Four urban transportation companies have announced plans to invest more than $13.3 million USD in 140 articulated metro buses that will serve a new Cancun to Tulum bus route, making it easier than ever for travelers to move about in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, which also includes vacation hotspots like Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Puerto Aventuras.
Expected to accommodate an average of 50,000 passengers per day, the new Cancun-Tulum bus route will begin operating later this year to help meet growing demand for transportation between the Cancun International Airport and the Riviera Maya. The buses run on natural gas and also meet the Friendly Vehicle Advanced Environment Standard to reduce emissions. It is the first service of its kind in the state of Quintana Roo to implement environmentally friendly technologies.
“Some routes will depart from downtown (centro) Cancun and also pass through the Cancun Hotel Zone before exiting via the Cancun International Airport and traveling toward Tulum”, revealed Francisco Palma Leal, who serves on the board of directors for Autocar; one of the four companies that invested in the new bus route. “Stops will be made in Riviera Maya towns along the more than 80-mile route [from Cancun to Tulum]”.
Stops will also include downtown Playa del Carmen, where travelers can hop a ferry to Cozumel, as well as Puerto Morelos and Akumal. Other companies involved in the project include Turicún, Maya Caribe and Cooperativa Bonfil. Each bus will have a 160-person capacity, offering modern, comfortable seating, Internet access, efficiency and top-quality services at an affordable price point for both locals and tourists. Palma Leal also said the new Cancun-Tulum metro bus route would generate about 1,500 local jobs upon completion. 100 of the buses will be based in Cancun, with the remaining 40 operating from a home base in Tulum.
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