Cancun's AAA Five Diamond Awards

Tere Leetch

Three restaurants and four hotels in Cancun have been given the prestigious Five Diamond award by members of AAA (American Automobile Association) in 2013. The selection process for this coveted prize includes a meticulous inspection, evaluating the standards of comfort, cleanliness, security, amenities and services at each property.

This year the prizewinners are: JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa (a hotel that has won the award every year since 2007), Le Blanc Spa Resort (every year since 2010), The Ritz Carlton (every year since 1996) and Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita (every year since 2004). Each property stands proud as a forerunner of the Cancun hospitality industry.

The award-winning restaurants this year were Fantino (for the sixth consecutive year) and The Club Grill (since 1999), both at The Ritz Carlton, along with Le Basilic at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach (for the fifth consecutive year).


This year, Cancun is the tourist destination that has won the most AAA Five Diamond Awards in the world. It's a well-known fact that this vacation paradise owes its international fame and popularity with tourists to the impressive variety of attractions, which are complemented by the beauty of Mexico's Caribbean coast. Congratulations Cancun for this impressive achievement!