Our day in Merida starts quite early: After having some rich breakfast at the hotel we head straight to the airport for the car rental. A white Chevrolet Malibu with automatic transmission is aus already waiting for us (25 EUR (29.25 USD)). Hmm, I’ve never driven an automatic before and I am realizing now that I don’t really like it. But this is the standard here in Mexico and you won’t notive any difference while driving longer distances. As soon as we leave the city to get to the Ruta Puuc, there are quite fewer cars on the road, the forestation on the sides increases, the curves on the road decrease, till it seems like a straight line with no other car in sight .
It is still quite early when we reach Uxmal. We park the car and get tickets: The entry fee of 188 MXN (10.07 USD) is split into 2 amounts (state “CULTUR” and federal “INAH”) and has to be paid at 2 seperate counters. You will need both tickets to enter the site. By the way: Similar to Chichen Itza, there is also a lightshow at night here.