In a small ceremony, Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dorsal talked up his administration’s revamping of the boardwalk in Dzilam de Bravo.
Improvements to the boardwalk include new LED lighting, palm trees, benches, park equipment and repairs to much of the existing infrastructure.
The revitalization effort also saw an improvement to 1.8 kilometers of roads in nearby Temax. The total cost of the improvements came to 9.6 million pesos.
Yucatan’s secretary for public works, Virgilio Crespo Méndez, explained that the main thrust behind these improvements is to promote tourism and recover public spaces that had fallen into disrepair over the years.
Crespo Méndez acknowledged the difficulties through which coastal communities that rely on tourism are going through due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but highlighted the importance of keeping up Yucatán’s infrastructure.
The community of Dzilam de Bravo is the westmost coastal town on the coastal highway known as “la Costera,” which begins in Progreso. With a population of approximately 2,300, it is one of the smallest municipalities in Yucatán by population.