At Nerea Tulum we are honoured to be part of the development of this beautiful destination and here we share with you some of the latest news from the destination:
Sunrise at Nerea Tulum´s pier.
Tourists have been asking for years for direct flights to Tulum and the day has come. Not only will we have direct flights from national airlines such as Volaris, VivaAerobus and Aeromexico, which will connect us from Mexico City (AICM and AIFA), Toluca, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Tijuana from December 2023; but also international airlines, specifically from the United States, such as Delta, United, Spirit and Jetblue.
Delta Airlines is planning daily flights from 28 March to Atlanta, for a total of 7; while American Airlines will have a daily route to Dallas, Fort Worth, Charlotte and Miami, for a total of 42. Spirit will operate a daily flight to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from 28 March, for a total of 14. From 23 May, United Airlines will operate 22 flights a week to Newark. In addition to routes to Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles.
A NEW ERA IS COMING FOR TULUM
In addition to an endless number of direct flights, Tulum is also expecting visitors from the Mayan Train, which will soon announce its route through Tulum. The diversity in connectivity is an unprecedented development that tourism service providers will know how to take advantage of.
Tren Maya Tulum Station. Image: trenmaya.gob.mx
The Mayan Train started operating last December 16th, although not in its entirety. In this pre-opening stage, the section between Cancun and Campeche will be enabled, while construction continues on the rest of the routes for the official inauguration at the end of February. Just in September, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador toured one of the sections of the Tren Maya, departing from Campeche to Mérida, Yucatán.
What is considered the most ambitious project of the current administration is 95.7 per cent complete in section two, that is, 224 kilometres of the 234 kilometres that run from Escárcega to Calkiní, in Campeche. The construction of the remaining sections continues to advance under the command of the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA). The first Mayan Train convoy that has been presented is of standard type and has capacity for 230 passengers, although in the future it is contemplated the inclusion of cars that will function as restaurants and other long-distance cars with showers and sleeping spaces. In total, 42 units will be servicing the Mayan Train routes, although for now 28 have been made available for the start-up weeks.
The complete route
According to information from the Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (FONATUR), the route of the Tren Maya will be 1,554 kilometres in the states of Chiapas, Campeche, Tabasco, Yucatán and Quintana Roo. Along the route there will be stops and 16 stations near tourist areas and different airports. In the case of Yucatan, stations will be located at Merida Airport, Teya and Izamal, with stops in Maxcanu and Tixkokob.
The sections and stations of the Mayan Train
Section 1 Chiapas to Campeche: Palenque – Escarcega
Section 2 Campeche: Escárcega – Calkiní
Section 3 Campeche to Yucatan: Calkiní – Izamal
Section 4 Yucatán to Quintana Roo: Izamal – Cancún
Section 5 North Quintana Roo: Cancún – Playa del Carmen
Section 5 South Quintana Roo: Playa del Carmen – Tulum
Section 6 Quintana Roo: Tulum – Chetumal
Section 7 Quintana Roo to Campeche: Chetumal – Escárcega
Rates will be between 40 and 50 USD per section.
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