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Colegio St.John´s
International Projects

Quintana Roo Tourism

Miss.
Andrea Salinas Zegbe
Lorena Godínez López
Andrea Grajeda Díaz
Mariana Paola Guzmán Ríos
Linda Yosselyn Cruz Godínez

2° Secondary

Index

Quintana Roo …………………………………… 3
Weather ………………………………………….. 4
Parties, dances and traditions ……………….. 5
Music ……………………………………………….6
Crafts……………………………………………… 7
Gastronomy…………………………………….. 8
Resorts ………………………………………… 9-12

Quintana Roo

It is located east of the Yucatan Peninsula, on the border with Central America. It borders the states of Yucatan and Campeche to the west northwest, north to the Gulf of Mexico south Hondo River defines its border with Belize and a stone markers placed on the mountain (The Mojoneras) delineate its border with Guatemala. Thebeaches east of its territory are washed by the Caribbean Sea, which is why this state is known worldwide as the "Mexican Caribbean".


Weather

The climate is tropical with summer rainfall, except in the Southwest and Southeast, where temperatures are tropical temperatures with periodic heavy rains in dry winter in the northern regions. In short, the climate majority in central and easternregions, is tropical, with rainfall in autumn. West also is tropical, but with heavy rains in summer. To the north, the savanna climate with periodic rains and dry winter. The average annual temperature in the state is 26 ° C. The dry season from February to May and the rainy season from May to October, but often extends into January, in the form of showers from the north

Parties, dances andtraditions

The most widespread celebrations in the State are the carnival is celebrated before Lent in February or March in all municipalities. In several municipalities, especially those of the Maya and Cozumel area are held in May at the Santa Cruz. Also celebrate religious holidays like the Day of the Dead in November, the Three Kings in January and under the patron saint of the variouslocalities.
In the municipalities of the Maya area are made of their own religious holidays as Lol Cah traditions in which he crosses himself to the people with prayers Maya, the planting of La Ceiba, which is the tree sacred offerings to the god Chac, the rain to prevent droughts.

In recent years, is celebrated in almost all municipalities the Caribbean Festival of Culture with the participation ofartistic groups of countries in the Caribbean Basin and other states of the country.
In the main resorts are traditional fishing competitions and sailing regattas.
A traditional dance is the tappers, reminiscent of chicle camps that were set in the jungle for the extraction of chicle resin.
Other traditional dances, with great influence Yucatan, are dancing in the pig's head, dancing and revelrytapes.

Music

The music in the state has great influence Yucatan and Caribbean region in the south by the constant communication with Belize and the north because for a long time just to hear radio stations from Cuba. With the large number of domestic and foreign visitors, is seen in tourist areas are increasingly influenced by world music.
In the Maya region is executed with traditionaland contemporary music ensembles known as Maya Pax, which used rudimentary musical instruments like the drum built of logs, the snail, seed bells, etc., as well as instruments like the guitar, violin, trumpet, etc.

Crafts

In the Maya area the main crafts are made of rattan and wood base, hipiles embroidery and weaving hammocks.
In the coastal villages are handicrafts based on marinematerials such as snails, shells, etc. Emphasizes the craft of black coral, which are manufactured commercially valuable jewelry.

Gastronomy

The food has great influence Yucatan, highlighting dishes prepared with wild animals like deer, boar, turkey bush, etc in pibil consisting of meat and baking spice buried and wrapped in banana leaves.Influence exists in southern Belize as Rice and Beans...
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