All along the Riviera Maya there are different ways to get around to visit any part of the city. Whether you want to travel on land by car rental, bus (colectivo), taxi, airport bus shuttle, motorcycle, bicycle, scooters, or on water by boat or ferry, you must go around and visit every corner you want to on your trip to these mayan lands. Discover more about these methods to go through the Riviera in the following lines.
Now, with all there different ways to get to one place to another, you might be asking what’s the difference among them. Price and convenience, that’s it. Comfort is definitelt implicit in this package, within a large group, a small car is not a good idea at all. Otherwise, a mini cooper for a couple is a great idea. This is why convenience, comfort and price are the key words you need to keep in mind when selecting your mean of transportation.
Pick up your rental car at the airport if you have decided to rent a car for your vacations. If you arrive at noon and not after a long flight, this is a best way to go. With only one highway on the coast, it is easy to drive to your destination. If you arrive late in the evening, instead of driving, you may want to be led to your destination.
Travelers recommend this as one of the best ways during your days in this destination. You can get to technically any place and you don’t have to share it with other people that’s not the ones whom you’re traveling with. You and your travel partners have a van to yourself.
Arriving to your hotel won’t be a problem at all –as long as you have your GPS on. Google Maps wil be your pocket savior in times of confusion.
All along the riviera, there’s only one highway, the 307 from Tulum to Playa del Carmen and Playa del Carmen to Cancun , this makes traveling or getting to your destination a lot easier. When it comes to public buses, Colectivos, they save your mental sanity of not getting lost in a city you have no idea where everything is. This is by far the most economical way to get around.
In Mexico, you can get almost anywhere a taxi. Picture this, you can even take a cab in the most remote location. Of course, take care of where and when you take a taxi, safety wil always go first. In hotel lobbies, taxi rates are always advertised, and there is usually one taxi sitting in front of every hotel or attraction on the Riviera.
Once you get a taxi service you like and you feel comfortable with, save his/her phone number, If you get to need it later, you won’t take 30 minutes looking for thta number that sound familiar around that time you called a cab to pick you up.
Airport Bus Shuttle
You can take the bus out of and to the airport —runs every 15 minutes out of Playa del Carmen— or book an airport transfer, you should do it with some time in advance like any other book you must do to make your trip easier.
Also, a shuttle bus is a shared van. The cost for a single traveler is less than private transport and is a good choice. The only thing is that when passengers are dropped off you have to stop in every and each single hotel and resort the other passangers are going to, unlike the bus. But, definetely, what’s good about this alternative is that you’re dropped on your doorstep. Playa del Carmen costs an average of USD 25 per user, with a price increase for cities located further south.
You can rent Harleys in Playa del Carmen and Cancun. There are a few motorbike establishments that have different kinds of Harleys to choose from.
A ride and town ideal for bike lovers.
Most resort-hotels have bicycles, which you can use for usually one hour. You can also rent the bikes for longer times, but you are not allowed to take them off the hotel grounds.
There’s even a cycle via all around the town, well marked for it to be used.
By last, we have the scooters. Some establishments have completely maintained and in perfect condition scooters, but plenty of other ones just do not have even a quality service or scooter you’ll feel safe riding, instead you’ll feel completely about to crash. Not so recommended, to be honest.
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