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Getting here is easy! See our Google Maps for detailed driving directions.


The beauty of the Caribbean ocean across the street.

We are located in a private residential area with security 24/7 in front of El Niño beach *(blue flag certification). Puerto Juarez is a local fisherman area with lots of seafood restaurants (catch of the day), very close to El Meco (Mayan archeological site), just a bus away from all the hotspots in town:

8 minutes away to hotel zone, Nader street (bars and restaurants area) and ADO bus station, 10 minutes to market 28 and shopping malls.
And two blocks away to the Ferry station that takes you to Isla Mujeres.
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This is a great option for travellers seeking comfort travelling on a lower budget that want to sleep in a beautiful place and walk around the city experiencing local lifestyle.

In the center of Cancun, a block away from Las Palapas Park and Av. Tulum. This hostel is close to great restaurants and bars. Walking distance to ADO bus station, banks, supermarkets, shopping malls, etc. You can take the bus to hotel zone one block away and enjoy Cancun beach. This is a very popular spot for travellers because of its great location. Las palapas park offers a lot of culinary options, regional food, tacos, churros, famous marquesitas, ice creams, esquites, artisan stalls, shopping and music and art festivals.

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  • info@themermaidhostel.com
  • +52 998 380 91 56

  • info@themermaidhostel.com
  • +52 998 310 30 85
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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.