Here’s a pro travel tip from your buddy Ellen…we upgraded our transfers in Cancun to meet and greet service with a private car and driver. If you haven’t ever been through the Cancun airport before, it’s a real treat.
As the automatic doors from customs open wide to welcome you to the sun and fun of Cancun, you will also be welcomed by 100 vendors working aggressively to earn your business. Car rental agencies, tour suppliers, time share hosts and transfer drivers all compete for your hard earned vacation funds. Loudly. Aggressively. Enthusiastically. “Hey, pretty lady! Come rent with me!” “I have your name on my list right here!” “Free Tequila!”
Even if you have prepaid transfers through a tour company, you still need to weed through the people waving signs and yelling to find the company that you booked with. Then, you will be led to another area to wait until everyone that is assigned to your bus or van has checked in. Then you will line up and wait to have your luggage loaded and begin the process of boarding the vehicle with other hot sweaty tourists. Once you are ready to hit the road, you’ll make regular stops along the way to drop off guests at their designated hotels. Then, eventually, you will arrive at your resort, wait for your bags to get unloaded, check in, and get that vacation started.
With the upgraded service, our car and driver were waiting outside for us with a sign that had our names on it. He took our bags, sprayed them down with some sort of disinfectant, loaded us into our private air-conditioned van and we were off for the 20 minute ride to the Beach Palace. Well worth the $35 per person round trip add on to your price. Do it. You’re worth it. 🙂