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Old 01-06-2005   #1 (permalink)
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Riviera Maya To Playa Del Carmen

We are stayin in the Mayan Riviera/Puerto Aventuras area. How far is the walk to Playa Del Carmen? Is it safe to walk at night?

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Way too far to walk.

You can walk out to the highway and catch a bus or colectivo (white vans that will stop and pick up passengers) or take a taxi. It is about a 20 minute drive to PDC.
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Can I pay in dollars or do I have to pay in pesos? Do these taxis run all hours of the night?

Is this safe?
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Always pay in pesos. They may accept US dollars but prefer pesos.

Taxis run until quite late- 3 AM or all night I think?

Yes it is ALL very safe. My hubby and I went all over that coast by ourselves, no problemos at all! The colectivos are the BEST, you meet a lot of interesting people, locals and tourists alike!

One tip- always make sure you agree on a fare BEFORE getting into the cab. Know what the common fares are for your trip (do a search on here) and make sure the driver agrees. (To avoid a big surprise at the end of your trip. )

We usually do the same with colectivo drivers, although I think they are more 'set'.
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