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Why The Riviera Maya Will Be More Popular Than Ever This Year 

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It’s easy to see why the Riviera Maya is so popular among travelers looking for the perfect beach vacation destination.   

Stunning beaches line the Mexican Caribbean coast and each town has its own personality and endless things to do.   

But there are other factors that contribute to the popularity of these destinations too, and it is for these reasons that the Riviera Maya will be more popular than ever this year.   

Beautiful Riviera Maya Mexico Beach

More Luxury Hotels Than Ever 

The state of Quintana Roo, which is the home state to the Riviera Maya and destinations like Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Cancun, has well over 1,000 hotels.   

Among these hotels, many of which are luxury all-inclusives, there are over 100,000 rooms available.   

Because the region is so popular, new hotels are popping up almost every month, and now the Riviera Maya has more luxury hotels than ever. 

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The Maya Train 

One of the things that will boost popularity in the Riviera Maya more than anything else is the completion of the Maya Train.   

Once fully operational, you’ll be able to travel not only to destinations up and down the Mexican Caribbean coast but more inland within the Yucatan Peninsula, too, faster and for cheaper than ever.   

This will completely change travel in the region by allowing tourists to visit multiple destinations in one visit, giving travelers even more of a reason to visit this region in Mexico.   

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Tulum Airport 

Not quite as equally important as the Maya Train, but still a huge deal, is the Tulum Airport, which is already completed.   

The new airport, which is actually located about 20 miles from Tulum in the city of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, is an international airport, but so far, there are very few flights from U.S. and Canadian cities that fly into the airport.   

This year that is going to change, though, and the new option will no doubt help in increasing the region’s popularity.   

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More Connectivity 

Cancun already has great connectivity with the U.S. and Canada, with more direct flights to the vacation destination than ever before.   

Currently, American travelers can fly nonstop to Cancun from 41 U.S. cities, and Canadian travelers can fly direct to the destination from 21 cities.   

The new Tulum Airport, in addition to more flights to Cozumel Airport being added, will only increase connectivity and, with it, tourist arrivals. 

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Access To So Many Amazing Destinations 

All of these new projects being completed in the Riviera Maya can only mean one thing, and that is easier access to many amazing destinations.   

Knowing that you can fly into Cancun and spend a couple of days, then hop on a train to go to some other fascinating destination, will undoubtedly make you want to visit the region even more, right?   

That factor is going to play a huge role in making the region even more popular this year and moving forward.   

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Why Americans Especially Love The Riviera Maya 

One of the reasons Americans love the Riviera Maya is the close proximity, which means short, inexpensive flights from many cities in the country.   

The large number of luxury all-inclusive resorts also gives American travelers a hassle-free vacation option.   

Last but not least, the Riviera Maya is the perfect place for American travelers to escape cold winters. 

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Best Time To Visit The Riviera Maya  

The Riviera Maya makes for a great winter escape.   

It is also the perfect summer beach vacation destination, and summers don’t have quite the crowds that the winter months do.   

Whenever you decide to visit, you’ll have no trouble seeing why the region will continue to grow in popularity.

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