AURELIE’S TRIP TO YUCATAN, MEXICO.
8 NIGHTS/3 STOPS
Cultural, farniente and beach
We love to travel but with our four kids from 3 to 9, it has been a while since we hadn’t make an itinerant trip! Yucatan was the perfect destination for a first family trip. Everyone loved it! We wanted to share with our children exciting moments of culture, nature discovery and beach fun. The stop at Merida was great to have a real contact with Mexican culture and Tulum was the perfect place to jump in the waves for the kids and drink cocktails for the parents! We organized this eight days trip by ourselves, asking advice to a Mexican friend and spending hours on the internet.
Aurelie’s travel profile
They live in Westchester, New York, US
4 Kids aged between 3 and 9 years old
Active family holidays. Everyday a new discovery.
They like to feel part of the local culture, charming hotels that are kids friendly.
Arrival airport: Cancun, Mexico
Departure airport: New York, JFK
4h30 hours direct flight from all NY airports.
Temple of Uxmal
Hotel Posada Marguerita
Merida Horses Carriages
In a snapshot
8h15 on the road in 8 days
705 km-3 stops
We stayed at The Lodge at Chichen Itza. The hotel is very clean, easy access to the Mayan ruins. We slept in Royal Mayan Bungalow.
We stayed 3 days in Chichen Itza. It allowed us to visit the Mayan ruins in the evening and during the day.
We swam in a Cenote called Ikkiil. It was not very clean for my standards.
CHICHEN ITZA TO
120 km/ 1h30
We stayed at Hacienda Merida. We loved the Hotel. The location was perfect to enjoy the city center ambience. And our kids loved the swimming pool!
260 km/3 hours
We stayed at Posada Marguerita, a darling place. right on the beach.
CANCUN INTL AIRPORT
GOOD TO KNOW
October is the rainy season. A lot of restaurants are closed in Tulum during that period because it is the low season.
We recommend to take a guided tour for the Mayan Sites.
It is easy to visit the Uxmal archeological site when you are staying in Merida. It will take you 1 hour (86 km) to go there. Therefore, plan ahead an extra night in Merida if you want to visit Uxmal.
After many archeological temple visits, you can take the kids for a half day trip to Xcaret amusement park. It is only 45 min from Tulum (60 km)
Make sure you buy a detailed road map.
This is a perfect destination for families, even with small kids. It’s easy and safe.