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Avoid Riviera Maya traffic – be driven

Traffic is not fun in any city. People are on edge, there are more people on the road and it just seems….busy. The Riviera Maya is no exception to this rule but we have a solution to high season traffic. Transportation services are extremely good in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan. Depending on what we are doing,  where we are going, including who we are going with, our choices for differ. What we love is that there are choices for everyone and everyone’s budget.

How to travel in the Riviera Maya during high season

Airport Transfers – This is the way to travel when you land at the Cancun airport. Airport transfers booked in advance provide you premium service without any hassles. You will be met at the airport, driven to your accommodations and if you ask, drivers stop at a local convenience store for beers. Sweet. Price depends on where you are staying but after a long flight or a stressful prep week for your vacation, let someone else take you where you need to go.

Public bus services – For short day trips, local sight seeing or moving up and down the coast to visit friends or try out new restaurants, local bus services by ADO are a great way to get around. Schedules are on time, prices are fair and the buses are state of the art. We love to travel to Merida on ADO buses. Valladolid is also a great location for this service. Sit back, watch and movie and you are there.

Collectivos – These public vans are great for short coastal trips to local cities, resorts, cenotes and Tulum ruins. They are cheap, comfortable and get you where you want to go anywhere along the 307 highway.

Private vans and local tour companies – There is a time and a place when hiring a private van or using a local tour company can be a real life saver. When our entire family comes to stay for a holiday we hire a private van for our day trips. A day trip would be to Chichen Itza, Valladolid, a series of cenotes. or a beach hopping day.

Check out our transportation section to find your best transporation options for your Riviera Maya vacation!

Paulina is a crazy animal lover who has been living in the Riviera Maya for over 9 years. Her expertise is designing unique vacations for travelers and visitors. This comes from her desire to share her area knowledge, local restaurant secrets, and cool cultural experiences that have been a large part of her life on the coast. Paulina never sits still on her day off as she feels there is always something to see, a new beach to check out or a new restaurant to try. She loves answering questions and helping you plan your next vacation. [email protected]

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