Destination: Quintana Roo Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Christine Loomis
March 05, 2013
The Caribbean typically evokes images of palm-and-sand-fringed islands bright with sunlight. Yet the Caribbean Sea lolls against the mainland shores of North America, Central America and South America, touching nearly every nation from Mexico to Venezuela. The presence of the sparkling Caribbean gives these countries such visitor appeal, but that’s only half the story. With the exception of Belize and Venezuela, all of the Caribbean mainland countries have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a remarkable diversity of ecosystems and cultural and historical influences. In some countries, the Pacific coast is more fully developed, while the Caribbean shores offer a surprisingly natural, though sometimes less accessible, landscape.
By Julie Keller Callagha
November 19, 2012
No matter the season, Mexico's east coast is always an enticing place for meetings, thanks to its gorgeous beaches, delicious local cuisine, expansive hotel and convention spaces, and endearing people, many of whom trace their roots back to the ancient Maya who lived in the region as far back as 2,600 B.C.
By Irene Middleman Thomas
July 28, 2012
Vibrant, multi-hued, evocative—it's the perfect meeting backdrop
By Christine Loomis
November 29, 2011
Mexico’s east coast seduces with natural beauty—and superb business infrastructure
By Talia Salem
November 29, 2010
Mexico’s East Coast has long inspired excitement among its visitors, and desire among those who have yet to visit. This allure was a big reason MPI decided to host MeetDifferent in Cancun from Feb. 20–23, 2010. “It is a great destination; attendees want to go there, so it helps our attendance,” says Bridget Sypolt, MPI’s director of events. And it did bring in the attendees—roughly 12,000 of them.
While white-sand beaches, warm weather and infinity pools at every turn is what the area is known for, there are also a few things that may surprise you about Cancun and the surrounding areas of the Yucatan Peninsula. (In fact, this is the basis of Mexico’s current marketing campaign, “The Mexico you thought you knew.”)
By John Anderson
November 23, 2009
There are many reasons to plan a meeting in Mexico—an established and growing meetings infrastructure, state-of-the-art venues in all styles and sizes, a cadre of local meeting professionals available at every turn and easy airlift from the U.S. to many resort destinations.
Learn about Quintana Roo for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
A well-developed center of Mexican tourism, Quintana Roo is perfectly poised to be a top leisure vacation destination. With coast bordering the Caribbean Sea the state is famous for its white-sand beaches and extensive ecological reserves.
Cancun, the area’s best-known destination, lives up to the hype. With elite accommodations, world-class food and beaches right out of a dream, the state is an ideal place to take a group. Outside of Cancun lies Cozumel where visitors can snorkel or scuba dive along the Great Mayan Reef. The reef is the second largest in the world and runs through two different national parks.