We bought a cell phone at Walmart last year when we were in Cancun for an extended period of time. I think we paid about $30 for the phone and got something like 60 free minutes to call the USA. It was a Movistar phone. Last time we were in Cancun we bought a new sim card and loaded minutes onto it and I think it was 120 minutes for about $12. I have since lost the phone and need to find a cell phone to make local calls in Cancun. I am going to Cancun with 3 - 18 year olds on their High School's Senior Project. They will be spending a week working at Rescate Malix, an animal shelter in Punta Sam. I would like for them to have a cell phone with them so they can keep in touch with me while they commuting to El Mecoloco Trailer Park - they will ride the bus there everyday. I just want to make sure they get there safely etc. I really don't want to rent a cell phone, yet want something economical. Any recommendations? Also, for those familiar with the buses. The girls will take the R1 to the end of the route at Puerto Juarez. My question is: what is the best way for them to get to El Mecoloco Trailer Park (where the shelter is). Should they take a cab, or are there collectivo type vans? I'm not sure exactly how to get them to the Rescate Malix by public transportation. Any suggestions by those who may have done it?