the driver of the quad must be able to drive SAFELY 
not for children under 12 years

  • kids 12 years up and adults                                215 USD
  • almost 80 km of Quad driving
  • more time to enjoy
  • Tequila shot inclusive
  • day trip according to the listed program
  • personally guided by Santi Tour guides
  • pick up from your hotel or meeting point
  • transfer with a certified driver in a comfortable, fully insured, and air-conditioned minivan
  • tour guide in English
  • fresh whole-grain breakfast bun "Santini" in the bus (no coffee or tea included)
  • cold drinks in the bus (soft drinks, water, and premium beer)
  • cold drinks on the ATV tour (soft drinks, water - beer is prohibited while driving)
  • tourist fees 
  • if we have enough time before the ATV tour starts, we will take pictures by the EL CUYO sign
  • about 74 km ATV tour around the island with different stops 
  • lots of information about nature and animals (pelicans, flamingos, crocodiles, birds)
  • photo stop in front of Las Coloradas (the "pink lake")
  • swimming and pictures on a white sandy beach
  • Mexican lunch and drink in a restaurant
  • 1 tequila Shot (after the ATV tour)
  • highway toll fees
  • parking fees / tolls
  • return to your hotel lobby or meeting point
  • all photos / videos of this tour are free of charge as a gift from us! 
  • minimum participants: 8 personas
  • maximum participants: 14 Personen
  • duration: approximately 12 horas
  • difficulty: medium
  • age recommendation: 12 to 65 years
  • not for kids under the age of 12
  • teens have to drive with an adult
  • information about country and people
  • Action
  • nature & animals
  • Mexican food 
  • swimming 

  • 74 km tour with ATV around the island: The ATV are very comfortable und have a backrest. Lean back as a passenger and enjoy the amazing view which EL CUYO offers you. As a driver you can give gas, the ATV have lots of power and it's very important, that you have experience driving an ATV. The mangroves are covering the nature area so that we don't disturb the animals
  • Watching animals: We stop on different places with you to take pictures of the animals. Often we see grey but also white pelicans, eagles, cormorants, different fishing herons and if we're lucky also crocodiles
  • Las Coloradas ("the pink salt lake"): We drive with the ATV all the way to Las Coloradas. This is a private area for salt production, the color depends on weather conditions (sun intensity, rainy days before, season etc.). The water can be from soft rose to strong pink and we take amazing pictures from you in front
  • Swimming on a white, sandy beach: The beaches of EL CUYO are nature pure - you will not find any beach clubs or restaurants, no sunbeds or umbrellas. You can just lay down in the warm sand, go for a walk, look for some nice shells to take pictures of or just enjoy the warm water of the Caribbean. In one direction Miami, in front Cuba and to the right direction is the island of Holbox. Here you will feel a little bit like Robinson Crusoe...

  • We start our day early to have enough time to enjoy this stunning little island with its beauty and nature by the Gulf of Mexico. El Cuyo, north of Holbox and north-west of Cancun in the stat of Yucatan has about 1750 inhabitants, most of them fisherman. The smallest part of the island is about 90 m wide and still originally. Lots of colorful painted houses, a tiny church in the middle of the town and just a very few, small restaurants. But lots of nature and endless white, sandy beaches. Here the Gulf of Mexico shows you it's most beautiful colors. 
  • We drive the ATV about 37 km to the area of "Las Coloradas" and 37 km also back. We rapidly leave the town of El Cuyo behind and immediately we find ourselves in the wide nature of the island. Sandy ways, on the left side mangroves and the lagoon and to our right the turquoise sea. We pass by a little colorful cemetery, happy for all people who found their last rest and paradise on earth here
  • We pass by white sandy dunes, different kinds of palm trees and the beautiful ocean. The wind in our hair and the sun on our skin gives you an infinite feeling of freedom
  • We stop on different places to watch animals and to take beautiful pictures 
  • Our tour leads us until the pink salty lake of Las Coloradas where we take a break for taking pictures of you
  • On our way back we make a stopover by a white sandy, natural beach. Enjoy a walk to find some shells or just jump into the turquoise water of the Gulf of Mexico
  • our tour ends again in the town of El Cuyo where we enjoy our lunch together in a small restaurant
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, restroom, etc.) Please have small change in MXN or USD
  • Coffee or tea at the coffee stop
  • Tipps for the SANTI guide, ATV guide and the driver
  • photo packages cost lots of money in Mexico - you can spend easily 100 to 200 USD and what you get are around 20 pictures of the whole group
  • with SANTI TOURS you will get a big picture (and sometimes also video) package with sometimes 100 to 600 photos - depending in the tour and our guest. In the tours Holbox EXCLUSIVE and BACALAR EXCLUSIVE we implement little photo shootings with you
  • Please note, we are no professional photographers, and we do our best to get beautiful pictures. Normally tour guides never take photos
  • We normally take our photos with cellphones, as we are not allowed to use cameras in lots of places like temples and ruins. As tour guides it is officially forbidden to take pictures
  • attention: please do also take your own pictures and do not rely on us with all pictures - you will have you own ideas of photos, and it also can be a damage on a cellphone or pictures. Please never forget, our photo package is additional and free - a gift from SANTI TOURS to you
  • some days after tour we upload all our material with a link in our WhatsApp group. You got time to download all photos and videos, also at home. The link and the group will be deleted after 4 weeks. Later it's not possible to get back any photos
  • The payment of our tours can be done in CASH the day of the tour. We accept US Dollars, Mexican Pesos, or Euro (at the current daily exchange rate). It is not possible to pay with credit card or bank transfer
  • We ask for your understanding, just for the fairness of the other guests, we cannot drive to any banks or ATMs to exchange or withdraw money
  • Pick up at the lobbies of all hotels from Iberostar Paraiso via Playa del Carmen to Grand Bahia Principe
  • Please let us know before booking about the location or name of your hotel
  • Hotels in Tulum, Cancun, Puerto Morelos, as well as between Puerto Morelos and Iberostar Paraiso : Pick up or meeting point will be arranged at the time of your booking
  • The transfer to Playa del Carmen (with the Colectivo minivans) can be done by any person staying at any hotel from Cancun or Tulum for about 2 to 3 USD. Very easy, safe, and inexpensive. The white Colectivo minivans begin to transit around 5 am in different directions and pass by every 5 to 10 minutes towards Playa del Carmen
  • The driving time to El Cuyo is approximately 2 1/4 hours from the center of Playa del Carmen (depending on traffic and without hotel pick ups). Please note this with your tour planning
  • this tour depends on very good weather conditions 
  • kids under 12 years are not allowed to participate because of safety reasons
  • kids at the age of 16 and more can drive the ATV (only if they show enough experience)
  • the length of driving is about 74 km in total (back and for). We will have different stops on the way to watch animals, take pictures, in Las Coloradas and by the beach for swimming
  • there will be 2 people on one ATV
  • you don't need drivers license but a lots of experience to drive these ATV
  • the legs of the driver can get hot after a period of time because of the motor. We recommend leggings or jogging pants 
  • you can take a MEDIUM boot bag/bag on the ATV - very big bags have to remain in the bus 
  • we will provide skiing glasses (dust) and we drive without a helmet. A bandana or a basecap should be brought . Hats are not recommendable
  • for driving the ATV Sneakers are recommended 
  • the sun is very strong during the tour - please think about it when you choose your clothes in the morning. Please wear sporty clothes
  • We kindly ask you to protect nature and animals and not to use sun lotions. They have a high impact of damaging corals, cenotes and animals. We recommend to use sun protection shirts. 
  • its forbidden to take corals, shells or other things home from the beaches 
  • after swimming we keep on driving a bit more, please don't drive in Bikini and use a short 
  • you will get a wholegrain breakfast bun in the bus for breakfast. If you need more than that please bring something or you can buy it at the coffee stop
  • please understand that  for safety reasons we are not allowed to give out beer on the ATV tour 
  • this tour is a full day tour ! We will approximately come back to Playa del Carmen around 7 pm (depending on traffic, weather, the group etc.). We cannot assume any liability
  • Bikini / swimming trunks
  • sandals
  • Sneakers
  • towel
  • Cap or Bandana for the head
  • neckerchief against dust
  • long-sleeved shirt
  • jogging pants or leggings
  • sun lotion 
  • bug spray
  • camera / cellphone