Cancun has received an unprecedented number of visitors this year, and the year isn’t even over yet. By the end of it, the number of tourists who visited the popular Mexican Caribbean destination is expected to reach nearly 6 million, breaking all previous tourism records. The city has completely recovered from the pandemic and may have even increased in popularity in spite of it. This is because Mexico did not close its borders during the pandemic, so before it was even over, American tourists began flooding to vacation destinations in the country, and Cancun got the bulk of these tourists.
Staying open during the pandemic isn’t the only thing that has made Cancun popular, though, it’s just what led to the rediscovery of this enchanting destination. Now, more people realize just how much the vibrant coastal city has to offer, and although beaches are a huge draw, they are not the only thing that brings tourists to Cancun. We’ll share a few of the reasons that so many tourists are discovering that Cancun is their new favorite beach vacation destination.
There are nearly 100 hotels and resorts in and around the Cancun Hotel Zone, most of them luxury all-inclusive resorts, and there is something for every budget. Many of the all-inclusives have gourmet restaurants, 24-hour in-room dining, and even a daily stocked mini fridge, as well as plenty of activities. Whether you choose ultra-luxury or go for a more budget-friendly option, you’ll get a certain level of service only found in Cancun.
Perfect Weather & Beaches
It can be said that it never gets cold in Cancun. It barely ever drops far below 70 degrees even during January, which is the coldest month. Average highs in the winter are around 84 degrees, making Cancun the perfect destination for a winter getaway. As we said before, Cancun’s stunning white sand beaches are what bring many tourists to the destination, and there are many.
Whether the goal is to relax on the beach for your whole vacation or you’re seeking the adventure of exciting water sports, there are many beaches to do it. Playa Delfines, Playa Norte, and Playa Maroma are just a few of the many beautiful beaches where tourists spend their time during their amazing Cancun vacations. And you can join millions of other tourists and enjoy them too.
Ancient Mayan History
Visitors don’t have to travel far from Cancun to explore the fascinating history of the Mayan culture, with some smaller Mayan ruins and a Mayan museum located right within the city. But for those willing to go a little further beyond the city, there are endless opportunities. Within just a couple of hours from Cancun, one of the most famous Mayan ruins, Chichén Itzá, waits to be explored, and there are numerous other captivating ruins to explore along the way.
Eclectic Food Scene
There is no doubt that many visitors seek out the opportunity to try some authentic Mexican street food while visiting Cancun, and who wouldn’t want to? But the opportunity to try elevated Mexican cuisine should not be missed either, nor the opportunity to indulge in some of the other great culinary experiences that can be found in the city. Internationally renowned chefs and local culinary geniuses serve up delicious dishes from around the world with the flavors and fresh ingredients of the local community, and even the all-inclusive resort food is better than ever before.
Few vacation destinations offer such a diverse set of activities to participate in, and for many who visit Cancun, adventure tourism falls on the must-do list. Ziplining and ATVing through the jungle, jumping in cenotes, and swimming with whale sharks are just a few of the exciting adventures that visitors can book tours for. Additionally, there are numerous adventure parks nearby, like Xcaret, Xplor, and Xel-Ha, that offer a combination of some of these activities and more.
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