Originally Posted by Doug from Iowa
We took a colectivo back to Playa from Xel Ha with a group of 4 couples, had to wait along time for one to stop, and when it did, we had to pack in like sardines. I still have one butt cheek numb from the experience. I LIKE YOUR SUGGESTION TO TAKE A COLECTIVO TO TULUM, AND CATCH AN EMPTY ONE BACK TO PLAYA.
1. When the colectivo stops in Tulum, does it stop at a bus station like in Playa?
2. If it does stop at a station, are there things to do close before reboarding a colectivo (resturants, bars, shopping, bars, bars, taco stands, bars,etc)?
You're very welcome. We got to the point where we planned to go into Tulum for an early dinner, then head back to Playa.
1. Yes. If you take it to its terminus, it stops across the street from a bus station. That is also where the playa-bound colectivos begin. Not at the bus station itself, but the median strip right in front of the bus stop.
2. Yes. You will still be on 307, which is the main drag in Tulum. If it is still there, we really liked Charlie's, which is a bar/restaurant. There were also lots of storefront shops, and cheaper places to eat, around there.