Looking for Locals Discounts in Quintana Roo? This Website Can Help

Lounging on a beach bed in the Rivera Maya. (Source: Q-Roo Paul)

One of the reasons that we’re able to stay on budget so easily here in Mexico is because we take advantage of locals discounts — and there are a lot of them in Quintana Roo.

We normally find discounts by personally reaching out to businesses; however, I recently discovered a website that makes the quest for deals a little bit easier.

Viajemos Por Quintana Roo

Viajemos por Quintana Roo (Let’s Travel Through Quintana Roo) is a website created and operated by the government of the state of Quintana Roo.

The site contains information about hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions that offer special discounts for residents of Quintana Roo. Just in case you were wondering, the discounts also apply to foreigners who live in the state.

Β https://viajemosporquintanaroo.mx/

Let’s Wrap This Up

The site is relatively new, so don’t expect it to have all of the locals-only deals available in the state. Nevertheless, it’s still a very useful tool to use when planning your next getaway or staycation.

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About the Author

Q-Roo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He and his wife moved to Mexico looking to maximize their retirement income. In 2016, they started a blog called Two Expats Mexico (qroo.us) sharing their experiences, as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border. The blog has been viewed over two million times and the articles have been republished in numerous periodicals across Mexico.

25 Comments on "Looking for Locals Discounts in Quintana Roo? This Website Can Help"

  1. Stephanie Sales | August 11, 2017 at 12:46 pm |

    Terrific info – really helpful blog posts!

  2. Thabks for the link. Great info as usual.

  3. Wendy Meredith | August 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm |

    thank you , my computer translated it automatically for me ..

  4. Frank Meister | August 11, 2017 at 2:28 pm |

    Are you a Mexican citizen/American?

  5. Good on ya Paul ! (as they used to say when I was stationed in Australia) cheers, Ron

  6. I have been seeing a lot of reports of people getting drugged from spiked drinks at resorts. Some resulting in deaths.
    Are you aware of these reports and can you speak on it from your perspective.? Also what is the incidence of this within the local population or is it targeted towards tourists?

    • Hi Dianne,

      There is nothing to worry about when it comes to the alcohol at the resorts.

      The author of that article made that claim without any proof. She did what many journalists, and poor investigators do: She pulled a random statistic and then tried to use it to prove a point without any proof. In this case, she gave a statistic about adulterated alcohol, which is also referred to as counterfeit alcohol, and then made a baseless conclusion that it was being served in the resorts and was possibly to blame for some tourists passing out.

      What the author failed to mention is that counterfeit alcohol is a problem throughout the world, particularly in Europe. Interpol seized over 260,000 gallons of it during an operation that took place in several countries. According to several news reports, adulterated or counterfeit alcohol is also sold in the majority of off-site liquor stores in England.

      The author also failed to mention that the area gets around 10 million visitors a year and that incidents like this are extremely rare. Since at any one time, there are literally thousands of people at the all-inclusives, statistically speaking, it would stand to reason that dozens, if not hundreds, of people would be falling ill or being transported to area hospitals on a daily basis if the alcohol was tainted with dangerous chemicals β€” but that isn’t happening. Also, subsequent testing of alcohol at some of the resorts didn’t find any adulterated alcohol.

      It’s impossible to know what happened in these particular cases without additional investigation and information. There is always the possibility that some of them were drugged, but there is absolutely no physical evidence of that.

      We see people drugged in the U.S. but when it doesn’t affect a large group of people, the likely culprit is another patron or a person with the victim. It strikes me as odd that when it comes to Mexico, people would prefer to believe that there is a larger conspiracy at work.

      This area is absolutely wonderful and the overwhelming majority of people have a wonderful vacation here and many will return again and again.

  7. Sandy mcLeod | August 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm |

    Your blogs are so informative. We rely on it for so many tips and helpful hints. Keep up the good work. Awesome job.

  8. Angela and James Saunders | August 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm |

    Thanks, as always!!! Great info!!!

  9. I agree 100%, not even 99% with what Paul wrote about doctored drinks and counterfeit alcohol in the Riviera Maya – my home for the past 17 years. The statistics that Paul offered are much better proof than no proof in a personal story or even a journalist’s reporting of a news report without the proper investigation behind it. We often hear the beginning of the story in headlines and so seldom hear the end of the story with all the important details included. Also consider that stories told may be changed to protect the guilty as well as innocent. I call it pesky human nature.

  10. Kathy Horton | August 11, 2017 at 6:01 pm |

    Do you have Coupocity over there? Here in PV you can sign up for their daily “deals of the day” and they include discounts at local restaurants, dentists, massages, car repairs and other places too. I’ve been told they’re a similar to Groupon in the states.

    • I looked at that site but they don;’t have anything in our area. I like the idea though πŸ™‚

  11. Kristia Snider | August 11, 2017 at 9:52 pm |

    You are so generous to share all your local knowledge. It is much appreciated and I always loom forward to hearing what’s next. Thank you

  12. Helen McNamara | August 12, 2017 at 11:18 am |

    Another great blog, but the comments section is even better! Thanks for your reply re “the tainted alcohol” story.

  13. Rick Plourde | August 21, 2017 at 4:23 am |

    Once again your information is so helpful. Were counting the days until our move to the area and this will help keep us on budget when we are living there. Another round on me my friend.

    Thank you so much,

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