31 entities in the country have Magical Towns, with 5.5 million inhabitants; 2,413 hotels; 35 protected areas; 21 archaeological sites and 122 museums, SECTUR said
“In Mexico there are 121 Magical Towns, of which three are located in the State of Quintana Roo: Bacalar, Isla Mujeres and Tulum.”
Cancun.- The State Tourism Secretary, Marisol Vanegas Pérez will participate in the “First Tianguis of Magical Towns” that will take place from October 24 to 27, 2019, in Pachuca Hidalgo, leading 49 people, including authorities of the three municipalities, the presidents of the Committees of Magical Peoples, Ing. Nicanor Piña de Bacalar, Lic. Manuel Figueroa de Tulum and Lic. Diana Martínez de Isla Mujeres, together with artisans and the Folkloric ballet of Quintana Roo. Also in the framework of the event, Assembly No. 36 of ASETUR (Association of State Secretaries of Tourism) will be held on Friday, October 25, in order to work together to promote and strengthen the Tourism Sector of Mexico.
“For the first time to rise as a category of Tianguis, the fair will consist of exhibition stands, meeting traditional cooks, academic conferences, business meetings, as well as cultural representations, where with the support of the Institute of Culture and Arts of Quintana Roo (ICA), the State´s Folkloric Ballet will be presented, with a program that shows a dance tour of the traditional ethnic dances and dances such as the Maya Pax, created in the first half of the 19th century, and the Caribbean influenced rhythms rooted in our lands.”
This Tianguis will be carried out under the motto: “Tourism and employment: a better future for all”, on this issue it is important to emphasize that in economic growth and employment generation, Quintana Roo continues to lead. At the end of 2018, the entity ranked first in the country with 33,516 new jobs generated, according to data from the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare.
Islas Mujeres will promote the natural beauties of the municipality, where tourists can observe the first sunrises of the Mexican Caribbean, bathe in its North beach, taste the typical dish of the Island, tikin-xic; Bacalar, will unveil the beautiful seven-colors lagoon, which has history, legends, pirate adventures, outdoor activities, the Blue Cenote and exquisite cuisine; and finally, Tulum, which will highlight the beauties of this charming place, with two of the most important archeological zones of the State and its endless beaches of white sand and turquoise blue sea.
The Head of the SEDETUR, reaffirmed the importance of the promotion of the Magical Towns and stressed the continuous work that the State carries out to attract more visitors a year from the 13 different destinations within Quintana Roo, he said it will be a meeting that will receive around 100,000 people and will strengthen the commercialization, promotion and exhibition of the three Magical Towns in the State, thus generating more and better opportunities for all.