Cancun, and the larger Mexican Caribbean area as a whole, are popular among tourists from all over the world.
But more than tourists from anywhere else, Americans seem to love the popular tourist destination.
And there are 5 big reasons why Americans can’t get enough of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.
There are all-inclusive resorts in popular vacation destinations all over the world, but the ones you’ll find in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are incredible.
Not only are many of the all-inclusives luxurious, beautiful resorts, but the all-inclusive offerings are top notch too.
At most, you’ll find 24-hour in-room dining, gourmet restaurants, premium beverages, complimentary stocked mini-fridges, daily activities, and nightly entertainment.
They literally provide everything you need for a great vacation without ever having to leave the resort property.
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Another reason Americans flock to Cancun and other popular Mexican Caribbean vacation destinations is the easy access to the region.
Cancun International Airport is one of the busiest in the world and has between 500-600 flights arriving and departing every day on average.
Many of those flights are coming and going from the U.S., as there are direct flights to Cancun Airport from about 40 different U.S. cities.
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Mexican hospitality is another reason Americans keep returning to Cancun and other Mexican Caribbean destinations.
Hospitality industry workers aim to please guests by providing superior service that will keep them coming back.
The level of hospitality is levels above even what you’ll find in the south of the U.S., which is known for its hospitality as well.
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Perhaps the biggest reason the Mexican Caribbean is so popular among American tourists is the world-class beaches.
Up and down the coast, you’ll find beautiful soft, white sand beaches with crystal clear turquoise blue water.
Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, and Tulum all have amazing beaches that are perfect for a relaxing beach vacation.
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Amazing Cultural Experiences
While the beaches are the highlight of the Mexican Caribbean for many visitors, there are amazing cultural experiences that draw American visitors too.
Mexican culture, which can be explored through various activities, and Mayan ruins and history that can be explored throughout the region connect visitors with the destination.
It’s one of the things that keeps American visitors returning over and over again.
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Mexican Caribbean Destinations
Within just a few hours from Cancun International Airport, there are numerous Mexican Caribbean vacation destinations worth visiting, and even more further inland on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Cancun might be the most popular and the busiest of them all, but there is something to be said about the smaller-town experience as well.
Which amazing Mexican Caribbean vacation destination you choose depends on what you’re looking for, because each destination is a little bit unique compared to the others.
Isla Mujeres and Cozumel have more of a small fishing village vibe, Tulum is characterized more by the Mayan culture, and Playa del Carmen is a smaller, slightly quieter party destination similar to Cancun.
All of them are worth your time.
The Future Of Tourism In The Mexican Caribbean
While tourism is already booming in the Mexican Caribbean, it’s about to get a major boost due to some amazing infrastructure projects that are already underway.
The Maya Train will give visitors easy access to the entire Yucatan Peninsula and is going to be directly connected to Cancun Airport.
New hotels are popping up every few months in the region.
And an airport is being constructed in Tulum to help relieve some of the traffic from Cancun and give tourists more options.
With everything going on, you can expect Cancun and the rest of the Mexican Caribbean to continue to be popular among American tourists for the foreseeable future.
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