Maya train will travel through Palenca, Mérida, Cancun and Bacalar

The Mayan Train will have an unparalleled view.


The trips that can be made by train in our country are luxury trips. They have nothing to envy anywhere in the world. The view is incomparable. Traveling by train is very similar to watching a romantic movie: the landscapes are great, the stories are incomparable, and the narrator is always “exaggerated.” But in truth, traveling by train in our country is a wonderful experience.


To increase tourism through train travel, the Mayan Train route has been created with an ambitious infrastructure with a 1,500 km route that will connect Chiapas not only with Quintana Roo and the main tourist spots of Yucatán and Campeche.

The plan was to integrate Escárcega, Candelaria, Xpujil and Campeche, as well as Mérida and Valladolid in Yucatán. In addition to the original stations in Cancún, Quintana Roo-Tulum, Quintana Roo-Bacalar, Quintana Roo-Calakmul, Campeche-Palenque, Chiapas.


The business sector of Cancun is optimistic about the new train project, since the Cancun-Tulum section is the most profitable of the entire route proposed in the federal government project, as it is the most dynamic tourist area in the entire country and connect with the Cancun International Airport, which is the terminal with the highest volume of international passengers nationwide.


The route is dotted with lowland jungle, natural reserves, pre-Hispanic archaeological sites, wetlands and underwater rivers that could give way without warning. The construction could absorb scarce funds to reach places like the ruins of Calakmul, which now receives only 35,000 visitors annually, the same ones who reach more popular sites like Chichen Itza in a week.


Although for several environmentalists, this type of project has two aspects, since it is believed that important points of the jungle and the natural resources found in it are harmed, while it also benefits businessmen and tourism in the area, since It will have at least 17 stops in its 1,525 kilometers of length.


According to the project, the train will be of medium speed (130 km/hr), so the complete route would take about 12 hours. It would be ready in 2022, in part because the network will be installed on an already built road from Chiapas to Yucatán. It will have three sections, the Jungle, the Gulf and the Caribbean, and the stops will be the following, to prioritize tourism in the archaeological zones of southeastern Mexico:


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