Cancun, Q.R. — A new cultural addition has an official opening date with the inauguration of Parque Maya in the Cancun Hotel Zone. It is the first natural theme park in the history of the hotel zone and focuses on outdoor adventure and Maya culture.
Francisco Córdova Lira of Parque Maya says the official opening to the public will be March 21. Inside, visitors will find hanging bridges, zip lines, artificial ruins and a tour of the Nichupté lagoon. They can also learn about mangrove care and Maya culture.
“This park will offer two different products. The entrance to the park and the tour that includes a visit to the Mayan Museum, ruins to the King and Cancun Turibus tour.
“Park prices rang from $79 to $120 USD with a special 50 percent discount to Quintana Roo residents and totally free for students,” explained Francisco Cordova.
He says the new park is a combination of fun, culture, entertainment and a tribute to the Mayan culture by offering visitors a tour through great adventures, the main traditions of that civilization. Once inside, park visitors will find Vision Maya rooms with an original short-tribute to the Mayan culture.
They will also discover a Mayan flight that consists of five towers of zip lines 20 meters high over the Nichupté Lagoon across 460 meters, a Mayan cruise boat ride, Mayan path with 200 meters of road to appreciate Mayan stelae (sculptures), temples and gods and a Mayan Calendar, a magical space surrounded by Mayan stelae and a huge Mayan calendar.
He says they are anticipating approximately 45,000 visitors during the first opening year. Parque Maya was inaugurated Saturday with the help of local businessmen and state governor, Carlos Joaquín González along with Cancun mayor, Remberto Estrada Barba.
The opening of the new park was announced in December when officials said they were working toward a February date. Parque Maya was an investment of $130 million peso and has created 100 direct and 300 indirect jobs.