Cancun has been named the number one international summer travel destination in the Americas by the Orbitz Travel Index. Located in the Mexican Caribbean along the stunning Riviera Maya, Cancun has been a popular vacation hotspot for decades, attracting visitors from around the world.
With breathtaking turquoise waters, pristine white sand beaches and a fabulous tropical climate, it is easy to see why Cancun continues to be one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. London,San Juan and Paris immediately followed Cancun on the list, which was compiled using Orbitz Insider rankings that are based on the total number of flights that were booked on Orbitz.com between January 1st and December 31st of 2011.
Orbitz stated that it was Cancun’s “warm climates and adventure activities,” that made it the number one choice for international travelers in 2011. Located in the northern portion of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Cancun real estate is also the most popular destination in all of Mexico. Other destinations in Mexico that were named on the Orbitz Insider Index top ten list include Mexico City, which came in at number five, Guadalajara, which came in at number seven, and San Jose del Cabo, which came in at number eight.
The Mexican government is also committed to supporting tourism in the Riviera Maya and Cancun. In fact, the city has recently completed a $70 million-plus renovation to the waterfront, which involved bringing in around 1.3 billion gallons of sand to the beaches of Cancun’s internationally acclaimed Hotel Zone.
While visiting Cancun, travelers can enjoy the area’s many natural wonders, in addition to the city’s thriving nightlife, ancient Mayan culture, excellent cuisine and affordable modern luxury. So far,2012 is already looking like it will be a wonderful year for Cancun real estate, which will host the Riviera Maya Food and Wine Festival, as well as a variety of concerts and other exciting events.