TULUM, México – In a move to expand transportation options for both locals and tourists, Eleazar Sagrero Ordóñez, the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Sharks Taxi Union in Tulum, has announced a new van route to the Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport. Priced at 250 pesos per person, this initiative is set to significantly enhance accessibility to the airport, providing an alternative to existing services like ADO buses, traditional taxis, and private transport services.
The Caribbean Sharks Taxi Union (Tiburones del Caribe), a prominent player in Tulum’s transportation sector, is introducing this service in response to public demand for more varied and affordable travel options to the airport. The decision reflects the growing transportation needs of Tulum, a city renowned for its stunning beaches, historic Mayan ruins, and vibrant tourist industry.
With tourism being a vital part of Tulum’s economy, the introduction of this new route is not just a convenience for travelers but a strategic move to support the city’s economic growth. The route is expected to benefit employees working at the airport and the numerous tourists who visit the region, enhancing Tulum’s reputation as a tourist-friendly destination.
The new service will operate from the union’s central office located on Tulum Avenue in the city center, with departure times scheduled at 9:10 AM, 9:40 AM, 11:50 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:00 PM daily. This schedule is designed to cater to a wide range of travelers, ensuring that they can easily access the airport at various times throughout the day.
Sagrero Ordóñez highlighted the immediate positive response the route has received, reflecting the community’s appreciation for increased transportation options. The popularity of the service is expected to grow, particularly with the arrival of new international airlines in March, which is anticipated to bring a significant increase in air traffic to the area.
The journey from Tulum to the main entrance of the Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport covers approximately 28 kilometers, with an additional 13 kilometers to the boarding gates via Highway 307. The entire trip is estimated to take between 30 and 40 minutes, offering a swift and efficient travel option for passengers.
In line with the union’s commitment to inclusivity, the service offers the same fare for both Mexican nationals and foreigners. The taxis and vans will depart as soon as they reach their passenger capacity, which is four for taxis and 14 for vans.