Tulum, Q.R. — The Archaeological Zone of Tulum will be closed to the public for a week starting May 15. The historical tourist site will be temporarily shut so that the state can carry out renovations as part of its improvement program.
In a notice from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH),the archaeological site of Tulum will remain closed to public visits from May 15 to 22, 2023.
“Derived from the federal government projects that are part of the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza), the secretariats of Culture and Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development, jointly with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), inform that the archaeological site of Tulum will remain closed to public visits from May 15 to 22, 2023,” they reported.
The closure is a security measure before the start of construction works aimed at renovating the service unit and INAH facilities at the archaeological site.
The director of the INAH Quintana Roo Center, Margarito Molina Rendón, reports that in addition to prioritizing the safety of visitors and workers, these tasks will result in the optimization of the tourist experience within the heritage enclave.
The Jaguar National Park is an ecotourism project that considers the improvement of infrastructure and services to the public, taking care of the wealth of the Protected Natural Area and valuing the archaeological heritage of the Tulum and Tankah areas.
Within this federal initiative, which is twinned with the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones, in addition to the construction of a new service area in Tulum, it contemplates a new site museum.
The Archaeological Zone of Tulum will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.
The INAH says that “National and foreign tourists are reminded that during this week of temporary closure, they can visit other archaeological sites in Quintana Roo such as Xel-Há and Muyil, which are located 12 and 20 kilometers away from Tulum, respectively.”