The great Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, There are also direct buses from the airport to Playa del Carmen. Downtown Cancun is a minute bus ride from the Hotel Zone, which is the long thing . Valladolid is a beautiful colonial town full of local culture.
Inspired by RonAKA's non- tour trip to Coba using local transportation as described below, Ron's description is very complete so I will provide a shorter version of my trip. I took the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen. .. AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: Cancun Airport to Playa and resorts along the coast.