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Things to do in Quintana Roo

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The top 489 attractions in Quintana Roo

Beaches in Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen
Disfrutando decrecorrer poco en el Hotel Sandos Caracol Eco Resort encontramos mucho descanso y actividades p toda la familia. Su playa von Muchas piedras pero t obligan a nadar a bancos de arena emocionantes
Archaeological Sites in Tulum
Mayan Ruins of Tulum
These Mayan ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea make up one of the many archaeological sites scattered throughout the Yucatan peninsula (and much of Central America). They are not largest or best preserved Mayan ruins in Mexico, but their location overlooking the Caribbean and especially their proximity to the tourist resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, make them one of the country's most popular archaeological sites. Crowded or not, it's worth the visit.
Theme Parks in Xcaret
Xcaret Park
This is one of the most important archaeological eco parks in the Maya Riviera, where you can enjoy many activities in direct contact with nature such as: swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, diving, sea trekking, exploring coral reefs, swimming in underground rivers, swimming in the sea, the creek or natural ponds, etc. You can also see many animals in their natural habitat. Finally, visitors can enjoy various shows aimed at tourists to understand Mexican culture, from its beginnings to its meaning today.
Beaches in Cancún
Cancun Beach
There are many things that I love about the Caribbean Sea, mainly the tranquility of the sea in the month of May. I went to Cancun two times and the first time, I loved the blue Caribbean Sea. It is beautiful and a nice place to see. The beaches of Cancun are nice and have a diver maritime life. There are also 7 different blues in the ocean.
Beaches in Tulum
Tulum Beach
After visiting all the archaeological area, a swim comes in handy. Honestly, this would be a beautiful beach if it wasn't for all the people. It makes sense that it's crowded because many people hire an excursion to the ruins and then have a little free time until they go back to their hotels and this is the only beach available within walking distance from the ruins. It's accessed by a wooden staircase and has many coves which are formed by the rocks there. It's beautiful, and even more beautiful is the view.
Islands in Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres
A beautiful island 20 mims from Cancun. Peace and good cheer reigns. Incredible sunsets, good food, tequilas, mezcal, bars with live bands and small native places to move your hips ... A dream come true!
Islands in Isla Holbox
Holbox Island
Holbox Island is a place that keeps the tranquility of a quiet fishing village in perfect harmony with nature. There are expansive fine white sand beaches that are full of shells that get washed by calm waters. It's the ideal place to disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself. It can be a bit touristy, given how wonderful it is. It's very close to mangroves, and right next to the famous area where the whale shark is. It can be very close to a variety of birds, enjoy moonless nights of bioluminescence in the water, and spectacular sunsets
Shopping Centres in Playa del Carmen
The Fifth Avenue
I think the best time to visit the area is once the sun has set. There are many premium brand stores, of clothing, crafts and jewellery among others. You must visit 5th Avenue during your trip to Playa del Carmen. I'm sure some will buy something in its shops or enjoy a delicious meal in one of its many local, regional and international restaurants.
Neighborhoods in Cancún
Cancun Hotel Area
The Cancun hotel zone is one of the most wonderful places I've been to since there is excellent accommodation that is both cultural and historical. There is a tremendous amount of hotels that are in this area and most importantly, they are all are very good. In my experience, the Peninsula hotel is a thoroughly modern hotel with premium facilities and services. I highly recommend it. Its location is ideal because you can catch the bus at anytime right in front of the hotel and for a very low cost. It's an area with a lot of party, culture and history that I recommend visiting. Many of the businesses here are known worldwide (such as Coco Bongo).
Beaches in Tulum
Playa Paraíso
After visiting the ruins of Tulum, it's a good plan to go to Playa Paraiso which is a bit further on, because the beach of the ruins is really far away. Take a taxi since the distance is about 5 km and walking is pretty tough. We were told it was about 15 minutes on foot but it actually took us 30.
Airports in Cancún
Cancún International Airport
This is the 2nd largest airport in Mexico in terms of its size, but it is the 1st in terms of the sheer number of passengers it receives throughout the year. Last year it received more 11 million people (and dropped by 1 million the number of tourists in the year 2008 due to the swine flu panic that came up in the country). It is situated 16 kilometers from the center of Cancun, which belongs to the state of Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast, on the Yucatan Peninsula. This airport has 3 outward terminals, and various facilities like "duty-free" stores, lockers, restaurants, money exchange, etc ..., which can be found on both of its 2 floors.
Beaches in Akumal
Akumal Beach
Swimming with the turtles
Beaches in Cancún
Playa Defines
In reality, you may think that there is nothing interesting about a public beach, but what I particularly like about this one is the view it offers of the Caribbean Sea. There is no doubt about it, it is spectacular. Worth getting up in the morning, if you're an early riser go from 7 or 8 in the morning to get a palapita, bring a good book and your camera. Enjoy.
Historical Monuments in Coba
Mayan Ruins of Cobá
Coba has a special charm that no other Mayan ruins have. Only 5% of this ancient Mayan city is laid bare and the rest is buried in the jungle. If you climb Nohoch Muul, the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan peninsula, you can observe the exciting landscape. It is best to hire a guide to get a brief explanation and then take a rickshaw to tour different parts of the jungle where the deposits are scattered. Just a note that walks with such heat and humidity are not recommended. It´s definitely worth a visit!
Caves in Playa del Carmen
La Ruta de los Cenotes Sagrados
These are the natural wonders of the Mayan world. On the Yucatan peninsula, there are some of these amazing natural formations. They are called cenotes. Sometimes they are in caves and at other times exposed on the surface,natural "pools" whose water comes from the rain or underground channels. A cenote is an underground river, or a flooded cavity, the resulting from the accumulation of groundwater, and of this water filtering through the limestone that covers it. The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the largest limestone platforms in the world, together with those of Cuba and Florida. It has been estimated that in the Yucatan Peninsula there are at least 3000 cenotes, of which only 1000 are known and explored. There are no rivers and lakes in the northern Yucatan Peninsula, this is because the waters have seeped into the ground. Lying submerged and relaxing in a cenote is undoubtedly one of the best experiences of your trip.
Lakes in Bacalar
Bacalar Lagoon
I was biking through the Yucatan and one of the most beautiful memories I have is when arriving at Bacalar Lagoon after cycling down a rural road outside Chetumal. It's a beautiful natural lake surrounded only by natural barriers like coral and vegetation. There are cabins around the lake where you can stay to enjoy the lake, but it's true that much of the shore is private property. The lagoon is really big, so biking is perfect because you can go for a little ways, have a swim, eat, and go snorkeling at your leisure. It's completely uncrowded and you can go water-skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling, though it's better to go to the n nearby coral reef..
Waterparks in Akumal
Xel-ha Theme Park in the state of Quintana Roo in the tourist area of ​​the Riviera Maya. During the course of 1300 meters you can learn about the flora and fauna, finally reaching the river, where I recommend storing your belongings in a locker or just bringing your swimsuit for the sake of security. Among its main attractions there's the Mayan Wall, the Caves Ixchel and El Dorado and the spectacular cenotes, where you can feel the nature of Xel-Ha. You can swim with dolphins and learn about their habitat.
Villages in Tulum
I was there for just a week but as I planned the journey I managed to see everything I wanted to see. I stayed at the PavoReal Beach Resort a few minutes from the village of Tulum - the resort is small so it's perfect for a relaxing vacation and perfect even if you want to learn the language because the most of the people who work there don't speak English. Anyway it was perfect for us. In a week we stayed only one whole day in Tulum because we spent the rest of them on tours. We went to the ruins of Chichen Itza, lots of cenotes, the Tulum ruins, Coba and even the Sian Kaan Reserve. The trip was very beautiful and the fact that the most of the taxis are rented by the day makes you want to go and see things. Anyway, I'm going to post some of the pictures I took, so you can understand better where I went.