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López Obrador announces construction of six hotels at archaeological zones along Maya Train route

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The construction of a total of six hotels to be managed by the Ministry of National Defense are to be constructed along the Maya Train route. On Friday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) will manage the construction of the hotels.

López Obrador held his daily press conference from the city of Merida Friday during a Yucatan state tour where he said the hotels will be built at the archaeological zones of Palenque, Edzná, Neuvo Uxmal, Chichén Itzá, Tulum and Calakmul.

“Six hotels are going to be built in a first stage. Along the route we already have four pieces of land, but we are missing two,” he reported, adding that one of those missing pieces was in Nuevo Uxmal, however, the government has recovered 2,400 hectares of land.

In Nuevo Uxmal, AMLO explained that a majority of that land, which he is hoping to expand, will be turned into a nature reserve. He said they are considering building a walkway through that reserve so that the archaeological zone can be reached from the hotel.

The second Maya Train route without a dedicated land area for a hotel is Calakumal, where AMLO said, they want another hotel to be close to the Natural Protected Area (ANP).

Quintana Roo Governor Mara Lezama also shared the news on social media. “The good news continues for the southeast! 6 hotels will be built on the route of TrenMayaMX, one of them in Tulum. We appreciate the affection of our president @lopezobrador,” she posted late Friday.

AMLO did not provide dates as to when hotel construction would begin, nor did he provide any details as to possible names or square footage of the upcoming projects.