Once  you arrive in Cancun and you are tired of sitting at your hotel, you should catch a bus to get around the city.  The bus costs 7 pesos, approximately $.70 compare to a cab of being $6.00 or more.  The thing nice about the cab is that it is air conditioned (some of them anyway), some of the buses are also air-conditioned with WiFi..  Also, the bus ride will be an experience that you will never forget!  Remember to bring small change, in pesos, American coins are not accepted and larger bills are hard for them to change.

Buses run round the clock. If you miss one, don’t worry.  Another will be along within minutes.  The buses that run in the hotel zone are mainly R1 and R2, either one will take you back and forth between downtown and the hotel zone.

As with most major cities, your bus fare is for one-way travel.    Don’t have the exact fare?  Don’t worry; the bus driver will make change.  When you pay for your ride, you will be given a small paper ticket.   Hang on to this, many times there is a discount at local shops. 

 Unsure of when to get off the bus?  When you board, if you let the driver know where you are heading, he will let you know when the bus arrives at your stop.

 Buses that run up and down the hotel zone usually have “HOTELES” displayed on the windshield.  The bus labeled WAL-MART goes, you know where.  = )


Not all buses are air conditioned.  Driver will make change.


Within, to and from the hotel zone, are available.  Always ask how much you will be charged before the taxi trip starts.  You can negotiate the price, make a counter-offer.

From the airport to anywhere: exclusive-taxis charge non-negotiable US$40.00 or MX$400.00 (pay in any of the taxi stands inside the airport).  You can take a collective taxi ("colectivo") for much less, you just have to travel with other passengers, and do a small milk run.  From anywhere to airport: feel free to negotiate, but expect about MXP$200.00 pesos.

Taxis will not issue receipts, except if you buy within the airport taxi stand.


It's better to rent a car only if you plan to move around a lot.  Remember you are in a foreign country, so be sure you insure your rental car appropriately.   Parking is limited in the hotel zone.  Be careful of the Police, be familiar with ticket prices as they are looking for cash payouts when stopping tourist. A seatbelt ticket is $22 and speeding apx. $100. Told $100 for seat belt  when stopped, confirmed by the station was $22. Be aware...

Walking: sure, why not....