Porting in Cozumel, we have reserved our own rental car from Hertz in Playa del Carmen. So we will catch the first ferry we can to the mainland, find Hertz and then travel on our own.
1. Anyone know how to find Hertz once you get off the ferry?
2. Our first priority is to drive to and visit Tulum. How long does the drive take? How much time is needed there to do it justice?
3. If it's possible at all, we would like to drive from there to Coba. Is this safe on your own? How is the road? How long does that drive take? How much time is needed to do Coba justice? It just sounds awesome. We would like to do BOTH ruins but don't know if that's realistic seeing we need to allow plenty of time to drive back to Playa del Carmen and then ferry back to Cozumel in time to board our ship.
4. Another alternative is Hidden Worlds Cenotes. Anyone ever do this? Looks awesome!
We did what you are planning with the rent-a-car. We drove to Xel-Ha (we didn't go in but I could still kick myself) and then to Cancun. The day we left we did last minute shoping and parked on the main street in Cancun. When we got to the Airport we found that our luggage was stollen out of the trunk. We rented the car in Playa. They had to have a key. Please be careful. We came home with just the cloths on our back.