Cancun Airbnb areas

The ideal Cancun Airbnb areas

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What is Airbnb and how does it work?

Airbnb is a platform launched in 2008, which allows millions of people to advertise available spaces for accommodation so that those interested can make reservations. Airbnb allows travelers to rent a place to stay quickly and securely, all just a click away.
Today, Airbnb is one of the most popular lodging alternatives among young travelers globally. In Cancun, this service is increasingly requested due to its great accessibility and affordable prices; in this destination you can find accommodations of all kinds so you can find the one that best suits your needs.


Airbnb Cancun: Options and variety

Airbnb offers a wide variety of accommodation options in Cancun, from apartments and entire houses to private rooms in local home. Some of this places even have a common area where you can meet and chat with other travellers from all over the world using the same services. Prices are very reasonable, especially when compared to the costs of traditional hotels. So, if you are travelling with a group and on a budget, Airbnb definitely is a choice that will suit you to keep your budget on track.


Where to rent an Airbnb in Cancun?

To rent an Airbnb in Cancun you will need to choose the area of your preference. Moreover, to do this you should consider the places you plan to visit in your itinerary. This way you will be able to select an accommodation close to all of them and consider services such as transportation, local supermarkets, restaurants, bars, or any site of your choice. Cancun is an upgrowing city that could offer thousands of options with the price ranging on the location of the accommodation. Then, make sure you verify the area first on Google Maps or ask the host the location before renting. Airbnb offers easy communication with the host by the message center of the platform, you can ask any questions regarding the place, services offered on site, extra services and availability of the accommodation.


Cancun downtown considered a busy area and home to hundreds of businesses of all kinds such as, craft stores, supermarkets, bars, national and foreign banks, currency exchange houses, shopping malls, cinemas, hospitals and much more. This destination is also popular for being the soul of Cancun’s local nightlife, thanks to its diverse bars, sport bars and restaurants where locals meet to chat.

Also, you can find local travel agencies where you can purchase full day tours and activities, many of them offer meeting points in downtown Cancún where they provide pick up services for their customers as an option for accommodations not included on their range of services. Here are some of the most common pick up areas on downtown cancun if you are planning to participate on a tour. Make sure to contact your activity provider first to confirm your meeting point in advance.

Meeting point for tours in downtown area:

  • Oasis Smart
  • Ibis Cancun
  • One Hotel
  • Four Points by Sheraton
  • Wyndham Garden Cancun
  • Krystal Cancun

Attractions not to be missed in Cancun Downtown: Palapas Park, Market 28, Market 23, Las Americas Shopping Mall, Marina Puerto Cancun shopping mall,
You can even arrive to the main strip of the Hotel zone of Cancún from Downtown. Public transportation will be easy to catch from any pointy in downtown Cancún if you are planning to visit the most popular beach areas, nightclubs or beach clubs and many restaurants.


The Cancun Hotel Zone is ideal for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax close to nature and blue sea on the shores of the Caribbean. Airbnb has accommodations with beautiful views of the Nichupte Lagoon; In Cancun hotel zone you will find nearby access to beaches, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, tours & activities, pharmacies, doctors, shopping malls and downtown (10-25 minutes).

Cancun hotel zone aerial view at night with stars
Remember if you buy tours and staying at a hotel most of the agencies have pick up service directly at the main lobby or if you are staying on Airbnb accommodation, contact your provider to specify the meeting point which could be at the entrance of the hotel closest to your accommodation.

Meeting Point for Tours on the Hotel Zone cancun:

  • Hotels main lobbys
  • Hotel security gates
  • Bus stops

In the other hand, attractions not to be missed in Cancun Hotel Zone. Interactive Aquarium Cancun, Cancun Underwater Museum of Art, La Isla Cancun Mall, Aquatic Tours, Captain Hook Cancun, Kukulcan shopping mall & more!

Public Transportation in Hotel Zone

Public transportation service in Cancun, especially in the hotel zone, operates 24 hours a day: buses ($1.00 USD, hotel zone – downtown) and cabs (parked at all hotels – ask for the price before boarding. Distance Cancun Airport to Cancun Hotel Zone: 37 min (27.4 km).


Airbnb Airport Zone

Furthermore, embark on a journey just 15 minutes away from the heart of Downtown Cancun. Where economic Airbnb options await in the neighborhood of Alfredo V. Bonfil. Nestled within a 25-minute drive from the vibrant Hotel Zone. And a convenient 30-minute ride from the airport, this location offers more than just proximity. Besides, picture yourself exploring the iconic attractions of the region, with Alfredo V. Bonfil as your home base.

cancun airport transportation

Moreover, what sets Bonfil apart? It’s not just about convenience; it’s about living like a true local. Here, you’ll discover everything you need right at your doorstep: from pharmacies to lunch spots. Boutique stores to serene parks, and even beer outlets to unwind after a day of exploration. And getting around is easy. Whether you prefer hopping into a cab (just remember to negotiate the fare beforehand), hopping onto a public bus, or catching a ride on one of the public vans, Bonfil has you covered.

Meeting point for tours:

  • Hampton Inn Hotel
  • Fairfield by Marriott
  • Starbucks DT
  • City Express Airport

In Conclusion, it is important to highlight the relevance of Airbnb in Mexico. As this business model, economically benefits thousands of households in the country. Through the platform, Mexican hosts have the opportunity to share their culture, traditions and hospitality with visitors from all over the world. Generating income for both themselves and their community. This contributes significantly to strengthening the local economy.

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