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How to for avoiding the aggressive cabbies of Cancun...
The initial excitement of landing and passing through customs is followed by the onslaught of cab drivers aiming to fleece travelers who typically look to travel only 5-15 miles from the airport. On a recent trip to Cancun I was told that prices from the airport started at $16 with the local bus company, $30 for a shuttle down hotel row to $68 for a private cab.
Reality. There is a $1 (16 pesos) option in Cancun that is quicker than the local bus or shuttle option.
Look for the employee shuttle. Available to everyone and exceptionally safe.
Step 1: Employee Shuttle
Ask an employee not involved in transportation....
I asked a bartender who was selling drinks in the parking lot. I don't speak Spanish but at the airport where there are tourists to sell to everyone speaks English.
He pointed me towards the Corona tower at the end of the short term parking where I could find the 16peso employee shuttle. The shuttles leave when they are full but coming and going midday I never waited more than 5 minutes.
ADO is the same bus company that runs the $10 or $16 option exclusively for tourists.
Step 2: Central Bus Station
Getting from the central bus station is simple. The R1 line stops ever 2-4minutes. They are constantly moving employees and tourists from the central station to the hotels. See the attached map or click http://www.publicarcancun.com/Publicar/Imagenes/Ru...
The hotels are the hub of the local economy and everything is exceptionally safe.
Cost = 10pesos = 70cents
Step 3: Summary & Airport Wifi
If the hustle of aggressive taxi drivers isn't for you than take a look to the airport shuttle.
Time: 40min from airport to hotels near the bar area
Cost: $2 (16pesos +10pesos)
---speaking with an airport employee on the bus they shared the wifi password for the airport. This password works on the ground floor by Gate B3.