Flights to Cancun International (CUN) are about 4-5 hours long from the west coast (about the same as to the east coast), and should cost somewhere between $400 and $600. There are direct flights from LAX on American and Alaska; everything from the Bay appears to go through LA or Denver or something. A lot of the indirect flights have long layovers, so we suggest getting your ticket a ways in advance to ensure you're on as convenient a flight as possible.

From the Cancun airport it's about a 40 minute taxi or shuttle ride to Playa del Carmen. There are a bunch of shuttle agencies right outside the door of the terminal--can't miss them.

If you fly on American Airlines anytime between May 27 and June 10 you can get a 5% discount on your fare using a group code. Unfortunately you also have to book over the phone for it to work, which costs $8, so it isn't that big a savings in the end, but it's still something. Call 800-433-1790 between 5am and midnight central time and Use group code 0256AG.

As soon as you finalize your travel plans please let us know so we can confirm that we have a room reserved for you!

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