Do you have free time before your flight? Maybe you have a connecting flight to wait … If you have more than 3 hours, which is the recommended time to get to the airport before a flight, you know 5 things to do near the Cancun airport there it’s close for you to enjoy.
1. Dolphin Beach Viewpoint
About 30 minutes from Cancun Airport, you can enjoy one last view of the ocean and even swim. Playa Delfines is famous for having the big colorful letters “CANCUN” where people love to take pictures. It is a well-known stop for many tourists before heading to the airport to catch a flight. Enjoy the breeze and the amazing sea views.
Playa Delfines is located at Km 18 of the Hotel Zone, and is a perfect place to go if you don’t have much time before your flight. A quick stop at this special place so you can enjoy every second of your stay in Cancun.
2. Stage Tower
Enjoy unforgettable views from the Cancun Scenic Tower. Enjoy the most incredible panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea at 260 feet (80 m). The usual cost of admission is $ 20.00 USD. Open from 9am to 9pm and located at El Embarcadero Isla Mujeres by Xcaret on Blvd. Kukulcan Km 4, Hotel Zone of Cancun. About 28 minutes from Cancun Airport, it is a great option to have a quick but unique memory to take with you.
3. Mirador Rio Nizuc
A small fishing pier to enjoy the view of the river. At the end of the main street you will find a nice restaurant to eat, located just 12 minutes from the airport, it is a nice and quiet option to explore.
4. La Isla Shopping Village
La Isla is the place to go for a coffee, lunch and show up just before a flight. It is known for its relaxing sidewalk coffee shop and international food and fashion chains. Activities for the whole family are waiting for you. An interactive aquarium, with more than a thousand species, offers dolphin shows and touch tanks. In addition, the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum displays dozens of models of real and fictional people, such as Elvis and Spider-Man.
5. Visit to the Hotel Zone
If you only have a few hours before your flight, the easiest and least consumed option is to walk around the Hotel Zone. If you don’t want to wait at the airport, the Hotel Zone is a nice place to walk or drive. You can see Nichupté Lagoon and also the Craft Market. Leaving Punta Nizuc and returning from Km 3 of the Hotel Zone, it can take about 2 hours or more, depending on whether you make a stop. We recommend that you avoid driving in the city center due to traffic. Please note that the busiest times in the Hotel Zone are from 8 am to 10 am and from 5 pm to 7 pm in the afternoon.
Professional advice – don’t forget to set an alarm! Don’t want to miss your flight and get stuck in Cancun … or not?
Taxis are available at the airport, but the rate is higher than usual due to the location.
UBER cannot enter the airport area, so it is not a viable option …
We recommend you take it private transportit’s easier and if you let them know, they’ll take you back to the airport on time.
Still, BE ON TIME! As mentioned, it is recommended that you arrive at the airport 3 hours early for international flights. Set the alarm and don’t try to do everything, we know it’s hard to resist, but we don’t want you to get caught, we want you to relax and have a nice experience before heading to your final destination.
Don’t forget to take good care of your belongings, especially your passport and plane tickets. If you are exploring the city, keep checking your current flight information. Like any other airport, flights may change or be delayed. Find out at which terminal your flight is scheduled. Terminal 1 is usually for domestic flights, usually from North America; Terminal 2 is used for international and domestic flights, while Terminal 3 and 4 are used for domestic and international flights from North America and Europe.
Enjoy and see you next time! We hope your next visit to Cancun and the Riviera Maya lasts longer!