The CIP Playa Espíritu becomes a “Protected Natural Area”


The property located in Escuinapa is part of the FONATUR properties will become a protected nature reserve

Escuinapa, Sin.- After being born as an ambitious tourism project for the south of Sinaloa, the CIP Playa Espíritu property became a “Protected Natural Area”.

This property, which has just under 2000 hectares, is in the beach area of the municipality of Escuinapa and was acquired in 2006 by the Federal Government from the late Antonio Toledo Corro, for the development of a tourism project at a cost of 120 million dollars.

After more than 15 years of announcing a project that never detonated and in which a hotel that was built as a sample, the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced that this property that is part of approximately 16 thousand hectares belonging to FONATUR (National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism) it will become a protected nature reserve; announcement which he carried out in the morning conference this Thursday, February 16.

In a statement published by the Federal Government, Javier May Rodríguez, general director of FONATUR, ratifies and details the decision that was made with the FONATUR properties, of which “Playa Espíritu” is a part.

In order to guarantee the people´s right to a healthy environment and restore human meaning to tourism, the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (FONATUR) has identified 16,414 hectares of its territorial reserves with high environmental value that can be converted into protected natural areas.

This was reported by the director general of the agency, Javier May Rodríguez, stating that this will also contribute to protecting endangered species, avoiding the excessive exploitation of natural resources, combating real estate corruption, and protecting public assets.

He explained that the 16,414 identified hectares as protected are found in six states: 8,064 in Baja California Sur; 5,263 in Oaxaca; thousand 921 in Sinaloa; 981 in Guerrero; 115 in Quintana Roo and 66.8 hectares in Baja California.

“For a long time, the assets in charge of FONATUR went from use to abuse and became privileges at the expense of the people. The sale of land practically ended with the public beaches and the tourist business advanced without solving the poverty of the people.”

For this reason, he warned, “now predatory tourism is being eradicated to move towards environmentally responsible tourism with a social dimension. The beaches of Mexico belong to all and all Mexicans and public goods must strengthen the environment and, above all, return the human sense to the tourist practice”.

Source: El Sol de Mazatlan