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Costa Maya Ecotourism Project Revived

12 September, 2012

The Mexican Government said last week that it will resume meetings to discuss the development of an ecotourism project on the Costa Maya, south of Tulum near Mahahual.

Notimex news service
reported that Gabriela Lima Laurents, delegate for the Environment and Natural
Resources Secretary (Semarnat) said the meetings will start this week to discuss
the project that will have 28 miles (45 km) of beach and could generate 30, 000

Lima Laurents told the Mexican agency, "There are various spheres
(of influence) involved and so the process is long - everyone must meet an
agreement and respect the environment."

She said the project would have
an area of 47,938 acres (19,400 hectares) in the Municipality of Othón P.

60 per cent of the land will be assigned specifically for
ecological conservation and the project will involve private investors, 3 levels
of government and environmental experts.

Although the Mahauhaul cruise
ship pier was damaged by Hurricane Dean in 2007, tourism in the area still
continues to grow rapidly and offers many unique opportunities to see amazing
wildlife next to white sand beaches and the Caribbean Sea.

Like Tulum to
the north, with each step down the path of development in tourism properties
prices have increased and Costa Maya real estate offers some of the
best investment opportunities on the Mexican Caribbean coast.

Topics: Tourism Riviera Maya Ecology