Being a Canadian now living in the Mexican Caribbean full time for the past year I am not surprised at the following reports. I myself vacationed in this area for nine years before deciding to stay permanently. The big draw for me was the year round warm weather,the incredible white powder sandy beaches,and multicolor turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
According to the Mexican Tourism Board the number of Canadian vacationer’s visiting popular Mexican beach destinations to escape the long cold dreary Canadian winters has more than doubled in recent years. This is a record for any nation.
Recent news reports of violence in the border towns of Mexico has had little if no effect on the number of Canadians flocking to vacation in Mexico boasting some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
In addition,approximately 70% of Canadians visiting Mexico real estate choose the Mexican Caribbean side known as the Mayan Riviera. The multicolor turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea along with the white powder sands of the warm sunny beaches continue to be a huge draw for Canadian travelers.
In 2011 a reported record breaking 22.67 million international travelers made Mexico their preferred vacation destination with a huge number of those happy visitors being Canadian. In 2011 the number of Canadians that vacationed in Mexico was a whopping 1.6 million. Given Canada’s population is only 34 million,an incredible 4.7 % of all Canadians visited Mexico real estate last year; that is 1 out of every 20 people. According to the Mexican tourism board Canadians account for 15% of Mexico’s tourists with forecasts of ballooning to 25% within 5 years. Canadians
According to Statistics Canada the number of Canadian vacationers last year has more than doubled since 2005 when a reported 794,000 Canadians visited Mexico. This is a record shattering increase in numbers for any country showing that Canadians love what Mexico has to offer them.
Recently,Rodolfo Lopez Negrete,chief operating officer of the Mexican Tourism Board commented with even more direct flights being added to Canadian cities to keep up with the demand the number of Canadian tourists will continue to rise.
The percentage increase of Canadian tourists visiting Mexico continues to exceed any other nation with 95% of Canadian visitors reporting they thoroughly enjoyed their visit and would recommend Mexico to family and friends for their vacation. Canadians love Mexico and love its people as well.
Canadians continue to strengthen their long term love affair with supernatural Mexico.
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