CELINE’S TRIP

TO YUCATAN, MEXICO.

7 NIGHTS/4 STOPS

 

Relax on Warm Beaches Surrounded by Mayan History

CELINE’S TRAVEL PROFILE

They live just outside Paris, France and used to live in New York, US.  
They have 4 kids aged from 3 years to 12 years
Good food is a must and they prefer to stay in small, charming and well-decorated hotels, which must of course be kid-friendly. 
Active holidays mixing cultural discovery with some relaxing. It is also an opportunity to try new sports.
Celine created a personalized and colorful eight day family trip to Yucatan. They didn’t have much time, but they fulfilled the objective of visiting the famous Mayan sites in the area close to Cancun and to enjoy the white sandy beaches after a long winter in New York. They enjoyed Mayan culture, Tulum’s white sandy beaches, good food, and the warmth of the locals. They stopped in four places and didn’t drive too much during this eight day trip. This itinerary is from April 2015.
Photo @lailabog ©
NEW YORK – CANCUN INTL
4 hours direct flight
$500 per person
RENTAL CARS 
710 km in 8 days
9,5 hours on the road – 4 stops
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
$1410 / pp for 8 nights all included
$760 /pp for 8 nights (without breakfast)
$150 /pp for rental car & taxi
$500 /pp 
 
Combine culture and beach time
Lunch in Merida: La Chaya
Local market in Merida: Lucas Galvez Market
Beach breakfast: posada Margherita 
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In a snapshot

1GrnCircleAIRPORT CANCUN TO
 TULUM
 

122 km/2h
Tulum

TULUM TO
 MERIDA
 

280 km/3h30
Merida

MERIDA TO
 CHICHEN ITZA
 

123 km/1h30
Chichen Iza

MERIDA TO
 CHICHEN ITZA
 

210 km/2h30
Cancun

GOOD TO KNOW

 
– The roads are in good condition and are very safe. You will need to stop at several security checks on the way to tulum. From Cancun airport to Tulum we had a very kind taxi driver and we paid $140 for a big car, which accommodated the whole family. 
– Be aware that there is a lot of alga on the beach. Sometimes there is so much that you can’t swim. if we had to go there again we would select an hotel on the beach with a swimming pool.

– The Maya coast is very expensive. Restaurant selection has to be done very carefully to make sure you get the good Mexican food at a fair price.

Wake up early to visit the ruins. It is written in every guide and it is crucial to do so. If not, the sites are fully packed with touristic buses and it looses its beauty and charm.

We would have arrived very late in Chichen Itza the day before the visit and departed directly after the visits. There is nothing else to do there and the restaurants are not authentic.