There's nothing like stepping out of an air-conditioned airport in the tropics into a humid wall of heat. It hits you at once that you're not in Kansas anymore and that you've just begun an adventure.
Cancún International helps you get the trip started on the right foot by installing a bar ten feet from the exit to the airport. Yes, I know you can buy cheaper beer from just about anybody else, including the guy with the metal cart, the shuttle driver or the unofficial taxi driver but if you want a beer within 30 seconds of stepping foot outside in Cancún, the outdoor airport bar is the way to go. And it's our arrival tradition.