Daytrips Worth Seeing
North: to the flamingos of Rio Lagartos, stopping at the Mayan ruins of Ek Balam on the way back with a short stop to see the Distillary and a detour to the village of Uyama to see the restored church.
East: to Cancun and then to Isla Mujeres to dive, snorkle or hang out on the beach. Or take the tour to Isla Contoy, north of Isla Mujeres, to visit the bird, fish and iguana sanctuary.
South East: to the beaches of Tulum with a stop at the Mayan ruins of Cobá and a side trip to Punta Laguna to see the monkeys.
South: to the heartland of the Maya and the Museum of the War of the Castes, the town renamed Carrillo Puerto (because of the war) and the lake of seven colors of blue, Lake Bacalar.
West: to the cenotes of Dzitnup, the caves of Balankanche, the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, and the Pueblo Mágico of Izamal.
Southwest: to the ruta Pucc and the many Mayan ruins including Uxmal, the caves of Loltun and the clay works to be found in Ticul.