Are you looking for the best Airbnb in Cancun? We’ve put together a complete round-up of the ultimate vacation homes, VRBOs, and. Airbnbs in Cancun, Mexico so you can make the most of the sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and sunny skies.
While the resorts around Cancun may be a tourist mecca, if you’re looking for a more low-key local experience, without totally breaking the bank, staying at a vacation rental while in Cancun is the way to go. Airbnbs are also an awesome choice in Cancun if you’re traveling with a group of friends or with a significant other.
Keep reading to find your next stay down south!
Editor’s Note: Please note that Airbnb recently made changes to their program so in this article, we are including links to other options like VRBO or Booking.com which have much lower booking fees.
Quick Answer: Best Vacation Home, VRBO, and Airbnb in Cancun
In a hurry? Here are our top picks for the best Airbnb in Cancun, Mexico! Keep reading to learn more about them and get more suggestions on Airbnbs in Cancun.
|Our Picks||Airbnb||Book Here|
|Best Overall Vacation Home in Cancun||Oceanfront Villa | Entire Home (4BR, 5B)||View on VRBO|
|Best Budget Vacation Rental in Cancun||Beachfront Apartment| Entire Home (2BR, 2B)||View on VRBO|
|Best Luxury Vacation Rental in Cancun||Tuunich Villa Turquesa | Entire Home (6BR, 9B)||View on VRNO|
|Best Vacation Home in Cancun for Couples||Resort Living | Entire Home (3BR, 3.5B)||View on VRBO|
|Best Vacation Home in Cancun for Groups/Families||Luxury Beachfront Residence | Entire Home (4BR, 5B)||View on VRBO|
- 0.1 What to Expect from Airbnbs in Cancun
- 0.2 15 Best Vacation Homes and Airbnbs in Cancun
- 0.2.1 Modern & Private Cancun Casa
- 0.2.2 2 Bedroom Ocean View
- 0.2.3 Beachfront Apartment
- 0.2.4 Designer Apartment
- 0.2.5 Brand New Apartment Downtown Cancun
- 0.2.6 Amara Cancun Beachfront Caribe
- 0.2.7 Oceanfront Villa
- 0.2.8 Luxury Beachfront Residence
- 0.2.9 Casa Tortugas
- 0.2.10 Oceanfront 2 Bedroom Apartment
- 0.2.11 Puerto Juarez 4 Bedroom House
- 0.2.12 Oceanfront Private Villa
- 0.2.13 Stunning Beachfront Villa
- 0.2.14 Resort Living 3 Bedroom Villa
- 1 Tuunich Villa Turquesa
What to Expect from Airbnbs in Cancun
As one of the most popular tourist destinations in North America, Cancun is flooded with Airbnbs of all different types. They range in prices and distance from the beach, but overall are generally one of your best bets for finding a place to stay that’s not a giant luxury resort.
Most locals live in apartments, so this is what’s most commonly rented out on Airbnb in Cancun. However, these apartments can be super basic studios with simple amenities to full-blown serviced high rises overlooking the beach.
You will find the odd villa or house listed, which are ultra-luxurious and often come with private pools and oceanfront views.
For budget travelers, there are also lots of private rooms on Airbnb in Cancun so that you can have a nice place to rest your head in between lounging in the sun.
One thing to note about Airbnbs in Cancun is that since it’s such a popular destination, many of the stays are booked far in advance. If you have upcoming travel plans, you should jump on Airbnb right away to check out what’s available.
So what can you really expect when you book different kinds of accommodations on Airbnb in Cancun?
Looking for more privacy than a hostel dorm can offer? There are heaps of private rooms in Cancun Airbnbs that guarantee that the room is all yours. Private rooms are still pretty inexpensive, typically between $12 and $20 per night, but are a great taste of local life.
In most cases, private rooms are a room in a house with a local in Cancun, who can show you the ropes about life in Mexico (or leave you in peace, if that’s what you prefer). Otherwise, there are private rooms in hotels, too.
One of the biggest perks of Airbnb is that you can book out an entire apartment or house for your trip. In Cancun, an entire place typically means an apartment or a condo, but there are also some lavish villas and crazy designer houses that are listed.
An entire place can range from $15 per night to several hundred, but since many of them have extra bedrooms, they’re perfect if you’re traveling with a group.
15 Best Vacation Homes and Airbnbs in Cancun
Here’s a round-up of the 15 best vacation rentals in Cancun! Whether you’re looking for something close to the beach, super private, or ultra-luxurious, Airbnbs in Cancun have it all.
Modern & Private Cancun Casa
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1.5B)
Location: Lombardo Toledano
An ultra-budget apartment, this Airbnb in Cancun is ideal if you hope to be within walking distance to all the markets, street food, and most importantly, the beach.
The space is well equipped with comfortable furniture, bright accents and fun tiling around the kitchen area.
There are two decently sized bedrooms to make your own during the trip, and a glorious little back patio for sipping your morning coffee.
Why We Love It: Basic apartment in excellent location with lots of style.
What Past Guests Have Said: “Great place to stay. Vinny was amazing, I needed some money and she drove me to the ATM. She gave me great recommendations on how to get around and a great places for tacos on the corner. So warm and welcome.”
“Karl’s place was great and he had great communication! Great amenities, smelled great, and was super clean!! Has your own parking place. The Bowl Bar is a great healthy breakfast place near by!”
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Puerto Juarez
If you’re looking for a beautiful but lowkey apartment in Cancun, check out this stunning 2 bedroom oceanside apartment featuring jaw dropping views of the Caribbean sea. The apartment gives you access to resort like facilities including a large pool, bar, and restaurant plus a local beach.
Everything that you need for a fantastic stay is provided in this 2-bedroom apartment!
Why We Love It: Resort like stays for a fraction of the price!