TOURISM CARRYING CAPACITY FOR BEACHES IN TULUM NATIONAL PARK, MEXICO
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MARÍA DENY D POOT QUINTAL, ROMANO G. SEGRADO PAVÓN
The tourist use of natural spaces causes multiple, simultaneous, short and long term impacts on the environment, which is why it is necessary to establish limits of use, as in other social activities. The objective of the study was to establish the tourism carrying capacity of two beaches of Tulum National Park (TNP), which have ample tourist and recreational visitation. The multi-criteria method was carried out with a SWOT, satellite images, and interviews with key informants. As a result, it was determined that the maximum limit was 976 simultaneous users for the two most visited beaches of the TNP, Santa Fe and Pescadores, with four use zones with different densities. The public institutions will be able to design better strategies for the conservation of natural spaces and achieve greater satisfaction of the users of these natural spaces.
tourism, carrying capacity, beaches, Tulum