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Thomas Lloyd of Top Mexico Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Cancun International Airport, Cancun, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWhat’s interesting about Quintana Roo (one of the three states in the Yucatan Peninsula, who has within it Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum) is that we have the Cancun Airport.  A lot of people who are retiring to another country do forget some items that are very important, one of which is the ease to get back and forth from your home country. A nice feature about Quintana Roo, particularly, Cancun, is that Cancun Airport is the second busiest airport in Mexico and they have direct flights to many cities such as Chicago, New York, Saint Louis, Calgary, Minneapolis, and other major US cities. That is a big advantage.
 
To be able to fly down here directly makes it a lot easier than having layovers. There are times when some emergencies pops up and you have to go back to the States and that all adds up. As an example, it takes a lot longer to get all the way down to Central America versus a flight from Chicago down to Cancun.
 
You can fly into the Merida Airport from most Mexican cities, especially Mexico City. They have direct flights from Houston and if I’m not mistaken, from Atlanta as well. There are very good deals going right into Cancun so I know a lot of people whose final destination is Merida fly into Cancun and then pick up one of those big buses at the airport, which takes them right to Merida. Merida is about 4 hours away from Cancun by bus and 2.5 hours by car.
 
(Cancun International Airport, Cancun, Mexico, pictured.)
Denis Larsen of Casa Hamaca Guesthouse – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
cockpitt, Cancun International airport – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThere are three airports in Yucatan. 
 
There is Merida, which is just over two hours from my home in Valladolid. They fly a lot of national routes and they fly to Dallas, Houston, and Miami in the States. I think Toronto is going to become a direct flight in the fall. 
 
From the airport in Cancun, you can go just about anywhere in the world. It is also two hours from Valladolid. We’re right between the two cities; exactly 100 miles from either one of them. 
 
And then we have less than 20 miles from here, a brand new international airport that hasn’t been used yet, except for visiting heads of state and people like that. I’m not quite sure what the holdup is, but in the future, it may be the only functioning airport in the Yucatan. This at is because the water will rise because of climate change.  The airport in Cancun is six meters (about 20 feet) above mean high tide, the one in Merida is 13 meters (about 42 feet) above mean high tide, and the Chichen Itza International Airport, is 31 meters (slightly over 100 feet) above mean high tide.  
 
I would tell anybody who stands still for two minutes, “Don’t even think about buying on a coast; rent there, enjoy it, but don’t buy there.” 
 
(View from cockpit at Cancun International airport, pictured.)

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