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Two New Temples Will Open To Tourists In Tulum’s Archeological Zone

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Tulum’s hugely popular Archeological Zone is set to become even more alluring for travelers with the opening of two new temples that have thus far remained off-limits for the general public.

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This week, archeologists revealed that travelers will soon be able to discover a whole new section within the vast Mayan ruins of Tulum.

The announcement will provide Tulum with a huge boost in popularity amid the construction of the new Maya Train.

As Tulum gets ready for the busiest year for travel on record, here’s a look at the exciting new temples travelers can explore in the coastal hotspot.

@xploremoreworld The Tulum Archeological Zone is an awesome way to spend the day when visiting Playa del Carmen or any of the surrounding areas. Here are more tips for you! There are 5 in the video already. Tip 6: Book a tour if you'd like to have a guided tour of the ruins. You can do this before your visit or book with a vendor before entering. A lot of times these tours will include other activities like cenotes, visiting other ruins and/or snorkeling. Tip 7: From the parking lot/drop off area to the main entrance is a 10-15 min walk. If you don't want to walk there is a shuttle you can take for a small fee. Tip 8: If you want to save money, take an ADO bus or Collectivo. Way cheaper than a taxi, Uber or tours. The ADO bus will cost between $3-$6 per person. A Collectivo will cost less than $2 per person. Tip 9: Wear good walking shoes. You will walk a lot! There are stairs and lots of rocky areas. Tip 10: This goes back to the hot temps mentioned in the video. Bring sunscreen! There are no shaded areas once you go through the entrance. Wear a hat, sunglasses, chapstick and bring a cooling rag or towel for your neck. #tulum #tulummexico #tulumarcheologicalsite #mexicotravel #traveltiktok #fyp ♬ original sound – XploreMoreWorld

March To See Opening Of New Maya Temples To Public 

Tulum and a number of key historical attractions are currently undergoing huge renovations thanks to a multi-million restoration program executed by Mexico’s National Institute for Anthropology and History. 

The framework, officially known as the Program for the Improvement of Archeological Zones (Promeza) seeks to improve infrastructure in and around some of the most promising Mayan ruins across the Mexican Caribbean. 

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Tulum’s famous Archeological Zone is also part of the project and has received a significant amount of funding to improve conservation and research efforts. 

This week, experts announced the latest achievements of the project in Tulum, noting that they are close to opening two new Mayan temples to the public this March. According to the latest estimate published by the National Anthropology and History Institute, officials have completed 95% of the ongoing renovations.

@xploremoreworld After a visit to the Tulum Archeological Zone Mayan Ruins, we headed to Casa Tortuga for cenotes and zip-lining! Since the Mayan Ruins are only a 10 minute ride, this is the perfect addition for a day trip to the area. #casatortuga #tulum #QuintanaRoo #mexicotravel #xploremoreworld #traveltiktok #fyp ♬ original sound – XploreMoreWorld

The new temples, named Nauyacas and Cresterías are located within the confines of Tulum’s Archeological Zone but have thus far remained closed to the general public. After having conducted extensive conservation efforts, authorities are finally ready to open the area to visitors. 

The temples played an important role as hubs for trade and commerce and were used to sell goods like salt, jade, and different meats, which were exported throughout the Yucatan peninsula. 

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Tulum’s top-rated Archeological Zone is one of the largest beneficiaries of the Promeza program, thanks to which the historical area now has a number of new facilities to improve visitor satisfaction. Among the many changes carried out to Tulum is a set of wooden stairs, providing guests with convenient access from the archeological zone to the beach.

Researchers will also be able to access new state-of-the-art facilities to further improve conservation efforts and to study centuries-old Mayan artifacts. 

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Authorities are now under a tight schedule to finish the remaining renovations in time for the launching of the Maya Train, which is estimated to be fully operational sometime this summer. 

The opening of the new Nauycas and Cresterías temples means that Tulum’s renowned archeological zone will become even better for travelers. It will also help to relieve congestion in other parts of the highly-visited ruins, making for a more pleasant experience for thousands of travelers. 

Thanks to new funds provided by the Promeza program, officials are now able to construct new pathways, sign posts, and other elements to enable Tulum’s Archeological Zone to welcome even more travelers. 

The opening of the new Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport as well as the imminent launching of the Maya Train are expected to massively bolster Tulum’s travel numbers.

While the coastal destination has been popular for a number of years already, new infrastructure projects are making it easier than ever before for travelers to reach the crown jewel of all Mayan sites in the region.

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