More than 16 million tourists visit Playa del Carmen every year. With 98 thousand lodging rooms representing more than 80% of the hotel occupancy in the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen has given much to talk about from 2020 to the middle of this year.
By mid-2022, Playa del Carmen opened dozens of post-pandemic establishments, giving way to the most prominent tourist cities like Cancun or Tulum.
Playa del Carmen has lately been the focal point of thousands of news stories day and night. It is for the same reason that, every day, people from all corners of the world are interested in such an exciting destination. As a result, it has reached up to 100% capacity in various hotels in the high season.
In addition to the growing tourist activity in this city, there is the Tren Maya. One of the initiatives by the president of the Mexican republic has given much to talk about, both for better and for worse, in local and even international media.
For the Ministry of Tourism, the hotel industry represents one of the main pillars of the investment and employment sector, not only in the state of Solidaridad and neighboring Quintana Roo but throughout the country. In 2019 and 2020 alone, it represented more than 30% of the tourism GDP and 10% of employment in the republic.
Although most of the tourists in Playa del Carmen are international, it should be noted that the national market has also raised considerable tourist traffic to this destination.
Services like transportation from Cancun to Playa del Carmen, hotels, and restaurants are the primary beneficiaries of this resurgence in tourism in Solidaridad.
Another sector that has benefited from the increase in tourism in Playa del Carmen is the construction industry which has initiated important works inside and outside the city with resorts and water parks to receive the wave of tourists the town hosts yearly.
It was among the 70 main tourist cities with more traffic, where Playa del Carmen stood out. So far, from 2020 to 2022, it has reported up to 63.8% in hotel occupancy. Playa Car is one of the favorite destinations for tourists, with an occupancy of 78.7% of its facilities. They were followed by Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerto Vallarta.
It is worth mentioning that earlier this year, Playa del Carmen was recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities in the entire republic. Being this, one of the cities with the most significant number of migrant citizens from other states in recent years.