Using a taxi to Chichen Itza from Grand Bahia Principe

With so much to see in Mexico  one would always prefer the best way to do so. There are many options ranging from organized tours to hiring taxing to even renting cars. Visitors with their specific needs and budgets avail the options best suiting them.
Chichen Itza Photos
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One such visitor who is not very keen on availing organized tours wants to know about alternate options. They want to explore the ruins of Chichen Itza and hence hire a taxi from Grand Bahia Principe.

The query was posted on TripAdvisor site inquiring about the idea. Almost all fellow commentators are against this plan as they believe that taxi would be too small and uncomfortable to undertake such a long drive. They should look out for cars as the comfort level will be higher. There are various rental car services available. One can choose from luxury services to regular suiting the budget. Tour buses are also a good option. They may take bit longer but are comfortable. In all there are many options to have a memorable vacation.

Wildlife in Grand Bahia Principe, Akumal?

There is a thread in Tripadvisor forum regarding wildlife tips in Grand Bahia Principe (GBP), Akumal. Akumal is rich in wildlife both land and aquatic. Akumal means land of turtles, so sea turtles are a must-see item in any itinerary.

One member replied that, even on the resort one can see wildlife. Animals such as Iguanas, Coatimundi, Agouti, Raccoon, Land turtles, snakes, beautiful butterflies and moths, pelicans, ospreys, woodpeckers, golden oriole, Yucatan jays. If you are lucky you may also get to see a deer or two also!


The USP of GBP is its wildlife.  For marine life you can test its beach waters where you may encounter moray eels, rays, squid and octopus.

The resort also organizes eco-wildlife tours and jungle walk to educate its guests about the flora and fauna and how GBP is pro-active in conserving it.