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These are the 3 best destinations in Mexico for American tourists this summer


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It looks like Mexico’s friendly attitude towards tourists through Covid won’t be soon forgotten. Although other countries are open for travel againit is the freedom-loving Mayan heartland, where tourism has been allowed uninterrupted throughout the pandemic, that continues to draw a record number of visitors.

Woman relaxing at the beach on a beach lounge, beach vacation concept

Therefore, Three Mexican Cities Now Featured in Allianz Travel’s Top 10 International Summer Destinations, the maximum of all countries listed. In fact, Mexico fully lays claim to the first two, asserting its status as the king of tourism – a title that won’t be in question anytime soon, despite the return of Aruba, Jamaica and others.

Ready to discover which mexican cities won the heart of the nation? Here are Mexico’s top 3 destinations for American tourists this summer:

Male traveler holding US passport before international travel

Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast

Puerto Vallarta is arguably the The jewel in Mexico’s Pacific Coast crown, home to the best nightlife in the country, as well as countless sandy beaches and natural sites near major urban centers. It’s not just a summer one, but a year-round favorite for vacationers, and ranks at number six on Allianz’s annual summer travel picks.

Up 3 spots since last year’s ranking, when it had already entered the top 10 of the ranking at a respectable number 9, Puerto Vallarta continues to grow in popularity with American travelers, in particular due to of the recent increase in connections between the Mexican hub and several American cities, and the state of Jalisco unrivaled tourist offer.

Aerial view of well developed modern Puerto Vallarta Marina, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco State, Pacific Coast of Mexico

With Covid being treated as endemic in Mexico, and Vallarta tourists should no longer follow pandemic-era regulations, like mask-wearing and social distancing, the city is poised to climb even higher on future lists. According to Allianz, it is already the third summer destination in Mexico for American travelers.

San Jose del Cabo, Pacific Coast

Colorful historic center of San Jose Del Cabo, Pacific coast of Mexico

Number two on the Allianz list for one more year, San Jose del Cabo has been a permanent feature on the bucket list of millions due to its extensive collection of clear water beaches and picturesque colonial-style architecture. Plus, it’s one of the few places in Mexico where history and sightseeing buffs converge with laid-back beachgoers.

Cabo really has it all: from world-renowned art galleries and Spanish-era missionary churches, to beautiful nature reserves where birdwatching activities are widely promoted and, of course, kilometer-long sandy beaches adorning the coast. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in Mexico’s rich past or simply enjoy a day in the sun, this is the place to go.

Young female traveler enjoying a day at the beach in the Caribbean

Fortunately, despite being a major entry point for Americans visiting Mexico, Los Cabos International Airport serving San Jose has not experienced the same level of congestion as Mexico City or the wait times longest from Cancun airport. It is also only two and a half hours departing from most cities in the southern United States, making it an ideal summer break.

Cancun, Caribbean

Aerial view of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexican Caribbean, Mexico

Claiming the coveted spot of America’s favorite vacation for the sixth consecutive year, Cancun widens the gap again between itself and all other Mexican and non-Mexican destinations listed by Allianz. Of the 40 million visitors expected in Mexico this year, a significant portion of Americans have chosen Cancún as their destination for 2022.

According to Cirium, one of the world’s largest providers of aviation data, there are currently 831 weekly connections between the United States and Cancun International, making it by far the busiest and most beloved summer destination in Mexico. Now that a beach near Cancun has been named the best in all of Mexico, we expect those impressive numbers to rise even further.

Traveler couple checking phone at airport before international trip

Cancún is widely recognized as the gateway to Mexico’s Caribbean coast, dotted with white sand beaches and Mayan ruins of priceless cultural significance. Cancun International serves not only Cancun, but several smaller resorts around the metropolis, such as Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres off the mainland.

What other international destinations are on the list?

The Allianz list of this year’s top 10 international summer destinations is available in full below:

Plane survails the tropical sea at sunset
  1. CancunMexico
  2. San Jose del CaboMexico
  3. Oranjestad, Aruba
  4. Montego Bay, Jamaica
  5. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  6. Puerto VallartaMexico
  7. Nassau, Bahamas
  8. Liberia, Costa Rica
  9. Providenciales Island, Turks & Caicos
  10. Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands

But how was Allianz able to establish this? In sum, the researchers examined data from more than a million trips to be made by their own customers during the summer season, especially those who have purchased Allianz Partners travel insurance between 5 and 8 days. Unsurprisingly, Mexico came out ahead of all other competitors with the most planned routes.

For those wary of restrictions, all of the above destinations welcome US tourists without any health-related requirements, with the exception of Nassau in the Bahamas and the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Both of these countries require travelers to be fully vaccinated or present a negative Covid as valid proof of entry when unvaccinated.

Read more:

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Why Mexico is still America’s favorite vacation destination

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