Headed to the Mexican Caribbean this winter? You better book your accommodation in Isla Mujeres early because hotels are now on track to be sold out for winter vacations this year.
It was reported by this Cancun local news agency that hotels on the island are advancing to surpass 95% capacity for the high season, which officially begins on December 15th. These numbers reveal that Isla Mujeres will be one of the most sought-after destinations in the region to book a vacation for the last few weeks of 2022, both for international travelers as well as locals visiting the Mexican Caribbean.
“We are going to have a very strong year-end, with very positive occupations, reaching almost 100 percent throughout the municipality, that is, both in the insular and continental areas,” said José Jesús Castillo Magaña, director of Economic Development and Tourism of Isla Mujeres in a recent statement.
The report also revealed that it has been a very good year for Isla Mujeres when it comes to tourism, with hotels on the island routinely at 80-85 percent capacity throughout 2022.
“The annual average of hotel occupancy ranges from 80 to 85 percent, staying in Costa Mujeres throughout the year with one of the highest occupations at the state level between 88 and 93 percent,” he continued. Ongoing promotion for tourism of Isla Mujeres as an island destination with quality services for travelers and amazing hospitality were said to have helped these high occupancy numbers.
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Where Is Isla Mujeres? Information For Travelers
Isla Mujeres, an island destination just a 15-minute ferry ride from Cancun, has gained popularity over the years for travelers looking for something different in the Riviera Maya.
The island is known for its beautiful beaches (particularly North Beach and Punta Sur), boutique hotels, and snorkeling opportunities. Isla Mujeres is also a named pueblo magico, one of Mexico’s magic towns in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Sargassum-Free Beaches One Of The Many Tourist Highlights Of Isla Mujeres
Director Castillo Magaña also boasted in this week’s report about the many highlights of visiting Isla Mujeres for travelers in the Mexican Caribbean.
The island has idyllic beaches, festivals, great food, culture, and one of the biggest bonuses for travelers – sargassum-free beaches. We reported in September that due to the collaboration of the municipal government and local businesses, beaches in Isla Mujeres have been kept sargassum free since July 2022.
While other destinations such as Cancun, Holbox, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen all struggled to remove the huge influx of the brown algae this year, Isla Mujeres has been kept relatively clean. Tourists could wander and swim at the beaches without having to worry about encountering any sargassum.
An Island Alternative For Travelers In Cancun
And for travelers looking for some tranquility in the Mexican Caribbean, the island does provide a peaceful getaway compared to the more bustling beaches of nearby Cancun and Playa del Carmen. This island escape is a popular one for travelers staying in Cancun or Playa del Carmen for weeks or more.
Its close proximity to Cancun also makes Isla Mujeres an ideal day trip for travelers in Cancun who want to explore more of this beautiful region. Lots of boutique travel agencies provide day trips to Isla Mujeres, where you can experience the peaceful waters of Playa Norte and beyond.
New Hotels To Be Opened On The Island
During his statement this week, director Castillo Magaña also revealed that four new hotel properties are planned to be built on Isla Mujeres, making for a total of 220 new rooms as well as 48 new apartment units.
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