Mexico, a large North American state, is renowned for its pristine beaches and world-class resorts. The country's tourism industry has undergone a substantial growth boom in recent decades. It's no wonder why tourists love Mexico with its abundance of culture and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Although an increasing number of travelers from Europe and Asia also pay a visit to the country, the vast majority of visitors come from their neighbors to the north, Canada and the United States.
Tourism is one of the strongest economic engines in Mexico. The summer holiday season is also one of the fastest-growing periods for the flow of domestic and foreign visitors. According to estimates by the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Concanaco), this summer 6.73 million national and foreign tourists visited the country. This meant an economic spill of 378,000 million Mexican pesos and an increase of 4% compared to last year's summer vacations.
“Currently, Mexico is the sixth most visited country in the world, with more than 41.3 million foreign visitors, according to figures published by the Ministry of Tourism.”
These are the 15 most visited tourist destinations in 2019 according to the figures of the National Statistical and Geographical Information System of Tourism, according to the number of rooms occupied as well as the percentage of their occupation.
1. Mexico City
It is the favorite destination of nationals and foreigners with a total of 34,434 rooms, that is, 65.8% occupancy.
2. Riviera Maya
With a total of 31,163 rooms, it reached 82.6% occupancy.
76.6% of occupancy was reached with 25,761 rooms.
4. Los Cabos
With a total of 10,799 rooms, it reached 68.9% occupancy.
With a total of 10,164 rooms, 55.9% occupancy was reached.
6. Puerto Vallarta
74.1% occupancy was reached with 9,215 rooms.
With a total of 9,152 rooms occupied, it reaches seventh place with 65.8% occupancy.
8,188 rooms were occupied, that is, 43.5% of its capacity
9. Nuevo Vallarta
With a total of 7,428 rooms, it reached 77.5% occupancy.
With a total of 6,089 rooms, 60.6% occupancy was reached.
5,798 rooms were occupied, that is, 65.9% of its capacity.
It reached a 61.2% occupancy with 4,439 rooms.
With a total of 4,252 rooms occupied, it reaches 63.5% occupancy.
It reached 43.6% occupancy with 3,775 rooms.
15. Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo
With a total of 3,529 rooms, it obtained 60.3% occupancy.
Although a vast majority are located on the coast, there are 6 cities that made it into the top: Mexico City, Guanajuato, Monterrey, Puebla, Queretaro, and Guadalajara. And for a good reason, these cities are old as our history and they’re filled with plenty of historical places. If its culture what you’re into, then you cannot miss them on your next visit to Mexico.