The interpretation of the Mayan calendar that marks the 20 December 2012 as the end of a cycle and the world, has been the platform of the more ambitious program that seeks to attract tourist travelers to different destinations that make it up, though, of According to archeologists, this concept is not in the culture of that civilization.

However, the lack of scientific rigor to the statements of various social and religious organizations on the planet about the end of mankind has not been an impediment to the inertia of this phenomenon even serve to dictate government initiatives.

This is the case of the Mundo Maya, driven by the federal government through the Ministry of Tourism (Tourism Ministry), which follows the premise of the administration of President Felipe Calderón to promote tourism, which may include, for example the designation of 2011 as the Year of Tourism in Mexico.

The initiative brings together five states in southeastern Mexico: Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Yucatan, when Mexican entities in which the remains are more palpable than the Maya left behind.

The goal, according to tourism officials in Mexico, is driving the growth of this region, called Mundo Maya, through various promotional strategies and product development as well as strengthening existing ones, while everything performed under a framework of sustainable support.

Detailed Sectur Mundo Maya also seeks the participation of both the public and private initiative. Meanwhile, the promotional efforts would focus on different segments in the entities involved, such as sun and beach, ecotourism and adventure, diving, cruises, business and conventions.

Among the strategies to follow, dependence poses to strengthen the integration of the regional tourism product that promotes sustainability and development in the area, the promotion and improvement of tourism services, coordination of promotional product World Maya, and the strengthening of ties with the Central American countries that also belong to the same initiative.

According to the Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzo, the budget was 110 million pesos directly oriented to the promotion of the campaign, this in order to increase the number of tourists, both domestic and international, who could visit the .

Likewise, since the start of the campaign, Guevara said the program will attract 52 million tourists to the five states participating in the initiative, while the economic benefit is estimated at 200.000 million pesos.

The official recently stated that, for the first six months of the year, the number of reservations in the five participating states grew 8.0%, and noted that, although there is no consolidated sales, reservations for the second half of 2012 “seems to be higher “than in the first half.


For the rest of the year, the company will host various events, among which the Night of Stars in the Calakmul archaeological site, the World Festival of the Dead in the Mundo Maya, Pomuch; Campeche Historic Center Festival dedicated to Mundo Maya, in San Francisco. Finally, be right there in the month of December will be held the Malecón Last Great Concert Sol Maya World.


For its part, the state held the night of Chiapas Mayan Priests in the Lacandon Jungle in October, while in November will take place the Maya Indigenous Encounter in Bonampak, and by December it will lead the Winter Solstice in the Calendar Maya, in Izapa.

Quintana Roo

In this state, will be held Jatsa-Ha Festival during the month of August, while the 7 to 15 will be held at Our Lady of the Conception, from 23 to 29 to the Virgin Mary, and from 24 to 26 will be presented Marine Expo Boat Show.

By September, will take place rider competition in Cancun Ironman 70.3, in addition to the Fiesta de San Miguel, from 24 to 26 this month.

In October there will be the Riviera Maya Underground Film Festival (RMFUU), the Cancun Travel Mart Mexico Summit, and Underwater Photography Contest III “Ramon Bravo”. Also, the VII Festival of Life and Death Traditions will be held from October 30 to November 2, while 30 to November 3 will be held the first of ZingConferences, with the issue of Nanotechnology.

November will continue this series of conferences in which members of the scientific community to try to meet various topics, from 2 to 6 of this month, the theme is peptide chemistry, from 12 to 16, Polymer Chemistry, Nucleic Acids , from 27 to Dec. 1, Neurodegeneration, and 2nd Solar Fuels 29 to December 3.

From 1 to 5 December, conferences continue the theme of bacterial cells, while, from 3 to 7 December, concludes with Biocatalysis. Moreover, from 4 to 12 December will celebrate the Feast of the Virgin Mary and from 6 to 13 to the Virgin Mary of Concepción. On December 11, will be conducted Mañanitas Flor y Canto, from 23 to 25, the Feast of the Child Jesus, and 30 to Jan. 8, 2013, the BPM Festival of electronic music.


The Exhibition of Visual Expressions Mundo Maya will take place in August. By November, there will be the Third Festival of Chocolate: Legacy Maya. Finally, to December 21, will be held on Baktun 13, marking the end of their Long Count in the Mayan calendar.


From 10 to 11 August, the dance show “The X’tabay” delight visitors of this entity. On September 21, the show will occur Autumnal Equinox Chichen Itza in Xibixaltun. By 31 October, will be held on Hanal Pixán, Day of the Dead in Yucatan and the Delirium show Hanal Theatrical Pixán.

In November, dance show “The birth of the Fifth World, the new Baktun” will be held at the Teatro Armando Manzanero, Merida, from 16 to 17 November, while 19 will place the New Fire Ceremony Chick Kaban, Ek Balam.

Finally, on December 15 will take place the concert of the State System of Youth Orchestras, and 21 will be the Great End Event Maya Long Count, in the archaeological sites of Chichen Itza and Xibixaltun. Subsequently, on March 21, 2013 will be held on March 21 the new account and the Spring Equinox in the same archaeological sites.