Chetumal


Its geographical location in the center of the region along with the mouth of the Hondo River, is incomparable, Chetumal has all the amenities of a large city and very soon the airport and some of the roadways which are now being remodelled will confirm it.

Apart from its strategic advantages, Chetumal is a city with its own personality, modern, happy and relaxed.

Boasting of many spots worth a visit such as Art Deco monuments, museums and a wonderful boulevard.

On the western edge, the city and the Chetumal Bay receive visitors at a wonderful promenade  which boasts of beautiful gardens and benches. In its center there is a large sculpture called the “Renaissance”, that pays homage to the terrible fury of hurricane Janet. The 27 of September 1955 this meteor impacted with a terrible force that practically destroyed the city and caused the death of 800 of its 8000 inhabitants.

A few steps away from the park you can find a huge shopping plaza and the new marine of Manati Villas. A few feet to the west you can also find the Palacio de Justicia, with is a branch of the state’s judicial government.

To the west of the Palacio de Justicia, along the Bays boulevard, you will come to Heroes Ave, where the governmental palace is located, a branch of the state’s executive government, constructed between 1936 and 1955. Almost directly in front, in the middle of a group of trees,  it opens into a promenade where you can find the flag and a huge, very tall structure. This structure is a large obelisk with a clock in each of its four sides. At its feet, a pair of golden eagles flank the pedestal upon which there is a sculpture allusive to the defines of our homeland. The combative pair is a clear expression of the year is was erected, 1943, WWII  and it is still representative of the Art Deco style.

To the east of the obelisk, in front of the crossing between Bay Boulevard and 16 of September street, there is  a cone shaped base on which you will find the Fishermen Monument. Close by also to east you will find the Legislative Palace, this is where the States Congress convenes.  Visiting hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 22:00.

Following this path towards the east a little less than one kilometer away you will find the Lighthouse, erected in 1930. From there, the next three kilometers of the boulevard boast of a sculptural corridor with 17 pieces each from a different artist of great recognition such as Pedro Cervantes, Jose Luis Cuevas and Helen Escobedo.