Cancun-Riviera Maya is the Golf Destination of the Year for Latin America & the Caribbean

30 October 2014
Cancun-Riviera Maya is the Golf Destination of the Year for Latin America & the Caribbean

The Governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo has welcomed the honor of Golf Destination of the year for Latin America and the Caribbean which has been given to Cancun/Riviera Maya by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) in the prestigious annual IAGTO Awards.

He emphasized the importance of such recognition of the Mexican Caribbean by the leading global golf tourism organization.

“This represents another reason why Quintana Roo, as a tourist destination, constantly maintains its leadership in service and infrastructure and always guarantees quality,” he said.

“The golf courses in Cancun, Riviera Maya and Cozumel have generated great interest among international golfers, proof of which are the competitions known throughout the world that are growing year by year. Quintana Roo has everything for those who love golf as well as for their companions, either family or friends,” noted Tourism Secretary Laura Fernandez Piña, who was presented with the award at the 2015 IAGTO Awards gala dinner, held in front of 1,500 golf tourism industry professionals on the final night of the International Golf Travel Market at Villa Erba, Lake Como, in Italy.

She added that it was an accolade that rewarded the region’s contribution to the golf industry and was an achievement to obtain.  “For this reason, the Mexican Caribbean is proud to receive this award, with its commitment to maintain customer satisfaction, quality and infrastructure of its golf courses and the high quality of service that characterizes us.”

Governor Borge reaffirmed Quintana Roo’s commitment to work hand in hand with the private sector to ensure it kept up the standards to merit this important award.

“We will continue to maintain our characteristic hospitality, infrastructure and to providing quality service and a warm welcome to our visitors,” he said.

There were five Golf Destination of the Year winners in the IAGTO Awards – one in each of five regional categories: North America, Latin America & Caribbean, Europe, Africa & Gulf States, Asia & Australasia. They were voted for by IAGTO’s 500+ golf tour operators from 61 different countries. Each operator was asked to nominate what they considered to be the best performing golf destinations enjoyed by their golf travelling clients.

For further information on golf in Cancun and Riviera Maya, contact Liz Melo, Executive President of the Mexican Caribbean Golf Course Association: email, telephone +52 998 147 1538.

For more information on the IAGTO Awards, visit

Liz Melo - President
Mexican Caribbean Golf Course Association
Tel: +52 998 147 1538