Cancun and Playa del Carmen are no longer the favorites for vacationing.


The beaches of tourist destinations continue to be favored by domestic tourists.

For the first time since the pandemic, Mexicans reported a greater intention to travel during the Easter holidays. However, Cancun and Playa del Carmen are no longer the preferred tourist destinations for vacationing.

The February report from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) on the Consumer Confidence Indicator (CCI) recorded a 6.4-point increase in the financial probabilities of vacationing in the next 12 months, one of the highest reported in the last four years.

Thus, the index closed at 39.7 points, so Inegi refers that on this occasion there are more Mexicans who will go on vacation during Easter, as they consider they have more money to organize a trip.

However, this enthusiasm will not represent a greater economic spill for the State: according to records from Despegar, a travel platform, although the beaches continue to be preferred by domestic tourists, both Cancun and Playa del Carmen fell from positions 1 and 4, respectively, to 4 and 8, in the destinations with the most reservations.

The report also highlighted an increase of about 60% in the reservation of lodging in ‘All Inclusive’ hotels, due to the conveniences they offer.

Until 2019, it was estimated that Quintana Roo received 50% of national tourism on vacation, however, this figure has gradually declined to 38%, according to the latest data from tourism authorities.

On average, Mexicans plan to spend 7,000 pesos each during these vacations.

Last year, the Ministry of Tourism revealed that one million 37 thousand tourists arrived in the Mexican Caribbean for the Easter holidays, just by air.”

Source: Sipse