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The largest Mexican state, located in the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula. Quintana Roo is home to popular Caribbean resorts such as Kanun, Cozumel Islands, Isla Mujeres and Holbox. There are quite a lot of archaeological and natural attractions on the territory of the state, each of which will be interesting to visit during your vacation.
Quintana Roo State
The main types of entertainment for travelers are diving, yacht and boat trips, fishing, and much more. It is no coincidence that most tourists prefer to organize their holidays in this region.
The entire territory of the state is a unique place with a rich history. In Quintana Roo there are many ancient monuments of the Mayan times, many of which have been perfectly preserved to this day.
archaeological sites of Quintana Roo
Travelers visiting this state for the first time will also be interested in the unique flora and fauna, the beautiful sea with clear turquoise water, and many other attractions.
One of the most ancient monuments located on the territory of Quintana Roo is the ruins of the first church built in Latin America. Boca Iglesia
is located on Cabo Catoche — in the north of the peninsula.
Next to the ruins, there is a small cemetery, which is covered with dense vegetation. Surrounded by mangroves, the remains of an ancient building look even more majestic, and at the same time, mysterious.
Walking through the ruins will be interesting not only for lovers of antiquities but also for those who are looking for peace and quiet in places far from civilization. There are many amazing birds and animals in the jungle, which you can look at and take amazing photos of.
The ancient Mayan city is the treasury of the resort. There are more than 20 restored buildings in Chichen Itza, including the Sacred Cenote, a series of stadiums, and unique temples.
pyramid in Chichen Itza
The history of the city dates back to the V-VI centuries AD. A walk here will bring indelible impressions not only to history lovers but also surprise more sophisticated travelers. Entrance to Chichen Itza is paid.
The city is located in the northwest of Yucatan. The Uxmal archaeological complex was founded in the VI century. It was rebuilt several times and by the IX-XI centuries, it became one of the most prosperous on the peninsula. However, over time, it turned out to be abandoned.
Currently, the complex is included in the list of the most visited attractions of the state. Light and musical performances are held on the territory every evening at 19: 00 in winter and at 20: 00 in summer. Uxmal is open from 8 am to 5 pm.
A unique Mayan fortress, the ruins of which have been preserved to this day. There are some interesting buildings on the territory, including the El Castillo Palace and the Dom Chultun Temple. The ancient city is located 80 km from Playa del Carmen and 120 km from Cancun.
The archaeological zone is located on the coast, so a visit to the ruins of an ancient fortress can be combined with a pleasant holiday on the beach. Near the complex, there is a modern city with a developed infrastructure, an abundance of cafes, restaurants, and cozy hotels.
A unique natural attraction that stretches for 120 km along the coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula. Most of the territory is covered with dense mangroves and tropical jungles. Of particular interest to tourists are the picturesque lagoons and sandy beaches.
Sian Ka’an Nature Reserve
Lovers of active entertainment are happy to visit the reserve to enjoy the beauty of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The rich flora includes hundreds of species of animals and exotic birds.
There are also quite a lot of cultural attractions, archaeological zones in Sian Ka’an, where the ruins and buildings of the ancient Mayan civilization have been preserved. In the reserve, you can swim and go boating in the mangroves, scuba diving, and visit unique temples.
An amazing entertainment center and a natural aquarium are located right on the coast. The theme park reserve is dedicated to nature and active recreation. It is easily accessible from any resort on the peninsula by water transport.
Xel Ha Park
The natural lagoon is home to many marine animals and fish, including good-natured dolphins and huge manatees. In addition to swimming and beach holidays, you can have a great time walking around the surrounding area.
The park has many original attractions that will be interesting not only for children but also for adults. Antiquities lovers will be interested in the ruins of the ancient port and the unique Tulum complex, which is located just a few kilometers from the park.
“The Place of Turtles” is one of the best resorts in Mexico, located on the coastal strip. The tourist zone began to develop actively in 1958, and quickly gained huge popularity among travelers from different countries. The name of the resort largely reflects the peculiarity of this place. At the end of April and until mid-October, thousands of turtles arrange their nests here.
The water in the Bay of Akumal is characterized by calmness and transparency, which can not but attract lovers of diving and other entertainment here. The beautiful coral reef is great for diving, and the snow-white soft sand on the beach is just created for a family holiday.
The eastern part of Quintana Roo is washed by the Caribbean Sea, so it is most convenient to get to the resort areas by boat, yacht, or catamaran.
Our company Cancun Charter provides a large selection of vessels for unforgettable trips and professional fishing:
Short one-day tours or multi-day routes to popular destinations will introduce you to the most interesting places in the region. Along the way, you can go snorkeling or fishing, dive on the reefs or just enjoy a carefree holiday on the snow-white beaches.
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