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Protected areas of Riviera Maya now on Google Street View

Riviera Maya, Q.R. – Google Street View allows visitors to see and learn about the natural protected areas of Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

The maps and images on Google Street View are part of the Special Collection of National Parks and Natural Protected Areas of Mexico that have been provided by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp).

Internet users will be able to enjoy the special collection of the Riviera Maya through Google’s Street View platform from any mobile device, anywhere in the world. People can live the experience in 360 degrees and witness the natural cultural and historical richness of the area.

With the click of a mouse, people can now “visit” places such as the Sian Ka’an or Calakmul biosphere reserves, which are listed as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the reefs of Cozumel and the wetlands of international importance.

Other important areas include archaeological sites of Chichen Itza and Monte Albán, as well as natural sites such as the Lagunas de Zempoala.

Conanp’s Alejandro Del Mazo Maza said that the use of technology of this type allows users from anywhere in the world to be brought closer to the protected natural areas of the Riviera Maya. These areas, he said, produce clean air, capture water for cities, and cushion the effects of climate change.

They also allow the preservation of the country’s natural and cultural heritage, promoting sustainable tourism, benefiting local populations as well as caring for the environment and native flora and fauna.

Google said that Street View aims to raise awareness about the care of nature and promote the conservation of biodiversity in Mexico, encouraging responsible tourism.