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Cancun, Its Airport and Surroundings - Have a Look!

Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: Dec 18, 2020 03:59 PM EST

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Cancun, Its Airport and Surroundings - Have a Look!

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Cancun has two major parts, namely, Cancun Downtown and Cancun Hotel Zone. Both these zones are at the same distance from the airport. It takes about 15 minutes to reach both zones. The Cancun Hotel zones have some of the most beautiful resorts in Cancun with fantastic ocean views and are home to the best beaches in the area with turquoise water and white sand. The downtown area is home to boutique hotels and trendy bars.

About Cancun Airport

The Cancun International Airport is situated in Cancun in Quintana Roo on the coast of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula. Out of all the airports in Mexico, it is the second busiest. But it is the biggest for all the international passengers, according to a report of 2016. In 2016, the airport handled 21,415,795 passengers, which is a 9.28 percent increase compared to 2015. 

In 2017, this international airport opened its Terminal 4 to serve additional 9 million passengers and became the 2nd most important airport, right after Mexico city. This year, they have started to accommodate 32 million passengers, showing an increase of 48%. Now, due to the COVID pandemic, the airport authority has started to take all the precautions and follow the safety measures. 

The airport is composed of three major commercial terminals, out of which the first terminal is used by cheaper and domestic airlines. The second terminal is used by planned and scheduled domestic airlines and a few international ones. In contrast, the third terminal handles airlines' global operations from places like North America and Europe.

There are two parallel runways at Terminal 3 that are at such a distance that people can use them simultaneously. This airport was opened for the common public in 1974 and is handled by the Group Aeroportuario del Sureste. In Mexico, Cancun is among the prime places and is considered a focal point. The airport currently offers flights to 21 different destinations in Mexico and 30 other countries like North, Central, South America, and Europe. 

Due to its expansion, the airport has become the busiest point of entry into the country in terms of air transport. In 2005, the operator of the airport ASUR invested US$150 million for the construction of a new terminal and runway, which facilitated the efficient working of the airport.

The new runway constructed is 2,800 meters long and is 45 meters wide. The control tower of the airport is 97 meters in height and is the tallest in North America. Another terminal by Fixed Base Operations (FBO) is opened that handles all the private arrival and departure flights. The diverse range of services offered is ground handling services, car rental, gourmet catering, fuel coordination, and other special services for crew members and passengers. A specially designated team handles the FBO terminal, which provides first-class services to the passengers while maintaining the security regulations.

Cancun Airport Transportation

The different kinds of transportation available from the airport to reach different places like Tulum, Playa del Carmen, hotel zone, and other popular destinations in the zone. When the passenger arrives at the international airport, then it is preferable to have a private airport transportation service to be booked. 

A pre-booked service provides a lot of benefits, including zero waiting time for the taxi or van or having someone to wait for the traveler at the airport. Another advantage of having a pre-booked vehicle is fewer charges. The different options include luxury transportation, which means traveling through SUVs in the suburban areas, or group transportation that provides big vans that accumulate up to 16 passengers at once. 

Limo transportation offers different types of limos, whether a car or an SUV. Private transportation also provides an option for handicap transportation for passengers with special needs or requirements.

The prices of booking private transportation depend on several factors like the destination, the number of travelers, and the requirements. The farthest place from the airport is Tulum, which is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Cancun. To reach from the airport to places like Playa del Carmen or Tulum, one can book private transportation that is easy, smooth, and less expensive than the regular taxis available in Cancun. 

Private transportation is very easy to book online, and one can use different payment options like Paypal, credit, or debit cards. The different types of private modes of transportation include luxury transportation, group transportation, Limo transportation, and handicap transportation.

Surroundings

Some wonderful places like Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, and many more are around Cancun Airport. Among all these places, Playa del Carmen is among the most popular places. Playa del Carmen is a cosmopolitan city that is a 45-minute journey from the airport and is in the middle of Maya Riviera. 

This city is a gate to Cozumel and has many exciting adventures like pedestrian walks on beaches, seafood restaurants, and city tours. Tulum is also one of the most beautiful natural destinations and is a trendy jewel of River Maya. The city has an eco-chic style and has travelers from all around the world. It is home to a number of breathtaking sites.

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