What is a Colectivo?

Colectivos are essentially a local bus service that spans the Riviera Maya, although they look nothing like buses. They are small, white people carriers with a thin, red or aqua green stripe down each side; some also have a badge or Colectivo written on them. They are more of a van than a bus, really. This service begins at about …

Getting Around in the Riviera Maya

Public Transport By far the cheapest way to travel around the Riviera Maya is using the colectivos. But for destinations outside of the area, such as Chichen Itza, you will need to find alternative transport. The only public option for this is ADO bus service who’s extensive routes provide access to the most popular destinations. These will leave ONLY from either …

High Season

Riviera Maya high and low season

Want to visit the Riviera Maya but don’t know when to come? Well let us help you. To begin with it is hot and sunny all year round, and everything you will want to do is also open all year round (usually 365 days of the year); so anytime is best really. However, like most holiday destinations the Riviera Maya …

Tulum beach

Why stay in Tulum?

Situated at the end of the Riviera Maya, next to the Sian-Ka’an Biosphere, the town of Tulum is accessible to all of the site on the Riviera Maya. It has its own picturesque, cliff-top Mayan ruins and is a thirty minute car or bus ride away from the ruins of Cobá. Everything you would need on your stay here is conveniently …

Why stay in Akumal?

The beach at Akumal Bay is postcard perfect; a ribbon of soft white sand, backed by palm trees and sloping gently towards the aqua marine Caribbean Sea. What you cannot immediately see are the condos that are hidden behind these palm trees that line the beach; and most of these are available for rent throughout the year. These individual Condos …

Arriving from Cancun Airport

Public Transport This is via the ADO bus service. These buses are air conditioned and comfortable. This service runs between approximately 10am and 9pm, and departs every 30/45 minutes. It will take around and an hour and cost $140 Pesos (12USD) per person to Playa del Carmen International flights arrive at Terminal 3: Exit the airport through the crowd of …