quintana roo yucatanQuintana Roo was granted statehood, with Chetumal as its capital, on October 8, 1975. Undeveloped “Costa Maya” in red. The Maya of Quintana Roo have been transformed from a hoe agriculture into a thriving tourist industry in the space of 20 years. At more than 5 billion dollars annually, the state derives 90% of it’s gross domestic product (GDP) from tourism; and generates more than half of Mexico’s tourist related foreign exchange.

100 years ago the Indians of the Yucatan were virtual slaves of Wrigley’s chewing gum empire. Today, they charge 50.00 dollars per person for a 2 hour jungle tour.

quintana roo jungle hammockQuintana Roo will keep you active and occupied (if you want) hiking, exploring important Mayan ruins, temples and sites, back-country adventures, jeep tours, fresh and saltwater diving, trophy fishing, wind surfing, para-sailing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, and horseback tours.

The Sian Ka’an Eco tour has become a popular area attraction in recent years and provide opportunities to view rare and unusual wildlife.

Every major hotel will have a tour desk or concierge to help plan your excursion. If you’re really adventuras, and want to save some money, buy a road map, rent a jeep, and “Hi Yo Silver”.

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