Located in the southeastern part of Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo is growing steadily due to the increasing level of tourism. There are approximately 1.5 million people living within the 17,261 square miles of Quintana Roo, almost half of whom live in Cancun.
In Quintana Roo, the cities of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel are major tourist destinations with thousands of hotel rooms as well as restaurants, nightclubs and stores. There are 8 colleges and universities in Quintana Roo offering a wide variety of degrees, and students are able to take advantage of both public and private schools throughout the state.
Mayan culture and history play a major role in Quintana Roo. The Mayans have a history on the Yucatan Peninsula dating back over 1,100 years. Its ruins are a testament of their ability to thrive and many Mexican and religious celebrations maintain a Mayan influence as well. Tulum is perhaps the most visited of the ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo.
You’ll find the Xel-ha eco-tourism park, bars, restaurants and tourist shops in downtown Cancun, and manatees along the shores of Chetumal.
The climate in Quintana Roo is considered a tropical wet and dry climate. The hottest months in the state are generally April and August with high temperatures averaging in the low-90s, although it is not uncommon for temperatures to reach into the 100s. Even in the coldest months, temperatures are quite mild. Hurricane season in Quintana Roo runs from June through November and the rainiest times are September through December.
Most of the real estate buyers are those looking for a retirement or vacation home, a long term escape from the northern cold, or simply for investment purposes. Some homes, condos and apartments are available now while others are being constructed. There are plenty of options available to suit all budgets and preferences.
Those eager to make a living in the tourism industry and snowbirds wanting to purchase their winter home in a warm climate are finding a lot to enjoy in Quintana Roo. Its proximity to Texas and Florida makes it easy for those escaping the cold to find the right spot.