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This Resort Hotspot North If Cancun Is Growing As A Foodie Traveler’s Paradise

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Costa Mujeres has been making the headlines this year as a rising star for travelers in the Mexican Caribbean.

In addition to its quaint shores, laid-back tropical lifestyle, and some of the best resorts in Quintana Roo, Costa Mujeres is also trending as a foodie traveler’s paradise.

A white sand beach in Costa Mujeres with palm trees

Resorts in this emerging hotspot elevate traditional all-inclusive dining with fantastical restaurant designs and innovative concepts that have gained the attention of food critics across the world.

With Costa Mujeres trending as one of the hottest destinations right now, here’s another reason you should consider this emerging hotspot for your next tropical getaway.

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Situated just north of Cancun, Costa Mujeres is a relatively new resort destination that has seen its popularity skyrocket as new properties debut in the high-end destination. Do you want to visit Costa Mujeres? 😍🇲🇽 #travel #mexico #allinclusives #costamujeres #playamujeresmexico 🎥: @Palladium Travel Club @TRS Coral Hotel ♬ Summer Background Jazz – Jazz Background Vibes

Set along the white-sand shores of the Isla Mujeres municipality, Costa Mujeres occupies one of the most privileged stretches of land in the region. Palm-tree-lined beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a serene atmosphere combine to create a prime location for all-inclusive resorts. 

Dotted with an excellent array of luxurious properties, Costa Mujeres gives Cancun a run for its money. And increasingly, its resorts are serving up world-class culinary experiences that are putting this tropical hotspot on the global foodie radar.

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Delicious Mexican tacos in a restaurant in Costa Mujeres

A handful of lavish Costa Mujeres resorts have received international recognition for their refined approach to cuisine. From topping the prestigious Magellan Awards to obtaining Diamond status by the AAA and the World Culinary Awards, Costa Mujeres may very well be the culinary champion of the Mexican Caribbean.

Reflecting on the locale’s growing foodie potential, Marissa Setién, head of the Costa Mujeres Hotel Association, said, “Here travelers can enjoy high-quality produce and menus carefully curated by world-class chefs,” the executive said in a statement. 

Palm trees and blue waters in Costa Mujeres

ATELIER Playa Mujeres

With 13 restaurants, 2 coffee shops, and 12 bars, ATELIER Playa Mujeres is perhaps one of the most versatile luxury resorts in terms of the sheer variety of Mexican and international cuisine on offer. 

If that weren’t enough, several of its eateries have earned top marks from Wine Spectator and the AAA. Some of its most noteworthy restaurants include María Dolores By Edgar Nunez (reservation only), which serves up contemporary Mexican hits with a unique sensorial twist.

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Excellence Playa Mujeres

From exotic dishes inspired by Middle Eastern spices to elevated Mexican fare, Excellent Playa Mujeres elevated the all-inclusive dining experience with its global offerings. 

Boasting 13 refined dining options, Excellent Playa Mujeres is one of the top-rated resorts near Cancun for foodie travelers. What makes Excellent so excellent is its unparalleled array of international flavors, including its signature French-inspired Chez Isabelle

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More casual options, too, are available, including at the beachside Las Olas or Agave, serving up spicy Mexican classics. 

Catalonia Costa Mujeres

At the heart of this 5-star beachfront property is Catalonia’s Quinta Avenida, a lively promenade that showcases the resort’s unparalleled foodie offerings, consisting of 11 restaurants.

From luxury buffets where food is prepared on the spot for guests to enjoy surrounded by gardens and pools to Catalonia’s Barcelona-inspired Memories, food is center stage at this leading Costa Mujeres resort. 

A beach in Cancun with palm trees, blue water and great weather

Costa Mujeres Is One Of The Most Popular Mexican Caribbean Destinations This Year

Aside from its rich culinary offerings, Costa Mujeres offers travelers a variety of historical, cultural, and natural attractions that make it one of the most popular regional destinations.

With some of the highest occupancy rates in the Mexican Caribbean (up to 85% in the low season), travelers can’t seem to get enough of this emerging resort paradise.

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