How to get to and from the Cancun Airport
For this and many other reasons, the only airport of choice is really Cancun International Airport. This guide will give you all the information you need to know regarding transfers and companies for transportation. However if you want to skip reading through it, scroll to the bottom and you will get the best transfers recommendations. If you are on a tight budget or you are just visiting Cancun, then we suggest reading all the information here as it will results in savings and get you the best insider information.
We also suggest planning your activities in cancun, tours, attractions, transportation and things to do in advance so that you obtain the best deals and avoid being sold-out specially during high season. A very popular activity is Cancun excursions and we highly recommend booking online specially if you are traveling with your family as you will receive a group price instead of a per person rate.
FLYING INTO CANCUN:
Upon landing in Cancun, you will first go through a controlled area passing immigration. Then you will proceed to collect your baggage and finally go through customs before reaching the exit. You will notice right away a well-organized area consisting of booths for transportation, transfers and activities. It is highly recommended to pre-arrange your transfers and transportation to increase your savings and dramatically decrease your waiting time. Specially during high season, transfers can be frustrating. So plan ahead with this guide, and you will be ahead of everyone else.
SAFETY IN CANCUN AIRPORT:
Be aware of cop-artsts and solicitations for transfers by companies that not legitimate, registered or insured. Always use a reputable company or simply book online prior to your trip to be sure that you are in good hands. The bus is a choice that is inexpensive, and you can travel pretty much anywhere with the ADO company. This is highly recommended for solo travelers or groups in a budget. Taxis are another option to travel anywhere quick, however you will pay a higher price. The best advice on this guide is to NOT talk or stop for anybody until you find your representative for your transportation booking or your resort company. These people go as far as grabbing your baggage and literally make you follow them and hold you until you pay before taking you anywhere to or outside Cancun. Not only will you receive a probably bad deal, but your safety is at risk. Always pre-plan your transfers.
If you are visiting Cancun, then the local transportation system is cheap and we highly recommend using that. Even a cab to travel mostly anywhere in Cancun for 3 visitors or less (limited trunk space) is a good idea. If you are a larger group, then grab a local Cancun shuttle transportation for a flat fee.
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