Driving from Cancun to Celestun

Old Dec 10th, 2011, 05:01 AM
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Driving from Cancun to Celestun

This winter my husband and I would like to check out the Yucatan...specifically Celestun and Progresso areas. We would fly into Cancun, rent a car and drive there. Has anyone done this? Are there any safety concerns or other factors to consider?
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Old Dec 10th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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I drove parts of that route - in and around Merida and then to Celestun and back. My experience was that the general "rules" of driving in the Yucatan applied - watch for topes (and expect that you won't see them all in advance!), try to avoid night driving, make sure you know the norms for signaling turns, etc. - all stuff that was well covered by my guidebooks. I remember driving along a long straight stretch heading west toward Celestun at sunset - hard on the eyes, but gorgeous to see the sun kissing a type of grass with pinkish heads that lined the road - beautiful!

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We rented a car in Merida and drove to Celestun for the day (and back by dark). No big deal.
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Thank you! We settled on a rental in El Cuyo...just a couple hours out of Cancun. Maybe Celestun next year!
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