The Mexican state of Quintana Roo might be more recognizable to many as México’s Caribbean Coast. From north to south, it is 260 miles / 420 km of land hugging the aqua blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.
The coastal cities of Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Bacalar all claim this state as their home.
Cancún was a planned resort beach destination. Prior to all the hotels being constructed, this area was mostly just a sandy area where pretty much, no one lived. The word, Cancún means a nest of snakes. There are about 50 different species of snakes who inhabited this area with just a couple of them being deadly to humans. Of course, you won’t see that in any slick vacation promo ads.
With a good infrastructure of highways, most of this state is easily drivable in a rental car.
There are manmade attractions likened to theme parks as well as ones of the natural kind. Many cenotes, jungle reserves to spot monkeys, off-shore coral reefs, and scores of white sand beaches make this state the most populated with foreign visitors in the country each year.
Capital City: Chetumal
Distances from Cancun to
Bacalar - 215 mi / 346 km
Chetumal - 240 mi / 385 km
Cobá - 84 mi / 135 km
Isla Mujeres - 21 mi / 36 km
Playa del Carmen - 34 mi / 69 km
Puerto Morelos - 25 mi / 40 km
Tulum - 78 mi / 125 km
Belize City, BZ - 325 mi / 522
Campeche City, CAMP - 301 mi / 484 km
Chichen Itza - 189 mi / 303 km
Chiquila / Holbox - 87 mi / 140 km
add 20 minute ferry ride
Izamal - 158 mi / 254 km
Mérida - 189 mi / 303 km
Valladolid - 98 mi / 157 km
Nearest Airports from Queretaro City
Cancún International Airport CAN
10 mi / 16 km
Cozumel International Airport CZM
46 mi / 73 km
Mérida International Airport MID
183 mi / 294 km
Chetumal International Airport CTM
209 mi / 336 km
Weather in Cancun
Jan High 70s / Low 60s
Feb-Mar High 80s / Low 60s
Apr-Nov High 80s / Low 70s
Nov-Dec High 70s / Low 60s
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