car needed for trip to Yucatan?

Old Apr 29th, 2015, 04:04 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
car needed for trip to Yucatan?

We are spending 12 days in the Yucatan in October and November (thanks to november_moon for your report)). We are visiting Tulum, Chichen Itza, Valladolidad, and Merida. We are flying into Cancun. Is it possible to visit all these places by bus (with an occasional taxi)? We are hoping to not rent a car.
ksmthornton is offline  
Old Apr 29th, 2015, 05:22 PM
  #2  
kja
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 22,983
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yes -- for these locations, no car would be needed. All can be visited by bus.
kja is offline  
Old Apr 30th, 2015, 12:37 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,154
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've always had a car and preferred it although I hear the ADO buses are pretty good. The driving is pretty easy, from Cancun to Tulum is a wide, well signed four lane highway and you can either take the toll road to Chichen Itza (boring but fast) or take the free road down near Tulum heading toward Coba ruins and then take the turnoff for Valladolid.
jamie99 is offline  
Old Apr 30th, 2015, 01:56 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 95,143
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
A co-worker just got back and they didn't use a car. Just got around the area with shuttles, taxi, tours.
suze is offline  
Old Apr 30th, 2015, 10:04 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,420
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I like the convenience of having a personal vehicle to go where I want (off the beaten path when we choose, to meet locals and see places we might not have otherwise), when I want, in air conditioned comfort, and without the stress of meeting bus schedules and waiting for them in the extreme heat. I find the driving to be easy in the Yucatan, and not expensive.
If you plan well (we ran into a guy stranded at Coba after he missed the last bus, and was trying to hitch a ride) and stick to the touristed places you mention, the bus should do, or you could pay more for tours and taxis.
SambaChula is offline  
Old May 3rd, 2015, 08:15 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,948
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We visited the Yucatan for two weeks a few years ago and had a rental car. We were so glad we did - there are many back road areas and little villages you can easily get to with a car, and especially access to some of the cenotes that are not on the main highways. We had the opportunity to swim in a lot of cenotes, and that was a major highlight of our travel experience. We were able to be very spontaneous, and found the roads in general to be well maintained and easily navigated.
scdreamer is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
rjkollar
Mexico & Central America
9
Aug 15th, 2010 05:42 AM
flyaway2day
Mexico & Central America
10
Mar 23rd, 2010 01:31 PM
lutherkins
Mexico & Central America
8
May 21st, 2008 06:18 AM
dwc0201
Mexico & Central America
5
Oct 8th, 2007 03:53 PM
wjoella
Mexico & Central America
5
Apr 3rd, 2003 04:37 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:27 PM.