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Help! Car rent vs. taxi options?

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Help! Car rent vs. taxi options?

Hi,

Our questions are

1) whether car renting is better or is using taxis for all or parts of our trip.

2) Are there car rentals at the PDC (Playa del Carmen) ferry dock or other places?

3) How's the road from Tulum to Coba? Is that the way to go to reach Merida or is it better to go up to Cancun & then take the nice highway west? How long a drive?

Our family of 4 includes two girls, ages 4 & 7.

We're taking the ferry from Cozumel to PDC on Day 1. The goal is cover Tulum & Xel-Ha on Day 1 & then check into the Serena Hotel in Puerto Aventuras.

On Day 2, we'd like to spend all day at XCaret.

On Day 3, check out & go to Merida.

Help!

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1. Re: Help! Car rent vs. taxi options?

Being that Merida is about 5 1/2 hours one way trip, you'd better make that one an overnighter. Can't really see a 4 and 7 year old wanting to spend 11 hours in a car plus tour around some old Mexican churches. The bus from PDC to Merida is 26 USD per person one way.

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2. Re: Help! Car rent vs. taxi options?

Yes - we'd stay overnight in Merida but which road would i take, the same one to Cancun & then west or south to Tulum & west? Is it better if i rent a car & drive & will that save time?

Thx for the input!