Mexico welcomed 5+ million cruise ship tourists in 2022

   December 25, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Mexico is on track to become one of the world's most-visited tourist destinations in 2022.

From January through to October 2022, the country received 5.1M tourists on ~2041 cruises visiting its ports, bringing in US$390.1 million, up from the same period in 2021.

Miguel Torruco Marques, Mexico's Minister of Tourism, said the ports that received the most cruise passengers were Cozumel (Quintana Roo), which welcomed 864 ship arrivals, and Costa Maya/Mahuahual (Quintana Roo), which recorded a total of 363 cruise ship arrivals.

The other Mexican harbors (on the Pacific coast) most visited by cruise tourists were Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta.

Port of Cozumel (Quintana Roo Mexico, Riviera Maya)

In the first ten months of 2022, Ensenada received 250 voyages, Cabo San Lucas 164, and Puerto Vallarta 305.

All of Mexico's ports mentioned received 94.6% of the cruise passengers who entered Mexico, Marques explained. However, it should be noted that cruise ship activity in the country only started to reactivate in June 2021.