Sustainable Tourism in Mexico.

What is the Sustainable Tourism?

It is an industry committed to making a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate future employment for local people. The positive of sustainable tourism is to ensure that development is a positive experience for local people, tourism companies and tourists themselves.

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What is the UNWTO?

Is The World Tourism Organization. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, this organism promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development, and environmental sustainability. Also encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism to maximize tourism’s socio-economic contribution while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.


The sustainable tourism in Riviera Maya.

The development of tourism has become a priority for the Mexican government. This shows a particular interest in ecology and has introduced the concept of sustainable tourism for the protection and use of the environment and biodiversity in the tourism industry.


The commitments of the sustainable tourism.

Maintain the integrity of the environment

Strengthen the conservation of natural parks and natural heritage.

Encourage the development of practices and patterns for sustainable tourism.

Maintain cultural integrity of the local people and ensuring community participation in tourism to promote their wellbeing.


What are the sustainable tourist companies in Mexico?

Alltournative: Since 1999 is the pionner in eco-tourism and has developed sustainability programs in the state of Quintana Roo Mexico that have benefited the economic, social and cultural development of various Maya communities.


Xcaret Park: Xperiencias Xcaret is a tourist industry and one of the most important model of sustainable tourism in Mexico. This is a Mexican organization that began work as a group in 1990. The products of this group are: Xcaret, Xel ha, Xplor, Xchi chen, Xenotes and Xoximilco. This group is part of the UNWTO since February 2014.



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Name and Coat of Arms of Cancun.

The name Cancún comes from the Mayan pronunciation kaan Kun, and there are two versions on the meaning of this word, the first version means nest or pot of snakes. This is the official translation and the second version that is less accepted is place of the golden snake. The reason for this second possibility has a more artistic approach and is because the Cancun area has the form of a 7 seen from the air and at dawn appears the shape of a golden snake given the reflection of the sun.

The Cancún and Benito Juárez municipality shield was created by Mexican graphic designer of Mexican origin José Vera and is divided into three parts: the blue color is by Caribbean sea, the yellow symbolizes the sand finally the red by the rays of the Sun.

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Cultural tourism at the Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya comprises 63 miles of beach and jungle; Besides a natural, historical and cultural wealth.
A characteristic that stands out in this region are the cultural places and activities that you can do and visit. And every year arrive more tourists to these places. Among the places and cultural events we have the archaeological zones, the Mayan ceremonies, the visit to the Mayan communities to know their uses and customs, the park xcaret, the caverns and sacred cenotes among others.


Along the Riviera Maya are two of the main archaeological sites to visit and to know. There are different companies that offer the services of organized excursions to take you to these places. An option to consider is Canada Transfers which specializes in private excursions for small groups, making this private service more comfortable and flexible.

The archaeological sites are: TULUM AND COBA. The two places can be visited in a private service the same day as they are only 29 miles away from each other. (43min)
PLAYA DEL CARMEN: It is a place that every year carries out different cultural and artistic events, among which are the BPM festival (the electronic music festival), the jazz festival, the Riviera Maya film festival, the Beach fair Del Carmen in the month of July, the gay festival in the month of May, the holy week and more events throughout the year.


XCARET: This park offers a cultural folkloric show every night which is already included in the entrance. Also they have two cultural events during the year that stand out from others and they are: The sacred Mayan crossing that is realized in the month of May. And the festival of traditions of life and death from October 30 to November 2.


There are organized or private excursions to visit the MAYAN COMMUNITIES in which you have the opportunity to interact with them to know their customs and customs. You can also visit and know the CAVES AND SACRED CENOTES where you can swim, dive and snorkel while you know its environment full of mystery and silence. MAYAN CEREMONIES are rituals that the supreme priests of the community perform to the visitors with a mystical sense of purification and protection.

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