The youngest state in Mexico, Quintana Roo remained sparsely populated until the late 20th century when it burst onto the scene as one of Mexico’s top vacation getaways. It’s home to both Mayan ruins and resort areas like Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen. Despite the substantial growth in tourism, Quintana Roo contributes just 1.34 percent of the national gross domestic product, ranking it at 24 among 31 states. Tourism accounts for 91 percent of the state’s economy. After tourism, the most significant industries are agriculture, livestock, forestry, beekeeping and fishing.