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Old 04-07-2011   #1 (permalink)
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Many questions re Transportation & Tours from PDC

We will be staying at the Ocean Maya Royale in PDC, got a great deal and its perfect for us since it will become Adults Only as of May 1st! My first question is, has anyone stayed at the Ocean Maya and taken the “free” shuttle from the resort into downtown? How often is the shuttle and at what times? Also, the last time we were at Playa we visited Mamitas Beach Club and fell in love! Are there any other beach clubs we should visit that you would recommend with equally good or better facilities? Additionally, we would love to visit Tulum on our own, without a tour… What would be the cheapest way to get there from PDC and does anyone know the entrance fees and if we can roam around as we wish (mostly at the beach) without being limited in time? What are their park hours? Finally, we want to use colectivos to get around… Do they accept US dollars?

Ok. I saved all my questions for one thread… don’t know if that’s ok… its my first time :*-(

Thank you in advance!
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Old 04-07-2011   #2 (permalink)
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We will be staying at the Ocean Maya Royale in PDC, got a great deal and its perfect for us since it will become Adults Only as of May 1st! My first question is, has anyone stayed at the Ocean Maya and taken the “free” shuttle from the resort into downtown? How often is the shuttle and at what times? Also, the last time we were at Playa we visited Mamitas Beach Club and fell in love! Are there any other beach clubs we should visit that you would recommend with equally good or better facilities? Additionally, we would love to visit Tulum on our own, without a tour… What would be the cheapest way to get there from PDC and does anyone know the entrance fees and if we can roam around as we wish (mostly at the beach) without being limited in time? What are their park hours? Finally, we want to use colectivos to get around… Do they accept US dollars?

Ok. I saved all my questions for one thread… don’t know if that’s ok… its my first time :*-(

Thank you in advance!
I have personally never heard of the Ocean Maya Royale.

As far as other beach clubs: Canibal Royal, Kool, Zenzi, El Faro/Wicky's, Indigo, Fusion, and Bad Boys just to name a few.
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Old 04-09-2011   #3 (permalink)
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Good for you for wanting to get out on your own!

Tulum is a great place to start but not sure where your hotel is...(?).

Just go to the bus station on 5th in Playa del Carmen and look on the reader board.

Busses run regularly to Tulum. They are cheap and reliable.

There is a modest entrance fee at the ruins. You can show yourself around. Guides are optional and available.

Bring swim gear as that there is an excellent beach.

Bring a day pack with water and snacks. Water and snacks are available at the ruins but at jacked up prices.

There are endless fun clubs in Playa. Grab a walking beer and find one that appeals to you.

Have fun!
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