In a recent interview with Travel Agent Central, Dario Flota Ocampo, who is the Riviera Maya tourism director, said the new airport that is planned for Tulum will put a spotlight on the Riviera Maya, causing a tourism boom. The airport is scheduled to be in operations by 2014 or 2015 at the latest, meaning that there is a limited time left for buyers who are interested in owning a piece of Tulum real estate in this corner of paradise.
“Tulum has always been a very popular spot amongst seasoned Mexico travelers,” said Ocampo. “ It's a place where people who have visited Mexico before usually go to see some great Mayan ruins and something a little different from the rest of the region. But with this new airport, we are hoping to open up tourism in Tulum to everyone. Tulum will be a place where the first-time Mexico traveler would want to visit simply because of the easy flights, the ruins and the addition of several luxury resorts there.”
Although work on the new airport in Tulum is currently at a brief standstill while several minor design flaws are being worked out, Ocampo revealed that they fully expect the project to be up and running again by the end of this year. This time frame will allow the airport to be completed on schedule, which is a huge priority for Mexico.
Located in the state of Quintana Roo, around 80 miles south of the hotspot Cancun, Tulum is the third most-visited archaeological site in all of Mexico. The ancient Mayan ruins here, along with a laid-back, small town feel, make this one of the most gorgeous destinations in the entire Mexican Caribbean. The town is already home to five-star resorts, and Tulum real estate is definitely on the upward swing. It is situated close to the already popular resort town of Playa del Carmen and boasts close proximity to the stunning natural protected area of Sian Ka'an, as well as to Xel-Ha, which is a large natural aquarium of unparalleled beauty.