Cancun leads the way in Caribbean tourism

Cancun leads the way in Caribbean tourism in 2022 after the pandemic with historic figures in the Mexican beaches. Cancun, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, and an almost total recovery in Colombia, although still lagging behind in Cuba.

Cancun leads the way on Caribbean tourism. Quintana Roo's Gov. Mara Lezama and the 30th million passenger to arrive at Cancun Airport.
Quintana Roo’s Gov. Mara Lezama and the 30th million passenger to arrive at Cancun Airport

Mexico is a country that concentrates almost half of Latin America’s international tourism. According to the consulting firms Statista and Latinometrics, Quintana Roo had a record of more than 30 million arrivals at the Cancun airport.

“We closed with a total of 19.7 million tourists, these were people who stayed overnight in our hotels and here we are adding national tourists and international tourists,” detailed Javier Aranda, director of the Tourism Promotion Council of the state of Quintana Roo. Cancun is located, which captures about 47.5% of international tourism in Mexico.

Most visited country

Hotel Rosewood Mayakoba
Hotel Rosewood Mayakoba

Mexico consolidated its position as the third most visited country in the world during the first year of the covid-19 pandemic in the absence of restrictions, but Aranda stated that many are now “repeat” tourists.

“These tourists, although they have the opportunity to go to other places, have already known the delights of enjoying the different destinations of Quintana Roo and that gives us a great advantage because they want to return to learn more,” said Aranda. The official exposed that there are already almost 127,000 hotel rooms after recovering the investment.

Why visit Cancun?Cancun leads the way on Caribbean tourism. Cancun sign.

Located on the northeast coast of the state of Quintana Roo, its scenic beauty, and landscape takes everyone’s breath away. Around its beaches, the extension and biodiversity of its reefs, islands, lagoons, cenotes, and estuaries, as well as the great variety of flora and fauna it has, Cancun is one of the most modern and important cities in Latin America. Besides being the most recognized Mexican tourist destination worldwide.

As a result, we cannot fail to mention the fascinating vestiges of the Mayan civilization that we find throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and specifically near Cancun, such as Yamil Lu’um, and the archaeological site of El Rey. These stunning sites, also contribute to making Cancun a top destination. Its location allows easy access to nearby excursions to contemplate the wonder of other sites, such as Ek Balam, Tulum, Coba, and one of the considered wonders of the world: Chichen Itza. 

The Riviera Maya

Another reason Cancun leads the way in Caribbean tourism is undoubtedly due to its proximity to other paradisiacal beaches that make it an excellent starting point, either to visit the nearby Isla Mujeres and Holbox. Also, the accessibility to enter the Riviera Maya and go down to Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, the Sian Ka’an Reserve, and Tulum, and even reach the beautiful and picturesque Valladolid or the white Merida.

Its development and consolidation offer a mix of uses for hotel, commercial, and residential areas, along 23 kilometers of beachfront. Infrastructure and services meet the highest standards of quality and design for various activities such as water sports, diving in incomparable natural settings, deep-sea fishing, or extreme sports; it also has the second-largest coral reef in the world.

It is not for nothing that Cancun has been and continues to be one of the favorite destinations for local and foreign visitors. Visitors always come back mesmerized by all the charm it holds and the wide range of possibilities it offers for a dream vacation.

How to get to Cancun?

Cancun Airport Transportation shuttle

There are several options available for travelers wishing to reach Cancun. For those coming from the United States, Canada, and Europe, the most convenient option is to arrive by plane. Cancun International Airport offers inbound and outbound flights to a number of airports around the world, making getting to Cancun much easier, even from far-flung international locations. Cancun is also home to a huge natural harbor and is the destination of a large number of cruise ships from all over the world. If you are looking for cruise options near you, you can schedule a visit to the region by boat.

As you land at Cancun International Airport, you’d like to have pre-booked private transportation. This option will ease you from any haze if you need to move from Cancun Airport to Playa del Carmen, Cancun Airport to Tulum, or any destination in the Riviera Maya.

Source: Listin Diario

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