by Michael J. Shapiro | December 21, 2011

A development group announced a new tourist destination in Champotón, 40 minutes from the city of Campeche in Southeastern Mexico. The upscale, US$400 million project, to be named AAK BAL, will offer 500 hotel rooms, 1,800 residential units, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, a beach club, and retail and restaurant establishments. The privately funded development will be constructed in an environmentally sustainable manner, according to the project's director, and will celebrate and protect the Mayan culture and traditions of the region. A construction timeline has yet to be announced.