I had a reasonably long layover at Cancun Airport recently, between my American Airlines and USAirways flights in Terminal 3. Luckily my Priority Pass account gave me access to the only lounge in the terminal. Access is fairly restricted in that no airlines seem to provide access for their club members, with most people being turned away (or asked to pay), by the friendly agent on duty.
The lounge is through the huge Duty Free Shop and right at Bubba Gumps!
The entrance to the lounge:
If you see this area, you have gone too far:
There are a number of areas within the lounge, although the seats are primarily low sofas. Electrical outlets are fairly scarce but I managed to locate one towards the back, just past the drinks.
When I arrived there were only biscuits out in terms of food, but small rolls arrived around lunchtime. There was a self-service coffee machine and cans of soft drinks in the fridge.
There are several large TV screen hanging from the ceiling – some with English and some with Spanish stations. The lounge was pretty restful until a family of 6 arrived, including 2 small children, over whom the parents exerted zero control. By the time they left I felt that I needed a drink to recover from the shouting, crying, screaming and bad behaviour.
There is a code for the WiFi which is displayed on signs around the lounge. It was fairly fast and certainly adequate for my need to catch up on email. As I knew my flight to Charlotte would have no in-seat power, I made sure everything was charged before I left the lounge.
The airport terminal is airy, light and modern and I went for a walk whilst waiting for my flight. The agent at the entrance was fine with this.
The only unfortunate thing is the plumbing, which requires this notice in the toilet:
(As my bank pays for my Priority Pass membership as part of my monthly fee, this visit cost me nothing. Airport Angel membership is also accepted.)