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Best cities to visit in Quintana Roo and Riviera Maya

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Quintana Roo has many more destinations with breathtaking views, such as Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya, Grand Costa Maya, Mahahual, Bacalar, etc. It is a state worth visiting because it has everything to have an incredible experience.

Why visit Quintana Roo? the reason is simple. It is a territorial area of Mexico with a great diversity of vacation spots with attractive views of the sea. Therefore, I will write about the destinations that could be of your liking or interest for your next vacation.

That's right. We start strong with the list of destinations; the city of Cancun is the leading destination in Quintana Roo. It is internationally recognized for its turquoise beaches with white sand, making for breathtaking sights to the eye of anyone coming for the first time to this beautiful city. However, the reaction always remains as if it were the first time for people returning to this tourist paradise.

It has natural places that make it unique; you can perform water activities, has international gastronomy, all-inclusive hotels, markets, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. And the list goes on; that's why it has always been one of the best vacation options for tourists. But, of course, all these attractions are primarily located in the hotel zone or Kukulkan Boulevard, although everyone knows it as the first option. 

To visit this area, you have to get a Transportation Company in Cancun if you arrive from Cancun Airport or in any other part of Quintana Roo.

Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is considered the heart of the Riviera Maya. It used to be a fishing village and had the name of Xaman Há. It is a cosmopolitan city with various gastronomic offerings, entertainment, and lodging alternatives. In the city, you can move freely on foot or by bicycle. You can enter the famous central avenue, the Quinta Avenida or "La Quinta" as the locals know it. It is a pedestrian street of approximately 5 kilometers with shopping malls, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotel galleries, stores, etc. It is an avenue where you can easily entertain yourself. 

To get to this tourist destination from Cancun International Airport, you have to get transportation from Cancun to Playa del Carmen on your own. There are all-inclusive resorts that have the option of pick up, but if this is not your case, you have to make a reservation in advance to move to Playa; also, you can choose to get a cab at the shuttle from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen, private transportation, or even bus. Although if what you like is to explore and explore the city on your own. Our recommendation would be to rent a car, arriving you can choose to rent a car at the Cancun airport. The important thing is that you enjoy your vacation and get to know the fascinating areas of Quintana Roo, and take a great experience. 

Puerto Morelos
It is a fishing village located approximately 20 minutes away from Cancun International Airport. It is part of the Riviera Maya, and most travelers who prefer to visit this place are to disconnect from the world for a few moments, but without being so far away from the big cities, I know something very peculiar.

It has views that make it a unique place; for example, the Tilted Lighthouse represents the area. Suppose you are a diving or snorkeling lover. In that case, you will be interested in exploring the reef of Puerto Morelos, part of the Mesoamerican Reef, which is considered the second-longest barrier reef globally. Another attraction is the route of cenotes, a place that consists of 60 natural subway pools.

Tulum is a magical town characterized for having a tremendous historical richness and the best-preserved archaeological sites in the region, just like Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos. Tulum is also part of the Riviera Maya; the average distance from Cancun Airport to this destination is approximately two hours. So if you are thinking of going to explore even one day to this iconic place of Quintana Roo, if you are in Cancun, you should look for private transportation to take you to this destination and return you to your resort or to the place where you are. 

You have to be sure that the private transportation company offers transportation from Cancun to Tulum. The good thing is that many offer it, the problem will be which one to choose; I always go for safety and comfort, from there I focus on finding the ideal one for me, maybe it will work the same for you. 

It has beaches that extend for several kilometers and is popular. Most tourists prefer to stay in hotels in front of the beaches to have a splendid view. We recommend walking or cycling; they are among the most used means of mobility. No matter where you are, there are attractions near your place. 

Finally, Cozumel Island; is considered the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean and is internationally recognized for its coral reefs. If what you want is an adventure and at the same time relax, Cozumel is the right place for you. There are many activities of all kinds, and the best thing is that they can be in natural areas. This tourist destination is located on the coast of Playa del Carmen; diving lovers will love it since it is recognized as one of the five best places to dive internationally. In addition, you can search for a means of transportation which is what most travelers do to explore the island by themselves, visiting the natural parks, nature, and mangroves. 

Although the main attraction is diving, you can get into the local culture in several ways. It is undoubtedly a place with unique characteristics, so we invite you to explore it yourself. We are sure you will love it. 

Quintana Roo has many more destinations with breathtaking views, such as Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya, Grand Costa Maya, Mahahual, Bacalar, etc. It is a state worth visiting because it has everything to have an incredible experience.

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