So how are things really doing here in the Riviera lately? According to the Quintana Roo State information, Tourism is bringing in more than 90% of the GDP of the entity. This explains why the current government is focusing its energy and resources into policies aimed at reinforcing and expanding the infrastructure and services related to this profitable market, (as mentioned in our last blog entry) Thus, 63 centers offer training programs for tourism workers and the state reports one of the highest employment rates in the country.
Throughout the Mayan Riviera, tourism is among the main economic activities of the State, concentrating on and around the beaches of Playa Del Carmen one of the most popular tourism centers in the world and the coastal Mayan Riviera, spanning from Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, and Cozumel, which have numerous famous coral reefs for scuba diving. Six kilometers to the south of Playa del Carmen is Xcaret, a Mayan archeological site and ecological theme park where many water sports can be practiced and visitors greatly enjoy getting to know the region’s culture, flora and fauna.
Another duty and priority of the local government is related to protection against menacing and frequent hurricanes, since the Yucatan Peninsula, especially along its coasts, is usually battered by these kinds of meteorological phenomena which have caused great destruction throughout the last century. And this is another area where American Development brought an answer to the table. As the Riviera expands and moves forward with its appeal to global audiences it is increasingly important to cover all your bases.