Mexico Tourism Statistics

Every year, millions of people visit Mexico from all over the globe, making it one of the most frequently visited countries in the world (it currently ranks seventh on the list of top ten most-visited destinations).

Want to know more about the state of tourism in Mexico? Check out the statistics shared below.

1. From January to November 2022, 34,700,000 international tourists visited Mexico

That’s 5,888,000 more visitors compared to January to November 2021, a 20.9 percent increase.

2. The majority of international visitors to Mexico come from the United States

Approximately 11.7 million people from the U.S. visited Mexico last year.

3. Canadians make up the second-largest group of international visitors, followed by travelers from Colombia, the United Kingdom, and Spain 

Mexico was visited by 1.5 million Canadians, 787,000 Colombians, 523,000 Britons, and 335,000 Spaniards.

4. Cancun International Airport welcomes the most visitors

Cancun International Airport welcomes over 8.5 million visitors annually. Mexico City International Airport is the next-most popular airport, welcoming over 3.8 million visitors, followed by Los Cabos International Airport, which receives 1.9 million visitors.

5. Mexico is the number one most-visited country in Latin America

More people visit Mexico than any other Latin American country. It maintains a steep lead over the next most popular destination, the Dominican Republic. 

6. Mexico is warm and sunny year-round

The country’s average daytime temperatures range from 23 to 33 degrees Celcius (73.4-81.4 degrees Fahrenheit) throughout the year.

7. Mexico is hottest from April to August

The late spring and summer have average daytime temperatures of 32-33 degrees Celcius.

8. Mexico is the rainiest from June to September

The late summer and early fall months receive the most rain, with an average of 9 to 11 rainy days per month.

9. Tourism accounts for 7 percent of Mexico’s GDP

Tourism contributes approximately 1.8 trillion pesos to the country’s economy — around 7% of its total GDP.

10. Tourists spend over $400 per trip to Mexico

On average, international tourists spend $424 when visiting Mexico.

11. Mexico has the most UNESCO World Heritage Properties in Latin America

Mexico has 35 World Heritage Properties. Brazil has the next highest number at 23, followed by 13 in Peru.

12. Chichén Itzá is Mexico’s most-visited archaeological site

This site receives over 1.7 million visitors each year.

13. The most popular port among cruise passengers is Cozumel

Roughly 44 percent of all cruise passengers coming to Mexico travel here.

14. There are over 24,000 hotels in Mexico

Visitors can choose from over 24,700 hotels and similar establishments throughout the country.

15. Mexico City alone is home to over 26,000 Airbnbs

Cuauhtémoc is the district with the most Airbnbs, with 11,785.

16. The top-rated resort in Mexico is the Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya in Tulum

It has an average rating of 98.56 and is followed by the One&Only Palmilla, which has an average rating of 98.21.