Cancun transportation: Colectivo van

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These vans operate similar to bus service, with one major difference: They will pick-up—or drop-off—passengers anywhere along the highway. We use them constantly, often catching a colectivo van to a point near our destination, then flagging down a taxi for the final short distance. Price ranges from 20 to 35 pesos (about $1.50 to $2.50us) depending upon distance traveling. There are two companies:.

• The taxi union operates between Cancun and Playa del

  Carmen, and also between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

Playa Express only runs between Cancun

  and Playa del Carmen.

Cancun colectivo van station

Van stations are located near the bus station in downtown Cancun, with service every 10 to 20 minutes, 24-hours a day (wait time could be slightly longer late at night). More information in our Cancun map & /travel guide.

Puerto Morelos colectivo van stop

Vans make regular stops along the highway at the entrance road to Puerto Morelos. Taxis are always waiting nearby. More information in our Riviera Maya map & travel guide.

Playa del Carmen colectivo van stations

Van stations are located several blocks inland from the bus station. Taxis are available nearby. Exact locations are shown in our Playa del Carmen map & travel guide.

Chemuyil colectivo van stop

Many vans will make a quick stop in this small village. Taxis are available nearby. We use this stop to visit one of our favorite beaches.More information in our Riviera Maya map & travel guide.

Tulum colectivo van station

Van makes frequent stops at the Mayan ruins; main stop is located near the bus station. More information in our Riviera Maya map & travel guide.

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