Travel Information

 

  • Cancun time zone is five hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
  • The official currency in Cancun is the Mexican peso but American dollars are also widely accepted.
  • Banks are open Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm but there are exchange houses found all over Cancun that are open much later.
  • The official language spoken in Cancun is Spanish.
  • Most of the Mexicans working in the tourism industry speak English and you will find that French, Italian and German are also spoken by some.
  • Many of the local indigenous people still speak Mayan as their first language and Spanish as their second, you will often hear them speaking Mayan amongst themselves.
  • The average tip for service is 10-15% and one or two dollars per suitcase carried. Always check your bill first as tips may already be included.
  • The standard Cancun electricity supply is 110 volts.
  • Hotels usually offer voltage converters for 220 volt devices.
  • Many sockets do not accept polarized or three-prong plugs so it is recommended that you bring your own adapter but you can usually buy these in the hotel shop.
  • July is one of the hottest months of the year for Cancun. Remember to stay hydrated, and to bring mosquito repellent and sunscreen.

Book your airport-hotel transfer service

transportationAll participants to ALife XV may have a discount by booking online with Royal DMC and using the coupon code: PROMOXV10.

Free transportation to the banquet dinner will be provided by the same company.