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Quintana Roo tourism projects to receive $800m funding

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Three major state projects are in the works in Quintana Roo – one of Mexico’s tourism hubs. 

The Secretaria de Turismo (SecTur) of Mexico announced a total of 16 major projects across the country – of which three are in the state of Quintana Roo. The state is home to tourist destinations such as Cancun and Tulum.

SecTur says that the projects will capitalise on the tourism industry and development will begin at the end of the year.

Laguna Holbox will be the first project to get underway and one of the largest, reports Travel Agent Central. It is a sustainable tourism development project. It “aims to create a new space for the coexistence and harmony between nature, human activity, and Mayan culture.”

The project will cover 10,980 hectares at Santa Alicia, in northwest Cancun. The project is a $400 million investment.

The second project announced is Blue Lagoon. This will be Located at Laguna de Bacalar. It will be a retirement home for over 50s with assistance needs. The property will contain residential buildings with permanent personal services – including heath care as well as recreation facilities. Blue Lagoon will receive an investment of $360 million.

An additional plan is Sea World, which will be located on the island of Cozumel in Chankanaab Park. This will receive investment of $56 million and it is expected that this project will be an integral tourist attraction. The aquarium will be housed in a multi-level building; showcasing reefs, sea species, and a pond of nocturnal sea animals.

Dates are yet to be confirmed for these projects. The total investment for Quintana Roo will be $816 million.

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Michael Mander

Michael Mander

I am a journalist from Essex, England. I enjoy travelling, and love exploring attractions around the world. I graduated from Lancaster University in 2018. Twitter @michael_mander.

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