We’re booked for Costa Maya for the Christmas holidays. We were planning on using a combo of ADO buses and taxis, but now not so sure. I’m having trouble finding taxi rates to compare to renting a car to decide.
We’re spending the first night in PDC and had planned to take the morning ADO bus to Mahahual. From there we’d take a taxi up to Mayan Beach Garden, where we’re staying for 4 nights. Then we planned to take a taxi to Xcalak (Costa de Cocos), our next destination for 6 nights, then a taxi back to Mahahual where we’ll stay for 5 nights. Our very last night is booked in Cancun on the hotel strip, where we’ll be closer to the airport. We planned to take the ADO bus back up from Mahahual to Cancun (via PDC it would seem), and taxi to the Barcelo in Cancun.
However, wrench in plans, it looks like there is no early bus to Mahahual on the day we planned to leave PDC. We want to leave PDC as early as possible so that we can get to MBG as early as possible. So these are the options I was thinking of:
1. Taking the earliest ADO bus to Limones, then a taxi to MBG. Does the ADO bus always stop there? Is it easy to get a taxi there to take us to MBG? How much would the taxi cost?
2. Taking the earliest ADO bus to Bacalar, then a taxi to MBG. We know the bus stops in Bacalar, and even though some back tracking, is it easier to catch a taxi from Bacalar? How much would the taxi cost from Bacalar to MBG?
3. Taking the earliest ADO bus to Chetumal, then rent a car and drive to MBG etc. We’d drive the car back to Chetumal and take the ADO back up to Cancun.
Any other options I’m missing?
We weren’t really planning to rent a car, as we’re in each area a short amount of time and don’t plan to travel from each place until time to change destinations. So the car would be parked for 4 nights/6 nights/5 nights. However, if the bus/taxi idea is just too complicated/time consuming, then maybe a car would be a better option. I just think I’d rather not have to drive from PDC all the way to Mahahual, hence the renting in Chetumal idea.
What would a taxi run us for the in-between trips from:
MBG to Xcalak?
Xcalak to Mahahual?
What do you think of the logistics of these options? If you can help tell me the taxi fares that may help in the decision.Edited: 19 September 2018, 20:12