Since its founding 40 years ago, Cancun has featured some of the best real estate options in Mexico. This fact is largely related to the healthy tourism of the area, which, again in 2010, has surpassed the rest of the Caribbean area as the favorite destination of tourists.
One of the most significant points of 2010 is that it surpassed its closest competition, the Dominican Republic, by more than 2 million tourists.
In addition to the direct benefit that healthy tourism provides to condo owners who rent to vacationers, it also benefits those who are buying homes in downtown Cancun; Strong tourism numbers bring increased investment in roads and infrastructure, as well as new private investment in shops, services, restaurants, and activity options, such as golf and marinas.
Land buyers in Cancun also benefit. As tourism remains strong, Cancun is growing rapidly to become the largest city in this region of Mexico (the Yucatan Peninsula). This means that the demand for finished land and homes or development projects for condominiums and commercial use will also increase. . This means that investing in land in Cancun will continue to be a smart investment option.
Regarding the 2010 statistics, they were collected from January to September for Cancun and the area that extends to Tulum, known as the Riviera Maya, which has a total of more than 67 thousand hotel rooms. During this period 4.7 million tourists arrived.
This compares with the second-place destination, the Dominican Republic, which offers a similar number of hotel rooms but received only 2.7 million visitors. This difference would be even greater counting the end of the year, in which Cancun received another 200,000 visitors for the Cancun Climate Change Summit.
The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau (OVC) has high expectations for this Christmas season and next year there is optimism to strengthen the image of the destination worldwide, taking advantage of the 30 percent increase in its promotional budget, which adds up to an additional 200 million pesos (about $ 90 million dollars).
The figures are also an indication of a growing awareness that the media’s image of crime in Mexico is inaccurate for most of the country. New vacationers, as well as real estate buyers who have not visited Mexico before, are gaining more confidence as neighbors, family and friends return from Mexico with very positive reports on safety and quality of life.
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