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"
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
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.
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
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
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
Traveling with Children
(this information is from the US Consulate, Merida,
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.
The permission letter is
needed for travel both into and out of Mexico.
The permission letter is
needed whenever the child is not traveling with both parents.
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