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Nautical services host more tourism in the Mexican Caribbean

By Tribune Travel

June 15, 2023

Cozumel has seen an increase in visitors as a result of the state’s tourism industry’s growth and diversification. 557 cruise ships had docked at the port of Cozumel as of May 31—a 11.4 percent increase over the same period in 2022.

Additionally, the number of passengers traveling on cruise ships increased from 1,023,538 in the same period of 2022 to 1,853,238 this year, which is an increase of 81.1 percent.

Additionally, there are more people traveling by ferry between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen. 727,292 passengers have used the service as of May 31; this is an increase of 16.2% over the same period in 2022.

Between January 1 and May 31, 151,294 passengers used the Ro-Ro ferry service on the Calica-Cozumel-Calica route, which is an increase of 4.7 percent from 2022.

There has also been an increase in the number of tourist and small-scale nautical tourism vessels, with 3,405 boats carrying 74,145 passengers as of May 31 this year. That amount has increased from 2022 by 30.5 percent.

More than 3.8 million cruise ship visitors are expected to visit Cozumel in 2023.





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