Mayan Train prompts new hotel zone in Campeche

Resort is thought to be 1st of many in new tourist zone

A new hotel in Campeche aligns with the Mayan Train project. Illustration: Google map
A new hotel in Campeche aligns with the Mayan Train project. Illustration: Google map

Mexico’s environment ministry, Semarnat, has authorized a fledgling hotel zone first project, the Ah Kanan.

Like its future neighbors, the eco-resort will be built between Isla Aguada and Sabancuy off Federal Highway 180 in Ciudad del Carmen.

The stretch of Campeche beachfront, dubbed Playa Mundo Maya, is owned and operated by Merida-based Global Property Service Group. It will be one of the new attractions, in addition to the remote archaeological sites, reachable by the planned Mayan Train.

The first phase of Ah Kanan involves the reception, parking area, solar power, bungalows, observation tower, two pool areas, a restaurant, beach club, shops, spa facilities as well as an exhibition center.

According to the master plan, the rest of the units will be built in two phases.

More eco-hotel projects are planned in Playa Mundo Maya and several international hotel corporations are expecting their projects to be evaluated in 2020, said GPSG.

The developer is still selling oceanfront lots. Some investors are hoping to repeat their success along the Riviera Maya, which has been booming for years, says the developer.

GPSG has 15 years of experience in investing, designing, developing and financing tourist projects in Mexico.

“By the time the planned resorts are open, Playa Mundo Maya will be competing with the world’s most attractive destinations for honeymoons and health retreats embracing the heart of Mexican culture,” said GPSG’s CEO, Mikael Nordstrom.