My husband and I are traveling with our two small girls. I've been instructed by my husband to plan a relaxing vacation so I have booked us five nights on Isla Holbox. Before we are arrive there, however, I've got two days to get in some sightseeing. We were in Puerto Morelos last year, had a blast, and visited Tulum. This year I'm hoping to get to see Chichen Iza. In the process of planning I have found that it also might be fun to see the colonial architecture in Vallidolid and visit a cenote (Xkeken perhaps?). In searching these forums for accommodation recommendations, however, I've become quite fascinated with Ek Balam and am considering staying at the Genesis.
Here is my rough itinerary:
Day 1 -Fly into Cancun at 12:45 pm, transfer (somehow) to Genesis. Hopefully arrive by 4 pm. Eat, relax, explore Ek Balam
Day 2 - Get to Chichen Iza as early as possible, spend several hours there, then back to Vallidolid to explore and visit a cenote. Have nice dinner and then back to Genesis.
Day 3 - Transfer from Genesis to Chiquila and ferry to Holbox. (I'm guessing this will be about a four hour journey).
1) Is this too much for a husband who needs to relax? Or will he be so impressed by this area that he won't care (: ? Keep in mind he does have five relaxing nights ahead of him.
2) Do we need to rent a car? I was hoping for bus travel but my hopes to stay at the Genesis might make that tough.
3) Is the Genesis a practical place for us to stay? We are able to rough it so the lack of amenities aren't a problem. We don't speak a lot of Spanish though and I read this might be a problem.
4) Any other ideas on accommodations? Two kids - small to moderate budget (can spend between $100 - $150 but don't have to).