Last Friday, I had the pleasure of meeting 2 couples from Quebec who needed help with their luggage and getting to their rented beach house in Uaymitun. They had rented a small car which would fit the four of them but not their luggage and since they were arriving after dark, they contacted me to lead the way and transport bags.
Picked them up at 7 - 7:30 pm at Mérida´s airport and, after checking out the rental car for dings and malfunctioning lights, we loaded up both cars with luggage and people and took the periférico out to Progreso and on to Uaymitún, with a quick stopover at the Bodega Aurrera grocery store in Progreso to buy wine, beer and some snacking material.
I also called the lady who was renting them the house to let her know that her guests had arrived and helped out a little with the initial introductions and went over the instructions and indications on how the house worked. As an added perk, they got the Lawson Brick, an older cell phone with some credit on it so they would not be totally cut off from the world (there are no land line phones at the beach).
Total time for this trip? 2 hours.