Cancun Airport Advice?

Old Mar 16th, 2010, 07:57 AM
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Cancun Airport Advice?

I have heard getting into and out of the Cancun Airport is a big hassle with all the time-share folks/scams?

Any advice on the best way to deal with this?
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Old Mar 16th, 2010, 08:21 AM
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Just keep walking straight out the door to your transportation. I'd book transportation before you go. Your company or driver will be outside, there's no need to talk to anyone inside. Some company's might have a stand inside you need to stop at, but it would be well marked and no one would approach you.

Just smile, say I have my ride and keep walking. There's really only one section right before the doors outside that they all seem to stand. It's not too bad if you know ahead of time not to stop.
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Old Mar 16th, 2010, 08:25 AM
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Easy - just walk past them! They try to come on as 'travel information specialists' - just ignore them, they are harmless. Cancun airport is very modern and convenient, and the time share guys are just in one area, don't worry about it.
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Old Mar 16th, 2010, 10:30 AM
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It's not a big deal. As already said, just ignore and walk by them. When you leave the terminal, all the various transport servies are outside with signs. If you are using one of them, just find the sign and the rep will lead the way from there.
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Old Mar 16th, 2010, 12:07 PM
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I, too, would book your transportation ahead of time.

And, just walk by and be polite. Say "no, gracias" if you choose. They're just trying to make a living.
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Old Mar 16th, 2010, 06:46 PM
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they are good though! I wish I would have arranged transport before hand. But yes walk right past and head to the shuttles or taxis
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Old Mar 17th, 2010, 05:12 AM
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There will be a crowd when you exit the doors who will be waving signs and yelling in your general direction. If you are taking the bus walk to the right and wait in the area just past the bar (yes, there is an outside bar). If you are taking a van they will be outside and straight ahead. The reps wear Grayline shirts and can sell you tickets outside the terminal or at the booth inside. If you arrange private transport look at the signs being waved around until you find yours. If you want a taxi you will need to have one called from inside as taxis are not permitted to wait at the terminal. A few suggestions:
1. Do not allow anyone to "help" you with your luggage by taking it and walking away. They will take you to whatever transport service they are working for.
2. Do not believe that the last bus, taxi, van just left and there's is the only one still available.
3. Do not use large bills and be aware of what bill you hand over.
4. Make sure, if you pre-arrange transport that you check identification before getting in their car. Sometimes time share folks are less than truthful about who they work for until it's too late.
If you want a few minutes to survey the situation either go over to the bar (to the right) or go over to the waiting area (covered area to the left) and get your bearings.
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