Majahual, Q.R. – The new Maya Majahual Water Park (parque acuatico Majahual) is well under way and expected to open by the end of the year.
The $20 million dollar investment is situated on five hectares of beachfront property in the heart of Majahual.
According to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the project will include three themed restaurants, seven zip lines ranging from 100 meters to 350 meters, nine water sides ranging from 12 meters in height to 24 meters high, a river, roller coaster, a suspension bridge, water games, solarium areas and a 24 meter faux Maya pyramid that will be visible to cruise ships upon their arrival.
The project will also include administrative offices, ample shopping and a parachute opportunity, which is expected to be one of the main attractions of the park.
The land where the water park is being built belongs to Hamui Abadi, owner of the cruise ship dock in Majahual. Initially Abadi had planned to acquire property from the Municipality of Othón P. Blanco to build the waterpark, but failed on negotiations. Instead, the project was constructed on his land.
Mayor of Othon P. Blanco, Eduardo Espinosa Abuxapqui , said that within the Urban Development Program of Majahual, the property was residential but was modified for tourism development without affecting the environment.
Espinosa Abuxapqui explained that “the change of land use for the property is only five acres where the water park will be established and will be a more attractive for Majahual because it will be outside the cruise dock,” he said.
The park is scheduled to open on October 15 with an inauguration in December. He added that at least 200 new jobs were created due to the waterpark and that 100 to 150 people will be employed by the waterpark once it opens, according to Alberto Pérez Barrios, Municipal Director of Tourism.
Once complete, the park will be able to accommodate up to 1,000 visitors per day.
The work includes extensive remodeling of the current cruise dock. The park is approximately 60 percent complete and is expected to cost between $90 and $100 US for a day pass.