Will I have any trouble communicating with my country of
origin through the Internet or the telephone?
Not at all, there are numerous public phone booths in Cancun from where it its very easy to call abroad using prepaid cards that can be acquired at supermarkets, drugstores, and shops in general, amongst other commercial establishments.
There are also public clusters of booths where you can realise international calls and pay in cash; the rates are usually not that high.
Another option is to communicate from the room of your lodge; in this way you will have more privacy though at a higher cost.
On the other hand, there are several so-called cybercafés where you can access the Internet, an economic option to keep in touch and navigate across the web of webs. Likewise, most of the hotels offer this service to their guests. Ask for it at the reception desk.
Is it easy to drive in the City?
Unlike is the case in large cities, traffic in Cancun is free from traffic jams, imprudence, and the impertinence of horn blowers; therefore, driving in Cancun is a comfortable and amusing activity.
Paved roads connect this renowned tourist destination, with the main avenues running parallel to the beautiful beaches, thus offering spectacular views to drivers and passengers alike.
What do I need to rent a car?
You need to be over 21 years of age, have a valid driver license and an international credit card. Besides, you need to show your passport. These are the requisites to rent a car in the area of Cancun, where you will find offices of the major international firms, such as Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Advantage Rent a Car, amongst others.
On the other hand, cars rented in Cancun can only be driven across the States of Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche. It is advisable to read the contract carefully in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. Be also informed about the insurance coverage provided by the supplying firm.
Where can I purchase handicrafts?
There is more than one place in Cancun where to purchase handicrafts coming from all over Mexico. Travellers can find impressive crafts shops within the sophisticated shopping malls in the Hotel Zone, especially at the Caracol Plaza, which has more than 200 establishments, the Kukulcán Plaza, where the largest and most modern gallery of the State is located, and at Forum by Sea, which is characteristic for its ample spaces.
If you are looking for places more traditional, popular and economic, visit the Javier Rojo Market on 115 Constitucional Street, the Garibaldi on Tulúm and Coba Avenues, in the Centre Zone, and the Ki-Huic on 17 Tulúm Avenue, in the Centre Zone as well.
What voltage is the power output?
Alternate current in Cancun is of 110 volts and 60 cycles. Outlets usually have flat slots. If you happen to have appliances working at 220 volts ask for an adaptor at the reception desk of your hotel.