Quintana Roo, officially designated as the Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo (Estado Libre y Soberano de Quintana Roo), is a Mexican state situated in the Yucatán Peninsula, having an extensive coast bathed by the Caribbean Sea — this is why it is often called ‘The Mexican Caribbean’. This state has been a growing tourist destination thanks to its variety of tourist offers: high quality beaches combined with an animated nightlife, as in Playa del Carmen city, its natural landscapes with tropical and mangrove forests, and the Mayan archaeological sites. This state is also abundant in underwater caves filled with coral reefs, and has one of the longest underground river systems in the world (needless to say well explored by divers).
Population: approximately 1.5 million
Other major cities: Cancún, Playa del Carmen
Main attractions: Tulum National Park, Nichupté Lagoon nature reserve, Xcaret, Xel-Ha Park, Sian Ka’an
Major airports: Cancún International Airport (CUN – Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún), Cozumel International Airport (CZM – Aeropuerto Internacional de Cozumel)