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The Mexican Caribbean is sure to be the busiest summer getaway now that normality has been restored around the world and more Americans feel the urge to travel outside the country.
Unsurprisingly, however, fewer international travel bookings and more confidence mean increased demand, which in turn can result in crowding and price increases.
In extremely popular places like Cancun and Tulum, that’s almost certainly a fact.
If you’ve worked up the courage to make that international trip to Mexico this year but are tired of joining Cancun’s beach hordes, staying in a more secluded, possibly more idyllic, and not-so-chaotic resort area might suit your needs.
Are here 4 reasons why Costa Mujeres is the new hotspot in the Mexican Caribbean and why it’s there, it needs to be addressed before everyone else finds out:
Over the years, the tourist strip between Cancun and Tulum has earned a reputation as an unruly party zone rife with beach clubs, bachelorette parties and infamous jungle raves where the circulation of illicit drugs remains rampant. a great concern for the authorities.
While efforts have been made to keep the situation in check with new noise control laws and stricter regulations, the Cancun-Tulum duo seems to have lost its appeal for wellness enthusiasts. Fortunately for them, Costa Mujeres remains largely untouched by this riotous nightlife.
A development area just 10.5 km north of Cancun, it stretches along a quieter stretch of coastline, where the sea is just as clear and the white sands pristine, except guests enjoy a greater sense of privacy and a quieter environment, away from the crowded ‘Hotel Zone’.
The resorts in Costa Mujeres are further apart from each other, rather than being direct neighbors.
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As a result, they offer guests more exclusivitysomething that most of the hotel towers that line the crowded Cancun beach lack, and privileged views not only of the Caribbean Sea but also of the city in the distance.
When it comes to entertainment options, this is the Riviera Maya, after all, and you should expect to see some action at night when young revelers hit the local theme bars, but it’s still nowhere near the level of madness downtown. from Cancun.
A gastronomic hotspot
As The Sun of Cancun has notedCosta Mujeres is one of the most underrated dining destinations in the Riviera Maya, offering guests a ‘party’ of flavors with his high-Culinary tradition and numerous first class restaurants within walking distance of your resort.
Whether it’s delicious street food or fancy dining in front of the palm-fringed beach, feeling the ocean breeze on your face, you’ll be able to experience Mexican cuisine at its best (even if you decide to never leave your accommodation).
Some of the emblematic properties of Costa Mujeres have been renowned for their ‘refined’ cuisineearning AAA-Diamond status in the Magellan Awardsas well as bringing home numerous trophies from the latest World Culinary Awards.
According to the leading publication in the news of the Mexican Caribbean, is ‘may very well be the culinary champion of the Mexican Caribbean‘, easily distinguishing itself from a more globalized commercial Cancun, where American-style diners and fast food trucks have taken over.
New and exciting hotel openings
As a result of the increasing demand for all-inclusive getaways in Costa Mujeres, at least two new resort openings were announced earlier this year, proving that this quieter section of the coast is full of potential and ought No be overlooked by tourists.
With hotels in Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen and other well-known vacation resorts selling out months in advance and some reporting occupancy rates of over 80% in the off-season, it’s truly exciting news that the far more quaint Costa Mujeres is experiencing a development boom.
These two massive tourist complexes are expected to tip in 2025adding to the wide range of accommodation options in the resort town, as Invertol plans to open up to 200 new hotel rooms in response to increased tourism.
By now, there are already a whopping 55 five-star listings in or near Costa Mujeres. Luxury tourism appears to be the main driver of the local economy, with summer night rates ranging from $189 to $683 in some of all-inclusive resorts.
If ultra-exclusive and luxurious retreats are what you are looking for, this is the place to be.
security is tight
Finally, perhaps the main reason why you should consider establishing your base north of Cancun, instead of in Cancun proper this summer, it’s Costa Mujeres’ near perfect record of maintaining public safety.
Although the Riviera Maya as a whole is a relatively safe destination for American tourists, apart from a few malicious taxi drivers, who are prone to scamming, and, of course, pickpockets, the not-so-frequent reports of shootings inside the Mayan resorts Cancun and the tourist areas in the Hotel Zone have scared away the most reluctant travelers.
These are mainly attributed to gang activity, and although the gangs themselves No target touristsWith most deaths resulting from involvement in crime, authorities in Cancun have increased policing along the Caribbean coast.
Cancun is a safe destination, but it is still comparatively ‘less safe’ than Costa Mujeres, where most of the resorts are located within gated communities where crime levels are extremely rareand not just under control.
No one enters or leaves without authorization. of the guards, and on top of that, more foot patrols they have been deployed in the area to ensure that vacationers have a stress-free time, making it one of the most closely watched cities in the Mexican Caribbean.
Considering its natural beauty, world-class service at the resorts, incredible food, and high perception of safety, it’s no surprise that Costa Mujeres is so hot to visit right now.
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