Not only are there many flights to Belize, there are flights from Belize to destinations like Cancun, Mexico. Flying from Belize to Cancun Mexico is super easy and very fast compared to going by land or boat. We left Belize at 11:30 am and landed in Cancun at 1:15 pm. As we are leaving Philip Goldson International Airport, it was very overcast and gray, but earlier San Pedro had beautiful cloud formations and we experienced very little turbulence.
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Arriving at Cancun Airport was great. Even though I had been there many times from Canada this time around was a new experience arriving on a smaller sized plane. We saw lots of airport action and all sizes of cool looking planes as we walked through the aircraft parking area to customs. Getting checked into Cancun was fast and easy. It took about 10 – 15 minutes for the seven of us to hand in our customs forms and send our bags through the x-ray machine. This was the first time in a long while I did not have to take my laptop and tablet out before putting it on the conveyor belt.
With the recent time change we are the same time as Mexico now so that made it easy for making arrangements. Surendra and Carolyn offered to pick me up at the airport and drop me at hotel Sahara. As soon as I cleared customs and got to the door, I saw Surendra walking towards me. It was great seeing them again and to celebrate, Surendra stopped at a Starbucks drive through on our way to Playa.
The plan was for them to drop me off at my hotel to settle in while they went to their Spanish class and then they would come get me after to go to dinner. On the way to eat, we ran a few errands. One stop was at OXO to get a sim chip for my phone to make it easy to be in touch with everyone this weekend.
At my craving request we went for Arrachera and their food was delicious – melt in your mouth; and the grilled onions were divine. We always went to HC Monterey but the Kumars said El Fogon next door was even better and always packed which is a good sign for picking a place to eat. They told me about how when they first moved to Mexico from Belize, they were not fully set up to cook and spent their first week eating dinner there every night – my idea of food heaven 🙂
After Dinner we hit Mega so I could grab some coffee and milk for my early morning fix and they took me to a couple of health food stores to get natural sugar and drool over the many available choices compared to Belize shopping.
A video of Random bits on my flight from Belize to Cancun.