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6 nights on Yucatan Peninsula - One Day in Cozumel - what do I do?

6 nights on Yucatan Peninsula - One Day in Cozumel - what do I do?

Old Jun 1st, 2019, 09:40 AM
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6 nights on Yucatan Peninsula - One Day in Cozumel - what do I do?

Hello Mexico Aficionados!

I am planning a 6 night 7 day trip with by three childre (19, 15 and 9) to the Yucatan area where my resting place will be in Playa Mujeres, Villa Del Palmar. I plan to visit the ruins (Coba, Chichen Itza, Tulum), some Cenotes (at least two) Sian Kahn, the monkey sanctuary; and I am thinking one day on the island of Cozumel. What would you recommend doing on Cozumel other than snorkeling? Also are there any waterfalls in Mexico--I seek waterfalls in every country I travel to and it would be an honor to visit a beautiful fall on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. We are set to travel into Cancun third week of August 2019!

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Old Jun 1st, 2019, 11:48 AM
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While I'm not as familiar with the Yucatan as I am with the rest of the country, I do not believe there are any waterfalls of consequence on the peninsula. It's too flat. Chiapas and San Luis Potosi are where you'll find spectacular falls. Veracruz and Puebla too.
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With only 6 nights and 3 kids, I would limit the visit to one ruin only and I would pick Coba where you can climb the pyramid.
How are you getting to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve? You need either a rental car or take a tour (most of them are based out of Tulum, such as iTours Mexico).
Enjoy your trip.
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Have you done trips like this before with your family group?

I ask because to me it sounds like your time is over planned. First getting from and back to Cancun for flights (I'm assuming) for the all-inclusive resort, plus 3 different ruins (several hours drive from where you're staying in two different directions), 2+ cenotes, an animal sanctuary, and adding Cozumel for snorkeling... is an awful lot to try to accomplish in such a short time.

Are you renting a car?

My comments are general planning purposes, I don't know that side of the country but regularly spend time on the Pacific coast. Things move slower in Mexico. You might need or want to as well
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You mention your "resting place", but it doesn't sound like you'll be doing much resting. I too think there is a bit too much in your itinerary.
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I'd skip Cozumel for this trip, especially if you don't want to snorkel. It will take you a good three hours to get to Cozumel from Playa Mujeres. There is plenty to do on the Yucatan Peninsula to keep you busy for a week.
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Originally Posted by Adventuregal View Post
are there any waterfalls in Mexico--I seek waterfalls in every country I travel to and it would be an honor to visit a beautiful fall on the Yucatan Peninsula.!
As baldone indicated, the Yucatan itself is FLAT -- no waterfalls. There are some stunning falls in the region connecting the Yucatan Peninsula to Chiapas -- Misol Ha and Aqua Azul -- but I can't imagine how you would fit them in to your itinerary.
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