Quintana Roo, the sixth most developed Mexican states, became a popular travel location in the 1970s. Today, it has many grand hotels and luxury resorts along the coastline. Inland, it is popular as a place for Eco tourism because the Yucatan Peninsula has one of the densest forests in the worlds. Apart from the fabulous variety of flora, there are numerous animals. The human population is comparatively small.
Quintana Roo was named after Andrés Quintana Roo, a Mexican author and liberal politician. The official name for this region is Estado Libre y Soberano de Quintana Roo. In English, this means the Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo.
This state is located east of the Yucatán Peninsula. The state of Yucatan is to the north. The state of Campeche is to the west. In the east is the Caribbean Sea. In the south is the country of Belize. In the southwest, there is a border with Guatemala. However, this area is under dispute, because Campeche also makes a claim to it.
Places To Visit
Quintana Roo is divided into four distinct geographical regions: coral reefs, mangrove forests, savanna, and tropical forests. Although large parts of the land are devoted to agriculture, a major source of revenue is due to increased tourism along the beaches over the past thirty years. Apart from the beautiful beaches, the area has become popular for its large variety of marine and forest animals. The manatee habitats are considered some of the biggest in the world. Those who are avid birdwatchers can find hundreds of unique species that stop over Quintana Roo on their flight South.
Quintana Roo has an area of 19,440.6 square miles (50,351 square kilometres). The last consensus was in 2005, and it estimated the population at 1,135,309. The entire region is increasing rapid population and economic development because of the rise in tourism. Many of the hotel construction workers and hotel staff come in from neighbouring states like Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, and Yucatán.
There are numerous places to visit in this region, including. The beach hotels and resorts are rich in amenities for those who just want to relax; the cities and towns have numerous places for dining, entertainment, and sightseeing; the historical sites provide interesting insights into the ancient Maya culture; and the diverse bird, animal, and marine life makes this a wonderful place for ecotourism.
• Chetumal city, the capital of the state.
• Cancún, a famous resort city.
• Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, two popular islands.
• The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.
In addition, there are many interesting towns like:
• Felipe Carrillo Puerto
• Playa del Carmen
• Puerto Juárez
• Puerto Morelos
Those interested in history can find ancient Maya ruins at:
• El Meco
The beach hotels and resorts are rich in amenities for those who just want to relax; the cities and towns have numerous places for dining, entertainment, and sightseeing; the historical sites provide interesting insights into the ancient Maya culture; and the diverse bird, animal, and marine life makes this a wonderful place for ecotourism.