With the cost of gas going up Cancun tourists are going to see a rise in transportation costs as well, and the price of gas in the city is soaring. There is no way of getting around having to book some sort of transportation, to go to and from Cancun International Airport at the very least. Add to that any travel within the city to enjoy tourist activities and by the end of the trip the cost of getting around definitely adds up, but there are less expensive options.
Private transportation vehicles like cars and shuttles are much more convenient but will no doubt come at a higher price. While this may have been an affordable option before, the cost is quickly spinning out of control as the gas prices continue to rise. In some cases, these types of shuttles and cars can cost as much as $150 for a group of four and well over $20 for an individual.
One alternative to traveling by private car or shuttle is a shared transfer, which can cost considerably less money but it may take a little longer to get tourists to their destination. These shared transfers are offered by most private transportation companies as a cheaper option. Even still, an individual tourist will pay a minimum of $10 – $15, making the cost one way for a couple $30 or more.
Another possibility, that makes the most sense, is to take advantage of hotel shuttles if they are available. Some hotels may only offer a shuttle to and from the airport while others may also offer transportation to certain tourist activities as well. In some cases, travelers may be charged a nominal fee but there are hotels that offer this service for free too.
Some of the resorts that offer this service for free to their guests include:
- Temptation Resort Spa
- Hotel RIU
- RIU Caribe
- RIU Palace Las Americas
- Hyatt Ziva Turquoize
- Le Blanc Spa Resort
- Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
- Panama Jack Resorts Cancun
- Moon Palace Cancun
- Sun Palace
- Beach Palace
- Casa Turquesa
These are only some of the hotels that offer their guests free shuttles. Visitors should definitely check with their preferred hotel before booking, as having this service available at no charge can mean saving a considerable amount of money.
Taxis are an option for getting around the city and from the airport too but they can be pricey and the rates already recently went up and likely will again if the gas prices continue to rise. A ride within the Cancun Hotel Zone can cost tourists around $5.00 or more and the price goes up significantly when traveling outside the tourist area. From the Cancun airport, for example, a visitor would pay as much as $25 or more if booked in advance we and the price would double if not booked ahead of time.
The important thing to remember when planning a trip to Cancun is that there are many options for traveling to and from the airport and around the city and the cost can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. The type of vehicle will play a role in the price but more importantly when you book your transportation can mean overspending or big savings. Finally, it is important to check in with any resort you’re considering booking because finding free transportation is a luxury that travelers these days can certainly afford.
As gas prices rise, and inflation is raising the cost of everything else, it only makes sense to find savings where we can. In Cancun, even though the cost of transportation is rising there will always be lower-cost options, it just takes a little research to book the right kind of ride.
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