Discovering Quintana Roo, Mexico

Although I have been in Mexico more than a dozen times I always find pleasant new surprises. It is a country so rich in history and interesting geography.

Currently we are vising Quintana Roo, the state that forms the eastern part of the Yucatan peninsula.

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Chetumal

According to the guide books Chetumal was suppose to  be a place that was not worth visiting however Johanne and I found it to be most enjoyable. It is very safe and largely overlooked by the Cancun crowd.

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Clean and quiet a wonderful malacon stretching for miles along the Caribbean shore.

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How can you not love a place that  has a statue of Bob Marley?

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Bacalar, Pueblo Magico is our next stop, a small town perched on an stunning fresh water laguna.

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The laguna is 42 KMs long and fed from  below by two deep water cenotes.

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Bacalar is rich with history from the days when pirates lurked in the mangroves raiding the Spanish settlements.

The Spanish built a fort here in the 1700’s which was later captured and held by Mayan rebels in the Caste Wars.

 

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Great food and affordable accommodation are abundant.

 

 

 

 

Cenote swimming

 

We are very pleased that we took time to visit this often ignored corner of the peninsula.

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joyful travellers

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