Playa Sonrisa
A Casual Paradise for Couples
Caribbean Costa Maya, Xcalak, Mexico

All You Need Is Your Smile !
Bus Service
There is twice daily 2nd Class bus service to Xcalak
There is also 1st Class bus service to Limones or Mahahual,
where a taxi can bring you the rest of the way.  Not very convenient schedules,
but if you are adventurous and speak a little Spanish it is an economic way to travel.  

From the airport in Cancun -  take the Airport Bus to Playa del Carmen
(45 minutes)about $20 US).  Taxi as an option at double the cost).

TWO OPTIONS from Playa del Carmen bus station:

1)  MAYAB BUS (2nd Class) to Limones - hourly departures daily
(about 4 hours and $150 pesos = $15 US per person)  
In Limones transfer to the Mahahual-Xcalak bus
(about 3 hours & $80 pesos ~ $7 US pp).  
Departures from Limones are at about* 7:00 am & 4:00 pm
(*
this is Mexico not Switzerland).
Upon arrival in Xcalak there is
NO TAXI HERE, ask a local or at Toby's Restaurant
for a ride to
Playa Sonrisa (7 km, ~$100 pesos )

A wise option is to take a TAXI  from Limones directly to Playa Sonrisa
about $60 US total but eliminates waiting for the Mahahual-Xcalak bus,
and a taxi cuts the 3 hour ride by bus down to 1.5 hrs.  
Arrange for return pick up by the same taxi for your day of departure.
(they have been very dependable when pre-arranged)

2)  ADO BUS (1st Class) to Mahahual (about $250 pesos ~$16 US)
Departure times vary with periodic changes in bus schedules - check at the Bus Station
Take a taxi from Mahahual directly to Playa Sonrisa, about $60 one way.
IMPORTANT:  
Arrange for return pick up by the same taxi for your day of departure.
(they have been very dependable when pre-arranged)

An economic way to travel but realize that Playa Sonrisa is 7 km (4.2 miles) from the village
and
there is NO local taxi available.  Guests often share rides on the nights we don't offer dinner
but depending on the kindness of people you haven't met yet is not a surefire plan.  
A rental car also allows you the freedom to explore, take day trips to Mahahual,
Mayan ruins (there are no tour operators in this village),  or just run down
to the village on a whim to sample a local restaurant.
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Door-to-Door Airport Shuttle Service

If your preference is to kick back & leave the driving to a pro
we've had excellent service from
AGI Tours & Transfers.
Cost is ~$300 US each way (depending on exchange rate)
per van not per person, which may compare favorably to
cost of car, insurance, gas & convenience.

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