JGALEN,
How about saving yourself trouble and money!Just drive to Xcalac stay there one or 2 nites, then get one of the friendly natives to take you down to AC in a boat. Ponga. it is a interesting ride and not horribly expensive. Yes you can clear customs there. Depends wether you go outside the reef or inside. When you get to Xcalac, find a ass..le named Marina Mike and he will help you arrange a boat. If you fall in love with the area just south of Boca Bacalar Chico (the river separating MX & AC) let me know. We may be able to arrange for you to have a 50x100' homestead on the beach.
Bud

[This message has been edited by budnmary (edited 11-29-2001).]