Grupo Vidanta is already planning to invest in a tourist complex on Islas Marías, through the construction of a hotel and the incorporation of its Elegant Vidanta sea cruise to the Puerto Vallarta-Mazatlán-Islas Marías route.
The president of the Mexican conglomerate of hotels and resorts and real estate (Grupo Vidanta), Daniel Chávez Morán, is among the first to be interested in investing in what was the Federal Criminal Colony of the country, until the beginning of March of this year.
This was reported by the Secretary of Tourism of the State of Sinaloa, Óscar Pérez Barros, who said that the incorporation of the Marías Islands into tourism development will reinforce the attractiveness of Mazatlán and the Integrally Planned Center (CIP) of Playa Espíritu in Teacapán (limits of Sinaloa and Nayarit).
He said that it will try to take advantage of the attractiveness that represents the archipelago of the Pacific Ocean of more than 243 square kilometers, which consists of four islands (María Madre, María Magdalena, María Cleofás and San Juanito), which were declared by UNESCO, a reserve of the biosphere in 2010.
The region is attractive due to the variety of endemic species, both marine and terrestrial. There is a rich marine fauna in which several species of sharks and the gray whale frequent, as well as large schools of fish and mollusks.
The official said that Grupo Vidanta is a conglomerate of 25 tourist hotels located in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco and Mazatlan. In addition, it operates the Mar de Cortés International Airport.