Transportation from the Cancun Airport to Desire Resort is not included in the hotel's rate.
However, taking a cab is very easy and reasonably priced. If you plan to stay at the resort the
majority of the time, we recommend that you take a taxi.
If not you can also rent a car, major rental car companies are located in the Cancun airport.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM CANCUN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO DESIRE RESORT & SPA:
Take the exit road out of the airport and travel approximately 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
to the highway 307 overpass. Please note that there will be an exit ramp to go South 307
on the right just before the overpass; take the first right before the overpass and
travel along this road toward Puerto Morelos. Travel approximately 15 minutes or so
and be on the lookout for a company called "John Deere" which is located on the right hand
side of the road. Just past "John Deere" make a "U" turn. Turn right into the Bahia Petembich
entrance and follow the signs for the hotel which is 3 kms. ahead directly on the beach.
Arriving and Departing
Cancún International Airport, code CUN
16 km shouthwest of Cancún City.
The expanded terminal (one Mexicos best and
largest) houses several shops, restaurants and bars.
Black marble floors and lots of windows give the terminal
a modern, contemporary look.
In the event you lose your copy of your tourist
card, the Immigration Aid Office In Cancún should be
contacted immediately by calling 84-28-92. They will
provide assistance that will expedite your departure from
State Tourism Office,
State Tourism Office,
Tel. 98-87-43-29 98-84-80-73 98-87-33-11
dialing from the U.S./Canada to Cancún, use
Mexicos country code 52, followed by Cancun´s by
the local numbers listed in this section.
From the airport,
frequent van transfers are available at reasonable
rates. Private taxis also operate from the
airport, though rates are higher. A dozen rental car
companies operate from the airport and at many hotel
locations. Car rental is relatively expensive and often
does not include unlimited mileage. Note: for those
traveling south to Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya,
the cab fare is $65 US (per vehicle).
To get around the resort
area, motorized transport is needed, since the resort and
city are spread out. Taxis are plentiful, but even
the shortest of rides will cost a minimum of $3-4 US.
Fortunately there is very economical and convenient bus
Buses roam the entire
resort strip, ending up in downtown Cancún. Drivers
anxious for business will stop literally anywhere to pick
up riders. The fare is a mere 4 pesos (under 40c US).
Limo service is available by calling 87-46-63.
Modeps can be
rented by the hour or day in Cancún at several
locations. Note that downtown can be quite congested, and
is not recommended for inexperienced modep drivers.
There is a 10 km scenic
bike path (mopeds not allowed) along the northern side of
the island that goes all the way into downtown.
To get to the offshore
islands, there are passenger ferries connecting
several points (see "Excursions for details).
To visit the fascinating
Mayan ruins (Mundo Maya) beyond the Yucatán Peninsula,
here are several air travel options.
regional Mexico carrier now files from Cancún to
Tuxtla-Gutiérrez, Villahermosa, Oaxaca and even
Guatemala. In Cancún phone 84-42-11 for
the Guatemala carrier now connects Cancún with
several Central American cities. Non-stop flights
from Cancún to Flores. Guatemala afford visitors
the chance to see Tikal, one of the greatest
Mayan cities. In Cancún phone 84-39-38 for
- Mexican Inter (Operated
by Aero Caribe/Aero Cozumel): this regional
carrier not only services several Yucatán
destinations (Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Chihén
Itzá, Mérida), but also southern Mexico
destinations in Chiapas, Villahermosa, and
Oaxaca. Reservations. 84-20-00 (Cancún).
- Aeroquetzal: Guatemala
carrier with flights to Flores (Tikal ruins).
Reservations. 87-13-53 (Cancún).
zone offers little in the way of true sightseeing.
Because it was "born" only 25 years ago,
attractions center around the islands radiant
beaches, posh shopping malls, and abundant water sport.
Most cultural/ historic sightseeing attractions lie
outside Cancún proper, and are accessed through a wide
offering of half-and-full-day excursions.
Cancún makes an
excellent gateway to the fascinating Yucatán Peninsula.
There are so many side trips from Cancún that visitors
often have trouble deciding where to spend their leisure
dividing your exploring into water trips - visits to
nearby islands, reefs and lagoons, and land trips -
excursions inland to Chichén Itzá and down the Yucatán
coast toward Tulum. Travel agencies in most hotels offer
an assortment of escorted excursions to nearby ruins,
beaches, and islands. Or rent a jeep or car and head out
on your own.
Several operators offer
a variety sea-bound adventures. Most trips are 4-6 hours
long. Check with your hotel concierge upon arrival for
current schedules and prices.
Currently the most
popular water journeys operate to three islands. Isla
Mujeres, Isla Contoy and Cozumel.