How To Get There
Travelers can choose from direct, relatively short flights from many major U.S. cities to Cancun, Mexico. A pleasant 2 1/2-hour drive down the Yucatan Peninsula’s coastline leads to the peaceful seclusion of Boca Paila.
If you choose to make your own airline reservations, please plan to arrive in Cancun between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Late afternoon arrivals require an overnight stay in Cancun. We would be happy to arrange a hotel reservation on your behalf if necessary. Be sure to make your departure flight from Cancun on the last day no earlier than 11:00 am.
Travel Documents Required
A valid passport with at least six months’ validity remaining is required. U.S. citizens and foreign nationals are required to present a passport to enter or re-enter the United States when traveling from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
A tourist card application will be issued by airlines that fly into Mexico. The card will be checked at your first point of entry; one copy will be retained and the other given to you. Do not lose your copy, as it must be surrendered at Immigration on departure.
No visas are currently required for U.S. citizens to enter Mexico. There is an $18 Mexican departure tax, payable at the airport on departure; certain airlines are including this as part of the ticket. Please check with your carrier.
Customs Registration Certificate: Available from any U.S. customs office certifying proof of ownership of cameras, jewelry or any other valuables.
Parental Consent for Minors
Children 17 years old or under entering Mexico with one parent must have a notarized letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have permission to enter the country. Single parents need notarized documentation of divorce decree or death certificate of spouse. Minors not accompanied by either parent require a notarized letter of consent signed by both parents.