Subject: Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Hello! Has anyone been to the Mayan Riviera? We are staying at the El Dorado Royale ( http://www.eldorado-resort.com ) for three nights in August.

How far is it to Chichen Itza? Has anyone climbed the pyramid?

what about Tulum? Is it worth it?

What's to do in Playa del Carmen?

Anyone stayed at EDR? Which restaurants are best?

What souvenirs should I look for?

Any tips on avoiding traveler's curse, other than drinking only bottled water and using it to brush teeth?

TIA! Becky