Update on Mahahual's Malecon

by Kevin Graham (Feb. 2014)

The Secretary of Tourism for Quintana Roo has applied to the Federal Government to implement the second stage of work on the Malecón in Mahahual.

"We hope that the project will be approved by the Federal Secretary of Tourism for us to continue with plans to have a better tourist infrastructure."

Andrade Angulo acknowledged that in the 2013 budget unfortunately no resources for this work were approved, so he is insisting on this in 2014.  It is necessary to strengthen the tourism infrastructure in southern Quintana Roo.

After Hurricane Dean in 2007 the boardwalk (malecón) of Mahahual was defined as a work by the National Fund for Tourism Development (FONATUR), comprising 2,850 meters with park benches, landscaping and pedestrian lighting.

What has been built so far is only the first stage, which is 700 meters.

The next phase of construction has been modified to include both vehicle and pedestrian traffic because there is a protected mangrove area behind the village.

Barbara Eller