Grand Costa Maya
Its exuberant nature, lagoon systems, calm beaches with gentle waves, history, culture, archaeological sites, and unique attractions to discover make it an authentic paradise of calm, relaxation, adventure and fun where you also feel the warmth and hospitality of its people in each of its corners.
South of Quintana Roo is the Grand Costa Maya, a beautiful region made up of the destinations of Chetumal, Bacalar and Mahahual. Its exuberant nature, lagoon systems, calm beaches with gentle waves, history, culture, archaeological sites, and unique attractions to discover make it an authentic paradise of calm, relaxation, adventure and fun where you also feel the warmth and hospitality of its people in each of its corners.
Chetumal International Airport is located 2 km (1.24 miles) from the city. There are flights to and from Mexico City, Guadalajara and Cancun.
The Grand Costa Maya has an average annual temperature of 80 ° F / 26 ° C. The rainy season is from May to October.
The gateway to the Grand Costa Maya is Chetumal, formerly called Chactemal, it was founded by sailors and had great maritime commercial importance, it is currently the capital of the state of Quintana Roo. The tourist attractions that surround it have the magic of transmitting to visitors the beauty of their nature, the uniqueness of their culture, the ancient history of their communities and the exquisite flavors of their typical cuisine.
• It is a city with great cultural and historical wealth that is represented in the different monuments that are found throughout the city. On the Boulevard Bahia, the longest in the entire Yucatan Peninsula, are several of these monuments: "Monument to the Fisherman", "Monument to the Renaissance", "Monument to the Flag" as well as the Sculptural Corridor where it is possible to admire sculptures of plastic artists from different parts of the world.
• Boulevard Bahia surrounds the beautiful Bay of Chetumal, which has been declared a Manatí Sanctuary, and is the perfect setting to admire the most beautiful sunrises in the Mexican Caribbean.
Also outstanding are the typical buildings of the city, charming English-style wooden houses. The Payo Obispo Model, located in an English-style building on Boulevard Bahía, shows a vision of the city's ancient architecture.
• Important cultural and historical sites to visit: Museum of Mayan Culture and the Museum of the City.
Very close to Chetumal is Calderitas and Laguna Milagros where different aquatic activities are carried out and an exquisite gastronomy based on fresh fish and seafood is enjoyed.
• Throughout the entire Ribera del Río Hondo there are springs, streams, cenotes and lagoons, all of them very little known but of a unique beauty.