Quintana Roo is located at the far east part of México, within Yucatán’s peninsula. It is a young state, named after Andrés Quintana Roo, one of the many heroes of México’s Independence. This rich territory is striking because of its many natural landscapes, pre-Hispanic architecture, charming beaches and recreational places. In all of Quintana Roo, one can find unique architectonic jewels, heritage from the Mayan culture, such as Cobá, Kohunlich and Tulum.
Modernity intertwines with both native beauty and the Mayan legacy, offering exceptional destinations like Cancún, Puerto Aventuras, Isla Mujeres, Akumal and Playa del Carmen. Another unique trait of the state is its subterraneous rivers and cenotes (natural well), perfect for practicing scuba diving. Its incredible biodiversity, mixed with its pre-Hispanic treasures, make of this state a place you will surely love.Wejoytrip recommends
visit Cancún, one of Quintana Roo’s most popular destinations, recognized worldwide because of its magical beauty, its important connection to the Mayan world and its beautiful beaches by the Caribbean sea. You can either undertake your exploration adventures with its archeological sites or simply enjoy a good time with family and friends, partaking in many activities such as: aquatic sports, ecotourism, parties and exquisite gastronomy. All of these things await you in Quintana Roo.
Playa del Carmen is one of the most stunning touristic places of the state. You can wander through Mamitas Beach and find an ideal place to rest or practice aquatic sports. At night, you can have a blast strolling through 5th Avenue while experiencing Playa del Carmen’s boisterous nightlife full of restaurants, pubs and nightclubs, as famous as Coco Bongo. By day and by night, Playa del Carmen is the ideal place for you to have fun.
Bacalar, with its striking natural beauty, will amaze you; it is home of the magnificent ‘Laguna de los Siete Colores’, one of Quintana Roo’s most beautiful landscapes. Also, you will be able to visit the museum that exhibits items such as maps, historic pieces and ship models, all belonging to real pirates. Near the lagoon, the Cenote Azul is unmissable, with its crystalline waters and astounding size.
Another must-see is Akumal, located deep within the Riviera Maya. You will feel the softness of its beautiful white-sand beaches beneath your feet, fiercely protected by coral reefs that you can explore while scuba diving. In its surroundings, several almost-virgin beaches exist, places that you must explore as you will surely find an unknown paradise within its sea.
The magnificent Holbox Island, known for its peacefulness, will allow you to disconnect from modern life’s chaos and monotony, and get in contact with nature. It is the perfect place to admire the diversity of all the different kinds of species of birds and fishes that are endemic of Quintana Roo. Within the natural reserve, you will come face to face with iguanas, flamencos, pelicans and swallows. Dare to live the unforgettable experience of swimming with whale sharks.
Things to see and do
swimming with whale sharks, dolphins and rays; scuba diving in coral reefs, birding, snorkeling, surfing, sailboating, fishing, golf courses, trips by boat and aquatic expeditions. You can also tour Quintana Roo’s jungles with 4X4 vehicles, or by horseback riding. Travel by boats that were once owned by pirates or catamarans (a traditional boat). Cultural
Things to see and do
museums, archeological sites within the Riviera Maya. Gastronomic experiences in restaurants, markets and small shops.
Bacalar, Isla Mujeres and Tulum. Read +