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30% Of All Flights From U.S. To Mexico Go To Cancun, Here’s Why 

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It’s no surprise that Americans love Cancun; that fact is backed up by the evidence of millions of travelers flying from the U.S. to the popular vacation destination every year.   

But it may be a little shocking to find out just how much of Mexico’s annual flight traffic that comes from the United States goes to the Mexican Caribbean tourist hotspot.   

Tourists on a Beach in the Cancun Hotel Zone

New reports show that an astonishing 30 percent of all flights from the U.S. to Mexico go to Cancun, and we’ll tell you why.  


One of the biggest reasons for Cancun’s success as a vacation destination for Americans is the great connectivity to Cancun Airport from U.S. airports.   

Currently, there are direct flights being offered from 40 different airports in the United States.   

Many of these airports even offer multiple flights to Cancun every day, like Houston, for example, where three airlines offer flights on a daily basis.   

Those airlines are Frontier, Spirit, and United.   

Travelers walking out of Cancun airport towards ground transportation

Luxury All-Inclusives 

There are few places in the world with as many luxury all-inclusive resorts as Cancun, and the all-inclusive service at some of these places rivals the best in the world.   

You’ll find high-end adult-only all-inclusives with gourmet restaurants and top-shelf cocktails, you’ll find family-friendly all-inclusives with kids’ clubs and water parks, and you’ll find all-inclusives with the perfect party atmosphere.   

Whatever you’re looking for in an all-inclusive vacation, it can be found in Cancun. 

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The dazzling white sand that stretches for miles is only part of why Cancun’s beaches are some of the best in the world.   

Add to that the crystal clear aqua-blue water filled with beautiful tropical fish, and you have the perfect setting for what vacation dreams are made of.   

The beaches are one of the main reasons so many tourists visit the Mexican Caribbean vacation destination year after year. 

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One thing that can be said about vacationing in Cancun is that if you don’t want to be, you’ll never be bored because there is an endless array of activities to enjoy.   

If you’re looking for a more adventurous vacation, there are numerous adventure parks to choose from in the Riviera Maya region.  

And if you’re looking to stay right in Cancun, there is still plenty to do, from shopping and visiting museums to participating in water activities and beach bar hopping.   

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Something that kind of falls into the activity category but deserves a category all its own is the nature that can be found in Cancun.   

The Mayan jungle can be found throughout the region. There are hundreds of cenotes in the area that visitors can take a dip in, underground rivers to explore, and a reef that is part of the second largest in the world.   

Exploring the diversity of the natural surroundings alone is enough to keep you busy for an entire vacation.   

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While Cancun is not a destination known for being filled with culture, you don’t have to go far to find it.   

Sure, you can find a Mayan ruin right in Cancun and even some authentic Mexican restaurants if you go a little outside of the Hotel Zone, but if you go a little beyond Cancun, there are endless opportunities to explore the culture.   

Some of the most important ruins in the world are within a couple of hours away, and smaller towns like Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum are all characterized by a more authentic Mexican vibe. 

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There isn’t just one reason why so many Americans vacation in Cancun every year. There are many.  

And these are the same reasons it will continue to grow as one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. 

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