BIG Projects Planned for the Yucatan Peninsula!

Yucatan Peninsula

A tourist train, hotels, golf courses and a retirement community are among 16 projects that have been announced by the federal Tourism Secretariat (Sectur). This includes other parts of Mexico, not just Yucatan peninsula. Below is a list of projects planned solely for Yucatan Peninsula.

The projects, which include five in Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche states, represent a portfolio of investment opportunities for national and foreign investors spread across 11 Mexican states.

Sectur says its “large projects investment portfolio” for the fourth quarter of 2017 seeks to bring tourism entrepreneurs and investors together to bring the projects to fruition.

The projects have already been granted the relevant government approvals and are being developed by confidential partners. Here is the list:

• Playas Palmeras: Campeche, US $70,000 for a quarter-acre lot.

Seafront development on the Gulf of Mexico with palm trees and white sand. Located one hour south of Campeche and 30 minutes by car from the town of Champotón. Developed by private company Playas Palmeras, run by a British and Mexican administration team and backed by private British investors.

• Laguna Holbox: Quintana Roo, US $400 million, approvals granted for 1,000 hectares.

10,980-hectare property for ambitious sustainable tourism development seeking to create a new space of coexistence and harmony between nature, human activity and Mayan culture. Located northwest of Cancún, 10 kilometers from Punta Sam.

236-hectare retirement community for adults over 50 with permanent personal, wellbeing and health services as well as leisure and recreation facilities. Located on Bacalar Lagoon, north of state capital Chetumal.

• Mundo Marino: Quintana Roo, 1.1 billion pesos (US $62 million).

Plan to build a world-class aquarium as part of the Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park on the island of Cozumel. Located off the east coast of the state and reached by plane or ferry.

• Ha-Antún: Yucatán, US $20 million.

1,382-hectare ecotourism project on forest-covered land with five cenotes or sinkholes and abundant wildlife. Located 40 kilometers southeast of Mérida.






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