The Angel of the Americas Summit Travel Guide
Travelling to destinations around the world like Cacnun is exciting, but it does take time to plan. The following information has been provided to simplify your travel planning and we hope it encourages you extend your stay beyond the summit event.
Mexico limits the amount of foreign currency a business can accept each month. Local venues like restaurants, bars, shops, flea markets, ground transportation, etc may require you to pay in Mexican pesos. Be sure to exchange your currency before you travel as the CUN airport limits the amount of currency exchange they can do each day.
All foreign citizens traveling to Mexico Must fill out an Official Entry Immigration Form prior to their arrival to Mexico. To ease the immigration entry process now you can fill out the Immigration Form(s) in the comfort of your home or office. The online registration process is very convenient and straightforward and all you need is your passport, flight information, address or name of the hotel where you are staying, and a printer to print your Official Entry Tourist Card.
What is a Tourist Card and why I need it?
Every visitor to Mexico is required to complete a Tourist Card which is an Entry Immigration Form that details information about your visit to Mexico. The Tourist Card is per person regardless of age and how long you will stay in Mexico. The information you provide in the Tourist Card is kept by the Mexican Immigration Authority as an official record of your visit to Mexico.
The Cancun Airport CUN
Cancún International Airport is located in Cancún, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. It is Mexico's second busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport, but the biggest for international passengers.
All major airlines from the United States and Canada fly to Cancun with connecting service from almost every city in North America and direct nonstop service from all major hubs. There are also several airlines from Europe and South America that either flight directly to Cancun or with a stop at a major hub.
For more information visit the Cancún International Airport official website.
Airport Departure Tax
Typically the airport tax is included in the price of your airline ticket. Be sure to check with your airline or check your airline ticket to make sure the tax is included. The tax is approximately $48.00 USD per person
Currency Exchange at the CUN Airport
Be sure to exchange your currency before you travel as the CUN airport limits the amount of currency exchange they can do each day.
Transportation from the CUN Airport
There are a variety of transportation options from the airport to Intercontinental. Rates range from $40-$140 US round trip depending on level of service.
Note: Only authorized transportation companies are allowed. Taxis are not allowed to pick up passengers at the airport.
Where is The Presidente InterContinental Cancun Resort?
Located in southeastern Mexico on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and just north of of the area known as Riviera Maya, the Presidente InterContinental Resort is in Zona Hotelera or Hotel Zone with rooms that overlook the spectacular views of the Nichupte Lagoon or the Caribbean Sea.
Getting Around Cancun
Buses are convenient and an inexpensive (about USD $0.70 per trip) way to get around Cancun Buses are frequent and travel up and down the Hotel Zone and into Downtown Cancun. Note, not all city buses are air conditioned.
Taxis in Cancun are easy to obtain no matter where you are. They are lined up anywhere a tourist may be. The taxis that belong to a company (site taxis) have standard prices - there is no bartering necessary nor is it welcomed. To get one of these, the best thing to do is to ask the concierge in your hotel to call.
If you plan to move around a lot, a rental car is cheaper than taxis, but parking is difficult in the hotel zone. Consider using the bus and van system as they are very frequent, cheap and friendly. Cancun Airport is the largest car rental location in the area with most of the major car rental companies located within the grounds of the airport.
Cancun Tourist Attractions
Beyond the beaches, Cancun has something for everyone after the conference ends. From Mayan archaeological sites, Chichén Itzá, to the turtle farms of Isla Mujeres or enjoy a round of golf at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok, or a day trip to nearby Tulum to see some of the best preserved Mayan ruins in all of Mexico. And did we mention nightlife at Coco Bongo?
Chichén Itzá is a large Mayan archaeological site which was the main hub for Mayan civilization. Today it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most notable and recognized landmarks in the Yucatán.
Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, is a small island located 8 miles off the Yucatán Peninsula. The island is popular for its sea turtles, visit them at the local tortugranja, or turtle farm.
Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok
Enjoy a round or two of golf at premiere golf courses in Cancún, the Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok. The course was designed by the famous course architect Robert Trent Jones II and is located on the northern end of Boulevard Kukulkán.
Looking for something different than a DJ-controlled nightclub? Coco Bongo is the answer, enjoy a variety of performances from acrobats, conga lines, live bands and musician impersonators. A typical night at Coco Bongo involves projected videos, balloons, soap bubbles and confetti.
Enjoy a day trip to Tulum which has grown into a destination for luxury travelers. In Tulum, you will find some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins in the Western Hemisphere with Caribbean Sea as a backdrop.