Trip From Akumal To Coba Ruins

Recently someone posted a question on TripAdvisor asking if the Akumal to Coba ruins to Gran Cenote route and back is doable by public transport. Is it necessary to reserve a taxi? Also, are there places on the way where you can stop by to grab a bite?

In response to this, here is what some travelers had to say:

It depends on which of these 3 places you prefer to visit first. From Akumal it is easy to get to Coba using the ADO bus. From Coba the best way to get to Gran cenote is by taxi. It will cost about 300 pesos.  Passengers can also ask the taxi driver to return to pick them up. In case you find a bus going to Tulum you can also get on to that, as the Gran Cenote is just a short, 60 pesos ride away from Tulum. There are also several good eateries in Tulum.

An ADO bus from Coba would pass by but not stop at Gran cenote. A second-class (Mayab) bus will stop at the Gran Cenote if the passenger asks the driver to do so. There is just one ADO bus from Coba to Tulum at 3.10 pm. If you wish return earlier than that and cannot seem to find any Mayab buses or colectivos (vans), you can either get on to a taxi or hitchhike with someone who is going in the same direction. Usually it is not necessary to reserve a taxi. You can catch one in town or maybe some at the ruins in Tulum.

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