Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are among the world’s fastest-growing destinations, with growth rates projected to skyrocket to new records in 2023 as more travelers eagerly flock to the region.
Widely regarded as having some of the world’s leading luxury resorts and an unbeatable array of natural and historical attractions, the Mexican Caribbean enjoys a stellar reputation among the public. Here are 5 reasons why this sun-soaked region is a hit among travelers.
The Mexican Caribbean Is Home To Most New Hotels In Mexico
Destinations like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum have reported several years of consecutive growth with regard to new hotels and accommodations.
Home to over 127,000 hotel rooms, the Mexican Caribbean attracts significantly more investment than other states in the country.
Several new projects are currently in the making across the region, especially in relatively underdeveloped stretches of land, including Costa Mujeres, which is set to have 2000 new rooms thanks to a new investment by Invertol.
Meanwhile, over 3000 new hotel rooms will be inaugurated this year alone in Cancun, including the 1700-room AVA Resort, slated for opening in late 2023.
World-Class Infrastructure Projects
Another reason that explains the Mexican Caribbean’s resounding success is the sheer number of massive infrastructure projects under construction.
While building large infrastructure undertakings may temporarily upset travelers, over time, they are set to make travel easier and more comfortable.
Travelers will be able to take advantage of the new Maya Train once it officially begins operations later this year.
Stretching for over 1500 kilometers in length, the state-of-the-art railway project will connect some of the main Mexican Caribbean destinations.
Cancun is also building a huge new bridge that will connect the city’s resort district to the downtown area, easing traffic and congestion.
Safety Is A Priority
Despite the occasional scary headline, the Mexican Caribbean is one of the safest destinations in the country for travelers.
Resort hotspots like Cancun and Playa del Carmen are guarded by a sizeable contingent of armed forces, including police, tourist police, and troops from the Mexican Army and Navy.
Moreover, hundreds of all-inclusive resorts in the Mexican Caribbean provide around-the-clock security for travelers, with advanced security systems and armed guards.
Travelers can feel safe walking in touristy areas as long as they follow essential safety tips.
The Mexican Caribbean Is The Best Connected Region In The Country
Cancun International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports for international travelers, thanks to an excellent network of flights to and from North and South America as well as Europe.
The massive airport, which transported over 30 million passengers last year, currently has 41 direct flights to the United States, including to all major U.S. hubs.
Both legacy carriers and low-cost operators regularly announce new flights to the sun-soaked region, including American Airlines and Air Canada, which launched new flights to the island destination of Cozumel this winter.
Growing Array Of Historical And Natural Attractions
Even though the Mexican Caribbean already boasts an impressive number of historical, cultural, and natural attractions, the region is always working on making more sights available for travelers.
Earlier this year, Chetumal became home to the world’s second-largest blue hole, measuring 900 feet in depth. With regards to historical attractions, the construction of the massive Maya Train has unveiled hundreds of new Mayan artifacts, many of which will be displayed in a new museum in Mérida.
The Maya Train will also open up new ancient ruins for travelers to explore, including Ichkabal, which boasts some of the most complex Mayan history.
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