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Cozumel hosts over 1.6 million tourists in first 90 days of year

Cozumel, Q.R. — More than 1.6 million travelers have passed through the island of Cozumel already this year. According to state figures, in the first three months of 2024, over 1.6 million tourists visited the island by sea and air.

“The largest island in the Mexican Caribbean is one of the favorites for national and foreign tourism, which has received more than 1.6 million visitors through cruise ships and air during the first three months of the year,” Governor Mara Lezama reported.

“We have figures, very good figures throughout the state and in Cozumel, of course, the confidence of our visitors is confirmed, overnight tourism is growing, hotel occupancy is increasing and this is reflected in people’s pockets,” she said.

According to airport managing company ASUR (Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste), during January and February, the Cozumel International Airport received 155,651 air passengers, a 33 percent increase compared to 2023.

The island is directly connected to nine U.S. cities and two Canadian cities as well as Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara.

Hotel occupancy rates during January, February and March averaged 85 percent, reaching a peak of 89.1 percent on March 28 during the holidays.

More than 1.6 million tourists visited the island in the first 90 days of 2024. Photo: CGC April 2, 2024.

According to the Comprehensive Port Administration (APIQROO), 425 cruise ships arrived to the island in the first 90 days of the year with 1,456,724 passengers, which represents an increase of 18 percent compared to 2023.