Please allow me to apolagize in advance for my poor spelling, grammar and sentence structure. If you are an English teacher STOP reading now. Where is the spell check on this thing?
My wife Tina and I (Mark) were fortunate enough to discover Isla on a day trip from our first trip to Cancun over 15 years ago. We never went back to Cancun and have made several trips to Isla both with and with out the kids. However we were always curious about the Mayan Ruins and what lays South of Cancun but could never not go to Isla. We wanted to take our three younger children Jillian 19, Aaron 13 and Jaclyn 10. That was the inspiration for our trip.
We wanted a trip long enough that we could spend part on Isla and part exploring the mainland. We had found decent direct airfare leaving Sunday June 1st and returning on a Saturday June 14th. After much agony and thought we decided we spend the first four nights in Akumal. From Akumal we could do day trips to Tulum, Sian Kaan, Xcaret or Xel-ha. Our next three night would be out of Vallodolid. From there we planned day trips to Chichen Itza and Rio La Gartos. That would leave us with our 6 final nights on Isla.
Our story includes attempted gas station rip off. A run in with the local Policia in the middle of no where. A mayan mud bath and a lost golf cart. All in all a fabulous time.