As the winter season nears, more U.S. and Canadian travelers are coming to Cozumel every day. In fact, they’re expecting resort capacity to reach 100% by the second week of December!
Cozumel is a large island located offshore the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The island is known for its beautiful beaches, cultural attractions, delicious food, and great shopping. By winter, they could also be serving the largest crowd of tourists in the Caribbean. Despite a resurgence in COVID-19 cases and an outbreak of monkeypox, tourism in Cozumel remains strong at 80%, according to the Mexican Association of Travel Agencies (AMAV).
Though there has been a recent surge in COVID cases near popular tourist destinations, AMAV stated that protocols are being carried out, so travelers don’t need to worry about their safety despite the crowd. The spread is controlled and should not affect business operations in the coming Holidays. Additionally, Quintana Roo’s health system is prepared for a monkeypox outbreak should it come to this. The rebound in tourism numbers indicates optimism among travelers regarding Mexico’s response to issues surrounding public health.
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To meet the rising demand for Cozumel, major airlines’ new direct flights from both U.S. and Canada started bringing more tourists to the island early this month. As Cozumel becomes more accessible to tourists with new direct flights from the U.S. and Canada, it is no surprise that the island will see a record number of visitors this year.
Before direct flights, travelers reach Cozumel by taking a ferry ride from Playa del Carmen, which takes only 45 minutes. This is great for travelers who also want to see the places in the mainland Yucatan Peninsula like Cancun or Riviera Maya, before reveling on the beaches of Cozumel.
Many tourists love Cozumel because they can ride luxurious cruise ships that dock in one of three pier terminals. In fact, about 1000 ships are estimated to dock in the ports of Quintana Roo this year, including the world’s largest ship, which docks right in Cozumel.
This number of ships is equivalent to a share of four million passengers that will surely keep the island busy and bustling with life. Cozumel’s long and successful history in the tourism industry has made it a popular destination for cruises due to its excellent port facilities and infrastructure. For this reason, Cozumel Resorts has been chosen as the best cruise destination in the Mexican Caribbean region.
If you find yourself in Cozumel, there are activities and sites that will accommodate any kind of traveler, whether you’re alone or with a large group. The beaches especially always managed to dazzle visitors, regardless of where you’re from.
This makes Cozumel the ideal site to indulge in pristine underwater views through snorkeling or diving. In particular, Chankanaab Park, which is located inside the National Reef Marine Park. It is a sanctuary of the protected marine flora and fauna in Cozumel. And if you want adventure away from the beach, there are cultural and historical landmarks in the heart of San Miguel de Cozumel, like the San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.
To get the most out of Cozumel and experience a little bit of everything, you can book pre-arranged tours that offer access to high-end resorts, all-you-can-eat meals, and guided adventures like horseback riding, parasailing, submarine expedition, and more! These exciting offers will make your trip convenient and super worth it!
If you’re looking for an exciting and activity-filled vacation, look no further than Cozumel! With something to offer everyone, this large island is sure to be a hit this winter season. Fly or take a cruise to see what all the hype is about this winter!
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