Spotlight on Quintana Roo

The Mexican Republic’s youngest state, Quintana Roo caters to every vacation lifestyle. Mayan ruins, sandy beaches, undersea caverns, nature reserves, vibrant nightlife…find it all in “The Mexican Caribbean.”


With world-class resorts, recreation, shopping, and nightlife, it’s no surprise Cancun thrives as one of the hottest leisure destinations anywhere. Seas that sparkle in every shade of emerald and turquoise draw visitors from all over the world to Cancun, the most visited vacation destination in Mexico.

Gleaming white-sand beaches, spectacular sunsets, and fantastically preserved archaeological treasures set the scene for a truly electric escape. Dive into endless action like golf, horseback riding, ATV jungle tours, scuba diving, snorkeling, jet-skiing, kayaking, sport fishing, and sailing.

If you prefer a more remote setting, tiny Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is only a short boat ride away. It’s balmy and laid-back setting is perfect for water sports or just stretching out on its soft white sands.

Riviera Maya

Embrace a land filled with scenic and natural wonders, sugar-white beaches, and the most fantastic archaeological sites in Mexico. Just a few miles south of Cancun, the unspoiled area known as the Riviera Maya is an ideal base for exploring the authentic Mexico of Mayan ruins, sparkling cenotes, and some of the best beaches on the planet.

There are also numerous modern resorts along the coastline, great shopping and nightlife, championship golf, and water sports. Stroll along lively La Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue), Playa del Carmen’s main drag, dotted with chic galleries, artisan boutiques, bustling cantinas, and eclectic eateries. Then walk in the steps of ancient civilizations at Coba, site of the tallest Mayan pyramids in the Yucatan, and at Tulum’s picturesque seaside ruins that make up the only Mayan port ever discovered.


An island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel is a mixture of the Caribbean and Mexico with amazing weather and captivating scenery to make any vacation a relaxing and enjoyable one. Celebrated sea explorer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau knew he had found a real gem when this island caught his attention in the 1960s. He hailed Cozumel’s surrounding seas as an underwater dream, and scuba divers have been flocking there ever since.

In addition to the amazing water sports opportunities, visitors enjoy the easygoing atmosphere of this friendly island and the gorgeous, white-sand beaches. Take advantage of Cozumel’s duty-free shopping and look in San Miguel for great deals at jewelry stores selling beautifully crafted pieces made of .925 Mexican sterling silver.

Whether you’re looking to relax, explore, or indulge (or do all three) during your visit to Mexico, Quintana Roo has you covered. To start planning your trip, contact your travel agent.