The municipalities of Veracruz capital, La Paz, Los Cabos, and Ensenada, Baja California Sur; as well as Cancun, Quintana Roo, started the Easter vacation period with the highest number of COVID-19 infections in the country's beach destinations.
According to data from UNAM's geographic information platform on the new coronavirus in Mexico, the city of Veracruz started the season with 180 active cases; followed by La Paz with 100 and Benito Juarez (Cancun) with 83. Meanwhile, Los Cabos and Ensenada, both in BCS, are located with 73 and 58 infections, respectively.
On Sunday, a large presence of tourists was observed on the beaches of the port of Veracruz, Boca del Rio, La Bamba, and Juan Pablo; while merchants in the area indicated that although a greater influx of people has already been registered, the vacation period has yet to be "felt more".
The Ministry of Tourism and Economy of BCS forecasts an influx of 140 thousand travelers, a hotel occupancy rate of 80 percent in the main destinations, and an income of 372 million pesos. Operators indicated that the economic recovery is already noticeable and they have high expectations that travelers will travel by sea. The most popular beaches are Coromuel, El Caimancito, El Tesoro and El Pulguero.
List of Mexican beaches with the highest infection rates of Covid-19
The vacation season has begun with a high concentration of tourists on the beaches; in addition to an increase in the number of infections, according to data from the Geoportal Covid platform of Quintana Roo, these are the beaches with the most active cases of coronavirus:
Benito Juarez (Cancun), Quintana Roo with 52,011.
Cozumel, Quintana Roo 4,559
Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo 1,293
Bacalar, Quintana Roo 728
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo 500
Tulum, Quintana Roo 632
More than 357,000 travelers visit the Caribbean
The Ministry of Tourism of Quintana Roo detailed, in its most recent report, that 357,386 tourists visited the Mexican Caribbean, a figure that already reflected an increase before the beginning of the Holy Days.
Cancun reported a hotel occupancy rate of 80.6 percent, followed by Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, with 76.5 percent, and Los Cabos with 72.5 percent, from March 28 to April 3, 2022.
Costa Mujeres was the most requested, out of seven destinations monitored in Q. Roo, with 82.2 percent; Cancun with 81.5 percent, Tulum with 78.9 percent, Riviera Maya reached 76.9 percent; while Cozumel with 61.8 percent, Isla Mujeres 62 percent and Gran Costa Maya with 39.9 percent.