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INDIGENOUS ECOTOURISM IN QUINTANA ROO MEXICO. CASE STUDY OF KANTEMO

@article{Bertha2012INDIGENOUSEI,
  title={INDIGENOUS ECOTOURISM IN QUINTANA ROO MEXICO. CASE STUDY OF KANTEMO},
  author={Celia Bertha and Palomino Villavicencio and A. Gustavo L{\'o}pez Pardo and Econ{\'o}micas de la Unam},
  journal={Tourism \& Management Studies},
  year={2012},
  pages={990-998}
}
The aim of this paper is to present a successful case of community-based ecotourism in a Mayan community and some of its strengths, achievements and obstacles. Kantemo Mayan community, located in southeastern Mexico, decided 8 years ago to seek an alternative product through tourism in order to exploit the rich landscape and natural resources that it possesses. Now it provides trail tours, canoeing on the lake, camping, bird watching and hanging snakes show that has given a particular and… 
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