|Janice eating Shrimp tacos during Taxi Stop|
We are arrived at the Cancun International Airport without prepaid transfers to the Cancun Hotel Zone. This was a big mistake we soon learned that taxis charged $65 USD dollars one way for a cab ride from the airport to the Cancun Hotel Zone. Before our trip, I researched the cost of a taxi ride from the airport to Cancun it was stated as $40 one way. We were surprised at the difference in the cab fare from the price quoted on the internet.
|Pleasure Principle Adult Spa Ad in back of taxi|
Pleasure Principle Adult Spa Ad in back of taxi
We decided to back inside the airport to the taxi desk. There was a sign that said 50% off taxis, so I asked the woman what the cost of a taxi would be to the cancun hotel zone. She quoted us the same $65 cab fare. We decided to reenter the terminal which was another big mistake because she sent security to get us. We were exhausted from lack of proper sleep due the excitement of the trip. We could barley think straight. So,we told the security officer that we needed a minute to pray. That's just what we did, right in the terminal. We closed our eyes and asked the Lord for guidance. The officer gave us a puzzled looked, then walked away from us.
|View of Taco Stand from Taxi|
Our next option was to ask for help for a timeshare salesman that we had talked to earlier. He was kind enough to quote us a shared ride rate of $32 round-trip for two people. That was a good deal compared to a $65 taxi ride one way. We signed up for his timeshare presentation and received a free dinner to Senor Frog's. We were grateful for his assistance.
|Dani at Taco Stand|
During my research, I saw that the Marriott CasaMagna provided airport transfers for $14 roundtrip if prepaid when booking a room package. I regretted not booking the offer online. We could have arrived at the hotel sooner without the slow shared ride or "collective" dropping passengers off at various hotels. My thought was that the hotel vans provided free shuttles from the airport to the hotel. As a flight attendant, I am accustomed to riding on free hotel vans and airport shuttles. This was the wrong assumption because the hotel van drivers have a list of the expected guests who have prepaid for the airport transfers. If your name is not on that list he will radio the hotel to verify your payment for airport transfers, so it is best to book online.
|Come Back Soon To Cancun|
The best advice that I can give about getting from the airport to the hotel zone:
1) book hotel transfers online before flight arrival
2) rent a car
3) pay for a shared ride before exiting the airport terminal building
4) pay for a taxi at the taxi transportation desk before exiting the terminal
5) negotiate the rate of the shared ride or taxi ride
What has been your experience with transportation from the airport to the hotel in another country?