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Tourist Route Beyond the Sun announced for northern Quintana Roo

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Governor Mara Lezama has announced the new “Tourist Route Beyond the Sun” for the northern regions of Quintana Roo. She said the new tourist route will take visitors through the exuberant nature of the north of the state passing through towns such as Pacchen, Nuevo Xcán, Nuevo Durango, El Cedral, Kantunilkin, Solferino and Chiquilá.

She says the new tourist route is part of section 4 of the Maya Train that will allow improved connectivity with the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas. The bus stop of section 4 will be where tourists can access the new route.

In Lázaro Cárdenas there will be sustainable tourism use. “We are rescuing the values and traditions of communities. This tourist route will take visitors to the exuberant nature of the north of the state to enjoy the beauties of towns such as Pacchen, Nuevo Xcán, Nuevo Durango, El Cedral, Kantunilkin, Solferino and Chiquilá.

“It is a little-known route that will improve the economy of the area with shared prosperity,” she said.

In the town of Pacchen visitors can enjoy its lagoon and the Cenote del Jaguar in addition to its interpretive trails of flora and fauna. In Nuevo Xcán, the tourist potential is of its cenotes and underground river in addition to the colorful wood art workshops.

And in Nuevo Durango, visitors can enjoy the Cave and embroidery and hammock weaving workshop, as well as tour the Chulub Chac Organic Garden. In El Cedral, visit the Tres Lagunas lagoon area, the Deer Conservation Reserve and the Tree of Life, which is a true spectacle.

While in Kantunilkin visitors can enjoy various dishes from the region prepared by the magical hands of Mayan women.

In communities like Solferino, visitors will learn about the Millennial Tree, the great ceiba, a sacred tree that is more than 750 years old as well as the Orchid Garden, the Corchal Wetland and the typical and delicious Yaca.

Lezama said that Chiquilá will become a gastronomic and artisanal center that will allow people to market their products. In Chiquilá, nautical, artisanal and tourist cooperatives will be able to offer their products and services, while thousands of visitors pass through this space to discover the wonders of Holbox Island where they will witness the spectacle of bioluminescence in the sea, unique in Quintana Roo.

Tren Maya section 4 route. Diagram: Fonatur – Government of Mexico

“This is just a sample of the potential of this area for tourism and sustainable use. We are rescuing the values and traditions of communities that are less than 40 minutes from the Nuevo Xcán Maya Train bus stop and less than two hours from Cancun,” Lezama explained.

“This new tourist route is a symbol of our determination to work in alliance with the federation, to make the most of the tourism potential of our land, which will allow us to consolidate community projects both to the south and north of this natural corridor, of immense biocultural importance and unique landscapes,” said Mara Lezama.

On Monday, the General Director of the Tren Maya Company, Óscar David Lozano Águila, reported that all 239 kilometers of electrified double track that passes through nine municipalities in Yucatán and Quintana Roo of section 4 is finished.