Cancun

Cancun is located in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo, in Mexico, right by the Mexican Caribbean. For centuries, this city formed part of a Mayan trade route, and its name means nest of snakes in Maya. In the mid-20th century, it has become a capital of international tourism in Mexico. Today, the city has one of the two airports in Latin America offering the largest number of international flights and world class tourism infrastructure.

It's no wonder tourists are capitivated, because Cancun is a unique place, known for turquoise sea and white sands beaches and warm hospitality. A cosmopolitan destination, many international events take place in Cancun, where global hotel chains, top restaurants, family entertainment centers and nightclubs welcome guests.

Unforgettable natural and cultural offerings include cenotes, natural sunken pools, underground rivers, the archeological sites of Tulum, CobĂĄ and Chichen ItzĂĄ: one of the 7 wonders of the modern world!

Travelling to Cancun

  • BY AIR

    Cancun’s International Airportis the hub of many direct flights from major cities in United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe. The second largest airport in Mexico, approximately 67 national and international airlines provide services here and it is the second biggest airport in Mexico. Nearly 8 million people arrive here each year, 5 million of which are foreign visitors. The airport is less than 30 minutes from downtown Cancun.

  • BY SEA

    The nearest port to Cancun city is the Island of Cozumel, which receives approximately 1000 cruise ships each year. Ferries depart from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen (1 hour) where the Tulum–Cancun highway can be reached towards Cancun city (1h 10 min).

  • BY LAND

    Buses travel to and from the bus terminals of Cancun, Chetumal and Playa del Carmen. Cars travel between these cities on Federal Highway 307.

Visa Information

For detailed information about official visa procedures please visit or contact your local Mexican Embassy

Local Transportation

To move around Cancun's International Airport and the hotel zone, we recommend the use of hotel taxis. Some travel agencies offer transportation from the airport to the hotel zone. You can also rent a car at one of the many companies offer that service at the airport and throughout the city. There are 32 public transportation routes in Cancun that operate within the hotels zone, downtown, and other touristic destinations. There are different taxi rates within the hotel zone than those in the urban area. Request information on rates at your hotel lobby and look for the rate tables displayed inside the taxi, which contains detailed information on rates broken down by zone.

Hotels

Krystal Cancun
Boulevard Kukulkan Km. 9, 77500, CancĂșn, Quintana Roo
2 minutes walking from ICC
+1 (888) 774 0040 or (305) 774 0040
Web site
Aloft Cancun
Boulevard Kukulkan Km. 9, 77500, CancĂșn, Quintana Roo
2 minutes walking from ICC
+52 (998) 848 9900
Web site     Promo Code: WFER2018 (depends on availability)
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
Boulevard KukulcĂĄn KM. 9 1er Piso, 77500 CancĂșn, Quintana Roo
3 minutes walking from ICC
+52 (998) 881 3200
Web site     Promo Code: WFER2018 (depends on availability)
Doubts? Please contact Res2facb@posadas.com
Krystal Grand Punta Cancun
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 9, 77500, CancĂșn, Quintana Roo
5 minutes walking from ICC
+52 (998) 848 9800
reservacionescancun.kgpc@krystal-hotels.com
Web site     Promo Code: WFER2018 (depends on availability)
Presidente Intercontinental Cancun Resort
Boulevard Kukulcan km 7.5, 77500, CancĂșn, Quintana Roo
14 minutes walking from ICC
+52 (998) 848 8700
Web site     Promo Code: MG4 (depends on availability)
Hyatt Zilara CancĂșn
Blvd.Kukulcan KM 11.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 CancĂșn, Quintana Roo
24 minutes walking from ICC
+52 (998) 881 0400
Web site
Hotel Fiesta Americana Condesa CancĂșn
Boulevard Kukulcan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, CancĂșn, Quintana Roo
11 minutes by car from ICC
+52 998 881 4200
Web site     Promo Code: WFER2018 (depends on availability)
Hotel Emporio CancĂșn
Blvd. KukulcĂĄn Km 17, Retorno Gucumatz, Lote 49, Segunda Etapa, Zona Holetera, 77500 CancĂșn, Quintana Roo
13 minutes by car from ICC
+52 998 2833800
Web site     Promo Code: WFER2018 (depends on availability)
Hotel Fiesta Inn CancĂșn Las AmĂ©ricas
Av. Bonampak Mz1 Lt1, 7, 77500 CancĂșn, Q.R.
14 minutes by car from ICC
+52 998 891 5650
Web site     Promo Code: WFER2018 (depends on availability)
NIZUC Resort & Spa
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 21.26, Punta Nizuc, CancĂșn, Q. R.
15-20 minutes by car from ICC
+52 (998) 891-5700, +1 855 696 4982
Web site     Promo Code: WFER2018 (depends on availability)

Companion Program

The Companion Program includes: A) a visit to the archeological site of Tulum on March 21, 2018 and B) a visit to the Traditional Art Market on March 23, 2018. See schedule below.

A) Visit to the Archeological Site of Tulum


Tulum is an important archaeological zone of the Mayan culture that dates from the Post Classic period being the only walled Maya city, located 125 km south of Cancun, in the Yucatan Peninsula; unique Mayan ruins built on a cliff on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. The city of Tulum was built in honor of the sun. The main structure is El Castillo, a pyramidal structure crowned by a temple, from which you can see some truly wonderful views of the Caribbean Sea. Other structures of interest are The Temple of the Frescoes and the Descending God. The whole city conserves around 60 structures. The guided tour will take around one hour fifteen minutes. It is a great tourist attraction because it has the combination of culture with a beautiful view of the Caribbean.

SCHEDULE     |     9:00 - 15:40 hrs. aprox.
Time of departure: 9:00 h (from Coral, Krystal or Aloft hotel)
Travel time: 2 hours aprox.
Time of arrival: 11:00 h
Guided visit: 1 hour
Time to enjoy the beach: 1 hour
Return to hotel: 13:20 h aprox.
Arrival to hotel: 15:40 h aprox.

Entrance and transportation in site fees.

Box lunch and cold water included.

Bilingual guide.

Air conditioning available in transport.

B) Visit to the Traditional Art Market


During your visit to the Traditional Art Market, you will be part of Mexico's history and culture. Here, artisanal handicrafts made by locals can be found. This market is a variation of a tianguis, an open-air neighborhood market or bazaar traditionally held in Mexico and Central America. The word tianguis comes from Nahuatl, a language indigenous to the region.

SCHEDULE     |     9:00 - 12:00 hrs. aprox.
Time of departure: 9:00 h (from Aloft hotel)
Travel time: 30 minutes aprox.
Time of arrival: 09:30 h
Time to discover the market: 2 hours
Return to hotel: 11:30 h aprox.
Arrival to hotel: 12:00 h aprox.

Other touristic options

Please find the following options available to discover Cancun at its best. Reservations must be done individualy upon demand. Prices may vary. The WFER VII is not responsible for any reservations done with the agency "Destination Services". Contact: mexico@destinationservices.com (+52 998 881 7500)

ARCHEOLOGIAL CITIES
Chichen Itza

$ 124 USD


Go back in time and enjoy this sightseeing tour, which was founded in 455 AD. The Pyramid of Kukulkan, the Ball Court, the Temple of the Warriors, the Observatory and the Sacred well, are a world heritage site that will make this tour a wonderful experience.

  • Regular Tour: 1st Class Transportation, tour guide, admission fee to Cenotes and Pyramids and lunch, no drinks.
  • Premier Tour: 1st Class Bus, coffee aboard, drinks, hostess, express service, blankets, exclusive restaurant with drinks, umbrellas, two tour guides, smaller groups.

  • From 7:30 to 20:30 h
  • ARCHEOLOGIAL CITIES
    Coba

    $ 139 USD


    This yet unexcavated site in the deep forest is watching the time pass by. Coba hides jealously the tallest building of the Mayan empire. Interactive with a Mayan Community and a natural explorer.

  • Transportation, entrance fees, zip lines, rappel, underground caves, canoes, Mayan communities tour guide and lunch.

  • From 7:00 to 19:30 h.





  • ARCHEOLOGIAL CITIES
    Ek Balam

    $ 139 USD


    Ek Balam means Bright "Star Jaguar" in Maya, it is an ancient Mayan city that peaked before Chichen Itza. This archaeological site is one of the latest attractions because of its most recent restoration. Discover the mysterious Mayan Cenote, enjoy its beautiful natural formations and great natural pool with 80 m diameter. During the tour we will see different Mayan communities.

  • Transportation, entrance fees, lunch, beverages, equipments for activities, hammocks, towels and lockers.

  • From 7:00 to 19:30 h.

  • ARCHEOLOGIAL CITIES
    Tulum

    $ 63 USD


    The walled city of Tulum was the first Mayan structure sighted by the Spanish in the 16th century. Built on top of a high cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

  • Transportation, tour guide, entrance fee to Tulum.

  • From 7:30 to 15:30 h.



  • Eco Adventure Park
    XelHa

    $ 149 USD


    One of the most beautiful places to snorkel and swim among colorful tropical fish at the biggest natural aquarium in the world.

  • Transportation, tour guide, entrance fee, all inclusive w/snorkel equipments lockers, towels, unlimited meals & drinks. Transfers to Tulum, admission and guide.

  • From 7:00 to 19:30 h.


  • Eco Adventure Park
    Xcaret

    $ 159 USD


    "Little Inlet" in Maya, this was one of the most important Mayan ceremonial and sport center for more than ten centuries. Today, it's an incredible eco-archeological park where you can spend a marvelous day. Snorkel, see Mayan pyramids, undergrounds rivers and more. At night you can enjoy one of the most spectaculars shows in Mexico.

  • Plus Tour: Transportation, tour guide, entrance fee, lunch and drinks, locker, towels, VIPs area.
  • Interesting Facts About Mexico and the Cancun Area

    • It is the eighth most popular tourist destination in the world, according to the World Tourism Organization.

    • It is ranked first in Latin America and sixth worldwide for its 51 sites and cultural representations included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List

    • This list includes: Mexican gastronomy, the mariachi musicians and Day of the Dead.

    • Mexico is rich in linguistic diversity. It is home of more than 67 indigenous languages and linguistic varieties.

    • It is the fourth must biodiverse country in the world.

    • Mexico gave the world cocoa, chocolate, chili, avocado, poinsettias, amongst other things; the Maya people gave the world the number “zero”.

    • Quintana Roo, one of the 32 states of Mexico, is home of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System – that extends along the coasts of Belize and Honduras- is the largest barrier reef chain of America and the second largest in the world.

    • Since 1987, the protected rainforest Sian Ka’an is part of the heritage of humanity. This place fosters more than 1400 plant species and more than 300 avian species. Ocelots, jaguars, pumas, dolphins, manatees and turtles also live here.

    • Cancun hosts one of the world’s best subaquatic art museums. It can be located between Cancun and Isla Mujeres.

    • Only few hours away from Cancun, the archeological zone ChichĂ©n ItzĂĄ can be found. It is one of the seven wonders of the modern world!