STRATEGIC INVESTING OPPORTUNITIES

Pro Quintana Roo considers the most important strategic investing opportunities for the economic improvement of the State.

We support the business development according to those strategic axes in order to increase State’s economics exponentially, improving its competitiveness.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS

Quintana Roo has a strategic geographic location that must be exploited so it can become a worldwide reference to North America and Central America commerce.

In terms of air transport, Cancun International Airport it’s the first place of our country in providing and excellent international connectivity, not only for tourism, but also to any kind of industries.

We welcome investors that want to exploit Quintana Roo’s potencial, by building networks that improves South and North State’s connectivity.

Quintana Roo has 3 International Airports:

  • Cancun International Airport.
  • Cozumel International Airport.
  • Chetumal International Airport.

5 Seaports:

  • Isla Mujeres
  • Puerto Morelos
  • Cozumel
  • Mahahual
  • Punta Venados

Highways:

Quintana Roo has more than 5,500 km of highways:

Kind of road Kilometers
Federal highway (main or primary) Paved 952
State Supplier 
(secondary highways) Paved 1,082
Coated 259
Rural roads Paved 609
Coated 2,601
State total 5,503
  • Quintana Roo is the main cruise passengers destination.

  • In 2018, Quintana Roo received and accommodated more than 2 million cruise passengers.

  • Cozumel and Mahahual were the main seaports.

Source: Anuario Estadístico 2017

Cancun Direct Flights:

  • United States

    New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Denver, Minneapolis, Newark, Baltimore, Charlotte, Detroit, Filadelfia, San Francisco, Orlando, Washington D.C., Boston, Phoenix, San Luis Missouri, Austin, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Cleveland, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Nashville, Indianapolis, Columbus, Raleigh, New Orleans, San Antonio, Tampa, Buffalo, Memphis, Des Moines, Richmond, Springfield.

  • Canada

    Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Quebec, Halifax, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Victoria, Moncton, Windsor, London, Hamilton, Thunder Bay, Fredericton, St. Johns Nel, Bagotville.

  • South America

    Bogotá y Medellín (Colombia), Lima (Perú), Sao Paulo (Brazil), y Santiago (Chile).

  • Europe

    Great Britain: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow,Newcastle, Bristol, East Midlands, Edimburgo. Germany: Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich. Italy: Milan & Rome. Madrid, Paris, Zurich, Brussels, Moscow, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Lisbon, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Dublin & Reykjavik.

Main airlines with direct flights to Cancun:

  • Direct Flights from USA

    United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, South West, Alaska, Spirit, Frontier Airlines, Aeromexico, Volaris, Alaska Airlines, Interjet, South West, Sun Country.

  • Direct Flights from Canada

    Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing, WestJet, Interjet.

  • Direct Flights from Europe

    British Airways, Air Europa, Air France, Condor, Eurowings, XL Airways, Blue Panorama, Thompson, Evelop, Wamos, Norwind, Orbest, Thomas Cook, TUI , Virgin Arilines.

  • Direct Flights from LATAM & Caribbean

    Argentinian Airlines, Avianca, Copa, Cubana, Latam, Tropic Air (Belize), Gol.

Source: CPTQ

Quintana Roo has new air routes:

New Cancun and Cozumel Routes January - April 2019 Operations
Cancun Hamilton [YHM] Swoop [WSW] 14 24
Cancun Camaguey [CMW] Vivaaerobus [VIV] 10 16
Cancun Havana [HAV] Tar Aerolíneas [LCT] 22 57
Cancun Havana [HAV] Vivaaerobus [VIV]   8
Cancun Mérida [MID] Tar Aerolíneas [LCT] 22 52
Cancun Baltimore [BWI] Vivaaerobus [VIV]    
Cancun Charlotte [CLT] Vivaaerobus [VIV]   4
Cancun Indianápolis [IND] Allegiant Air [AAY]    
Cancun Milwaukee [MKE] Southwest Airlines [SWA]    
New Cancun and Cozumel routes July - December 2018 Monthly Operations
Cancun Las Vegas [LAS] Frontier Airlines  
Cancun Medellín [MDE] Aeromexico  
Cancun Raleigh [RDU] Frontier Airlines  
Cancun Toluca [TLC] VivaAerobus 12
Cancun Vnukovo [VKO] Azur Air  
Cozumel México [MEX] Volaris  

Source: ASUR

Map and distances:

From To Dist. (Mi) Dist. (Km) Time (approx.)
Cancun Airport Cancun downtown 10 26 20 min
Cancun Airport Cancun Hotels Area 12 20 25 min
Cancun Airport Puerto Morelos 16 26 22 min
Cancun Airport Playa del Carmen 32 51 41 min
Cancun Airport Puerto Aventuras 47 76 1 h
Cancun Airport Akumal 57 92 1 h, 10 min
Cancun Airport Tulum 73 117 1 h, 30 min
Cancun Airport Punta Allen 106 170 3 h
Cancun Airport Mahahual 212 342 4 h, 10 min
Cancun Airport Bacalar 206 331 3 h, 40 min
Cancun Airport Chetumal 231 371 4 h, 26 min
Cancun Airport Cozumel 47 75 1 h, 46 min
Cancun Airport Isla Mujeres 20 33 45 min
Cancun Airport Holbox 89 144 1 h, 40 min

Source: CPTQ

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY

Quintana Roo it’s 4th place among all the states, with higher percentage of population’s access to internet. Quintana Roo it’s also 8th place among states with better educational level at the country, Cancun is 5th place with the higher level of EF English Proficiency Index, a worldwide ranking reference to evaluate English skills.

41 towns are connected to internet in Quintana Roo, in which the following municipalities stand out:

  • Bacalar

  • Cozumel

  • Felipe Carrillo Puerto

  • Lázaro Cárdenas

  • Solidaridad

  • José María Morelos

  • Othón P. Blanco

  • Tulum

Source: IQIT

  • Quintana Roo has 106 internet free access points distributed in 102 localities.

  • Quintana Roo has 600 km of optical fibre, connecting our state form North to South.

  • Quintana Roo has an infrastructure that actually is connected by (NAP) Network Access Point Americas, one of the most relevant network nodes, with a private inversion of 2 billions of pesos, this allowed rural localities to have internet access for the first time.

  • Quintana Roo has a shared network program, that works through 102 telecommunication towers.

  • 45 internet spots of high speed at 40 rural and urban localities.

  • 74% of Quintana Roo’s households have access to internet, positioning it as the third state with higher connectivity.

  • Quintana Roo has the third place to internet access in the country.

Source: Cómo vamos México
Source: IQIT

AGROINDUSTRY

The input’s demand at the hotel industry helps strategic investing opportunities to be developed, allowing agroindustry’s growth. Government, through PRO QUINTANA ROO, contributes the diversification of investments, so economics lead to a solid consolidation based not only in one economic sector.

Agriculture

Sugar cane is the main agricultural crop product in Quintana Roo, with a production value over a billion pesos.

Other agricultural crop products in Quintana Roo.

Crop product Sowed surface (ha) Picked surface (ha) Volume of outputs (ton)
Sugar cane 25,820 22,158 1,293,192
Beans 14,933 9,612 1,931
White corn 80,237 56,537 N/A

Apiculture

Felipe Carrillo Puerto is the main honey producer of Quintana Roo.

Municipality Volume of honey outputs (ton) Honey production value (thousands pesos) Wax production value (ton) Honey production value (thousands pesos)
State 2,884 105,234 85 6,563

Forestry land-use

Felipe Carrillo Puerto is the municipality that produces more volume of timber forest products.

Municipality

Total

Precious woods Common woods
State 51,947 4,807 47,139
Felipe Carrillo Puerto 33,440 3,492 29,948

Source: Cómo vamos México
Source: Anuario Estadístico 2017

RENEWABLE ENERGY

According to some structural reforms taken by the State’s Government, energy sectors are profitable to invest. Renewable energies represent the future’s strategic model, because of their decreasing rate in costs. Quintana Roo is considered a well conditioned State to use renewable energies, mainly: solar energy, wind energy and hydraulic.

In March 2018, it took place the Worldwide Forum of Energy’s Regulation, in which Quintana Roo’s Governor, Carlos Joaquín González assured that at least two renewable projects are taking place at the State, mainly on de municipalities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and Bacalar, as well as at centre and south of the State,

Source: https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/estados/Q.Roo-entrara-al-mercado-de-energias-renovables-20180322-0013.html

Quintana Roo is using renewable energies at the economic activities taking place at the countryside. The first agricultural irrigation system with renewable energy it will be pioneer at the Yucatan Peninsula.

Source: https://www.inforural.com.mx/quintana-roo-lleva-al-campo-las-energias-renovables/

HEALTHCARE & WELLNESS
  • In 2017 medical tourism left more than 6,00 millions of dollars to the country.

  • Quintana Roo has more than 14 private hospitals.

  • Health services access in Quintana Roo has an average of 82.4%, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which shows a great welfare rate. (Better Life Index, 2016).

  • Mexico has become the first wellness tourist destination in Latin America with a market valued in 105 million dollars.

  • Tourism wellness industry grew in 6.5% of anual rates globally, two times more than recreation tourism.

  • Cancun is within the main states of highest medical tourism activity.

  • Wellness tourists spend in average 1500 dollars per trip per person, 53% more than the traditional tourist.

  • In Latin America and Caribbean, wellness tourism expenses increased in an 16% annually rate. (26 billion dollars a year).

Costs and services comparison for guests. Dollar price:

Kind of surgery USA MEXICO
Gastric band 14,000 6,500
Gastric band placing 16,500 8,900
Cataract Surgery 3,500 2,100
Coronary artery Bypass 123,000 27,000
Gastric Bypass 25,000 11,500
Hysterectomy 15,400 4,500
Breast implants 6,400 3,800
Rhinoplasty 6,500 3,800
Facial rejuvenation 11,000 4,900
Dental implants 2,500 900
Knee replacement 35,000 12,900
Hip resurfacing technique 28,000 12,500
Liposuction 2,500 900
Cardiac valve replacement 170,000 28,200
Adbominoplasty 8,000 4,500

Source: Deloitte
Source: SECTUR
Source: Global Wellness Institute
Source: Medical Tourism

REAL ESTATE
  • In Quintana Roo 297 property developments were arranged, whereby have 56 thousand homes, tendency is oriented to apartments and horizontal condominiums.
  • The areas with the higher increase of real state were Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
  • Puerto Cancún, an exclusive residential zone, it’s about to be consolidated, so its maximum improvement is about to come.
COMMERCE AND ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment investments

Xavage – Xcaret Group

Xcaret Group made an investment of 175 millions of dollars for the construction of the first daylight adventure park that Cancun will have, it is called “Xavage”.

Outlet Riviera Maya – GICSA Group

  • 157 million dollar investment.
  • 5,000 direct and indirect jobs creation.
  • Planned opening at November 2020.
  • Located at Puerto Morelos.
  • It will have artificial lakes with an area of more than 80 thousand of m2. In addition to it, the extension will overcome 40 thousand m2 por entertainment, such as: aquarium and artificial lakes.

Urban Center

251 million pesos invested on Benito Juárez, an 8 thousand and 989 m2 area, a commercial area of 20661m, that will have an underground parking, a ground floor, and two levels in which the local commerce will take place. One of the main characteristics it’s that it will have an outdoor front atrium, with endemic species form Quintana Roo. It will be one of the main service centers to the population around.

Vidanta Group

New water park “Jungala Luxury Water Park”

Source: Urban Center. http://urbancenter.com.mx/urban-center-cancun/
Source: Grupo Vidanta

More data

  • Quintana Roo won 14 prizes at the 26th edition of the World Travel Awards, the most prestigious awards at the worldwide tourist industry.
  • Quintana Roo has 14 golf courses.

Source: Travel and Leisure
Source: Play Golf

TOURISM

Quintana Roo, in 2018, accommodated 20,322,194 tourists, visitors and cruise passengers in total.

DESTINATION TOTAL TOURISTS
CANCUN 5,770,588
COZUMEL 939,536
RIVIERA MAYA 6,211,454
OTHER DESTINATIONS 1,358,235
CRUISES 5,521,459
BELIZE 520,922
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    CANADA PASSENGERS TO QUINTANA ROO 2017- 2018

YEAR CANADA PASSENGERS TOTAL FOREIGN PASSENGERS PART. % GROWTH %
2017 1,047,132 8,113,999 12.91% 5.64%
2018 1,131,305 8,438,472 13.41% 8.04%
  • Canada passengers

Source: Instituto Nacional de Migración/ CPTQ

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    USA PASSENGERS TO QUINTANA ROO 2012 – 2018

YEAR USA PASSENGERS TOTAL FOREIGN PASSENGERS PART. % GROWTH %
2017 4,241,472 8,113,999 52.27% 6.91%
2018 4,159,782 8,438,472 49.30% -1.93%
  • USA passengers

Source: Instituto Nacional de Migración/ CPTQ

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    GREAT BRITAN PASSENGERS TO QUINTANA ROO 2012 – 2018

YEAR GREAT BRITAN PASSENGERS TOTAL FOREIGN PASSENGERS PART. % GROWTH %
2017 438,158 8,113,999 5.40% 2.45%
2018 459,953 8,438,472 5.33% 4.97%
  • Great Britain passengers

Source: Instituto Nacional de Migración/ CPTQ

According to Southeast Airport, Cancun International Airport, so far 2019 has received 4,219,050 local of local tourists and 8,995,343 international tourists. They have visited Quintana Roo 13,214,393 total tourists as of June 2019.