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Cozumel: Quintana Roo’s Newest Magical Town

Cozumel, a breathtaking island nestled in the heart of Quintana Roo, has now been officially recognized as the fourth Magical Town of the region. The designation ceremony witnessed the esteemed presence of Governor Mara Lezama, along with Miguel Torruco Marqués, the federal Secretary of Tourism, and municipal leaders from the state’s quartet of Magical Towns.… Read More

Cancun Continues to Dominate Foreign Tourism in Mexico

Once again, Cancun has solidified its status as the primary destination for international travelers in Mexico. The latest statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism reveal that in 2023, Cancun International Airport welcomed a staggering 47.7% of all international air travelers entering Mexico. This translates to approximately 10.42 million visitors, out of a national total of 21.8 million.… Read More

Quintana Roo’s Tourism Boom: 100 Cruise Ships in First 15 Days of 2024

In an exciting start to the new year, Quintana Roo, under the leadership of Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa, has witnessed a surge in tourism, with over 100 cruise ships gracing the ports of Cozumel and Mahahual in the initial two weeks of 2024. Governor Lezama expressed her optimism, attributing this influx to the success of the New Agreement for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo, which focuses on fostering shared prosperity through tourism.… Read More

Quintana Roo 2024 Kicks Off with Record Occupancy Rates

Quintana Roo, renowned for its stunning destinations like Cancún, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres, commenced the new year with record-breaking hotel occupancy rates, according to the December 31 daily report by the Hotel Association of Cancún, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Mujeres (AHCPI). The figures revealed impressive percentages of 94.3%, 93.3%, and 93.1% in each location, respectively. The Cancun International Airport also saw a substantial influx, with 623 flights, 438 of which were international. The week’s consistent occupancy rates exceeding 85% across all three destinations align with the projected 10% increase in traveler arrivals for 2023.… Read More

Fonatur Hands Over Tourism Reins to Quintana Roo Government in Historic Move

In a significant development, the National Tourism Promotion Fund (Fonatur) is initiating a major shift by relinquishing control of Cancun and Cozumel, handing over the management and maintenance of the hotel zone to the government of Quintana Roo. The Minister of Tourism, Bernardo Cueto Riestra, disclosed that a comprehensive plan has been formulated through collaborative efforts between the state government and private stakeholders, following working groups established since 2023.… Read More

Edition Hotels Debuts in Riviera Maya with Kanai Luxury Resort

In a move that underscores its ambitious global expansion, Edition Hotels has recently unveiled its latest gem, the Kanai hotel community, located in the heart of the Riviera Maya in Mexico. This announcement follows the brand’s earlier plans for expansion in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Choosing Mexico as its gateway to Latin America, the Edition Hotels’ Kanai embraces the trend of ultra-exclusive and private areas for the discerning traveler, akin to other upscale destinations like Mayakoba or Puerto Cancún.… Read More

Cancun Gears Up for Spectacular 2024 Carnival

The City Council of Benito Juárez in Cancun has kickstarted preparations for the much-anticipated Carnival in 2024. The First Ordinary Session with the Carnival Organizing Committee took place in the Presidents’ Hall of the Municipal Palace, where crucial decisions were made to ensure a seamless and secure event.… Read More

Vacation Rental Experts Convene in Cancun for International Forum

Cancun played host to the fifth edition of the International Business Forum of the Vacation Rental Industry, drawing representatives from 10 countries eager to delve into the latest trends and challenges of the vacation rental sector. Manuel Lozano, the General Director of the Expo Vacation Rental event, emphasized the significance of this gathering, stating that it serves as a platform for professionals across Mexico and Latin America to exchange experiences and insights.… Read More

Cancún to Host 5th Vacation Rental Expo, Bringing Together Industry Leaders

Cancún is set to host the 5th annual Vacation Rental Expo 2023, the premier international business forum for the vacation rental industry in Mexico and Latin America. The event is scheduled for November 9 and 10 at the Cancún Center, marking the fifth time this key industry gathering will take place in the city. The vacation rental sector boasts a significant presence in the region, with nearly 58,000 rooms available, although official figures from the State Tourism Secretariat (Sedetur) account for around 41,000 rooms that attract and serve tourists from around the world.… Read More

Cancun’s Culinary Scene Aims to Attract Foodies

Cancun’s thriving restaurant industry is setting its sights on food enthusiasts, aiming to captivate tourists who value elite dining experiences, with an average daily expenditure of around $1,200 per person in hotels and restaurants. This endeavor seeks to cater to those seeking more exclusive and gastronomically rich adventures within this vibrant Mexican city.… Read More

Quintana Roo reinvents tourism by showcasing Mayan Culture

In a bid to move beyond its well-established reputation as a sun and beach destination, Quintana Roo, a sought-after Mexican state, is embracing its rich Mayan heritage to offer tourists a more immersive and culturally enriching experience. Despite hosting over 20 million visitors last year, Quintana Roo is now setting its sights on a new model of tourism, and the Secretary of Tourism, Bernardo Cueto, unveiled the details of this transformation at the Tourism Innovation Summit in Seville.… Read More

International Tourism Meeting in Quintana Roo: Shaping the Future of Tourism

In the picturesque and world-renowned tourist haven of Quintana Roo, Mexico, a significant international tourism gathering is now underway, poised to become a standout event of the year. This assembly, uniting luminaries and experts in the global tourism sector, embarks on its mission to deliberate and scrutinize both current and future trends in this ever-expanding industry.… Read More

World Tourism Day is celebrated in Cancun

Cancun’s Anahuac University marked World Tourism Day with a celebration centered around the theme “Tourism and Green Investments.” The event emphasized the critical role of tourism in regional and national development, citing its substantial contributions to job creation, income generation, foreign exchange, and the overall well-being of millions of people. In the previous year, Cancun welcomed nearly 20 million visitors, resulting in an impressive economic impact of $19.4 billion. However, the event also stressed the importance of sustainable practices in this industry, including the preservation of natural resources, biodiversity, historical heritage, and the well-being of local communities.… Read More

Quintana Roo triumphs at the World Travel Awards 2023 with 21 awards

In a remarkable display of its tourism prowess, Quintana Roo has once again asserted its dominance, not just as a premier Mexican and Latin American tourist hotspot, but as a global tourist magnet. The 2023 World Travel Awards turned out to be a shower of accolades for this Mexican gem, with an astounding seven awards being clinched. This triumph has been confirmed by Bernardo Cueto, the Secretary of Tourism in Quintana Roo, who articulated that the region’s tourism model is underpinned by a joint commitment to fashion sustainable and inclusive destinations, fostering prosperity for all residents of Quintana Roo.… Read More

An innovative vineyard brings wine tourism to Quintana Roo

An unexpected twist has taken root in the tropical Mexican Caribbean, as a pioneering vineyard garners attention and acclaim, introducing a novel facet to the region’s tourism landscape. This innovative project, dubbed “Viñedo Viveros,” has not only redefined the traditional agricultural pursuits of the area but has also earned the prestigious “Tourism Innovation” award, adding a new dimension to Quintana Roo’s allure.… Read More

Discover the secret of the depth: the fascinating cave of the ‘Sleeping Sharks’

Beneath the waves lies a clandestine realm, a sanctuary for some of the planet’s most fearsome sharks, known for their ferocity. The azure waters of the Mexican Caribbean cradle an astonishing diversity of marine life, with sharks lurking within their depths. Situated 30 kilometers away from Isla Mujeres, a hidden underwater gem named the ‘Cueva de los Tiburones Dormidos’ or the ‘Cave of the Sleeping Sharks’ beckons divers from across the globe, offering a unique spectacle of sharks at rest.… Read More

Quintana Roo occupies second place at the national level in attracting tourism investment

In a recent development, Quintana Roo has emerged as a leading destination for tourism investment in Mexico, claiming the second spot at the national level. Particularly noteworthy is the continuous influx of hotel investments into this region. As of the first half of this year, the state has welcomed 128,166 tourists, resulting in the addition of 767 new rooms. This is a significant rise from the 127,399 rooms reported at the closure of 2022.… Read More

The Mexican Caribbean, prepared to receive the biggest year

The Mexican Caribbean is set to experience an extraordinary surge in tourism, as industry professionals predict that 2023 will surpass the record-breaking year of 2022. From the renowned destinations of Cancun and Playa del Carmen to the enchanting allure of Tulum and beyond, this tropical paradise has become one of the most sought-after holiday spots worldwide. With all the necessary preparations in place, the Mexican Caribbean is gearing up for what is expected to be its largest influx of tourists ever.… Read More

The Sustainable Tourism Expo is announced, to be held in Tulum in September

In an effort to foster sustainable practices within the tourism industry, the announcement of the Sustainable Tourism Expo has been made. Andrés Aguilar Becerril, Undersecretary of Tourism Promotion and Operation, emphasized the positive impact such events have on the entire value chain and the consumption habits of both locals and tourists. The expo is scheduled to take place in Tulum in September.… Read More

Quintana Roo leads the preference of world travelers

Quintana Roo and the breathtaking destinations of the Mexican Caribbean have secured their positions as the preferred choice among world travelers, as revealed by the highly regarded Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice 2023 awards. This year, Quintana Roo’s destinations have claimed an impressive 30 spots across 14 categories in these prestigious awards, which recognize the “best of the best” in destinations, hotels, restaurants, and other activities, as rated by travelers.… Read More

Cancun, national leader in Sustainable and Platinum Clean beaches

Cancun has solidified its position as the frontrunner in Mexico for sustainable and clean beaches, as affirmed by the Mexican Institute for Standardization and Certification (IMNC). The Municipal President, Ana Paty Peralta, proudly accepted environmental certifications for seven public beaches in Cancun and a lodging center, recognizing their exceptional quality, services, and cleanliness.… Read More

Temporary closure of the archaeological zone of Tulum does not affect tourism in Cancun

The temporary closure of the Tulum archaeological zone from May 15 to June 1 has had minimal impact on tourism in Cancun, according to local tour vendors. They stated that the main packages they sell in the city are for Isla Mujeres, which is why they have experienced little effect. Tourists visiting the area prefer the proximity and engaging activities available on Isla Mujeres, as well as the reduced presence of sargassum, allowing them to enjoy a full day on the island.… Read More

Cozumel and Mahahual seek to attract more cruise travelers

Cozumel and Mahahual are exploring ways to attract more cruise passengers, as the sector is an essential part of tourism in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The general director of the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo, Vagner Elbiorn Vega, met with the president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, to propose projects that would attract more cruise ships to the area.… Read More

Cancun is a tourist leader in Latin America

On the occasion of Cancun’s 53rd anniversary, travel agency Despegar conducted an analysis of the destination’s positioning in the region, concluding that Cancun is the destination with the greatest tourist recovery in Latin America. The Riviera Maya and Cancun are among the most popular destinations for Latin American travelers, with bookings to Cancun doubling in 2022 compared to the same period in 2020 and 2021. Cancun was also the third destination with the highest growth in mobile travel reservations (+57%) in 2022.… Read More

Isla Mujeres and Cozumel “float” in success

Isla Mujeres and Cozumel are two Mexican islands that are considered special destinations due to their unique geographical conditions. Recently, the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo projected that the two municipalities would experience an increase of up to 922,000 passengers during April, which is a growth of nearly 18% in Isla and 22% in Cozumel compared to the previous year. Additionally, Cozumel has reported a 104% increase in passengers arriving on cruise ships in the first three months of the year, and it is estimated that there will be 1,154 arrivals and 3,726,115 passengers throughout 2023.… Read More

It is projected to mobilize more than 922 thousand passengers to Isla Mujeres and Cozumel in April

The Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (APIQROO) is expecting a significant increase in the number of passengers traveling to Isla Mujeres and Cozumel in April. The agency projects that over 922,000 passengers will visit the two popular tourist destinations, which represents an 18% increase in passengers for Isla Mujeres and 22% for Cozumel compared to the previous year.… Read More

Southeast has potential for the development of Mexico

The Governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama, has proposed promoting the southeast of Mexico as a region with great potential for development, which would improve the quality of life for citizens. During her participation in the Executive Commission of Tourism of the National Conference of Governors (Conago), she proposed five guidelines for moving towards a tourism development model that is “fairer and more responsible” and aligned with the New Agreement for Well-being and Development, which her government established.… Read More

Quintana Roo goes for German tourism

Quintana Roo is sending a delegation to the Berlin Tourism Fair to promote its local destinations and attract German tourists. The fair, taking place from March 7 to 9, is one of the most important international tourist markets, and is expected to surpass the 2019 edition’s attendance figures of 113,500 visitors and 10,000 exhibitors. The theme of this year’s ITB Berlin 2023 Convention is “Master the Transformation.”… Read More

Do you know the Historic Center of Chetumal, the first Magical Neighborhood of Mexico?

Chetumal, the capital city of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, has been designated as the country’s first “Magical Neighborhood.” The title was granted by the Federal Government of Mexico as part of its program to promote and preserve the culture and heritage of Mexican cities. The concept of “Magical Neighborhoods” is intended for those places that are unique in terms of their history, culture, gastronomy, and services, as well as their ability to reflect the essence and spirit of a city.… Read More

Improvement program begins in archaeological zones of Quintana Roo

Governor Mara Lezama of Quintana Roo met with Diego Prieto Hernández, director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), to discuss the progress of the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza). This program has a budget of one billion pesos for the restoration and preservation of 10 of the 13 Archaeological Zones in Quintana Roo. The goal of this program is to boost tourism in the area and improve the well-being of the rural communities in the south. … Read More

Quintana Roo receives an award for being the favorite destination in the world for cruise travel

Quintana Roo, a beautiful state located in Mexico, has recently received an award for being the favorite destination for cruise travel in the world. This recognition is a huge accomplishment for the state, which has been making great efforts in recent years to position itself as a top tourist destination.

The award ceremony took place in the city of Miami, Florida, where the Minister of Tourism of Quintana Roo, Marisol Vanegas Pérez, was in attendance to receive the award on behalf of the state. The ceremony was attended by important representatives from the cruise industry, who praised the work of Quintana Roo in promoting sustainable tourism and preserving its natural beauty.

Quintana Roo is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Cancun and Playa del Carmen, making it an ideal destination for tourists who want to enjoy the sun and sand. In addition, the state has a rich cultural heritage, with numerous ancient Mayan ruins and a vibrant local culture that visitors can experience through festivals and other cultural events. The award for being the favorite cruise destination in the world is a great achievement for Quintana Roo, as it demonstrates the success of its efforts to provide visitors with a unique and memorable experience. Whether it’s exploring the ancient Mayan ruins, swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, or simply relaxing on the beach, there is something for everyone in this beautiful state. So if you’re looking for an unforgettable vacation, be sure to consider Quintana Roo as your next destination.… Read More

The Mayan Portal of Playa del Carmen is proposed to be part of the Tangible Material Heritage of Quintana Roo

The Portal Maya in Playa del Carmen is proposed to be a part of the tangible heritage of Quintana Roo. This is great news for all those who are passionate about history, culture and archaeology, as it will be a recognition of the importance of this place for the state and for Mexico. The Portal Maya is a complex of underground caves and cenotes located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, which has been a place of pilgrimage for the Mayan people for thousands of years. … Read More