In the last five years, the number of “adult only” hotels in Quintana Roo, that is, hotels that do not allow the presence of minors, has almost doubled.
According to information from agencies such as E-Booking, before the 2020 pandemic, there were 28 hotels under this format. But by the end of 2022 the number had already surpassed 54 complexes, most of them located in the Riviera Maya.
In other words, five out of every 100 hotels in the Mexican Caribbean left the family segment to focus on those designed solely for the enjoyment of couples or single guests, with the aim of offering them a relaxed, calm and quiet environment, without the hustle and bustle of children, or carrying out activities to which minors do not have access.
For this reason, Quintana Roo is becoming a trend not only nationally, but worldwide in this format.
The comparator HotelsCombined points out that worldwide, Spain occupies first place in the top 5 countries with the most hotels categorized as “Adults Only”, with 327 units.
And in third place is Mexico, with most of this offer located in Cancun, Tulum and Playa del Carmen.
“It is an increasingly growing trend, adapted to the demands of the new generation of guests made up of young people between the ages of 22 and 35 who do not have children. It is a market we were losing because they don’t want children’s entertainment, so by taking it out of the equation we can offer entertainment more suited to them,” said Esther Gau, sales representative of a Tulum hotel that recently changed its “family friendly” category to “Adult only”.
According to estimates, users of this type stay one night longer than couples with children. In addition, their daily spending is US$792 per night on average, a slightly higher amount than their counterparts who are already parents.
This is why the sector expects more and more hotels of this type to open in Mexico and the world, and of course in Quintana Roo.