|Quintana Roo is located on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula and is bordered by the states of Campeche to the west and Yucatán to the northwest, and by the Orange Walk and Corozal districts of Belize, along with an offshore borderline with Belize District to the south. As Mexico’s easternmost state, Quintana Roo has a coastline to the east with the Caribbean Sea and to the north with the Gulf of Mexico.
Quintana Roo is the home of the city of Cancún, the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, and the towns of Bacalar, Playa del Carmen and Akumal, as well as the ancient Maya ruins of Chacchoben, Cobá, Kohunlich, Muyil, Tulum, Xel-Há, and Xcaret. The Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve is also located in the state
We had checked out the Happy Cow app to find a vegan restaurant on Isla Mujeres and after reading the reviews of the limited options we settled for Chaya and Cacao. It was very easy to find – after all this is a very small Island. The restaurant is tiny – so blink and you might miss it.Read more
After several days of perfect weather we awoke to a cloudy and blustery morning, that threatened rain. It was not cold so we were still full of joy for the day ahead. Our destination was the small island of Isla Mujeres, a little over 10 miles off the Yucatan coast from Cancún. The Island itself is only four miles long and about 1/2 a mile wide – yes it is tiny but still is home to 12,000 people.Read more
I had thought that with its New Age reputation that Tulum would be bristling with vegan restaurants but when we checked out our trusted vegan guide, Happy Cow, we were a little surprised to see how few options there were. So, it didn’t take us too long to opt for Succulenta. Beware there are better options – see review on La Hoja Verde.Read more
Anyway we totally stuffed on the tamales we had only ten minutes before finished so we couldn’t force any more food down even if we had wanted to. But the food everyone was eating looked so good! So, sadly we had to move on.After about 30 minutes wandering around Tulum, we were feeling a bit down as the town had not lived up to our expectations. We decided we needed to drown our sorrows and went back to La Hoya Verde and try out their beer selection. And, we were not disappointed as they served us a delicious Mexican strong dark beer. This also gave us another opportunity to see what food was being served on other tables – it looked totally amazing.Read more
I had for some time wanted to leave behind the commercial hubbub of northern reaches of Cancún and it’s party vibe for the more relaxed towns of the southern Riviera Maya. During previous visits to the area a lot of people had talked fondly of Tulum, and so we decided to head down and check it out.Read more
Visit Xcaret eco-archeological park where you can enjoy a full days exploration of Mexico’s biodiversity and cultural heritage.Read more