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New Cancun Airbnb Laws Will Help Keep Tourists Safe 

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The phenomenon of vacation rentals has really taken hold of the tourism market these past few years. 

More and more tourists are looking for that home-away-from-home feel when traveling, skipping the more luxurious, all-inclusive hotels that so many usually opt for. 

Airbnb is the most notable app that offers thousands of homes in the Mexican Caribbean alone and is adding more to that list all the time. 

With the popularity of vacation rentals showing no sign of slowing down, the call for regulations and safety measures to be enforced has now been officially instated by law. 

airbnb in playa del carmen

New Laws Get Green Light 

The Congress of Quintana Roo has just recently given the go-ahead for new laws to be introduced to digital hosting platforms to ensure greater security for tourists in the state, as well as for hosts themselves. 

One of the main worries of tourists choosing vacation rentals in the Mexican Caribbean was whether or not the homes were legitimate places to stay.

Though Airbnb goes through extreme measures to vet all hosts and vacation rentals to ensure that they are of a good enough standard, scams and other incidents have taken place in the past, causing concern for government officials. 

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With new laws put in place, all Airbnb hosts and other vacation rental owners will now have to be included in the State Tourism Registry in order to continue allowing tourists and guests to stay at their properties. 

The registry can install policies on the Airbnb app and other hosting platforms to ensure they have been properly vetted by an official source in the hope of preventing any criminal activity from taking place.

This, in turn, will give tourists peace of mind when picking a vacation rental to stay in, knowing that it has been officially checked and certified by the registry and ensuring their safety while vacationing. 

Furthermore, this registry will be expanded to cover other sectors in the tourism industry, such as tourist guides, travel agencies, and even restaurants, offering them professional training to ensure security standards are met across the board. 

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New Law To Ensure Preservation Of Mexican Caribbean 

Another notable law passed in Quintana Roo involved the topic of sustainable and community tourism. 

The Mexican Caribbean has been inundated by tourists these past few years, many believe to be the cause of ‘revenge travel’ after the pandemic, with many booking vacations to make up for lost time.

With that surge in popularity also comes the need for certain protections for the natural landscape and historic attractions that are enjoyed by so many. 

The Sun Shining Through to Ik Kil Cenote Near Cancun

The Yucatan Peninsula genuinely has some of the most breathtaking historical and cultural sites in the world, from ancient Mayan ruins like Chichen Itza and El Meco, to ‘magical towns’ such as Merida and Valladolid and even ancient landscapes and areas such as Cenote Ik Kil. 

As more and more tourists flock to this popular destination, the need for conservation and protection will now be at the forefront of the tourism industry to ensure that visitors can continue to enjoy the rich and diverse offerings that it has for many years to come.

Offerings Of The Mexican Caribbean 

Quintana Roo was an area that was populated by the Mayans and then subsequently by Spanish conquistadors during the colonial period. 

Tulum Ruins with tourist looking in the distance

Therefore, history oozes out of the entire region, with archaeological sites like Chichen Itza and Tulum hosting ancient structures and temples that were built over 1,500 years ago. 

If you are not a history buff, you might be more interested in nature and wildlife, which the Mexican Caribbean is in no short supply of. 

Home to crocodiles, dolphins, jaguars, spider monkeys, manatees, and much, much more, the region is an animal lovers’ paradise. 

A young woman swimming with whale shark

The Tiburon Ballena Biosphere Reserve is a site located between Holbox and Isla Mujeres, which gives tourists the opportunity to swim alongside giant manta rays and whale sharks and is a must-do on your checklist.

Or maybe you have come to the Mexican Caribbean just to relax, and we don’t blame you…

With luxury spa amenities and wellness offerings around every corner, you can enjoy yoga, pilates, massage, reiki healing, treatments, and so much more from most of the main tourist hubs that exist.

Or if all you need is a stunning beach to find your zen…well, you aren’t going to struggle finding one of those here!

Stunning Beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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