The Future of Recreational Boating in Mexico

by M. Teresa Celis de Grossman, Marina Assoc of Mexico, San Carlos, Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Marina '91


The potential for the development of recreational boating in Mexico is considered. Mexico is a country of 88 million people with 10,000 km of beautiful coastline. In the past, boating was regarded an elitist sport, shunned in a country with much poverty. This is changing now that the Mexican government has recognized the value of boating as a source of tourism, income and jobs. Five years ago Mexico had 5 marinas with about 600 slips, presently it has 14 marinas with some 2,000 slips. In a few years the number of slips will triple. Various measures adopted in Mexico to develop recreational boating and marinas are described.

Subject Headings: Water-based recreation | Developing countries | Recreation | Ports and harbors | Tourism | Shores | Government | Small craft | Mexico

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