Riviera Maya, Q.R. — According to latest figures, the Mexican Caribbean hosted over 460,000 tourists during the last week of April. Local authorities report an average hotel occupancy rate of 76.6% and 468,523 tourists to the Mexican Caribbean during the last week of April.
The figures are according to data from the Secretariat State Tourism (Sedetur).
According to the report of Hotel Associations and Sedetur, the agencies detailed that Riviera Maya was the tourist pole with the highest hotel occupancy rate, reaching an impressive 80% followed by Costa Mujeres with 78.9%, Cancun 77.6%, Tulum 73.6%, Isla Mujeres 70.3%, Puerto Morelos 69.7%, Cozumel 61.5% and Grand Costa Maya with 42%.
The airports of Chetumal, Cozumel and Cancun reported a significant number of arrivals and departures during the same period. Of the 2,017 arrivals, 1,269 were international and 748 national, while of the 1,996 departures, 748 were national and 1,248 international.
Figures also show that the Cancun International Airport was the one with the highest activity with 1,239 international arrivals and 716 national, while Cozumel reported 30 international arrivals and 13 national and Chetumal with 19 national flights.
A majority of the tourists came from Mexico and the United States, followed by Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Colombia, Argentina, Germany, Spain and Brazil, among other countries.
The air connectivity of the Mexican Caribbean is extensive with flights to and from the main countries of North America, Latin America and Europe, and services of 57 commercial airlines.
Quintana Roo has connections with 23 Mexican cities, 40 in the United States and 20 in Canada, 21 in Central, the Caribbean and South America and 20 in Europe.
Last month, Bernardo Cueto Riestra, the State Secretariat of Tourism (Sedetur), reported that Quintana Roo was expecting nearly 470,000 for the May long weekend.