|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||September||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 541||Average for round-trip flights in March 2020|
|Round-trip from||C$ 272||From Toronto to Cancún|
YTO - CUN
C$ 467 - C$ 899
21 - 32 °C
Flights from Canada to Riviera Maya, Mexico range from about 4-18h. The longer flights are likely to transpire if you’re flying out from the western provinces, like out of Calgary International, as opposed to a more central or eastern-situated airport, like Toronto Pearson, which may only take 3-4 hours. The length of your flight will also depend on the number of layovers, the length of each layover, and the time of year.
There are several airlines providing daily direct flights to Riviera Maya’s international airport, Cancun International Airport (CUN), from different airports in Canada. The most popular airlines servicing direct flights from Canada to Riviera Maya include WestJet, Air Canada, and Interjet. Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Calgary International, and Vancouver International all have at least a couple of direct flights to Cancun Airport daily, while Toronto Pearson has about six. If you’re departing from Edmonton, Ottawa or another city, you’ll have to make a stop or two along the way. Common layover cities on these flights include Denver International, George Bush Intercontinental, and Atlanta International airports.
Riviera Maya is a stretch of coastline along Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. It consists of several popular tourist spots, including Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen. To get from these towns from the airport, you’ll have several options. Buses run from the airport to all three of these towns, with prices to Cancun costing you about C$6 to Cancun, the closest to the airport, C$15 to Playa del Carmen, and C$20 to Tulum, the furthest from the airport, with timelines ranging from 20-60 minutes.
Many hotels provide complimentary shuttle service to their guests. Others may prefer taking a shared shuttle ride to their destination from the airport, which will range in price from about C$15, C$30, and C$53 to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum respectively. If you decide on a taxi, the prices will range from about C$30, C$57, and C$75, respectively, though be faster than shuttles and buses.
Riviera Maya is not only a thrilling beach vacation destination; it’s also brimming with culture and history. Be sure to visit Chichen Itza, the famous Mayan ruins dating back about 1200 years. Musa Underwater Museum in Cancun offers half-day tours on the water, so you can sightsee, snorkel, dive, and more. Xcaret eco-archaeological amusement park in Playa del Carmen is sure to get your heart pumping.
Canadian citizens travelling to Riviera Maya, Mexico do require a valid passport but do not need a visa, if your visit pertains to tourism or business and you’re staying under 90 days. Upon arriving in Cancun Airport, you will be issued a Multiple Migratory Form, the price of which is included in your airfare.