Cancún (Spanish pronunciation: [kaŋˈkun]) is a coastal city in Mexico’s easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. As a rapidly growing city with a quickly changing skyline, the estimated population for Cancún is 705,000 in 2010 an increase 20% from the census in 2005. Cancún is located on the Yucatan Channel that separates Mexico from the island of Cuba in the Greater Antilles. The Cancún region is sometimes known as the Mexican Caribbean or the Mayan Riviera.
Cancún is the municipal seat of the Benito Juárez municipality and a world-renowned tourist resort. The city center is located on the mainland which connects the Nichupté and lagoons to a narrow 7-shaped island where the modern beachfront hotels are located in the tourist centric hotel zone.
ALL – INCLUSIVE RESORTS & ACTIVITIES
Cancun is the ultimate vacation and resort destination whether your idea of a good time is surfing, kayaking, fishing and swimming or just laying in the tropical sun. On the lagoon side, there is an abundance of water sports equipment for rental for one day or an entire vacation.
On the Caribbean side, enjoy great swimming, surfing and sunbathing. The world class all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya offer a variety of activities, entertainment, and cuisine, all for one price. No hidden costs. You pay for your all-inclusive accommodations, airfare, and transfers, and you don’t have to worry about carrying your wallet around with you everywhere you go, and you don’t have to budget once you get there. It’s economical, and makes for a worry free vacation. Even taxes and tips are included in the rates. Cancun is one of the most popular sun destinations in the world. Whether it is the hustle and bustle of the night life of Cancun, world class shopping, motorised and non- motorised water sports, exploring ancient Mayan ruins, scuba diving, relaxing with your favourite book and working on your sun tan, or the peaceful, serene solitude of the Rivera Maya, we have what you are looking for!
Cancun Airport International (CUN) is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean and the point of entry to the “Mundo Maya”. Every year millions of people visit Cancun and the Riviera Maya and the number of visitors is expected to increase rapidly thanks to the new mega-resorts already in construction all over the area. Major international airlines as well as charter airlines have direct or connecting flights to Cancun every day. Now more than ever Cancun Airport International is easy accessible from almost every major city in the world. With first class shops, restaurants and services, Cancun Airport is one of the easiest most convenient airports to fly to/from in Mexico.
Cancun Airport International is located outside the city of Cancun at kilometre 22 of the Cancun- Chetumal highway. Most of the airports in Mexico are located outside the main cities except for the airports where the cities have expanded around the airports. CUN is one of the busiest airports in the
CANCUN AIRPORT TERMINALS AND FACILITIES
Caribbean averaging about 800,000 passengers per month in high season. It has all the facilities of a major international airport with signs in various languages.
Cancun International Airport is composed of three terminals. Terminal 1 is the old terminal and is used for private airplanes and freight. Terminal 2 is for Mexico’s domestic flights and International. You arrive and depart through either terminal 2 or 3.
Both terminals 2&3 have arrival and departure concourses. The main Terminal is used for domestic and international scheduled flights from major airlines such as: American Airlines, AeroMexico, Iberia, etc. The FBO terminal is used mainly for chartered airlines/flights and private planes.
Facilities and services at the main Terminal include banks, duty free shops, convenience stores, beauty parlour, VIP lounges, business centre, food court, restaurants, bars, video arcade, tourist information booths, rest rooms, lockers, medical services, vending machines, public phones, car rental agencies and money exchange stores. The FBO Terminal have more limited facilities than the main Terminal to include only the essential services. In both terminals there are airport representatives with information about the airport and the location of all the facilities.
DOMESTIC BUS SERVICE
Busses run between the airport and:
- Cancun City Central Bus Terminal [ADO]
- Playa del Carmen [ADO]
The cheapest way out of the airport is on the official “ADO” red/grey buses going to Cancun City central bus terminal or Playa del Carmen.
Ticket window is located Just outside of Terminal 2 Baggage claim exit [Go Right then look left for the “ADO” Airport Shuttle Counter]. Tickets sold in the exit lounge area in Terminal 3 after you clear Customs. Buses leave for Downtown starting at 6:15am from Terminal 3 and 6:30am from Terminal 2. Buses start at Terminal 3 then stop at Terminal 2 before going to destination. The buses to Cancun City run every 30 minutes until 12:30am. Transit time approx 35 minutes. Playa del Carmen direct service starts at 10:30am from Terminal 3 and 10:45am from Terminal 2. This service runs every HOUR until 10:15pm [last direct run]. Transit time approx. 1 hr depending on highway traffic. Service to Playa del Carmen earlier or later than the direct service, is also available by connection through Cancun City central bus terminal.
CHARTER BUS SERVICE
Charter busses go directly to hotel/resorts.
TERMINAL SHUTTLE BUS
Inter-Terminal Shuttle between Terminal’s 2 and 3 runs every 20 minutes, from out in front of each terminal. The shuttle is free.
Taxis are not permited to park at any of the airport terminals. HOWEVER, there is a taxi stand outside the front main entrance/exit where you get the terminal shuttle bus and there are taxi signs inside the terminals. These are not for taxi “cars” but transfer services [vans or small buses].
If you are standing in front of the International Terminal you may be asked if you need a ride. This may be an airport employee/taxi guy or simply somebody with a car. Costs are relatively the same as a legal taxi.
Оn the other side of the International Terminal parking lot is where the car rental agencies are. (Car agency rental booths are located inside the terminals.)