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Getting Here

We're not travel agents and do not book airline tickets or make flight arrangements, but we do have some good advice we hope will assist with your Cozumel travel and help get your flights at the best prices.

 

Cozumel "Air Only" on Charters

Every charter that we've every dealt with have offered airfare only as well and airfare/hotel packages, but the charters (and sometimes the travel agents) don't always tell customers that. Normally charters have schedules that will fly to Cozumel (or nearby Cancun) once or twice a week or certain days of the week, but many fly direct to Cozumel daily during certain times of the year. Since there are a limited number of airfare only tickets on charters, some guests have discovered that when airfare only tickets are sold out, they still save money by purchasing an air/hotel charter package including the cheapest hotel possible, and then not using the hotel. They have told us it was still cheaper than prices for air only on some commercial airlines.

 

Be Flexible

For the best ticket price, we recommend you be flexible about both your departure airport (one within a couple of hours of home) and whether you fly directly to Cozumel or to Cancun.

If you fly to Cancun you can take a taxi, bus or private van from the Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen (about 50 minutes south of Cancun) and then the ferry across the Yucatan Channel (12 miles) from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. The ferry ride takes 30 minutes and runs almost hourly during the day and early evening. For confirmed guests of our vacation homes, we can provide additional detailed information regarding travel by land from Cancun to Cozumel along with current ferry and bus schedules.

 

Commercial Airlines with 
Flights to Cozumel or Cancun

Delta Airlines, http://www.delta.com
United Airlines, http://www.united.com 
US Air (Daily flights from Charlotte, NC and connections from other US cities)   US Airways
Continental (Daily from Houston and Newark) http://www.continental.com 
Northwest Air - (connects with Continental in Houston) http://www.nwa.com 
Mexicana Airlines (from major US cities to Cancun and Mexico City) http://www.mexicana.com 
American Airlines (direct from many US cities to Cancun.  http://www.americanairlines.com 
Frontier Airlines (from Denver and other US cities to Cozumel & Cancun) http://www.frontierairlines.com 
Spirit Airlines (from Ft. Lauderdale to Cancun) http://www.spiritair.com 

 

Charter Flights You Can Check
Be sure to ask for "air only" rates

www.funjet.com                         www.applevacations.com/   
www.skyserviceairlines.com/  (mainly from Canada and Denver)
www.sunholidays.ca  (from Canada)                             www.worryfreevacations.com     
www.suntrips.com  (from Oakland and Denver)
www.tgvacations.com                     www.suncountry.com  

Also, you may want to check with http://www.hotwire.com and http://www.expedia.com. Both of these companies use what are called white label fares. Once you log in and and are quoted a rate, you have one hour to book it. After that, you are locked out of the system for 48 hours before you can sign back on. We understand that both companies use major airlines. 

 

Travel Insurance

We urge guests to purchase travel insurance. You may be able to purchase travel insurance from a travel agent or an airline, but third party trip insurance is a very good option.  Check information about travel insurance in general at www.ustravelinsurance.org and www.travelinsurancereview.net . Be sure to choose a policy that meets your specific needs.  A few good companies offering policies that cover lodging, airline tickets, medical expenses, lost baggage and other trip delays are www.Travelguard.com and www.insuremytrip.com

 

Travel Documents

As of January 23, 2007, U.S. Citizens entering Mexico must present a valid U.S. passport. However, we highly recommend checking with your airline carrier for current requirements as they will have the most up to date information should the requirements change before your arrival date in Mexico. If you are travelling with children, please see the section below "For those Traveling with Children". 

For re-entry to the United States, beginning January 23, 2007, all persons including U.S. citizens traveling by air between the U.S. and Mexico are required to present a valid U.S. passport.

For details about passport or other citizenship documentation requirements for U.S. citizens, the U.S. State Department's travel web site www.travel.state.gov or call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778. For document requirements for non-U.S. citizens entering Mexico please check with your airline carrier. 
To re-enter your country of origin, please check with the state department or immigration agency in your country of origin.

 

For those Traveling with Children
(this information is from the US Consulate, Merida, Yucatan)

If you are traveling alone with a minor or have a minor traveling alone to visit you, the Mexican government requires that the child has a notarized letter with both parents signatures allowing the child to travel. This applies whether or not the child is traveling with one parent and regardless of what type of passport the child travels under.

Though enforcement of by the Mexican government is reportedly uneven, U.S. airlines are also obligated to respect this Mexican requirement for flights into Mexico and leaving Mexico (It is not a U.S. law).  There are known incidents of children not being allowed to board planes headed for Mexico and children being put on the next flight back after arrival in Mexico because of lack of proper documentation. Please keep this in mind for all of your international travel.

Remember, the document must be signed by both parents in the presence of a certified notary.

  1. The permission letter is needed for travel both into and out of Mexico.

  2. The permission letter is needed whenever the child is not traveling with both parents.

Cozumel Vacation Rentals
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homes@cozumel-vacation-rentals.com

If you don't see a vacation home that fits your needs please email us at
homes@cozumel-vacation-rentals.com and we'll work to find just the right home or package for you.

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