Best Time To Visit
If you are looking to avoid holiday crowds and high prices, visit CancĂșn anytime from May to November, particularly in September and October. However, these two are also the rainiest months. If you prefer escaping the cold winter to relax in the sun, book your trip in December or January, the high season in CancĂșn.
Mexico can be visited visa-free for up to 180 days by citizens of all European countries, USA, New Zealand, Japan, South-America, South-Korea and more. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. All visitors who enter Mexico and travel farther than 20 kilometers and stay longer than 72 hours need to obtain the Forma Migratoria MĂșltiple which you can present at the checkpoints of the country.
CancĂșn Airport International
CancĂșn Airport International (CUN) is Latin America's 4th busiest airport. Located outside the city of CancĂșn at KM 22 of the CancĂșn-Chetumal highway, the approximate transfer times to CancĂșnâs City or Hotel Zone is 20-30 mins. Buses, shuttles, private transfers, VIP vehicles, and Limousines are available for pickup and every terminal has a designated taxi service available. A public modern air-conditioned bus service to CancĂșnâs central bus station is available outside Terminal 2.
Address: CancĂșn Airport International, CancĂșn
CancĂșnâs central bus station is located at the corner of Avenidas Tulum and Uxmal, offering excellent and regular connections to most touristic destinations. A regular shuttle transfer to Playa del Carmen leaves every 15-30 minutes. The frequent local bus service between the Hotel Zone and downtown (R-1 or R-2 buses) is quite efficient and runs 24 hours.
Buses stop on hand signal and would often leave before everyone is seated ; bus stops are marked with a blue and black sign with a picture of a bus.
You can buy tickets on board but don't forget to check your change before taking your seat.
Taxis are a common mode of transport in CancĂșn and Mexico. Despite warnings to agree on a price before getting in, one should know that all taxi drivers belong to a syndicate and there is an official fixed price list split into various zones that all taxi drivers must carry (also available in all hotels). Taxis in the Hotel Zone are more expensive than downtown and a standing taxi always costs slightly more than one flagged down from the curb. One alternative is the Cancun Cab that serves all over CancĂșn.
Phone: +52 998 840 0321
The postal service in Mexico is very slow and often not very reliable. Sending anything of importance or value is usually safer by courier service.
CancĂșnâs main post office is located in the city center where stamps or postcards can be found; mail boxes are red and easy to recognize.
Address: Sunyaxchen and Ave. Xel-Ha, CancĂșn
Phone: +52 998 884 1418
More Information: On Mercado 28, at the corner of the Avenue
There are two types of pharmacies in Mexico, the regular Farmacia and the Farmacia Similares. The former sells well-known brand medications whilst the latter sells cheaper, not-branded medicines. Prescriptions are generally not required for anything and most medicines are widely available. You can find a Farmacia on almost every corner within CancĂșn's downtown, with several located in the Hotel Zone. Many Farmacias are open 24 hours and have also a delivery service for a small surcharge.
Address: Boulevard Kukulkan 8, Zona Hotelera, CancĂșn
Phone: +52 998 883 0923
Country code: +52
Area code for CancĂșn: 01998
Please note that not all international mobile phones will work in Mexico and it is therefore best to check with respective providers beforehand to ensure service.
110 Volt. Hotels usually offer voltage converters for 220 Volt devices.