Airlines continue to expand their connections to the popular Mexican state of Quintana Roo, offering new flight options to vacationers looking to visit the Mexican Caribbean.
New flights from North America to Cancun and Cozumel have been announced by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air Canada, and WestJet.
The newly introduced service includes flights from Cozumel to Montreal, Atlanta, and Minneapolis as well as connections from Cancun to Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Raleigh, and Hamilton, Canada.
In the meantime, Delta has announced that it will begin three flights a week from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Cancun.
“These results are a positive bet by airlines on destinations in the Mexican Caribbean and reinforce our promise to continue offering the best in Mexican tourism to the world,” said Quintana Roo Tourism Minister Bernardo Cueto Riestra.
“This achievement is the result of the implementation of the new tourism model and Agreement for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo promoted by Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa so that prosperity reaches all homes in the state and achieves profound transformation.”
Why travelers should put Quintana Roo in their bucket lists:
Quintana Roo, located in Mexico’s southeastern region, offers an enticing array of attractions that make it a captivating destination for travelers. Here are five compelling reasons why you should consider traveling to Quintana Roo:
- Stunning Beaches and Pristine Waters: Quintana Roo is renowned for its breathtaking Caribbean coastline, boasting some of the world’s most picturesque beaches. From the iconic white sands of Cancún to the tranquil shores of Tulum, the region’s beaches offer a paradise-like setting where you can relax, swim, snorkel, or simply soak up the sun. The crystal-clear turquoise waters make for perfect swimming and water sports experiences.
- Mayan Ruins and Cultural Heritage: For history and culture enthusiasts, Quintana Roo is a treasure trove of ancient Mayan ruins and archaeological sites. The impressive ruins of Tulum, perched atop cliffs overlooking the ocean, offer a glimpse into the rich history of the Mayan civilization. Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage site, features the iconic pyramid of Kukulcan and is a testament to the advanced architectural and astronomical knowledge of the Mayans.
- Ecotourism and Natural Wonders: The region boasts diverse ecosystems, including lush jungles, mangroves, and captivating cenotes (natural sinkholes). Exploring the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, allows you to immerse yourself in a pristine environment rich in biodiversity. Snorkeling or diving in the Great Maya Reef, the world’s second-largest barrier reef, unveils a colorful underwater world teeming with marine life.
- Vibrant Nightlife and Entertainment: Quintana Roo offers a vibrant nightlife scene that caters to a range of tastes. In cities like Cancún and Playa del Carmen, you can find lively clubs, bars, and entertainment venues that come alive after sunset. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed beachside cocktail or an energetic dance party, the region has something for everyone to enjoy.
- Delicious Cuisine: Quintana Roo’s cuisine is a fusion of traditional Mexican flavors and international influences. From street food stalls to upscale restaurants, you can savor a wide variety of dishes, including fresh seafood, traditional Yucatecan cuisine, and international fare. Don’t miss out on trying dishes like cochinita pibil (slow-cooked pork) and ceviche made with locally caught fish.
In essence, Quintana Roo beckons with its captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, recreational activities, and culinary delights. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or cultural immersion, this Mexican state offers a diverse range of experiences that are sure to create lasting memories.
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