raveling to Mexico this year? Check out Grand Costa Maya, located about four and a half hours south of Cancun by car. The destination will be strongly promoted by the tourism board of Riviera Maya in order to get travelers to experience the south of the Quintana Roo state.
The top destinations in the region include Chetumal—Quintana Roo’s capital—Bacalar and Mahahual. In Chetumal, top attractions include the Museum of Mayan Culture and Boulevard Bay, which, in essence, acts as a manatee sanctuary, according to the state. Bacalar is home to the Fort of San Felipe de Bacalar, which was built in 1733 in response to pirate attacks and incursions, and numerous cenotes, including the Blue Cenote, which, at 660 feet wide, is considered the largest in Mexico at ground level. Just off the coast from Mahahual, travelers can visit the Mesoamerican Reef. All of this in addition to six different Mayan archaeological sites.
Regional airline Mayair flies from Cancun International Airport to Chetumal Airport Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, with two daily flights on the first and last days. Return flights operate the same days.