10 Places to see in Yucatan Peninsula
Akumal, Q.R.
restaurants
Posted almost 5 years ago
La Playa Xpu-ha Beach Club
These two beautiful beaches I take in a point, since they are very similar. They are both between Playa del Carmen and Tulum and are easy and cheap to reach by collectivo (shared taxis). Special about Xpu-Ha: Entrance fee is 50 pesos per person / day and there are some restaurants. Special to Xcacel: Entry is basically free, but a donation is expected as this is a sheltered beach where turtle babies hatch during the night -When at about 16:45. There are no restaurants and no beach chairs. In addition, it has access to a cenote
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Tulum, Q.R.
destination • experience
Posted almost 5 years ago
Zona Arqueológica de Tulum
The ruins of Tulum are special because they are right on the sea. The entrance fee is only 70 pesos per person, but the facility is not very large. Be sure to pack your bathing suit, because right in front of the ruins there is a beautiful beach. In addition, I recommend because of the many tourists the ruins during the week and as early as possible in the morning or just before closing to visit. For the visit you do not have to plan more than 1.5 hours.
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Q.R., Mexico
outdoors
Posted almost 5 years ago
Isla Holbox
This peninsula is a little paradise. There are almost no cars but only converted golf carts and there is a peaceful village life. Hundreds of whale sharks gather off the coast in the summer months, and you can also snorkel or dive with these giants. In addition, the island is known for the fact that you can see the plankton glowing in the sea at night. For this you rent the best a golf cart or can drive around. For us, the effect was not extreme but still an unforgettable natural phenomenon, which one must have seen. Attention : There are millions of mosquitoes on this beach at night. Good mosquito repellent and long clothes are a must. We were even stung on the face and through the loose clothing.There is also a beautiful beach where you can just enjoy the day.The Isla Holbox can be reached by rental car or ADO bus. You drive to "Chiquila" and take from there the ferry, which runs every 30 minutes and costs 140 pesos / person. I recommend 2-3 nights on the peninsula.
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Cobá, Q.R.
destination • experience
Posted almost 5 years ago
Cobá
The ruins of Cobá are known for climbing the highest pyramid. There are about 120 steps until you arrive at the top. It is feasible but exhausting in the sweltering heat. But you will be rewarded with a great view over the jungle. The entrance to the whole area costs 70 pesos. Since the area is quite large, I would recommend you to take a bike for 50 pesos or a bicycle taxi for 120 pesos (for 2 people). The ruins can be reached by rental car or by ADO bus. Allow at least 2 hours for the visit and Climb up.
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Valladolid, CL
destination
Posted almost 5 years ago
Valladolid
The small colonial town is worth a visit. Especially the area around the park in the middle of the city is worth seeing with its many colorful houses. You get along well with the ADO bus or a rental car in the small town which is close to Chichen Itza. 1 or 2 nights is enough and the overnight stay is recommended in combination with a visit to Chichen Itza.
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Yuc., Mexico
destination
Posted almost 5 years ago
Chichén Itzá
This Mayan ruin was awarded by UNESCO as a Wonder of the World. Thus, it is almost a must to look at this ruin. Personally, I did not find it as impressive as other wonders of the world, but still a place to visit when in the area. I recommend this in connection with an overnight stay in Valladolid. Because so you can be early in the morning at 8 at the entrance and you can visit the first as the plant, because there it is 1. a little cooler and 2. it has a lot fewer tourists. The annoying salesmen were then not ready to sell us anything. For parking you pay 30 pesos. The entrance fee is 242 pesos / person.
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Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
destination • experience
Posted almost 5 years ago
Cenote Azul Tours & Travel
A cenote is a limestone hole, which was created by the collapse of the cave ceiling and filled with crystal clear fresh water. There are countless cenotes in the Yucatan region, each a bit different. I have attended 2 cenotes with my language school, which are not yet available to the public. The cenotes "X'Kekén and Samula" are close to Chichen Itza and therefore cool down on the way home, but you will not be all alone. Admission to both cenotes is 160 pesos.
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Río Lagartos, Yuc.
destination • experience
Posted almost 5 years ago
Las Coloradas Pink Lake
Las Coloradas, which is about 4 hours drive from Playa del Carmen, is known for its salt factory. But also for the pink lakes and the diverse birdlife. I would recommend this trip only with the rental car, because so you can best explore everything yourself and does not have to adapt to a time window. The one lakes are more brown, the other pink. Especially in a cloudless sky, the color appears much more intense. In addition, there are flamingos everywhere, even if they are rather shy. In the village there is nothing else to see. Fortunately, there are a few restaurants where you as a fish lover get your money. But do not worry, there are also chickens for those like me who do not like fish. You do not pay for admission!
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Q.R., Mexico
outdoors
Posted almost 5 years ago
Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres is located in Cancun and is ideal for a short stay. It is very well known to snorkel or dive from there. Especially depending on the season with whale or bull sharks. There is also a well-known underwater museum which you can only reach by boat. Otherwise you can just relax on the small island. Many tourists rent a golf cart to explore the island. These cost a little more and so I would rather recommend a scooter or a bike (price necessarily negotiate!) The ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres (return) costs 300 pesos and runs every half hour during the day.
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Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
bar • experience
Posted almost 5 years ago
Coco Bongo
Mostly it is so, where there are many tourists, there is also a large offer for the nightlife. So also in Playa del Carmen. Most of the well-known clubs are located on Calle 12 around 5th Avenida (the main tourist street). Everyone gets their money's worth here. Especially known is the Coco Bongo (club with shows) and La Vaquita. Of course, special care should be taken here: it is best not to take all your cards with you, only the most necessary one and no passport (just a copy of it). Another tip: never use an ATM on the 5th Avenida. These machines are known for "skimming".
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