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Why The Mexican Caribbean Is The Ultimate Destination For Americans This Fall

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It’s no secret at this point that Americans absolutely love the Mexican Caribbean. 

This can be attributed to many factors, which we will go into later on, but looking at the incredible numbers of visitors traveling to the stunning destination this year so far, with a 13 percent increase compared to last year, it is clear that the Mexican Caribbean is certainly the place to be. 

Huge investment is being plugged into the ever-popular destination, recently reported as having one of the highest percentages of total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in just the first quarter of this year, according to the Ministry of Economy of the Government of Mexico. 

tourist floating in clear blue sea in cancun

This has enabled local authorities to truly expand and transform areas that needed some TLC and ever-growing list of experiences that tourists can benefit from. 

Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa stated, “This increase allows us to materialize what we have always said that there is confidence in the State and that they see it as a place with growth, projection and certainty for investments around the world, which will be reflected in the shared prosperity from north to south of Quintana Roo”.

Everything from the expansion of hotel complexes and vacation rentals to investment in welfare programs that look to increase security presence for tourists and locals, to new infrastructure such as the building of the new Tulum International Airport and Nichupté Lagoon Bridge, and even the arrival of the long-anticipated Maya train that will connect tourists and locals everywhere, the area shows no sign of stopping.

a perfect sunset from a hotel in Cancun

Fall is a particularly good time to be traveling to the Mexican Caribbean; let’s get into it!

Affordable Pricing 

One of the main draws for travelers to visit in the fall is due to the decrease in hotel and airline prices. 

With most of the Mexican Caribbean experiencing a lull in tourist activity, which is normal for this time of year, many hoteliers and businesses strategically reduce their prices, meaning you can stay at the exact same place and experience the same vacation as you would in summer or winter, but for a fraction of the cost!

Places such as Cancun have endless amounts of options when it comes to accommodation, so whether you’re looking for a one-bedroom AirBnB or a luxury, five-star all-inclusive, there is certainly going to be something for everyone’s price range. 

american airlines flight

Fall is also naturally a less busy time, being outside of the typical school vacation seasons, meaning flights will be less busy and also less expensive. 

As more airlines announce new air routes with the arrival of the next Tulum International Airport, many companies will be competitively pricing their tickets in a bid to win the most tourists, so definitely shop around!

Expansion Of Tourist Offerings 

We would be here all day if we were to list every single activity and experience tourists can try when traveling to the Mexican Caribbean, but it is worth highlighting just how seriously local authorities are taking the expansion of these offerings. 

Priding itself on having some of the best beaches in the entire world, more and more of them are being awarded the coveted Blue Flag badge due to their natural beauty. 

Blue flag sign in Cancun beach

Sargassum levels on these beaches are being reported as being low, with investment being put into strategies and plans to prevent it from being a problem in the future. 

Some places are also becoming protected areas, such as the ever-popular “El Mirador”, which looks to preserve its natural beauty for visitors for many, many years to come. 

A large number of archeological zones are either being expanded or reopened after decades of being closed to the public, such as Chichén Viejo on the site of Chichén Itzá. 

With archeological tourism on the rise in the region, there is certainly a plethora of incredible ancient Maya ruins to explore that date back thousands of years!


The long-awaited Maya train is set to launch this December and aims to connect tourists to the entire region of the Mexican Caribbean, routing through popular tourist hotspots such as Cancun and Tulum, as well many archeological sites and hugely popular magical towns such as Puerto Morelos and Bacalar, known for their cultural and historical significance. 

Fall also has some unique offerings on the table, with festivals and holidays specifically during the low season in popular areas. 

“Canal Pixan’ (Day of the Dead) is a Mayan tradition where families honor deceased loved ones with public events showcasing traditional dances and music, experienced during the same time as the North American holiday ‘Halloween’ (though not to be compared to as they are slightly different). 

day of the dead performer in Valladolid

Avoid The Busy Winter Season 

It is projected that the Mexican Caribbean is going to see out the rest of the year with a bang, as more and more hotel reservations and flight bookings are already taking place for this winter. 

As it is the number one choice for Americans during their vacation time, due to the convenience of the location, the abundance of accommodation options and deals, the food gastronomy, the weather, the beautiful natural landscapes, the history, the culture… (need we go on?), why not check it out before the place becomes inundated with people looking for that same little slice of paradise? 

If you want to experience all that the Mexican Caribbean has to offer in a much more relaxed, less busy way, then we recommend booking your flights as soon as possible; you won’t be disappointed!

sunset in the mexican caribbean with grass umbrellas on the beach

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