Chetumal is the capital of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located on the border with Belize, south of the Yucatan Peninsula on the shores of the bay of the same name. The city is known as “the cradle of mestizaje”, as it was in this place where the Mayan princess married Zazil has shipwrecked Spanish and Gonzalo Guerrero, who aculturó and became a Mayan chief during the conquest of Yucatan. They had three children, who are considered the first Mexican fruit of miscegenation between natives and conquerors, and their descendants are known as “the first mestizos”.
Chetumal Quintana Roo tourism
Chetumal is a city girl with a genuine Caribbean atmosphere, is at the forefront in the development and care of the ecology and protected areas and its great importance, Chetumal Bay and its coastal portion, is one of the top six of the 21 protected areas in the state of Quintana Roo, not only for being part of the Mesoamerican Reef, but because habitat, breeding area, food and shelter for many species of birds, terrestrial and marine fauna, especially the manatee. That’s why this area was enacted in 1996 State Protected Area “Manatee Sanctuary, Chetumal Bay.”
Central entrance door to Mexico, capital of Quintana Roo, home of mestizaje, Chetumal is a cultural center whose dirt roads lead us to visit archaeological sites full of magic and picturesque communities that preserve the serene village charm.
As the state capital, is a place that offers many activities to tourism, allowing us to discover its natural beauty, tourist, cultural and historical. There, travelers can enjoy activities such as hiking, fishing, diving, ecotourism, archeological, daytime activities, nightlife. During sightseeing in Chetumal we visit museums, like the Cultural Center of Fine Arts, the Cultural Poliforum Rafael E. Melgar, the Maya Culture Museum, the Museum of the City, its monuments and parks. Image Adam Jones