaeological heritage and the beauty of its beaches will consolidate Tulum as the capital of the Mayan Caribbean,” he said.