Playa del Carmen celebrates the 86th anniversary of the reincorporation of Quintana Roo as Part of Mexico


Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, January 18, 2021 .-. Under strict sanitary measures, the 86th anniversary of the reincorporation of the State as a federative entity was celebrated in the Plaza 28 de Julio, in which president Laura Beristain Navarrete indicated the importance of celebrating this date, as it promotes civic values ​​and strengthens the identity and sense of belonging of Quintana Roo.

During this event, the first mayor recalled that on January 16, 1935, a decree issued by President Lázaro Cárdenas was published in the Official Gazette, through which the Federal Territory of Quintana Roo was created again and continued until the 8th of October 1974, by order of President Luis Echeverría Álvarez, Quintana Roo became a Free and Sovereign State.

 “Every year we celebrate this event, to make a fair commemoration of our local history. Therefore, in the context of a complex social and economic reality, marked by adversities and challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic, we must seek development and social well-being based on respect for our past, our laws, a fundamental premise of our government, for the sake of the Fourth Transformation ”, highlighted the Mayor.

Accompanying the municipal president in the presidium were the councilmen: María de Jesús Meza Villegas, Vladimir Montejo Campos, Carlos Enrique Guerra Sánchez; the Senior Officer, Yazmín Janette Díaz Ojeda; the person in charge of the dispatch of the Secretariat of Public Security and Municipal Traffic, Jorge Robles Aguilar and the treasurer Shelina Abigail Alonzo Alamilla.

Brief history of Quintana Roo


To better understand the history of Quintana Roo we have to go back to the presidential decree of Porfirio Díaz on November 24, 1902, in which it became a federal territory.

Over the years, as well as various factors, resulted in it becoming independent and annexing Yucatán on more than one occasion.

It is not, until October 8, 1974, when the president of Mexico, Luis Echeverría decreed the formation of the state of Quintana Roo, giving rise to one of the most attractive places for national and international tourism.

The importance of Quintana Roo for tourism


Despite the short time of its foundation and being one of the youngest states in the country, they were not an impediment for it to begin to grow at an impressive rate in every way.

One of the reasons for the above is its incomparable beauties such as cenotes, beaches, the Caribbean Sea, jungles, and archaeological zones that are distributed throughout its territory.

Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Cozumel, and Isla Mujeres are some of the most outstanding places as well as essential for tourism that wants to know the famous Riviera Maya.


To get an idea of ​​its importance, it is more than enough to list some hard facts about Quintana Roo that demonstrate its tourist strength:

  • It captures more than 35% of the foreign tourism that enters the country.
  • Tulum has more than 2,300,000 visitors, being the third most visited area in Mexico.
  • Playa del Carmen belongs to the top 5 destinations with the highest demand for real estate.
  • The heart of the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen earns more than $ 150 million in tourism revenue.
  • Its 44,705 km 2 contributes more than 4.5% of the national GDP.
  • It has some of the beaches preferred by luxury tourism.
  • It has the most popular destinations in the world for vacationing.
  • Tulum ranked fourth in Airbnb reservations worldwide.
  • It is the perfect area to make a profit on vacation rentals.
  • It contributed more than 35% of the income from tourism foreign exchange in the last 10 years.

Almost 118 years after becoming a federal territory of Mexico, it is when you can see the fullness of the tourist potential of the state of Quintana Roo. 

During the last 46 years, it has become an international tourist reference point and a real business opportunity for more experienced investors who want to maximize their profits through low-risk options such as real estate. 


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