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7 reasons why Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the best destinations for solo travelers


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Cancun becomes more and more popular as the year progresses. The beautiful resort town continues to explode tourism records to the point that travelers have to make travel arrangements well in advance.

It doesn’t matter if you are a family enjoying a fun vacation, if you are just married and on your dream honeymoon or if you are a solo traveler and just want to take an amazing trip to paradise, Cancun is for you!

Not only Cancun is a top destination, but the entire Mexican Caribbean region with lots to do and see.

solo traveler in cancun

Many travelers who come here will fly solo, as this part of the world is perfect for seeing the world on your own.

Are here 7 reasons why Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are the main destinations for a solo trip:

No need for a partner

There are many individual activities available for solo travelers throughout the state of Quintana Roo.

Coming to Cancun, surely the main reason you are here is to spend time on a beautiful beach. Whether you just want to sit back and relax or head out and be a little more adventurous, you can do all of the above.

man kitesurfing in mexico

Fun activities like paddle boarding (SUP), paragliding, and surfing top the list of best things to do.

It’s not hard to find a party

Solo travelers have no problem keeping themselves entertained, especially on a night out. Cancun and Tulum have the best nightlife in the country.

The streets are full of bars, restaurants and clubs to walk around and enjoy music and drinks, and who doesn’t love Mexican food?

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Party scene in Cancun

The party scene can go on well into the night, so get ready to make some amazing memories!

comfortable hostels and coworking spaces

Cancun is not just luxury resorts; there is a wide variety of hosting to suit your niche. Solo travelers and hostels go hand in hand, and it’s no different in the easternmost region of Mexico.

Known as « the Bali of Mexico, » Tulum is a hotspot for solo travelers. Both Cancun and Tulum offer a great selection of hostels for solo tourists.

Booking a tour or potlucks is a great way to meet like-minded people while traveling. Additionally, many solo travelers are also digital nomads and need a place to work.

travelers mingling in a hostel

Co-working spaces are becoming increasingly popular in the Mexican Caribbean, so travelers won’t have to worry about finding a place to post with their laptops.


When you arrive alone in a new place, it can sometimes be intimidating not knowing what to expect. It is not uncommon to feel the need to constantly look over your shoulder and have a better sense of awareness.

The good news for the Mexican Caribbean is that Mexico has taken strong measures to deter crime and make tourists feel safe.

military presence on Cancun beach

Playa del Carmen has been reported as one of the safest places in Mexico, while Cancun recently guaranteed military traveler safety.

perfect for loneliness

Lone travelers may not always seek solitude, but at one point or another, we find ourselves alone with our thoughts.

With lush greenery to explore and vast stretches of beautiful beaches, it’s easy to find a place to relax and enjoy your own company.

solo traveler on a remote beach

Booking an all-inclusive stay is a great option for a worry-free experience while being pampered with room service or a relaxing day by the pool.

Playa Mujeres has noise control laws and is more peaceful with fewer crowds.

Cancun is a global vacation spot

If there is one guarantee about Cancun and other nearby destinations, it is that you can always meet other travelers.

If people don’t stay in Cancun, they are using it as a gateway to another amazing destination nearby.

travelers gathered in a bar

Whether it’s Tulum, Cozumel, or Playa del Carmen, some great ways to meet other travelers are group tours, cooking classes, or simply going to a bar in a touristy area.

The New Mayan Train

After suspensions and a lot of anticipation, the Mayan Train has an official opening date of December 1, 2023.

Travelers will be able to experience the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan Peninsula in a truly unique way. The train will have 34 stations passing through 7 airports and more than 25 archaeological zones. This will be the perfect way for solo travelers to see the entire region in a safe and fun way.

train in mexico

Cancun will connect with Playa del Carmen, Tulum and even the up-and-coming city of Chetumal.

Several hotels are expected to be built along the route. Tickets will be available for purchase at the box office or on the official website and app for transportation between 6 am and 10 pm.

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