Nearly Half A Million Visited Cancun This Long Weekend Despite Travel Warnings

Nerly Half A Million Visited Cancun This Weekend Despite Travel Warnings

Several travel warnings for Mexico have been released by the U.S. State Department, including one for spring breakers in March 2023.

Although the State Department has issued warnings, record-breaking numbers of Americans still travel to Mexico.

Quintana Roo anticipated receiving close to 470,000 visitors this weekend for the May long weekend. The State Secretary of Tourism (Sedetur), Bernardo Cueto Riestra, predicted that these numbers would translate into an average hotel occupancy rate of a little over 79 percent.

He explained that Quintana Roo anticipated 469,168 tourists and an occupancy rate of 79.6% for the May 1 long weekend.

The Mexican Caribbean predicted a successful tourist surge, which would give Quintana Roo’s tourist attractions a significant economic boost for the four days that make May 1 a long weekend, he said.

“Tourists who visit the Mexican Caribbean during the long weekend will be able to enjoy the beauty of the beaches and the wide range of tourist activities from water sports, diving, snorkeling, cultural and gastronomic tours,” Quintana Roo has established itself as one of the most comprehensive travel destinations in the nation, as well as one of the most popular in the Caribbean and Latin America, he continued.

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In order to ensure the safety of visitors and residents of Quintana Roo, Cueto Riestra also emphasized the significance of continuing to promote responsible tourism under the new administration. Work is done in collaboration with all federal, state, and municipal government authorities.

“We are very happy that the Mexican Caribbean continues to be one of the most popular destinations in Mexico and we are committed to continue working to offer unique and safe experiences for our visitors,” he said.