A September 2004 trip
to Riviera Maya by pkolev
Quote: Visiting Riviera Maya.
I greatly recommend the eco-park called X-Caret. The entrance fee is US but it's absolutely worth it. We went there with a shuttle we took from Playa Del Carmen. Total transportation was about US-4 per person. At X-Caret you can swim in underground rivers which is even cooler than it sounds, you can stretch on a hammock on a rock overlooking the ocean, check out a Mayan Village, and much more. The tip of the iceberg was the spectacular nigh show, included in your ticket, which told the history of Mexico from the Maya to the present.
Another must-see place is Chichen Itza - an ancient Mayan city. It's amazing. We haggled a tour with an agency in downtown Cancun. It was US. (versus US offered by the Mayan Palace) and included transportation on an a/c bus (the place is 3 hours away), English-speaking guide, a few cool things we stopped to see on the way, and a buffet lunch. It's an unforgettable experience.
To get back to the resort from downtown Cancun, go to the ADO bus station. The buses to Playa Del Carmen stop at Mayan Palace (10-20 pesos). From Playa Del Carmen, same thing. The ADO is on 5th Street and the bus to Cancun stops at Mayan Palace (10 pesos). Also, on the side street of the ADO in Playa Del Carmen you can catch a Collectivo (group taxi). Those are white vans and take you to the resort for 20 pesos.
You can take cabs. However, Cancun-Mayan palace is about US. Maybe US. Playa Del Carmen- Mayan Palace is more like . Not really worth it in my opinion, unless there’s four of you to split it.
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