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Cheap & local: Los Colectivos

You can get from Playa Del Carmen to Tulum for only 35 pesos (3$) with a small van called a “colectivo” (take a look at it on the map).

Colectivos are everywhere in Mexico (and in many other countries of south & central America). They are the local (and cheap!) transportation that Mexicans use to get around and go to work.

Colectivos are small vans of 12 to 20 passengers and are very comfortable. The vans are managed by syndicalist groups, for which each driver pays a daily rental. And since more and more tourists now take the Colectivos, tourism has become quite an important economic contribution for the drivers & their syndicates.

Jaime, a Colectivo driver super sympatico!
Jaime, a Colectivo driver super friendly!

Le transport local: Los Colectivos !

Vous pouvez vous rendre à Tulum à partir de Playa Del Carmen pour 35 pesos (3$) dans une van qu’on appelle Colectivo (voir sur la carte).

Les Colectivos se retrouvent partout au Mexique (et dans plusieurs pays d’Amérique Centrale et du Sud) et représentent le moyen de transport local utilisé par les Mexicains.

Ce sont de petites vans de 12 à 20 passagers, très confortables, offrant des départs presqu’en tout temps. Les Colectivos sont gérés par des syndicats, auxquels chaque conducteur paie un frais de location quotidien. Et comme les touristes utilisent les Colectivos de plus en plus, le tourisme est devenu un appui économique important pour les chauffeurs et leurs syndicats.

Jaime, a Colectivo driver super sympatico!
Jaime, un chauffeur “muy sympatico” et son Colectivo

Published by Anna-Kim

Originally from Québec, I share my life between Quebec, USA, Mexico and Guatemala. I am self-employed, working as a sound healer, yoga teacher, tour guide, fluent in French, English and Spanish. Our world is changing, our consciousness is rising and our spirits are waking up to unification. We are all one and travel-smart is just an exemple among many more. I want to be part of the change, do you?

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