New airport to be built in Tulum, Mexico
The President of Mexico has announced that a new airport will be built in Tulum, Quintana Roo to help further stimulate the economy.
President López Obrador said that the airport will further help boost tourism and business in the south and southeast of Mexico.
As it stands now, travelers who wish to visit Tulum must fly into Cancun International Airport and take the hour and a half drive south.
The new airport will compliment the new ‘Maya Train’ which has started construction to connect cities and towns in five southeastern states and is expected to be completed in 2022.
Cancun is a favorite destination among Americans but as prices skyrocket and some travelers search for more authentic experiences, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum to the south of the tourism mecca continue to grow.
No date has been announced for the airport construction or if the project is being funded by state or private investors.
The Tulum airport will be the state’s fourth airport joining Cancún, Chetumal and Cozumel, an island off the coast of Playa del Carmen.