Riviera Maya, Vallarta and Cabos are Mexico’s Best Places for Business: Forbes

Published on: May 30 2013 by Thomas Lloyd

Business in Mexico - CancunSo, you want to do business in Mexico?  Where’s your best bet?


According to a recent evaluation from Forbes (in Spanish) has shed some light on the issue.


Cancun and the Riviera Maya figure very highly in the evaluation as do Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit.


The Method


Forbes’ ranking considered the following factors:

  • Arrival and travel by land and air
  • Infrastructure for business conventions
  • Hotel capacity in the executive class
  • Food and dining


The Results

Cancun and the Riviera Maya, which were given separate evaluations, ranked 1st and 9th respectively.  Considering that they really are one single region, this makes the region a true power-house option.  Some of the reasons for the rankings include:

  • Cancun International Airport, the second busiest in Mexico, emerging as one of the most important in Latin America
  • Cancun Convention & Exhibition Center & CancunMesse, 2 world-class exhibition centers
  • A combined total of 530 hotels, and about 50,000 rooms, a significant number of which have large spaces for corporate events
  • Excellent dining on Boulevard Kukulcan in Cancun and Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen


Los Cabos also ranked high, being placed at 5th.


Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit (again, in reality on region, ranked separately) ranked 8th and 10th respectively.  Both Cabos and Vallarta likewise include a well-connected international airport and a large supply of world-class hotels.


Other regions that fared well were Mexico City (2nd) as a thriving, modern metropolis, Puebla, a charming colonial city that is home to Mexico’s VW manufacturing, Leon, a central colonial city not too far from the famed expat town of San Miguel de Allende, and Monterrey, the nations tech capital near the Texas border.


Mexico is much  more than a place to relax on the beach and see pyramids (although these are, in themselves, fairly good motivations to look southward;) it is a modern nation that offers an excellent setting for business in a variety of ways.


Thomas Lloyd graduated from Purdue University Krannert School of Management with a degree in Management/Financial Option Investments. He has been living, investing, and working professionally in Mexico for over 16 years. In the summer of 2009, he received the first federally applied Mexico Real Estate Degree and Mexico Professional Real Estate License S.E.P. #5978657. He is the president of Top Mexico Real Estate. Contact him at (512) 879-6546.


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