We have not flown since 2019 when we returned home from Germany. I forgot what it’s like to pack into a suitcase instead of a car and the kids don’t remember flying at all so this was a fun adventure for all of us.
We left our house around 7 am to get to the airport, park the car then take the shuttle to the airport.
The kids did so well, and it was nice navigating the airport without strollers or diapers.
Our flight was around four hours and the kids did great playing on their tablets, playing in activity books and watching out the windows. I mostly entertained the kids and read a little about the sites we would see on our trip.
When we landed in Mexico Cannon loved how different it felt from Colorado. It is such a privilege and a joy to show the kids the world.
It took a while to get our bags then get our rental car but we lucked out that the rain didn’t start until after we were on the road south from Cancun to Tulum.
You definitely don’t need to rent a car to get around the Yucatan Peninsula, the public transit is great (and cheap) but you do get a really good feel of the area when you can drive around as you like.
We stopped at a grocery store on our way to get a few staples like coffee, milk and fruit for the mornings. We arrived at our rental after dark and got to enjoy the area all lit up.
The kiddos loved the rooftop deck with the plunge pool. We got to sleep way too late, but that is the way it goes for us while traveling.