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Isla Mujeres, one of the main tourist areas of the Mexican Caribbean, has been chosen as the best island destination in Mexico this year by the World Travel Awards. Established in 1993, the world-renowned awards are presented each year in recognition of excellence in all fields of travel. With its spectacular beaches, luxury hotels and unique tropical spirit, Isla Mujeres has many reasons to celebrate.
Located just 35 minutes from the Cancun hotel zone via ferry, Isla Mujeres offers incomparable tropical beauty combined with some of the best resorts in the region. The island is also popular for its beaches, many of which are Blue Flag certified, including Playa Norte and Playa Centro. Although home to dozens of large resorts, the island also offers more remote locations where tourists can get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist areas.
The World Travel Awards are among the largest tourism-based awards given annually to a number of high-performing destinations. Based on a complex voting process involving executives from across the tourism industry, the World Travel Awards carry a lot of weight. In recent months, Isla Mujeres has worked hard to improve its image, focusing on highlighting its rich history, culture, and unique natural beauty.
Thanks to these and many other factors, such as safety and cleanliness, Isla Mujeres was voted the best island destination in Mexico and Central America. The island’s tourism authorities are delighted that their municipality is finally getting the international recognition it deserves. According to Miguel Moreno Ávila, deputy director of the island’s tourism office, visitors can find a unique mix of spas, excellent cultural and gastronomic offerings, as well as hospitable and welcoming people.
This is the first time that the popular Caribbean island has won the prestigious award. After years of investing in improving its tourism potential, the island’s efforts have finally paid off. Isla Mujeres has performed consistently well as a tourist destination in recent years, with many of its resorts being fully booked during the summer. With visitors numbering in the hundreds of thousands per month, many choose Isla Mujeres over hotspots like Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
Although the Mexican Caribbean is home to several unique island destinations, including Holbox and Cozumel, Isla Mujeres has seen its popularity soar thanks to new resorts, as well as investments in tourism infrastructure and cleanliness.
Earlier this year, Isla Mujeres also made headlines when it was awarded the Best Caribbean Beach Destination in Mexico at the Best of Mexico Awards, highlighting the impressive quality of its beaches. It was also chosen as one of the best “Pueblos Mágicos” in the country, thanks to its rich history, unique culture and charming qualities.
Tourists can find some of the best hotels in the Mexican Caribbean on Isla Mujeres. For those seeking ultimate luxury, luxurious all-inclusive resorts like AMR’s Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun offer first-rate services including private yacht transfers and award-winning restaurants. But there are also plenty of budget options, meaning visitors don’t have to splurge to get a taste of tropical paradise.
In addition to Isla Mujeres, Cancun has also received several awards in the 2022 edition of the World Travel Awards. Hyatt’s Ziva Cancun won the nomination for best resort in Mexico, while Cancun International Airport was chosen as the leading airport in the Central American Region. For its part, Tulum was chosen as the leading beach destination in Mexico and Central America. Overall, the Mexican Caribbean’s plethora of awards demonstrates the region’s successful formula where beachside resorts meet ancient Mayan culture and stunning tropical beaches.
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