New hotel investment in Isla Mujeres generating returns

Local officials in Isla Mujeres, an island in the Caribbean Sea, about 8 miles off the Yucatán Peninsula coast, estimate that private-sector investment of US$300 million has generated some 6,000 jobs and is boosting the local economy.

As reported by The Yucatan Times, Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres and Isla Mujeres Secrets for Adults, are two of the hotels that have recently opened and reopened both on the island and in the Playa Mujeres resort.

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Also under construction are Dreams Hotels aimed at the family segment, also in Playa Mujeres, and the Casa Inn owned by the Romano family.

In the mainland of Isla Mujeres, there are plans to reportedly build 22,000 rooms over the next two decades, to be distributed in Playa Mujeres, Costa Blanca and Isla Mujeres.

Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, director of Tourism in Isla Mujeres, said it is through cultural festivals and sporting events that tourism has increased, both local and foreign.