Information & Facts
Official taxis provide services from the airport and can paid
for at the airport just after the arrivals hall. Taxis go to both
Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
Parking is available nest to the terminal entrance, starting at
MXN 24 per hour up to a maximum of MXN 150 per day.
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and
Both taxis and colectivos can be used to get to the town. An
official taxi company provides services from the airport and can be
paid for at the airport just after the arrivals hall. US$14-20, the
drive takes 20 to 25 mins. Colectivos are small buses that provide
a door-to-door service; the driver will usually wait until it is
full before leaving, US$6/30 mins. Taxis also go to Playa del
Carmen 335 Pesos/US$30-35 and the trip takes approximately 1
US$18 to US$29.
Cancun airport has all the appurtenances one would expect at one
of the world's mega-airports. Facilities include ATMs, bureau de
change, business facilities, restaurants, shops, a beauty salon and
tourist information. There are facilities for disabled passengers
but those with special needs are advised to contact their airline
Spanish is the official language in Mexico. Some English
is spoken in tourist regions.
Mexican currency is the New Peso (MXN) divided into 100
centavos. Credit cards are widely accepted, particularly Visa,
MasterCard and American Express. Travellers cheques are generally
accepted, but cannot be cashed on Sundays. ATMs are available in
most cities and towns and are the most convenient way to get money,
but for safety reasons they should only be used during business
hours. Although most businesses will accept foreign currency it is
best to use pesos. Foreign currency can be exchanged at one of many
casas de cambio(exchange houses), which have longer hours
and offer a quicker service than the banks.
A shuttle bus runs between the main entrances to the terminals
every 10 mins.