Espiritu Santo Bay Lodge
A U.S. Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond your travel dates is required for entry into the country of Mexico. Remember, passports are now required for all land and border crossings into and out of the United States. For information on obtaining or renewing a passport, please refer to the U.S. State Department's webpage for Passport Information at www.travel.state.gov.
Booking Airfare to Cancun, Mexico (Airport Code: CUN):
Now is also the time to secure your commercial airline reservations to/from Cancun, Mexico. You will need to make these arrangements on your own, though of course feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about your specific itinerary before you make any purchases.
Cancun is serviced daily by nearly every airline with multiple flights daily to and from the U.S.A. Major airlines to consider include United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Aero Mexico, Virgin America, and Alaska Airlines.
Arrival to Cancun (Saturday):
On the day prior to your scheduled arrival date in the lodge, you should plan on traveling to Cancun (CUN) and overnighting at one of the many fine hotels in the area.
We strongly suggest you overnight at the Courtyard Marriott Cancun for the night before you are scheduled to arrive at the lodge. The hotel is very close to the Cancun International Airport, provides free shuttles at half-hour intervals, has a great pool, bar, restaurant, and the rooms are modern and spacious. ESB Lodge and The Fly Shop® will be arranging for a special rate for our guests staying at the Courtyard Marriott Cancun.
Courtyard Marriott Cancun:
Bi-hourly complimentary shuttle service, airport-hotel-airport, picking up at stall #26 just outside the terminal. The Courtyard Marriott Cancun is very nice and comfortable and the closest hotel to the Cancun Airport, extremely convenient. It has its own restaurant or the concierge will call you a taxi to get you downtown for dinner.
Upon arrival into Cancun, you will clear Immigrations first, then retrieve your luggage and go through Customs. Clearing Customs in Mexico is carried out by passing through an examining area where each piece of luggage will be screened, then walking up to a lamp post "stoplight" and pushing the BIG button. If the light turns green, keep walking. If the light turns red, don't panic, this just means your luggage may be inspected by a customs official. Outside of customs there is a phone bank with free and automatic connections to several local hotels; you'll want to call here and request a shuttle to the hotel. The Courtyard Marriot has bi-hourly complimentary shuttle service airport-hotel-airport, pick up at stall #26, right outside the terminal.