So, I'm trying to talk my SO into a trip to mexico (which he isn't into to begin with because he's never been out of the country and is very wary of safety and food/water issues in Mexico). Neither of us has ever been to Mexico and I'm confused about how we should explore outside of the resort. We are planning on staying at the Grand Palladium resort, and I would like to do a day trip to Xel-ha, go to akumal beach where the turtles are, maybe go to isla mujeres, and maybe do some kind of jungle/cenote tour. Should I just plan on doing pre-paid tours with transportation for all of those? The only other options I've found so far have been colectivo, taxi, and rental cars... all of which have really bad things written about them. I don't think the colectivo will be for us because we don't know that area and I won't have any idea of where to get on and off it. I don't mind the idea of getting a taxi from the hotel, but I don't know how to get a taxi back.... Reviews I've read about Mexican taxis are that they are difficult to find outside of calling for one, and that there are a lot of fake taxis that are unsafe. Same thing about rental cars, reviews talk about how many ways renting a car can go wrong with the insurance and laws, and I don't know how easy to will be to find out way around and parking. Is going to Mexico a mistake? I'm trying to go into this with a positive attitude, but we are nervous about all the negative stories we have heard about Mexico :-(.