Cancun, Q.R. — On the heels of the official start of Easter, Governor Carlos Joaquín was one of numerous dignitaries marking its arrival. On Friday, the governor, along with other local heads, marked the start of the Easter holiday season at a Cancun Hotel Zone plaza.
He said that this year, the state has recorded 36 percent more visitors than during Easter of last year, referring to it as “a very important number of tourists,” with the Ministry of Tourism estimating the arrival of more than 1.1 million for the upcoming week.
“Tourists have the opportunity to get to know the different destinations of Quintana Roo, of the Mexican Caribbean. They can move quickly to the different destinations, to restaurants and tours,” he said.
During the official start of Easter speech, Joaquin pointed out that Riviera Maya has reported the highest influx of tourists this holiday season with an increase of 69.2 percent or 543,956 tourists followed by Cancun with an increase of more than 349,000 tourists.
In the south of the state, Joaquin said Bacalar has reported a 50 percent increase in visitors for this holiday season.