Cancun, Mexico Planning & Tips

The Art of Smart Timing
From mid-December to mid-April, warm-weather-seekers and spring breakers descend on Cancun--and the near-perfect weather is a good reason to join them. If you're planning a trip during this high season, it's best to avoid mid-March through early April, as that's when the college crowds will be most dense. Low season is from mid-April to mid-December, and although you can find significant discounts in these months, you'll have to be prepared for sweltering summers or stormy autumns.

Getting There
Many airlines, including American, Delta, United and US Airways, serve Cancun International Airport, so you'll be able to find a flight from most major airports.

Getting Around
Before you leave on your trip, plan to book transportation from the airport to your resort ahead of time. With a confirmed reservation from a reliable source (your hotel), you can ignore the tourism vendors who jump out at you.

Buses and taxis are the best way to get around in Cancun. The bus system is cheap and extensive (have Mexican currency on you), so look into that first when you need to get somewhere. Taxis can be pricier, and it will serve you well to haggle with the driver before getting in the cab (though many tourists are nervous to negotiate!).

Unless you're experienced with high-stress driving, it's best to avoid renting a car. Roads are narrow, tailgating and speeding are fairly common, and some tourists have reported being targeted by police and required to pay bribes to have their licenses returned. Try to plan your trip in a way that doesn't necessitate traveling somewhere a bus or taxi can't take you.

Visitors Bureaus
Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau
Mexico Convention and Visitors Bureau


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