Cancún, Mexico: TAP Flights Starting at €279 From Amsterdam, Dublin, and London (+ €90 for Luggage)

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TAP Portugal is running a great deal in for its route to Cancún: Roundtrips start at €279 from Amsterdam in TAP Portugal’s discount fare. Adding luggage to the trip would increase the price by €90. You can also fly from Dublin and London for roughly €300 – although the availability from London is somewhat more limited.

Info

Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.

A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.

Included is one piece of hand luggage (55x40x20 cm, maximum of 8 kg) and a personal item. But there’s one exception: If you have a Star Alliance Gold Status, you can take one checked luggage of 23 kg for free.

These origins are possible at a low price:

The long-haul flight is going to be operated by an Airbus A330-900neo, the short-haul flights within Europe are typically operated by an Airbus A320.

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According to the fare rules, this deal is still available until February 7, 2021. There doesn’t seem to be a minimum stay requirement but flights to Cancún are only operated 3 times a week. There are availabilities from April until November 19, 2021, but you won’t be able to find much during the summer.

From Amsterdam to Cancún, Mexico for €279

You can find your preferred travel dates with Google Flights (instructions). You should then book the flights directly on TAP’s website. By the way, you can also add a stopover in Lisbon for free when booking the flights on TAP’s website.

Adding a Stopover in Lisbon or Porto

If you book directly on TAP’s website, a pop-up window will automatically open. Its user-friendly interface asks you if and how long you’d like to stay in Portugal. This is by far the easiest way to make the most out of a trip with TAP to any destination of your choice. A stopover in Porto can be added the same way. The best thing – the price of your flight remains the same!

TAP Stopover offer
Top notch service – TAP’s stopover pop-up window.

Mileage

Booking class is O. You can only credit these flights to a handful of programs. Here’s an example for a roundtrip from Amsterdam:

  • 2,590 on Miles & More
  • 1,160 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 1,160 on EgyptAir Plus
  • 1,160 on Asiana Club
  • 1,160 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 580 on Azul TudoAzul
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Hotels in Cancún

You can expect to pay at least a €100 per night for an acceptable resort in Cancún. With our preffered hotel booking platform you will be able to find the most suitable acommodation:

Make sure to also check out our hotel voucher and coupons:

Information & Tips for Mexico

Mayan pyramids, dreamy beaches and tacos – Mexico is an incredibly diverse country. If you want to experience the Spanish-speaking country to its fullest, you should definitely stay somewhere other than the tourist hotspots and seaside resorts.

The Best Time to Travel

The perfect travel time is from December to April, during this time it hardly rains and the temperatures are pleasant. Unsurprisingly, during the rainy season from May to October there is more rainfall. Beware of some extreme weather phenomenons that might be unknown to Europeans: Hurricane season lasts from June to November! Those who want to travel to typical holiday areas like Cancún and do not want to spend lots of money should travel in the off season. Areas with less touristic relevance such as Mexico City, on the other hand, are relatively constant throughout the year from a price perspective.

Climate diagram for Ciudad de Mexico (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Cancun (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Currency, Credit Cards & Tipping

The official currency of the country is the Mexican Peso. 1 EUR equals about MX$25. The acceptance of credit cards is comparable to or even slightly better than Germany. In almost all shops, even small kiosks, it is possible and quite normal to pay by card. The same applies to restaurants. For street vendors, street snack bars and the like, it is advisable to have a few pesos in cash with you. It is unusual to tip taxis or cab drivers. At a restaurant, 10-15 percent are normal, as long as the tip is not already listed on the bill as a line item. When paying by card, you can usually choose how much you want to tip at the card terminal before entering the pin. Housekeeping at a hotel should usually be tipped 20-40 Pesos per day, small favours have a going tip rate of 5 Pesos.

Immigration & Visa Requirements

Most EU citizens do not need a visa to enter Mexico. All you need to do is fill out the tourist card that is handed out onboard the plane. For touristic and business purposes, a visa-free stay of 180 days is possible.

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