Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated throughout Mexico on November 1st and November 2nd. Each town observes these days in its own unique way. Families gather together to build ofrendas (an altar to honor those who are no longer here) and to eat special Day of the Dead meals, and many Mexicans go to el panteón (the cemetery) to decorate the graves with cempasuchil flowers, candles, and music. The celebrations then pour onto the streets with parades and parties, and the result is a blend of profound remembrance and crazy fun that only Mexicans can create. Here are the best Airbnbs for Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca City and Mexico City, two of the most visited destinations.

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Best Airbnbs for Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca

Brand new apartment in the heart of town

oaxaca zocalo apartment best airbnbs for dia de los muertos

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This two-story unit is part of a four-apartment complex, and it’s located just two blocks away from el Zócalo. Modern, clean, well equipped, and spotless, several guests have defined it as “the best Airbnb experience I’ve ever had.” The apartment is tucked back into the property so it’s quiet, and it has a shared, festive interior courtyard where guests can relax after a long day. There is a washing machine guests can use for free and, as an extra, there is a small coffee shop outside that will bring you breakfast to the room!

Four guests, two bedrooms, two bathrooms

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Entire house with terrace in the historic center

terrace house best airbnbs for dia de los muertos

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Located in the center of town, this typical colonial Oaxacan house hosts up to eight people. It has a bathroom in every story and plenty of room for kids. The terrace offers an excellent view of the city, and the price ($40 per night) is simply unbeatable.

Eight guests, three bedrooms, three bathrooms
Price: $40 per night

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Private room in an artsy, eclectic house just a few minutes from “el Zócalo”

zocalo apartment best airbnbs for dia de los muertos

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This funky house owned by local artists is a ten-minute walk from the center of town (Zócalo), and a few blocks from the traditional market Sánchez Pascuas. Its three private rooms are ideal for solo travelers who want to immerse themselves in the community. The house has plenty of spaces to relax and to create art. Former guests have loved the well-stocked library, the terrace, and the excellent wifi.

Two guests, one bedroom, one private bathroom
Price: $43 per night

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Newly remodeled home away from home, ideal for families

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Perfect for a family vacation, this colorful, spacious, newly remodeled colonial house can host up to ten people. Each one of the three bedrooms has a private bathroom and an air conditioning unit. The most celebrated features are the interior patio/dining space, and the terrace. Free tea and coffee, and housekeeping service twice a week.

Ten guests, three bedrooms, four bathrooms

Price: $186 per night

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Recently remodeled 200-year-old house with a swimming pool

house with pool best airbnbs for dia de los muertos

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Are you into time-traveling without losing comfort? This epic house is from the early 1800s, and it was originally built out of clay and wood on a solid rock foundation. It’s been recently renovated in a two-year process that honored its original architecture and building techniques. Located in a quiet and mainly pedestrian cobblestone street, the property is only a seven-minute walk from the center of town. The patio, the terrace, the spacious bedrooms, and the pool make it ideal for one or two families with kids.

Eight guests, two bedrooms, two bathrooms
Price: $306 per night

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Penthouse with a panoramic view of the center of the city

penthouse apartment best airbnbs for dia de los muertos

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This impeccable apartment is close to everything and is very well equipped. But it’s the view from the terrace that makes it so special. It offers an ideal space to enjoy a cup of local coffee or to cool off after a day of exploring while enjoying the richness of the Oaxacan skies.

Two guests, one bedroom, one bathroom
Price: $47 per night

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Lovely loft in the center of town

centro loft best airbnbs for dia de los muertos

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A red wall decorated with Mexican sacred hearts (also called “milagritos”)? Every regular traveler to Mexico needs to stay in a place with this feature at least once. The loft is cozy and clean, and well-located for easy access to the city’s festivities.

Two guests, one bedroom, one bathroom
Price: $35 per night

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Best Airbnbs for Dia de lost muertos in Mexico City

Loft with a view of the Church of Santo Domingo in the historic center

dome loft best airbnbs for dia de los muertos

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This apartment is right in the center of town, has lots of sunlight, and, from the balcony, one can see one of the most iconic views of the city, the dome of the Church of Santo Domingo. On the rooftop, there is a gym, a garden, and panoramic views of downtown, the mountains, and the valley. What else do you need to feel like you are in Mexico City?
Four guests, one bedroom, one bathroom
Price: $28 per night

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Stay in Casa Sauto, the building where the Declaration of Independence was printed

casa sauto best airbnbs for dia de los muertos

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Casa Sauto was built in 1598 on Tacuba Street, one of the first three streets of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, and it was renovated in 2018. The property is now classically decorated with restored original furniture. The luxury suites are fully equipped and they offer 24/7 guest service.

Eight guests, two bedrooms, two bathrooms
Price: $170 per night

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Top floor sunny one-bedroom apartment studio in La Condesa

condesa apartment best airbnbs for dia de los muertos

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Located on a quiet street in the center of Colonia Condesa, this one-bedroom apartment is full of natural light with amazing views of the city’s sunsets. Walkable to great coffee shops and restaurants, it has an awesome outdoor patio.

Two guests, one bedroom, one bathroom
Price: $68 per night

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Spacious apartment in the heart of “La Condesa,” perfect for families

condesa family apartment best airbnbs for dia de los muertos

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This Condesa apartment is located on the 9th floor and it has amazing views. It’s within walking distance of restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores. The two bedrooms/two bathrooms and the proximity of both Chapultepec and Parque España make it perfect for young families.

Four guests, two bedrooms, two bathrooms
Price: $71 per night

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