Travel Info

Travel: Getting There: Cancun is served by an international airport. There are daily direct flights from major US cities. The flight time is around an hour and a half from Houston or from any of the US southern border or coastal airports. If you do not already have a passport, it is possible to get an expedited one within just 3 days. No visa is required. You fill out a card on the plane, a short form, and they issue them upon arrival. Clearing customs is a breeze, taking just minutes, and then you are on your way.

Where To Stay:
Casa Tortugas offers a special rate for cancer patients coming to Cancun on medical vacations. is a charming boutique hotel, with fully equipped one bedroom apartments at a weekly rate of $665, minimum 7 day stay. ($1,995 for a 3 week stay, not including tourism tax, etc, so figure a little over $2,000 for lodging with an equipped kitchen.) Some of these condos have stunning views of the lagoon.

Having a condo w/kitchen saves enormously on restaurant bills. More importantly, it allows the patients to maintain a ketogenic diet, which is essential for recovery. There is a supermarket within close walking distance, and organic food is available. Here is the reservations contact: . This quaint, idyllic small hotel has 8 units, with a few more under construction. They are not yet able to accept credit or debit cards. Cash is appreciated.