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Mexican Caribbean receives about 60% of cruise passengers arriving in Mexico

- September 19, 2022

According to the Federal Tourism Secretariat (Sectur), the ports of the Mexican Caribbean received 2,169,595 cruise passengers from January to July 2022, which represents almost 60% of the total that has arrived at the different port destinations. from the country.

The head of the agency, Miguel Torruco Marqués, reported that from January to July 2022, 3 million 623 thousand cruise passengers arrived at the different ports of our country.

He explained that in the first seven months of the year, in Quintana Roo, Cozumel registered 645 arrivals and one million 499 thousand 387 passengers; Mahahual had 296 arrivals, with 670,208 cruise passengers.

Torruco Marqués indicated that in the period January-July 2022, the arrival of 1,517 cruise ships was registered.

He pointed out that the ports that received the highest number of cruise passengers in Mexico were: Cozumel and Mahahual, in Quintana Roo; Ensenada, Lower California; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur; Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco; and Mazatlan, Sinaloa; which represented 95.3% of the total number of passengers.

He highlighted that the arrival of excursionists on cruise ships to Mexico, the first seven months of 2022, represented a foreign exchange income of 271.7 million dollars, and the average expense was 75 dollars, exceeding by 18.2% what was registered in the same period of 2021 of 63.5 dollars.

From January to July 2022, Ensenada, Baja California, registered the arrival of 177 cruise ships, in which 347 thousand 615 passengers arrived; and in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, 124 vessels arrived with a total of 254,832 passengers.

In the period January-July 2022, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, registered the arrival of 97 cruise ships and 215,102 passengers, while in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, 78 arrivals and 190,143 cruise passengers were reported. 

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