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Popular amenities for Cancún vacation rentals

Stay near Cancún's top sights

Mercado 28392 locals recommend
Plaza Las Americas464 locals recommend
Dolphin Beach532 locals recommend
Langosta Beach124 locals recommend
Plaza La Isla Cancun524 locals recommend
Marina Puerto Cancun248 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Cancún

  • Total rentals

    10K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    4.9K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    6.4K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    2.2K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    4.7K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    354K reviews

Your guide to Cancún

All About Cancún

Located on the northeastern corner of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Cancún is an ever-popular destination for clubbers and beachcombers alike — but that’s not the whole story. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring beautiful tropical nature reserve Parque Kabah downtown, while history buffs have hundreds of fascinating Mayan exhibits to discover at Museo Maya de Cancún. Fresh fish abounds in this coastal paradise, whether it’s savored in simple fashion at thatched snack spots by the beach or five-star restaurants. Water sports are played alongside ancient ruins and archeological sites here, with Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA) home to an underwater sculpture museum to promote coral life. If Cancún’s water-borne activities aren’t enough, it’s easy to take a short boat ride to nearby uninhabited island Isla Contoy, which offers excellent birdwatching and hiking trails.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cancún

People flock to Cancún for its pristine, sandy beaches and festive atmosphere. The area enjoys 250 days of sunshine every year, and the balmy winter climate tempts visitors looking to escape the chill in cooler countries. The ocean is warm enough for swimming and water sports all year round, but the mercury hits its highest from December to April. Be prepared for the risk of tropical storms and even hurricanes in the fall.

For sports fans, spending a fun-filled night at the ballpark with a baseball game between March and September is another great activity Cancún has to offer. The world-famous Day of the Dead festival takes place at the end of October, as families gather to celebrate and commemorate loved ones.

Top things to do in Cancún

Parque de las Palapas

When temperatures start to dip in the evenings, head to this residential neighborhood to take in some live music and get a sense of all the tasty local street food there is to try. A quiet square by day, Parque de las Palapas fills with vendors selling homemade treats, crafts, and garments made with time-honored techniques when the sun goes down.


After a long sunset stroll along the shoreline, there’s nothing better than tucking into this popular local treat. Marquesitas are made by cooking a crisp, crepe-like shell, which is filled and shaped to create a snack resembling a rolled-up waffle cone. There is chocolate and cheese in the traditional version and if you’re new to marquesitas, you just may become a convert.

Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA)

Originally created to protect local reefs, this underwater museum draws in aquatic aficionados with exhibits for a range of abilities, with the snorkeling-only Punta Nizuc gallery, zones perfectly set up for newcomers to diving, and a glass-bottomed boat to take in the sights without getting your feet wet.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Cancún?

    Cancún typically has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity year-round. The average high is around 86°F (30°C) and lows around 70°F (21°C). The rainy season runs from May to October, while November to April is generally drier.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Cancún?

    Cancún is known for its beautiful beaches, snorkeling, and exploring the Mayan ruins. Visitors can enjoy activities such as diving in the Underwater Museum of Art, visiting the Interactive Aquarium, or exploring the El Rey Ruins.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Cancún?

    The period from December to April is frequently suggested as a great time to visit Cancún. The weather is pleasant with less rainfall. Additionally, the annual Cancún Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival in March and the Day of the Dead celebrations in November are popular local events.

  • What are the best places to stay in Cancún?

    Zona Hotelera, known as the Hotel Zone, is often recommended due to its close proximity to beaches and entertainment. Downtown Cancún is popular for its local flavor and budget-friendly options. Puerto Juarez provides a quieter stay with easy ferry access to Isla Mujeres.

  • What are the best places to visit in Cancún?

    Cancún is rich in natural beauty and historical landmarks. Some often recommended places are the Parque de las Palapas, the iconic Cancún sign, Mercado 28 for local crafts, and Playa Delfines, a stunning beach with clear blue waters.

  • What are some hiking trails in Cancún?

    Explore the lush and vibrant ecological parks in Cancún such as Tres Ríos Ecopark, Xenotes Oasis Maya, and Selvatica, which are known for their scenic hiking trails. These paths will take you through an array of landscapes, including jungle terrain, cenotes, and fascinating wildlife habitats.

  • What are some family activities to do in Cancún?

    Families can enjoy a visit to the Interactive Aquarium Cancún, where children can touch starfish and sea urchins. Xcaret Park is an ecological and archaeological theme park offering many activities. Ventura Park Cancún, an amusement park with water slides and zip-lines, is also a fun option for families.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Cancún?

    Start your day by exploring the ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum, approximately 131 km (81 miles) away from Cancún. You could also dive into natural beauty at the Xel-Há Park, a fascinating network of underground rivers and caves about 122 km (76 miles) from Cancún. For wildlife enthusiasts, a visit to Isla Mujeres, just 13 km (8 miles) off Cancún's coast, provides the chance to encounter sea turtles in their natural habitat.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Cancún?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Cancún. From over 2,440 house rentals to over 1,880 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Cancún?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 4,870 vacation rentals in Cancún featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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