Cancún is a dynamic tropical getaway that’s rich for exploration. Mexico’s Caribbean coast attracts millions of travelers and tourists every year with its world-class vacation resorts, downtown nightlife, picturesque jungle lagoons, and sprawling Mayan ruins. Whether you’re into adventure activities like scuba diving or luxurious relaxation on pristine beaches, you’ve come to the right place.
Anyone bound for this warm-weather paradise on a private charter flight should make sure they get the most from their Cancún experience with these quick travel tips:
Private Airports Near Cancún, Mexico
From two major international hubs to an exclusive on-site FBO, you’ve got plenty of great options for your charter flight to Cancún.
- Cancún International Airport (CUN): Just six miles from the south end of the hotel strip, Cancún International is the closest airport to Cancún and the second busiest airport in all of Mexico, with over 23 million passengers each year. Most folks will arrive here and disembark for either their nearby hotels or for Cancún’s bustling downtown nine miles to the northeast.
- Cozumel International Airport (CZM): Flyers with a destination in the Playa del Carmen area of the coast may opt for the island-bound Cozumel Airport instead. It’s two runways offer convenient service and faster arrivals and departures than the larger CUN airport. A ferry can carry travelers to the mainland.
- FBO Cancún: The fixed-base operator (FBO) for private flights to Cancún is at Cancún International Airport near Terminal 3. Managed by ASUR, the FBO provides additional convenience and privacy to private charter travelers.
The Best Things To Do in Cancún
There’s a little something for everyone in Cancún. Here are some top options for travelers who are looking to take a load off, find awesome souvenirs, or embark on an archeological adventure.
- Recline in the Sand at Playa Delfines: The quintessential escapist’s beach, Playa Delfines is a pristine stretch of white powdery sand that’s been described by visitors as “seriously gorgeous,” “very clean,” and full of affordable drinks and activities. It’s also void of hotels and resorts, which lends a special serene quality very different from hotel zone beaches.
- Shop at Mercado 28: This downtown market is no ordinary shopping mall—it’s more like a bustling, super-sized flea market with more than six hundred vendors who sell everything from maracas to luxury leather items and unique, handcrafted souvenirs.
- Explore the Mayan Ruins at Tulum: Tulum is the only major Mayan archaeological site that overlooks the beautiful Caribbean sea. The ride out to the ruins runs 1.5 to 2 hours from Cancún, but the El Castillo pyramid—an iconic landmark of Caribbean Mexico—is something history nuts won’t want to miss.
The Best Places to Eat in Cancún
There are more incredible dining options in Cancún than we could possibly list here, but these popular venues are perfect for travelers who want an authentic Cancún experience in some of the city’s most iconic and well-regarded restaurants.
- Senor Frog's Cancun: This venue is all about fun (one glance at the restaurant website tells all). Dance, sing, and “unleash your fiesta” while enjoying Mexican-American comfort cuisine or late night drinks.
- Restaurante Careyes: This World Luxury Restaurant Award winner (2018) is famous for its fusion of the finest French gastronomy and traditional Mexican cuisine with elegant decor, formal dress, and rich cultural ambience.
- Harry’s: Looking for a world-class prime steakhouse and raw bar? Look no further. Harry’s was a Tripadvisor 2020 Traveler’s Choice for a reason. Enjoy succulent steaks and delicious lobsters with a scenic lakeside view and impeccable service.
Best Time to Travel to Cancún
With a tropical climate and year-round warm sea temperatures, the weather will be consistently balmy, humid, and beachy throughout the year. Drink bottled water only (unless you can confirm that your hotel has a water purification system) and stay hydrated.
With that said, the summers can be especially hot—and hurricanes are most common in the late summer and autumn—so the best time to travel to Cancún is actually in the winter and spring. Peak season runs from December through April. While crowds are heavier at this time of year, the weather is near-perfect and there are a wealth of affordable flight and room rates for a holiday getaway to the tropics.
Book Your Charter Flight to Cancún With Hangar 7!
Our agents are always prepared to offer you advice and flexible travel arrangements as you prepare and book your private charter flight to Cancún. Contact Hangar 7 Aviation today start arranging the details of your trip!