As tourism numbers continue to rise year after year throughout the Riviera Maya region, officials have announced that Tulum will become Mexico’s first sustainable tourism development zone (ZDTS). This distinction builds upon the eco-chic Tulum lifestyle that first made this idyllic beach town so popular among travelers who are interested in sustainable tourism. The new legislation will be implemented by October 15th and the decree will help this growing vacation destination carry out a variety of new ecotourism initiatives and to participate fully in the emerging green economy.
“Tulum was chosen because it has one of the highest rates of growth”, stated Marisol Vanegas Pérez, who serves as tourism secretary in the state of Quintana Roo, where the Riviera Maya is located.
Read on to learn more about why Tulum was selected and what this new designation will mean for the entire region!