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Why Airbnbs Are Becoming So Popular In Cancun Right Now 

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Cancun has more hotels than most vacation destinations in Mexico, and it has just as many, if not more, vacation rentals.   

Airbnbs have become extremely popular in the destination, maintaining occupancy levels of around 60 percent.   

And there are a number of reasons why Airbnbs are becoming so popular in Cancun and in other parts of the Mexican Caribbean right now.   

A view of a pool in a cancun airbnb

Plenty Of Availability 

There has been a huge building boom in Cancun that has included the construction of condos to be used for vacation rentals through platforms like Airbnb.   

In fact, there are currently more than 40,000 vacation rentals available in the Mexican Caribbean, and Cancun has the most.   

Furthermore, more buildings are being constructed in Cancun specifically for being used as vacation rentals.  

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Affordability During Uncertain Financial Times 

Since the pandemic, many people have been experiencing uncertain financial times as the world continues to get back to normal.   

The cost of many things is on the rise, and when people start budgeting one of the first things to go is leisure activities, including vacations.   

But for the budget-minded traveler, trips are still possible when affordable options are explored, and Airbnbs fall into this category, averaging between $60 and $70 a night.   

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Room For The Whole Family 

Airbnbs also offers the benefit of having room for the whole family, without having to book separate hotel rooms.   

Of course, the price goes up the more rooms there are in an Airbnb rental.   

But even renting a three-bedroom house or condo is still more affordable than booking three hotel rooms.   

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The Option To Dine In While On Vacation  

Some travelers don’t always like to eat out due to either diet restrictions or simply healthy eating habits, and choosing an Airbnb allows those folks to dine in.   

This also contributes to the affordability factor, giving travelers another option aside from pricey restaurants every day.   

There are plenty of stores to purchase groceries between the airport and the Hotel Zone, so stocking the cupboards for your vacation is easy.   

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The Feeling Of Being At Home 

One of the biggest reasons for travelers choosing Airbnb over a traditional hotel is the feeling of being at home.   

Having a place to gather, somewhere to sit down to dinner, and having individual space is important to many travelers, at least according to the numbers and steady occupancy rates in Cancun vacation rentals.   

For some, it’s just nice to have somewhere to go home to at the end of a long day of exploring.   

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Tips For Choosing An Airbnb  

If you’re going to opt for an Airbnb for your Cancun vacation, there are a few tips to keep in mind.   

These tips will help you to rent a vacation home safely and get the vacation home you want. 

  • Pay attention to location so you’re not too far from the Cancun Hotel Zone and all of the action.   
  • Choose a rental that has a well-rated host with a lot of past guests.   
  • Pay attention to amenities and make sure they can be used by guests.   
  • Be sure to read rules on occupancy and gatherings if you’ll be traveling with a group.   
Beautiful Beachfront Airbnb

Airbnb Vs All-Inclusive Resort 

So now that you know why other people are choosing Airbnbs you can decide what’s right for your Cancun vacation.   

All-inclusives are the other popular option, and they are filled with amenities, like unlimited dining and drinks, 24-hour room service, and entertainment.   

So if home is what you’re looking for on your vacation, choose an Airbnb.   

But if amenities and relaxation are what you want out of your vacation, then you might want to go with one of the many luxury all-inclusives in Cancun.

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