Government Tourism Agency FONATUR announced ticket prices for the Tren Maya
The categories for the Maya Train service will be divided into: Xiinbal (basic), Janal (with restaurant and drinks), and P’atal (reclining seats and cabins that are available for longer journeys).
The tickets will have different costs, depending on the category, and although they have not yet been defined, the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur), in charge of the Tren Maya project, revealed that these would cost $500 pesos per person for residents of the country, while for foreigners they would cost between 40 and 50 dollars, between 650 and 850 pesos respectively.
Because the construction and assembly of the Maya Train are still in progress, these prices will most likely change over time.
Something you should know is that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that there will be some alliances with service providers to promote tourism in these areas, so there will be discounts on the costs of the Maya Train for certain sectors of the population, such as senior citizens.
Another novelty is that stores are being built for the trade of handicrafts, and there will be service centers in the different archaeological sites that this railroad route will cover.
Traveers wil be able to eat on board the train in the train’s restaurant, with an extensive menu of representative dishes of the Mexican southeast gastronomy, such as panuchos, motuleño eggs, lime soup, stuffed cheese, etc.
In March of this year, the Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, indicated that the Maya Train could make an alliance with cruise companies, in order to offer tourist packages through the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
Is the Maya Train passing through any “Magic Towns?
According to the Ministry of Tourism, when the Maya Train is inaugurated, users will be able to choose between more than 117 attractions and complementary and natural tourist destinations.
The train will pass through some magic towns in five different states: Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo, with many options to spend an incredible vacation.
One of them is Tulum, in the Riviera Maya, where you can visit the archaeological zone of Cobá on foot or by bicycle, snorkel in the Cenote Dos Ojos, visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, take a dip in the Lagoon Kaan Luum and discover the archaeological zone of Tulum, built by the ancient Maya on top of a cliff, on the seashore.
Other magic towns on he path of the tren Maya are Bacalar, in Quintana Roo; that of Palenque, in Chiapas; that of Palizada, in Campeche; that of Tapijulapa, in Tabasco; and the towns of Maní, Izamal and Valladolid in Yucatán.