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Holbox to Merida

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Holbox to Merida

Planning to spend a week in Holbox and then make our way to Merida, any suggestions on how best to do this and is it worth stopping somewhere on the way? We then plan to visit Celestun. Thanks

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1. Re: Holbox to Merida

We did this a couple years ago. Fantastic trip. How much time do you have?

After leaving Holbox, we went to Valladolid for a night, via Tizimin, and stopped at the Ek_Balam ruins on the way. Overnighted in Valladolid (El Meson), but worth 2 at least...we've been back since.

Then on to Chichen Itza, the earlier the better.

Then on to Izamal, one night in Izamal proper, another night at a wonderful hacienda on its outskirts(San Antonio Chalante) that is pretty much as it was in the day. Nice countryside, horses, food, and architecture.

Finally to Merida Centro, the historic district(Luz en Yucatan!!!). Fantastic lodging choices everywhere, at really good prices. Be there on a weekend too.

We too did a trip out to Celestun and the flamingos for a night or 2. Again, we loved it.

We had a rental car of course, to do this comfortably, but took the bus to Celestun.

This is a short version. Write us if you want details. Jim and Joan

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2. Re: Holbox to Merida

I second the recommendation for a night or two at Hacienda Chalante. It's one of our favorite stops on the peninsula.

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3. Re: Holbox to Merida

We have just less than 3 weeks. First trip to Mexico was this January, which included a couple of nights in Valladolid, visited Ek_Balam and Chichen Itza got there as it was opening, well worth it! Will look into your suggestions of Izamal and Merida Centro, we used the bus on our visit this year, but maybe will should think about a hire car? Thanks very much

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