We have been to 5-6 other ruins - all easy drives from Playa Del Carmen, Cancun etc. These were near the border with Belize - first stop 2.5 hours away. Very nice Bus, good Tour Guide. 8 hour tour was worth it - also being last 12 people back on Ship was different. $100 each with lunch - most other events at Costa Maya are 'lay on beach' or 'bargains on Diamond Shopping'.