Estado de Quintana Roo Travel Guide

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Estado de Quintana Roo Highlights

  • Pro
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    Umfufu says…

     Sunny weather, nice people, good food 

  • Con
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    Jefie says…

     Driving up and down the highway is a bit scary 

  • In a nutshell
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    remosito says…

     paradise 

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Cancún

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Playa del Carmen

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811,1876,220

Tulum

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461,1356,98

Isla Cozumel

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565,1430,32

Isla Mujeres

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213,585,52

Puerto Aventuras

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45,97,26

Puerto Morelos

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79,199,11

Akumal

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80,201,15

Puerto Morelos

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3,12,18

Isla Holbox

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68,117,4

San Miguel de Cozumel

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30,101,23

Cobá

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100,303,0

Chetumal

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27,71,12

Majahual

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32,117,0

Paraiso

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0,0,2

Xcaret

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43,138,0

Bacalar

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20,40,0

Isla Contoy

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6,18,0

Laguna Bacalar

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11,25,0

Xcalak

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8,17,1

Ruinas de Tulum

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32,95,0

Cancún

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  • Chichen Itza

    Cancún Things to Do

    It´s a couple of hours by car from Cancun, but I think that it's impossible to skip its visit. Chichen-Itza it's popular worldwide, and it would be silly not to visit it, being so close. So, have swim in the early morning (great!) visit Chichen-Itza, and have another late swim to receive the night (even better)

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  • Sun Palace

    Cancún Hotels

    I believe that most everyone that posted positivie comments either on this site or Trip Advisor had...

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  • La Parilla

    Cancún Restaurants

    Our taxi drops us just about 2 feet from the entrance to La Parilla in Cancun. Talk about curbside service. Enter into an open air borderline outdoor restaurant, as the walls are not exactly walls but shaped and curled cut outs of wrought iron. It was late for lunch, about 3 pm, but the restaurant was still pretty full. Our friendly waiter took our...

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Playa del Carmen

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  • 5th Avenue

    Playa del Carmen Things to Do

    The second part of 5th is wider than the first part and has less people milling about. The stores and eateries in the part seem to have a higher standard. Competition for souvenirs is little so the first part is probably where you will get the better deal. Definitely good for a relaxing stroll away from the crowds and the beaches are much better...

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  • Rosewood Mayakoba

    Playa del Carmen Hotels

    Among the most exciting moments at Rosewood Mayakoba were spent enjoying the exotic ( at least to...

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  • Alux

    Playa del Carmen Restaurants

    As other post have mentioned it is truly a full, non-claustrophobic cave. From the street it doesn't look like much but as you enter there was a statue-like man dressed in full traditional costume. He startled my 13 year old but she just laughed it off. As you walk down the stairs you notice that it is muggy but not uncomfortable at all. We just...

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Tulum

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  • Tulum Ruins

    Tulum Things to Do

    The Castle is the located in the center of the complex and at the highest point. The Castle only stands 25 feet high but it appears much larger because of its location. Again with the other structures, you can no longer get very close at all to any part of this area. There is an alter inside the Castle that is said to act as a beacon for canoes...

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  • Posada Luna del Sur

    Tulum Hotels

    This has to be the 'best buy" on the Yucatan. Squeaky clean and comfortable. Our hosts, Marty &...

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  • Don Cafeto's Restaurant

    Tulum Restaurants

    The main street of Tulum is simply teeming with different Restaurants. Sadly many of them are overpriced and generic and seem to pander to tourist expectations of high prices. My expectations of Mexican restaurants is that the food is authentic and the price is low. Don Cafeto's is the only restaurant in Tulum that fits the bill. I judge a good...

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Isla Cozumel

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  • Tequila Tour

    Isla Cozumel Things to Do

    The samples tasted good, but were too expensive to buy. The tour was good as far as free tours go. There was a small gift shop with some cool gifts.This luckily isn't far from where the cruise ships dock.

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  • Villas Las Anclas

    Isla Cozumel Hotels

    Each apartment is given the name of some native wildlife... mine was Vila Acatraces (Pelican House)....

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  • Margaritaville

    Isla Cozumel Restaurants

    The alcohol was way expensive. I went mostly to play in the water and the waves were hard to combat. Also, the inflatables were really difficult to get on and trying with all my might, I couldn't get on top of any of them. There is also an area under the cement sidewalk where you could get washed up under if you aren't careful. Doesn't seem safe at...

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Isla Mujeres

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  • Great breakfast on Hidalgo

    Isla Mujeres Restaurants

    Rooster Cafe is open from 7 for breakfast and from noon for lunch. The coffee is wonderful and they make there own frsh rosemary-cranberry bread which is served first with your coffee. Eggs benedict seems to be the specialty, since there are a wide variety to choose from, including lobster benedict when it is available! In addition to the various...

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  • Casa de los Suenos

    Isla Mujeres Hotels

    This place is AMAZING! We stumbled across this hotel by accident in our golf cart, and let me tell...

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  • Tasty Asian food on Isla

    Isla Mujeres Restaurants

    There aren't a lot of Asian options on the island so it was nice when Asia Caribe opened. The proprietors are very welcoming and friendly. Since the restaurant is right on Hidalgo it is fun to sit and watch people go by as you eat a relaxed dinner. You can also order for take-out, which we have done a couple of times. There are several rice, noodle...

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Puerto Aventuras

  • Coba & Tulum

    Puerto Aventuras Things to Do

    You can do either place as a half day excursion or both in one day. We did Coba first in the morning. Coba is only suitable for those with reasonable mobility as a long walk through the Forrest and around the ancient Mayan ruins takes it out of you. It's also very humid and hot despite for the best part being in the shade from the trees. You get a...

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  • Catalonia Riviera Maya

    Puerto Aventuras Hotels

    Having stayed in multiple all inclusive resorts in Riviera Maya, I had certain expectations about...

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  • Best night out ever

    Puerto Aventuras Nightlife

    Coco Bongos is the most amazing night out ever. I stayed at the catalonia Riviera Maya resort and it cost about £90-100 for 2 of us to get VIP tickets to go to Coco Bongos and we recommend the VIP as the non VIP tickets save you about £15 each but you'll be crambed in the downstairs and be paying for drinks and queing etc. With VIP you get picked...

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Puerto Morelos

Akumal

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  • Centro Ecologico Akumal

    Akumal Things to Do

    The Ecological Center in Akumal does a great job educating the public about conservation of the environment. Their focus is on Green and Loggerhead Sea Turtles that frequent the area.They offer a number of programs, some are extended stay volunteer programs (minimum 2 months). These programs are geared toward protecting nesting female sea turtle...

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  • Gran Bahia Principe Riviera Maya

    Akumal Hotels

    This holiday was booked at last minute and I have nothing but praise for this vast hotel complex....

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  • Pablo Bush Romero Memorial Park

    Akumal Things to Do

    Pablo Bush Romero is the founder of Akumal. He was born in Mexico City and was an experienced adventurer and outdoorsman. The town was founded in 1958 primarily as a SCUBA diving base and community.This little park is between two beautiful home, common along this road overlooking Half Moon Bay. There is a path that leads to the sea where you can...

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Puerto Morelos

Isla Holbox

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  • Experiencing the streets paved with...

    Isla Holbox Things to Do

    Although its difficult to get tired of the beautiful beaches of Isla Hobox eventually the sun is going to set and it will be time to think about what to do next. In my opnion the next best thing about Isla Holbox is their wonderful small town where the streets are paved with sand. Your feet will not feel the difference as you leave the beach and...

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  • Xaloc Resort (Calle Chacchi Sn Esquina...

    Isla Holbox Hotels

    Calle Chacchi Sn Esquina Playa

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • The Beaches of Isla Holbox

    Isla Holbox Things to Do

    During the planning process of my visit to Isla Holbox the biggest concern I had was the quality of the beaches and strangely enough I was never able to find much information about it. So hopefully this review will help anyone with the same questions that I had about the beaches. When visiting Isla Holbox its important to keep in mind that its not...

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San Miguel de Cozumel

  • Punta Langosta

    San Miguel de Cozumel Favorites

    When we first went to Cozumel to dive in 1998, there was a cruise ship dock but it was the pier that was south of town. We would dive and then come home and walk to a restaurant for dinner. One of the places we would walk to was out along the waterfront, and we would see this lighthouse. At that time it was an active lighthouse. In 2007, we came by...

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  • Cozumel Palace

    San Miguel de Cozumel Hotels

    Av Rafael E Melgar Km 1.5, (formerly Plaza Las Glorias Cozumel),San Miguel de Cozumel, 77600, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • All Bamboo

    San Miguel de Cozumel Shopping

    My granddaughter heard about this store in the port talk and wanted to come here. This is a store which is in almost every port that cruise ships go to, and also they have a website for sales. Everything in this store is made of bamboo. It is very soft and comfortable - cool in the summer and warm in the winter. I can testify that it is soft I...

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Cobá

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  • Use Pesos!

    Cobá Tourist Traps

    Currently (March 2014) the bank exchange rate is 13 pesos to 1 USD. At Coba if you try and us USD at any facility, their conversion rate is 10 pesos to 1 USD. This is a significant amount. It always a good idea to change some money into Pesos upon arrive at a major town/city.See the exchange rate poster in the photos.

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  • Take a bike ride!

    Cobá Transportation

    Bicycles are available to rent at Coba. The rental location is just past Grupo Coba on the left. This is a great option if walking is too much but you want to get a little exercise in stead of the Pedi-taxi. You can also travel at your own pace as there is no time limit. The price is not bad either at 40 pesos.

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  • Pedi-taxi

    Cobá Transportation

    These Pedi-taxi's are very popular with the tourist crowd, especially the elderly and those that arrive by tourist bus. This is a good idea if you are not use to walking in high temperatures for a long distance. It is a little expensive. The taxi cost 120 pesos for 1.5 hours or 190 pesos for 2 hours. This is more than enough time to get to each...

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Chetumal

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  • When buying souveneirs

    Chetumal Tourist Traps

    Never give the merchant a bunch of local money for him to count the right amount, because they will short change you.Merchants resent being asked rock bottom prices beyond a fair bargaining. They may accept your price but they will get even with you by overpricing other items or by selling you tin for silver. They consider fair to trick you if they...

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  • The Explorean Kohunlich

    Chetumal Hotels

    Carr Arq de Kohunlich, , Chetumal, QR 77891

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • meat meat meat

    Chetumal Things to Do

    All kinds of cattle in different array of undress. Basically a meat portioning house I guess.This was a Monday morning as well may make a difference.This was not there later in the day.

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Majahual

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  • Snorkeling

    Majahual Things to Do

    This was what my daughter wrote about the snorkeling.Tuesday: Hi. today we did the glass bottom boat and snorkel in costa maya. Hahaha to you Justin because the water was warm and my snorkel was fine so i had a great time. They had a hurricane a few years back so they had a lot of dead coral. but still they had a bunch of living stuff too. we saw...

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  • Mahahual Lighthouse

    Majahual Off The Beaten Path

    I was very happy to be able to get photos of a lighthouse - this one was a new one to me as I had not visited this port before. I took photos from the taxi which had a cracked windshield.This is an active lighthouse with a focal plane of about 75 ft.; It makes four white flashes every 16 seconds . The lighthouse is approximately 72 ft - a round...

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  • Cruise Ship Excursions

    Majahual Things to Do

    Disney gave us the option to do several different excursions, includingMini Jeep Adventure Active Adventures, Splashtacular Take in the scenery on an off-road adventure as you drive your mini jeep through the tropical setting of Costa Maya. Later, relax under the sun or plunge into beautiful ocean waters–do as much or as little as you’d like. This...

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