Having searched and successfully found some areas to visit in Quintana Roo other than Cancun I started to look for flights. A quick search on ExpertFlyer revealed the cheapest fair available was £11 with TAP (You then add your taxes etc onto that) so I knew there was a deal to be had somewhere.
Next up was google flights, searching the calendar from Heathrow to Cancun with TAP as the chosen airline. A minute later and ta-dah, £190 return in economy. Yes this involves 1 day in Lisbon on the outbound and it’s hand luggage only, but cheap cheap.
Typically i will always say book direct as online travel agents are scumbags and dont deserve your money. Given that the fare is a discounted economy it’s likely to be just as much hassle dealing with TAP as it is a travel agent. so go for the cheapest option.
Load google flights up and have a search. When you find the dates you like, head over to Skyscanner and get the cheapest options. I found most of May and June with stays ranging from 6 to 13 nights all for the same £176. To save you time looking, here’s a link to some example dates. Just make sure when you’re searching there’ll be an option for £132 but that is basically land into Cancun then get the next flight back home. Unless you’re an absolute savage who loves flying, flying in economy too I may add, then that’s a no go.
Hand Luggage Only
They’re hand luggage only fares and whilst Cancun is typically 30°, TAP are fairly lenient so you won’t have to pack just mankinis/bikinis.
Yeah there’s “The 19” to contend with. Will you be allowed anywhere by May/June next year? who knows?
Given that it’s less than half the costs of any other airline, to me it’s worth booking. The only thing that’s got my head in a pickle, Tulum or Belize?