Set just off the coast of mainland Mexico, tourists traveling to Isla Mujeres will find that the most direct path to their desired destination will take them to the airport in Cancun. Unfortunately, not even a small air strip exists on the island, so a ferry will get guests the rest of the way.
One of the largest, busiest, and most modern airports in Mexico is Isla Mujeres. Visitors will find booking a flight to this airport to be extremely easy thanks to that fact that every major airlines offers regular service to Cancun from most large airports both in the United States and Canada. When a direct flight isn't possible, a connection shouldn't be hard to procure.(CUN), which is also the airport nearest to
The features at this facility include two asphalt runways measuring 11,483 and 9,186 feet long leading to three terminals, 68 gates, VIP lounges, a business lounge, facilities for the disabled, health services, a locker room, a spa and salon, duty free shops, specialty stores, a pharmacy, five dine-in restaurants, a food court, and several branches of local financial institutions. It is easy to see why 14 million people utilize this airport annually.
Traveling to Isla Mujeres from another country means that a trip through customs is necessary. While in the air, you'll receive a form to fill out that you will give to a customs official along with your proper identification. For most people, this means a passport and potentially a visa, but Canadian citizens need only their birth certificate and another photo ID. There,you will present you form and be asked to press a button which will either turn a light green or red. Green light means go, and you can continue on to your vacation. Red light means you'll have to undergo further inspection. It is completely randomized, but there are still some things you can do to prevent your possible inspection go a bit smoother.
Large amounts of luggage raise a red flag for those only visiting for a short time, so make sure you only pack what you know you'll need. Also, prescription medication can be a cause for concern. You can avoid this by bringing a signed prescription for the medication from your doctor.
For those who live in the U.S. this table can be useful for planning purposes. Booking services don't consistently know about the least costly options so it can be useful to know which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.
|Austin, TX, USA||AUS||AirTran|
|Baltimore, MD, USA||BWI||AirTran|
|Chicago, IL, USA||MDW||AirTran|
|Chicago, IL, USA||RFD||Frontier Airlines|
|Cincinatti, OH, USA||CVG||Aeromexico, Frontier Airlines|
|Cleveland, OH, USA||CLE||Frontier Airlines, United Airlines|
|Detroit, MI, USA||DTW||Aeromexico, Delta Airlines|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines|
|Fresno, CA, USA||FAT||Aeromexico|
|Indianapolis, IN, USA||IND||Frontier Airlines|
|Kansas City, KS, USA||MCI||Frontier Airlines|
|Lansing, MI, USA||LAN||Frontier Airlines|
|Las Vegas, NV, USA||LAS||Aeromexico|
|Los Angeles, CA, USA||LAX||Aeromexico, Delta Airlines, United Airlines|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||Aeromexico, American Airlines|
|Milwaukee, WI, USA||MKE||AirTran, Frontier Airlines|
|Minneapolis, MN, USA||MSP||Delta Airlines, Sun Country Airlines|
|Orlando, FL, USA||MCO||Aeromexico, Jet Blue|
|Pittsburgh, PA, USA||PIT||AirTran, Frontier Airlines|
|Salt Lake City, UT, USA||SLC||Frontier Airlines|
|San Antonio, TX, USA||SAT||Aeromexico, AirTran|
|San Francisco, CA, USA||SFO||Aeromexico, United Airlines|
|St. Louis, MO, USA||STL||Aeromexico, Frontier Airlines|
The table below indicates airline companies that schedule direct flights out of airports in Canada.
|Calgary, Canada||YYC||Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines|
|Edmonton, Canada||YEG||Sunwing Airlines|
|Halifax, Canada||YHZ||Air Canada|
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines|
|Quebec City, Canada||YBQ||Sunwing Airlines|
|Regina, Canada||YQR||Sunwing Airlines|
|Saskatoon, Canada||YXE||Sunwing Airlines|
|Sault Ste. Marie, Canada||YAM||Sunwing Airlines|
|Thunder Bay, Canada||YQT||Sunwing Airlines|
|Vancouver, Canada||YVR||Sunwing Airlines|
|Winnipeg, Canada||YWG||Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines|
If you're going to fly from Europe the following table will be useful.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Virgin Airlines|
See the following chart for airline service from other Caribbean airports. Even if there aren't any flights directly from your favorite airport, making a connection through a regional airport may be a great option.
|Belize||BZE||Maya Island Air|
In order to get to Isla Mujeres from Cancun, you will need to take a ferry. There are two ferry terminals located right next to each other: Ultramar and . Ultramar offers trips every half hour from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and costs 70 pesos per person, or about $7(USD). The other option at Puerto Juarez, which is just two blocks away from Ultramar, is a ferry service called Magaña Express. These boats offer trips leave once an hour from 8:10 a.m. to 8:10 p.m., and cost about the same. A car barge is also available from Punta Sam.
Although getting to Isla Mujeres takes a few extra steps than if you were to plan to just visit Cancun, the peaceful and beautiful setting makes it worth any extra planning you may have to do.
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