Everything You Need to Know About the New Tulum International Airport

July 19, 2022
By TAO Mexico

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The state of Quintana Roo is one of the most popular destinations in Mexico. Year after year, it attracts thousands of tourists who visit its beaches, cenotes, and archaeological sites, enjoying its natural beauty and all the activities that come with it.

It’s also home to Cancun and Tulum, two famous locations that bring visitors from all across the globe.

With the constant flow of tourists, the construction of the new Tulum International Airport "Felipe Carrillo Puerto" was a welcomed announcement, and will help connect this area of ​​the Yucatan Peninsula with cities from around the world!

Are you interested in the Riviera Maya? This news will surely be good for anyone who is (especially investors as the development of the area increases!), so here’s everything we know so far about the project.

What Do We Know About the New Tulum International Airport?

The Tulum International Airport will be built in the Felipe Carrillo Puerto municipality, where an area of ​​1,200 hectares has been set aside for the project. Linked to this is the construction of a row of stores and other commercial entities, spanning 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers), that’ll connect the new airport with the federal highway 307, which crosses the entire Riviera Maya and will bridge Cancun and the city of Chetumal.

It’s expected to be the second largest airport in the Yucatan Peninsula, after Cancun, and to receive over 4 million visitors a year!

The airport will have a military base in order to increase the safety of the area, assist the population in the event of a natural disaster, and deal with forest fires. Likewise, it’ll be connected to the current highway system and to sections 5, 6, and 7 of the Mayan Train that’s currently under construction.

The new airport will also have the longest runway in the southeast of 3,700 meters, a passenger platform, accessible parking, access for taxis and buses, and a Mayan Train terminal, significantly boosting transportation in the area as a whole.

Tulum International Airport

The construction is headed by military engineers, and is expected to be finished at the end of 2023 and receive visitors as early as May 2024.

Its opening will alleviate the increasing crowding at the Cancun Airport, which receives thousands of tourists daily. In addition, it’ll serve as a security and emergency service center for the state of Quintana Roo.

Of course, the new Tulum International Airport is expected to increase the arrival of visitors to the Riviera Maya, triggering the demand for services of all kinds and thus being a key piece in the economic growth of the region.

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The construction of the new Tulum International Airport and its connection with the Mayan Train are evidence of the growing interest in the Riviera Maya and the investment opportunities that exist here!

With this project, it’s expected to increase the commercial opportunities and tourist interest in the region, attracting visitors looking to enjoy its beautiful beaches, impressive nature sites, and its access to premium services.

This growth brings a great opportunity for real estate investors who want to take advantage of its profitability and the increase in capital gains in the region.

If you’re interested in investing in real estate, now’s the best time to do so in the Riviera Maya!

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