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Baxal Ja amusement and water park opens in Mérida, Mexico

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Construction on Baxal Ja, a new amusement park, has been completed in the capital of Mexico’s Yucatecan state. 

Baxal Ja is located in the city of Mérida and offers water games, slides, surf tracks, farms and ecological-interactive areas.

Construction began in March of 2017 in the Yucatan Fairgrounds of X’matkuil. There was an investment of 80 million peso. Construction was slightly delayed by two months, but the park still opened for the New Year.

The park is 30,000 square meters and features eight water slides between 12 and 16 meters tall as well as pools, a lazy river, multi-game site, surf track and children’s area.

In the ecological-interactive area there is a butterfly farm with a laboratory for butterfly reproduction as well as 19 endemic species that total an initial population of 1,200. There is also an aviary the features 300 birds of 56 different species in an area simulating their natural habitat.

Baxal Ja also boasts a farm with animals such as the African goat, Sicilian burritos, mini pigs, mini ponies, appaloosas, large mules, Aztec roosters, four-horned sheep and a pair of large llamas.

In a report from The Yucatan Times, Governor Rolando Zapata Bello said, “This space provides children and young people with a place of family coexistence, which contributes to strengthening the social fabric and security because It offers alternatives to lead a healthy lifestyle.”

The president of the Governing Board of the Promoter Institute of State Fairs, Juan José Abraham Achach, said that the amusement park “has complementary works such as a visitor’s access booth, doctor’s office, bathrooms, dressing rooms, food area, terraces and walkers,” adding “ everything will be ready so that this Monday January 1, the park will open to receive visitors.”

Image courtesy Baxal Ja via Facebook

Baxal Ja: new amusement and water park opens in Mérida

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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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