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Old lighthouse restored as tourist information centre with beach access in Tulum Jaguar Park

Tulum, Q.R. — An old lighthouse that was abandoned for many years has been restored. The old faro has been given a new purpose, which is an tourist information centre inside the Tulum Jaguar Park.

Román Meyer Falcón, the Secretary of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu), announced the finished restoration project. He says it has been also been adapted to allow public beach access.

Writing on X, formally Twitter, the head of Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano (Sedatu) reported “in the Parque Del Jaguar in Tulum we rescued an abandoned lighthouse that will now be a center of attention and information for visitors.

“We adapted it so that it also facilitates access for visitors to the public beaches in the area.”

An old lighthouse is now a tourist information centre. Photo: Sedatu December 3, 2023.

He went on to report that the bridge that connects the park with the Tulum archaeological zone is finished and also connects with more than 300 rescued hectares of land previously used as an airfield.

A bridge now connects the park with the archaeological zone of Tulum. Photo: Sedatu December 1, 2023.

“We have already installed the bridge to connect the Parque Del Jaguar area and the archaeological zone of Tulum with the more than 300 hectares that were used as an airfield.

“We will include wildlife crossings and pedestrian trails and also towers to enjoy the views. Work in the Parque Del Jaguar de Tulum is advancing and being consolidated,” he added.

He explained that the lighthouse was abandoned and left unused. It was rescued and restored, preserving the fathom stone with which it was built. Under the viewpoint there will be a store by the National Fund for the Promotion of Crafts Trust (Fonart) where visitors can find national crafts.

“There will be a Fonart store where tourists can buy national crafts, but something very prevailing is that from this point we connect with the next most important part, which is access to beaches.

The area surrounding the lighthouse was revamped to allow public beach access. Photo: Sedatu

“After tourists see the archaeological zone they will be able to go down the stairs to the beaches. We are talking about three kilometers of public beaches,” he said.

A new seaside viewpoint has been built inside the Tulum Jaguar Park. Photo: Sedatu December 3, 2023.

“It is a new viewpoint and public access to the beach and the archaeological zone, which has natural and cultural beauty,” he said adding that this section of the project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Old lighthouse restored as tourist information centre of Tulum Jaguar Park
Meyer Falcon is seen here, center black shirt, reviewing progress on the Tulum Jaguar Park. Photo: Sedatu December 3, 2023.

Secretary Meyer Falcon made the report after a recent tour of the Tulum projects.