So, first off, I hope Ernesto blows off into the ocean and leaves everyone in Mexico and elsewhere unmolested and safe.
2nd off, assuming all is well there, we (three couples w/ a daughter each) are going to be on Isla for about 10 days starting 8/11 and we are as far south on the island as you can get I think. We are the tippy tip in a very nice house but sort of secluded. For day trips, grocery's roaming and etc. like taking the three young (5,6 &7 yrs old) kids with us up to Playa Norte I am curious about the option of renting a car (or cars) and ferrying it over. Mainly because I can rent a car for starting at about 11-12 dollars a day then Ferry it over for 220 pesos and use that, instead of trying to beat down anymore golf cart guys. The cheapest I can arrange online for that is 38 bucks a day. Thats with all three couples renting a cart! Seems pretty high, I know its an island and all and they sort of have you captured and I'd rather have a golf cart frankly, but not at that rate. I have driven in Mexico plenty of times so that doesnt deter me. I imagine we'd stay all but one day on Isla if we did have cars (one day to mainland for Tulum or Coba and cenotes) and Isla is probably pretty tranquil vs Baja and Central Mexico and Yucatan where I've driven before. And my auto insurance covers rentals so no added $ there.
What am I not taking into consideration? Renting two or three bicycles would be nice, but then I am hearing 12 dollars a day (x 2 or 3) and there I am at triple the price of a car rental. Taxi's, now I am sort of limited to the whims and moods of random Mexican taxi drivers who I generaly love, but a cheat or a bad one can ruin an hour of my vacation.
Thanks kindly in advance, M.Edited: 04 August 2012, 00:09