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  • Let the holidays begin!
    Let the holidays begin!
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  • Lunch time at the Cancun Int'l Airport
    Lunch time at the Cancun Int'l Airport
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  • For some last minute souvenir shopping...
    For some last minute souvenir...
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    ADO Centro bus terminal

    by Jefie Updated Mar 30, 2015

    Since we had an early flight to catch in the morning, we decided to spend the night before in Cancun and, to make it less of a hassle, stay near the city's central bus station. It's been my experience that bus stations are sometimes located in sketchy areas (or the area become sketchy because the bus station is there?). Either way, this observation doesn't apply to Cancun as the area around the ADO bus terminal in Centro Cancun is actually quite nice and safe. So much so in fact that a colleague of mine got his wallet and passport stolen at the Cancun bus terminal only a couple weeks before my trip. He told me he felt so safe that he let his guard down for a moment and the thieves (he's pretty sure two men were working as a team, one distracting him while the other took off with his carry-on bag) wasted no time making their move. So with that in mind, I did keep a pretty close watch on my belongings, but even then I thought the station seemed like a very safe place and my colleague's misfortunes could probably be ascribed to bad luck. From 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, buses leave for the airport every half hour. It takes about 25 minutes to get there and tickets only cost 64 pesos. There even is a special ticket booth for those travelling to the airport so it can hardly get any easier than that!

    ADO Centro bus terminal in Cancun, Mexico ADO bus arriving at the airport Inside Cancun's ADO Centro bus terminal
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    Cancun International Airport

    by Jefie Updated Mar 29, 2015

    The best thing about flying to Cancun for our trip to Yucatan is that there are direct flights offered from Quebec City, and they are pretty cheap too! We flew with Air Transat and paid about $500 each for our round-trip tickets to Mexico. We took the bus to Mérida straight from the airport and bought out tickets from the little ADO booth located in Terminal 2. Since we landed around lunch time, we were glad to have a bit of time to grab something to eat before leaving for Mérida and headed to the "Meeting Point", a small restaurant located outside of the airport terminal. It wasn't anything fancy but the price was right, and airport food still beats airplane food! Many people who had booked all-inclusive vacations were waiting for their hotel transfer, and to make sure their holidays could start without delay, there was a bar right next to the shuttle terminal (on your left when you exit from international arrivals). Since we were on holidays too, we thought we also deserved a drink to kick off our Yucatan vacations so we stopped by the bar before making our way over to the bus terminal, which is located on your right as you exit from international arrivals.

    On our way back home, we had a bit more time than expected to spend at the airport since our flight to Quebec City was delayed by an hour. Terminal 2 has a pretty big food court as well as some souvenir shops, convenience stores, and all your typical airport duty free shops. We decided to head over to the VIP lounge to grab something to nibble on and get free Internet access. It wasn't all that big and it was pretty full (lots of flights must have been delayed), but we still managed to find some really comfy chairs. I helped myself to some sandwiches from the bar and, while I was at it, I made myself a last holiday cocktail :o) Before I knew it, our flight was ready for departure!

    Let the holidays begin! Lunch time at the Cancun Int'l Airport For some last minute souvenir shopping... My first pi��a colada since my 2012 trip to Cuba! Waiting for me delayed flight in the VIP lounge
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