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5 Reasons Why Cancun Is Full Of Tourists Even In The Off Season

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Even though June is part of Cancun’s off-season, hotels remain packed with tourists, according to tourist industry sources

In fact, with so many tourists flocking to Cancun, some wonder whether the term “off-season” even applies to the summer the way it used to.

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“We are not at levels like many years ago, when we talked about the low season. Now we are talking about a mid-high season, leading up to July and August,” said industry official Roberto Cintron.

What is leading tourists to travel to Cancun year-round and making the off-season a thing of the past?

Let’s look at five of the top reasons tourists are filling up Cancun hotels right now:

Great Deals 

According to Cintron, an expected downturn in hotel reservations led to increased special offers that brought tourists into Cancun. 

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“Yes, it has been noticed as a result of about six to eight months ago that the reduction in reservations has increased… which caused nervousness and led many to lower their rates and launch very aggressive last-minute offers to fill those rooms. But, at the end of the month the result is more tourism and air operations continue above 560 daily operations,” he said.

More tourists looking to travel smart are taking advantage of special offers during the non-peak season to make the most of their vacation.

Fewer Crowds

The Riviera Maya has a lot to offer, so it is often very busy.

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While many people wish to enjoy a relaxing vacation in the sun and sand, large crowds can stand in the way of getting some peace.

High tourism seasons, such as winter and spring break, can be fun for their bustling party atmosphere, but summer is the time to go to Cancun if you just want to take a break without being disturbed. 

Great Weather

While many people flock to Cancun in the winter to take advantage of Cancun’s climate at a time when much of the United States is covered in snow, that does not mean that Cancun does not have great weather year-round. 

beautiful beach and palm trees

Since the Riviera Maya is located in the Mexican Caribbean, things can get hot and sticky during the summers. 

However, smart tourists know to beat the heat by spending the day at one of Cancun’s beautiful beaches or cenotes. 

While the winter offers tourists the chance to escape the cold, beautiful weather in Cancun is worth experiencing even if the conditions at home are not that bad. 


Of course, nothing says summer like a day at the beach.

woman on the beach with ocean

All year round, the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean are worth the trip. 

The Riviera Maya has beaches of all types along its coast, making it perfect no matter what you are looking for. 

Beaches along Cancun and Playa del Carmen will be crowded year-round, but they are the best place to feel the buzz of local culture and experience world-class shopping and cuisine. 

If you travel in the summer to avoid crowds and get some time to yourself, there are many lesser-known beaches to check out.

Crystalline water on a Riviera Maya beach with great weather

And for history and culture buffs who still want to enjoy the sun, the Tulum Archaeological Zone has pristine beaches set against some of Mexico’s most breathtaking Mayan ruins. 

Family Fun

For families, summer is the perfect time to visit Cancun. 

With school out, families across America are looking for a place both children and adults enjoy.

Cancun certainly fits this description. Children will love playing on the beach and participating in water activities like snorkeling. 

Meanwhile, parents will love luxurious spas and fine dining throughout the coastline. 

Parents can feel safe at Cancun’s all-inclusive resorts, knowing children have a safe and enclosed area to explore without constant supervision. 

In addition, the Riviera Maya’s many museums and archaeological sites are the perfect opportunities for kids and adults to learn about the Mayan civilization. 

kids playing in water

Regardless of your situation, the Riviera Maya’s diverse attractions make it the perfect summer destination.

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