Quintana Roo: Third place with most visited archaeological sites, according to INAH – Trip to México

Quintana Roo: Third place with most visited archaeological sites, according to INAH

MERIDA, Yuc.- Teotihuacán and Chichén Itzá became the most visited archeological zones of the country during the first month of the vacation period, when they received two out of five people, according to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

At the state level, the 17 archaeological areas open to the public have assisted 333,330 visitors, with an economic spill of 21 million pesos, for payment for access to the site.

That is, there is an increase of 27.8 percent compared to July 2015, when the sum was 260 thousand 960 people.

In Yucatan, Chichén Itzá tops the list. 75.5 percent of the total, that is to say, three out of every four tourists who went to the archaeological sites of the State, chose to visit the “City of Water Wizards”.

It follows:

  • Uxmal, with 26 thousand 638 visitors.
  • Dzibilchaltún, with 17,121 visitors.
  • Ek’Balam, with 16,595 visitors.
  • Kabah, with four thousand 416 visitors.
  • Caves of Loltún, with 4 thousand 208 visitors.
  • Xkambó, with two thousand 569 visitors.
  • Mayapán, with two thousand and 141 visitors.
  • Labná, with 1,796 visitors.
  • Sayil, with 1,720 visitors.
  • Cerro de Izamal, with 1,144 visitors.
  • Caves of Balamcanché, with one thousand and 60 visitors.
  • Ruins of Aké, with 877 thousand visitors
  • Acanceh, with 680 guests.
  • Oxkintok, with 629 visitors.
  • Chacmultún, with 181 visitors.
  • At the national level, the tourist influx to the archaeological zones open to the public increased in 18.7 percent with respect to the same period of 2015, due to the greater influx of foreign tourism.

In Mexico the influx of beach tourism is notable, followed by tourism in archaeological zones and colonial cities, generating a strong economic spill, and thousands of direct and indirect jobs in this second area.

During the last summer season, one million 499 thousand 389 people visited the archaeological zones open to the public, of which, two of Yucatán were among the 11 with greater affluence.

Only in July 2015, the figure was one million 262 thousand 937 tourists, so it is slightly less than 20 percent.

During the seventh month of the year, 343,918 visitors visited Teotihuacán, 45 percent more than in the same period of 2015, when the figure was 203 thousand 512. This site received 23 percent of the total number of tourists who came to The archaeological zones, that is to say, daily were 11 thousand visitors.

While the city of the Itzaes came 251,821 people, 21.8 percent of the national total, that is to say, more than eight thousand a day. In third place is Tulum, Quintana Roo, with 205 thousand 160 tourists, 17.8 percent, and Palenque, Chiapas, with 64 thousand 203, 5.6 percent.

Source: Sipse.com

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