At 3 hrs in car from Tulum you reach the border of Mexico and Belize. Visit Majahual and Bacalar on the way and arrive to Chetumal city capital of Quintana Roo state.
This city was founded by sailors, 7-an the boulevard surrounding it is the longest in the Yucatan peninsula. Walk or bike along it, enjoy the fresh sea breeze and the exceptional landscape.
Become entranced in the beautiful sunsets and the incomparable songs of birds when they look for shelter at dusk in the canopy of trees. If you prefer adventure, tour the bay on a launch or a kayak. Follow the route of XVI century pirates to get to Bacalar, reach Xcalak as late XIX century sailors did, or ply the fascinating Rio Hondo. In any case, keep your eyes wide open, as with luck you‘ll see manatees, endangered mammals which chose this bay as their sanctuary.
If you love history, in the heart of the city you can visit the Mayan Culture Museum. the only one of its kind in Latin America. Later, you can tour the unequalled archaeological sites of Dzibanché, Kohunlich, Kinichná. Chacchoben and Oxtanka. Visit the place where the first sons of a Spaniard and a Mayan
noble woman were born,or in 20 minutes reach Bacalar. where an imposing fortress will tell you of pirate’s tales.
If you prefer tranquility you must see the Sculptures Path enriched by the creations which twenty-five artists from all over the world have built in the city. You can even go shopping at Avenida de Los Héroes. the city‘s main street. or visit the Plaza de Las Américas. a modem shopping mall With thirteen movie theaters.
How much adventure do you want?
In Chetumal you’ll find all the adventure you want!
Gateway from Central America to Mexico, Chetumal. the State Capital, is the cradle of the mestizaje the mixing of races and a cultural center whose roadways take you to visit archaeological areas full of magic. or picturesque communities which preserve the se rene enchantment of the hamlets. Through its waterways enjoy the unusual spell of its bay. ply the Rio Hondo, or reach Bacalar and Xca lak. Through land or water. a visit to Chetumal is an unforgettable adventure!