500 million USD in tourism infrastructure to be invested in Yucatan


Major tourism investment in Yucatan announced by governor Mauricio Vila Dosal.
11.1 billion pesos will be invested in tourism infrastructure including housing, hotels, restaurants and theme parks.

Investments include a thematic park focused on the Maya Underworld Xibalbá.

The State Government announced the investment of 11.1 billion pesos (around 500 million USD), in tourism infrastructures such as hotels, restaurants and real estate projects, which will generate 10,437 direct jobs and more than 24 thousand indirect ones.

During the presentation of this multi-million investment in tourism infrastructure, Vila Dosal stated that 73 percent of these resources will be invested in the interior of the state and not in Mérida, as it used to occur commonly.

Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal making the official announcement of this multi-million investment

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Celestun Biosphere Reserve

In this sense, Grupo Xcaret will invest a total of 3.3 billion pesos (around 155 million USD) in 3 boutique hotels in the Valladolid area, in addition to eco-tourism parks. Among these, stands out a theme park that will be developed by Grupo Xcaret, focused on the Maya underworld (Xibalbá).

Parque Xibalbá

This theme park, that will be called “Xibalbá” (Mayan name of the Underworld), will feature a tour of eight cenotes seeking to recreate the Maya underworld. This enigmatic park is expected to open its doors sometime in the second half of next year.

Grupo Aura will also be investing in different real estate projects located in Telchac Puerto for a total of 2.7 billion pesos (around 135 million USD).

On the other hand, Yucatecan and foreign investors are betting a strong sum in the restaurant sector as is the expansion of the Xcanatún Hacienda and residential and hotel sectors in Celestun Yucatan

Source: diario de yucatan, sipse, the yucatan times

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