Flying into Cancun? Renting your own car? Don’t be worried! Getting around in the Yucatan is easy. Going from Cancun to your hotel, Posada Yum Kin, in Tulum you will find that the roads are amazingly well-kept, even by International standards. Highway 307 leading south is a well-developed, four lane, divided highway that comes close to perfection. This busy route has recently added raised bypasses that limit cross traffic. These are placed in some of the larger cities along the way, like Playa del Carmen.
There are many full-service gas stations throughout the Yucatan, all or most accept credit cards and US dollars. We found the credit card was the better way to go and consistently gave the best exchange rate.
As you plan your excursions, reference this handy little driving chart to help you get gauge the time and distance between cities. Click on it to enlarge.
So far, GPS devices simply do not work. If you plan on venturing off the beaten path, then you might want to do a little old fashioned homework at this government website. It’s great for determining additional driving distances and routes. Need further help with directions, just ask Julie. She’ll be happy to help!
Posada Yum Kin, with its multi-lingual staff, is an eco-friendly, 9-unit, boutique, all suite hotel in Tulum, Mexico and features fully-equipped kitchens, a new pool and complimentary breakfasts. It possesses a ‘real Mexico’ atmosphere, but fully concentrates on luxury, while offering a little bit of condo convenience.