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The entire State Of Quintana Roo Can Look Forward To Added Attractions For Tourists

Cancun and the rest of Quintana Roo are continuing to grow their tourist offerings with the addition of multiple festivals and a brand new theme park. The announcements come as summer figures appear to be exploding.

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Cancun and the rest of the state have been enjoying a period of astronomical growth since the beginning of the pandemic as visitors flood to the state in search of sun and sea. But tourists in the near future can look forward to even more as the region invests in brand new attractions.

The addition of a new theme park-style complex in Cancun is one of the most exciting additions visitors can look forward to. The whopping 250 thousand square meter project will boast a wide range of activities including some world-record-breaking attractions.

Although a timeline for the project does not seem to have been announced, it can be assumed it will not be ready anytime in 2022. The huge development is predicted to inject around 5000 jobs into the local economy and will be built on the beach in front of the Moon Palace in Cancun.

Named Malltertainment, the project is designed to be a central hub for socializing and entertainment where friends and families can spend a significant amount of time. Featured in the plans are a 7,500-seater auditorium, an amusement park, an ice rink, and the world’s longest go-kart track. There will also be 80,000 square meters of water included, although it’s unclear if this will be a water park or some other attraction. Visitors can expect plenty of restaurants, shops, and typical tourist amenities too.

go karting at sunset

Taking a more cultural approach, the state is also adding several festivals. Most notable was the announcement of the Gastronomic Festival of the Mexican Caribbean. The first festival will take place on the 24th and 25th of June this year in Puerto Juarez.

Cancun itself is an extremely new town, built for the sole purpose of tourism, and has struggled to fully engage many of its visitors with the culture of the surrounding Quintana Roo. The food festival seeks to introduce visitors to the rich heritage of the state, with 11 different municipalities of the state coming together to highlight the foods eaten in the region. It’s anticipated that the festival will move around on a yearly basis to encourage tourists to visit different areas of the state. 

food selection

Of course, these are small developments in comparison to the likes of the major developments happening elsewhere in the state.

The arrival of the Maya Train will transform the face of tourism in the region. Cultural tourism could be unbelievable in Quintana Roo. The region is rich in history, food, and heritage yet millions of visitors never leave the comfort of the hotel zone, and those who do come to visit the cultural sites stay closer to the sites. 

cancun idyllic beach

The Maya Train will open the state up to everyone, making it possible to stay in Cancun in one of the wonderful hotels but still visit the likes of Chichi Itza with ease. Visitors will be able to travel the length and breadth of the coastline with complete ease, offering a radically different type of vacation.

Becoming more attractive to cultural tourists could be a massive factor in helping to safeguard the state too. Switching the mentality of Cancun being a party-town for many could help lessen the violence problem being created by organized crime. As long as the drug industry is fueled by tourists, there will, unfortunately, be violence. Cultural tourists are significantly less likely to partake in such activities.

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