Planning Your Time
Tulum is the first stop, of course, and for many people their main destination. From Tulum you can take day trips or short overnighters to Sian Ka’an Reserve and Cobá archaeological site, both fascinating.
To venture any farther south you’ll probably want a rental car, as bus service grows infrequent. Mahahual and Xcalak are certainly worth savoring; despite their isolation, there’s plenty to do in both, including snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and fishing.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition