Before arriving to Cancun Airport, there are some things you should know, so here are the most frequently asked questions.

Is Cancun Airport an International Airport?

Yes, and as such, it is regulated by international laws and treaties.

Where is Cancun located?

Cancun and Cancun Airport are both located in the northeast part of the Yucatan Peninsula of the Caribbean Sea

Are Cancun and Riviera Maya the same thing?

No, Cancun is a tourist center with its own hotels and attractions. The Riviera Maya is an area south of Cancun which has become known world wide thanks to the new mega hotels, resorts and top of the line attractions like Xcaret, Xel-ha and more.

Do I need a passport to go to Cancun and into the Cancun Airport?

That depends on your nationality. Canadian citizen may enter Mexico without a passport. A birth certificate along with an official ID is enough. Citizen of other countries including USA need a passport and sometimes even a Visa to enter Mexico. Please verify with your travel agent or your nearest Mexican Consulate the documents you need to visit Mexico. If you’re interested in learning more you can visit here.


Are there any airport taxes?

Yes. However, most of the times, this tax is included in your plane ticket. Please verify with your airline to ensure this is included. Depending on the exchange rate, the tax per person is $48.00USD.

How far are the hotels from the Cancun Airport?

Hotels situated in Cancun are about 20 to 30 minutes away from the airport. The hotels in Playa del Carmen are roughly 60 minutes away. It takes nearly an hour to reach Akumal or Puerto Aventuras and about 2 hours to get to Tulum.

Which is the best way to get from Cancun Airport to the hotel?

There are many ways to reach your destination, we recommend you visit our transportation page to find what suits your travelling needs! We recommend you book prior to your trip so everything is ready as you arrive to Cancun.