Hotel occupancy rates in Puerto Escondido rose to 85% in the week leading up to Christmas Day, and estimates are even higher for the last week of the year.
Occupancy figures were reported by Lizeth Rojas Ruiz, chairperson of the Mexican Association of Hotels and Motels in Puerto Escondido.
She explained that the December surge of visitors is divided into two periods, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
It is for that second period, Dec. 26 to Jan. 2, that hotels are reporting bookings representing close to 90% occupancy, although that figure is expected to reach 100% before the month is over, she said.
“We have a lot of family tourism, people find in Puerto Escondido the ideal place to be with the family and welcome the new year,” said Rojas.
She added that due to the winter season, there is also a record of arrival of international tourists, mainly from Canada, who seek a balmier, tropical climate.
“The opening of new air connectivity routes has also helped us a lot,” she added.
Regarding the sixth wave of COVID-19 infections México is currently going through, Rojas mentioned that so far there has been no official announcement from municipal authorities, either in San Pedro Mixtepec or Santa María Colotepec, of any spikes in cases in the Puerto Escondido area.
With reports by Estado Actual