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Cancun Airbnbs May Get More Expensive Soon — Here’s Why All-Inclusives Are A Better Choice 

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Airbnbs are a popular option for accommodations among travelers all over the world because they typically offer more space and are often less expensive.   

But Airbnbs in Cancun could get more expensive soon due to a crackdown on Airbnb owners that do not pay for licensing requirements such as the 6 percent accommodation tax, which in turn allows them to charge lower rates than hotels.   

With the rising prices, and other contributing factors, an all-inclusive might be a better choice; here’s why. 

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You Can Book It And Forget It  

One of the best things about booking an all-inclusive Cancun resort is that you can book it, and you’re done.   

You don’t have to worry about booking activities and excursions, dinner reservations, or spa treatments because a butler or concierge can help you with all of that once you arrive in Cancun.   

Furthermore, you pay one price for everything, other than tipping, so you can literally book it and forget it until it’s time for your vacation, rather than worrying about saving more and more money in the weeks and months before your trip.   

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An All-Inclusive Might Make Your Vacation Cheaper Overall 

Everything is going up in price this last year, so booking an all-inclusive can give you peace of mind regarding your vacation spending.   

It might also make your Cancun vacation cheaper because dining on vacation can be outrageously expensive.   

While most travelers expect this, it doesn’t mean they don’t want to save money.   

The way around it is booking a resort with all-inclusive dining and beverages, which are also generally pretty pricey in popular vacation destinations like Cancun.   

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Attentive Staff To Help You Relax 

When you book an Airbnb, you check in, and then you’re on your own.   

At a Cancun all-inclusive resort, you’ll have an attentive staff to handle your every need, whether it’s ordering a drink poolside, refreshing your mini bar, or booking a spa treatment.   

Many of these resorts have huge staffs that include pool servers, butlers, concierges, housekeeping, and more. 

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Location, Location, Location 

Since there are no homes in the Cancun Hotel Zone, it means your Airbnb is not going to be in this tourist area either.   

Instead, it will likely be on the outskirts of town, as opposed to all of the popular all-inclusive resorts, which are directly in the Hotel Zone.   

This is why most all-inclusive resorts put you only steps away from all that Cancun has to offer.   

Additionally, the Hotel Zone, along with a few other select areas, is the safest place to be. 


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Amenities Galore 

Cancun’s all-inclusive resorts also offer a lot more amenities than you’re likely to find at an Airbnb.   

Typically at these luxurious resorts, you’ll find multiple pools, numerous bars and restaurants onsite, a spa, beach access, and daily activities on the hotel property.   

Some of these resorts even have kid’s clubs, fitness programs, and their own waterparks.   


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A Proven Track Record 

If you book an all-inclusive in Cancun over an Airbnb, you can easily find out whether or not a specific property has a proven track record for cleanliness, good service, amenities, and more.   

This is because all-inclusive hotels are rated by various different travel guides.   

These ratings tell you how successful hotels are at satisfying their customers.   

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Airbnb In Cancun – The Past, Present, And Future 

Up until recently, vacation platforms like Airbnb have not been regulated, to the dismay of the hotel industry, which has allowed them to avoid the 6 percent Accommodation Tax.   

That changed in April of this year but, so far, has not been strictly enforced.   

This new crackdown will force them to register and pay those taxes, and that cost is no doubt going to be passed down to the customer, so an all-inclusive might be the better choice for your Cancun vacation. 

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