Tulum Invests in Help for Disabled Travelers

Tulum Accessible for Disabled Travelers

Tulum’s goal – to be the first disabled-traveler friendly city in the area.   Tulum is improving accessibility for tourists and better living conditions for their citizens.

In a nutshell: Tulum’s mayor stated that they have implemented different aids for disabled travelers including a fully inclusive beach (specialized personnel and equipment) and special traffic lights for the blind and visually impaired.

According to Mayor Victor Mas Tah, the city installed four acoustic traffic lights for the visually impaired as well as tactile guides placed on Tulum Avenue and facilities at Playa Maya.  These aids are thanks to the governor, Carlos Joaquín González through the Ministry of Public Works and The National System for Integral Family Development (DIF), which is a Mexican public institution of social assistance.

Mayor Mas Tah also said that the added aids will allow both citizens and visitors to Tulum to enjoy the city and its features now that it is an inclusive city.

According to William Conrado Alarcón, Secretary of Public Works, the investment will total 3.7M pesos (about $192,000).  He continued, “this city, which is known internationally, will be on par in terms of inclusion with any modern city in the world and will be for people with disabilities to enjoy and live in safe conditions.”

Do you know someone looking for more accessible travel options?  Let us know in the comments.

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