Mexico is privileged with abundant options for idyllic tropical vacation experiences, from the popular shores of Cabo San Lucas to the Riviera Maya, plus those emerging destinations where their beachfront locations redefine paradise.
Costa Mujeres, situated north of Cancun on the scenic Yucatan Peninsula, is a rising star gaining recognition for its tranquil atmosphere and expansive pristine coastline fronting the azure-shaded Mexican Caribbean. The area has undeniable appeal and convenient air access, making it easy for travel agents to sell the destination year-round. Here are the top five reasons to visit Costa Mujeres in the Mexican Caribbean.
Just-Enough Remote Locale
Location, location, location – it sets the stage for vacation excellence and high levels of customer satisfaction.
A hidden alternative to the hustle and bustle of Cancun, Costa Mujeres is just-enough secluded. Being only 30 minutes from Cancun, Costa Mujeres is close enough to enjoy all that Cancun offers (from shopping to nightlife), but far enough so visitors can appreciate the tranquility and lesser crowds against a scenic backdrop. Its exceptional location delivers a laid-back vibe without sacrificing a world-class resort experience, stunning beaches, first-rate dining, tons of activities, and opportunities for cultural exploration.
Exceptional Choice of Accommodations
While undiscovered in many ways, Costa Mujeres features a great selection of beachfront properties targeting diverse markets, including couples, honeymooners, families, active-minded travelers, friends and multi-generational groups. From adults-only hotels to ones with dedicated family sections, this wide choice makes it easier for agents to match the right resort with the right client.
Rooms come in multiple shapes and sizes, from standard accommodations and spacious suites to interconnecting rooms well-suited for families and groups. Rooms are typically outfitted with flat-screen televisions, locally inspired furnishings, and top-class bathroom amenities. Terraces afford stunning vistas over the shimmering Caribbean, ideal for morning breakfast or a night-cap.
Many properties welcome diverse market segments, such as the luxurious Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa, a 670-suite all-inclusive property featuring extensive watersports, eight restaurants and three pools. Its sister resort – the 469-suite adults-only TRS Coral Hotel – is an all-inclusive hideaway where VIP treatment and epic sunsets are standard.
Variety is the spice of life, and the seemingly endless choice of activities in Costa Mujeres does not disappoint. Travelers can keep as busy as they desire or simply lounge all day on the beach and do nothing else.
Sun-drenched Playa Mujeres is an idyllic playground – think snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving. Swim in fantasy pools, then lunch outdoors, lulled by the gentle breeze. Stroll along the beach and admire the scenic vistas at sunrise or sunset. For a change of beach scenery, head to Playa Tortugas, a 20-minute drive away and delight in the calm waters and relaxed atmosphere.
Tee off at the 18-hole Playa Mujeres Golf Club designed by Greg Norman. Enjoy fresh seafood in the nearby sleepy fishing village of Puerto Juarez, then take a boat excursion to Isla Mujeres.
Guests at both the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa and TRS Coral Hotel can swing into action at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre and enjoy massages and pampering therapies at the Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness Center.
Beyond the enchanting beach culture that characterizes Costa Mujeres, the area excites those craving insight into local and ancient cultures.
Just 10 minutes away is the lesser-known yet wildly interesting El Meco Archaeological site, home to El Castillo, northeastern Yucatan’s tallest pyramid at more than 40 feet high. The El Ray Archaeological zone, situated 40 minutes from Costa Mujeres, contains intriguing ancient ceremonial buildings and other Mayan stone structures.
The eco-archaeological park Xcaret, approximately 90 minutes south, contains more than 50 cultural and natural attractions from underground rivers and a Mayan village to archaeological sites, the Bridge to Paradise Mexican cemetery and Mexican Folk Art Museum. Travelers can also venture on day trips to Tulum and Chichén Itzá.
The Excitement of Romance
Romance reigns supreme in Costa Mujeres for destination weddings, honeymoons, milestone anniversaries, renewal of vows, or simply reigniting romance.
Costa Mujeres has countless settings for exchanging vows that will make travelers the envy of their Instagram followers. Magical weddings (or vow renewal ceremonies) on the beach or in one of a resort’s open-air spaces take advantage of the Mexican Caribbean’s breathtaking surroundings. Indoor settings are equally dramatic with large windows framing the dreamy, blue-sky scenery. Different wedding packages are available based on individual needs and budget.
For a slice of slightly-secluded paradise, send your clients to Costa Mujeres in the Mexican Caribbean. A great range of accommodations, diverse activities, captivating culture, and natural romantic appeal make the destination an easy sell. Costa Mujeres might not yet have the name recognition as Cancun, and that’s a good thing.