While many visitors to the city come from the United States, Europeans love the Mexican Caribbean too, and for those interested in visiting, there are 20 European destinations that have nonstop flights to Cancun. During the summer months, the Riviera Maya area is expecting a huge influx of tourists from countries in Europe, and with the large number of flights flying direct to Cancun it’s likely that a good portion of those tourists will be landing at Cancun International Airport. In recent months the airport has been registering around 500 flights a day and more recently that number has climbed as high as 600.
The 500-600 incoming and outgoing flights to and from Cancun airport are not the only evidence that the city is growing in popularity. Hotels in the Cancun Hotel Zone are already nearing capacity and it’s only the beginning of the summer travel season. The different sectors of the tourism industry have barely had a moment to breathe since the last rush of visitors during the Easter holiday, and right before that the spring break season.
During the busy times earlier in the year many of the tourists came from the U.S. and Canada because what better place to go to get away from the cold than the warm sunny beaches of Cancun? For the summer months, though, there is a bigger European tourist crowd than during spring break and Easter. And with a total of 20 different European destinations offering direct flights to and from Cancun this year, the city could host more European travelers than ever before.
The newest route from a European country to be added to the list of direct flights to Cancun is Barcelona but there are 19 more. This gives sunshine-loving travelers all over the continent easier access to Cancun and the rest of the Riviera Maya. The 20 routes with direct connections to the Mexican Caribbean hotspot include:
Despite the increase in flight cancelations all over the world, people tired of sitting home during the pandemic want to travel and nothing seems to be stopping them. Even during the pandemic Cancun became a popular destination for people that could work from home and now that restrictions have been lifted it is popular among travelers looking for some relaxation and beach vibes too. The city has become so popular, in fact, that it is expected that the tourism industry will be successful beyond what was seen prior to Covid-19.
Along with the increased number of tourists in Cancun comes some minor inconveniences as well, such as longer wait times for taxis, difficulty getting into some restaurants, and long lines at the airport. Planning for those things will go a long way toward alleviating some of the frustration that comes with traveling. Scheduling anything in advance that can be booked early will also help, both in regards to time and money.
As a result of inflation, the cost of some things has gone up as well, as they have everywhere, and especially in major tourist destinations. Visitors will pay more for everything from flights to hotels to dining out but planning ahead will help save money in the long run. Usually, people expect to pay more for things while they are on vacation so it won’t come as much of a surprise.
A lot of things have changed since the Covid pandemic and the popularity of Cancun is one of those things. And with the constant addition of new direct routes to Cancun International Airport from the U.S., Canada, and Europe, it is only going to become more popular among discerning tourists everywhere.
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