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Riviera Maya Voted “Best Destination in Mexico” for 14th Consecutive Year

Riviera Maya Voted “Best Destination in Mexico” for 14th Consecutive Year Tourism Board Director Darío Flota Accepted the Prestigious Award During the 15th Annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards



Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo (December 19, 2017). Riviera Maya was once again recognized as the “Best Destination in Mexico” by the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards, an honor that has been bestowed upon the destination since 2004.


The Travel Weekly Awards, recognize the best in travel across 77 categories, including hotels, tours, destinations, airlines and cruises. The nominees and award recipients were chosen in two rounds of voting by Travel Weekly ’s audience of travel professionals. The coveted awards are presented annually to the industry suppliers who led the way in product and service during the past year. The open ballot phase of the voting was conducted during the summer. Travel Weekly readers were invited to write in the names of any company they believe best exemplifies a particular category. The leading vote recipients were identified as finalists, and voting on finalists took place September through November 2017.


The award ceremony took place at the Conrad hotel in New York City December 14. Tourism Board Director for Riviera Maya and Cozumel, Darío Flota received the prestigious accolade.


“Without a doubt, this award consolidates our position as a leading global tourism destination. We are proud of the result of the hard work and effort of the government and private sector and are thrilled to continue being recognized for Riviera Maya’s excellence for the 14th consecutive year,” said Flota.


“This is the highest recognition given to those who transport, entertain, enlighten and accommodate billions of travelers each year,” said Arnie Weissmann, Travel Weekly’s editor in chief. “The travel industry is growing fast – much faster than global GDP – and every day, those who vote in our Readers Choice Awards must evaluate an ever-increasing number of transportation, hospitality and activity options on behalf of their clients. The companies they select as winners are the ones they know bring consumers the highest levels of satisfaction.”


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About Riviera Maya

One of the most attractive destinations in the world, the Riviera Maya is located along the southeast coast of Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo. Located between the Caribbean Sea and protected jungle; the Riviera Maya extends 120 kilometers south of the Cancun International Airport in Puerto Morelos and extends to Sian Ka’an, the first Biosphere Reserve established in Mexico and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Riviera Maya has the tranquility of sparsely populated beaches, the longest underground river system in the world, more than 100 cenotes and numerous eco-adventure activities such as kayaking, diving, snorkeling, hiking, bird watching and deep-sea fishing. A wide variety of accommodation options, from luxury hotels and all-inclusive properties, to charming hotels offers first-class facilities and the warm hospitality of the local people. Many of the most important Mayan archaeological sites in Mexico are nearby, providing visitors with the opportunity to fully experience one of Mexico’s new and old destinations. The Riviera Maya has been awarded numerous prizes, including being named “Top Destination in Mexico” for 14 consecutive years by Travel Weekly magazine (2004 – 2017). For more information, visit: