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Last update: Jun 25, 2021

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Cancun and The Riviera Maya: 7 good reasons to travel in a group!

It's no secret that we all love going on vacation with our loved ones! Except that, for some people, family members are not counted only on the fingers of one hand but those of both ... or even the toes! 😅 😁

So logistically, a vacation like this can be quite a challenge. Planning, making reservations, budgeting and develop other tasks that could be the perfect excuse to rethink about the need go on a family vacation 😕.

But rest assured, contrary to what many might think, traveling in a group can be a huge benefit!

Do you have a large family? Are you traveling with a group of friends? Or, maybe a work team is preparing to go on a trip?

Are you looking for the perfect place for your vacation, for a bachelor or bachelorette party or for a team building event? Cancun and the Riviera Maya are the ideal destinations for groups!

And if you need to convince yourself, here are seven good reasons to travel in a group and come to discover Cancun and the treasures of the Riviera Maya.

Get ready for your trip with your whole group!

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1. Families, friends, work teams and bachelor/bachelorettes parties: The Riviera Maya, the perfect destination for groups.

For a vacation with family, friends and even coworkers, Cancun and the Riviera Maya are the perfect destinations to satisfy all the members of a small community.

Modern spas, an amazing hotel zone, multiple activities and tours, an intense nightlife, a very diverse and delicious gastronomic offer... All of these in a paradisiacal and safe environment.

For the more work-oriented, know that in addition to being a destination focused on leisure tourism, Cancun and the Riviera Maya have facilities especially dedicated to business tourism.

Both Cancun and the rest of the Riviera Maya have a more than adequate hotel infrastructure for business customers as well as convention centers with state-of-the-art technology and equipped reception areas.

These facilities can host several thousand participants for exhibitions, fairs, conferences and other events.

To learn more about the subject, we invite you to read these related two articles:

The Mexican Caribbean is ready to welcome and exceed the expectations of your group, no matter the purpose of your trip to Cancun and the Rivera Maya.

2. Travel with your friends, flights for groups are always cheaper.

You are not dreaming! Depending on the airline, you can request a free quote for a group of 7, 10 or 25 people. .

Aeroméxico, Volaris, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines y United Airlines, to name a few, are among the companies that offer this type of service.

Here are some links to go directly to their group travel website:

Why should you consider to buy flight tickets as a group?

  • Personalized support with the airline's group service.
  • More flexibility to cancel or change the name on the tickets until they are issued.
  • Payment through installments for each group member.
  • Make sure the entire group travels on the same flight.
  • Same price guarantee for each group member.

As you can see, the benefits of buying flight tickets as a group are many, so why not take advantage of them?

This is without a doubt the main reason to get along with your little sibling or your best friend's girlfriend! (Just try it! It is for a good cause 😉 Just think about traveling cheaper to white sand beaches 🌮 🌞).

🐩 Odigoo Tip: Important! Remember that only by making the group reservation well in advance, you will really benefit from better prices. So, take out your calendar and hurry to plan your stay in Cancun and the Riviera Maya!

For more information regarding all the tips for flight group tickets, you can check this article Airline tickets: get group rates to pay less..

3. Cancun car rental upon arrival: XL - XXL transportation alternatives

Traveling in a group also implies having mobility alternatives once you arrive to your destination, in this case is Cancun. All group members must be transported comfortably and safely! To achieve this, it is best to consider renting a passenger vehicle.

Why you should rent a vehicle for your group?

  • Save money and time on bus or taxi transfers from the airport!
  • Avoid the possible inconveniences of transfers and other means of public transportation (waiting, making several stops, etc.) while you move around Cancun and Riviera Maya with all your group. For more information on Cancun airport transfers, click here.
  • The group will be together in the same vehicle in all the trips in the Riviera Maya.
  • The group will Have a safe place to leave their belongings while they visit the archeological sites, explore the jungle or go on any other tour in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
  • Freedom to program all the group’s itineraries without the risk of not finding a means of transportation to go back to your resort. This is especially useful at night.
  • When you rent a car, most of the time you have unlimited mileage. This is just perfect for all the tours, activities and places to visit in Cancun and Riviera Maya. The distance won’t be restriction for your plans.
  • Less fatigue for the volunteer drivers in the group. Taking turns driving a single vehicle is better than renting several cars for your group and having multiple group members driving all day long.
  • 🌿 A smaller carbon footprint! For people who are ecological conscious or want to apply green travel practices adding the eco-tourism dimension to their vacation, this is an important factor to consider. So, choose a more responsible rent!

For those who are interested in activities and other ecotourism practices during their stay in Cancun and the Riviera Maya: click here.

There are several models available for rent from Cancun airport and suitable for group transportation in the Riviera Maya:

Models Passengers Trunk Size Transmission Features
USV
Medium - Big
5 - 7 2 - 3 large bags Automatic A / C
4 doors
Unlimited mileage
MINIVAN 7 - 9 3 - 5 large bags Automatic A / C
4 doors
Unlimited mileage
MINIBUS - VAN 12 - 15 More than 6 large bags Manual A / C
4 puertas
Unlimited mileage

After doing some research and simulations, here we show you the average rent prices for these models in both high and low seasons.

Average Price
1 w/8 days
JULY
Hgh Season
AUGUST
Hgh Season
SEPTEMBER
Hgh Season
NOVEMBER
Hgh Season
DECEMBER
Hgh Season
USV 665 USDs
83 USDs/day
510 USDs
63 USDs/day
382 USDs
47 USDs/day
382 USDs
47 USDs/day
484 USDs
60 USDs/day
MINIVAN 460 USDs
57 USDs/day
375 USDs
46 USDs/day
340 USDs
42 USDs/day
411 USDs
51 USDs/day
437 USDs
45 USDs/day
VAN 835 USDs
104 USDs/day
835 USDs
104 USDs/day
919 USDs
115 USDs/day
1,004 USDs
124 USDs/day
1,089 USDs
133 USDs/day
* May 2021 simulation - for a period of 8 days from Monday to Monday (prices to be confirmed when booking).

🐩 The most common models on the six-passenger category are minivans. These models are available at a more attractive prices than SUVs, which are more luxurious, thus, more expensive.

🐩 The prices changes according to criteria such as: the season, the period for which you are reserving and, obviously, the size of the vehicle. The trunk size has a particular influence on prices and limits availability.

Therefore, the offer of vans and minibuses is more limited, so remember to make your reservation well in advance.

4. Accommodation: group reservations, save anytime!

Flights? Booked! ✅ Transportation? Booked! ✅ Now, it's time to think about where your group will stay!

If you are thinking about staying at a vacation rental, there are many options in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. A vacation rental is a perfect fit for groups who want to stay together in a more private atmosphere.

Villas with pools, apartments, penthouses ... from Cancun to Tulum, through Playa del Carmen, and don’t forget the islands (Islas Mujeres and Cozumel), there are so many vacation rentals available for you and your group. The offer is so wide, that you will have to think about what you really want when it comes to facilities, location, services, etc in order to make sure you are staying at the right place.

To learn more about vacation rentals and the benefits of this type of accommodation for your stay in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, read our article: Get out of hotels and resort: stay in a vacation rental!.

If you want to stay in a resort or hotel as a group, it is possible to take advantage of preferential rates for groups that reserve more than five rooms per night in the same place.

Another alternative to consider while taking advantage of the cheap rates at a hotel or resort is the “All Inclusive” packages. If you want to learn more about the All-inclusive packages in Cancun and Riviera Maya: click here.

For groups of more than 15 people, group accommodation specialists, such as hotel-planner.com, offer a wide range of hotels in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. They guarantee the lowest prices for your family reunions, organized trips or business events.

They guarantee the lowest prices for your family reunions, organized trips or business events.

🐩 Some extra information! If you book more than a certain number of rooms (usually 10 rooms per night), the person that is organizing the trip can get his or her room for free.

5. Excursions and activities: join forces to get advantageous prices!

The size of your group can be an advantage for your stay in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, especially in the cultural and recreational activities at the destination

Tour and excursion companies offer many guided tours that can be for a half or full day. These tours are generally for individuals, but many choose to gather in groups in order to get better prices.

With a group of 10 or more people you are on the path to enjoy these experiences exclusively for your group. And even better, you can have a private tour at a discounted price.

The archaeological sites (Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba) and the exploration of nature reserves (Sian Ka'an, Ria Lagartos) are part of this type of tours in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

Private tours are another attractive alternative for group trips as they offer the possibility of tailor-made tours. This means that you and your group will have the chance to designed your itinerary according to your specific needs. Some of the services included in this type of tour are the tourist guide and driver.

If you want to learn more about private tours, here is an article totally focused on this type of tours in Cancun and the Riviera Maya: Private Tours, what to choose?

Group recreational activities are very common in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Whether it's water or land activities water activities or land activities, there are many options that allow you to have fun with your whole group while taking advantage of a price reduction!

This is the case of sea tours which accept groups of up to 10 participants, including Jet Ski and Kayak. Jungle tours by ATV (jeep, quad, buggy) are also done in groups of 10 to 15 people.

6. Shows in Cancun: discounts on big events.

Daytime activities aren't the only ones with group deals! You can also take advantage of attractive offers and exceptional services for shows in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

    Joya, an evening at Cirque du Soleil.

JOYA, the new show from the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, happens not far from Cancun, at the Vidanta theater in Playa del Carmen.

Cirque du Soleil, whose shows are the definition of art performance in its most beautiful expressions, a mix of amazing choreographies, impressive acrobatics, magical costumes and enchanting settings. And let’s not forget the impeccable organization and logistics in their events.

Families, friends or companies / work teams from 12 people can benefit from special prices to attend this incredible dinner show. Request your quote: Discover our group and corporate events.

    Coco Bongo, a VIP table: 15 people.

Coco Bongo is one of the iconic places in Cancun and one of the oldest entertainment venues in the Riviera Maya.

From 15 people, Coco Bongo invites you to participate in an amazing experience by transforming your dinner show into a true VIP evening.

Dance and sing with your pop culture idols and spend an unforgettable evening with your loved ones or co-workers in one of the VIP tables of this club.

    Jolly Roger, pirate ship: Group Experience!

All aboard the Jolly Roger, Sailors!

For all those with the soul of a true sailor or those who have ever dreamed of joining the adventures of the charismatic pirate Jack Sparrow, this is THE family show you have been looking for!

Set sail aboard the Jolly Roger, a 16th century pirate galleon replica. Once all the audience is on board and in their seats, the pirates will face off in an exciting show as the ship cruises along the coast of Cancun. Later, attendees will enjoy a delicious dinner. And let’s not forget, there will be a deluxe open bar service throughout the tour.

For groups and all sorts of events, take a look at the "Groups and Events" offers for an evening full of pirate adventures!

7. 🌿 Group travel: Lessen your carbon footprint!

For people who are eco-conscious and want to add an ecotourism dimension to their vacation, this is an important factor to consider.

In fact, group travel, as long as it's done in a small group, can help decrease your carbon footprint. Your impact on the environment can be much less than that of individual tourists wandering through Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

When traveling in a group, if you choose to rent a van or minibus that consumes 6L / 60 miles instead of two or three USV or minivans that consume 12L / 60 miles, then the trip will be more ecological.

Renting a villa or apartment in the Riviera Maya can also be a greener option than booking a hotel or resort where toiletries and bedding will be replaced every day.

If you are going on a boat tour in the Sian Ka'an Reserve, chartering a single boat for your entire group will also help reduce its footprint and impact on the biosphere.

Your contribution to the local economy can also make a difference if your group chooses to apply solidarity tourism practices.

Discovering the local gastronomy in small restaurants, consuming local products, buying souvenirs and crafts in artisan markets as well as visiting the Mayan communities guided by native people are responsible and simple actions that will add another positive dimension to your trip.

So, let’s travel in more responsible way!

For those who are interested in activities and other ecotourism practices during their stay in Cancun and the Riviera Maya: click here.

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