Yucatan Sustainable Tourism Observatory

Member since


Hosted by

Secretariat of Tourism of Yucatan

Monitoring area

Yucatan, Mexico

The Tourism Observatory of the State of Yucatán aims at the generation and integration of relevant information that allows the constant monitoring and analysis of reliable, certain, relevant and updated technical indicators, for the development of strategies that contribute to improving the competitiveness of the destination (State) and contribute to decision-making in both the public and private sectors. Its scope is statewide.



To monitor, generate, concentrate, process and disseminate pertinent, reliable, updated and continuous information about tourism in the State of Yucatan, to support sustainable tourism management, the design of adequate and innovative strategies and responsible and effective decision-making that enable a greater benefit in the destinations of the entity.

Current Monitoring Processes

The Observatory of Sustainable Tourism of Yucatan currently monitors and condenses the information that is generated, both specific research on relevant issues in the field, detected as necessary by the sector and the authorities of the branch, which are carried out by specialists and researchers belonging to recognized universities in the field, as well as information related to sustainability and tourism, which government agencies and municipal council generate as part of their daily work and responsibility, such as: the Secretariat of Tourism of Yucatan, the Secretariat of Sustainable Development, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), the Merida City Hall, Secretariat for Evaluation and Planning and the others related to the aforementioned topics.


  • Climate Action
    Destination Economic Benefit
    Tourism Seasonality
    Energy and Water Management
    Solid Waste Management
    Wastewater Treatment
    Local Satisfaction with Tourism


Yucatan has a great wealth in terms of tourist resources in all its regions: history and traditions, nature, archaeology, gastronomy, beaches, cenotes, caves, typical Mayan populations, in addition to its proximity to Quintana Roo. The entity is recognized for being one of the most important Mesoamerican sites where the Mayan culture was established, one of the most extraordinary of humanity, and that fortunately for Mexicans is preserved as one of the most important living cultures in the world, which is distinguished by its typical Mayan communities that still preserve ancestral customs and traditions, its history, its biodiversity, its gastronomy.




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