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National Geographic documents Mayan cultural wealth in Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Q.R. — International Organization National Geographic, together with correspondents from El Universal, made a visit to the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto. The visit was made to document the municipality’s Mayan culture and significant transformation.

National Geographic personnel, together with correspondents from El Universal, visited the state’s largest municipality to document the transformation that it is undergoing.

Mayor Mary Hernández told them of the significant advances that the municipality has achieved thanks to the emblematic projects promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and supported by Governor Mara Lezama.

These projects include the “Puerta al Mar” initiative, the Felipe Carrillo Puerto (Tulum) International Airport, the Maya Train and the new municipal hospital.

During the guided visit, the Mayor commented that the municipality is attracting more and more attention from national and international magazines, radio stations and television channels.

“Today, thanks to the support of the President and our Governor, we are bringing the best kept natural and cultural secrets of the Mayan Zone of Quintana Roo to the eyes of the world, and we are doing it by highlighting the pride of our indigenous origin and calling for the preservation of our planet,” she said.

She added that the presence of documentalists and international correspondents in Felipe Carrillo Puerto is a fundamental step in the transformation of municipal promotion at a global level.

During their stay in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, the documentalists toured a food and craft exhibition in the Ignacio Zaragoza Park. They also visited the Ceremonial Center of the Talking Cross under the direction of the Mayan General Cornelio Puc Jiménez, where they captured part of the Mayan ancestral cultural wealth.