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Why Fly to Cancun?
A well-established hotspot for North American beach holidays, Cancun offers a variety of activities. Of course there are beautiful beaches, terrific shopping opportunities, bars and restaurants; but just outside of Cancun are quaint seaside towns with Mayan ruins, local cuisine and nightlife, and world-famous snorkelling and diving. Cancun itself has a huge variety of hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, water parks and other kinds of entertainment; and it’s a gateway to other parts of Quintana Roo, Mexico. You can find cheap flights to Cancun using Travelzoo’s SuperSearch.
Flying to Cancun from the UK
While there are no scheduled direct flights to Cancun, there are cheap charter flights available from various UK airports including Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham/East Midlands, Glasgow (Prestwick & International, London Gatwick and Manchester. There are indirect scheduled flights from [London] via [Atlanta], [New York City], [Houston], [Chicago], [Miami], [Washington, DC (Dulles)], [Paris], [Amsterdam] and [Madrid]. Flights take about twelve hours with connecting service, but depending on the length of the stop, it can take a lot longer. It might be worth paying the extra cash or a faster flight.
Popular Flight Routes to Cancun
Which Airlines Fly to Cancun?
Charter flights operate from many UK cities to Cancun International Airport (CUN) often offering discounted flights. Monarch and Thompson operate charter flights from London and Manchester, and Thompson also flies from Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham/East Midlands, Glasgow International and Prestwick. These are often the best bet as not only do they offer cheaper flights but they are also direct. American carriers Continental, United and Delta fly via US cities such as [New York City] and [Washington] British Airways flies via Miami, while low cost Air Europa flies via [Madrid]. Air France flies via both [Paris] and [Amsterdam].
Mini Travel Guide to Cancun
While Cancun caters to beach lovers, those who are looking for more will find plenty to do in this city on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Cancun is located on the Yucatan Peninsula, near the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum. There are also ferries to the nearby Isla Mujeres. Many of the hotels are located in the Hotel Zone, a 7-shaped island just off the mainland of the city. The city offers attractions of almost every variety, from themed bars to upmarket shopping, from watersports to fine dining, from party-mad nightclubs to relaxing spa resorts. The value of the peso against the pound will make Cancun a cheap destination for British tourists.
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