Cancun has long been the hotspot in Mexico for revellers of all ages and persuasions, and in recent months it has experienced growth and development in many areas; this growth has also moved down the coast to the Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen as well as Tulum. In the first 6 months of 2016 alone the footfall through Cancun International Airport rose to 10.78 million (a 7.76% increase from 2015).
Playa Mujeres Neighborhood
The Playa Mujeres neighbourhood can be found just 10km north of the Cancun Hotel Zone, and is where the Villa del Palmar Cancun Beach Resort & Spa is located. This quiet area is quickly becoming one of the most popular and exclusive areas in Cancun. Most of those who frequent this area are people who wish to soak up the Mexican sun whilst avoiding the boisterous atmosphere and Spring Break vibes of the Hotel Zone. The V&V Marina is an area which is going to see some serious investment and development soon. As well as a new Garza Blanca Resort planned next door to Villa del Palmar Cancun, there are shopping malls, bars, and restaurants in the pipeline for the near future.
The Riviera Maya, too, will be seeing investment and development; in particular the area known as the “Golden Mile” will be seeing investment from some of the biggest brands in the world. Another Garza Blanca Resort & Spa is due to start construction some time in 2018, and the area has also seen 800 million dollars of investment from Disney who are planning a DreamWorks theme park which will showcase Shrek and Madagascar. This will be the first of its kind in Latin America! Furthermore, the very first Cirque du Soleil Theme Park in the world will be opening in the Riviera Maya some time during 2018!
As you can see, it is shaping up to be a very exciting year or two for this slice of paradise in the Mexican Caribbean.