After staying in Playa del Carmen, our next stop will be a night at the Mayaland Hotel. While I see that there is a direct ADO first class bus from PDC to Chichen Itza, the timing isn't really ideal for us. Instead, we may take one of the more frequent ADO buses from PDC to Valladolid and from there to the Mayaland Hotel.
We're a party of 3 with luggage (two check bags and three backpack type carry-ons). I'm thinking that a colectivo probably isn't really feasible when traveling with luggage. My questions on the taxis:
Is it safe to assume there either is a taxi stand at the ADO terminal or that a taxi will be easy to come by at the station? And would one taxi be likely to accommodate us (not really sure what sized vehicles they tend to use)?
If the answer to the second question is "no", would a second-class bus be a better option for Valladolid-Chichen Itza? I realize that would be cheaper than a taxi however we'd prefer to continue on to the hotel right after arrival in Valladolid and not wait for the next bus.
One last question - I've seen comments here and there which seem to indicate some 2nd class buses still use the "old" bus terminal - if so, are there at least some that depart from the same location as the ADO 1st class buses?