PASSPORTS: Implemented on January 23,
2007, ALL PERSONS traveling by air
between the United States and Canada,
Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean
region are required to present a passport or
other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the
Please make sure you get your passport updated, check
that you still have at least 6 months valid on it from
the time you plan on RETURNING to the USA, and make
sure you have 3 BLANK FACING PAGES available. If you
are having difficulty getting your passport renewed,
call your State Representatives office and explain your
situation. They can help you get organized.
AIRLINES THAT TRAVEL DIRECT:
We found great rates and flights from LA to Cancun
by going directly to www.alaskaair.com.
Some people have found good deals on www.travelocity.com
but you should also try www.spiritair.com
as many of these airlines don't show up on the other
travel websites. Also try www.vayama.com
for amazing international low fares.
Here is what the temperature was on April 12th, 2007
in Cancun which is just a 1/2 hour north from the resort
Mean Temperature 80 °F / 27 °C
Max Temperature 86 °F / 30 °C
Min Temperature 75 °F / 24 °C
Dew Point 75 °F / 24 °C
Average Humidity 86
Wind Speed 2 mph / 7 km/h
Max Wind Speed 13 mph / 20 km/h
WHAT TO BRING:
It's a paradise beach vacation so bring very little.
Bathing suits, sporting apparel, casual night clothing,
cocktail dress for the actually ceremony (see WEDDING
page), books, iPods, insect repellant (they say you
should but we didn't use ours when we were there), sunscreen,
hat, and walking shoes if you go on a tour of the Mayan
ruins or an ATV quad bike adventure! If you're a diver,
bring your PADI certification card. For trips into the
jungle (if you decide to go for an adventure), you should
wear pants, long-sleeved shirts and shoes or sandals
and use insect repellent. The temperature drops at night
and a light sweater or jacket is suggested for the ladies.
Depending on how long you're coming down for, chances
are you won't need to rent a car. If you do want to
explore for the day, the hotel can organize you a rental
car. We did rent a car when we were there and it was
fine - just make sure you go to a reputable place as
I've read some troubling stories. We used www.hertz.com
to book and they took care of us.
CELL PHONES IN MEXICO (not that you need to
be connected on vacation!!!!)
I used this company to rent a cell phone while I was
at the resort and they were great. I booked it online
before I left and they met me at the car rental facility
to drop off my phone and at the airport upon my departure
to retrieve it from me. They are able to drop it off
at the hotel as well.
This company is less expensive and, from what people
say on TripAdvisor, is the best way to go for phones
in Mexico. The trick is you have to order the phone
way in advance and they send it to your home via mail.