We're a family of 4 (2 kids under 10) and flying into CUN in early May. Would love to have your thoughts on the following itinerary please:
Day 1 - Friday (Arrival in CUN) at around noon. Pick up car rental and drive west towards Merida. We've been to Valladolid before and it seems like a good stop for a late-ish lunch break. We've eaten at Taberna d l Frailes before... can always go back but open to trying something else?). Figure we would arrive in Merida mid-late PM. Staying at Piedra de Agua Hotel right in the Centro area. Guess we'll do some walkaround that area of the city - Cathedral, Plaza, etc.
Day 2 - Sat. Get up early to do bits of the Ruta Puuc, but with kids and heat, the trip destination will mainly be to see Uxmal. Any recs on which one of the other ruins we should not miss if anything for just a quick stop? Lunch at one of the Haciendas in the area - Yaxcopil? San Pedro Ochil? Temozon? Recommendations? 8)
After lunch, I'm curious about trying to hit Cenotes at Cuzama... realize it's a bit out of the Uxmal route but may be a nice respite from the heat and certainly different. If there's a way to accomodate that after lunch and still be back to Merida by sundown for dinner, that'd be great.
Dinner in Merida followed by any festivities in town on Saturdays.
Day 3 - Sun. Head west early to Celestun. Do the whole flamingo thing and maybe have lunch in the area. No idea where yet. Drive back to Merida to check out more of the city in afternoon.
Day 4 - Heading out to Tulum. Waypoint in Izamul to check out the town. Not sure where for lunch on the way to Tulum. Once in Tulum we're a bit more familiar.
One thing that's also not clear to me. We are staying at the Piedra de Agua Hotel right by the Cathedral on Calle 60. I understand some of the street get blocked off for weekend festivities/events. Will it be a problem for us to drive in and out of the hotel parking during that time?
Oh, and we speak zippo Spanish! LOL.
Any tips and advice would be great! Many thanks ahead of time!