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Cancun Sets New All-Time Visitor Record Hosting Over 30 Million Tourists This Year

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This week, the beloved tourism hotspot of Cancun made history when it welcomed its 30 millionth passenger – the highest figure recorded to date. Last year, Cancun Airport saw a significant increase of over 10 million passengers compared to 2020’s pandemic-filled total of 12.2M+.

Aerial panoramic view of Cancun beach and city hotel zone in Mexico on the carribean sea coastline. showing clear turquoise water on a beautiful sunny day

This Wednesday, December 28th, with a festive accompaniment of mariachi music, Quintana Roo’s Governor Mara Lezama and Secretary of Tourism Bernardo Cueto commemorated the 30 millionth passenger Lisa Marie Stickley, hailing from Indiana, USA. In recognition of this momentous occasion, Mrs. Stickley was presented with several awards and accolades. To all those who are planning to visit Cancun soon – let’s dive into why it’s such a popular tourist destination!

Aerial view of Bacalar Lagoon and Blue Cenote
Bacalar Lagoon Near Cancun

The Allure Of Cancun

Cancun is renowned for its stunning sandy beaches that stretch along the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The white-sand beaches are perfect for soaking up some sun while taking in breathtaking views. Sun seekers can also take advantage of activities such as swimming in crystal clear waters or going kayaking or paddleboarding around Nichupte Lagoon.

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ancient mayan temple pyramid of Chichen Itza in Mexico.

For globetrotters seeking to discover legendary ruins, there areas around Cancun are filled with them! Chichen Itza is a top favorite among visitors. This Mayan Temple places as one of the New Seven Wonders of The World for its incredible structure and historical significance. But there are plenty more captivating archeological sites that offer a unique experience into times past—all in beautiful landscapes.

What Makes Cancun So Unique?

Cancun has become one of Mexico’s most popular destinations it has some of the best natural beauty, cultural attractions, and nightlife in the area. Each and every year, people can’t get enough of its breathtaking cenotes. These are sinkholes with crystal clear waters that offer some of the best snorkeling and swimming experiences on the Caribbean coast.

Tourists swimming in a cenote in cancun

Every cenote offers an awe-inspiring journey with its own depths, sizes, and experiences. If you’re visiting the Cancun area, you’re going to need the ultimate guide to explore top cenotes near Cancun. This is a must for a unique perspective on these remarkable sites.

The Best Accommodations & Culinary Experiences Around             

If luxury and relaxation are what you seek, then you’re in for a treat. Rest assured knowing that Cancun has some of the best accommodations available anywhere in Mexico! From adults-only, all-inclusive resorts like Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Resort where guests can enjoy world-class spas and gourmet dining options to family-friendly Hyatt Ziva Riviera offering fun for everyone. Whatever experience you desire – you can find it in Cancun.

Luxury hotel with infinity pool and palms all around it.
Luxury hotel with infinity pool and palms all around it by the turquoise blue sea water.

And if delicious food is your thing then look no further than the top 5 Cancun all-inclusive resorts according to Travelers’ Choice Awards. These amazing resorts made it on this trendsetting list for a reason! The beauty of an all-inclusive resort is that you can indulge in all types of cuisine. You can do this at any time and explore an array of exceptional restaurants serving only top-quality dishes. Your taste buds will thank you later! 

Cancun Beach Resort

For those of you who are seeking an unparalleled evening experience, Cancun offers a plethora of cocktail bars, and live music performances. You don’t even have to leave the resort! All of which are conveniently clustered around the main hotel zone.  Whether you’re after a chic lounge bar or a vibrant nightclub vibe with live DJs spinning music until waking hours – there’s something for everyone!

man and woman laying down on beach bed under tiki hut on a sunny day at cancun resort private beach

Final Thoughts

All in all, there’s no doubt that Cancun is a paradise that’s popular with tourists from all around the world. From its stunning beaches to cultural attractions, cenotes, and top-notch accommodations – there’s something for everyone in this vibrant city. With its 30 millionth passenger milestone being celebrated, this has come as no surprise. Also, with its wide array of activities ranging from water sports to sightseeing tours – there’s something here that appeals to everyone! It’s no wonder why this magical place continues to draw in millions each year.

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