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Tourists Are Choosing Luxury All Inclusives In Mexico As Demand For Budget Fades

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Long known as a budget-friendly travel destination, Mexico has seen a shift lately as the tourist demand for luxury, all-inclusive vacations continues to grow.

According to Spanish-language news outlet Luces del Siglo, more hotels in Mexico are adapting to an all-inclusive model in order to cater to tourists who are more interested in shorter, stress-free vacations.

This move towards all-inclusive vacations is not surprising, though, with worldwide events impacting the shift.

Luxury tropical resort in Mexico

Why Has Demand For All-Inclusive Resorts In Mexico Increased?

According to a report from real estate firm JLL, the current tourism environment in the country is seeing more and more visitors who do not want the hassle of planning every detail of their trip.

“New travel preferences resulting from the pandemic include the need for stress-free vacations, little planning, a relaxing destination with a feel-good factor, and no restrictions or quarantine measures,” the report states.

Many people who have limited vacation time look forward to maximizing their time off and don't want to get bogged down in the details of planning and coordinating every aspect of their vacation.

Playa del Carmen

According to a study commissioned by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, 77% of travelers believe that booking an all-inclusive trip is the least stressful way to travel.

All-inclusive resorts in Mexico attract all kinds of travelers, from families to couples to groups of friends to solo travelers.

What Are The Top Destinations In Mexico For All-Inclusive Resorts?

Cancun Resort Mexico


Cancun is the top destination for all-inclusive resorts, with options for every budget and every type of traveler.

Cancun's large international airport makes it a popular destination for American travelers who are in search of a relaxing, stress-free vacation to Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta

On the Pacific coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is known for being a fantastic destination with lots of all-inclusive resorts.

It's especially known for its spectacular beaches, exciting nightlife, and beautiful sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

Another great destination for all-inclusive resorts in Mexico is Cabo San Lucas. Located on the Baja California peninsula of Mexico, this is an easy getaway for American travelers on the West Coast.

Cabo is known for its striking and dramatic landscapes, stunning beaches, and luxury all-inclusive resorts, with plenty of options to choose from.

Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya is an area of Mexico south of Cancun known for its beautiful beaches and cool destinations like Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

While once considered off the beaten path, the Riviera Maya has exploded in popularity in recent years, and there are many all-inclusive resorts to choose from in this region.

Is Mexico Still An Affordable Travel Destination?

Oaxaca, Mexico

Yes, for travelers who aren't interested in all-inclusive resorts or lounging on the beach or by the pool all day, Mexico still has plenty to offer.

Destinations like Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Guadalajara are full of culture, history, delicious food, exciting nightlife, and affordable prices.

Lake Bacalar is known for being a laidback alternative to the bustling Riviera Maya, while Puerto Escondido on the Pacific coast is a burgeoning destination popular because of its great surfing.

girl paddle boarding in ocean

As a whole, Mexico is still very affordable, especially once you get out of the most touristy areas. Visitors will be pleased to discover that food, transportation, and accommodations in many parts of the country are extremely budget-friendly.

There are lots of great hostels in Mexico for backpackers, and even a nice hotel or Airbnb will not break the bank.

travelers lying in hammock

And for budget travelers who are interested in the stress-free nature of an all-inclusive vacation, there are even a number of affordable all-inclusive resorts in Mexico that you can book for under $300 per night.

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