Exciting news for nature and culture enthusiasts, the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu) of Mexico has completed the first phase of the Jaguar National Park in Tulum.
The Jaguar National Park project will provide a site for public visits and low-impact tourism that highlights the archaeological monuments, natural and cultural richness of the country’s reserves, as well as conservation elements, which include the ecosystems that support the flora and fauna of the area.
The project includes land from the Jaguar Flora and Fauna Protection Area, the Tulum National Park, the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve, and the archaeological zone of Tulum. That means that visitors will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the natural and cultural richness of this incredible region.
With the goal of making the park more accessible, the Urban Improvement Program has constructed a 21.7 kilometer-long (or ~13.5 mile) perimeter fence that surrounds the Tulum National Park and the Jaguar Flora and Fauna Protection Area. A 1.8 kilometer-long (or ~1 mile) bike lane has also been built on Cobá Avenue, where lush planters serve as a cushioning barrier from vehicular traffic.
One of the main goals of the project is to offer tours along the cliff, through paths that offer stunning sea views towards the northern part of the park, where visitors can admire the ancient Mayan Nauyacas and Cresterías temples. But that’s not all! In the southern part of Tulum’s Jaguar Park, there will be seven access points, which include four access points to public beaches, namely Mangle, Maya, Pescadores, and Santa Fe, one access point to the cliff (south access beach), one to the Mirador Temple and another to the lighthouse.
Tulum’s archaeological site is situated on a natural rocky elevation and is one of the few walled cities. The buildings in Tulum are known for their architectural beauty and bear witness to the greatness of the Mayan civilization during the Postclassic period (1100–1529 A.D.). The site has been known to Europeans since 1518 when the Spanish expeditionary Juan de Grijalva observed it from the Caribbean Sea.
In addition to the development of the park’s infrastructure, there are plans to improve mobility in the southern zone of the park to ensure smooth access to different sites. This includes the construction of a visitor center for the archaeological corridor that includes the Tulum and Tankah archaeological zones. A site museum is also planned and underway. It will incorporate representations of Maya culture, such as an ancient house model, honey production, cultivation, biodiversity (with an emphasis on the jaguar, of course) and the use of local medicinal plants.
The Jaguar National Park is an exciting project that promotes sustainable development while preserving the natural and cultural richness of the area. Sedatu and its partner organizations are committed to conservation and restoration of endangered species, promoting sustainable visits and tourism, and ecosystem restoration.
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