Quintana Roo Travel

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Visit Mexico’s beautiful Yucatan Peninsula

Though you might not know this state by name, Quintana Roo is home to many of Mexico’s most popular beach destinations!

Here in Quintana Roo, you’ll swim in the beautiful Caribbean waters surrounding Cancun and Tulum, and also the Earth’s second biggest freshwater lake, Bacalar Lagoon, AKA “The Maldives of Mexico.”

This state is also home to Mayan ruins, and many of the country’s most beautiful cenotes.

cenote: (noun) natural swimmin’ hole

Quintana Roo FAQs

Is Quintana Roo state safe for solo travel?

Quintana Roo and Yucatan Peninsula are considered quite safe; in fact, it consistently ranks among the safest areas in Mexico.

I lived in Playa del Carmen and Tulum for about 3 months, and encountered zero issues. However, I made my own safety a priority, and you should too!

Check out Ep. 04 of my podcast, Janine’s Take On Solo Female Travel Safety in Mexico, where I spoke to a fellow solo female traveler about her take on Mexico travel safety.

What are Quintana Roo's best places to visit?

Oh man! Where do I begin?!

Quintana Roo’s “Big 3” destinations are Cancun, Tulum and Playa del Carmen.

Some of the amazing, and slightly off the beaten path destinations include Holbox Island, Bacalar, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Akumal and Puerto Morelos… there’s quite a bit to explore.

Download my FREE eGuide, Venturing Off the Beaten Path: 10 Hidden Gems of Mexico, to learn all about the first two places listed — Holbox Island and Bacalar.

What's the best time of year to visit Quintana Roo, Mexico?

Located in the tropics, Quintana Roo state has pleasant, warm winters — but hot, rainy summers!

Weather-wise, the winter months of November-March are the nicest months in this part of Mexico. December is the busiest month for tourism.

For those who want to party, March-April durig Spring Break, are the most lively months in Quintana Roo state.

The summer months are quite hot and humid, and also, Hurricane Season. The season runs June 1-November 30, though hurricanes and heavy rains aren’t usually a problem past mid- to late-October.

Is Quintana Roo, Mexico safe for solo female travel?

For the most part, tourists and visitors are safe in Quintana Roo state. This part of Mexico relies heavily on tourism dollars, and police monitor busy areas and highways vigilantly.

However, there really isn’t an officially official answer to Mexico travel safety. Safety isn’t a guarantee anywhere!

What is definitive is that countless female solo travelers have been safe in Mexico! Check out my blog Mexico Solo Travel: 5 Ways to Stay Safe On Your Trip to see the best safety measure you can take while traveling in Mexico.

Will I need a tourist visa to visit Mexico?

You don’t need a visa! When you go through Customs/Immigration at the airport, you’ll receive your FMM 180-Day (6 month) Tourist Visa at no charge. Be sure to keep track of this visa, as you’ll have give it back when you’re leaving the country. Check out my blog 5 Reasons Mexico is One of the Best First Time Solo Travel Destinations for more reasons Mexico is such a great option for U.S. visitors.

Do I need to speak Spanish to visit Mexico?

Many people visit Mexico and never utter a word of Spanish!

However, as a general rule, you’ll want know at least a few words of Spanish. Download this free Basic Spanish Words & Phrases list, and save it on your phone as an image, so you’ll have it even if you’re off-WiFi.

As far as Quintana Roo goes, if you stick to the more touristic parts, you should be fine with very basic Spanish. If you want to venture off the beaten path, be advised most people in the pueblos (small towns) speak little to no English.

Quintana Roo blogs & info

Tulum Beach House Rentals: The 10 Best Airbnbs for 2021

Ready to book your Tulum beach house Airbnb? You’re in the right place because the 10 most stunning beachfront Tulum Airbnbs are right here🏝

Tulum On A Budget: 10 Ways to Make Your Trip Affordable

Planning for Tulum on a budget? Though not known as one of the most budget-friendly Mexico travel destinations, it can be with these 10 Tips.

Is Playa del Carmen Open for Travel Right Now? [Updated Jan. 2021]

Wondering Is Playa del Carmen open? It sure is — and this article will tell you everything to need to know about Mexico travel during Covid.

Tulum Glamping: 11 Best Airbnbs to Book in 2021

Tulum glamping on your travel bucket list?! Let’s book you an Airbnb then — because this boho beach town really is Mexico’s glamping mecca!

Tulum Airbnbs: 11 Best Under $99 Options You Need to Book

Ready to book a Tulum Airbnb? This Mexico travel destination isn’t always known as being budget-friendly — but it can be with these Airbnbs.

The 25 Must See Yucatan Peninsula Travel Destinations in 2021

Discover the must see Yucatan Peninsula destinations! From cenotes to Mayan ruins, here are the 25 best places to visit in Mexico’s Yucatan.

Is Tulum Open for Travel Right Now? [Updated Jan. 2021]

Is Tulum open for travel right now? It sure is — and here’s all the info you need to safely travel to Tulum, Mexico during the pandemic.

Bacalar Lagoon Mexico: How to Plan the Ultimate Trip

Traveling to Bacalar Lagoon in Mexico? I’ve been twice now, and I’m sharing all the travel planning info you need to know in this blog.

25 Amazing Day Trips From Merida That You Need to Take

Looking for the best day trips from Merida, Mexico? You’re in the right place because there’s 25 of them pinned to a FREE map here for you.

Mexico Hidden Gems: The 5 You Need to Know About

Mexico hidden gems & off the beaten path destinations on your travel radar? You’re in the right place, because those are my speciality!

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Quintana Roo podcasts 

Listen to the Dream To Destination podcast on your favorite podcast provider.

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