Aquamarine seas, powdery beaches, and an unlimited supply of tacos mean that Cancún never goes out of style. Mexico’s number one vacation destination has long been associated with all-inclusive hotels. But, Airbnb has transformed the Hotel Zone – or, the Zona Hotelera – into a destination that delivers all the luxuries of a 5-star resort with the comforts of home. Dive into our round-up and find the perfect Airbnb Cancún of your dreams.

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Best overall Airbnb in Cancún, Yucatán Peninsula

Villa Dzul Ha – best location in Cancún

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This immaculate villa sits within a gated community in the northernmost sector of the Zona Hotelera. Your closest beach is free of seaweed and is considered one of the best in the Yucatán. Interiors are clean and homely with the indulgence of a private swimming pool and the option to bring your pet along. Book this Cancún Airbnb with chef service on top and you can look forward to a true vacation without lifting a finger.

Sixteen guests, six bedrooms
Price: $1,865 per night

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Cancún Airbnbs with chef service

It’s well-documented fact that sandwiches taste better when someone else prepares it for you. These Cancún Airbnbs come with chef service, so you can spend all your time relaxing rather than prep cooking.

Villa Cenzontle in Cancún Hotel Zone

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This beachside, three-story vacation home provides unparalleled views of the Caribbean Sea. Cool down in the private pool on the rooftop terrace and retreat to the reading nook when the temperatures soar. A daily breakfast is prepared and served on the premises and the host can arrange a chef to whip up lunches and dinners during your stay.

Ten guests, four bedrooms
Price: $480 per night

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Beachfront villa with views, chef, two pools, and tennis court

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This luxurious villa runs over two levels and overlooks the ocean. The backyard swim space comes with a swing for added fun (and photo opportunities, of course) while the poolside seating lets you soak up the Mexican sunshine. The host of this Cancún Airbnb with a private chef works with a professional cook from the Grand Velas Resort who can provide three home-cooked meals a day for a reasonable fee. A paddleboard and kayak are at your disposal.

Fourteen guests, five bedrooms
Price: $970 per night

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Cancún Airbnbs on the beach

You’re visiting Cancún to hit the beach, so you might as well make it easy on yourself. These beachside Cancún Airbnbs are steps from the sand.

Luxury residence on the beach

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With uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea and Isla Mujeres, instant beach access, and a peaceful environment, this Cancún Airbnb on the beach will wash away all your worries. Three spacious bedrooms, cozy decor, and a fully-equipped kitchen present the experience of a genuine family home. Pack a snorkel to make the most of the crystal-clear water and remember to jump in the shared pool.

Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $440 per night

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Unique with private beach and pool at Cancún Plaza

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This beachfront Airbnb Cancún condo comes with direct access to the sand, a private plunge pool, and a grill. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms guarantee that all guests have sufficient space. Communal facilities at the resort include an infinity pool and restaurant. Situated off Kukulcan Boulevard, the property is convenient but away from the crowds of the middle Zona Hotelera neighborhood.

Five guests, two bedrooms
Price: $250 per night

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Luxury beachfront villa – Casa Del Mar – Hotel Zone

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Situated at the northern end of the Zona Hotelera, this luxurious Cancún Airbnb on the beach benefits from the tranquility of a gated estate. The rental has its own swimming pool and hot tub with immediate access to the semi-private beach. Interiors are light and airy with seven modern bathrooms ensuring that there are no morning squabbles.

Fourteen guests, six bedrooms
Price: $2,215 per night

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Cancún Airbnbs with private pool

Why share the cool waters with anyone outside your party? These Cancun Airbnbs with a private pool allow you to soak and swim to your heart’s content, no matter the time of day.

Stunning oceanfront luxury villa

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Bask in the glory of the ocean from this deluxe Airbnb in Cancún with a private pool. Fashionable interiors combine modern art with traditional elements while ample lounge and dining areas will appease sociable groups. Spread over three floors, the pool occupies the upper terrace while the ground level opens out into a backyard with a lawn.

Twelve guests, six bedrooms
Price: $1,450 per night

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Hotel Zone – private pool – Cancún – beach access

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Your gorgeous Cancún Airbnb with a private pool is ornamented with lush greenery and waterfall elements to create a jungle escape. Bedrooms are appointed with handcrafted furniture and high-thread count linens to deliver supreme levels of comfort. Located in the beating heart of the Zona Hotelera, you’ve got beaches, restaurants, and tourist amenities directly on your doorstep.

Twelve guests, four bedrooms
Price: $445 per night

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Five-bedroom private waterfront villa with pool and terrace

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This knockout Airbnb in Cancún is the perfect family rental, with a spacious sun terrace with a pool, jet tub, hammocks, and a waterfront seating area. Rooms are furnished with regional art and craft pieces to add character. There’s a ping pong table to keep the boredom at bay and the host is on hand to organize tours, massages, and chef services. What’s more, you’ve got your own dock in case you fancy renting a boat.

Sixteen guests, five bedrooms
Price: $820 per night

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All-inclusive Airbnbs in Cancún

Here’s a little known fact about Cancún Airbnbs: Some of them are located in all-inclusive resorts. These properties offer the security and familiarity of booking through Airbnb, with all the perks of a full-fledged resort.

One-bedroom all-inclusive Cancún beachfront resort

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This all-inclusive Airbnb in Cancún grants access to a one-bedroom suite and communal facilities at the Sunset Marina Resort. The space includes a private hot tub with an ocean view. During your stay, you’ll receive full board and alcoholic beverages with the option to attend on-site yoga classes and enjoy unlimited use of non-motorized water sports equipment.

Six guests, one bedroom
Price: $220 per night

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Cancún all-inclusive with VIP perks

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Rooms available when you book this all-inclusive Airbnb in Cancún come with the option of one king-size bed or two doubles. For additional living space and the convenience of a kitchenette, you can upgrade to the suite. Booking permits the use of the Sandos Resort including the oceanside swimming pool, meals in the restaurant, and discounted tours and activities.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $75 per night

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