Turquoise waters, gorgeous beaches, and endless sunshine are just a few of the things that draw visitors to Cancun, Mexico. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, this Mexican city is a hot-spot for warm getaways, providing its visitors with long, warm days and unbeatable nightlife.
If you’re planning a visit to this iconic seaside city, you’ll want to book only the best accommodation around. That’s why we have put together a list of the best Airbnbs in Cancun for you to choose from. Before we get into the listings, it is worth noting that the majority of the rentals we have chosen are designated Airbnb Plus. This means that the rental went through a thorough in-person accreditation process completed by Airbnb for only the best of the best rentals. This ensures that the rental is fully equipped with all the essentials, has one-of-a-kind details, and offers exceptional hospitality. If a rental is not an Airbnb Plus, it is still run by superhosts – owners identified as having outstanding reviews on Airbnb and who pride themselves on offering the cleanest, best rental experiences for their guests. So without further ado, here is our list of some of the best vacation homes for rent in Cancun.
Our first listing will make you want to stay forever. This short-term apartment rental in Cancun offers a modern design with comfort in mind. Located in Puerto Juarez, it puts you close to Cancun’s main streets, where you’ll find the best restaurants, coffee houses, and lively markets of the city.
The rental, located within a concrete apartment building, has numerous plants dangling from the balcony. Behind the hardwood front door is a modern apartment with luxurious details.
Inside, you’ll find a full-size kitchen with beautiful wood cabinetry and granite countertops, a chic living room, a dining table, a full-size bathroom, and an open bedroom. If you’re vacationing in Cancun with two other friends, this is the perfect place for you because the rental can accommodate up to three guests with its queen-size bed and sofa bed.
A favorite feature noted among past renters is the outdoor lounge areas, including a small private balcony with a hammock and tons of plants as well as a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a 360° view of the most epic sunsets.
Additional amenities include WiFi, a TV, room-darkening shades, and free parking on the premises.
Modern Loft Apartment
Next up is a Cancun Airbnb that features a lofted apartment with all the modern luxuries you could dream of. Hosted by superhost Zubzen, this Airbnb Plus is located in a friendly neighborhood near Cancun’s most bustling streets and the ferry, where you can catch a ride to Isla Mujeres.
This vacation rental in Cancun is a great choice for a small group, couple, or solo traveler to enjoy since it can accommodate up to three guests with its king-size bed, sofa-bed, and full-size kitchen and bathroom. Downstairs, there is a common area complete with a modern style and homey amenities like a comfy couch, a fully-equipped kitchen, a cute dining area in the corner, and a 40-inch TV. You’ll also find a full-size bathroom with a rain showerhead and fresh towels.
The apartment features a tiered hanging staircase that brings you to the sleeping loft, where there is a king-size bed, air-conditioning, and a window with room-darkening shades. Views from the loft are onto a dense forest of palm trees.
One of the best amenities this loft apartment has to offer is the secluded swimming pool, which is shared with other guests staying in the complex. Lounge on the outdoor furniture or play with the oversized blow-up flamingo in the pool as you soak in the hot Cancun sun.
Bright and Spacious Studio
Instead of renting a house in Cancun, why not try out an incredible studio? Situated in the Kaan-Chac neighborhood at the edge of the popular hotel zone, this Airbnb Plus puts you in a prime spot to enjoy great restaurants and bars and nice shops all within walking distance. If you’re hoping to get beyond the reaches of the immediate area, the bus station is also an easy walk away.
Step inside this bright studio to find an entire wall made of floor-to-ceiling windows through which sunlight pours into the space. The design is simple and inviting with modern touches like the wood cabinets in the full-size kitchen, the hidden ambient lighting, and the granite countertops. The studio also features a full-size bathroom with a rain shower, a dining table, and a washer and dryer.
Furnished with a king-size bed and a Murphy bed, this vacation rental in Cancun can be enjoyed by three guests. It also has a hammock on its private balcony, where you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee as the ocean breezes flow around you. If you really want some unobstructed sunshine, head on up to the rooftop deck, which is lined with exotic plants and provides views of the city.
Luxurious Apartment with Room for Eight
If you’re planning on traveling to Cancun with a larger party, then this is the perfect rental for you. This three-bedroom apartment equipped with six beds provides enough space for up to eight guests to relax and unwind.
This house rental in Cancun is located in a private luxury complex called Residencial Peninsula, situated right in the sand of Cancun’s beachfront area. The rental is just south of the busy hotel zone, so the only sounds you’ll be hearing are crashing waves. Another bonus is that its location puts you a 10-minute drive from the international airport, which means that not long after landing, you can be immersed in total relaxation at your rental.
The contemporary apartment features an all-white color palette with splashes of aqua-blue flair, like the sofa’s throw pillows and a single blue wall in each of the bedrooms. The décor is ocean-inspired, with seashells, a coral design rug, and a massive painting of a pelican. There’s also a living room and dining table that boast ocean views plus three full-size bathrooms and a full kitchen.
Steps away from the living room is a sprawling balcony with glass railings, providing guests an unobstructed spot to watch the sunset on the ocean with a glass of wine in hand.
The number of places from which you can see views of the ocean from this beachfront penthouse makes it one of the best Airbnb rentals in Cancun. Its location, right on the beach in a gated complex in the hotel zone with the Caribbean Sea to one side and Laguna Nichupté to the other, is stupendous. The main restaurants, golf courses, and shopping areas are very nearby, and your front door is less than a 10-minute drive to the airport.
The coastal décor and modern flair set the stage for this beach-inspired retreat. Sleep up to eight guests in five beds, including two sofa beds, two double beds, and a king-size bed. Privacy isn’t an issue as the rental has three full-size bathrooms, the dreamiest of which has showerheads on every side.
If you enjoy preparing your own meals while on vacation, you will surely be impressed with the fully equipped kitchen and classy dining ware. Savor a home-cooked meal as you take in views of the endless sea from the comfort of your dining room. Head up to the private rooftop deck or one of the many private terraces to lounge in the sun and enjoy a beverage from the minifridge.
If your aim is to rent a villa in Cancun that includes a selection of amenities, look no further. This rental provides access to a private beach, kid and adult pools, tennis courts, a mini-market, full-service laundry, and 24/7 security.
The Cancun Airbnb of your dreams awaits at this chic apartment in Puerto Juarez. Found in a friendly neighborhood between downtown and Isla Murjeres, this rental is in a prime location to see all that Cancun has to offer.
Three guests can hangout in this Airbnb Plus as the rental offers a sofa bed and a queen-size bed. There is plenty of room to lounge out in the living room and on the private balcony and rooftop terrace. The design of the apartment is contemporary, with all-white walls and attractive wood accents.
The full-size bathroom is top notch, with a walk-in rain shower, granite countertops, and plenty of natural light. The kitchenette provides the necessities to craft simple meals to be enjoyed at the dining table set for four.
The highlight of this rental is easily the rooftop terrace. In this common outdoor area, you can enjoy 360° views of the ocean and surrounding city as well as a BBQ grill, outdoor furniture, and a small pool. This terrace is the perfect place for cooling off after a day of exploration before you head in for the night.
Trendy Apartment in the Heart of Cancun
Fans of an artsy loft will love this apartment rental in Cancun. Located on the first floor of an apartment building in the heart of downtown, this studio allows you to see the best of Cancun without the need for a rental car. You can walk to all the nearby attractions and beaches in a matter of minutes.
The open layout features a living room, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bed. Three guests can stay at this rental since the living room couch doubles as a Murphy bed and the king-size bed is big enough for two. Wooden doors and cabinets stand out against the cement walls, a signature design featured in many of our Cancun listings.
Steps away from the bed, you’ll find a balcony with a hammock. This is the perfect place to relax with a book from the selection your superhost Zubzen provides. If you desire more outdoor space, head upstairs to the rooftop common area, where you can lounge in the outdoor furniture and enjoy city views.
The Penthouse Suite of Your Dreams
If you are hoping to stay at the best Cancun Airbnb on the market, then we have the one for you. The location of this penthouse, on the beachfront and only a short walk away from Cancun’s famous nightlife, is unrivaled.
Be ready to get your mind blown the second you open the door. Upon entering, you are greeted with 180° panoramic windows that look out to the white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters of Cancun. Seventy percent of the penthouse is marble, and there is exotic wood furniture throughout, which gives a truly royal feel to the place.
Although you’d want to share this penthouse with everyone you know, the one luxurious king-size bed only accommodates two guests. The rental grants you access to two infinity pools, where you can relax poolside and order drinks and food from the full-service restaurant on site.
The luxurious amenities are endless, including a white marble shower with a rainfall showerhead, a professional cappuccino coffee maker, motorized curtains, and a two-person soaking tub that overlooks the ocean. And that’s just scraping the surface. You’ll have to book this Cancun Airbnb to see for yourself just how dreamy it is.
Stylish Loft in a Great Location
Those who don’t need much space will be satisfied with this stylish and convenient one-room loft. Find yourself within walking distance to the markets, restaurants, and bars of downtown when you stay at this Airbnb in Cancun.
With one cozy king-size bed, this loft is the perfect choice for a solo traveler or a couple. The simple layout includes a bed, a balcony, a desk space, a few kitchenette amenities, and a closet.
The simple décor of the apartment is cozy and inviting, featuring plants, trendy throw pillows, and wood accents. Thoughtful amenities, like the fresh towels, cotton swabs, and complimentary tea and coffee, provide extra comfort.
The private bathroom features a rain shower and essential bathing products. The balcony comes with a cozy hammock, where you can enjoy views of the nearby park and the surrounding city.
Besides the balcony, there is an outdoor space you can enjoy on the rooftop. This common area is lined with tropical plants and equipped with outdoor furniture for your lounging needs.
Additional amenities include a TV, a coffee maker, air-conditioning, and a safe.
If you are searching for a rental with a simple yet elegant design, then this Airbnb in Cancun is the best escape for you. Tucked within lush foliage, this condo offers a peaceful retreat for its visitors while still being just steps away from the bustle of downtown.
Boasting a simple layout, the condo has a living room, dining area, and a full-size kitchen, all located in one open space. The condo also has a full-size bathroom with a big walk-in shower and fresh linens. Behind a rustic sliding barn door, you will find the bedroom, which includes two double beds. The living room couch doubles as a sofa bed, so this rental can sleep up to four guests.
Thanks to the wood accents of the cabinets, doors, and coffee tables, this condo has a truly rustic feel. Nor are outdoor spaces lacking as guests have access to a shared swimming pool and spacious garden. Relax by the pool as you listen to the chirps of the many birds that visit the garden.
Newly Built Private Suite
A great option for travelers who don’t mind a smaller Cancun Airbnb is this newly built guest suite. Although it is not a beachfront property, its location in a safe neighborhood has a lot of other perks to offer, like easy access to several points of interest and a beautiful park nearby. The suite is adjacent to your host’s home but has a private entrance and independent street access.
This rental can accommodate up to two guests in its two single beds. The rental also has a kitchenette, full-size ensuite bathroom, and a closet space. Though small, it checks off all the boxes for a comfortable stay.
Since the kitchenette is minimal, you can focus on getting some rest and enjoying some of the best restaurants of Cancun at a 15-minute walk away rather than on cooking.
Outside of the suite, guests will be pleased to find a few lounging areas. You can hang out on one of the sun chairs or get some work done at the outdoor seating area.
Another rental option for those who don’t require a lot of room is this vacation rental in Cancun. Located downtown, it puts you close to the best beaches, shops, and restaurants. The bus stop is only a five-minute walk from the studio, so if you wish to access further locations, you have an easy option.
Because this is a studio rental, it is best suited for a couple or solo traveler. The king-size bed is situated in the middle of the room and has a locally made macramé piece hanging above it. The studio also has a full-size bathroom, a work station, and a kitchenette.
Outside, you will find even more reasons to love this bohemian studio. Guests have access to a beautiful shared terrace that features locally made furniture, a hanging macramé chair, and a bamboo ceiling. There is also a private outdoor shower with more macramé details and a bamboo wall that provides guests with a natural environment as they rinse off.
A few more amenities worth mentioning are the TV, air-conditioning, high speed WiFi, and a free trial day in the gym.
Unique Loft Apartment with a Terrace Pool
If you would like to rent an apartment in Cancun that is on the smaller side but doesn’t lack the luxuries of a penthouse, then this is the spot for you. This apartment is located in the Donceles neighborhood, where you will find murals made by local and international artists and traditional restaurants that you would otherwise miss if you were staying in a tourist area. Not only do you get a more local feel staying in this neighborhood but the must-sees of Cancun are only a short drive away.
Similar to most of the apartments in Cancun, this loft can accommodate up to three guests. The studio comes with a double bed upstairs in the loft and a sofa bed in the living room. The studio also offers a full-size bathroom with a rain shower, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a living room.
Just off the living room, there is a terrace with a hammock and a chair, which is the perfect spot for enjoying the Cancun sunshine. Guests also have access to a rooftop terrace that features a swimming pool and a BBQ grill.
Stepping inside this modern and cozy loft, you’ll feel right at home. Located in the same neighborhood as the previous listing, this Airbnb in Cancun offers a convenient location with local vibes.
The concrete floors and wood accents give this loft a contemporary feel. This studio comes with a queen-size bed as well as a sofa bed, creating enough sleeping space for up to three guests.
The open-layout design puts everything you need in one room. It includes a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, the beds, and a living room. Beyond the main room, there’s a full-size bathroom and a balcony with a hammock.
Don’t miss out on heading up to the rooftop of the apartment building, where you can enjoy access to a terrace that has outdoor seating, a swimming pool, a BBQ grill, and incredible views of the city.
Downtown Studio Apartment
Our final listing is one of the best Airbnbs in Cancun due to its convenient location and modern style. This downtown studio apartment is within walking distance to some excellent restaurants, bars, and shops. Although the rental provides a free indoor parking lot, its location is so great there is almost no need for a car to get around.
The studio comes with a king-size bed and a sofa bed, so you can plan on staying here with two other guests or on a romantic getaway. This rental is quite spacious for a studio apartment, and there is plenty of room for everyone with the open-layout kitchen, dining table for four, and hip living room.
In the full-size bathroom, you will find a walk-in shower with a rain showerhead, fresh towels, and all the essential bathing products.
The studio also has a balcony with a hammock, providing guests with an excellent place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. There is also a rooftop terrace that features outdoor furniture, plants, and incredible sea views.
There are a lot of incredible Airbnbs in Cancun to choose from, and we hope you’ve discovered the perfect fit from this list so that you can enjoy the beautiful blue waters, white sand beaches, and whatever else draws you into the unforgettable destination that is Cancun, Mexico.