We will be renting a van, as there are 5 of us—2 parents and 3 adult children. I’m assuming it will be 4:00ish by the time we get our rental car. Is it safe to make that drive in the dark?
Alternatively, I could rent a hotel room and make the drive in the morning. I would certainly rather wake up in Valladolid than an airport hotel, but don’t want to put my family in danger. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind, so it will feel like noon when we arrive. We’re using Valladolid as our base for ruins and Cenotes but I’m not too optimistic my kids will be ready to drive early in the morning.
We plan to take the toll road. Concerned about being stopped by police, getting lost or hitting something in the road. We’re seasoned travelers and just love Mexico but I haven’t driven around the Yucatan since my college days.
Thanks for any and all opinions/help.