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Welcome To Cancun
WELCOME TO CANCUNIt will be my pleasure to be your guide in exploring the area, our culture and give you all the tips to seize the best of the city and the resort.
A perfect day in Cancún starts with a wonderful breakfast Mexican style: eggs, chilaquiles, tortillas, frijoles and coffee. Afterwards, it's time to enjoy the beach. An ocean front palapa -a palm thatched sunumbrella- will be waiting for you so you can relax and enjoy the Caribbean sun from monring to sunset along with a refreshing Michelada, a mix of beer and lime juice. Enjoy all kinds of water sport activities and why not rent the sailing boat anchored at the beach for a memorable sailing experience on the Caribbean Sea? it will be time for a relaxing massage to regain your energy and enjoy the rest of the day.
Time for shopping. Cancun is the place for wonderful stores and fine jewelery. If local handicrafts are more your style, then Mercado 28 is a must. Luxury Avenue is a perfect spots to find exclusive brands. La Isla is also an excellent option to shop as it is an open air mall with the newest restaurants, famous brand-name shops, bars, movie theater and a modern interactive aquarium.
Fun in Cancun doesn't stop when the sun goes down. Our nightlife is world-renowned for a good reason: you can dance the night away in our famous discos. But first, it's time for dinner. Cancun offers great gastronomic variety. You can find Mexican and international food, seafood and wonderful steakhouses. If you only have one night you cannot miss the experience of dining with your toes in the sand at El Caribeño Restaurant.
The local currency is Mexican pesos (MXN). Kinldy be informed that as per federal law, non Mexican citizens can exchange up to $1,500 USD in cash per month. Be prepared to present your passport when exchanging money at the bank or at exchange currency desk at the hotel.
Only book tours through known agencies. Make sure the ticket has the name of the company, its phone numbers, address, folio number and hours. The travel agency at the hotel will always be the most reliable one.
Don't forget there is a departure tax payable at the airport. The amount can be covered in pesos or US dollars, only cash is accepted.
The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the flattest places on earth. As a result, the region´s heavy rainfall is collected in a series of underground sink wells known as "cenotes", which emerge as vast subterranean lakes and rivers. Many cenotes are located near Cancun and are ideal for new adventures, swimming and snorkeling!
DID YOU KNOW ?
Cancun is located in the state of Quintana Roo, on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is divided into two areas: Hotel Zone, between the lagoon and the sea, and downtown Cancun.
Modern Mexican cuisine is the result of the fusion of two cultures: Pre-Hispanic and Spanish. The Xtabentum is the traditional drink served in Cancun and is a liqueur made in Yucatan, from rum, aniseed and honey produced by bees from the nectar of Xtabentun flowers.
Moving around Cancun
You can take the regular bus to move around the Hotel Zone and downtown any time of the day. It is safe and cheap. The bus drivers are very friendly and will help you to find your stop.
WHAT TO PACK
Cellular Phone Charger
If you are planning to bring your cellular phone, do not forget your charger. In Mexico we have 110 watts in electricity.
Clothing and accessories
We recommend you wear insect repellent if you take a tour to any of the eco-theme parks, archaeological sites and caverns. You should use biodegradable sunscreen at the eco-theme parks. Be aware of the rainy season from June to November and that Cancun has a very warm and humid climate. Make sure to bring light clothing to wear during day time as well as formal clothing for the evening as it might be requested at some restaurants or discos.
InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort
- Blvd Kukulkan Km 7.5
- Cancun , 77500
- Front Desk +52-998-8488700
Distance 22 MI / 35.41 KM SOUTH WEST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): $60.00 (USD)
Time by taxi: 30 min
Train Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
Ferry Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
Take the only exit road from the airport, follow the sign Hotel Zone and continue driving until km 7.5 on Kukulcan Boulevard.
- Parking Available/55 Spaces
- Car Parking Available
- Valet Parking Available
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
From Cancun International Airport take the main exit road and follow the signs to the Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera). This road becomes Kukulcan Boulevard. At kilometer marker 7.5, turn right into the resort. Approx. Time: 30 minutes. Shuttles available at the airport, you can arranged directly by your own to the Hotel Zone are available 24 hours a day and have several stops before reaching the Hotel.