We traveled to the Yucatan, Mexico in June 2021 with plans to see as much as possible during our trip. We we rented a car out of Cancun and enjoyed a couple weeks of road trips and relaxing. Here was what we did on our trip!
Saturday, June 26
Arrive in Mexico (approx 1pm)
Take shuttle to pick up rental car at Avant Rental Car
Stop at Chedraui (similar to Walmart) in Cancun for supplies
Start driving to Chiquila for ferry to Isla Holbox
Stop at Arbol Milenario (thousand year old tree) in Solferino
Take ferry from Chiquila to Isla Holbox
Take golf cart taxi to Ensueno Holbox hotel
Walk on beach and get dinner in town (Edelyn Restaurant & Pizzeria)
Get gelo at La Gelateria and take photos at famous mural
Sunday, June 27
Breakfast & morning at the beach
Walk to Punta Coco
Swim at Punta Orion nearby
Walk to town, dinner at Roots Restaurant (really good pizza!)
Monday, June 28
Walk to northern beaches (Playa Holbox)
Walk to town for lunch
Swim at hotel
Walk to town for dinner
La Gelateria for gelato and more mural photo opps
Tuesday, June 29
Take golf cart taxis to ferry
Take ferry back to Chiquila
Drive to Valladolid
Check into Hotel El Mason del Marques
Dinner at hotel
Dessert at Wabi Gelato
Walk around town square
Drive to Valladolid Chedraui for supplies
Wednesday, June 30
Drive to Hacienda Oxman Cenote, stay for lunch
Drive to Cenote Samula and Cenote X’Keken
Dinner in Valladolid at La Ville Bistro Restaurante
Thursday, July 1
Gas up car
Drive to Ek Balam Mayan Ruins
Visit Cenote X’Canache at Ek Balam
Stop in Temozon for paletas
Walk from Valladolid hotel to Cenote Zaci
Dinner at Burger King in Valladolid
Walk around Valladolid, including Calzada de los Frailes
Friday, July 2:
Drop off laundry at the Lavanderia
Visit markets in Valladolid
Drive to Xkopek Beekeeping Park for a tour
Drive to Hacienda Chukum Cenote
Stop for Cocos Frios & Churros
Walk to pizza restaurant for dinner in Valladolid
Saturday, July 3
Drive to Izamal the “Yellow City”
Rent horse carriage for tour, including stop at Kinich Kakmó Mayan Ruins
Walk around and visit San Antonio de Padua Convent
Drive to Cenotes Cuzama
Return to hotel in Valladolid
Dinner at Subway
Sunday, July 4
Drive to Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort
Enjoy day at resort, including walk to town of Akumal
Monday, July 5
Morning: Resort pool and SCUBA training
Lunch at resort and evening walk
Tuesday, July 6
Pool and beach day
Wednesday, July 7
Drive to Tulum
Shopping, including Chedraui and ice cream at Panna & Ciccolata
Thursday, July 8
Lunch at resort
Afternoon snorkeling at resort (swim with sea turtles!)
Friday, July 9
Covid tests in Tulum
Long evening beach walk
Saturday, July 10
Drive to Cenote Jaguar, swimming & ziplining
Sunday, July 11
Morning paddleboarding and SCUBA
Check out of Akumal Beach & Wellness Resort
Drive from Akumal to Puerto Morelos
Check in to Hotel Amar Inn
Explore beach and town, shop and have dinner
Monday, July 12
Drive from Puerto Morelos to Cancun
Drop off car at Avant Rent a Car and take shuttle to the airport
I’d love to visit the Yucatan one day. I’ve seen it on so many travel shows, and it’s just so beautiful.
You have an awesome list of things to do! I will have to keep this in mind if we decide to vacation in the area.
We love to paddleboard and scuba! This is a very detailed list and I love it. Have always wanted to visit and now I have big ideas.
I would love to travel here for 16 days. So many places that I would love to visit.
Wow, it looks lovely! I’d like to go there someday 🙂
I really enjoyed the photographs of your trip. Seeing the ocean waters was breathtaking. The scuba driver below the water was also very cool too. It looks like you were able to really have a great time.
This looks like such an amazing experience, thanks for providing a breakdown for each day.
I love the sound of this trip. We visit Mexico a couple of times a year and I would love to do your itinerary!
Wow! This sounds like a really amazing and a wonderful trip! I would really love to visit there!
I’ve heard a lot of beautiful things to visit in Yucatan, but your story and photos convinced me !
Oh wow, I think swimming with the sea turtles would be amazing! It looks like a great trip!
Looks like you had an amazing 16 days journey in Yucatan! This place is definitely worth it!
Thank you for sharing your 16 day journey, I had fun and got excited reading it! 🙂
The trip was amazing! I will definitely go to Yucatan this summer