Riviera Maya, wonderful tourist area of ​​Mexico

The Riviera Maya is a beautiful tropical zone, highly tourist of Mexico, is located along the Caribbean Sea, in the state of Quintana Roo. It stretches along the coast, from Isla Blanca in the north to Punta Allen in the south. It is located in the east of the Yucatan peninsula. Also, it’s the youngest federal state in the country. It has at least 400 5-star hotels of international class, and other categories, which offer more than 40,000 rooms, which receive more than 3.5 million tourists a year, according to a study conducted in 2017.

In addition, It is located on the eastern coast of the State of Quintana Roo, surrounded by beaches with fine white sand, crystal clear waters and this is the second largest space of coral reefs on earth, also has underground river systems. It also contains a beautiful rainforest, which protects its abundant fauna, and the historic remains of ancestral culture.

 

Most attractive points of the Riviera Maya

In the Riviera Maya, there are many points of interest, which are the most attractive for tourists, several of them are highly recognized for being excellent options, in each, you can find different options of entertainment, fun, and culture:

  • Chichen Itzá
  • Paraiso Beach
  • Cozumel Island
  • Bacalar
  • Tulum
  • Akumal
  • Coba
  • Chemuyil
  • Felipe Carrillo Port
  • Sian Ka’an
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Puerto Aventuras

 

What to do in the Riviera Maya?

Visit ancestral places like Chichen Itzá

 Chichen Itza is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. One of the most important Mayan vestiges, to contemplate the Pyramid of Kukulkan and the rest of the majestic constructions that are there can be realized in an excursion of one day.

 

Diving and contemplating the reefs

 Diving is one of the most popular activities in the Riviera Maya. Here is the Mesoamerican reef, the second largest on the planet.

 

Have an adventure in the cenotes like those of Chac Mool

 Located in Puerto Aventuras, charming because both fresh and salty waters collide and form perfectly delimited lines, this is known as halocline.

 

If swimming is not your thing, you can take a pleasant walk through the 7 colors of Bacalar.

 Although it does not seem to be a sea, it is a lagoon of a beautiful turquoise color, or 7 turquoises, since it is also known worldwide as “The lagoon of the Seven Colors” thanks to the shades of blue that can be distinguished thanks to its different depths, a boat excursion is perfect to relax alone or in couple.

 

Visit beautiful beaches, such as Paradise Beach in Tulum

 Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Playa Paraiso is located a few kilometers south of the ruins of Tulum. It has white and soft sand beaches, with a calm turquoise blue swell, which makes this beach an incredible earthly paradise.

 

If you’re passionate about the colonial legacy

 Many cities have a vibrant colonial heritage. The most interesting colonial towns on the Yucatan Peninsula are Merida, Valladolid, and Itzamal.

 

If nightlife is your thing, don’t miss CocoBongo.

 El Coco Bongo, have a local both in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, one of the best-known clubs in Mexico. It combines the concept of spectacle with that of a traditional discotheque. Don’t forget to go alone, or as a couple for at least one night. It will be an experience you will never really forget.

 

The Riviera Maya is really a spectacular place for a vacation alone, in couple or family, either for its fantastic natural attractions such as beaches, cenotes and its extensions of flora and fauna, for its ancestral legacies that give vestige and beauty of ancient civilizations or for its discotheques such as the CocoBongo, is an area really rich in tourism and beauty both natural and rural. A place that you must visit and you will not regret it.

  

Cancun is the Strongest Growing City in Americas 2018

Cancun is the Strongest Growing City in Americas 2018

As we near the end of 2018, travel organisations the world over are crunching numbers and comparing statistics to predict which destinations will come out on top. With major destinations from Canada, the States, Mexico and beyond, the Americas is a tough region when it comes to travel industry competition. Yet it seems that, this year, Cancun will come out on top as the strongest growing city in the Americas!
At the beginning of November, World Travel Market London hosted it’s annual industry event which welcomes almost 50,000 senior travel professionals from around the world.
One event during the travel convention is the release of the ‘Top 100 City Destination Ranking WTM London Edition.’ This highly anticipated report consists of research by EuroMonitor International and outlines the top destinations in the world, major travel trends and industry development.

Cancun Travel Industry Grows from Strength to Strength 

Mexico’s travel industry as a whole is out-performing the global industry by as much as three times the average. In the last 5 years alone, it has climbed from 15th most visited country in the world to 8th, according to the UN World Travel Organisation.

So it is no surprise that one of the Mexico’s top travel destinations would be in the running for top destination in the Americas. But Let’s break down the numbers.
For the year 2017, Cancun welcomed a total number of 5.8 happy international travellers. Historically, the majority of Mexico’s international arrivals hail from the U.S. and then Canada. However, increasing interest from across the pond – especially Europe and Asia – has lead officials to predict a total of 6.8 million international passengers for 2018.
That represents a 16% yearly increase and has resulted in Cancun rising 5 places in the overall 100 top destinations to a very respectable 32nd place.
The growth doesn’t stop there. If current and predicted trends by EuroMonitor International pan out, Cancun tourism is expected to rise to 7.6 million international arrivals by 2020 and an incredible 9 million by 2025.

Wouter Geerts, Senior Travel Analyst at Euromonitor International, is an author of the report and commented on Cancun’s success, “The figures reflect a surge in arrivals for Mexico and Canada, while cities in the US are seeing slower growth rates, partly thanks to the travel policies of President Donald Trump.”

 

Top 5 Strongest Cities in Americas 

Cancun came in first place for strongest growing travel destination in the Americas. The top 5 is as follows:

1 Cancun, Mexico: 16% growth
2 Toronto: 11% year-on-year during 2017
3 Mexico City: 9% growth
4 Vancouver: 6.6% growth
5 Punta Cana: 6.5% growth