cancun punta cana caribbean
The Nizuc resort in Cancun.

Tripadvisor: Cancun, Punta Cana Leading Caribbean Demand

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 15, 2022

Cancun and Punta Cana are the top destinations in the Caribbean for this upcoming winter season, according to a new report from TripAdvisor. 

Cancun, the Mexican Caribbean hotspot, and Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic’s tourism hub, both cracked the top 10 destinations globally as measured by searches on Tripadvisor platforms. 

Cancun was ranked fourth overall worldwide, while Punta Cana came in at number six. 

It’s not a surprise, given that the two destinations are the most popular in the Caribbean Basin in terms of visitor volume.

For American travelers, Cancun was the top international destination, while Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Playa del Carmen were both in the top four. 

punta cana all-inclusive swim-up
A swim-up room at the Lopesan in Punta Cana.

The data was gathered and analyzed from two sources: a Tripadvisor Consumer Sentiment Survey and site behavioral data on for searches made by travelers in the US, UK, Australia, Japan and Singapore. 

It covered travel demand and patterns for the months of December 2022 through February 2023. 

Globally, the desire to travel shows “no signs of abating,” Tripadvisor says, with 67 percent of all respondents planing to travel in the winter season, and the majority of those planning one to two trips. 

Almost nine in 10 respondents will travel the same amount or more compared to last year. 

“Despite rising costs associated with global inflation, traveler appetite shows no sign of slowing as we head into the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere,” said Alice Jong, Research and Insights Senior Analyst for Media at Tripadvisor. “As we continue our recovery trajectory following the pandemic, we are also seeing positive signs with traveler intent data showing strong demand for long-haul and international travel.”

Popular Posts the sexiest beaches including this resort at atlantis

The Sexiest Beaches in the Caribbean to Visit Right Now 

One is a beach with a nightclub-style pool right next door. Another is filled with beach bars — and even has its own au natural corner. Then there’s a beach that’s practically a nonstop party.  There are so many things that […]

The Best Caribbean Islands to Visit This Summer, From Antigua to St Croix

verandah antigua

We’ve been saying it for years, and we’ll keep saying it: in some ways, the Caribbean is even better in the summer months. The water is warm. It’s a bit less crowded, a little bit quieter. At night, the trade […]

The Winners of the 2024 Caribbean Green Awards 

caribbean green

With almost 20,000 votes, the winners of the Caribbean Green Awards 2024 Presented by E-Finity have been crowned.  From state-of-the-art marine conservation projects to hotels that are redefining sustainability, the Green movement has never been stronger in the Caribbean.  “This […]

Related Posts celebrity cruises ship docked at port

Dominican Republic Cruise Tourism Keeps Growing 

It’s no secret that the Dominican Republic is the most popular destination in the Caribbean, as measured by air visitors.  But the country’s cruise industry has quietly been seeing rapid growth, too.  Indeed, the Dominican Republic welcomed just under 867,000 […]

Wyndham Opens Dominican Republic All-Inclusive, Plans Second Resort in Punta Cana 

punta cana dominican republic trees with beach

Pristine beaches, lush rainforests and winding rivers; the Dominican Republic’s Samana peninsula is a haven for nature lovers and those in search of a more untouched Caribbean.  Now, the area has a new resort, combining all-inclusive convenience with easy access […]

UK Visitors Are Flocking to the Turks and Caicos Islands As Airlift Grows 

relaxing hotels

Thanks in large part to last fall’s launch of Virgin Atlantic’s first-ever flight to Providenciales, the Turks and Caicos is in the midst of a boom in travel from the United Kingdom.  For the first three months of this year, […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You