Los Itzaes Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Avenida 10 Lote 3 Esq. 6 bis, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, 77710, Mexico
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Satisfaction Excellent
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9
Average
4%
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Poor
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 50% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Couples62
  • Solo100
  • Business0

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To Merida

by DaveSamaroo

Dear Forum: I will be staying at the Mayan Palace, Riviera Maya, Km.48 Carr. Fed. CancĂșn - Playa Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen, Q.Roo-MĂ©xico. I am looking at options to get to Merida for a day. It seems a long ways on the map. I'll have three small children with me (2, 4, 7) Questions:
(1) Is there a direct, comfortable public transportation service to Merida, any timetable info & how long will it take?
(2) Are there direct flights to Merida?
(3) Alternatively, would you recommend renting car in Mexico to go to that area (safety?. Is it relatively easy to get to Merida from where I am staying? How long will it take by car?
(4) Are there rental cars with GPS systems in Mexico e.g. like the Hertz Neverlost system?
(5) Is it so far away that overnighting might be recommended?

Thanks

Re: To Merida

by Laura_Mexico

Bus system is very reliable in Mexico, so you could perfectly take a bus from Playa to Cancun and from there to Merida (although there are probably direct buses from Playa to Merida but I can't say for sure, and I'm sure if there are any they are less frequent). You will have to check directly at the bus station because unfortunately very few (and BIG) bus companies have good websites where you can find information or even reserve tickets in advance. It's a bit over 3 hours from Cancun to Merida, and Playa is still over an hour away from Cancun so you do the math. I guess that thus it'd be a good idea to overnight in Merida, especially because it would be a too long trip for your kids. If you want to rent a car to be more comfortable.... well you could do it. Dunno about the GPS but I don't think you'd need it either as these are important cities, not just some lost villages in the middle of nowhere. Roads aren't in great condition but at least there are signals. I have an Italian friend who drove all around the Yucatan Peninsula and he did great (only problem he ever had was a crooked cop trying to give him a ticket). Good luck.

Re: To Merida

by Kakapo2

In another post you wrote that you want to visit Chichen Itza and probably rent a car.

It would be a waste of time and money to drive back to Playa del Carmen and then go on another day trip to Merida. Better you carry on to Merida from Chichen Itza, as it is on the way, and stay in Merida for the night. If you add up the costs for petrol for driving back and forth, you can well pay a reasonable hotel room for this money.

Re: To Merida

by ramblingrose

We recently rented a car and traveled around the Yucatan and Q. Roo. Considering you will have 3 small children with you I would advise against trying to do Merida, from PDC, as a day trip. It is, however, very easy to drive between the two locations. If you are in a hurry take the toll highway between Cancun and Merida. The tolls are high but worth it for all the topes (speed bumps) you can avoid. On the free roads we found good signage for Merida and PDC but plan on more time (and take those topes signs seriously). The toll road is a long straight road cut through the trees(translation boring)with decent rest stops. The free road takes you through villages which we found quite interesting.

Travel Tips for Playa del Carmen

Engagement beetles

by tashka

When a Mayan boy wants to marry a Mayan girl he catches a beetle and decorates it with small stones, andl also attaches a small chain to it and them presents it to the girl. Then she puts the beetle on her dress as a brooch and wears it. The chain can be pinned to the dress, so the beetle can only crawl around, but cannot escape. The beetle can be fed with a piece of rotten wood and can live for some eight months. After it dies, the decorated "jacket" can be put on another beetle.

Visit the Cenotes

by travelgirl3

A short walk across the highway from the Barcelo Resort brings you to Kantun Chi, a small park with 5 or 6 cenotes. Cenotes are sinkholes within the limestone and are very common on the Yucatan peninsula. For the admission price of around $8, you can wander around and even go in swimming or snorkelling in the cenotes. The water is extremely clear. Be sure to visit the (very) small Aztec ruins there as well.

At the end of the trail, there is a snack bar, as well as a souvenir 'booth' set up at the entrance. When we went, a young boy showed us a snake in a bucket, and offered to take it out for a few pesos. We declined, but still gave him the money.

Ferries to Cozumel

by Dabs

Updated 12/2004

Ferries run from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel every hour on the hour. The UltraMar ferries currently run from 5 am-10 pm from Cozumel (no service at 6am, 1pm, 7 pm or 9pm) and 6 am-11 pm from PDC (no service at 7am, 2pm, 8pm, or 10pm). The schedule is subject to change so it's best to check in advance if you are not close to the ferry terminal.

There are two different ferry companies, UltraMar and Mexicana, both of which took about the same amount of time (I think it was about 30-35 minutes), left at the same time and cost $180 pesos round trip (around $16 US). There were many booths around the 5th Avenue area that you could purchase tickets and there seemed to be plenty of room, we bought our tickets about 5 minutes before the ferry was supposed to leave.

Ferries can be picked up at the very south end of 5th Avenue at the ferry terminal.

There is a new ferry terminal at Avenida Constituyentes that had an UltraMar booth that said Cozumel on it. We saw a ferry pull up so it looks like it is functional

Breakfast in the room

by Pat&ZoAnn

Don't let the No Parking sign stop you, this is a great little bakery in Playa, with a small serving area and a window for take-out orders. Coffee and cinnamon buns (mmm). Since it is only around the corner from our hotel, we ordered breakfst to go and took it back to our room.

Any Riviera Maya Tours (Cancun, Cozumel, PDC)

by ishimmerlessi

We took a private tour with CANCUNVISTA.com and everything was perfect. Martha helped us book our perfect customized private tour and our driver Julio was most amiable. They pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. They book tours for any location in the Riviera Maya (Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Chichen Itza, Tulum, Etc.) They also do regular group tours which cost less than private tours. However, the times and destinations probably wont be as flexible.

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 Los Itzaes Hotel

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Address: Avenida 10 Lote 3 Esq. 6 bis, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, 77710, Mexico