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Getting to Cancun by Air (airport code: CUN)
Cancun’s International Airport is the second largest terminal in Mexico and is serviced by all major airlines. The airport has all the modern conveniences including duty free shopping, restaurants and waiting lounges, telephone, internet connection for cheap holidays from Travelmatch or other online services, and ATMs. There are separate terminals for charter and commercial flights as well as an area for private jets.

Passengers traveling on international flights should check in at the corresponding airline desk at least three hours before their flight leaves

Getting to Cancun by Land
Travel should be limited to federal highways (many are toll roads) during daylight hours. Overnight stops should only be made in major centres, reputable hotels, or secure campsites. If you have a vehicle breakdown or roadside emergency, the "Green Angels" (Angeles Verdes) provide free roadside assistance (they charge for parts only) on all major toll highways. MAKE SURE YOU GET MEXICO INSURANCE
Local Time
Cancun is in the Central Time Zone (the same as Texas), which is two hours ahead of California and one hour behind New York
Calling Cancun Mexico
If you are calling from the US you will have to dial 011 for an international line, then dial country code of 52 for Mexico before dialing the numbers. The area code for Cancun is 998
Phone Numbers in Cancun
FONATUR (tourism development agency) – Tel. (998) 884-0610
Local information – 040
Red Cross – Tel. (998) 884-1616
Emergencies – 060
Police – Tel. (998) 884-2342
Federal police – Tel. (998) 884-1107
Traffic police – Tel. (998) 884-0710
Public safety office – Tel. (998) 884-2342
Port Authority – Tel. (998) 880-1360
Immigration – Tel. (998) 884-1749



Cancun Tourism Office
Tourism Office – Tel. (998) 884-8073

U.S. Consulates

Plaza Caracol, 3rd floor, Zona Hotelera 998-883-0272

Warning to Tourists: You should avoid demonstrations and other activities that might be deemed political by the Mexican authorities. Political activities by foreigners are prohibited by the Mexican constitution, and such actions may result in detention and/or deportation.

 

 


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