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Exploring Quintana Roo with the Maya Train

Emblem of Sun and Beach

Quintana Roo, renowned for its stunning beaches, the captivating Riviera Maya, and the vibrant tourist hub of Cancún, stands as a beacon of tourism and economic vitality within Mexico. With tourism, fishing, and agriculture driving its economy, Cancun serves as the primary revenue generator for the state.

Distinguished by its diverse and multicultural populace, Quintana Roo beckons travelers to immerse themselves in its rich tapestry of cultures and landscapes as they journey aboard the Mayan Train.

Typical Costume of Quintana Roo

Since the 1960s, Quintana Roo has undergone significant development initiatives by the Mexican government, transforming it into a premier tourist destination revered for its natural beauty and cultural heritage.

As the capital of the state, Chetumal embodies the essence of Quintana Roo’s charm and allure.

Quintana Roo Archaeological Site

Young State

What is the history of the State of Quintana Roo?

The State of Quintana Roo was part of the province of Yucatán. During the Caste War, which took place between 1847 and 1901, the Mayans rebelled against the Mexican government and established an independent state in the Quintana Roo region.

After the Caste War, the region once again became part of the State of Yucatán. In 1902, the Federal Territory of Quintana Roo was created, which was the first step towards the establishment of the state.

Where is the State of Quintana Roo located?

It is located on the Yucatán Peninsula in the southeastern region of Mexico, bordered to the north by the state of Yucatán and the Gulf of Mexico (Atlantic Ocean), to the east by the Caribbean Sea (Atlantic Ocean), to the south by Belize, and to the west by the state of Campeche.

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State of Quintana Roo on the Mayan Train Route

Beach in Quintana Roo
Cielo Beach in Quintana Roo
Tulum Quintana Roo
Party in Quintana Roo
Swim with Whale Sharks in Quintana Roo
Cenotes in Quintana Roo

What are the festivities in the State of Quintana Roo?

Quintana Roo is a region with a rich cultural tradition and unique festivities that celebrate the history, religion, and daily life of the region. Some important festivities include:

Cozumel Carnival

Cozumel Carnival

It is an annual event celebrated on the island of Cozumel, full of color, music, and dance that lasts several days leading up to Ash Wednesday. Residents and tourists dress up in costumes and parade through the city streets.

El Cedral Fair

El Cedral Fair

It is a cultural and traditional event that takes place on the island of Cozumel. It is one of the oldest and most important festivities in the region, occurring during the last week of April. Various activities are held, including religious processions, traditional dances, and musical performances.

Jazz Festival in the Riviera Maya

Jazz Festival in the Riviera Maya

It is an annual festival celebrated in November in Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It is an event that brings together some of the finest jazz musicians from Mexico and around the world. The festival features outdoor concerts, workshops, and cultural events.

What to do in the State of Quintana Roo?

The State of Quintana Roo is a popular tourist destination and has many activities and attractions to enjoy. Some things you can do include:

Visit the beaches

Visit the beaches

Visit Theme Parks

Visit Theme Parks

Explore Archaeological Zones

Explore Archaeological Zones

Do you do water sports

Do you do water sports

Swim in Cenotes

Swim in Cenotes

Enjoy local food

Enjoy local food

Enjoy the Night Life

Enjoy the Night Life

Excursion to the Islands

Excursion to the Islands

Outstanding Activities of the State of Quintana Roo

The State of Quintana Roo offers a wide variety of activities for all tastes and ages. Some of the most notable ones include:

Visiting Xel-Ha

Visiting Xel-Ha

Swimming in El Cielo Cozumel

Swimming in El Cielo Cozumel

Beaches in the State of Quintana Roo

The State of Quintana Roo is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here are some of the best beach cities you can visit:

Archaeological sites in the State of Quintana Roo

The State of Quintana Roo has a rich archaeological heritage and is home to several significant Mayan archaeological sites, some of the most notable archaeological sites include:

What are the Mayan Train stations in the State of Quintana Roo?

Quintana Roo has 9 Mayan Train Stations

Tulum Airport

Nuevo Xcán

Felipe Carrillo Puerto

What are the stops of the Mayan Train in the State of Quintana Roo?

Quintana Roo has 3 Stops of the Mayan Train

Nicolás Bravo

Leona Vicario

Limones

What tours are available in the State of Quintana Roo?

Some travel agencies in the State of Quintana Roo

Maya Experience Agency Tours

Tours Riviera Maya Experience

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Agencia Sun & Sand Tour Experiences

Sun & Sand Tour Experiences

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Where to stay in the State of Quintana Roo?

Some hotels in the State of Quintana Roo

Hotel Icaco Island Village

Icaco Island Village

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Hotel JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

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Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel

Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel

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Where to eat in the State of Quintana Roo?

Some restaurants in the State of Quintana Roo

Discover the Other States along the Mayan Train route

Ciudad de Campeche

Campeche

Chiapas en la Ruta del Tren Maya

Chiapas

Ciudad de Tabasco

Tabasco

Yucatán

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