Newspaper reports have revealed details of the much-awaited Tulum airport plan,including the date the
project will be put out to tender.
A source at the Mexican Government's
Secretary for Communications and Transport (SCT) told Reuters news agency last
week that November 9,2009,"is the latest date" for publishing the terms of the
auction,although other reports suggested a delay could still be
In a separate article,just days later by Mexico City's Excelsior newspaper,details were revealed for
the project from a SCT document the daily said it had seen.
the document,said Excelsior,current investment in Riviera Maya hotel and
resort projects could lead to the creation of 2,800 direct jobs per year and the
number of visitors to the Riviera Maya could reach 17.9 million tourists in
The paper went on to quote technical details for the new Riviera
Maya international airport in Tulum from the government's agency for Airports
and Auxiliary Services (ASA):
- The airport will be on Riviera Maya real estate in the the
municipality of Solidaridad,to the east of Xel-Ha,between Tulum and Playa del
Carmen,on the road that goes to Cobá.
- It will be 40 miles (65 km) from
Cozumel airport and 63 miles (102 km) from Cancún airport at map coordinates s
20° 20’ 30” (N) and 87° 30’ 30” (W),10 miles (15.8 km) from the coast at Punta
Cadenas,to the south of Tankah. The coordinates show that trees have already
been cut back in the area when viewed on satellite imagery from Google
- The main runway will have orientation to 120°-300° as
in Cancun and Cozumel and in accordance with prevailing winds.
- The main
runway will be 2.2 miles (3.5km) long by 50 yards (45m) wide,corresponding with
international aviation recommendations.
- The total area of the Tulum
land for the airport is estimated at 2,644 acres (1,070 hectares).
Riviera Maya land where the airport will be built is 20m above sea
New estimates suggest the first phase will cost around $120-200
million to construct and the new airport could have a capacity for around 3
million passengers per year.
Local politicians have described the project
as an "economic trigger" that will turn Tulum into one of the most prosperous
areas in the Mexican Caribbean.
Tulum became an independent municipality
last year and new infrastructure projects such as the airport and major highways
improvements have been confirmed,causing land prices to rise
The airport news leads to some of the best investment
opportunities to be found in Mexico,land here is a great buy right now. Don't
miss out on your own piece of Tulum real estate.