Each year Allianz Partners, a collection of the biggest insurance companies in the United States, release the data on where Americans are booking for their summer vacation.
And for the 7th year running, Cancun tops the list for America’s Number 1 International Destination.
This title has been under threat in recent years; Los Cabos in the northwest of Mexico has been biting at Cancun’s heels for the title. Not to mention the specter of sargassum hanging over the destination.
But you don’t stay as popular as Cancun for this long without continually improving.
This is why Cancun continues to be the favorite international destination for millions of Americans.
Luxury For All
Cancun doesn’t hold back when it comes to luxury. The all-inclusive resorts have been competing against each other for so long now that even the more “budget-friendly” establishments hit it out of the park.
Across the resort spectrum, travelers can find something that fits them and their budget. But where Cancun shines is in its beachfront all-inclusive resorts, especially in the hotel zone.
One of travelers’ favorite ways to vet a resort is via the Booking.com rating system, an invaluable tool that helps potential guests avoid disappointment.
And while in other destinations, a 9.0/10 is an instant click-and-book, in Cancun’s hotel zone, that’s just the starting point!
The world is full of beautiful beachfront destinations. In Latin America and the Caribbean alone, there are hundreds of stunning choices for travelers.
But one thing they don’t have is the Mexican people. While the country has its issues, none of them ever seem to impact the friendly nature of the people here.
A willingness to invite visitors to their country to experience their culture and way of life is no small thing. In a world growing more and more closed off, the people here are still saying with a smile:
Bienvenido a méxico!
Culture On Top Of Culture
Mexican culture is an awesome thing to experience first-hand. The food, the music, the dancing, there’s a joy to it that can be infectious.
And something Mexico has done better than most in both North and South America is to preserve its history for future generations to enjoy.
The colonial history here from the Spanish is still in place to learn from, and the effects of it can be seen throughout Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.
But Mexico has also taken great strides to protect and celebrate its pre-colonial history. In this southeastern corner of the country, the Maya people and culture remain strong.
There are few places left in the Americas to see both sides of this historical story of what was once called The New World.
The Ultimate Fiesta
When the sun sets, Cancun’s nightlife comes alive.
Home to one of the biggest spring break celebrations in all of North America, Cancun has become an institution for many young Americans. In fact, it’s close to a rite of passage!
While the destination does have smaller, more intimate nightclubs, it’s the big hitters that draw the crowds.
Clubs like Mandala and The City put the competition to shame. The City especially is a next-level experience, crowned the biggest club in all of Latin America.
Many of the world’s top DJs fly in to perform at The City, and the party here lives in a traveler’s memory for a lifetime.
But Cancun’s party people aren’t just confined to nightclubs and heavy bass. The destination is full of live music, rooftop bars, fun-filled bar crawls, and even parties on the beaches with live DJs and delicious cocktails.
Close To Home
Another huge positive for many Americans is just how close Cancun is to home.
Getting here is a breeze from anywhere in the United States, with most big population centers having direct flights to the Cancun International Airport.
In fact, it’s quicker for travelers to fly to Cancun from New York City (4h 10m) than it is to fly to Los Angeles (5h 30m).
This neighborly proximity to home for Americans means an international vacation is as easy a journey as crossing the continental United States.
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