New Mexico's Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in Las Cruces came under particular scrutiny this year after the Trump administration announced it was part of a review of monuments nationwide to see if they needed to be modified.
Three years since former President Barack Obama declared the area a national monument, the Las Cruces Sun-News crunched the numbers and found it has brought in anywhere between $8-34 million to the local economy.
Celerah Hewes, executive director of Albuquerque-based Thoughtfully Produced told Albuquerque Business First in May taking away the state's monument designations would negatively impact her organization's bottom line.
Hewes was one of over 180 business owners statewide who signed a letter sent to the New Mexico Congressional Delegation protesting the executive order. The letter was sponsored by Partnership for Responsible Business along with the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, whose district encompasses the monument, is the only member of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation to oppose its designation, and the only Republican that is part of the delegation.
Pearce told the Las Cruces Sun-News the designation drove away a chile-based off-roading event that he said drew $4 million a year to the region.
Overall, the number of visitors to New Mexico and the dollars they spend have been growing year over year. About 34 million people visited New Mexico in 2015, according to a 2016 report released by the New Mexico Tourism Department.
The study said one in 12 jobs in New Mexico is sustained by visitor spending, and tourism generated $629 million in state and local taxes in 2015.
In 2016, 1.9 million people visited national parks in New Mexico, spending an estimated $108.4 million in local economies. According to a National Park Service report, the state’s national parks supported 1,700 jobs and had $132.4 million in economic output, up from $90.9 million in 2012.
Acapulco is the most famous Destination of Mexico with International level, thanks to the natural beauty environment, golden sand, tropical weather, warm sea water and its people.
Sea lovers find this destination so attractive obviously, but it is more than that, it has more attractions to satisfy all preferences for all ages, however.
In the Quebrada, which is a rock formation of 35 meters height over the seashore, you can see the cliff divers’ performance, at night lighted with torches.
La Serpiente emplumada, Diego Rivera´s mural painting, is exhibited in La Casa de los Vientos.
You will remember the majestic sea in Barra Vieja.
In Coyuca Lagoon, observe the different orange and red tones colors at sunset.
In Pie de La Cuesta, the continuous rhythm of the sea will accompany you while walking.
In Acapulco, you find the night cultural life with contrasting beaches, together, where you can swing, take a walk or enjoy the sunset.
It is an appealing fishermen village that offers you a familiar and safe environment, whose main attraction is its beautiful and highly protected bay just a few kilometers from the hotel zone. You can enjoy the clear and peaceful waters of the bay.
Ixtapa is a place surrounded by a mountain range that descends to the sea and frames this wonderful town.
Here you will enjoy a traditional atmosphere and peaceful environment that several beaches offer you in order to relax, or find activities such as sport fishing or bird watching and as a great closure for these activities, trying a fish that cannot be fresher.
The Mexican Caribbean offers warm waters in turquoise blue tones and fine sand beaches, where you will find a land blessed with a contrasting ecosystem.
Among the tropical forest, the wetlands, the white sand beaches, the coral reefs, the abundant wildlife and the wonderful archaeological sites, is the Costa Maya, which runs from Punta Herreros to Xcalak; close to the magical town of Bacalar, the pristine beach of Mahahual and the City of Chetumal.
It is the ideal place to practice alternative tourism and to really get in touch with the Mayan culture, since many of the communities here still maintain their ancestral traditions.
But if you are aiming to relax, its incredibly beautiful beaches are waiting for you; as many of them are pretty solitary.
For those looking for family activities, they will find diving and snorkeling areas in world-class coral reefs, magical towns, cultural values and traditions preserved for hundreds of years, dazzling nature that will make the most indifferent of humans dream with forests, jungles, lagoons and cenotes. Many of them suitable for bathing and swimming.
Playa del Carmen is one of the favorite destinations for vacation, especially in summer, according to Trip Advisor, as it is an idyllic place located in the heart of the Riviera Maya with fine white sand and blue-green waters, you will always find a Hammock and an umbrella to sunbathe and rest, especially in the edge of town that offers the quietest beach areas.
If you prefer action, in Playa del Carmen you will find water activities such as windsurfing, jet skis, kayaking or diving in the impressive Mayan coral reef.
Great musicians of Mexican and international jazz offer concerts every year.
The beauty of the beaches and the many activities that Playa del Carmen has for you will force you to come back.