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Quintana Roo - No Man's Land
Prior to 1901, few people in Mexico ever spoke of the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula so the area simply did not have a name. However, in order to be held as a territory of Mexico, the area needed a name. So in accordance with Mexican tradition, the new territory was named after an army general: Andres Quintana Roo. An interesting side note is that while surely Quintana Roo was an exemplary soldier deserving of the honor bestowed him, he had in fact never travelled to, nor fought a battle in the territory.

For 73 years, Quintana Roo was held as a territory of Mexico. The highway construction initiative of the 1950's did not penetrate this far into the east coast territory of the Yucatan. However, in 1974, as Quintana Roo was admitted as Mexico's 30th state, highways and roadways began to be developed largely to support the construction of Mexico's Caribbean jewel then under construction: Cancun.


: Chetumal
Area: 50,350 km2
: 10m over sea level
coordinates: 18.30' degrees north, 88.18' degrees west
/Unpaved Highways: 4,984.00 kms


Stay Visitors Annually

Riviera Maya 2,649,000
Cancun 2,432,000
Cozumel 447,000
Isla Mujeres 120,000
Chetumal 287,000

of Hotel Rooms

Riviera Maya 35,000
Cancun 23,000
Cozumel 4,200
Isla Mujeres 1,180
Chetumal 1,580
Puerto Morelos 1,640
Holbox 260


: Subtropical with an average temperature of 26 C to 35 C (78F - 95F) during the warmest summer months of May to August. The rainy season of Quintano Roo is from September to October.

Mexican Pesos Bills & Coins: The official language in Mexico is Spanish. However in Quintana Roo locals typically also speak Maya as a native language. Those working in tourism also speak English as well as other languages.

The official currency is the Mexican peso however dollars are readily accepted in most tourist areas. The exchange rates for all currencies (Canadian Dollar, Sterling Pound, Euro, etc.) varies daily depending on fluctuations in the world currency exchange market.

Zone: The Quintana Roo area is 6 hours behind Greewhich time. Daylight Savings is observed and starts on the first Sunday of April and ends on the last Sunday of October.

Everyone on the Island Drinks Bottled Water! : Throughout the entire country of Mexico travelers will find 110 volt power available.

: Throughout Mexico as a general rule, tap water is not potable (drinkable) but is purified sufficiently for bathing. Remember to drink only bottled water unless specifically advised that tap water has been treated for drinking.

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Many Beautiful Places in Quintana Roo & Fun Stuff to Do!
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 Cozumel Dolphin Royal Swim Program
If "Action" and "Speed" are what you seek in excursions then the Royal Swim is for you! Action and Speed pretty much describe this popular dolphin program! Get a handshake, a kiss and then you give them one. Feel the strength of your new friends as they push you across the water from the bottom of your feet in the thrilling foot-push. It is "the experience of a lifetime!"
US$ 149/Adult & US$ 89/Child
 Cancun - Chichen Itza Exclusive
Don’t miss Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World!
US$114.00 Adult / US$ 68.00 Kids
 Cancun - Dolphin Encounter
Enjoy a learning and interactive experience fun for all ages! A great way to introduce young and old to the wonders of dolphins and sea life!
US$ 99.00 Adult / US$ 69.00 Kids
 Cancun - Rio Secreto Expedition
Dare to live a fantastic experience in one of the most incredible locations in the Riviera Maya that begins in the moment you arrive at the Natural Reserve.
US$ 109.00 Adult / US$ 54.50 Kids
 Cancun - Sea Life Discovery Plus
Don't miss this magical experience of interacting with manatees, sea lions and dolphins! This activity has it all! An incredible learning experience for the entire family!
US$ 189.00 Adult / US$ 129.00 Kids
 Cancun - Sian Ka'an Wilderness Adventure
Come to this adventure tour and visit “Sian Ka’an", the beautiful and impressive Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. Sian Ka'an means 'Origin of the Sky' in the Maya language. Cross unspoiled wetlands by boat, watching how the ecosystems and colors change.
US$ 159.00 Adult / US$ 111.30 Kids
 Cancun - Whale Shark Adventure
Enjoy an adventure tour getting to observe and swim or snorkel besides the biggest fish in the world: the impressive whale shark!
USD$ 195.00 Adult /US$ 136.50 Child
 Cancun - Xplor Tour From Cancun
The longest and highest 1.86 mile zip lines of the region ending on a refreshing Cenote plunge, adventure jungle tours on amphibious vehicles, an underground universe of 437 yd rivers where you can swim while admiring rock formations, a stunning route across subterranean caverns with natural wells while paddling a raft, and finally a delicious light buffet, that will recharge your energy.
US$ 149.00 Adult / US$ 74.50 Kids
 Cozumel Dolphin Swim Adventure
A unique opportunity to swim with dolphins and get to know them better! Experience the joy of a dolphin kiss, hugs and handshake and then marvel at the dolphin’s strength as you are towed through the water with a "belly ride." You will fall in love with their gentleness during this activity created especially for you to bond with dolphins!
US$ 119/Adult & US$ 89/Child
 Dreams Puerto Aventuras - Dolphin Encounter
Dolphin Dreams is a privileged location which was designed to provide an exclusive experience for dolphin lovers. Different from the rest of the dolphinariums, this is the first one (1) in Quintana Roo to have kayaks within the activities with dolphins. The Encounter program is focused on creating activities that everybody can enjoy as the handshake, receiving a tender kiss or giving a soft hug to these incredible creatures. These activity along the kayaks, will make of this day a unique experience.
US$ 99/Adult & US$ 89/Child
 Dreams Puerto Aventuras - Dolphin Royal Swim
This is the newest dolphinarium and by far one of the most exclusive ones. It is situated in the heart of Puerto Aventuras, in an exclusive luxury resort. It is a quiet and the ideal place to relax as the only distraction you will have are the charming beaches and exotic jungle. Not only this is an exclusive and unique location in Quintana Roo, but it also has amazing facilities so you can enjoy the activities that you will be able to enjoy with the dolphins. Among these activities you can enjoy the Kayaks, a total new experience and exclusively at this location, you can have fun on the kayaks with family or friends while the dolphins play and swim all your way.
US$ 159/Adult & US$ 89/Child
 Dreams Puerto Aventuras - Dolphin Swim Adventure
Your next vacations will have it all as Puerto Aventuras gives you the perfect place to spend your vacations with pristine waters, sun and great activities to enjoy adventure in the best destination. This vacations will be memorable and the best experience of your life!
US$ 129/Adults & US$ 89/Child
 Cozumel Country Club Golf
Since its opening in 2001, the Cozumel Country Club, Nicklaus Design Group 18-hole golf course has been steadily attracting more travelers to Cozumel.
T Time Rates From $ 89 for 18 Holes
 Isla Mujeres - Dolphin Royal Swim VIP
This most popular program can be described in two words: "action" and "speed". Get a handshake, a kiss and then you give them one. Feel the strength of your new friends as they push you across the water from the bottom of your feet in the thrilling foot-push. It is "the experience of a lifetime!"
US$ 169/Adult & US$ 99/Child
 Isla Mujeres - Dolphin Swim Adventure
If swimming with dolphins is one of your greatest dreams, now is the time to make it real in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. The Dolphin Swim Adventure program in Isla Mujeres -20 minute boat ride from Cancun- will bring you as close to the dolphins as you ever imagined. You will immerse yourself in their world through a snorkeling mask and you will discover the special bond between you and them. They will kiss you, sing for you, and take you for a ride on their belly. Our Beach Club is located in a totally natural environment, in the beautiful Isla Mujeres, enjoy delicious food, open bar and chill out!
US$ 139/Adult & US $89/Child
 Isla Mujeres - Royal Garrafon + Dolphin Encounter
15 min Briefing and 45 min in the water; Round trip Cancun - Isla Mujeres - Cancun, departing from the pier Playa Tortugas; Continental breakfast, national open bar and lunch buffet at Garrafon Reef Park; The Dolphin Encounter ® program in Isla Mujeres includes the sea round trip Cancun - Isla Mujeres - Cancun, from the pier Playa Tortugas; During this program in Isla Mujeres, the dolphin will give you a Handshake, Hugs and Kisses, they will sing and you will have free time to enjoy your new marine friends; Snorkel equipment, life jackets, kayaks, hammocks, pool, and showers; Lockers; Zip Line
US$ 129/Adult & US$ 99/Child
 Playa del Carmen - Dolphin Encounter
You and your children will be able to enjoy safe and fun activities that Dolphin Discovery Maroma has especially designed for all ages. The Dolphin Encounter Program is filled with informative and fun facts about the dolphins; you will learn everything about them in their own natural environment. This is the best program for kids as it is the ideal activity to introduce them to nature and respect for animals.
US$ 89/Adult & US$ 89/Child
 Playa del Carmen - Dolphin Royal Swim
Dolphin Playa at Maroma stands in the beautiful beach of Maroma Adventure, one of the top ten places in the world. Our newest and largest dolphin habitat in the Mayan Riviera is located just 10 minutes driving from Playa del Carmen. Here you will be able to live an unforgettable experience, closely interaction with cute and friendly dolphins.
US$ 149/Adult & US$ 89/Child
 Playa del Carmen - Dolphin Swim Adventure
Meet, greet and touch one of the most amazing marine animals of the Caribbean Sea, the dolphins that have captivated humans since we know they existed. The program has a great opportunity for an up-close interaction with our friendly and playful dolphins. You will learn everything you wanted to know about their diet, activities, behavior and many more facts. The Dolphin Swim Adventure program includes the famous belly ride. The belly ride consists of you holding on to the dolphin’s fins as he swims backwards. Beside this exciting activity, you will play with the dolphin, receive a kiss, a handshake and will learn how they sing and dance on the water.
US$ 119/Adult & US$ 89/Child
 Riviera Maya - Dolphin Swim Adventure
Share a series of sensational and safe activities while establishing a unique bond of trust. With a handshake, kiss and belly ride will enjoy moments of great spontaneity during your free time together. It is an unforgettable experience!
US$ 119/Adult & US$ 89/Child
 Riviera Maya - Chichen Itza Deluxe
An incredible daytime excursion to Chichen-Itza!
US$ 119/Adult & US$ 84/Child
 Riviera Maya - Chichen Itza Overnight Deluxe
An incredible overnight excursion to Chichen-Itza!
US$ 213/Adult & US$ 75.50/Child
 Riviera Maya - Chichen Itza Plus Light & Sound
Ever wondered what Chichen Itza would look like at night? It's time for you to immerse in the Mayan heaven full of moonlight, music, special light effects and mysticism. The Light & Sound show hosted by the ancient spirits will captivate your eyes and soul.
US$ 92/Adult & US$ 63/Child
 Riviera Maya - Dolphin Encounter
Enjoy a learning and interactive experience fun for all ages! A great way to introduce young and old to the wonders of dolphins and sea life!
US$ 89/Adult & US$ 89/Child
 Riviera Maya - Dolphin Royal Swim
This most popular program can be described in two words: "action" and "speed". Get a handshake, a kiss and then you give them one. Feel the strength of your new friends as they push you across the water from the bottom of your feet in the thrilling foot-push. It is "the experience of a lifetime!"
US$ 149/Adult & US$ 89/Child
 Riviera Maya - Hidden Worlds Ultimate Adventure
Incredible package tour for extreme and safe adventures.
US$ 89.00 Adults / US$ 69.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Rio Secreto Expedition
Dare to live a fantastic experience in one of the most incredible locations in the Riviera Maya!
US$ 109/Adult & US$ 54.50/Child
 Riviera Maya - Tulum Express
Visit this city that is icon of the Maya culture in the Mexican Caribbean and the only built facing the sea. Due to its amazing architecture and location on a cliff facing the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea, Tulum is the third most visited prehispanic site in Mexico.
US$ 57/Adult & US$ 41/Child
 Riviera Maya - Whale Shark Adventure
Enjoy an adventure tour getting to observe and swim or snorkel besides the biggest fish in the world: the impressive whale shark!
US$ 205/Adult & $143.50/Child
 Riviera Maya - Xplor Full Day Admission
This eco adventure park has the longest and highest 1.86 mile zip lines of the region ending on a refreshing Cenote plunge, adventure jungle tours on amphibious vehicles, an underground universe of 437 yd rivers where you can swim while admiring rock formations, a stunning route across subterranean caverns with natural wells while paddling a raft, and finally a delicious light buffet, that will recharge your energy.
US$ 119/Adult & US$ 59.50/Child
 Cozumel Marine Turtle Observation & Baby Liberation Events with FP&M
Sign up for an observation and education session about Cozumel's nesting sea turtles and the volunteer brigades that help in their conservation. Learn about these amazing creatures in the Fundacion de Paques & Museos program and help release hatching baby turtles as they make their way to the sea.
From $ 40 - 70 / person donation

Cancun - Sea Life Discovery Plus
Ancient Mayan Ruins - Chichen Itza
Riviera Maya - Chichen Itza Overnight Deluxe
Close Encounter
Playa del Carmen - Dolphin Swim Adventure

Cozumel Dolphin Royal Swim Program
Lifetime experience!
Dreams Puerto Aventuras - Dolphin Royal Swim

Cozumel Marine Turtle Observation & Baby Liberation Events with FP&M

Cancun - Whale Shark Adventure

Cozumel Marine Turtle Observation & Baby Liberation Events with FP&M
Whale Shark
Cancun - Whale Shark Adventure
Volunteers work hard but with rewards!
Cozumel Marine Turtle Observation & Baby Liberation Events with FP&M

Cancun - Sea Life Discovery Plus
The Famous Dolphin Push
Playa del Carmen - Dolphin Royal Swim

Cozumel Country Club Golf

Dreams Puerto Aventuras - Dolphin Encounter

Isla Mujeres - Royal Garrafon + Dolphin Encounter

Cancun - Sian Ka'an Wilderness Adventure


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