The nature of Puerto Morelos, which is laid back, quiet, and even bohemian, does not lend itself to the presence of a large international airport. Tourists who are planning on getting away in this town will have to make plans to fly into the airport in Cancun then drive.
It takes about 25 minutes to get to the airport nearest Puerto Morelos. This airport also happens to be considered one of the best in the region: (CUN). Known locally as Aeropuerto Internacional Cancún, this airport sees the most international traffic of any airport in Mexico and over 14 million passengers are served annually. Although you will encounter a very busy airport when you arrive, this is actually good news. Because of the high volume of people who want to fly to his airport every day, every large air carrier from both the United States and Canada offer regular flights here. This means you shouldn't have to search very hard to find a flight that suites your needs and your budget.
The airport itself is as massive as you might expect with two international terminals, one domestic terminal, and 68 gates. Inside the visitor area are five sit-down restaurants, a collection of quick service restaurants in a food court, specialty and duty free shops, a pharmacy, a business lounge, several VIP lounges, facilities for the disabled, a bank, and a number of international rental car agencies.
For most people, getting through customs in Cancun is not difficult, especially if you do what you can to aid in keeping the process streamlined. On the plane you'll receive a customs form to fill out and present at customs when you arrive. If you're from Canada you will also need to show your birth certificate and one other form of identification, while everyone else will need a passport and sometimes a visa. Then, you will be asked to press a button. The button will turn a light either green or red, which indicated whether or not further inspection is needed. If your light turns red in this random system, your luggage will be inspected and you may be asked to explain a few things. It is imperative that you keep a signed prescription for every medication you bring with you, or else this process will get time consuming.
If you're traveling from the states this chart may be helpful. Not all of the flight combinations you will see listed on line make a lot of sense so it can be useful to see which airlines 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 following table displays which airlines schedule direct flights out of Canadian cities.
|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 across the Atlantic the following list is the one you need.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Virgin Airlines|
Check the following table for a complete list of air service from regional airports. If there aren't any flights from an airport near you, taking a connecting flight from another airport in the Caribbean might be a very good solution.
|Belize||BZE||Maya Island Air|
Rather than renting a car and driving yourself to Puerto Morelos, there are two main ways to get to the town. The first is to hire a private transfer for about $55(USD) with one of the transfer agencies approved by the airport. Regular taxis are not permitted at the airport. ADO Buses are a popular form of transport as well. They travel along coastal highway 307 every hour starting at 10:30 a.m. from the airport.
Despite the fact that there is no airport in Puerto Morelos, getting too this town is not a big hassle. Simply fly to nearby , then choose your preferred mode of ground transportation and you'll be relaxing on the beach in no time.
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