Despite the fact that it is low season right now in the Mexican Caribbean and visitor numbers are down for the last month, overall growth is up.
Compared to the first three quarters of 2022, tourism has seen an increase of nearly 10 percent this year.
Furthermore, Cancun Airport is the busiest airport in the Caribbean, and there are five reasons why tourist growth in the Mexican Caribbean will not slow down anytime soon.
While there are certainly luxury resorts in the Mexican Caribbean with a high price tag, there are plenty of affordable options as well.
Budget-friendly traditional hotels and all-inclusives are plentiful, particularly in Cancun, where there are so many options.
Highly-rated hotels and resorts can be found for as little as $100 a night in the Hotel Zone in December, which is when the busy season really gets underway.
For those prices, it’s no wonder the Mexican Caribbean is so popular.
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The diversity of the location is another reason growth in the Mexican Caribbean won’t slow down any time soon because there is too much to see and do.
You could visit the Mexican Caribbean 10 times and do something different every time you’re there.
You’ll find different Mayan ruins and archeological sites, hundreds of cenotes, adventure parks, jungle to explore, all kinds of water activities, and several Magic Towns to visit, all within just a short drive from Cancun Airport.
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All the progress being made throughout the Mexican Caribbean will keep visitors coming back again and again too.
Specifically, the Maya Train, which will allow visitors flying into Cancun the opportunity to explore the entire Yucatan Peninsula and Mexican Caribbean region.
Additionally, the Tulum Airport will give travelers another option for getting to the Mexican Caribbean, and both projects are projected to be completed by December.
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The vast number of hotels and resorts in the Mexican Caribbean gives travelers so many options.
Family-friendly hotels, adult-only resorts, all-inclusives, beachfront properties, luxury resorts, budget-friendly hotels, nature-inspired properties, and more line the Mexican Caribbean coast.
This allows every type of traveler to find exactly what they’re looking for.
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One of the biggest reasons the Mexican Caribbean is so popular, and why that popularity will continue to grow, is the location.
While Cancun may get the most attention, there are so many different places to visit in the Mexican Caribbean, each with its own unique identity.
Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Puerto Morelos, Bacalar, Isla Mujeres, Holbox, and Cozumel are just a few of the most popular destinations in the region.
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Mexican Caribbean Tourism Numbers
Last year, over 30 million travelers visited the Mexican Caribbean via Cancun International Airport alone.
This year, with the first three quarters of the year already over, more than 24 million travelers have already made their way to the Mexican Caribbean this year.
Just in September alone, over 2 million passengers arrived through the busy airport, and tourism picks up again at the end of the year, so it’s very possible that Cancun Airport’s passenger record will be broken again.
Best Time For A Mexican Caribbean Vacation
While warm summer days may seem like the best time for a Mexican Caribbean beach vacation, there really is no bad time.
The region is a fantastic place to get away from the cold winter temperatures despite the fact that this is the busiest season.
For those looking for the calmer days of before the region exploded in popularity, the fall is the perfect time to visit some of these Mexican Caribbean destinations.
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