Travel Tips

This chart will be helpful finding your way around the Yucatan Peninsula, when traveling on your car rental. It will allow you to know the distances between Cancun and some of the most popular travel destinations across the Riviera Maya.


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Destination Kms Miles Driving Time
Puerto Morelos 36 22 0:25
Playa del Carmen 68 41 0:35
Xcaret 74 46 0:45
Puerto Aventuras 87 54 1:00
Cenote Azul 96 60 1:05
Yalku 98 61 1:10
Akumal 105 66 1:10
Chemuyil 109 68 1:15
Xel-ha 122 76 1:20
Tulum 131 81 1:25
Dos Ojos --- --- 1:30
Coba 173 108 1:45
Zacil-ha 135 84 1:20
Valladolid 135 84 1:20
Chichen itza 178 110 1:50
Merida 285 177 3:13

 

Puerto Morelos:

Beautiful beaches. An offshore reef great for diving and snorkeling, restaurants and several small inexpensive hotels. Still a small quiet town.

Playa del Carmen:

This place has some of the finest beaches and coral reefs on the coast. Accommodations range form five star to rustic. Variety of attractions along Quinta Avenida walkway, lined with shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants.

Xcaret:

An eco-archeological park, where Maya history and culture blend into a spectacular natural setting. You can spend a whole day visiting the aviary, dolphins, aquarium, butterfly pavilion and museum. You can swim on the underground river. Several shows during the day.

Puerto Aventuras:

About 200 residential developments where you can get accommodations for the day , week or month, or stay on one five stars hotel. Marina and big yacht facilities. Dive center, 18 hole golf course, nautical museum, shops and restaurants.

Yal-ku:

Natural ocean inlet. Perfect for snorkeling, lots of tropical fish on shallow crystal clear water. Beautiful an quiet place surrounded by jungle.

Xpu-Ha:

100 km south of Cancun on 307. Features beaches and coves surrounded by tropical jungle. Around 200 habitants who practice several forms of meditation and yoga. Restaurants, snorkeling and catamarans available.

Akumal:

Located on the shores of a tranquil bay with clear, shallow waters and beautiful reefs, perfect for snorkeling. One of the most important turtle nesting sites where scientist are running a conservation program. Diving and fishing trips are available. Villas, hotels and restaurants.

Chemuyil:

Pristine beaches and amazing snorkeling. Occasionally wild life can be seen wandering out the emerald green jungle. Known as the most beautiful beach in the world offers no fancy accommodations and a camping site.

Xel-Ha:

A national park considered to be the largest natural aquarium in the world. Snorkeling heaven, with caves, cenotes, lagoon to swim with dolphins and a full range of services including shops and restaurants.

Tulum:

The only walled city the Maya ever built on the Caribbean Coast. Amazing view of the ocean from the site. Dated from the post classic era contains more than 60 structures being the most important El Castillo, The Temple of the Descending God and the Temple of the Frescoes. One of the main attractions around. In town there are a few small hotels and a variety of restaurants.

Valladolid:

Typical colonial city in the way to Chichen Itza Ruins. Here you can see how living goes by on Mexico Southeast. Beautiful Cathedral, handcrafts and regional food at unbeatable prices.

Chichen Itza:

One of the most important mayan sites. Founded in AD 445, it was inhabited until AD 1204, when it was abandoned by unknown reasons. Principal structures are El Castillo, The Observatory and the temples of the Warriors. During the spring and fall equinox (March 21st and Sept 22nd ) thousands of visitors come to witness the sun cast shadows on the steps of the pyramid creating the illusion of a snake descending from the building.

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