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Is it REALLY worth Including San Cristobal in my Yucatan Itinerary

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Hi everyone. I haven't booked anything yet but am thinking about organizing a 7 night trip to the Yucatan in January 2018. The itinerary I'd LIKE to arrange is as follows:

4 nights Playa del Carmen, including a full day tour to Chichen Itza, Valladolid and Ek Balam
3 nights San Cristobal de las Casas, including a very long day trip (and back) to Palenque

The Playa portion of my itinerary is easy and pretty risk free in terms of potential problems. But the San Cristobal portion seems FULL of potential problems and negatives. These include:

1. A non stop 9:00 a.m. flight from Cancun to Tuxla Gutierrez on Viva Aerobus, which gets HORRIBLE Trip Advisor reviews.
2. The very long day trip to Palenque (I know, I should add more time but I'm afraid I have a job)
3. The horrible winding roads into and out of San Cristobal that I've heard of. I am pretty subject to car sickness. I've never taken drammamine so have no idea how well it would work for me.
4. The flight schedule home from Tuxla to Minneapolis, which would have me on 3 flights home and not landing at the MSP airport (assuming everything is on time) until midnight on a work night.

Despite all of the above, I'm having a hard time dropping San Cristobal from my itinerary. Something about it is calling me--perhaps because I envision it to be the Santa Fe of Mexico (although I've never been to Santa Fe either.) It would seem so much easier to just do a 5 or 6 night trip to Playa and spend a few days on the beach with drinks and a couple of other days doing the Chichen Itza circuit and adding in Tulum and Coba.

For those who have been to San Cristobal (this includes you, kja :) ) is it really worth all of the effort and pains in the ass to get there and then traverse around the area?

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