Not much persuasion is needed to travel to the Caribbean but the next time the decision must be made; Quintana Roo should be put at the very top of the list. This is Mexico´s seaside state of splendor. With Belize to the south, the Caribbean Sea lining the entire eastern coast and the Gulf of Mexico to the north, Quintana Roo is a must visit for three good reasons; Climate, Culture and Color.
Seek refuge in warm tropical breezes in Mexico´s most treasured seaside state. With an average of 80°F year round, here the best of vibrant green jungles of the Yucatan peninsula flourish. A rainy season is virtually non-existent. Yearly there is an average 3,000 sunshine hours making this region one of most sunny regions in the Caribbean and when it does rain, it rains hard only for about an hour allowing the clouds to melt away as quickly as sugar in hot coffee. When the warmer days do arrive, they are cooled by the cool gentle sea winds.
Quintana Roo is the heart of the Mayan culture. The ancient Mayan civilization once powerfully ruled this region during the pre Columbus days and now their contemporary decedents, the Maya people continue to practice the same traditions and language. Chichen Itza and Coba are two of the most famous Mayan archeological sites in Mexico. Chichen Itza, only a day trip from Cancun, is filled with thousands of visitors every spring equinox to watch the shadow of the plumed serpent, Kukulan slither his way down the pyramid. Don´t be mislead, Mayan ruins are not the only Mayan culture to experience. Traditional clothing, food and activities are just as easily found.
Lush plants of thick jungles, brightly colored tropical flowers, varying shades of blues of the Caribbean Sea and the white sands of the best Mexican beaches all complement each other in perfect harmony. With an abundance of nature parks like the one at Hacienda Tres Rios in the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo has been blessed with unique lively colors that must be seen with one´s own eye.