Cancun Airport, the gateway to Mexico’s beloved holiday region, is now officially integrated with the picturesque Mayan Train route, adding a new and exciting chapter to Mexico’s tourism narrative. Rapid progress has been made on the construction of the airport’s link to the Mayan Train, started just a month ago.
Each terminal at Cancun Airport will boast its own Tran Maya link, eliminating the need for additional transfers and making the journey to your holiday destination smoother.
In 2018, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador conceived the idea of the Mayan Train. It has since gone through various planning and construction stages, but the Cancun Airport link is now turning this concept into reality.
Quintana Roo’s residents and the many vacationers that visit each year can look forward to the complete train network covering the entire Yucatan Peninsula, with routes extending to Chiapas, Tabasco, and Campeche. Recognized as a cornerstone of national development, this large-scale project is anticipated to stimulate tourism and economic growth, making the magic of the Yucatan even more accessible.
The Mayan Train: Set to Launch Operations in 2024
Will offer a budget-friendly and environmentally conscious way for holidaymakers to travel from Cancun Airport to the Hotel Zone and the charming nearby towns of Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Tulum, and Bacalar. The train will be fueled by a special biodiesel, offering a greener alternative to traditional modes of transport and contributing to responsible tourism.
Train Maya is Expected to Alleviate the Congestion around Cancun Airport
Making the wonders of the Riviera Maya and Quintana Roo more easily reachable for first-time and returning tourists alike. Officials from Cancun Airport have announced that over 46 Mayan archaeological sites and 14 of Mexico’s ‘Pueblos Magicos’, towns revered for their cultural beauty, will be directly accessible from the airport.
To date, the construction project has provided over 10,000 direct and 41,000 indirect jobs, injecting vitality into the local economy. By the end of 2023, it is estimated that a total of 715,000 jobs will have been created through the Mayan Train project, extending benefits even to the lower-income towns and neighborhoods.
Key facts related to the Mayan Train project paint an impressive picture:
– $105.6 million USD revenue expected by 2023.
– 8% rise in tourism in Quintana Roo.
– 46% reduction in travel time from Cancun Airport.
– 948 miles of operational train track.
– High-speed trains running smoothly at 160 km/hour.
All in all, the Mayan Train project, a remarkable $20 billion USD venture, is steaming ahead. The infrastructure for its major stops, including Cancun Airport, is already being laid. The promise of reduced travel time, increased employment, and the ease of travel across the Riviera Maya, the Yucatan, and beyond, offer vacationers and locals alike new opportunities to explore and enjoy this captivating region.