The entire Riviera Maya region had an amazing year of tourism in 2022, and it doesn’t look like that momentum is going to slow down anytime soon. Cancun International Airport, which is the main hub for the entire region, welcomed more than 30 million passengers during the year, breaking an all-time record. Further proof of the popularity of the region is the fact that Riviera Maya hotels are already being booked for 2024.
Here’s why travelers can’t get enough of this beautiful vacation destination:
The number one reason most people flock to Riviera Maya vacation destinations is to enjoy the stunning white sand beaches and crystal clear aqua blue water of the Mexican Caribbean. All up and down the coast, there are plenty of beaches to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a quiet secluded beach or one with beach clubs and restaurants, you’ll find it in the Riviera Maya region.
Luxury Resort Amenities
Great resorts can be found in pretty much every major tourist city in the world, but many of the luxury all-inclusive resorts you’ll find in the Riviera Maya go beyond great. The all-inclusive amenities are legendary, with gourmet dining putting some of these resorts on a level well above the rest. Other amenities include beautifully landscaped properties with multiple pools, rooms with Caribbean Sea views, 24-hour in-room dining, premium drinks, snacks and beverages all day, and exciting activities and water sports.
Throughout the Riviera Maya, visitors have the opportunity to explore Mexican culture and Mayan culture and history through ruins, museums, the arts, and more. Tourists can visit multiple “Magical Towns” as well, which are towns deemed to have some sort of cultural or historical significance. There are a number of these towns in the region, including Tulum, Bacalar, Valladolid, and Isla Mujeres, which is just off the coast of Cancun.
Exploring nature in the Riviera Maya is a unique experience all its own, and it goes beyond delving into the underwater world, although that is pretty amazing too. There are coral reefs that are part of the second-largest reef system in the world, an underwater sculpture museum, and an unbelievable number of species of colorful fish. But in addition to having access to all that, visitors can also explore the Mayan Jungle, swim in cenotes, and tour underground rivers as well.
The number of direct flights to Cancun International Airport changes a little bit throughout the year but there is still always great connectivity. This is particularly true for connections to the U.S. and Canada, which have 41 direct flight connections and 27 direct flight connections to Cancun this winter, respectively. Cancun is also connected to many other cities around the world, though the United States and Canada are the tourism industry’s biggest markets.
With so much culture, nature, history, and so many beaches and luxury resorts, it only makes sense that visitors never run out of things to do when visiting the Riviera Maya region. Water activities, boat cruises, walking tours, ATVing, motorized water sports, club hopping, shopping, and food tours are plenty to keep any traveler busy. And all of these things and more can be enjoyed in the Riviera Maya.
There is a reason why tourism records keep getting broken in the Riviera Maya region. In fact, there are many. New visitors and return visitors are increasing the numbers, and there is no better evidence of that than having consistently booked hotels, like what can be seen in the Mexican Caribbean.