Even with the long ride out to the Ruins it was still a good attraction to visit. The tour guide ( you pay to have a guide or you can look around for free) was of Mayan decent and he really knew about his history. Enjoyed.
Went to Paradise Beach first, we did not stay per they have a new rule about spending $10 min plus entrance fee. ( I went in 2012 and they did not have that rule). Everyone just wanted to get on Banana boat and not eat/drink.
Cab/Van driver was nice. My brother in law was in a wheelchair and accomodations were made from him to get in the van and get to the attractions. The driver told us about the city and took us to some of the local areas. We stopped at the Big Shopping Forum lastly.