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Riviera Maya records highest occupancy rates in the state

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — During the last week of February, hotels in Riviera Maya reported a 90 percent occupancy rate, the highest in the state. In a statement from Governor Mara Lezama, Riviera Maya continues to be a favorite destination.

Hotels in Riviera Maya beat out (barely) the hotel occupancy rates in Cancun during that same week, which were reported to be 89.1 percent.

Lezama said from Februrary 18 to 24, Isla Mujeres registered an occupancy rate of 75.2 percent, while Costa Mujeres (Isla Mujeres mainland hotels along Isla Blanca) were 87.5 percent full.

Hotels in Tulum stood at 87.3 percent, while Cozumel reported 86.3 percent. The hotel occupancy rate in Grand Costa Maya, in the southern area that includes Mahahual, reported 61.5 percent.

Lezama said the figures are those as reported by the hotel associations, municipal tourism directorates, and the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council.

The breakdown of the influx of tourists, according to their country of origin, indicates that the highest percentage is from the United States with 37 percent. During that week, national tourism from around Mexcio accounted for 35.9 percent followed by travelers from Canada, the UK, Colombia, Argentina, Spain and France.

So far this year, 479,258 tourists have stayed in the Mexican Caribbean.