We're highly considering doing carry-on only for our October trip and would just plan to buy sunscreen once there.
My question is...when we return to the airport for our outbound/returning flight home from what I recall we give our tourst card back at the luggage chcek-in counter. Is this correct or am I remembering wrong? Our goal would be to avoid the luggage check-in counter (American Airlines) but if we have to show our passport and return our tourist card at that point then we might as well check a bag and save the cost/time of hunting down sunscreen.
I found tons of information on arriving to the Cancun airport and what to do but couldn't remember the exact process of leaving. We've always checked bags so maybe I'm wrong but I thought the only thing after checking bags was security then find your gate.