Tulum - Bacalar - Palenque - Campeche - Uxmal - Celestún - Chichén Itzá - Isla Holbox - Cancún - Isla Mujeres

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for 2 persons, 35 nights
costs in September 2018

Rosas del Piedro, Tulum

A little, quiet apartment in a new quarter in the village of Tulum. We found this hidden gem on Airbnb and felt home immediately.

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Green Monkey, Bacalar

Several wooden Chalets right at the lake – but not more. The pier into the blue lagoon of Bacalar is nice and the town small and lovely. But the hostel is not the best … we wouldn’t go back.

Chablis, Palenque

Clean and beautifully located in a street full of small and hidden restaurants, this hotel in Palenque was a retreat. The pool in the inner yard is perfect after climbing the ruins.

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Gamma, Campeche

That hotel is big. Its location right out of the town walls is perfect to explore the wonderful colonial city of Campeche, but there must be hidden boutique hotels in town!

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Agua De Ciénega, Hunucmá

Pretty new and stylish this little hotel is in the middle of nowhere. We decided to stay there to be in the middle of Celestún and Mérida. The pool in the inner yard contains of refreshing water from the ground!
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for 2 persons,
costs in September 2018

Fort Lauderdale – Cancún

Direct Flight
1h 50min
14.25 – 15.10 Fort Lauderdale – Canún
USD 303 (one way)

Cancún – Tulum

3h – Stop in Playa del Carmen
USD 45 (one way)

Tulum – Bacalar

Rental Car
2h 30min
USD 390 for 21 days
USD 235 for Fuel, Parking & Fees

Bacalar – Palenque

Rental Car

Palenque – Campeche

Rental Car
4h 50min

Campeche – Hunucmá

Rental Car
2h 20min

Hunucmá – Chichén Itzá

Rental Car
1h 55min

Chichén Itzá – Holbox

Rental Car
2h 20min Chichén Itzá – Chiquila

20min Chiquila – Holbox
USD 30 (round trip)

Holbox – Cancún

20min Holbox – Chiquila

Rental Car
1h 55min Chiquila – Cancún

Cancún – Isla Mujeres

USD 30 (round trip)

Isla Mujeres – Cancún




for 2 persons,
costs in September 2018

Grand Cenote, Tulum

Refreshing water and swimming with small turtles. Crystal clear water in naturally fresh water pools.
USD 20

Maya Ruins, Tulum

Ancient temples and tons of lizards next to a marvellous beach (if there is no seaweed…). Bring a lot of water, exploring the historical and impressive ruins is a sweetening but rewarding experience.

Cenote Cavalera, Tulum

Jumping holes with a great amount of joy! You chose if you like to jump from 3, 4 or 5 meters into the refreshing waters of this small but fun cenote.
USD 11

Cenote Dos Ojos

One of the largest and also most expensive cenotes we visited. A large area with two swimming holes (dos ojos = two eyes) and diving options. For us not the best price-value.
USD 39

Maya Ruins, Cobá

One of the highlights in the category of Mayan ruins. To climb up the highest (42m) temple with a marvelous view over the jungle is a perfect experience! Just do it in the morning to avoid the heat and crowds.
USD 11

Kaan Luum Lagoon

A refreshing lagoon with turquoise water and a deep blue hole in the middle. If you like to meet a lot of locals go on weekends or holidays otherwise a week day is the better choice.

Agua Azul Waterfalls

The most amazing and beautiful waterfalls we’ve seen so far. Turquoise floating water and uncountable pools. You won’t get tired of this view and on top of the falls are great swimming possibilities – go up the stairs, it’s worth it!

Palenque Ruins

Architects on magic mushrooms building ancient Mayan ruins? The result is a stunning arrangement of several interesting temples in Palenque. We enjoyed a morning exploring the site and relaxed at the pool in the afternoon.
USD 11

Aluxes Rescue

A rescue station for wild animals and especially macaws. Some of them even call it their home and return again and again.
USD 16 (including donation)

Uxmal Maya Ruins

The most restored Maya sites of Yucatán and one with the best view over the whole areal. The first Pyramid del Adivino is the most impressive, but climb up the Palacio del Gobernador to get the best view!
USD 26

Flamingos, Celestún

Wild flamingos feeding in the ocean to get their pink color? To meet them we hopped on a boat tour at the beach and after a few minutes on the ocean a huge group of more then hundred animals was feeding. Perfect!
USD 26

Chichén Itzá Ruins

The most famous and touristy of all the Mayan temples in Yucatán, but also very worth a visit. El Castillo in the middle is impressive and very picturesque. Visit the cenote Ik-kil afterwards for refreshing and to see the stunning hanging gardens.
USD 37

Punta Coco, Holbox

One of the most beautiful and natural beaches – white sand, turquoise water, mangroves giving shade and hammocks in the water. A dream for sun and swim lovers. And the best of it, it’s for free!

Diving on Isla Mujeres

The most bizarre place to dive is definitely at the coast of Isla Mujeres – the Musa Underwater Museum. Explore concrete people, houses and even cars underwater. But also the wreck at the coast of Cancún was a brilliant dive!
USD 384 for 2days, 4 dives

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Maya ruins of Uxmal

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