I am travelling with 2 small kids ( 1 and 3yrs ) and spending 8 days in Merida. We would like to be a bit adventurous and also have fun during the trip. I am hoping I can go to Chichen Itza ( night and 1day ), Uxmal ( day trip ), 1 day trip to Celestun ( take the flamingo boat ride ) and few days to relax and spend in Merida. I have a bunch of questions and would really appreciat eht help with planning:
I would really like to find out how to travel ( whether to rent a car or take a taxi for the day trips, if so how much would a taxi for the whole day cost - say from Merida to Uxmal and back to Merida for 2 adults and 2 kids? Can you tell me the same for Merida-Celestun-Merida
Is renting a car safe in Merida?
Do you think we could take a bus to Uxmal and Celestun - are there direct buses? If we took a bus to Celestun, how far is the flamingo boat trip area from the bus stop - is it near by? Do you think it might be a good idea to stay at Celestun or would a day trip suffice.
I would like to stick to day trips as it is very hard to cart luggages and kids between hotels.
I would like to return back to Merida and keep Merida as the base.
If we took the bus to Uxmal I heard that lunch at Hacienda Ochil is very good - does the bus stop there?
If we took a retal car, where would we get maps?Also is there parking near the streets in Merida and do the restaurants provide parking?
I am really excited about this trip and truly appreciate any help you can provide me.
Thanks very much