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7 Reasons Why Cancun And The Mexican Caribbean Are Top Destinations For Solo Travelers

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Cancun just keeps getting more popular as the year goes on. The beautiful resort city continues to blast through tourism records to the point of travelers having to make trip arrangements far in advance.

No matter if you're a family taking a fun vacation, newlyweds on their dream honeymoon, or a solo traveler just wanting to take an awesome trip in paradise, Cancun is for you!

Not only is Cancun a top destination, but the whole region of the Mexican Caribbean with so much to do and see.

solo traveler in cancun

Many travelers coming here will be flying solo as this part of the globe is perfect for seeing the world on your own.

Here are 7 reasons why Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are top destinations for a solo trip:

No Need For A Partner

There are plenty of single activities available for solo trippers throughout the state of Quintana Roo.

Coming to Cancun, surely the main reason you are here is to spend time on a gorgeous beach. Whether you just want to sit back and relax or go out and be a little more adventurous, you can do all of the above.

man kitesurfing in Mexico

Fun activities such as paddleboarding (SUP), paragliding, and surfing are at the top of the list of the best things to do.

It's Not Hard To Find A Party

Solo travelers have no issue staying entertained, especially on a night out on the town. Cancun and Tulum have some of the best nightlife in the country.

The streets are plentiful with bars, restaurants, and clubs to hop around and enjoy music and drinks, and who doesn't love Mexican food?

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party scene in Cancun

The party scene can go on well into the night, so prepare to make some wild memories!

Comfortable Hostels And Co-Working Spaces

Cancun isn't just high-end resorts; there are a wide variety of accommodations to fit your niche. Solo travelers and hostels go hand in hand, and it's no different in Mexico's easternmost region.

Known as “the Bali of Mexico”, Tulum is a hotspot for solo travelers. Both Cancun and Tulum offer a great selection of hostels catered toward tourists who come alone.

Booking a tour or shared meals is a great way to meet like-minded people while on the road. In addition, many solo travelers are also digital nomads and need a place to work.

travelers mingling at a hostel

Co-working spaces are becoming increasingly popular in the Mexican Caribbean, so travelers won't have to worry about finding a place to post up with their laptops.


When coming to a new place alone, it can be intimidating at times not knowing what to expect. It's not uncommon to feel the need to constantly look over your shoulder and have a better sense of awareness.

The good news for the Mexican Caribbean is Mexico has taken strong action to deter crime and make tourists feel safe.

military presence on Cancun beach

Playa Del Carmen has been reported as one of the safest places in Mexico, while Cancun recently guaranteed traveler safety from the military.

Perfect For Solitude

Solo travelers may not always seek out solitude, but at one point or another, we find ourselves with just our thoughts.

With lush greenery to explore and vast stretches of beautiful beaches, it's easy to find a place to decompress and enjoy our own company.

solo traveler on remote beach

Booking an all-inclusive stay is a great option to treat yourself to a worry-free experience being pampered with room service or a relaxing day lounging poolside.

Playa Mujeres has noise-control laws and is more peaceful with fewer crowds.

Cancun Is A Global Vacation Spot

If there is one guarantee about Cancun and other nearby destinations, it's that you can always meet fellow travelers.

If people aren't staying in Cancun, they are using it as a gateway to another awesome destination nearby.

travelers meeting at a bar

Whether it's Tulum, Cozumel, or Playa del Carmen, some great ways to meet other travelers are group tours, cooking classes, or simply going to a bar in a touristy area.

The New Maya Train

After suspensions and much anticipation, the Maya Train has an official opening date of December 1, 2023.

Travelers will get to experience the Riviera Maya and Yucatan Peninsula in a truly unique way. The train will have 34 stations going by 7 airports and over 25 archeological zones. This will be the perfect way for solo travelers to see the whole region in a safe and fun way.

train in Mexico

Cancun will connect to Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and all the way down to the up-and-coming city of Chetumal.

It's expected that multiple hotels will be built along the route. Tickets will be available for purchase at ticket booths or the official website and app for transport between 6am – 10pm.

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