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7 Reasons Why The Mexican Caribbean Will Be A Top Destination Worldwide This Year

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We all know why the Mexican Caribbean is popular, filled with sparkling white sand beaches and aqua blue crystal clear water, so it comes as no surprise.   

Add to that the fact that there are numerous amazing vacation destinations in the region to choose from, and it’s easy to see why millions visit every year.   

Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the other reasons why the Mexican Caribbean will be among the most popular destinations worldwide in 2024. 

Tourist in Tulum, Mexico Enjoying the View of the Mexican Caribbean

Award Winning Destinations To Visit 

One of the things that will undoubtedly draw more tourists to the Mexican Caribbean this year and increase its popularity even more is all of the awards the region received this past year.   

Not just hotels but some of the destinations themselves were awarded with some pretty prestigious awards.   

Three islands, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, and Holbox were named among the top five in North America, which will surely make more travelers want to visit them.   

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Maya Train – Providing Easy Access To Amazing Destinations 

Not only are there several amazing destinations to visit in the Mexican Caribbean, but the Maya Train Will make it easier than ever to get to them.   

Expected to be complete this year, the train will travel up and down the coast, stopping at pretty much every popular destination, including Playa del Carmen, Bacalar, and Tulum.   

Furthermore, you can already take the train to several destinations throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.   

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Growing Connectivity For International Tourists 

It’s not just getting around the Mexican Caribbean that’s easier than ever, but getting to the Mexican Caribbean as well.   

Cancun Airport is the busiest hub for international tourism in the country, serving more than 12 million international travelers last year.   

Just from the United States alone, there are direct flights from 41 different cities.   

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Tulum Airport – Another Way To Get To The Mexican Caribbean  

Starting this year, tourists will have another option for getting to the Mexican Caribbean.   

Tulum Airport launched operations on December 1, 2023, with domestic flight offerings from several airlines.   

This year, flights will also be offered from a number of U.S. cities to the new Tulum Airport, so travelers visiting destinations near Tulum won’t have to travel from Cancun Airport.   

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Award Winning Hotels  

In the last couple of years, a couple of hundred new hotels have opened in the Mexican Caribbean, bringing the number of hotel rooms in the region to well over 100,000.  

Three of these hotels in the region were recently awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award.   

Additionally, numerous other hotels were given different awards throughout the year, making the Mexican Caribbean one of the world’s premier vacation destinations.   

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The Hospitality Industry’s Commitment To Superior Service 

As tourism in the Mexican Caribbean continues to skyrocket, the hospitality industry continues to provide superior service.   

The Mexican Caribbean is known for its warm hospitality.   

Whether you’re visiting a restaurant, enjoying your hotel’s amenities, or taking a tour you’re sure to be met with friendly service that’s always ready to welcome you to the destination.  

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Amazing Tour Offerings From Tour Providers 

The best thing about having so many amazing destinations in one region is that there are endless things to do, and plenty of tour providers to show you around.   

Tours to visit Mayan ruins, tours to island hop, food tours, adventure park tours, nature tours, and more are available to enhance your Mexican Caribbean vacation.   

It is these tours that so many enjoy while visiting the many different Mexican Caribbean destinations.

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