Cancun and Riviera Maya: Luxury destinations

By Fernanda Duque Hernández

More than 18 million people a year choose the Mexican Caribbean for their vacation

Members of ‘Virtuoso’, the recognized luxury travel agency, choose Mexico as their favorite holiday destination over Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Argentina, India, Chile and China.

Because of its exotic destinations, warm climate and wide variety of tourist sites to visit, Mexico tops the list of the prestigious agency.

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The Mexican Caribbean in particular has positioned itself as a ‘the destination’ for the national and international market, its infrastructure, its delightful beaches, modernity and service has made of Cancun and Riviera Maya the favorite place of more than 18 million people.

According to market surveys, tourists with high purchasing power prefer to spend their money in privacy, exclusivity and food quality, plus preferential treatment and facilities for couples and families.

The Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office estimates that a couple –belonging to this market niche- represents an economic impact from 80 to 150 thousand USD per week on a regular family vacation trip, due the purchasing of luxurious products and services.

In Cancun and Riviera Maya there are about 4,000 rooms and suites focused on providing luxury services for travelers, most of them belonging to prestigious hotel chains such as El Dorado Spa Resorts, one of the favorite spots for travelers, because of its Gourmet Inclusive Experience, another excellent example is the Generations Riviera Maya, a family resort selected The Number 1 Resort in the Mexican Caribbean' by readers of the prestigious travel and style magazine, Condé Nast Traveler.

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