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Americans increasingly return to Cancun, Isla Mujeres to celebrate Carnival

Cancun, Q.R. — The Mexican Caribbean celebration of Carnival has become increasingly popular with American visitors as they continually return to Cancun and Isla Mujeres to celebrate the annual festival.

Hundreds people return to the area year after year to witness the annual festival, says José Castillo Magaña of the Municipal Tourism Office of Isla Mujeres.

Over the weekend, the island of Isla Mujeres drew large crowds of visitors due to the festival. He pointed out that Carnival Isla Mujeres 2018, The Tradition of the Caribbean, is one of the most important in the Mexican Caribbean.

He explained that thanks to the arrival of visitors for the carnival festivities, hotel occupancy reached approximately 90 percent on the island, leaving great economic benefits for all island families.

“Every year at this time we receive many tourists who want to have fun and live this experience that is part of the culture of the municipality.

“Throughout the weekend we saw the arrival of hundreds of visitors who leave an important economic benefit for all families,” the official added.

Castillo Magaña explained that the American tourists are very rooted in the island holiday, which means that they repeat their stay in Isla Mujeres every year to enjoy the celebration.

The official said that the main streets, avenues and squares of Isla Mujeres have been crowded during Carnival 2018 due to the wide array of events that include dance groups and international artists and musical groups.