Cancun is everyone’s dream vacation! Either you’re looking for adventure, relaxation or a romantic getaway… Cancun offers all kinds of atmospheres and activities you don’t want to miss out on.
In this article we’ll share a few secrets about visiting Cancun and how to move around the city. Learn the best way to live the Caribean experience, starting off in the Cancun Airport to your resort, to every attraction.
- Arriving at Cancun International Airport
The passport is ready, bags are packed and the swimsuit is on! Here is a few things you want to consider before traveling to Cancun.
If you didn’t know, Mexico never closed its borders during the Covid-19 pandemic. Even though the volume of passengers lowered, the airport kept on going. Today, Cancun Airport has increased the traffic of travelers and has even exceeded the volume of passengers in comparison to 2019. Cancun Airport still follows and encourage Covid-19 safety regulations and is happy to welcome new visitors every day.
We recommend you chech out Cancun Airport Information before traveling to have updated information.
- Things to do in Cancun
The Hotel Zone of Cancun is full of great beaches for you to enjoy, some have beach clubs, water sports, and other activities for the whole family. But if what you’re looking for is the dream beach with white sand, few people, and turquoise waters, we listed a few of Cancun’s best beaches:
- Playa Chac Mool
- Playa Delfines
- Playa Norte Isla Mujeres
- Playa Maroma
- Puerto Morelos Beach
Also, if you’re feeling adventurous, try a cenote! Cenotes are underground caves that contain deep waters, created where a cave ceiling has collapsed. To say the least, these are the top sites to visit, specially on the hot days of summer. There’s nothing better than immerse yourself in these cool and refreshing waters of the cenote. Here’s a few cenotes in Cancun you can visit:
- Cenote las Mojarras
- Cenote Kin Ha
- Cenote Siete Bocas
Check out this amazing places with Cancun Airport Trasnportation.
- Must-see places near Cancun
Playa Delfines Lookout spot
About 30 minutes from the Cancun Airport, you can enjoy one last view of the ocean and even take a swim. Playa Delfines is famous for having the big colorful “CANCUN” letters where people love taking pictures. It’s a known stop for many tourists before they head off to the airport to catch a flight. Enjoy the breeze and the astonishing ocean view.
Get an unforgettable view from Cancun’s Scenic Tower. Enjoy the most incredible panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea at 260 ft (80 m) tall. The regular Cost of admission is $20.00 USD. Open from 9am to 9pm and located at El Embarcadero Isla Mujeres by Xcaret at Blvd. Kukulcán Km 4, Cancun Hotel Zone. About 28 minutes from the Cancun Airport, is a great option to have a quick but unique memory to take with you.
Mirador Rio Nizuc
A small fishing pier for you to enjoy the view of the river. At the end of the main street you’ll find a nice restaurant to eat at. Located only 12 minutes away from the Airport, is a nice and chill option for you to explore.
La Isla Shopping Village
La Isla is the place to go to grab some coffee, eat lunch and window shop right before a flight. It is known for its strip of relaxing canalside cafes and international food and fashion chains. Activities for the whole family await you. An Interactive Aquarium, with over a thousand species, offers dolphin shows and touch tanks. Also, the Wax Museum displays dozens of models of real and fictional people, including Elvis and Spider-Man.
Hotel Zone tour
If you only have a few hours left before your flight, the easiest and less consuming option for you is to take a ride around the Hotel Zone. If you don’t want to wait around at the Airport, the Hotel Zone is a nice place to walk or drive around. You get to see the Nichupté Lagoon and also the Craft Market. Starting from Punta Nizuc and coming back from Km 3 of the Hotel Zone, it can take about 2 hours or more, depending if you make any stops. We recommend you avoid driving downtown because of the traffic. Do know that the hours of more traffic in the Hotel Zone are, in the morning from 8-10am and in the afternoon, from 5-7pm.
For trasnportation, taxis are available at the Cancun Airport but their fee is higher than normal due to the location. UBER is not allowed to enter the Airport area, so it’s not a viable option…
We recommend you take private transportation, it is easier and if you let them know, they’ll take you back to the airport right on time.