Travel Surge in Cancún
In response to increasing tourist numbers in Cancún and its surrounding area, a number of recent and planned developments of new resorts and sustainability initiatives are popping up across the region.
Over the Easter holiday several resort towns completely sold out, and Cancún International Airport reported a spike in numbers. Airport authorities claimed that in the month of March alone, 2.8 million visitors landed in Cancún.
The resort towns of Holbox, Bacalar and Mahahual reported being at full capacity during Easter/spring break season. Several airlines have increased their routes to Cancún for the summer in response to the influx of tourism, including Sun Country.
Hipotels announced plans for an adults-only property, Haven Resorts Cancún, set to open in September of this year. The resort will sit between Cancún and Riviera Maya and will feature 333 guestrooms, five restaurants, nine bars (two of which will be swim-up), a full spa and more.
In addition to hotel development in Mexico, regional government associations are pushing for Tulum and Isla Mujeres to become Zones of Sustainable Tourism Development. Steps are being taken in order to preserve their richness and natural beauty. Over the past eight years, Tulum has grown 24 percent and Isla Mujeres 22 percent — creating a need for preservation of the beautiful destination and its surroundings.