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Playa Del Carmen Travelers Will Soon Have A New Option To Reach This Incredible Island

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Two of the most exciting Mexican Caribbean destinations will soon be connected by a new ferry route thanks to a huge announcement by the Xcaret Group.

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The leading hospitality and entertainment group is launching a brand-new ferry route from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel amid growing travel demand. 

Playa del Carmen and Cozumel are, respectively, some of the trendiest destinations in the Mexican Caribbean right now, each offering travelers a unique taste of paradise thanks to their blend of white-sand beaches, culture, and history. 

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As travelers seek new ways to enjoy the Mexican Caribbean, here’s the latest on the new Xcaret ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel.

Xcaret To Launch New Maritime Link Between Two Growing Mexican Caribbean Hotspots 

The Mexican Caribbean is one of the most enticing destinations for travelers in 2024. This year, travelers will be able to travel between two of its most promising destinations thanks to the launching of a new ferry connection between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.

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The decision to set up the new ferry link comes as travel to both Playa del Carmen and Cozumel surge in 2024. The former is home to several Xcaret properties, including the massive Hotel Xcaret Mexico. 

Meanwhile, Cozumel, a stunning island just 12 miles off the mainland, has also seen its popularity skyrocket thanks to its excellent array of untouched beaches, ancient Mayan sites, and a growing variety of luxurious accommodations.

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According to local media sources, Xcaret aims to deploy two massive ferries, each capable of carrying up to 650 passengers. 

Although no official timeline has been given for the launching of the new ferry connection, travelers can expect to benefit from the new service within the next few months. 

Xcaret, one of the leading hospitality firms operating in the region, is working closely with maritime officials to obtain the necessary operational licenses to begin selling tickets. 

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The Mexican Caribbean is famous for its diverse range of aquatic activities, which include everything from catamaran tours to motorboat excursions. A tightly regulated industry, officials have stepped up efforts to improve the safety of water-based tours, which include ferries. 

The addition of a new direct ferry service between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel comes at a time of surging traveler demand. Although several companies currently operate ferries between popular destinations, including Ultramar and Winjet, Xcaret is promising to offer travelers more than just transportation.

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From luxurious amenities to fun onboard activities, Xcaret is working on developing a service that is bound to be a hit with travelers. The award-winning company is known for boasting some of the most luxurious properties and stunning theme parks in the Mexican Caribbean.

Both Playa del Carmen and Cozumel are expected to be among the most popular destinations with travelers in 2024. While the Mexican Caribbean is home to several trendy island destinations, Cozumel is by far the largest island in the region, making it the perfect choice for an extended getaway. 

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From its beautiful and vibrant capital to its numerous Mayan sites, travelers can easily spend days enjoying everything Cozumel has to offer. Some of the standout locations travelers should definitely visit on the paradisiacal island include the Punta Sur Eco Beach Park as well as the San Gervasio Mayan site. 

Meanwhile, Playa del Carmen will remain one of the best overall destinations in the region, offering a unique blend of all-inclusive luxury as well as authentic vacation rentals.

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