2020 By Megan Dillinger
INSIGHT, MEXICO INSIGHT
As Merida and the rest of the state of Yucatan come into the spotlight, travelers looking for the next hot destination are setting their sights on Campeche. Developers are taking notice and are already on track to start developing the next "Mexican riviera."
Campeche, directly to the west of the state of Yucatan, is one of the three states that make up the Yucatan Peninsula, along with Yucatan and Quintana Roo. With an extended coastline that hugs the Gulf of Mexico, and the rest of the state shrouded in undeveloped jungle, it presents a wealth of off-the-beaten-path travel opportunities that investors and travelers in the know are capitalizing on. In fact, according to Expedia, Campeche is one of the top trending travel destinations for 2020.
$200 million is being poured into Sabancuy, Campeche, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The destination is being hailed as Playa Mundo Maya. The tourism project will take up an area of 148 acres, which will include bungalows, two pools, a restaurant, beach club, shops, a spa facility and an exhibition center. There is also talk of more eco-hotels being developed in the future.
The new "hotel zone" is being designed with the traffic from the Mayan train route in mind, opening up new beach destinations all along the edge of the peninsula that have been previously overshadowed by Cancun. Today, Sabancuy is a quiet inlet with powdery white sand that is often the nesting ground for turtles. The closest city is Ciudad del Carmen, which is where the nearest airport is located. While a completion date has not been announced, the permits have been approved to break ground.
The development of the coastline is going to highlight the rest of what the state of Campeche has to offer, from dozens of Mayan ruins to the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, and the Historic Fortified Town of Campeche, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and one of the most postcard-perfect examples of colonial Mexican architecture.
The state has 17 archaeological sites, including Calakmul, which is the largest Mayan city that has ever been discovered. In fact, the ruins are recognized by Unesco as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Within the jungle, which makes up more than half of the state, there are more than 86 species of mammals, including jaguars and pumas.
Campeche has bones for the luxury community, as well, with gorgeously renovated historic haciendas that have been turned into five-star hotels. Take, for example, the Hacienda Puerto Campeche, a Luxury Collection Hotel, located directly in the Centro Historic of Campeche's capital. The brightly colored oasis within the downtown is a haven of hospitality. The 16th century retreat features beautiful gardens, stunning rooms, a beautiful restaurant, and a pool that has been built out of the crumbling ruins of the former hacienda that used to live on this land.
Outside the city, the Hacienda Uayamon was built in 1700 and today provides an urban respite to enjoy the countryside outside the capital city. Dark wood and colonial furniture set the tone for enjoying beautiful suites (some with private pools), fine dining and the raw, untamed jungle of the wilderness of Campeche. One of the best perks of the hotel is strolling through the candlelit gardens, or taking the quick trip to the Mayan archaeological site, Edzna.
While destinations like Merida and the coast of the Yucatan are picking up steam, Campeche is waiting in the wings. Now is the perfect time to see all that this state has to offer, before everyone else catches on.
ORIGINAL NEWS ARTICLE SOURCE:
Project 'Playa Mundo Maya' will invest 200 million dollars in Sabancuy
Investors propose to develop more eco-hotels in the area
Gabriel Graniel Herrera, correspondent
The Mayan Day
Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The proposal of economic diversification for the municipality of Carmen and the tourism projection that is intended to be promoted in Sabancuy, could be achieved if the Playa Mundo Maya project, which aims to develop a group of national and foreign entrepreneurs, with an approximate investment of 200 million dollars.
In this regard, Alejandro Fuentes Alvarado, president of the Business Coordinating Council in Carmen, explained that with the newly installed Municipal Tourism Council and the Board of Trustees that will soon protest, public strategies and policies will be promoted for the tourist activity of the municipality, promoting various forums natural, cultural, architectural, religious and archeological riches, with the purpose of diversifying the economy of the municipality.
National and foreign investment
The manager stressed that among these investments is that of the Global Property Service Group, which combines national investments from Monterrey and the State of Mexico, as well as foreigners from the United States, Canada, Europe, Singapore and South Korea, who intend to develop the project Mundo Maya Beach in an area between Isla Aguada and Sabancuy, on the side of federal highway 180.
This project includes an area of hotels and services in an area of 60 hectares, which is considered to develop an investment of 200 million dollars.
It should be noted that for the development of this project, investors already have the authorization of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
The business leader explained that the project includes, in a first stage, developing the reception area, the parking area, solar energy, the bungalows, the observation tower, two pool areas, a restaurant, a beach club, shops, spa facilities and an exhibition center.
He said that investors have the proposal to develop more eco-hotels in the area, compatible with the environment and also generate sources of employment for the locals.
“On multiple occasions we have stated that the Sabancuy region has a great natural wealth and beautiful beaches that have been described as 'the Carmelite Riviera', which is confirmed with this important investment that will generate well-being, progress, development and sources of employment, ”said Fuentes Alvarado.
He said that along with this project, the inhabitants of Sabancuy will benefit, which with its picturesque colonial view will allow service providers to obtain part of the economic spill generated by this macro tourism project, so it is expected to specify the announcement made by the investors, he said.
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-February 17, 2020
A new Hotel Zone in Campeche aligns with the Mayan Train project.
Merida, Yucatan — A group of national and foreign businessmen who have investments in Yucatan presented the PLAYA MUNDO MAYA beach holiday resort destination that would feed off the MAYAN TRAIN and build up miles of unspoiled beach.
The tourist destination, between Isla Aguada and Sabancuy, next to federal highway 180 in Ciudad del Carmen, is billed as an “eco-tourism” mini-city called Ah Kanan. Details of the project were announced at a press conference Thursday.
Representatives of the investors announced that there are several businesses, many with foreign investment, which are opening in Mérida and Campeche, waiting for the new hotel zone.
The 148-acre stretch of Campeche Beach is owned and operated by Merida-based The Global Property Service Group. It will be one of the new attractions, in addition to the remote archaeological sites, accessible by the planned Mayan Train.
Around US$200 million will be invested in the complex, and entrepreneurs from Monterrey, Mexico City, the United States, Canada, Europe, Singapore and South Korea will participate, a spokesman said. Backers were said to be interested in the natural beauty of the area, and promise to preserve the environment while creating jobs for the economy.
The development director, Raúl Alberto Gómez Llanos Chaires, said the group has authorization from the federal Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) to initiate the first eco-hotel.
The first phase of Ah Kanan involves a reception and parking area, solar energy systems, bungalows, an observation tower, two pool areas, a restaurant, a beach club, shops, spa facilities and a health center,” he said.
Some investors hope to repeat their success throughout the RIVIERA MAYA which has been booming for years.
“By the time the planned tourist centers are open, Playa Mundo Maya will be competing with the world’s most attractive destinations for honeymoons and health retreats that encompass the heart of Mexican culture,” he concluded.
With an investment of more than two billion dollars, foreign investors will build a hotel zone for ecotourism between Isla Aguada and Sabancuy, Campeche in Yucatan Peninsula, which in three phases intends to occupy around 600 hectares in which they could offer a space with services of bungalows in the area of the estuary, but also beach area. According to Ramón Trejo Castro, a businessman from Sabancuy, for several years foreign investors had asked the Campeche authorities for their intervention to obtain the permits from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), and it was until June 10, when the Environmental Impact Manifesto (MIA) was issued in which they authorize the construction of the “Interpretive and Eco-Tourism Center for the conservation of the sea turtle Ah Kanan” which will be in charge of The Global Property Service Group S. de RL de CV.
The permit issued by the Campeche delegation of the SEMARNAT dictates three years for the preparation and construction of the project, the work is begun in the first months of 2020, bringing with it the employment opportunity for the region.
“SEMARNAT authorized the first stage to build the first ecological hotels that will give us a guarantee so that we can continue making investments later, it is a strong investment but it will be worth it. The Sabancuy town deserves that and more, the greater part of the people that make up our project are foreign people, everything is ecotourism, the amount of the investment is for now about two billion dollars. Our intention is to start working at the beginning of next year.”
The first phase of Ah Kanan includes a reception area, parking area, solar energy, bungalows, observation tower, two pool areas, a restaurant, beach club, shops, spa facilities, and an exhibition center. According to the master plan, the rest of the units will be built in two phases. Eco-hotel building lots are available with owner financing. The very low land price is expected to increase next years to the same level as it is in the hotel zones already built-in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and in Tulum in Quintana Roo and the Yucatan States, it is an excellent investment opportunity.
Foreign investors will build beach eco-hotel zone between Isla Aguada and Sabancuy in Yucatan peninsula:
Two Billion USD for New Eco-Tourism Destination In Yucatan Peninsula
With an initial investment of two billion dollars, a group of Mexicans and foreign businessmen will build an ecotourism complex Ah Kanan on 600 hectares hotel zone at kilometers 63 and 66 on the Isla Aguada-Sabancuy road, which is authorized by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).
After a visit from the CEO of The Global Property Service Group, Mikael Nordstrom, the Sabancuy businessman Ramón Rejón Castro announced that “Semarnat authorized the first stage to build the first ecological hotel, which will give us a guarantee for more investments”.
Without a doubt, he said, it is a strong investment that will be worthwhile, Sabancuy deserves that and more. Most of the people who are part of the project are foreign, and everything is eco-touristic, therefore, we will not harm nature, We will take care of it.
The megaproject, ”Rejón Castro continued,“ will generate a large number of jobs and we will ensure that the occupation of labor is preferably local at all labor levels.
The plan is to start investments in early 2020, he said.
Playa Mundo Maya
The section called Playa Mundo Maya is owned and operated by The Global Property Service Group, based in Mérida.
The first phase of Ah Kanan includes reception and parking areas, solar energy, bungalows, observation tower, two pool areas, restaurant, beach club, shops, spa facilities and exhibition center.
Rejón Castro, who owns a part of the land where the project will be based, said: "Our intention is, not only now, but in the next 10 years to make Sabancuy to prosper, because it is a rough diamond that you have to know how to polish" .
Jul 22, 2019 11:05 PM CDT
The new beach holiday destination is located out of the sargassum and hurricane path in the Gulf of Mexico side of the Yucatan Peninsula, Isla Aguada.
Merida, Mexico, July 22, 2019 - Isla Aguada has the most attractive white sandy beach in the State of Campeche and this area is set to be the new tourism hot spot: Playa Mundo Maya.
An upcoming eco-hotel zone is planned to be developed in the 12 km-long beach to the north of Isla Aguada. To boost development, in June 2019, The Global Property Service Group, the biggest landowner in the area, was authorized to build the first eco-hotel resort and marine life observatory. Several projects will be following. Eco-bungalow hotels, spas, retreats and luxury eco-resorts will be built during the coming years. Both the government and the GPS-Group aim to transform the island into the most attractive sustainable tourist destination in the Yucatan Peninsula.
The eco-hotel zone will be a huge benefit to local people as the land price is expected to increase and residents are opening their businesses to serve all the visiting tourists. Local people can run every type of business to respond to the growing market’s demand. They will feel delighted with more job opportunities which ultimately raise their standard of living.
Investors have turned their attention to Playa Mundo Maya, as, at the moment, the land price on the island is much lower compared to the other beach areas in Yucatan Peninsula, where the huge demand from international hotel companies has been pushing prices much higher in recent years. Regarding the local real estate company: Campeche Realty, the average oceanfront linear meter price on Isla Aguada beach now is $35,000 USD to $55,000 USD per linear meter compared to over $190,000 USD per linear meter along the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo coastline. Furthermore, the beaches of Isla Aguada are some of the finest in the region. Playa Mundo Maya has a unique original white sandy beach in Campeche state. The water is relatively shallow, which makes the coastline appear turquoise.
For many hotel owners who have faced last year's nasty seaweed problem in the Mexican Caribbean coastline, Playa Mundo Maya presents a natural choice to build their second eco-hotel as the millions of tons of seaweed have been piling up in Cancun, Riviera Maya and nearby beaches in Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Holbox.
The Playa Mundo Maya is located on another side of the Yucatan Peninsula on the safe side of the Mexican Gulf, which is away from the sargassum path and the high-risk of the hurricane impact.
The new Mayan Train railway (Tren Maya) is expected to bring 3 million tourists to the area. The $6.5 billion rail project would link towns, cities and tourist attractions in five southern states. It is expected to transport 8,000 passengers per day. The train project will trigger real estate investment of at least 150 billion pesos (US $7.9 billion), according to the chief of the National Tourism Promotion Fund (Fonatur). The government says that the construction and operation of the Mayan Train will generate employment and economic prosperity in the whole southeast of Mexico.
Isla Aguada and the state of Campeche have all the same ingredients for success as Playa Del Carmen or Cancun had 20 or 30 years ago, including pristine beaches and lagoon, Mayan ruins, and world-class fishing to name a few.
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico - 06/19/2019
The New Beach Holiday Destination: Playa Mundo Maya is underway in Sabancuy, Campeche State, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Mexico's environment ministry SEMARNAT in Campeche has authorized the first hotel resort to be built in the upcoming eco-touristic hotel zone, Playa Mundo Maya.
Playa Mundo Maya is owned and designed by The Global Property Service Group (GPS-Group). The Ah Kanan eco-resort is the first hotel to be built on the new hotel zone between the towns of Isla Aguada and Sabancuy by the Federal Highway Nr. 180, in Ciudad del Carmen, in the State of Campeche. The first phase of the Ah Kanan resort involves:
The reception, parking area, solar power plant & luxury bungalows, observation tower, two pool areas, a restaurant, beach club & shops, Spa Education facilities as well as an exhibition center The office building for National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)
According to the master plan, the rest of the units will be built in two phases. Several eco-hotel projects are planned to follow in Playa Mundo Maya and responsible international hotel corporations are expecting their projects to be evaluated during the following year of 2020. The Global Property Service Group is behind the Playa Mundo Maya hotel zone concept.
The corporation is still offering oceanfront lots at affordable prices. The owner financing is to invite new hotels and service providers to be a part of this new eco-touristic hotspot. Several well-known international and national hotel companies have presented their interest to invest in the area. Heavy investing is also expected by hotel owners from Tulum and Playa Del Carmen. Many lots are already bought or reserved by the same investors who experienced the boom in Riviera Maya.
Naturally, all their experience will be welcomed in this new area, which will establish an example of how to conserve and improve the nature hand-in-hand with eco-tourism. It is expected that the eco-social solutions of Playa Mundo Maya will be followed and copied worldwide.
The Playa Mundo Maya will be a beautiful holiday attraction for the new upcoming MAYAN TRAIN (Tren Maya) passengers and in the following years, 3 million tourists are expected annually to be looking for new areas in the southern part of the Yucatan peninsula.
The Global Property Service Group is a company located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. They are an international real estate investment and development company. The company has 15 years of experience in investing, designing, developing and financing touristic projects in Mexico. The group has everything to manage all size of projects on behalf of their large list of
international, private and corporate clients with the highest quality on the market.
The CEO & Chairman of GPS Group, Mikael Nordstrom, commented: By the time the planned resorts are open, the Playa Mundo Maya will be competing with the world's most attractive destinations for honeymoons and health retreats embracing the heart of Mexican culture.
Resort is thought to be 1st of many in new tourist zone
By Yucatán Expat Life -June 20, 2019
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.
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