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Quintana Roo to create archaeological corridor as new tourism product

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — An archaeological corridor is being created for the state of Quintana Roo. In a briefing, Governor Mara Lezama reported the state’s new tourism product which will integrate the archaeological zone of Paamul II with Ichkabal.

She says the new corridor will contribute to promoting sustainable tourism development. The project was also announced during the presiedential press conference Thursday.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported the project the result of the efforts and proposals that Governor Lezama has made to diversify tourism and to value the environment of rural communities.

“This corridor seeks to integrate the archaeological zone of Paamul II with Ichkabal, passing through the partially flooded cave systems of Garra del Jaguar, Ocho Balas and Las Manitas with cave paintings, which will depressurize the tourist demand generated in the walled city of Tulum,” she reported.

“The public opening of the pre-Hispanic city Ichkabal in Bacalar is the result of the work carried out through the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza), making Quintana Roo the state with the largest number of archaeological zones included in the Program,” she added.

The archaeological projects are part of the progress made in the construction of section 5 of the Maya Train that will run through Riviera Maya.