After one month, the Festival de la Veda continues to attract a large number of local, national and foreign tourists who enjoy the different activities and tourist attractions that the Yucatan coast has to offer, generating economic benefits for the local fishermen’s families, during the time of “La Veda“.
The initiative presented by Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal has reactivated the economy of the coastal towns, in some of them reporting up to 70% increase in sales and a considerable raise in the number of visitors that carry out various activities related to ecotourism, including kayaking, visits to cenotes and lagoons, tours of the mangroves, snorkeling and diving, which are complemented by other sports and cultural activities such as handcraft workshops with recycled material, birdwatching, concerts, gastronomy, outdoor movie projections, storytelling, beach cleaning, etc..
American citizen Carmen May Trujillo, native of Portland, Oregon, highlighted the kindness of the local people, the Yucatecan food and the safety, during her visit to “El Corchito” in Progreso and the salt ponds of the municipality of Dzemul.
“I had the opportunity to talk with some people from those places and they told me that they are the ones in charge of maintening these sites in good conditions, and that currently the State Government is helping them through this Festival, which is good because people need these type of extra income, and besides the population is learning the importance of taking care of the environment, “she said.
Families from all over the Yucatan are arriving at the local ports to enjoy the sun and beach, and Telchac Puerto is becoming one of the preferred destinations.
In Telchac, lovers of nature tourism can take boat trips, visit the two water holes in the area, they can tour the mangroves and visit the Salinera, and the archaeological site of Xcambó.
Roger Tun Suárez, from the municipality of Tecoh, said this is the second time he visits Telchac this year, with his family and friends. And beides swimming in the ocean and walking along the beach, they have also enjoyed the food at one of the 15 local restaurants that serve regional seafood dishes such as fried fish, ceviches and cocktails.
The Festival de la Veda will end on March 31, and during this time, the coastal communities have benefited from other forms of income to support their families.
TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.gob.mx