You’ve heard horror stories from your neighbor’s friend’s vacation, read terror stories in blogs and forums but we’re here to set the record straight. Yes, arriving into the Cancun International Airport can be a little daunting, we understand, but it’s much easier than you think, trust us. We’ll share some insider tips to make this a smooth landing and get you to your vacay spot as soon as possible.
1.- Conveyer belts
The best advice here is taking a little patience as a carry-on. As people make their way off the plane, your airline will be taking care of putting your belongings in conveyer belts. The plus side is that the Cancun Airport is very manageable and you should find your airline’s spot quickly. Be sure to take very colorful, easy-to-identify bags or add something that will help you spot your bags quickly. And just wait until they come to you.
During your flight, you will receive a customs form which needs to be filled out before you land. After passing through immigration and collecting your bags, you will proceed to exit. Flash out your BEST and biggest smile and have the customs form and passport ready to present to customs officials. A member of your party will press a button on what looks like a traffic light. A green light means you’re set to go, red means an official will perform a quick inspection.
3.- It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity
When descending from the airplane you will indubitably feel a rush of heat, especially when leaving the air-conditioned plane but don’t worry, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Come prepared: wear layers for the trip so that you will end up with comfortable, light clothing when you arrive to Cancun. Take out your sunglasses and nifty hat for that “I’m finally in Cancun” Instagram Selfie.
4.- A taxi, timeshare or pre-booking?
Upon your arrival, you will walk past several transport service providers, taxi drivers and timeshare offers in the case you wish to spend time comparting rates and services. By pre-booking your airport transfer prior to your arrival, you will have the certainty and security that a familiar face will be waiting for you. With this certainty, just keep walking straight, say “no gracias” and head straight for the door. We’ll be there waiting for you just past the crystal sliding doors.
5.- But where do I find you?
Keep walking until you reach the parking lot where your Amstar representative will be waiting for you. Finding your rep is easy. Once you walk outside the door you will see representatives from several different transportation companies. Like Amstar, they’re waiting to take their clients to their destinations in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. To find your Amstar representative, just look for the smiling face and the blue-flowered Amstar uniform.
6.- Shuttle, private or deluxe
Pre-booking your airport transfer is sound advice but where to begin? Easy, there are some factors to consider when booking airport transfers that will make your life easier. We know that what you really want is to head to your hotel as soon as possible and get started with your cool drink and even cooler vacation. We have several options for you. Our shared airport transfer will take you and other guests to your respective hotels. Vehicles are grouped by region so that everyone on board is going to hotels within close proximity to one another. You should never have more than a 30 minute wait at the airport and there are never more than four stops per vehicle. If you prefer to get there even more quickly, our private and private deluxe services will take you and your party directly to your hotel. No other people and no stops involved.
7.- The cherry on top
Remember that hot, humid weather we mentioned? And those cold, cold Mexican beers everyone promised? You can have one right off the plane when traveling with us. With our added supplements, you can make your airport transfer your very own comfort by adding a couple of beers, some cool water, a very cold coca-cola or some chips to munch on before arriving to your hotel. Begin your vacation right off the bat.