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Riviera Maya Hotels Nearly Full At Start Of March

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If you are planning a trip to the beautiful Riviera Maya this month – you may want to get your vacation accommodation sorted as soon as possible, with reports indicating that hotels in the area are nearly full at the start of March.

Aerial view of Riviera Maya Hotel

According to the State Secretariat of Tourism (Sedetur), during the same week, Isla Mujeres had 74.6 percent occupancy, which is a 2 percent increase from the previous week; Costa Mujeres got 81.1 percent, Tulum had 83.1 percent, Cozumel 83.6 percent, and Grand Costa Maya had 52.8 percent.

The Mexican Caribbean’s tourism is booming, and in particular, during the week of February 25 to March 3, Quintana Roo’s popular tourist destinations reached an average hotel occupancy of 83.6 percent, with Riviera Maya having the highest with 86 percent.

aerial view of cancun hotel zone

Also, statistics from Hotel Associations, Municipal Tourism Directorates, and the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo show that the highest percentage of tourists come from the US, with a whopping 37.1 percent.

Closely followed by Mexico in second place, with 35.97 percent, followed by Canada with 6.48 percent. Rounding out the top 10 were the United Kingdom, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, France, Brazil, and Germany – and other markets accounted for 9.47 percent of the visitors, showing that the Mexican Caribbean welcomed a total of 454,276 tourists from these countries.

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Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa has expressed that tourism will bring prosperity to all corners of Quintana Roo, improving the quality of people’s lives through great jobs and salaries, and will be prioritized as a part of the New Agreement for Welfare and Development.

The Riviera Maya is a popular vacation destination for tourists all over the world and is located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Widely known for its crystal-clear waters, beautiful beaches, and ancient Mayan architecture, additionally, it also boasts a wide range of accommodations, from luxury resorts to budget-friendly alternatives.

view of hotel room

The hotels in the Riviera Maya are experiencing a high demand for the beginning of March 2023, and this is most likely due to a combination of factors, including favorable weather conditions and the popularity of the region as a spring vacation destination.

With the previous statistics in mind, it may well be worth looking into Isla Mujeres or Costa Mujeres for your vacation, as they came in with slightly lower occupancy increases compared to the likes of Cozumel and Tulum, meaning there may well be more spaces available across the spectrum of accommodation.

Beaches and Resorts in the Cancun Hotel Zone, bordered by the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea.

What To Do If Hotels Are Full?

Here are a few alternative options if you are struggling to find a hotel:

Check Airbnb or Vacation Rentals

There may be some great deals available, and you could end up with a more authentic local experience.

Expand Your Search

If you are struggling to find anything within the area you are wanting to stay in, try looking towards other nearby towns and cities. You may just find something even better or something that’s just a short drive away that fits your needs.

Contact Local Travel Agencies

Try reaching out to travel agencies in your area; they may be able to find you something that you can’t see online for yourself.

A luxurious airbnb in the Caribbean with a private pool


If you’re the outdoorsy, adventurous type, then have you ever considered camping? The region offers some great campsites for all budgets, which offer beautiful views and starlit skies and is an all-around unique experience.


If you are looking for something a little more budget-friendly and don’t mind staying with one of the locals, Couchsurfing may be a good option for you. It’s definitely one of the best ways to get top recommendations by staying with a resident of the place you are visiting.

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Whether you’re looking for a tranquil and relaxing beach vacation, or an adventure-filled trip exploring the Mayan culture, the Riviera Maya certainly has something for everyone, and with popular demand and limited availability, if you are heading there soon, it’s recommended to book your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, so you can be well on your way to enjoying everything that this stunning region has to offer.

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