Spring break is here.

You ready to take over Cancun?!

Before You Go

Flight Information

If you have purchased your flight with Campus Vacations, please read the following:

  • Check your flight details on your profile order details page.
  • If applicable for your airline, try to check-in online and pre-pay for your baggage fees 24 hours before your flight, if available!
  • Arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior (no later than 2 hours) to your flight departure time and ensure adequate time to obtain your boarding pass and clear security.
  • Go to the airline check-in counter.
  • Present your valid passport to the ticketing agent.
  • You may be asked for the airline Record Locator, which is in the details section of your Cancun Spring Break 2020 order on your account.
  • Receive a boarding pass and proceed to your assigned gate for departure.


IMPORTANT – Flight information is subject to change from time to time without advance notice. As a result, we strongly advise that you confirm your flight information 24 hours in advance of your scheduled departure. Be sure to note the most recent information, especially flight times, flight numbers, and check-in procedures and requirements.

Baggage & Passport Information


Many airlines have recently changed their policies regarding checked baggage limitations and fees. Check with your airline’s website to learn more about the baggage fees that may apply to you. Please make sure all bags have ID tags on them with your full name.


Make sure your passport information has been updated on the Passport Information tab in your Campus Vacations account. Make sure your information is correct and up to date! Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met.

Consider the following scenario: A country requires that you have at least six months of validity on your passport. You currently have seven months of validity on your passport. However, your trip is two months from now. At that point, you will only have five months of validity remaining on your passport which is not enough to satisfy that country’s entry requirements. In this situation, you would need to renew your passport before you can make your trip. See here for more information: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling


As you start your descent into the city, your flight attendant will pass out an immigration form that you must fill out in its entirety. After you land, you will proceed to the customs area. You will present your passport along with the immigration form to the customs agent who could then ask you a series of questions before approving and stamping your passport and the immigration form.

The customs agent will return your passport along with the immigration form receipt. We recommend storing this small receipt inside your passport (or a safe place) for safekeeping as this document is required at the airport in order for you to return home.


Travel Tips

You can exchange money before you depart for Cancun or you may wait until you get into Cancun before exchanging money. The US dollar works everywhere in Cancun. However, we do recommend that you bring plenty of small bills as change in dollars can sometimes be difficult to find.

Please remember to tip your servers and bartenders as a few dollars can go a long way.

Please keep your hotel and program wristbands on at all times. It not only identifies you as a part of our group for access to special package inclusions and preferred entry to bars and clubs, but it’s also used for security purposes, emergency identification by the local authorities, hospitals, etc. We definitely expect you to have a great time, but please do so responsibly and remember that our crew members are here to help if you have a problem or any specials needs.

Although Cancun is a safe destination, we recommend that you avoid bringing valuable jewelry or other valuable items.

For added security, your hotel offers lock-boxes and in-room safes for additional purchase.

We recommend that you bring the following items:

  • Passport
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Basic toiletries
  • Hat or visor
  • A light jacket or sweater for breeze at night
  • Bathing suit for beach or pool
  • Lightweight, light-colored clothes for daytime
  • Lightweight clothes and/or clubwear for nighttime
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Money for souvenirs
  • Small bills for tipping
  • Proof of primary medical insurance
  • Any other items you may need


We recommend that you DO NOT bring the following items:

  • Expensive watches or jewelry
  • Expensive bags or purses
  • Expensive shoes or sneakers
  • Anything of high monetary or sentimental value

We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Cancun is very casual. You can go just about anywhere during the daytime in a t-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops. However, at night we recommend long pants and sleeves (no tank tops) for men, also leave your hat and sandals at the resort, hats are NOT allowed in any of the clubs!

You must have your 18+ government ID with you at ALL TIMES. Most of the bars require an ID to gain entry during Spring Break.

If you have any questions, send us an email at info@campusvacations.com and keep a lookout for our Campus Vacation team in Cancun!

We look forward to seeing you there!


🍹Drink Responsibly

Pace yourself – Spring Break is a marathon, not a sprint. Make sure you enjoy the entire week and don’t overdo it on the first day and ruin your trip!

Avoid getting dehydrated in the heat by drinking an even ratio of water and alcohol.

Don’t be that person that misses some of the best nights out because you didn’t look after yourself in the day!

Don’t accept drinks from strangers and always keep your drink in hand. Don’t leave it on a table while you go to the bathroom – you never know who might have touched it!

You can drink in public in Cancun as long as the beverage is in a plastic container – that means no glass bottles. If you’ve bought a bottle of beer at a club and you want to leave with it, ask them for a plastic cup – it will save you getting a ticket!

🚓Follow The Law

Cancun is generally a conservative and Catholic city. This means you should watch your language and act respectfully, especially around children or the elderly.

👕Nudity: Ladies, keep your tops on. Guys, keep your shorts up. You will be addressed by local authorities if caught.

🚽Public urination: If caught you will get arrested and/or fined on the spot. Fines can reach up to $1000+

💊Drugs: Mexican authorities enforce a zero-tolerance policy on drugs. It is not a misdemeanor, it is a federal offense. You will not go to jail, but straight to Mexican federal prison. Try to steer clear from anyone trying to sell you drugs around town. This includes illegal drugs and knock-off pharmaceuticals.

The US dollar is accepted everywhere in Cancun, but keep in mind you will most likely get your cashback in pesos. The exchange rate is roughly 18 pesos to 1 US dollar.

We suggest using a credit card where you can ask to be charged in pesos for the best exchange rate. We recommend calling your bank before using your card in Mexico, as some banks will flag the charge and cut off purchases if not notified in advance.

Be mindful when using the ATMs around town. We would recommend only using the ATMs at our partnered hotel properties, and at official banks rather than ATMs located on street corners.

  • Keep your belongings safe
  • Don’t bring excessively expensive items
  • Leave your passport and immigration form receipt in your room
  • Utilize the safe in your room
  • Keep your door/balcony locked
  • Don’t lose your room key
  • General safety tips
  • Stay within the tourist areas
  • Always travel as a group, especially at night
  • Opt for bottled water

Use common sense and use your best judgment at all times at your hotel. Make sure to close your doors all the way when leaving your room, do not dive into pools head first, sit on your hotel balcony railing, etc

Pre Trip FAQ Page

Check out all Pre Trip FAQs!

Pre Trip FAQ Page



Arriving In Cancun

Airport Shuttle Information

If you booked your flight through us, you will receive COMPLIMENTARY transportation from the airport to your hotel in Cancun! When you arrive at the Cancun airport and get through customs, look for the proper signage for the Campus Vacations signage and uniformed staff!

Hotel Check-in

Hotel Information
Melody Maker
Check-in: 3pm
Check out: 12pm
Incidentals: $400 per room (cc or cash)
Includes: wifi & safe


All roommates’ names will be listed with the hotel. This means, in the event that you arrive on a different flight than your roommates, you will still be able to check into the room with your name.
Every room will need to pay a Damage Deposit – either in the form of a Credit Card (MasterCards and Visas ONLY) that will be put on file at check-in or in cash, which will be returned at check-out if there are *zero damages* to the room.

Please LEAVE YOUR PASSPORT IN YOUR ROOM in a safe spot along with your immigration receipt. Don’t get stuck in Mexico because you lost your passport! For safekeeping of your valuables, put them inside the safe that is provided to you at your hotel.

As a reminder, please make sure to double-check your hotel door every time you leave your room. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items due to negligence.


Briefing and check-in will be held at your hotel upon arrival.

This is where you will receive your hotel wristband, room keys, and program wristband.

If you purchased your flight with us, the briefing and check-in will occur upon your arrival at your hotel. If you DID NOT, please let us know when you will be arriving by providing your flight details to us via email so we can ensure we are ready to receive you at the hotel upon your arrival.

Upon your arrival, you will be given a 15-20 minute briefing presented by us! We will be going over the do’s and don’ts in Cancun and how to have the best Spring Break experience while being as safe as possible. The check-in will follow right after this briefing. You will be provided with your program wristband as well as other great information.

It is imperative you participate in our briefing in order to receive your wristbands!

Campus Vacations Check-in

A private Campus Vacations check-in will be set up at the hotel. Staff will be located in the lobby to direct you to the conference room where you will receive a quick safety briefing. You’ll also receive your Campus Vacations wristband, and be able to review any add ons you’ve purchased. Check-In will be your first opportunity to add anything extra onto your profile, or ask any questions you have!

Location: Conference room
Fri Feb 14 (10am-11pm)
Sun Feb 16 (10am-4pm)

Included with wristband:

  • Free dayclub entry
  • 1 concert per week


Help Desk
Campus Vacations staff will be available to answer questions, provide wristband replacements, and sell add-ons on the dates listed below!

Location: Next to front desk in lobby
Date: Feb 15, 17-23
Time: 10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm

Transportation Around Town

Travelers can take the Party bus that is open to everyone in the Hotel Zone

  • $1 USD each way ($1 / 20 pesos).
  • We recommend leaving the resort by 10pm to get there in time for open bar which starts at 10:30pm.
  • Venues open at 10:15pm and remain open until the last people leave the venue
  • Buses are 24 hours
  • Our staff will be outside the venues from 10pm – 3am

Help Desk

Campus Vacations staff will be available to answer questions, provide wristband replacements, and sell add-ons on the dates listed below!

Location: Inside the lobby of the Melody Maker
Date: Feb 17 – 23
Time: 10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm


Check out these special events!

Our staff will be on-site to direct you to the bus-stop area. From there, the bus will take you to our venues in the Hotel Zone! Staff will also be positioned at the drop off point to direct you if needed.


Free entry & open bar included with the Party Pass add-on!

Our staff will be on-site to direct you to the bus-stop area. From there, the bus will take you to our venues in the Hotel Zone! Staff will also be positioned at the drop off point to direct you if needed.


Upgrade your spring break experience.

🛥️Party Cruise

Take a 3-hour cruise from 11am-2pm around the coast of Cancun! This is one of our most sought out activities that only runs once a week, at limited capacity. This excursion can sell-out before spring break even begins! Included are music, unlimited drinks, and the chance to party on the water.

If you purchased the Party Cruise, your bus pick up time will be at 10am in the lobby of your hotel on Monday, February 17th.

Want to join in on the fun? It’s not too late! The Party Cruise can be purchased onsite

🌊Xel-Ha Excursion

Explore an aquatic theme park with snorkeling, cave exploration, ziplines, and more! Food, drinks, and transportation are included! It is about a 45 minute drive from the hotel to the park.

If you purchased Xel-Ha, your bus pick up time will be at 8:30am in the lobby of your hotel on Wednesday, February 19th. Your departure from the excursion will be at 5pm.

Want to join in on the fun? It’s not too late! The Xel-Ha Excursion can be purchased onsite

🎉Party Pass

If you haven’t purchased your party pass already, you can purchase it online up until February 12th, 2020 @ 11:59pm PST or come see us at the info desk when in Cancun!

This includes:

  • Exclusive Campus Vacations entry line
  • Free entry into the nightclubs listed on our lineup
  • Open bar at all events
  • Private Campus Vacations section and bottle service

The Party Pass can be purchased onsite.

🏐Volley Tournament @ Melody Maker

Get up and get active during spring break and sign up for our beach volleyball tournament!

Registration: Teams of 4, 5 or 6 must be at the Melody Maker beachfront by 12:30pm for tournament registration. Registration is first come first serve, the first 24 teams to sign up will lock in their spot in the ultimate spring break competition. A prize will be awarded to the winning team!

Location: Melody Maker beachfront

Walking Directions: Walk past the pool down to the beach area and you will see a volleyball court set up directly on the beach


  • All teams are subject to play each other regardless of size.
  • Must have a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 6 players.
  • You cannot adjust your roster game to game. If you move on in the tournament you cannot change or add new players. There are no substitutions.

Prize Options:

  • Dinner for you and your team at a local restaurant (location TBA)
  • Limo to the club on night of choice (one way)

Leaving Cancun

Going Home

Shuttle & flight info for when the vacation ends:
We’re here to help! Detailed information will be available onsite. If you booked your flight with us, then the shuttle will pick you up exactly 4 hours before your flight; it will pick you up from your hotel. Staff will be there to direct you.