Hunucmá, Yucatán, March 26th, 2023.- The Festival de la Veda 2023 closed with a flourish this weekend, in the port of Sisal, where entire families of visitors came to this point of the coast and enjoyed a variety of activities as part of the state strategy that this year benefited 15 fishing communities, with an alternative income during the restriction of the grouper.
In its last dates, this Festival filled the Magical Town of Sisal with movement, music, and color, where people were able to participate in beach and mangrove clean-ups, native plant donations, a decorated boat contest, an astronomical night and exhibitions of traditional cooks, hotels, and restaurants, as well as seeing Francisco Calvillo’s sand sculptures.
For this edition, the scheme was in 15 fishing communities, 11 municipalities, and 387 kilometers of beaches, fulfilling its objective of activating the sector’s economy during the closed season; developing tourism; providing more growth opportunities for families, and diversifying options.
The above was achieved in 7 weekends, during which more than 250 proposals and activities were carried out, including the performance of the Muuk’ Báalam marching band, rock concerts, theatrical performances, snakes and ladders, lottery, and more.
The visitors who crowded the community of Hunucmá were also able to enjoy the ninth Alas de Yucatán Festival, which was held at the former customs house, where there was a photo mini-marathon, local bird watching, and an environmental exhibit.
Among the people who came to Sisal was Margarita Canul Pech, who with her 3 children and husband came to spend a family Saturday and meet friends, and was pleasantly surprised to see a range of activities for all ages.
“I am surprised at the things Sisal has to offer; my children are delighted, participating in all the games at the Environmental Fair,” said the Mérida native.
Margarita described as interesting the state government’s proposal to attract people to the ports and help those who fish, because “it is nice that we Yucatecans are helping each other, and now that they need it, we are supporting them so that they have something on their tables”.
Gonzalo Tamayo Gutiérrez, accompanied by his girlfriend, Elisa Echazarreta Díaz, spent the afternoon in the Pueblo Mágico, where they learned more about the diversity of Yucatán, since this is the first time they have visited the state.
“We are from Campeche and we came to learn a little more about the Peninsula; we have always heard about the beaches here, but we are very impressed with the sea, the sand and the atmosphere,” he said.
The couple enjoyed the gastronomic show and an ecotourism tour, “we took the tour and it was amazing, people should know more about Sisal because it is a port that offers everything”.
With strategies such as the Festival de la Veda, the Government of Mauricio Vila Dosal takes alternatives and greater opportunities through tourism to the whole territory, in order to support families who depend on fishing, with another option to have income, especially in this difficult season, due to the suspension of the capture of this species.