Chetumal is the midpoint between Mexico and Central America, it is located on the border with Belize, Highway 307 connects Chetumal with Cancun.
The name of Chetumal comes from chactemal, which in the Mayan language means "The place where the red trees grow." The city of Chetumal is relatively young. It was founded a little more than a century before there were English-style wooden houses by the British influence of Belize, very different from the region.
The activity of Chetumal is along the boulevard, you will go to calderitas, a fishermen's cove where you can enjoy delicious dishes based on fish and seafood.
Among the places of interest that can be found in Chetumal is the Cultural Museum, the Botanical Zoo and the Government Palace with its interesting murals. Others are el palmar and punta lagarto, spas with crystal clear waters; Guerrero lagoon or the waterfall and the Bacalar lagoon with the seven cenotes that feed it.
Chetumal is a cultural center whose dirt roads take you to visit archaeological sites of magic or picturesque communities that preserve the charm of the town, enjoy the unusual fantasy of its bay, sail on the Rio Ondo, or arrive at Bacalar and Xcalak.
This city was founded by sailors, the Boulevard that surrounds the city is the longest in the entire Yucatan Peninsula. Cycle or walk around it and enjoy the fresh breeze, the exceptional scenery, the beautiful sunsets and the formidable song of the birds as they seek refuge in the treetops at sunset.