Getting here is easy! See our Google Maps for detailed driving directions.
The Mermaid Hostel BEACH has a great location, we are located in a private residential area with security. Walking distance to the Ferry that takes you to Isla Mujeres, 6 minutes bus or drive to the ADO bus station (takes you to the airport, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Tulum, etc). 10 min from Cancun’s local nightlife and hot spots in town. And 8 min bus from the hotel zone. We are located right next to arqueological site El Meco
The best part of all We are across the beach from local fisherman restaurants and playa del Niño.
The Mermaid Hostel DOWNTOWN is located in the heart of cancun, one block away from las palapas park, 10 minute walking distance to ADO bus station, one block away from av. tulum. This area is very famous for tourists who want to experience downtown Cancun, lots of dining options, bars and nightlife.
We can also arrange transportation from/to the airport
BEACH Tel: +52 998 380 91 56
DOWNTOWN Tel: +52 998 310 30 85
Cancun, Quintana Roo Mexico
Answers to common questions
We’ve compiled a list of answers to common questions.
- How far is the Hostel from Chichen Itza, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, etc?
1 km to the Ultramar Ferry in Puerto Juarez (will take you to Isla Mujeres in 15 min.)
8.8 km to Isla Blanca
6 km to Boulevard Kukulcan (Cancun´s hotel zone)
60 km to Playa del Carmen (you can take the ferry to Cozumel Island in 45 min)
80 km to puerto Aventuras
100 km to Akumal
120 km to Tulum
56 km to Chiquila (ferry that takes you to Holbox island in 20 min)
280 km Merida
180 km Chichen Itza
210 km to Sian Kaan
169 km to Punta Allen
290 km to Mahahual
- Do we need a car in cancun?
You can rent a car if you want to go on your own adventures. All the tour companies that work with us will arrange pickup service at the hostel and nearby locations. You can easily take the bus outside the hostel to the bus station, hotel zone, and cancun´s hot spots.
UBER is now in Cancun and also taxi services are everywhere. Is very easy to move around town
- How can I get from Cancun International Airport to The Mermaid Hostel
There are regular scheduled bus ADO transfers $67 mxp from Cancun´s International Airport to Ado Central bus station located downtown Cancun. From there you can take a taxi that will charge you around $50 mxp or take a bus to Playa del Niño and get down in Villas Playa Blanca (where we are located) right across the street from Playa del Niño.
You can also rent a car and follow google maps instructions.
We can arrange private transportation from/to the airport with extra cost.
- Is Cancun safe?
Cancun is very safe for locals and tourists, we are one of the most visited cities in the world so don’t worry about travelling on your own, driving, taking the bus, or hiring a tour company. We can also recommend the best companies for you to hire.
You will see a lot of police officers around town, so don’t break the laws. We recommend to be cautious with your documents, money, etc as you would in any other city in the world.