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Transportation - Mainland Riviera Maya Area
Hotel Zone Cancun

The Caribbean coast of the Yucatan peninsula between Cancun and Mahahual is most frequently referred to as the Riviera Maya. The largest airport in the region at this time is the Cancun Airport. Travelers staying in Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum, Bacalar or Mahahual are best served by arriving into Cancun and then arranging for transport via bus service or taxi of some sort to the final destination.

Unlike the US where there are a variety of transportation options, including free shuttle buses between the airport and most hotels, Mexico is very different in that transportation is controlled by union workers. Over the years, these unionized workers have banded together against any politicians wanting to allow permits to be issued to hotels to operate courtesy van services. So unless you have your own private vehicle during your vacation stay (i.e. a rental car), you will be in the hands of one transportation union or another during your entire visit.



Airlines Serving Cancun
Cancun Aiport
Cancun Airport Comfortable Waiting Areas
Cancun International Airport998-848-7200

Airlines with Terminals at Cancun International Airport
American Airlines1-800-904-6000
United/Continental Airlines998-886-0006
Delta Airlines 1-800-123-4710
Frontier Airlines 987-872-0847
Liberacion998-889-9387
Northwest Air 1-800-367-4700
USAir Airways 987-872-0847
Mayair998-881-9413
Mexicana998-881-9090
Volaris01-800-786-5274
AeroTucan987-869-8172
AeroCaribe987-872-0877

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Mainland Transportation - Getting Around the Area
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Bus Services from Cancun
For the adventurous traveler there are many tourist site excursions on the mainland available by bus. It's a great (inexpensive) way to travel throughout the Mayan Riviera, however there are many pitfalls of which to be concerned.

Make sure you communicate with the driver ahead of time where you want to be dropped off. Some stops are not bus stations (like in Playa del Carmen) but just stops along the highway which are unmarked. The driver won't stop unless there is someone waiting at the stop or a request is made from a passanger to stop. So speak up if you need to exit the bus.

Rivera Shuttle Bus When purchasing a bus ticket, all you get is the bus ticket. Nothing is included in the form of admittance into the destination, tour guide, or translation of tour itself.

The best option for purchasing bus tickets is to either do so online if one is familiar with the bus line or simply purchase tickets upon arrival at the bus station in Cancun.



For travelers in Cozumel wanting to explore the mainland via bus there is an ADO (one of the most popular bus lines) Ticket office near the corner of Calle 2 Norte & Avenida 10 next to TELCEL store. Pass by to check schedules, destinations and/or approximate costs for budgeting purposes and to buy tickets.

The main bus station for Cancun is in the downtown area of Cuidad de Cancun in the business/commercial district. Across the street is a hotel and there are many nearby restaurants as well in case travelers want to linger awhile before venturing on to another destination.

Some approximate sample fairs and travel times from Cancun include:
(These are subject to change. Check for Tours to these places also!)

Destination Cost (Pesos) Travel Time
Merida 246 5 hour
Chetumal 228 5 hours
Coba 46 2 hours
Chichen Itza 140 3 ½ hours
Akumal 100 2 hours
Puerto Morelos 18 30 minute
Cancun 36 1 hour
Tulum 54 1 hour
F. Carrillo Puerto 144 2 hours
Xcaret 37 10 minutes
Xel-Ha 53 45 minutes


Typically there are 2 levels of bus service in Mexico, first class and coach. First class buses generally adhere closely to the maintained schedule and rarely have any stops between the departure and destination points. However, coach service can be quite different as schedules can and usually will deviate from stated departure and arrival times. Don’t be surprised if many spontaneous stops are made along the way to pick up passengers.


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Cancun Airport Bus Schedule to/from Playa Del Carmen
Main shuttle bus terminal in Playa del Carman Upon exiting the Immigration, Customs and Baggage Claim area in the Cancun Airport there will be several service desks directly ahead with various transportation options. There are signs that indicate 'Airport Shuttle," "Taxi Service," as well as some car rental agencies. Keep asking and looking for the ADO bus service as it is located slightly out of direct sight.

This bus service makes regular trips between the Cancun Airport and Playa del Carmen. The stated schedule is one trip per hour but the truth is that the buses depart once they fill up with passengers. This means that most of the time, a bus is departing every 15 - 30 minutes. Allow about 1 hour travel time.

When combined with the ferry shuttle, this can be a very inexpensive alternative to the air shuttle between Cancun and Cozumel airports.

Due to the high volume of passengers, this schedule is usually very reliable.
The approximate cost (one way) is $80 pesos or US$8-10.
Playa del Carmen to Cancun
8:00am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:15pm

Cancun to Playa del Carmen
10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 3:00pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm


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 Design Your Very Own Custom Mainland Tour!
Tired of visiting the sights as part of the "herd?" Not seeing an excursion that exactly fits how you'd like to spend your day on the mainland? No problem! COZUMELINSIDER can custom design a mainland excursion just for you and your group! From US$168
 Cancun - Caribbean Carnaval Party Cruise
Enjoy the spirit of the Caribbean's Carnaval (Mardi Gras) year round on this party cruise! US$ 83.00 Adult / US$ 41.50 Kids
 Cancun - Caribbean Funday
Enjoy a day of different activities like snorkeling and kayaking, bicycling, volleyball and football tournaments and more at all inclusive price! US$ 69.00 Adult / US$ 34.50 Kids
 Cancun - Caribbean Funday Basic Excursion
Enjoy a day of different activities like snorkeling and kayaking, bicycling, volleyball and football tournaments and more! US$ 65.00 Adult / US$ 32.50 Kids
 Cancun - Chichen Itza Classic
The amazing classic tour to Chichen-Itza! Fun for the entire family! US$ 89.00 Adult / US$ 60.00 Kids
 Cancun - Chichen Itza Deluxe
An incredible overnight excursion to Chichen-Itza! US$ 119.00 Adult /US$ 84.00 Kids
 Cancun - Chichen Itza Exclusive
Don’t miss Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World! US$114.00 Adult / US$ 68.00 Kids
 Cancun - Chichen Itza Overnight Deluxe
An incredible overnight excursion to Chichen-Itza! US$ 213.00 Adult /US$ 75.50 Kids
 Cancun - Chichen Itza Plus Light & Sound
Ever wondered what Chichen Itza would look like at night? US$ 92.00 Adult / US$ 63.00 Kids
 Cancun - Columbus The Lobster Dinner Cruise - Lobster
Columbus Lobster Dinner Cruise is one of Cancun’s most famous night tours. It is a tranquil trip through the romantic and mild waters of the Nichupte Lagoon on our Spanish Galleon Columbus. US$ 99.00 Adult / US$ 99.00 Kids
 Cancun - Columbus The Lobster Dinner Cruise - Surf n Turf
Columbus Lobster Dinner Cruise is one of Cancun’s most famous night tours. It is a tranquil trip through the romantic and mild waters of the Nichupte Lagoon on our Spanish Galleon Columbus. US$ 99.00 Adult / US$ 99.00 Kids
 Cancun - Columbus The Lobster Dinner Cruise - Vegetarian
Columbus Lobster Dinner Cruise is one of Cancun’s most famous night tours. It is a tranquil trip through the romantic and mild waters of the Nichupte Lagoon on our Spanish Galleon Columbus. US$ 79.00 Adult / US$ 79.00 Kids
 Cancun - Dolphin Encounter
Enjoy a learning and interactive experience fun for all ages! A great way to introduce young and old to the wonders of dolphins and sea life! US$ 99.00 Adult / US$ 69.00 Kids
 Cancun - Dolphin Royal Swim
This most popular program can be described in two words: "action" and "speed". Get a handshake, a kiss and then you give them one. Feel the strength of your new friends as they push you across the water from the bottom of your feet in the thrilling foot-push. Later, you will be able to swim with the tender manatees and feed them and meet the amazing stingrays and sharks! It is "the experience of a lifetime!" US$ 159.00 Adult / US$ 99.00 Kids
 Cancun - Jungle Tour
Come and enjoy our most popular and exciting tour, in which you will be driving your own two-person speedboat through the majestic mangrove channels of the Nichupté lagoon (Cancun). You will reach the beautiful “Punta Nizuc,” part of the world’s second-largest coral reef where you will have an unforgettable snorkeling experience while admiring the unbelievable marine life. US$ 69.00 Adult / $ 49.00 Kids
 Cancun - Pirate Assault
Sail off the Caribbean, join the fearless gang of buccaneers and take home your part of the booty! Great family fun for everyone!! US$ 83.00 Adult / US$ 41.50 Kids
 Cancun - Rio Secreto Expedition
Dare to live a fantastic experience in one of the most incredible locations in the Riviera Maya that begins in the moment you arrive at the Natural Reserve. US$ 109.00 Adult / US$ 54.50 Kids
 Cancun - Sea Life Discovery Plus
Don't miss this magical experience of interacting with manatees, sea lions and dolphins! This activity has it all! An incredible learning experience for the entire family! US$ 189.00 Adult / US$ 129.00 Kids
 Cancun - Sian Ka'an Wilderness Adventure
Come to this adventure tour and visit “Sian Ka’an", the beautiful and impressive Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. Sian Ka'an means 'Origin of the Sky' in the Maya language. Cross unspoiled wetlands by boat, watching how the ecosystems and colors change. US$ 159.00 Adult / US$ 111.30 Kids
 Cancun - Tulum Express
Visit this city that is icon of the Maya culture in the Mexican Caribbean and the only built facing the sea. Due to its amazing architecture and location on a cliff facing the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea, Tulum is the third most visited prehispanic site in Mexico. US$ 57.00 Adult / US$ 41.00 Kids
 Cancun - Tulum Xel-Ha' All Inclusive
Visit this city that is icon of the Maya culture in the Mexican Caribbean and the only built facing the sea. Due to its amazing architecture and location on a cliff facing the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea, Tulum is the third most visited prehispanic site in Mexico. US$ 159.00 Adult / US$ 79.50 Kids
 Cancun - Whale Shark Adventure
Enjoy an adventure tour getting to observe and swim or snorkel besides the biggest fish in the world: the impressive whale shark! USD$ 195.00 Adult /US$ 136.50 Child
 Cancun - Xplor Tour From Cancun
The longest and highest 1.86 mile zip lines of the region ending on a refreshing Cenote plunge, adventure jungle tours on amphibious vehicles, an underground universe of 437 yd rivers where you can swim while admiring rock formations, a stunning route across subterranean caverns with natural wells while paddling a raft, and finally a delicious light buffet, that will recharge your energy. US$ 169.00 Adult / US$ 84.50 Kids
 Isla Mujeres - Dolphin Royal Swim
This most popular program can be described in two words: "action" and "speed". Get a handshake, a kiss and then you give them one. Feel the strength of your new friends as they push you across the water from the bottom of your feet in the thrilling foot-push. It is "the experience of a lifetime!" US$ 159.00 Adults / US$ 99.00 Kids
 Isla Mujeres - Dolphin Swim Adventure + Beach Club + Meals
If swimming with dolphins is one of your greatest dreams, now is the time to make it real in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. The Dolphin Swim Adventure program in Isla Mujeres -20 minute boat ride from Cancun- will bring you as close to the dolphins as you ever imagined. You will immerse yourself in their world through a snorkeling mask and you will discover the special bond between you and them. They will kiss you, sing for you, and take you for a ride on their belly. Our Beach Club is located in a totally natural environment, in the beautiful Isla Mujeres, enjoy delicious food, open bar and chill out! US$ 129.00 Adults / $99.00 Kids
 Isla Mujeres - Royal Garrafon
Visit quaint Isla Mujeres and delight your senses in this extraordinary spot with natural beauty that makes it unique in the Mexican Caribbean. Find the perfect balance between the most pleasant relaxation and coming in contact with the exotic marine life at one of the most famous coral reefs in the world. US$ 79.00 Adults / US$ 49.00 Kids
 Isla Mujeres - Royal Garrafon + Dolphin Encounter
15 min Briefing and 45 min in the water; Round trip Cancun - Isla Mujeres - Cancun, departing from the pier Playa Tortugas; Continental breakfast, national open bar and lunch buffet at Garrafon Reef Park; The Dolphin Encounter ® program in Isla Mujeres includes the sea round trip Cancun - Isla Mujeres - Cancun, from the pier Playa Tortugas; During this program in Isla Mujeres, the dolphin will give you a Handshake, Hugs and Kisses, they will sing and you will have free time to enjoy your new marine friends; Snorkel equipment, life jackets, kayaks, hammocks, pool, and showers; Lockers; Zip Line US$ 115.00 Adults /US$ 115.00 Kids
 Isla Mujeres - Royal Garrafon + Dolphin Royal Swim
Includes Round trip ferry transportation Cancun - Isla Mujeres from the ferry pier El embarcadero, Full Breakfast, Transportation Garrafon-Discovery Island-Garrafon, Dolphin Royal Swim program at Discovery Island, Full breakfast, International open bar on board and Domestic open bar at the Park Garrafon. Buffet lunch at Garrafon, Snorkel equipment, life jacket, kayaks, hammocks, pool, showers, trepachanga (two lines to cross a body water), marine platforms, lockers and towels, Bicycle tour, Zip line & climbing tower & Isla Mujeres shopping tour US$ 175.00 Adults / US$ 115.00 Kids
 Isla Mujeres - Royal Garrafon + Dolphin Swim Adventure
Transportation from your hotel is included. Companions are required to pay additional $15 USD for transportation at check in.Request your transportation by email to customercare@dolphindiscovery.com or by phone 24 hours before the program 15 min Briefing and 50 min in the water. Round trip Cancun - Isla Mujeres - Cancun, departing from Marina Aquatours. Continental breakfast, national open bar and lunch buffet at Garrafon Reef Park. This swim with dolphins program includes the famous Belly ride, Handshake, Hugs and kisses. Snorkel equipment, life jackets, kayaks, hammocks, pool, and showers. Lockers. Zip Line US$ 145.00 Adults / US$ 115.00 Kids
 Isla Mujeres - Sea Life Discovery Plus
Live one day at the Mexican Caribbean full of adventure and close to dolphins, sea lions and manatees in a program where you will be able to meet and interact with these cute marine mammals. The Sea Life Discovery Plus program includes the same "action" and "speed" with dolphins of the Dolphin Royal Swim; however, activities with other amazing species are also included. Dolphins will give you a handshake, kisses and will pull you with their dorsal tows to give you a speed ride! After that, the dolphins will push your feet to raise you up the water surface, you will feel like flying! You will also meet our manatees and sea lions, you will learn about their diet, you will feed them, stroke them and they will give you a kiss back. Later, you will be able to meet the amazing stingrays and sharks! Our Beach Club is located in a totally natural environment, in the beautiful Isla Mujeres, an island only 40 minutes boat ride from Cancun. Enjoy delicious food, open bar and chill out! * Kids and infants must swim with a paying adult as a companion. US$ 189.00 Adults / US$ 129.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Dolphin Swim Adventure
Share a series of sensational and safe activities while establishing a unique bond of trust. With a handshake, kiss and belly ride will enjoy moments of great spontaneity during your free time together. It is an unforgettable experience! US$ 119.00 Adults / US$ 89.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Aktun Chen Canopy + Cave + Cenote
See Coba &the stalagmites and stalactites of thousands of years in Aktun Chen Natural Park. US$ 107.00 Adults / US$ 61.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Chichen Itza Classic
An incredible classic tour to Chichen-Itza! Fun for the entire family! US$ 89.00 Adults / US$ 60.0 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Chichen Itza Deluxe
An incredible daytime excursion to Chichen-Itza! US$ 119.00 Adults / US$ 84.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Chichen Itza Exclusive
Don’t miss Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World with food and beverages included! US$ 114.00 Adults / US$ 68.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Chichen Itza Overnight Deluxe
An incredible overnight excursion to Chichen-Itza! US$ 213.00 Adults / US$ 75.50 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Chichen Itza Plus Light & Sound
Ever wondered what Chichen Itza would look like at night? It's time for you to immerse in the Mayan heaven full of moonlight, music, special light effects and mysticism. The Light & Sound show hosted by the ancient spirits will captivate your eyes and soul. US$ 92.00 Adults / US$ 63.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Dolphin Encounter
Enjoy a learning and interactive experience fun for all ages! A great way to introduce young and old to the wonders of dolphins and sea life! US$ 89.00 Adults / US$ 89.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Dolphin Royal Swim
This most popular program can be described in two words: "action" and "speed". Get a handshake, a kiss and then you give them one. Feel the strength of your new friends as they push you across the water from the bottom of your feet in the thrilling foot-push. It is "the experience of a lifetime!" US$ 149.00 Adults / US$ 89.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Hidden Worlds Extreme Adventure
Incredible package tour for extreme and safe adventures. US$ 69.00 Adults / US$ 55.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Hidden Worlds Ultimate Adventure
Incredible package tour for extreme and safe adventures. US$ 89.00 Adults / US$ 69.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Rio Secreto Expedition
Dare to live a fantastic experience in one of the most incredible locations in the Riviera Maya! US$ 109.00 Adults / US$ 54.50 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Tulum Express
Visit this city that is icon of the Maya culture in the Mexican Caribbean and the only built facing the sea. Due to its amazing architecture and location on a cliff facing the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea, Tulum is the third most visited prehispanic site in Mexico. US$ 57.00 Adults / US$ 41.00 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Whale Shark Adventure
Enjoy an adventure tour getting to observe and swim or snorkel besides the biggest fish in the world: the impressive whale shark! US$ 205.00 Adults / $143.50 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Xplor Full Day Admission
This eco adventure park has the longest and highest 1.86 mile zip lines of the region ending on a refreshing Cenote plunge, adventure jungle tours on amphibious vehicles, an underground universe of 437 yd rivers where you can swim while admiring rock formations, a stunning route across subterranean caverns with natural wells while paddling a raft, and finally a delicious light buffet, that will recharge your energy. US$ 119.00 Adults / US$ 59.50 Kids
 Riviera Maya - Xplor Tour From Riviera Maya
This eco adventure park has the longest and highest 1.86 mile zip lines of the region ending on a refreshing Cenote plunge, adventure jungle tours on amphibious vehicles, an underground universe of 437 yd rivers where you can swim while admiring rock formations, a stunning route across subterranean caverns with natural wells while paddling a raft, and finally a delicious light buffet, that will recharge your energy. US$ 149.00 Adults / US$ 74.50 Kids

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