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Yucatan Peninsula Distances – Cities, Ruins, Towns & Attractions

The Yucatan peninsula is in between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico with over 181,000 km2 (70,000 sq mi) in the area, includes 3 Mexican states (Quintana Roo in the east, Yucatan in the north-west and Campeche in the south-west).

Tourism is the major industry in the zone with major destinies such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Merida.

The majority of the Mayan ruins can be found in the Yucatan peninsula.

 

Yucatan Peninsula Distances – Cities, Ruins, Towns & Attractions

Distances between Major Cities and Attractions In the Yucatan Peninsula
miles Cancún Puerto Morelos Playa del Carmen Cozumel Puerto Aventuras Tulum Chetumal Merida
Cancún 41 min 1 h 10 min 2 h 54 min 1 h 21 min 1 h 53 min 4 h 46 min 3 h 20 min
Puerto Morelos 23.8 40 min 2 h 24 min 52 min 1 h 24 min 4 h 16 min 3 h 17 min
Playa del Carmen 42.4 21.7 1 h 56 min 23 min 54 min 3 h 46 min 3 h 3 min
Cozumel 70.6 50.0 29.6 1 h 53 min 2 h 25 min 5 h 17 min 4 h 47 min
Puerto Aventuras 55.2 34.6 14.2 32.5 34 min 3 h 24 min 3 h 15 min
Tulum 81.5 60.8 40.5 58.7 26.5 2 h 53 min 2 h 56 min
Chetumal 238.0 301.0 197.0 216.0 183.0 157.0 4 h 38 min
Merida 188.0 202.0 179.0 334.1 309.0 259.0 383.0

The Yucatan Peninsula has 3 major and international airports.

Yucatan Peninsula Airplane round routes and estimated costs
Cancun to
Flight Time Cost USD
Merida 1 h 1 min 267
Cozumel 20 min 122
Chetumal 1 h 10 min 203

 

Tips to drive on roads in Mexico.

Due to the important vehicular influx on the roads of the Yucatan peninsula, the traveler must have the following advice. Even if you are diving, even if it is a rental car.

1.- Check the oil and antifreeze levels, tire air, test brakes, capacities, a road mechanical failure can be dangerous.

2 .- Focus on the road and always be alert, always maintaining a correct posture and both hands on the wheel.

3.- Reduce speed in curves and never stop.

4.- It is important to know how to pass on single-lane roads and follow the signs.

5.- If a flat tire strikes you do not press the brakes because there is a danger of rollover.

 

Distances between Major Cities and Towns in the Yucatan Peninsula
 miles       Cancún       Puerto Morelos Playa del Carmen        Tulum       
Akumal 65.2 1 h 3 min 24.2 2 h 27 min
Soliman Bay 74.5 1 h 10 min 33.4 16 min
Mérida 188.1 3 h 23 min 179.1 2 h 58 min
Isla Mujeres 12.6 1 h 34 min 53.1 2 h 42 min
Bacalar 214.1 3 h 40 min 173.3 2 h 20 min
Mahahual 221.2 3 h 47 min 180.1 2 h 27 min

 

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Yucatan Peninsula Distances are current estimates and updated monthly.

 

Riviera Maya Major Cities Distances to Mayan Ruins
 miles     Cancún     Playa del Carmen      Tulum       Merida   
Chichen Itza 122.0 2 h 8 min 93.4 1 h 26 min
Coba 2 h 6 min 68.1 45 min 135.0
Tulum Ruins 79.6 53 min 2.9 3 h 5 min
Mayapan 3 h 31 min 178.0 3 h 15 min 59.4
Uxmal 237.0 4 h 1 min 210.0 1 h 8 min
Chunchucmil 4 h 23 min 232.0 4 h 6 min 55.7
Oxkintok 233.00 3 h 58 min 206.0 1 h 6 min
Palenque 10 h 3 min 475.1 8 h 40 min 341.2
Becan 294.2 4 h 57 min 212.9 5 h 44 min
Calakmul 7 h 58 min 320.4 6 h 9 min 298.0
Oxkintok 233.0 4 h 2 min 206.0 1 h 8 min
Ek Balam 2 h 3 min 97.1 1 h 44 min 108.0

 

Finally, Eco Parks is a great combination of water sports, ecology and Mexican Traditions.

Distances between Major Cities and Eco Parks Attractions
     Cancún      Playa del Carmen       Tulum             Merida     
Xcaret 1 h 23 min 16.3 35 min 193.8
Xel Ha 60.9 30 min 22.5 3 h 24 min
Xplor 1 h 9 min 5.8 42 min 184.0
Xoximilco 12.3 48 min 74.7 3 h 3 min
Rio Secreto 1 h 7 min 11.6 43 min 189.0
Xenotes 3.4 1 h 79.6 3 h 19 min

 

  • Yucatan Peninsula Distances – Cities, Ruins, Towns & Attractions
  • Source obtained from Google estimates.

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