The president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, announced this Tuesday that the emblematic Mexican prison of the Islas Marías will open its doors to tourism before Christmas after the construction of a museum and the establishment of sea and air routes.
There is very good news, the Marías Islands are going to be opened for exploration tourism. It is important that it be known that at the end of this year, before Christmas I think, and tomorrow we will report well, it will be possible to go to the Islas Marías, “said López Obrador.
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The Marías Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, more than 100 kilometers from the coast of the western state of Nayarit, a natural paradise that for nearly a century housed one of the prisons reputed to be the cruelest and most inhumane in the country.
Three of the islands open to the public
Now, the president announced that before the Christmas celebrations three of the islands, María Madre, María Magdalena and María Cleofás, will begin to receive tourist visitors under the administration of the Marine Secretary.
They already have the houses, the museum is finished, all the streets have been fixed. It will be managed by the Secretary of the Navy, there will be flights and also ferries, which can be boarded in San Blas (Nyarit), it is likely that in Mazatlán (Sinaloa)”, the president stressed.
Regarding maritime transport, he explained that they have acquired two ferries with a capacity of about 200 passengers.
In addition, he said that the project, which he will visit this Friday, “It is culture and history” and defined the prison as “the most famous in the history of Mexico, the most feared.”
Exceptional characters were imprisoned there. he was imprisoned Jose Revueltas, who wrote the book ‘Muros de agua’ (1941), which has to do with the Islas Marías. He was there twice as an opponent, he was punished by the regime, ”he recalled.
He also recommended a film about the archipelago starring the Mexican actor and singer Pedro Infante“The Marias Islands” (1951).
The Mexican president had an impact on the tourist bet that his Administration is making on the coast of the western states of Jalisco and Nayarit“where the most elegant hotels in Mexico and the world are,” according to his perspective.
However, he pointed out, they are building a hotel “so that people can go with their families.”
After visiting the islands on Friday, López Obrador indicated that he will tour the states of Nyarit, Sinaloa and Durango to supervise various hydraulic works and spend time with marginalized communities.
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