After 2 months in Colombia, we arrived in Cancun and visited Yucatan’s Peninsula and crossed the country from Chiapas to Guadalajara, from June 19th to August 9th.
Note: We are a couple travelling for 1 year and we’ve already spent half of our time and budget and time (20000€ total). The prices mentioned in this post are PER PERSON, except for the taxis and accommodation (usually private double rooms).
Mexican food is quite the same everywhere, with the same products: corn, avocado, cheese and spicy stuff! A lunch in the market cost around 60$MX.
Note: tips around 10%
- Pizza: 170$MX a medium
- Full breakfast: between 50 and 150$MX full
- Burger: 125$MX
- Ceviche: $MX
- Water: 15/25$MX
- Beer: 20$MX a 500ml can in supermarket, 20/30$MX a bottle in a bar
- Juice: around 40$MX
- Coffee: 30/50$MX
Bus: See the details in the post One month in Mexico
Colectivo: Private agencies offer transportation in mini bus, see the details in the dedicated post.
- You can use Uber in the main cities.
- They also have secured taxi from the bus terminals to the center: 120$MX Mexico, 170$MX Guadalajara, 100$MX Puebla.
- The taxi from Tuxtla airport to the center: 362$MX
Metro: 5$MX a metro ticket in Mexico city
Rent a car: The best way to visit the Yucatan peninsula.
For the entrances fee in the various ruins and museums we visited, please check the dedicated post.
- Phone: With Telcel you can have 3Go and a simcard for 200$MX
- Laundry: between 10 and 30$MX per kg
- Cigarets: around 50$MX a pack
1 month in Mexico
After 2 months in Colombia, we passed 9 days in Yucatan peninsula, and then 5 weeks to visit Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Mexico, the Pueblos Magicos of Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato and finally Guadalajara (total 42 days).
What to do in Oaxaca
After 2 months in Colombia, we passed 9 days in Yucatan peninsula and 7 days in Chiapas. Here is the detail of what we did in Oaxaca (4 nights in Oaxaca and 5 in Puerto Escondido).
What to do in Chiapas
After 2 months in Colombia, we passed 9 days in Yucatan peninsula, and we have now 5 weeks left to visit Chiapas, Oaxaca, Mexico and Guadalajara regions.
Yucatan peninsula by car
Arriving from Cartagena after 2 months in Colombia, we rented a car in Cancun for a 9 days road trip through Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo. Here is our itinerary, places to visit and expenses.
Mexico DF in 3 days
I arrived in the beginning of my trip in Yucatan to DF and took one day to visit Teotihuacan site. When I came back after one week playing Indiana Jones in the pyramids, I took a week-end to enjoy the city and celebrate the “Dia de los Muertos”.