La experiencia de nado con tiburón ballena Rhincodon typus en el Caribe mexicano: Valoración económica y satisfacción del turista

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Ekaterina Kouztnetsov Prudnikov Edgar Robles-Zavala


La comunidad de Holbox, en la península de Yucatán, México, es considerada actualmente como uno de los sitios de mayor y más rápido crecimiento en el mundo en turismo relacionado con el tiburón ballena Rhincodon typus. El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo determinar el valor recreativo del turismo de “nado con tiburón ballena” en Holbox. Se entrevistaron a 176 y 111 turistas nacionales e internacionales, y se determinó su perfil socioeconómico, así como su nivel de satisfacción con su experiencia recreativa. Utilizando el método de valoración contingente de elección dicotómica, se obtuvo una disposición a pagar (DAP) promedio de US$ 120 por actividades de conservación, así como un beneficio anual neto del turismo de tiburón ballena de US$ 8,8 millones. Los resultados del estudio muestran el alto potencial económico del turismo asociado con esta especie en el Caribe mexicano y la urgente necesidad de fortalecer las políticas de otorgamiento de licencias y tarifas de ingreso a las áreas naturales protegidas.

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KOUZTNETSOV PRUDNIKOV, Ekaterina; ROBLES-ZAVALA, Edgar. La experiencia de nado con tiburón ballena Rhincodon typus en el Caribe mexicano: Valoración económica y satisfacción del turista. El Periplo Sustentable, [S.l.], n. 43, p. 469 - 498, nov. 2022. ISSN 1870-9036. Disponible en: <>. Fecha de acceso: 26 nov. 2022 doi:


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