Make your next international flight a trip to Cancun.

Where a modern metropolis meets ancient ruins.

Middle seats open through November 30

Full exchange of fresh, outdoor air every 2-3 minutes while inflight

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Best Airline in the U.S. and North America & Best Economy and Low Cost Airline in North America.

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Cancun, Mexico, is a distinctively modern metropolis that is also a hotbed for first-rate shopping and sophisticated dining and nightlife. The hustle and bustle of this global city awaits, but if you’re craving a slower pace, you can venture south to the Riviera Maya, where coastal enclaves like Tulum promise travelers a healthy dose of luxury and seclusion.

Cancun’s waters offer more than most. Submerged between 13 and 27 feet below sea level, the Museo Subacuático de Arte fixes sculptures to the seabed and encourages coral growth on the underwater art. Snorkeling and scuba diving are the best ways to access this must-see museum. If underground adventure keeps calling, take a trip to Rio Secreto. This extensive underground system of caves, stalactites, and stalagmites is an awe-inspiring natural wonder. Partially flooded with crystal-clear water, the recently discovered river plays host to tours where you can walk and float your way through nearly half a mile of caves.

Want an above-ground adventure? Visit Chichén Itzá. One of the greatest Mayan centers of Mexico, this collection of ancient ruins is the second most visited site in Mexico and a treat for adventurers of all ages. Explore the preserved limestone architecture of temples, pyramids, and ball courts built as early as 550 A.D. Looking for something more old-world metro? Try Plaza Bonita. Built to resemble a Mexican village, this market is housed within Cancun’s largest flea market. Chock-full of craft stands, jewelry stores, and fine-art galleries, the plaza draws crowds of tourists and locals alike.

Cancun is calling you. Answer its siren song by booking a flight with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines® flies to Cancun International Airport, making your adventure even easier to begin. And when you book with Southwest, you can book with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable international trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your next flight to Cancun International Airport.

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Things to do in Cancun.
Can’t-miss beaches
  • Playa Delfines
  • Playa Tortugas
  • Tulum Ruins Beach
Outdoor adventures
  • Cenote trail
  • Ecological theme parks
  • Rio Secreto
Enriching outings
  • Chichén Itzá
  • Museo Subacuático de Arte
  • Xcaret archaeological park

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Puerto Vallarta

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Travel Advisory

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the availability, health and safety procedures, operations, and schedules for local attractions are changing constantly. Please contact attractions directly for hours of operation, potential temperature screenings, and other possible health and safety procedures and restrictions. Visit our Coronavirus Travel Information page for information about potential restrictions on air travel.

Why fly Southwest?

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Bags fly free®1

Your bags fly free, because no golf bag3 or swimsuit should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

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No change fees2

Think your plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

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Gate to gate WiFi4

Surf the Web before you surf the waves with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and the Internet will make time fly by on our flights to tropical destinations.

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Fly in comfort

Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

100% free entertainment.

Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie4 for free. Just one way we make getting to your tropical destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees thanks to Transfarency®.

Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your travels. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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Join Rapid Rewards®, our award-winning frequent flyer program5.

Southwest Rapid Rewards lets you use your points on any flight, any day, any time, which means you can turn your points into a reward flight. Sign up and see why we’ve been named the best rewards program four years in a row5. Points that actually reward you with getaways, that’s Southwest Rapid Rewards.

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100% reward availability6.

You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to paradise.

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No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

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Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to our tropical destinations or anywhere else you want to go.

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Rapid Rewards. Rapid redemption.

You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our tropical destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the vacation of a lifetime.

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International travel tips

If you’re new around here, we’re so happy to have you. Flying with us is easy and fun—this guide is your one-stop shop for doing things the Southwest way.

We’ll be waiting to welcome you with free snacks and countless smiles, so we want to get you onboard as quickly and smoothly as possible!

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Our tropical destinations have country-specific travel policies and restrictions unique to the destination. Here's a list of documentation required to check out before booking and traveling.

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The check-in process is a little bit different for international travel. Learn more here.

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival. If you’d like to breeze through security a little easier, you may be interested in Global Entry. You can apply here.

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Save time at U.S. Customs and Passport control checkpoints when you download the Mobile Passport app by Airside Mobile (available in select cities).

1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3A golf bag can be substituted for one checked bag.

4Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

52016-2019 Freddie Awards.

6As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.