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Cancun International Airport

Many a Spring Breaker’s go-to destination, the small southeastern city of Cancun, Mexico is a global tourist zone. The Glistening City sports some of the finest sand beaches and clearest blue waters on the planet -- a true Caribbean coastal spot for people of all ages. Cancun International is the city’s only airport, and is the biggest for Mexico’s international tourist market. Foreign flights to Cancun exceeded the 16 million mark in 2013, a steep 10% jump from the year before.

Flights to Cancun

To say Cancun International is expanding is an understatement, as the airport recently added a new terminal that now exclusively serves flights to Europe and the United States. Terminals 1 and 2 are used for domestic U.S. charter and international airlines, respectively. Construction of a new hotel is also underway and will be housed inside of the airport itself for convenience.

Delta, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United, and US Airways command the United States flight market, with Air Canada, Copa, Avianca, and Condor being the designated international airlines. Skyscanner’s search engine instantly compares airfare from these companies to deliver the most affordable tickets.

Cancun Attractions

Care to enjoy a cold drink on the beach? Cancun has more than enough famous “hot spots” to keep you comfortable. Playa Delfines is a cozy area with crystal-clear water. Keep an eye out for occasional dolphin pod and flock of African seagulls, too.

Keep in mind that while fishing is prohibited, snorkeling is one of Cancun’s top attractions. A plethora of stunning coral reef-breaks are within short diving distance. While tourists can certainly pack their own food and drink, a huge selection of beachside kiosks are there to serve you with ice-cold beer, mixed drinks, and tasty food! Avenida Kukulkan and Cenote Aktun Chen are also local favorites.

Advice for Tourists Traveling to Cancun

The official currency in Mexico is the peso and there are plenty of exchange facilities in Cancun to make this process easier. One U.S. dollar ($1 USD) converts to roughly 12 pesos, and travelers are advised to maintain a safe dollar supply for the return trip. Be wary of individuals selling timeshares at information booths, and allot enough time before traveling to Cancun to obtain the required legal documents to enter and exit the country before departing the U.S.

Skyscanner’s free search engine makes finding the best deal on cheap flights to Cancun a breeze. Want to explore more of the area? Try visiting the nearby city of Cozumel, or discover a new destination by browsing all flights to Mexico. 

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