Suitcases in Mexico

Weight of bags and how many bags to take on international flights

See the weight of bags and how much luggage to take on international flights. Traveling is a delight, isn’t it? Even more so when this one is abroad. However, it is essential that you do a good planning and calmly and cohesively organize your bags for the destination place. With that in mind, this text aims to provide great information on the weight allowed for your luggage and how much of it in case of international trips. Update yourself!

Airplane taking off

After reading this article, check out our tips about how to save a lot of money on your trip to Cancun. It is the most accessed article on our blog and will help you a lot with all the trip planning. There are several unmissable tips that will save you A LOT of cash and set up your entire trip to Cancun.

How many bags to take on international flights

To start this article, let’s go to the first subject: how much luggage can I take on a trip to Cancun and all of Mexico? The answer to that is: 2 large suitcases. You can carry 2 sizable pieces of luggage, which will be checked by the airline itself and available later at the destination airport’s conveyor belts. Now, with the passenger, it will be possible to transport ONLY one hand luggage, which will have the measures and weight limit established according to the flight and company chosen. Note that for business and first class, it is also possible to carry a third suitcase.

Holding a suitcase in Mexico

Baggage weight on international flights

Another aspect that always raises doubts among tourists, before going to Mexico or any other place abroad, is regarding the luggage weight limit. In most cases, the bags for these trips should have a maximum of 23 kg each. A very special suggestion is that you take only one suitcase on your flight and leave it to buy the second one empty at one of the outlets  or department stores in Cancun and Mexico. In addition to being super cheap for purchases of this kind, you avoid taking unnecessary items and coming back with extra luggage later.

Baggage weight on international flights

What you can pack in your checked and carry-on bags on international flights

What is allowed in checked bags are: clothes, shoes, accessories, toiletries, bags, etc. In the handbag, it is nice to have items such as: camera, notebook, mini necessaire, documents, cell phone, money, books, watch, medication (with a medical prescription) and others. To clear up any doubts about this matter, take the opportunity to read our articles: Limit and quantity of products to bring from Mexico and How to pack your suitcase and what to take to Cancun.

Suitcase in Cancun

What you can’t pack in your checked and carry-on bags on international flights

Regarding what cannot be carried in checked bags, understand that it is little. However, we suggest that more expensive and personal items are in the carry-on, not the checked bag. About what is not allowed to carry in hand luggage, there are: any type of liquid substance that is not in a bottle with a maximum capacity of 100 ml (sealed with a transparent plastic bag), sharp objects (such as scissors and knives ) etc.

Prohibited items in carry-on luggage on a flight to Cancun

Important tips to enjoy much more your trip to Cancun

Now that we have given you all the tips about weight of bags and how many bags to take on international flights, here are some more suggestions that will make your trip even better. Cancun is a big city and its tourist spots and beaches are concentrated in some regions, so being well located makes all the difference. If you haven’t already booked your hotel, be sure to check out our article Where to stay in Cancun, with tips from the best regions and also how to get a great hotel at a great price (and find all inclusive hotels and resorts on sale).

Hotel Zone in Cancun

Another good tip is that many people think it is not worthwhile to rent a car in Cancun, but it all depends on how your trip will be. If you are staying at the hotel every day, it really is not worth it. But, if you are going on tours, want to go to shopping malls and tourist spots, they are all a little bit apart and the car is great for getting around.

Even in the hotel zone that has everything there, the distance between the points is great, and without the car you need to take a taxi or public bus. With the car, you have more comfort and freedom, not to mention the economy, because with the value of the transport that you will spend from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, you have already paid the rent of a car for almost 5 days. If you want to know all the tips on the subject and how to get incredible prices, see our full article about how to rent a car in Cancun.

Travel car rental service

Where to buy the cheapest tickets for tours and tourist attractions in Cancun

A good suggestion to save money is to buy tickets, tours and excursions in advance online. It costs a lot less and you don’t waste time in lines there in Cancun. We have done a lot of research and the site that always has the best prices is this Cancun tickets website. They are the biggest tours tickets website in the world.

Xcaret Park in Cancun

The unmissable tours that cannot be left out of your trip in any way are: the excursion to Isla Mujeres, excursion to X-Caret or Xel-Há (two incredible natural parks), the Coco Bongo party and the excursion to Chichén Itzá, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. It also has the swim with dolphins which is incredible. Virtually all tours pick you up at your hotel and drop you back there.

Don’t forget about travel insurance to Cancun

Another tip is to not forget to take international travel insurance to Cancun, as it is very important and no one should leave the country without one. If you want, read our article about travel insurance for Cancun and see tips on how to get good insurance at an incredible price. It is super cheap and very worth it.

How to use your cell phone in Cancun

Being able to use the Internet from your cell phone in Cancun is very worthwhile. The tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping malls and beaches have great applications. In addition, you save by not having to rent a GPS for the car with the rental company, you can search the addresses and times of the places, see the weather forecast to plan for the tours and beaches, stay connected with everyone through applications and post your photos of Cancun on social networks.

Woman using cell phone on the beach

If you want, see all our tips to use your cell phone in Cancun. It’s super cheap and you’ll be able to use your cell phone all day and anywhere. And, you can also search all about weight of bags and how many bags to take on international flights for when you’re there.

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