Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal has yet again lowered the prices for business flights to Cancún, Mexico. The cheapest flights depart from Madrid and Barcelona, but you can also fly from Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, the UK, and the Netherlands for slightly higher prices. Furthermore, TAP allows you to stay up to 5 days in Lisbon during your trip – usually free of charge, and in some cases even reducing the overall flight price!
You can find the cheapest prices using our Travel-Dealz flight search. Our availability calendar shows all possible dates for trips of up to 20 days. Simply select your preferred point of departure and dates, and we’ll redirect you.
Here is a list of departure cities for less than €1,450:
- Madrid: €1,170
- Barcelona: €1,170
- Porto: €1,213
- Lisbon: €1,227
- Brussels: €1,288
- Amsterdam: €1,294
- Paris: €1,294
- Seville: €1,341
- Milan: €1,376
- London: €1,380 (~£1,184)
- Rome: €1,383
- Lyon: €1,438
- Toulouse: €1,438
- Marseille: €1,438
First, you would fly to Lisbon on TAP’s Airbus A320 family which features a 3-3 configuration with the middle seat blocked out. Some shorter Spanish flights have Embraers which don’t have a blocked seat. From Lisbon, you would fly TAP’s Airbus A330, which has a 1-2-1 configuration.
Not too long ago, TAP’s Executive Class was infamously subpar. By now, however, all planes have been equipped with new seats that can be converted into fully flat beds and offer quite a high comfort. The service is also said to be very friendly.
In some cases, spending at least 24 hours in Lisbon, especially on the outbound flight, can even reduce the total price. But even if the price stays the same, this is a great opportunity to explore the Portuguese capital at no extra (flight) cost:
To add a stopover, you need to book these flights as a multi-city ticket. The first segment is to Lisbon, and the second segment is to Cancún, between 1-5 days after the first segment. The last segment is the entire inbound trip from Cancún to your home airport.
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The deal expires on November 24, 2023. A 5-day minimum stay applies, or at least you need to spend a Saturday night in Mexico. Also, you can’t stay longer than a month. The travel period extends from January 11 to March 20, 2024.
TAP issues these tickets in booking class J. To give you an example, this is what the round trip from Madrid would get you:
- 23,920 Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
- 22,712 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More 2024
- 21,112 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 19,988 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 19,988 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 19,988 Award Miles + 9,994 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 19,988 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 19,988 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 19,988 Miles on Egyptair Plus
- 16,990 Miles on Azul TodoAzul
- 14,992 Award Miles on Emirates Skywards
- 14,992 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 12,992 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 12,494 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 12,494 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 12,494 Miles on Asiana Club
- 12,494 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,494 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 12,494 Award Miles + 2,080 PQP on United MileagePlus
For other routings, you can calculate your mileage using our miles calculator:
Information & Tips for Cancún
Cancún is probably the most famous holiday destination in Mexico next to Mexico City and known to most tourists in the context of beach holidays spring break. The city is well-connected to the USA as well as to Europe with plenty of scheduled and charter flights.
The Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Cancún is from November to March. During this time temperatures are quite high and precipitation is comparatively low. The Hurricane season stretches from May to September – even if hurricanes do not form, this period of time brings a lot of precipitation and tropical storms.
From the Airport to the City Center
A taxi from the airport to the beach, where most hotels are, costs about €30-35, depending on the traffic and the exact route. Shuttle buses are cheaper, but due to their disorganized nature it is advisable for tourists to use a licensed taxi or book a transfer with their tour operator.
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Information & Tips for Mexico
Mayan pyramids, dreamy beaches and tacos – Mexico is an incredibly diverse country. If you want to experience the Spanish-speaking country to its fullest, you should definitely stay somewhere other than the tourist hotspots and seaside resorts.
The Best Time to Travel
The perfect travel time is from December to April, during this time it hardly rains and the temperatures are pleasant. Unsurprisingly, during the rainy season from May to October there is more rainfall. Beware of some extreme weather phenomenons that might be unknown to Europeans: Hurricane season lasts from June to November! Those who want to travel to typical holiday areas like Cancún and do not want to spend lots of money should travel in the off season. Areas with less touristic relevance such as Mexico City, on the other hand, are relatively constant throughout the year from a price perspective.
Currency, Credit Cards & Tipping
The official currency of the country is the Mexican Peso. 1 EUR equals about MX$19. The acceptance of credit cards is comparable to or even slightly better than Germany. In almost all shops, even small kiosks, it is possible and quite normal to pay by card. The same applies to restaurants. For street vendors, street snack bars and the like, it is advisable to have a few pesos in cash with you. It is unusual to tip taxis or cab drivers. At a restaurant, 10-15 percent are normal, as long as the tip is not already listed on the bill as a line item. When paying by card, you can usually choose how much you want to tip at the card terminal before entering the pin. Housekeeping at a hotel should usually be tipped 20-40 Pesos per day, small favours have a going tip rate of 5 Pesos.
Immigration & Visa Requirements
Most EU citizens do not need a visa to enter Mexico. All you need to do is fill out the tourist card that is handed out onboard the plane. For touristic and business purposes, a visa-free stay of 180 days is possible.
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