love2009iah
Topic Author
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed May 12, 2010 10:52 pm

Why So Many Americans Go To Cancun?

Fri May 14, 2010 12:59 am

Why so many Americans return to Cancun time after time. With so many other options like Punta Cana which is 1millions times more beautiful?
 
PacNWjet
Posts: 809
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2000 1:18 am

RE: Why So Many Americans Go To Cancun?

Fri May 14, 2010 1:18 am

Well, it probably simply boils down to different strokes for different folks. Some people like to go to Las Vegas, other people like to go to Yosemite National Park. If everyone liked to go to Yosemite eventually it would look like Las Vegas. I have never been to Cancun, but I imagine it attracts the types of people who like to go to Las Vegas, while the people who like to go to Yosemite choose a quieter beach location for their vacations in the sun.
 
ThirtyEcho
Posts: 1409
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2002 1:21 am

RE: Why So Many Americans Go To Cancun?

Fri May 14, 2010 4:08 am

College kids. Lax law enforcement. Cheap flights. Cheap hotels. Cheap booze. Critical mass of semi-naked flesh. You are certain to get lucky.
 
LAXintl
Posts: 20183
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

RE: Why So Many Americans Go To Cancun?

Fri May 14, 2010 4:47 am

Cancun and Punta Cana are vastly different tourism markets. Its almost comparing Hawaii with a South Pacific destination like Fiji or Tahiti.

Cancun is a mass tourism market, with over 125 hotels in the area with some 35,000 rooms, of which 20,000 are in the immediate concentrated hotel zone alone. Punta Cana on the other hand is a much smaller tourism market with last I read had about ~7,000 hotel rooms, of which the majority are all-inclusive resorts itself something that is not as popular in the US as independent travel is.

Also Cancun is a much closer destination from the US to reach being across the Gulf which makes it attractive to even West Coast travelers. Mexican tourism authorities have done a fantastic job since the late 1970s building and marketing Cancun and Mayan Riviera making it today one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. Punta Cana is much more of a niche destination and one for the East Coasters for geography and for Europeans due to the all inclusive nature of many facilities.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
soon7x7
Posts: 2267
Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 10:51 am

RE: Why So Many Americans Go To Cancun?

Sat May 15, 2010 12:23 am

Cheap trip and the lifguards carry automatic weapons...
 
fly2yyz
Posts: 644
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:45 pm

RE: Why So Many Americans Go To Cancun?

Sat May 15, 2010 12:24 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
Cancun and Punta Cana are vastly different tourism markets. Its almost comparing Hawaii with a South Pacific destination like Fiji or Tahiti.

Completely agree!

Up here in Canada, Cancun is definitely a great place to go, lots of hotel rooms, low prices, you get the best of having culture and traditions and seeing the Mayan ruins, or you just sit on the beach. Course we have even lower prices, almost trailer park type vacations to Varadero.

Punta Cana as seen as more of an upscale and a particular group of tourists do go there.
 
DesertAir
Posts: 1265
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:34 am

RE: Why So Many Americans Go To Cancun?

Sun May 16, 2010 5:46 pm

Cancín is a great gateway for the various Mayan ruins. I stayed in Cancun City, in town, at a reasonably priced hotel, took the ADO buses to the ruins and had a great time and saved a lot of bucks.
 
love2009iah
Topic Author
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed May 12, 2010 10:52 pm

RE: Why So Many Americans Go To Cancun?

Thu May 20, 2010 2:51 am

Why do I keep hearing that Cap Cana in Punta Cana will be the Next Cancun? Also the beaches in Cancun don't have any natural shade such as coconut trees and palms trees. I was there once it was not cheap I pay 1700 for 3nits 2 adults all inclusive and I hate it the beach waves were horrible the entire time I was there was the red warning flag to stay away from the beach, I will never return there. In the other hand Punta Cana was the bomb!
 
Maverick623
Posts: 4636
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:13 am

RE: Why So Many Americans Go To Cancun?

Thu May 20, 2010 6:40 am

Quoting love2009iah (Thread starter):
Why so many Americans return to Cancun time after time

I don't know where you're seeing this, but where I work I see far more Canadians than Americans going to just about every tourist destination in Mexico.
"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests