MÉRIDA, Yucatan – Since the Covid-19 health crisis began, Chichén Itzá, in Yucatán, and Tulum, in Quintana Roo, have displaced the pre-Hispanic zone of Teotihuacán, in the State of Mexico.
Chichen Itza is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and became the favorite archeological site as of 2020.
The Yucatan destination received 353 thousand tourists in the first two months of this year and seven out of 10 were foreigners, according to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
Tulum, in turn, is the second most visited archeological site, as it is built on a cliff on the shores of the Caribbean Sea.
The Quintana Roo destination received 344 thousand people between January and February, and also seven out of 10 were foreign tourists.
Mexico has a vast cultural heritage in the form of ruins and archeological sites that allow it to receive thousands of visitors a year, but only these three concentrated more than half of the tourists during the first two months of 2023.