Cancún International Airport (CUN) connects travelers to hotels in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, and Isla Mujeres. Below I outline the very best Priority Pass lounges at Cancun International airport. These lounges match the best airline lounges at Cancun Airport.
Cancun International Airport has two terminals. There is one Priority Pass airport lounge in each terminal, neither is a specific airline lounge, they are both run by third parties and both can be accessed with a Lounge Club or Priority Pass membership or you can pay at the door.
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Free Airport Lounge Access
If you have not paid for Business Class or First Class, you can still access lounges at Cancun airport for a fee or for free if you have a Priority Pass. Get an unlimited Priority Pass with the Amex Platinum card, or you can also access most Priority Pass lounges for free using the free American Express Gold with its two free Lounge Club passes. To get extra referral points and advice on these free-lounge-access cards and more, have a read of our best credit cards for luxury travel.
1. Mera Business Priority Pass Lounge, Terminal 3
The Mera Business Lounge, Terminal 3 is located inside security and is the best lounge at Cancun airport. It is the lounge most US-bound passengers use, as this Terminal serves United, Southwest, Virgin America, Delta, Spirit, Frontier, and American Airlines.
The lounge is a Priority Pass lounge, which means American Express Platinum Card holders get unlimited free access and it is a really nice lounge with decent food. In fact, this is a Priority Pass lounge to look forward to rather than dread.
This stylish airport lounge has benches cut directly from the trinks of trees with rough tree bark edges, unique pillared wooden partitions, bespoke wooden and padded seating in bright colors, high stools, bucket chairs, sofas, and more. The walls have a pinewood covering with fake grass in patches which gives a really nice inside-outside feel. There are plenty of seats in different settings so you should find somewhere nice to sit. We really like this lounge. It feels uplifting with a hint of Mexico.
The food here is fresh and much better than the Mera Business lounge in terminal 3 reviewed below. Expect pepperoni style cold cut meats, bread, lovely fresh salads in bowls, delicious chicken wraps, skewers of mozzarella and tomato, a big choice cheeses, and more. Beers and wines are available which include cans of Corona, bottles of Victoria, and self-pour wines. Spirits include Gin, Whiskey, Jack Daniels, Rum, Kahlua, etc.
2. Mera Business Lounge, Terminal 2
Mera Business Lounge, Terminal 2 is located beyond security and is not a great lounge. If the terminal weren’t so horrendously busy, then I would avoid using this lounge even though I have an unlimited Priority Pass, but the main terminal is so very busy that this lounge provides a rest bite and an escape from the madness, even if it is a little on the dreary side. The good news is that this lounge is a Priority Pass lounge, which means American Express Platinum Card holders get unlimited free access.
The food on offer is OK with snacks and sandwiches. The sandwiches include cheese and ham croissants, cheese and ham rolls, and chicken rolls as well as cut fruit. There didn’t look to be vegetarian options. You can also choose a snack from biscuits, mints, and little plastic bowls of pretzels or nuts. That’s it, this is not a full meal service, but you should be able to find a sandwich to your liking which should fill you up.
Drinks are fairly limited too. You can pour juice out of cartons, and there are small take-away bottles of coke, diet coke, sprite, and cans of beer in the fridge. There are also spirits and red wine set out. Again with a very limited number of choices.
There is no particular style in this lounge and while it is not hideous, it is really just a bunch of chairs and partitions in a room. Nothing special, a very average and generic 3rd party lounge. It is, however, your best and only airport lounge choice in terminal 2. While this lounge is nothing special, it’s a lot better than trying to find a spare seat in the main terminal.
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