With so much being reported in the news about travel during the Covid pandemic, it can be hard to figure out whether now is really a good time to visit Cancun.
The positives are that cases of Covid in Cancun and the surrounding area are dropping. And this allowed the epidemiological alert level to drop to yellow (from orange) on 13 September. This has meant capacity levels can increase in resorts and attractions. Also, the yellow alert level is only one step from the green alert level which is the least restrictive for tourism.
So, from that perspective, now is a pretty good time to visit Cancun. Here, we run through some more reasons why this is the case.
1. You can find some great deals in Cancun
The resorts in Cancun range from budget to ultra-luxury, with prices to match. However, all hotels have been operating at reduced capacity for some time, so making sure that those available rooms are filled is essential. This is ideal for tourists, as it means there are some great deals to be had in Cancun.
For example, the following popular resorts are all currently offering huge discounts:
- Moon Palace is offering up to 35% off, with kids and teens traveling for free, and complimentary round-trip airport transportation on some deals.
- There is up to half off at Dreams resorts.
- Oasis resorts in Cancun are offering up to 66% off bookings.
- Palladium hotels are doing an up to 45% discount on their Costa Mujeres resorts.
2. Resorts, tours, and beaches in Cancun are less busy
Another benefit to traveling during the pandemic is that resorts, tours, and beaches are all less busy than during normal times. This means much less chance of having to trawl the beach looking for an open lounger. Also, the vibe will be much more relaxed and hotel and restaurant staff will be able to provide guests with super-attentive service. And because tours are running with lower numbers, it will be much easier to interact with your tour guide, asking all those essential questions about Mexico.
3. There are stringent safety protocols in place
It’s essential for resorts that visitors know they’re safe during their stay. Cancun resorts have implemented thorough safety protocols, including a number of measures such as:
- Additional cleaning of high touch spots.
- Attention to sanitation.
- Lower capacity in restaurants and other facilities.
- Temperature checks.
- Hand sanitizer in easy-access spots throughout resorts.
4. Cancun’s vaccination program is well underway
The Mexican government knows that vaccinating its population is an important way to build confidence with visitors who are considering a vacation in Cancun. Vaccination levels in the Mexican Caribbean region have been one of the highest nationwide, and rates continue to increase at an encouraging speed. It is expected that the adult immunization program in Quintana Roo will be fully complete within the next few weeks.
5. There are no restrictions on entry into Mexico
Mexico has been careful not to limit the number of people who can visit during the pandemic, and for vacationers, this means it’s particularly easy to get to Cancun. You don’t need to show a negative Covid test, or prove vaccination, in order to enter Mexico. And although you will need to prove negative Covid status to reenter the US, this is a simple process, with Cancun hotels working hard to offer in-resort testing facilities, so there’s as little impact as possible on your vacation time.
6. The weather is getting better
As we’ve said previously, the weather in Cancun is always pretty great, but from the end of October, hurricane season has ended and the weather becomes generally less humid and more comfortable. This means that, from a weather perspective, now is definitely a good time to visit Cancun – so why not take advantage and start planning your next Cancun vacation!
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