Learn About Chetumal, a Mixture of Sea and Jungle

Costa Maya , Quintana Roo

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At the end of the Mexican Caribbean Coast, you will find Chetumal, a city that offers the contrasts of the sea and the jungle. It is the entrance to Central America as it borders Guatemala and Belize 

LEARN ABOUT PART OF THE MESTIZO ORIGIN
Legend has it that it was in Chetumal that the first generation of Mexican mestizos arose, the fruit of the marriage between the Mayan princess Zazil Ha with the Spanish castaway Gonzalo Guerrero.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE BAY
Learn about Chetumal Bay, which is part of the Mesoamerican Reef System and one of 21 protected areas in the state. It provides habitat for species of birds, marine fauna, and mammals, and it was stated a Manatee Sanctuary.
Try a tour involving water sports, swimming, snorkeling, sports fishing, or scuba diving.

TOUR THE BOULEVARD
Whether on foot or a bicycle, enjoy the landscape and its beautiful sunsets while you refresh yourself with a machacado, a beverage made of crushed ice, mango, guava, pineapple, tamarind, banana, papaya, mamey, soursop, watermelon, or cantaloupe.

EXPLORE THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL ROUTE
Tour the route that includes the Kohunlich, Dzibanché, and Kinichná archaeological zones. They are great examples the Mayan civilization's heritage. The area also has an important ecosystem that includes of a wide variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals.

TASTE THE LOCAL DELICACIES
You will find delicious regional dishes in Chetumal, such as the so-called Mar y Selva, with venison, octopus, tepezcuintle, armadillo, and breaded shrimp. Treat yourself to some stuffed shrimp or lobster with white wine, garlic, and butter. 

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