Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
RoSean

Survey, what activities or things did you treat your guests to?

Recommended Posts

Anyone know the best way to get your guests to the tulum ruins? I know there are vans that are like taxis that we could all ride in. I've heard they are $2 per person. Are they typically nice enough for an 30-60 minute ride? Air conditioning?

 

Are there other options? Chartering a van? I'd prefer to not rent a car. I don't like the idea of dealing with the risk of a collision in another country. We rented a car in paris do drive out of the city & it was so scary to imagine what we'd have to deal with if we damaged the car.

 

How much does it cost to get into Tulum? Also, would it be too hard for an 80 year old grandma to explore the ruins? How much walking is it?

 

Last question- are there public restrooms at the ruins?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Galit just posted this on another thread

Hire a Van and Driver - Cancun Valet

 

Maybe this would be a good option for taking guests to the ruins. It's a van with a private driver for $35 per hour. You can have up to 12 people.

 

How long does it take to get from PDC to Tulum? We are in Puerto Aventuras which is south of PDC. How long is a good amount of time to spend in tulum? Any stops we should make on the way there or back?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We used a service out of playa del carmen to charter a trip to Coba Ruins, very highly recommended by us vs. Tulum. My 90 year old grandmother read about the ruins in National Geograpic and there are bicycle taxi's that can cart older folks or anyone who wants the tour in luxury... your friends and fam can rent bikes for 20 pesos.. LOADS of fun!

 

here is the info on the van tour: Transportation: Sinal Tours, an outstanding service and really the best prices around, the contact person is Jorge and this is his email: sinaltours@hotmail.com

 

The whole day, 8am-6pm, 11 people in the van, Coba ruins, cenote, tulum beach tour! $160 + tip :)

 

cheers,

mateo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We used a service out of playa del carmen to charter a trip to Coba Ruins, very highly recommended by us vs. Tulum. My 90 year old grandmother red about the ruins in National Geograpic and there are bicycle taxi's that can cart older folks or anyone who wants the tour in luxury... your friends and fam can rent bikes for 20 pesos.. LOADS of fun!

 

here is the info on the van tour: Transportation: Sinal Tours, an outstanding service and really the best prices around, the contact person is Jorge and this is his email: sinaltours@hotmail.com

 

The whole day, 8am-6pm, 11 people in the van, Coba ruins, cenote, tulum beach tour! $160 + tip :)

 

cheers,

mateo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Adcock View Post
We used a service out of playa del carmen to charter a trip to Coba Ruins, very highly recommended by us vs. Tulum. My 90 year old grandmother red about the ruins in National Geograpic and there are bicycle taxi's that can cart older folks or anyone who wants the tour in luxury... your friends and fam can rent bikes for 20 pesos.. LOADS of fun!

here is the info on the van tour: Transportation: Sinal Tours, an outstanding service and really the best prices around, the contact person is Jorge and this is his email: sinaltours@hotmail.com

The whole day, 8am-6pm, 11 people in the van, Coba ruins, cenote, tulum beach tour! $160 + tip :)

cheers,
mateo

Thanks so much for the information, Matt. A bicycle tour sounds great for grandma!!! I can't wait to tell her tonight.

I'll have to check out coba. Did your grandma go on the trip? Was she able to go to a cenote? I'd love to go to a cenote as a group & possibly ride a zipline through the jungle. But, everything we plan has to be grandma friendly. She is 80 and uses a walker or cane. Hopefully she is stronger by June (the trip has inspired her to work on her physical therapy) but we can't count on that.

I can't wait to be in Mexico with my family!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, grandma was able to tour the ENTIRE 100+ acres of the Coba grounds, all on a bicycle taxi. When I say bicycle taxi, imagine a driver and a front that is made with 2 wheels and a soft cushion, perfect for grandmas. We even brought a pillow for her tush and it was the best!

 

To hear her say "i read about this pyarmid in national geographic, i never imagined in my lifetime that I could actually see it, wow, its really amazing".... wow, I just broke down.

 

The fun thing is that you can get a guide to tell you about it, and he talks for 10 minutes then you rent bikes with your friends, SO MUCH FUN, and go for the tour. The grounds will take you 1.5 hrs to go through, even on a bike. The Coba ruins are the largest in the Yucatan. You can even climb them, another awesome experience.

 

Tulum is nice, its on the ocean.... but I was BLOWN away by Coba.

 

She did go to a cenote, you may want to try Cenote Carwash (on way back from Coba) as i think it is flat enough for her. We went to Grand Cenote with friends and family, just to chill and there was a covered pavilion where she ended up sitting. After that, she went home in her car with her daughter while the others went to the beach!

 

With this day tour, you can get a lot in, grandma friendly.

 

good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Adcock View Post
Yes, grandma was able to tour the ENTIRE 100+ acres of the Coba grounds, all on a bicycle taxi. When I say bicycle taxi, imagine a driver and a front that is made with 2 wheels and a soft cushion, perfect for grandmas. We even brought a pillow for her tush and it was the best!

To hear her say "i read about this pyarmid in national geographic, i never imagined in my lifetime that I could actually see it, wow, its really amazing".... wow, I just broke down.

The fun thing is that you can get a guide to tell you about it, and he talks for 10 minutes then you rent bikes with your friends, SO MUCH FUN, and go for the tour. The grounds will take you 1.5 hrs to go through, even on a bike. The Coba ruins are the largest in the Yucatan. You can even climb them, another awesome experience.

Tulum is nice, its on the ocean.... but I was BLOWN away by Coba.

She did go to a cenote, you may want to try Cenote Carwash (on way back from Coba) as i think it is flat enough for her. We went to Grand Cenote with friends and family, just to chill and there was a covered pavilion where she ended up sitting. After that, she went home in her car with her daughter while the others went to the beach!

With this day tour, you can get a lot in, grandma friendly.

good luck!
Thanks for all the information. I've emailed Jorge about planning the trip. He said it's only an hour from Puerto Aventuras to Coba. I thought it would take a lot longer. I didn't want travel time to get much over an hour.

I think we'll plan a shorter trip. I don't think all of our guests could last the whole day.

Do you recommend eating lunch somewhere near Coba? Or should we go to Tulum or Akumal? I'm just trying to figure out what all we have time for. I don't want to go to lunch much later than 11:30. Grandma eats early.

Thanks for the tips. My grandma's top thing on her list was to see the jungle. I'm excited to find a way to show her the jungle & still plan a trip that everyone else will enjoy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Adcock View Post
Yes, grandma was able to tour the ENTIRE 100+ acres of the Coba grounds, all on a bicycle taxi. When I say bicycle taxi, imagine a driver and a front that is made with 2 wheels and a soft cushion, perfect for grandmas. We even brought a pillow for her tush and it was the best!

To hear her say "i read about this pyarmid in national geographic, i never imagined in my lifetime that I could actually see it, wow, its really amazing".... wow, I just broke down.

The fun thing is that you can get a guide to tell you about it, and he talks for 10 minutes then you rent bikes with your friends, SO MUCH FUN, and go for the tour. The grounds will take you 1.5 hrs to go through, even on a bike. The Coba ruins are the largest in the Yucatan. You can even climb them, another awesome experience.

Tulum is nice, its on the ocean.... but I was BLOWN away by Coba.

She did go to a cenote, you may want to try Cenote Carwash (on way back from Coba) as i think it is flat enough for her. We went to Grand Cenote with friends and family, just to chill and there was a covered pavilion where she ended up sitting. After that, she went home in her car with her daughter while the others went to the beach!

With this day tour, you can get a lot in, grandma friendly.

good luck!
wow thanks for the info matt. now was the whole trip with everyone 116 or perperson? i have a dad that uses a cane and i was worried how he would handle tulum. this is great!!! THANK YOU

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by chibi411 View Post
wow thanks for the info matt. now was the whole trip with everyone 116 or perperson? i have a dad that uses a cane and i was worried how he would handle tulum. this is great!!! THANK YOU
The price is for everyone, not per person. Isn't that great? They also have drinks & snacks for you. There would still be the price of admission which is something like 350 pesos (~$3.50).

I've read that there are shuttles at tulum that will drive you from the parking lot to the ruins. Unfortunately, I don't think there are the bike taxis at Tulum.

I found these websites last night that I thought were fun.

Coba Mexico

Ron & Judy's Viva Maya - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - January 16-23, 2003 - PAGE 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Hello all!! I'm getting married next week. Every arrangement has been done by my sister for my special day. When I joined in an MNC I was troubled with severe headaches and as per my colleague's instruction, I took an appointment in a nearby eye clinic. And after an eye examination in Toronto, the eye specialist diagnosed hypermetropia in me. And the doctor prescribed eyeglasses for me. The doctor suggested me to wear eyeglasses during the working time. But I used to wear it sometimes not every day. Then I was troubled with severe eye strain and headache and mom was scolding me to wear eyeglasses every day. I thought of saying goodbye to eyeglasses forever. I'm planning for a Lasik eye surgery soon before my marriage. I don't know whether I'm eligible for Lasik eye surgery. I'm tensed about its recovery time and its complications. Can someone help me by sharing your views?  
    • In the 2017 bridal fashion week, many styles of wedding dresses were gradually popular. From serious bling to regal capes and fun and flirty short numbers, ByCouturier've got all the hottest wedding dress trends you need to know. Allover Sparkle
      Over-the-top sequins, tonal beading and metallic embellishments turned the Bridal Fashion Week runways into a glittery affair. Perfect for evening nuptials under the stars, this trend is daring but sophisticated. Pro tip: If you're rocking a gown with lots of sparkle, keep your accessories minimal and let your glitzy frock do all the talking.  Bold Ball Gowns
      If you're looking to make a dramatic entrance, a classic ball gown is for you—and we saw plenty of them. Take a cue from long, lace sleeves, or get glam with an embellished strapless bodice. No matter the details, this voluminous style is sure to turn heads.  Captivating Capes
      Not into veils? A full-length bridal cape or shorter capelet is the perfect alternative: It still adds movement to your gown, but feels fashion forward. Plus, this trend is an easy way to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change. Wear a cape or capelet for a more formal look during your ceremony, then whisk it away to hit the dance floor at your reception. Short, Sassy Dresses
      Whether you show off your legs (and a killer pair of heels) in an embellished mini or opt for a more conservative midi-length number, a wedding dress with a flirty hemline is a chic way to mix it up. Not willing to give up your dream ball gown? Change into a shorter frock to spice up your reception or after-party.  Plunging Necklines
      The deep V-neckline is a must-try for two reasons: It flatters your upper body (even if you're busty!) and elongates your frame. A plunging V with scalloped lace is ultra-feminine, while a sleek V plays up the inherently sexy vibe of a curve-skimming silhouette. Just make sure you have fashion tape handy the day of to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. 
      Skinny Straps
      We love this trend for two reasons: A gown with barely there straps has all of the sex appeal of a strapless neckline, plus added support. We call that a bridal fashion win. 
    • Hello all, 
      I am here to get some suggestions on the best places to go on a honeymoon. I am getting married by the end of next month. 
      I was thinking of Bali or Maldives. But just wanted to know other beautiful and romantic places. The wedding banquet hall is a gift from our parents. The hall they have booked for us is one of the best banquet halls in Vaughan I’ve ever seen... Other arrangements like the videographer, photographer, wedding dress, reception dress are all finalized. The next week we have the pre-wedding shoot. Also, I'll start sending the invitations the same week. So, it is going to be hectic and I don't have time to rest or look for some nice places. So, if anyone here could suggest some places would be a great help. 
      Let me know your suggestions. 
      Thanks in advance! 
    • 123weddingcards.com believes in offering soothing and elegant wedding invitations that are available in exquisite designs to complement the style of bride and groom on their wedding day. Our designer wedding cards are highly premium & come with attractive design. Laser Cut Invitations Foil Stamped Invitations Embossed Invitations Glitter Invitations Floral Invitations Peacock Invitations Box Invitations Paisley Invitations Our ultimate goal is to provide the best and impeccable high-quality designs to unite your love with eternal memories by using diverse printing options like embossing, flocking, raised silk screen printing, hot foil stamping, and laser cuttings, to give a new multifaceted look to wedding invitations.  
    • The amazing destination for couples Vietnam is a very beautiful destination for newlyweds. The country is very diverse in terms of culture, nature, city, ethnic ... So come to Vietnam, you will experience all that you like from rural, modern, luxurious with low cost. Newlywed couples are eager to have a wonderful honeymoon without a problem abroad. However, the visa will be a surprise factor that can ruin the trip at any time.  To make sure that everything is ok, please contact us at our company. HGTECH specializes in providing services related to visa, passports, emergency ID, booking air tickets, booking ... Please contact us for a free visa consultation. and related issues. HGTECH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND TRADING COMPANY
      Providing services related to the field of visa, passports, emergency CMT, booking air tickets, booking ...
      Head office: 39 An Trach 1, Dong Da Dist. Hanoi
      Hotline: 0989.496.239 - Mobile: 0243.7326.897
      Email: visa.vn55@gmail.com// info@hgtech.vn
      Website: http://www.visavietnamsupport.com/  
  • Topics

×