Driving in Mexico

Arriving from Cozumel Airport

There is really only one way to get out of Cozumel airport and that is by using the airport’s shuttle service; this service costs $130 pesos (9 USD). It illegal for taxis and other services to operate pickups at the airport but if you would prefer a taxi you can walk the 200 yards off the airport site and obtain …

Driving in Mexico

As always when driving in a foreign country there are going to be different laws and road ethics that govern the actions of drivers on the road. The Riviera Maya is an easy and safe place to navigate by car, but the above rule still applies. Below we have noted the differences and driving habits unique to Mexico; these will …

ADO bus service between towns

ADO Service

The ADO buses (pronounced: Ah-Deh-O; said quickly) run the most extensive service throughout the whole of Mexico; serving every major city, town and several of the archaeological sites. Tickets can either be booked in advance on their website (which unfortunately doesn’t have an English translation option), or at the booths inside their terminals in Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. These …

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 …

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 …