Cancún Travel Information

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Cancún Scene It’s all sun, sand, and good vibes. Here flip flops and board shorts count as “dressed,” and the club beats are thumping 24/7. Swim-up bars keep the cocktails coming to the twentysomething crowd. But families can find their own paradise at one of the many resorts with kids’ clubs and gigantic pools.

Things to do in Cancún: Mayan Museum of Cancun • Dolphin Discovery • Xavage Park by Xcaret • La Isla Shopping Village • Xoximilco Cancun by Xcaret • Zona Arqueologica El Rey

Highly rated hotels in Cancún: The Grand At Moon Palace • Royal Service At Paradisus Cancun • Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Cancun • Secrets The Vine Cancun • Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas • Hard Rock Hotel Cancun • Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun • Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun • NIZUC Resort and Spa • Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun • Beach Palace • Iberostar Selection Cancun • Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula • The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun • JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa • Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort Cancun • Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla • Paradisus Cancun

Mexico's electricity is 127V 60Hz and uses plug types A & B
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Cancún International Airport is 4,941 miles. Cancún's IATA airport code is CUN. One World Lounge Details Here.

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Heathrow to Cancún International in Red

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Climate: Cancún is part of the region called Tierras Calientes. Here, the least rainy period runs from February to April, and the driest month is April, so it is an advisable destination for the Easter holidays, when the Norte is less likely to blow. The Gulf of Mexico in Cancun and the Riviera Maya is warm enough to swim in all year round. The rainy season runs from May to November and is a hot and sultry period. The rains are abundant especially in June, and between September and mid-November. However, the sun still shines quite often, in fact the rains generally occur in the form of downpours or thunderstorms, so they don't last long. You can go to the tierras calientes from December to February, to avoid both the heat and the rains of summer, and because in some areas the months of October and November are still very rainy. In spring, in April and May, the rains have not arrived yet, but the weather is usually hot.

Covid-19 Data for Mexico

Data (updated daily) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.

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BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(per Leg)
Tier Points
(Total)
Economy 35 70
World Traveller Plus 90 180
Business 140 280
First 210 420


Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Cancún

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy16,25025,000
World Traveller Plus32,50050,000
Club62,50075,000
First85,000100,000


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