Several city attractions such as caves, former haciendas and archeological sites are part of: “Tekax Adventure” organized by the Secretariat of Tourism Promotion (SEFOTUR) and the City Council headed by Diego Romero Avila.
The activities began with the arrival of Sefotur officials, including State Secretary Michelle Fridman Hirsch, who delivered diplomas to certified nature tourist guides.
The program that has been prepared for these days includes tours of the city center historic buildings such as the Municipal Palace, “Benito Juárez” main park, the parish of San Juan Bautista, and the Exhacienda of Santa María which during the 19th century was used for the production of cane sugar.
In the evening, a presentation was made of the main tourist destinations of the city, during a meeting that took place at the Kalmankal tourist resort, located on the side of the road that leads to the Canek rural community.
On Wednesday March 27, the activities continued with the visit to one of the main attractions in the region, the grottos, sites that for years have been widely visited by people from different countries, who are particularly interested in ecological tourism and extreme adventure travel.
The tours will include caverns such as Chocantes, El Platanal, Sartenejas and others.
Tekax mayor Diego Ávila Romero said that the state has great tourism potential and that is why the Secretariat of Tourism Promotion is putting Yucatan “in the eyes of the world”.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome the State Secretary, the staff from the Secretariat of Sustainable Development, from the Intercultural Biocultural Board of Puuc, travel agents, and tour operators,” Diego Ávila said.
“We need to position Tekax on the map. We have many natural and archaeological attractions, and we need to promote tourism in a sustainable, ecological and community oriented manner,” the mayor continued.
In Tekax we have parks, caves, archaeology, Maya people who still live their customs and traditions, we do not want to attract the type of tourists that go to the Riviera Maya, but a different kind of traveler, that wishes to have direct contact with nature, with Maya indigenous people and their traditional way of life, there is a big potential for that kind of tourism”, mayor Diego Ávila Romero concluded.
It was informed that 33 guides of nature tourism are getting officially certified and the course will last 200 hours, to conclude next April. The objective is to trigger eco-tourism in the southern region of the state.
TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx