An annual all-inclusive trip to a five-star resort could be yours.

By Meena Thiruvengadam
September 04, 2020
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Hotel operators along Mexico’s Caribbean coast are teaming up to give away an all-inclusive vacation for two to an idyllic beach destination each year for the next 20 years.

Two winners will receive four- or five-star hotel stays in places like Cancun, Cozumel, and Isla Mujeres for five nights each year. The all-inclusive prizes come in the form of gift certificates that can be redeemed each year.

Entries are being accepted via Instagram and TikTok. And while you can enter on both platforms, you can only win on one. To enter, upload a photo or video inspired by the Mexican Caribbean, tag @Come2MexicanCaribbean and use the hashtag #Come2MexicanCaribbean.

You’ll want to get your friends to engage with your posts because contest organizers will select the posts with most likes, comments, and shares by Nov. 9 as the winners. Winners will be announced Nov. 27.

The Mexican Caribbean officially reopened for tourism June 8, but tourists have been slow to trickle back in. Tourism is the area’s major industry and is down more than 50 percent. Destinations like Cancun have been hit especially hard, though it was among the first to receive the World Travel & Tourism Council “Safe Travels” global safety and hygiene stamp.

Mexico has reported more than 615,000 coronavirus cases and more than 66,000 deaths. Mexico City has been hardest hit by COVID-19.

Quintana Roo — the state that’s home to Cancun, Tulum, Cozumel, and Isla Mujeres — has reported just over 10,000 coronavirus cases, according to The New York Times. The state's 13 archeological sites are preparing to reopen after closing more than five months ago.

On Friday, local regulations began allowing tourism businesses, hotels, and beaches to begin operating at 60 percent capacity, according to the local Riviera Maya News.

Meena Thiruvengadam is a Travel + Leisure contributor who has visited 50 countries on six continents and 47 U.S. states. She loves historic plaques, wandering new streets, and walking on beaches. Find her on Twitter at @meena_thiru and on Instagram at @meenathiru.