After considering advice on this forum & Cancun, consulting ADO's bus schedule, and looking at the maps I got in the mail...thanks for sending them to Saudi, MapChick...I think I have a plan. Suggestions are always welcomed. Keep in mind that I am not a lay on the beach person and I will be arriving in Cancun after a 10 day Yoga Calm retreat in Guatemala, so I will be ready to be active.
Day 1: Arrive 12:20pm and head to Playa del Carmen
Day 2: Snorkel/horseback & Xcaret overnight PdC
Day 3: Dive (bus to Tulum & overnight there)
Day 4: Coba & Tulum Ruins (bus to Valladolid & overnight there)
Day 5: Chichen Itza & Ek balam (bus to Merida & overnight there)
Day 6: Merida
Day 7: Merida
Day 8: Merida & bus back to Cancun
Day 9: Fly out early morning
I could do Chichen Itza from Merida instead of Valladolid leaving more time for Cenotes and Ek Balam on my Valladolid day. I wanted to get to Merida on Thursday night (Day 5) as there seems to be live music then. I wish there was a bus from Valladolid to Coba. Then I would spend two nights in Valladolid.
If anyone knows of a nice B&B/small hotel in any of these areas, I would love to hear about it. I am not too worried about the price, but would like something nice and homey.
Thanks in advance.