The Project is Part of the USD $1B Investment Coming to the Destination to Boost Tourism and Provide a Once in a Lifetime Experience for Tourists and Locals
Acapulco welcomes one of its biggest and most exciting projects, XTASEA, an over-water zip line of more than a mile long that will reach speeds of up to 75 mph at an altitude of 328 feet set to open in 2017. The zip line will cross the Puerto Marquez Bay over the ocean, making it the largest over-water adrenaline rusher in the world.
“XTASEA promises to be one of Acapulco’s main tourist attractions and we have great hopes that it will be a success for the destination,” said Pedro Haces, president of the Acapulco Destination Marketing Office. “This over-water zip line forms part of the recently announced billion-dollar investment aimed at enhancing the destination’s tourism offerings. We expect visitors from all over the world to come and experience this once in a lifetime adventure.”
XTASEA is one of 20 projects under the “Master Plan” by Grupo Autofin, one of Mexico’s most important investors, to take place in Acapulco. With an investment of USD $2 million, this thrill ride will be officially presented to national and international media during Tianguis Turistico, Mexico’s most important travel trade event in March 2017.
Grupo Autofin’s “Master Plan” will also include renovations of the iconic Pierre Mundo Imperial and Princess Mundo Imperial, as well as the following new developments: Spa Tlalli, Turtle Dunes Golf Clubhouse, Gourmet Beach, Hotel Prince by Mundo Imperial, Hotel Marqués Boutique, Residences and Luxury Condominiums, Hotel Boutique Only You, Diamante Retirement Homes, Princess Medical Center, Premium Shopping Center, an eco-amusement park called Aventura Guerrero, a new tennis stadium, security towers, and Princess University. These projects are expected to be completed between 2017 and 2022 and will generate more than 10,000 new jobs.
The destination will also inaugurate a new state-of-the-art airport terminal, a USD $30 million investment from Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (OMA), which will increase airport capacity for another 1.3 million passengers a year upon completion in 2018, 30 percent more than the current building.