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Why Quintana Roo should be on your bucket list

Do you need additional reasons to visit the heart of the Mayan civilization? In the past we have procured valid reasons for you to return to the Bahia Principe Riviera Maya resort. However the state of Quintana Roo holds its own number of enchanting attractions.

With a range of cultural attractions and a heritage that holds the interests of discerning travelers, it is only the ideal destination for beach lovers and history buffers. It is the perfect place to enjoy the very best the Caribbean has to offer!

Additionally, indulge in the flavors of the Mexican gastronomy, marvel at the colors of the jungle landscapes, its flora and fauna, and learn more about the Mayan ancient civilization. It becomes nearly impossible to miss out on what Quintana Roo has to offer, its history and traditions as they still roam ever present in the most popular sites.

Pick your flavor as each of the destinations within Quintana Roo is alluring on their own.

For some Cancun, the capital of Quintana Roo, may seem as a party-town, but beyond this, it features the best of the Yucatan weather. It offers popular beaches such as Las Perlas and Cha’Mool. And nearby Mayan Ruins include Las Ruinas del Rey and El Meco Archeological site.

Climb the Scenic Tower for a birds-eye view of the city and its surroundings.

Another popular destination of Quintana Roo, and the closest one to its capital, is Isla Mujeres, just short boat ride away from Cancun. Beach enthusiasts will fall in love with its laid-back ambiance. Foodies will certainly want to add the fine restaurants in Isla Mujeres to their list, as one dinner will guarantee incredible views of Cancun, only 13 kilometers away.

The Cancun Uderwartarer Museum is located between Cancun and Isla Mujeres, accessible during catamaran excursions departing from either spot.

Playa del Carmen, is the top diving destination, offering a great number of underwater caverns. On its drier areas you will stumble upon a hip and modern bohemian version of what the old fishermen’s village used to be, the Fifth Avenue. Five kilometers of bars, restaurants, and shopping.

Playa del Carmen placed 15th spot on TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations Worldwide and the first spot on the Top 10 Destinations in Mexico.

If coral reefs hold a place in your heart, then Cozumel is the way to go. With a rich and varied marine wildlife, the island and its surroundings offer the greatest biodiversity. Nevertheless, zip wires, rappelling, kite and all sorts of water sports are also available. Interesting places to visit include the Chankanaab National Park, San Gervasio Archaeological Zone and the Atlantis Submarine.

Tulum is one of the most popular destinations in Quintana Roo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Prevalent for hosting the most popular Riviera Mayan ruins, which sit on a cliff side overlooking the marvelous Atlantic ocean. Gran Cenote, Paraiso Beach, Aktun Chen Natural Park are some of the best sites to explore outside the resort. Step south in the direction of Punta Allen, and you will access the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. The ancient Coba Ruins, in the town of Coba, can also be explored during a visit to Tulum, accompanied by a day in the town of Akumal.

Located on the southern portion of the state is Bacalar, home of the popular Lagoon of Seven Colors. Bacalar is the ideal destination for anyone on the look for adventure within the deepest –yet relaxing, confines of nature.

Costa Maya offers another type of tourism, one where wildlife is abundant and the Mayan culture is stronger. This since the locals remain rooted to their ancestral traditions. Indulge in a mix of jungle and sea in Chetumal, during a visit to the pristine beach of Mahahual.

Bonus: found in the municipality of Lazaro Cardenas, lies the island of Holbox, offering the perfect mix of relaxation, great weather, and beauty. If you’ve already explored places like Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, then head to Holbox Island for another fantastic experience near the shores of the ocean.

Privilege Tip: When researching attractions nearby the Bahia Principe Riviera Maya resort, remember the hotel is in the state of Quintana Roo, in the vicinity of Tulum. However daytrips can be done to the next door towns and even the nearby state of Yucatan. An example being Chichen Itza, located in the municipality of Tinum.

We hope all these interesting facts add-up to your next vacation at Bahia Principe Riviera Maya.

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