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Beginning on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., we will suspend all our international and transborder flights. This suspension follows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement imposing travel restrictions for all flights entering Canada to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The suspension will be in place until May 31, 2020.
We will be providing regular updates on all our channels and are reaching out directly to these impacted travellers via email with more specific information.
Although most travellers fly to Cancun to relax and tan, the city also has a number of activities to do. Come for the Cancun Jazz Festival, the Cancun Cinco de Mayo Party, or the Equinox Celebrations, including film festivals and parties. The culture of Cancun is about celebrating. Seafood dinners, sugary drinks, serene weather and an open schedule will ensure a nice vacation.
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If you’re ready to jump in the ocean as soon as you get off the plane in Cancun, you’re in luck because there’s lots of options to get to your resort or hotel in a breeze! You can calculate your rate and book transportation to and from the airport on the Cancun Airport website. This is the safest option, as unlike many airports it is recommended that you do not hail a taxi from the airport here, as you risk being overcharged by an unlicensed solicitor. Make sure to always look for the Cancun Airport ID Badge and follow the instructions in your confirmation email when you book transportation. There is also a public bus system that has frequent routes from the airport to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Tulum and Merida. And of course, if you’re looking to do some exploring there are car rental options at the airport as well.
If you’re heading to Cancun for a “treat yourself” vacation but you’re still on a budget, there are lots of things you can do to save some money! If you want to save on accommodations, consider booking a hotel that’s not directly on the beach or travel during the shoulder season instead of peak travel season which is typically December – July. If you want to check out the main attractions like Chichen Itza or Tulum, you can check with your hotel about buses and public transportation options rather than taking a private tour. If you are going to book attractions, look at booking in advance online as you can typically get better rates there than buying tickets on the ground. And if you’re not staying at an all-inclusive, try venturing off the beaten path when looking for somewhere to eat. Typically, restaurants outside of the main tourist drag will be less expensive and more authentic, which is a win-win in our eyes!
If you ever get tired of salt and chlorine, you can seek out fresh water for swimming at one of the many cenotes around Cancun. A cenote is a freshwater underground pool – the largest of which is Ox Bel Ha – which at 134 miles long which makes it the longest underwater cave in the world! They’re perfect for snorkeling, diving or a once-in-a-lifetime swim. You can access them on your own if you have a car, or you can check with your hotel for tour options. There are many tours that combine a visit to a cenote with other iconic attractions, such as visiting ruins in Tulum or Chichen Itza.