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Mexico now has
a seat-belt law.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN TRANSPORTATION
Most everything is within walking distance in Playa del Carmen.
A triciclos [large yellow tricycles] is the Mexican version of a rickshaw. These rickshaws carry luggage and will take you anywhere in Playa. You can ask for the cost up-front. Very cheap.
You can get a taxi almost anywhere in Mexico. Even in the most deserted out of the way place, there will be a taxi.
Taxi rates are often posted in hotel lobbies and there is usually one taxi sitting out front any hotel or attraction on the Riviera.
Colectivo's are vans that run up and down 307 from Tulum to Playa del Carmen and Playa del Carmen to Cancun. This is by far the most economical way to get around.
You get the Colectivo in Playa del Carmen at Calle 2 Norte between Av. 10 and 15
There are numerous car rental agencies in the Yucatan Peninsula. They have offices in every tourist zone, at Cancun Airport [just outside the airport], Playa del Carmen, Merida, Campeche, and Chetumal.
For more info see: Renting A Vehicle
For persons wishing to take a trip to Cozumel, you either fly in when the airport is operating [does not operate during low season for International flights] or take the ferry across from Playa del Carmen.
For more info see: Cozumel Ferry
If you would like to traverse the coast in a boat, simply walk the beach of Playa del Carmen and speak to any of the small boat owners and arrange a tour.
You can take a taxi [$50 - $60 USD], take the bus to the airport [runs every 15 minutes out of Playa del Carmen] or book an airport transfer.
For airport transfer information see: Cancun Airport Transfers
You can rent Harleys in Playa del Carmen at the north end of 5th Avenue or at Rent A Harley-Davidson Motorcycle located at HWY 307 & Constituyentes.
Many resorts have them for rent. There are also a number of rental shops in Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. Those things are poorly maintained "death-traps". You are risking your life renting one of those things. Please don't rent them.
Some hotels have bicycles, which you can use for usually one hour. You can also rent the bikes for longer times.
Many of the fascinating attractions located in the Mayan Riviera are located off of highway 307 which runs along the coast from Cancun to Chetumal.
Busses run out of Playa del Carmen to virtually any destination in Mexico. Actually, busses run out of any 1st class bus station to any destination in Mexico. 2nd and 3rd class busses run on daily routes.
A couple bus lines run busses up and down 307 all day, seven days a week.
Buses coming from Cancun and places along the coast, such as Tulum, arrive at the Riviera bus station, at the corner of Juárez and Quinta Avenida, by the town square. Buses coming from destinations in the interior of the peninsula or out of state arrive at the ADO station, on Avenida 20 between 12th and 14th streets.
Taking the bus is an inexpensive and reliable means of getting around the Mayan Riviera.
For more information see: Mexican Bus
PLAYA DEL CARMEN HOTELSFor current Playa del Carmen hotel and resort information including rates, availability and secure on-line reservations please see:
Playa del Carmen Hotels & Resorts
Cancun Airport to Hotel Shuttle see:
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