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Querétaro to Quintana Roo
Santiago de Querétaro, or just Querétaro as it’s referred to locally, is a colonial city steeped in Mexican history. The Spanish took control of the city in 1531 and designated it the “third city of New Spain”. It was here where the fathers of Mexico’s Independence Movement met in secret to discuss the overthrow of their Spanish rulers. Querétaro itself is a bright, lively, and very clean city. It’s just 130 miles north-west of Mexico City and is connected by high-speed modern highways. The feel here is Baroque. Take time to browse its churches, its mansions with their graceful balconies, the myriad of tree-lined plazas and the quaint colonial side streets and alleyways.
Online: Queretaro State (Wikipedia)
See Also: Colonial Cities
See: Mexican Food
QUINTANA ROO (STATE)
The Mexican State of Quintana Roo is situated in south eastern Mexico, on the Yucatán Peninsula. Its capital city is Chetumal. Quintana Roo is home to some of Mexico’s most important tourism resorts and islands, including Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. On February 1, 2015, Quintana Roo officially adopted a new time zone—Mexico’s fourth time zone—to keep its clock time synchronized with the eastern United States in the autumn and winter.
Mexperience: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum
Online: Quintana Roo State (Wikipedia)
See Also: Beaches