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5 Reasons Why This Is The Best Year Ever To Visit Cancun

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The most popular international getaway for Americans continues to shine as we turn the page to 2024. Cancun, Mexico checks off all the boxes for the perfect beach vacation.

Next year will start off rockin' as many Americans escape the coldest months and head south for some sun.

beach resorts in Cancun

There are many new exciting attractions coming to this side of Mexico, which will be one of the trendiest destinations in the country.

Already a mega-popular destination, 2024 has much more in store for vacationers in and around Cancun.

Here are 5 reasons why this is the best year ever to visit Cancun:

All Aboard The Maya Train

Miles upon miles of tracks have been laid, and tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated Maya Train.

As if Cancun wasn't popular enough already, the Maya Train is the latest development in the area to bring even more tourists to one of Mexico's many paradisal destinations.

maya train tracks

The project has been a massive undertaking but it's nearly ready for the green light to be fully open. The expected timeline should see a complete network of a new exciting way to see Mexico in February 2024.

The Cancun International Airport is a key access point for the train and will have one of the largest stations decked out with cool Mayan decor.

Having a stop here will make it easier than ever to connect to other awesome cultural and beachy destinations or just simply reach your resort.

Vacationing can be expensive but going this route to reach your accommodations will save you from sky-high transportation costs.

Neverending Fun

party scene in Cancun

There are many different types of travelers and many different types of ways to travel. Some may take a trip and truly “wing it”, while others have detailed plans every step of the way.

Cancun vacationers can go about it either way by booking a luxurious resort and winging it from there, or simply having no plans at all and enjoying a blissful getaway lounging around.

But, let's be real – anyone who spends the entire time with their butts parked in a beach chair is doing themselves a disservice as there is so much more to see than crashing waves and a glistening resort pool.

uxmal ruins

Local restaurants are divine, and the nightlife never seems to end for a night on the town. There are scenic tours to local islands, such as the trendy Isla Mujeres, and more historical Mayan ruins opening to the public.

Classic Resorts Or New Ones?

Cancun is one of the most well-known hubs for all-inclusive resorts. The options are seemingly endless along the beautiful beaches of Quintana Roo.

The reality is they're not endless, as there is still prime real estate being purchased for new resorts to open their doors soon.

aerial shot of cancun resorts

It's not only Cancun proper seeing new resorts open; it's other trendy beach destinations in the vicinity too.

Tulum will see not only a brand new international airport open but a handful of resorts as well. Cancun will see at least a pair of Hyatt resorts slated for 2024, along with a ritzy wellness resort (SHA Wellness Clinic).

More Affordable Flights Than Ever

Since Cancun is the most popular international destination for Americans, airlines wouldn't be doing their job by not taking notice.

Cancun airport sign

More and more flights are being launched to Cancun as they are all but guaranteed to be packed with tourists.

Budget airlines, such as Spirit, Sun Country, and Frontier, fly here from the States, along with airlines of Mexican origin to potentially save some dough too.

Low-cost carriers tend to run sales each month, sometimes even weekly. Those looking to vacation on a budget should keep these airlines on their radar.

TravelPirates recently reported finding round-trip flights from 8 major U.S. markets under $300 this winter.

Safe For Tourists

cancun police patrolling beach

Vacationers concerned with safety in Mexico shouldn't fret over Cancun. There may be no more popular destination in the country that's safer.

Cancun puts tourists' safety high on the priority list to ensure they keep coming back year after year. As long as tourists stay in the main areas and don't venture off the grid, they should feel completely safe.

Tourists will feel more at ease with the newly implemented security measures, such as deploying hundreds of trained officers to patrol where visitors tend to congregate.

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