Cancun International Airport is perhaps the busiest in the region as well as the gateway to the Riviera Maya. Over 12 million passengers pass through the airport currently, and this is only likely to rise due to new large tourist resorts being built in the region. It currently has two runways to cope with this traffic and three terminals, so getting cheap flights to Cancun should not be a problem. There is a business lounge at the airport which has unlimited wireless Internet access. The airport is only around 25 minutes from the actual city of Cancun. A bus service provided by ADO is the cheapest transportation option, but there are shared shuttle minibuses and taxis available as well.
The ADO public transit bus system serves Cancun and its surroundings. It is a reliable and cheap method of transportation. From the area where most of the hotels are located it only costs 8.5 pesos to get anywhere in Cancun. If you prefer you can hire a car from the airport where most of the major rental companies are present, such as Dollar, Thrifty and Budget. The nearby island of Isla Mujeres is accessible by boat from the nearby town of Puerto Juarez, if that is your final destination after your Cancun flights.
The soft, white sandy beaches are the main reason that tourists flock to this part of Mexico. The Hotel Zone was created especially to cater to tourists in what was once just a sleepy fishing town. It is well equipped with shops, golf courses and every convenience to keep the visitors entertained. The water sports on offer include scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. It is a convenient place to explore the Mayan culture such as the Chichen Itza on the mainland of the Yucutan peninsula, which is easily reached by bus or via a coach tour. This alone, is definitely worth your airfare to Cancun.
In Cancun there is a huge array of shops and malls to visit. This includes all the designer shops as well as places selling souvenirs. If you want something a bit different then you need to go to the downtown area of Cancun where you will find bustling markets. The nightlife in Cancun is world famous. There is an array of bars, clubs and casinos, such as the Dubai Palace Casino, to spend your time in the Hotel Zone. As well as traditional Mexican restaurants you can find every conceivable type of food in Cancun. Habaneros is a great example of authentic Mexican food with dishes such as pork panuchos and tortillas filled with beans and pork. There is no doubt you will be glad you paid for your flights to Cancun.
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