Explore the secrets: town of Chetumal
The town of Chetumal is the capital of the state of Quintana Roo, and part of the Grand Costa Maya. It is in the south of the Riviera Maya and Sian Ka’an. The bay of this site has its own appeal, but it’s also worth noting that Chetumal can be a jumping-off point to visit other surrounding cities. Like Bacalar, Mahahual, Calderitas, and Xcalak. It has a tropical mild climate throughout the year, yet it is best to visit between January and March because the chances of rain are nearly non-existent.
Town of Chetumal: What to do
In the town of Chetumal, you can begin your journey by going down Boulevard Baha. Start at the corner with Emiliano Zapata Avenue and walk north. This will allow you to see all of the sculptures, monuments, and points of interest along the way. You can also visit restaurants and bars where you can eat or cool yourself on a hot day. On the corner of Héroes and Chapultepec is a building that houses the offices of the Centro Cultural de las Bellas Artes, workshops, an open-air auditorium, and the Museo de la Ciudad de Chetumal, which was built in 1939. It is not a large museum, but it houses artifacts, maps, schematics, historical papers, and anything else linked to Chetumal’s founding and history. It is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Do you know Daniel the Manatee?
Daniel is Chetumal’s most popular manatee, and seeing him will be an unforgettable experience. All you have to do is travel 25 minutes to the Guerrero Lagoon, where you will find the Center for Aquatic Mammal Care (CARMA), also known as El Corral de Daniel, where you will find all kinds of information about manatees as well as the incredible story of this animal
Chetumal’s traditional cuisine
Chetumal’s cuisine is one of the city’s main draws. As a result, you should taste the Xtabentun, a fermented honey liqueur that is served over ice. A snail ceviche made with tomato, onion, lime juice, and habanero chili is also available. Mucbilpollo, a tamale packed with pork or chicken meat wrapped in banana leaves and baked underground, is another popular Chetumal meal. Try the machado de fruta, a type of shaved fruit with milk and cinnamon, for dessert and to refresh yourself.