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5 Reasons Why You’ll Want To Book Your Cancun Getaway Before It’s Too Late

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The breathtaking turquoise waters and white sand, the Caribbean warmth, the delicious food, the best hotels, and the vibrant nightlife… Cancun has it all!

And millions of travelers across the world are aware and eager to visit and return whenever they can. 

Despite travel warnings, Cancun remains among the top destinations for American travelers. Year after year, 2023 is no exception.

Luxurious hotel pool area in front of the ocean

However, there are new developments and updates forecasting extremely busy months ahead.

Travelers heading to Cancun, even for a winter getaway, should prepare and book as soon as possible. 

Here are 5 reasons why you’ll want to book your Cancun getaway before it’s too late:

1) Cancun Is The Number One International Destination For Americans

Prepare for a busy summer. For the 7th time in a row, Cancun ranked in first place on Allianz Partners’s list of the top destinations for summer vacations.

woman admiring the ocean in Cancun beach

The beaches, the luxury, the culture, the parties, and the direct flights make it an easy decision for American Travelers. 

And even though the summer is one of the busiest seasons, Cancun has wonderful weather and many sunny days —even during the rainy season— so it never stops being a hotspot for a getaway. 

And, if Winter 2022 trends continue this year, Cancun will also rank on the list of the top destinations for Winter 2023.

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woman resting feet on table during a sunny day in Cancun

Also, recent data shows that ​​the visit of international travelers to Cancun has increased by 4.9% compared to the same period in 2022.

2)The Maya Train Is Almost Ready

You must have heard about the most significant infrastructure being built in the Yucatán peninsula and all the benefits it will bring to tourists. 

The new Maya train will connect top destinations like Tulum, Cancun, and Playa del Carmen, as well as spectacular hidden gems in the Mexican Caribbean.

Maya train construction on a bridge

The train will also reach the brand-new international airport under construction in Tulum. 

The rail project has aroused a lot of curiosity and excitement among visitors, and the first tests will begin in September.

The Maya train will begin services on December 1, right on time for the busiest season in Cancun, when American, Canadian, and European travelers arrive to escape from the cold winter. 

mayan train route

3) Infrastructure Improvement Near Cancun International Airport

Travelers arriving in Cancun in the following days should take precautions as road work has been causing delays for visitors.

Even though Cancun International Airport is very close to the Hotel Zone, travelers have been spending more time than usual in traffic congestion. 

This is also one of the reasons why it is convenient to book transportation in advance, as it is a smart strategy to reduce risks. 

Cancun airport sign

Authorities have been working on road improvement to provide better connectivity, but the road projects will remain in progress during the next few months and are expected to be finished by the end of the year.

4) Rooms Sold Out During Peak Seasons

Hotel occupancy rates are always high in Cancun.

Travelers have been advised to book their summer trip soon as hotels might be sold out and prices will skyrocket, especially during July and August, when the Mexican school break takes place.

Couple Registering At Hotel Counter, Travel Concept

However, this recommendation applies to winter travel as well.

Last year, Cancun was almost sold out by November as winter occupancy rates were close to 95%

5) Tulum International Airport Opening Soon

A new airport just 80 miles away from Cancun will open its doors soon in the idyllic destination of Tulum.

The new international airport will have routes to multiple cities in the United States —like Dallas, Chicago, and Boston— allowing even more travelers to experience the Quintana Roo region, where top destinations like Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen are located.

Mayan Ruins In Tulum Facing The Caribbean Sea, Quintana Roo, Mexican Caribbean Coast, Mexico

Tulum International Airport will open its doors ahead of schedule in December this year.

The new modern airport will also be part of the Maya Train network and allow travelers to easily move across the different stations to explore the best locations in the area.

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