There 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.)