The IANA time zone identifier for Quintana Roo (Mexico) is America/Quintana Roo.
Information for Travelers
Quintana Roo, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo is a state in Mexico.
When many think of the Caribbean, they think of paradise islands like Barbados and Jamaica.
The state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan Peninsula, also has its slice of tropical blue sea.
In the seaside town of Playa del Carmen you can enjoy white sand beaches, mysterious cenotes and captivating wildlife.
It's just a simple street stall, but Neza, in the small seaside town of Puerto Morelos, south of Cancun, serves up some of the best tacos in Quintana Roo.
The tortillas are made with traditional masa harina and the taco fillings come in almost limitless varieties.
The island of Cozumel, just a few kilometers off the coast of Playa del Carmen, is one of the best scuba diving destinations in the Caribbean.
Great reef walls covered in brightly colored corals and huge barrel sponges fall into the deep blue.
The marine life here is spectacular, with turtles and nurse sharks easy to spot, alongside large schools of reef fish.
Punta Laguna is a reasonably sized lake with a small Mayan community nearby, 20 km northeast of Cobá on the road to Nuevo Xcan.
The forest around the lake is home to populations of spider monkeys and howler monkeys, as well as a variety of birds, and contains small unexcavated ruins and a cenote.
A surprising population of jaguars has recently been discovered, although the chances of seeing one are very slim.
Local guides take morning and afternoon tours to spy on monkeys.
Quintana Roo is dotted with magnificent Mayan temples.
There are larger and more architecturally spectacular Mayan sites, but you can't beat the location of the ruins in Tulum.
They rise on a rocky cliff, high on a long beach of fine white flour sand, facing the rising sun.
Walking barefoot through the Azulik hotel's museum of contemporary art, you feel like you're in a giant cocoon.
Nature surrounds you inside and out: curved walkways and vine-shaped bridges made of bejuco wood guide you through mind-blowing works of art.
While the undulating cement walls open up here and there to bright skies and dense rainforest.
The ruins of Cobá include the tallest pyramid at Quintana Roo and the dense jungle setting makes you feel like you're in an Indiana Jones movie.
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