Taxi - hotel Papaya Playa or Tulum Ruins
When i arrived at the busstation i shared a taxi with a dutch couple to the Hotels halfway i think at the Beach. We paid 40 pesos together.
From the Busstaion to the Tulum Ruins i paid 40 pesos each way
Car, bus, taxi.. ??
Problems with regards to getting about in Tulum is merely that the town and the beach and Tulum ruins are several miles apart. Several people opt for the beach, staying in beachside cabanas, living in basic accommodation. Others that prefer hot water and guaranteed electricity, stay in town.
Travelling between the two is an issue because of the distance. Taxis charge about 40pesos between the town and beach. Some collectivos may go to the beach I think. If you stay at the Weary travller hostel, they offer a bus which goes twice a day. Otherwise, you may consider renting a car, which isn´t exactly cheap in Tulum.. and what you get isn´t always the best in quality.
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Rent a Car
You can catch cabs around Tulum or hitchhike back and forth from the town to the beach, but you are on vacation and have better things to do than waste time trying to get from here to there.
Be a mesch, suck it up, and hire a rental car. Unless you are really on a budget, I think it's worth it.
Timeshares and Nearly Free Jeeps
When you arrive in Cancun you have the option to rent a car. Many people do but before you get a chance you may be approached by a friendly and knowledgeable person who speaks English and is trying to be helpful. This should be your first clue there is something wrong. They will offer you reams of advice in good English and then ask if you would like a jeep to tool around in at no charge. All you have to do is listen to a presentation on a nice new hotel at Cancun, free lunch included, no more than an hour and a half. Sounds good? They want a deposit of $40.00. Ah, another clue.
Here's the scoop. We asked our cabdriver about this and he groaned. He said it was a half-day presentation for a time share but you do get the jeep for free for a few days. The question is, do you really want to spend a long trip to and from Tulum to Cancun and half a day for this bloody jeep? We actually decided to forfeit the $40.00 (read the fine print, you have to attend to get it back!)
Full disclosure, we did not have the intrepid spirit of the true consumer so we didn't go check it out but the cabdriver was correct as to his other info and appeared to have no axe to grind.
Final word of advice: When you arrive late at night at any new destination, really think over any clever new ideas you might have or be offered. We wish we did.
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RENT A CAR!!!
You should rent a car to get to Tulum. It's the easiest way to get around. Cabs are 3.50 each way if you're going to the beach, but a car allows more freedom. Don't put more than 5 people in your car. You WILL get pulled over by the police.
use the tram to get to the ruins of course if you don't mind walking, it is 20 pesos from the entrance to the archealogical site.
Twenty pesos to use the tram from the entrance of the park to the site and back to the entrance, use it if you don't mind walking we did!
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Taxis in Tulum are relatively cheap and very, very safe & friendly. This is without a doubt the best way to get around. When I was there for NYE there were no rental cars available anywhere.
Palenque - Tulum - Valladolid
I took a night bus from Palenque to Tulum ejecitivo 528 pesos
Tulum - Valladolid ADO Primera 68 pesos think about 1 1/2 hour travel it will move on to Merida
12.30 - arrived about 14.00 in Valladolid
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