A I was armed with this historical back story when I set out on a 150-kilometer bus ride from Cancun to Tinum to visit the ancient city. Lots of other bits of history were dispensed by our guides, a Mexican professor and a post-grad student, during the journey that took us deep into the Yucatan (We made a side trip to a cenote halfway through our trip). I explored the ancient city with my two bus seatmates and another old lady from the US. Note: How to Get There
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164 Kms from Tinum
Anyone looking for a relaxing Caribbean cruise holiday should consider a cultural Cozumel cruise as it offers a real taste of Mexican life in a beautiful setting, with everything you could possibly wish for located on the small island. There are plenty of on-island tours to take advantage of, but the island is also small and safe enough for people to plan their own excursions and head off on a solo adventure. Deep Sea diving is a loved activity here. The historic sites and Mayan ruins are another reason to visit this island.
121 Kms from Tinum
TulumA Pre-Colombian Maya walled city with a spectacular Caribbean coastline makes Tulum one of the top beaches of Mexico.
Playa del Carmen
148 Kms from Tinum
Day 2 (Playa del Carmen): I had booked the taxi through the hotel the night and the driver picked me up a 8:45 sharp for my 11:30 am flight to Cancun. The return taxi booked thorugh the hotel cost me only 180 pesos (~14 USD) I ended getting there pretty early, around 9:10 ish, as there was virtually no traffic getting there, being a lazy Sunday morning, as the driver said.
178 Kms from Tinum
In today’s day and age, finding a good hotel is pretty easy, in fact, I found the Sol Caribbean Travel website after just a few seconds of googling, and managed to book a room five minutes later. However, choose the hotel wisely, because that’s where you’ll spend most of your time. My sister and I stayed at the Sunset Royal Marina, and if you were thinking about spending a couple of days in Cancun this summer, I highly recommend it. But enough about the accommodation, let’s talk about the good stuff.It’s hard to imagine that any place in the world has more adventure parks than Cancun. There, you will find more than a dozen parks advertising everything from kayaking and rappelling to ziplining and flying over water with a jetpack. My sister’s boyfriend (who visited Cancun the year before) recommended the Xplor Park, so we spent a day ziplining and exploring the underground caves. Also, the pizza was surprisingly delicious.