There have been several projects slated to take effect throughout Quintana
Roo that will improve the ability for tourists to access different areas
of the state. In previous blogs, we’ve discussed the construction of the
high-speed tourist train and the addition of terminal 5 at the Cancun airport.
These projects will not only create mobility efficiencies for travelers, they'll also provide steady work for more than 500,000 Mexican locals who depend on jobs generated by the tourism sector.
To help with the continued efforts in the tourism space, the state government will build a Southeast Logistics Center in Puerto Morelos. Along with this center, there will be up to 160 local and national companies bringing new businesses centered around tourism. Moreover, the installation of a facility to serve large ships will be added as well.
The continued projects intended to improve and continually increase tourism
will also allow economic diversification in a strategic location along the
coast. The logistics center will only be 20 kilometers away from the
International airport in Cancun and only 5 kilometers from the Puerto
Funding for this project comes in the form of private investments. It's projected to cost around $500 million. About half of this amount will be used to construct the center.
Secondly, the construction of the port will assume a good portion of the budget as well. The port will be used to bring in supplies for various hotels. Items will include furniture, bedding, construction materials, food and beverages, meat products, and more.
The increase in tourist growth has primarily been seen and realized as far north as Isla Holbox all the way down to Tulum (encompassing the areas of Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Akumal). However, the state of Quintana Roo has also seen an emerging economy farther south in towns such as Bacalar, Mahahual, and Chetumal.
Due to the overall tourism spikes throughout the state of Quintana Roo, the government is planning to utilize the existing Zaragoza Canal, in the Chetumal Bay, to create an international port. It will serve as a critical means of communication and maritime with the Caribbean islands, Central America, and South America.
Not too long ago, the Mexican federal government gave the state of Quintana Roo several land titles totaling 338 hectares (835 acres). This land is adjacent to the Zaragoza Canal which will help with the creation of a port to serve as a hub for international trade and tourism.