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1. Posted by pykami1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

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Hi.

We are two guys flying from Finland to Mexico in June for three weeks. We wanted to explore the Yukatan Peninsula. Could you have any pointers for us which places to go and see. We have booked a hostel in Playa Del Carmen and would be in those surroundings.

Is Isla Mujeres worth seeing?

2. Posted by taki (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

there are plenty of things to do
you can go to Merida and explore that beautiful cultural city
there are theaters, cinema clubs, conferences, craft workshops and stores, walking tours, the historical district, local shows.
The archeological sites

UXMAL
CHICHEN ITZA

The ports
PROGRESO

short visits

HOL BOX (island)

it is definitely worth seeing

ISLA MUJERES
COZUMEL

now being in Playa

TULUM
COBA
DZIBAN CHE

and the endless network of CENOTES we have here (underwater caves)

there are many things you can do here.

Hope you have the right information you are looking for

i live in Playa del carmen, if i can be of any help gimme a shout!
taka

3. Posted by adrienne f (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the most interesting areas of Mexico. There are many buses but I hope you'll have a car! As Taka said, there's lots to do. I visited Cancan several years ago & visited Tulum. When Cortez sailed past Tulum almost 500 years ago, he reported it was brightly painted. No more paint, but worth a visit. Chitzen Itza is supposed to be even more historical, but it was a very long bus ride from Cancun so we didn't go there.
Isla Mujares is great. But also go to Cozumel & do some scuba diving. Supposed to be one of the best diving spots in the world! The cenotes Taka mentioned are indeed wonderful. The trip to Tulum I mentioned above included a detour to Xelha, a national water park. Playa del Carmen has recently become a popular spot. So if you have time, check it out. We also went to a bull fight in Cancun - for the first & last time! Try the beer made in the area. It's different than the other Mexican cervezas!
Above all, have fun!

4. Posted by pykami1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hi again.
thanks for your replys. I was wondering about that car hiring. I've heard that it isn't very wise due to "bad" cops, who do extra inspections for tourist cars and tourists and you have to pay for additional road blocks if you're driving in a rental car. is that true?

5. Posted by dluna (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

While using a rental car make sure you stick to speed limits, don't ever drink and drive and always be polite to cops and honestly I don't think you'll have a problem. Other parts of Mexico are not as easy to drive around in but my experience in this part of Mexico has been positive and I drive a car with Florida tags...I've really not had any issues. Also, always have smaller bills....just in case :)