Destination guide

Sun and surf at vacation home rentals in Mexico

Bienvenido a Mexico, a land of colorful fiestas and steamy rainforests, of spicy tacos and long stretches of powdery white beaches. Mexico is where the old and new collide, where indigenous cultures still practice their traditions and modern hipsters are making new ones. If there's one thing that binds the population together, it's the food. There are few places in the world as passionate about their cuisine as the Mexicans and why shouldn't they be? Complex moles, slow-cooked stews and freshly caught seafood marinated in zingy citrus and chili. Beginning to salivate? Book up a Mexico vacation rental and prepare your taste buds.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near vacation rentals in Mexico

The Land of Enchantment isn't short on history. Their pre-Hispanic civilizations were busy bees, creating some of the most complex architecture in the ancient world. Much of it still stands today, a testament to their sophisticated civilization. Then, of course, the Spanish arrived and left their own layer of culture that permeated every corner of the land. Some of the nation's greatest cities have at their core an achingly beautiful colonial old town, one of the best places to look for a Mexico vacation rental. Modern Mexico continues to inspire and enrich, with a thriving art scene, in part due to the works of Frida Kahlo.

Activities

Things to do near vacation homes in Mexico

Mexico is big. Very big. Its reaches house every imaginable landscape you can think of – smoky volcanoes, glistening lagoons, lush rainforest and cactus-dotted deserts, not to mention the mile upon mile of coast, almost 6,000 miles in fact. This outdoor adventure playground has long drawn in explorers who come to hit the surf, go hiking up the mountains and white-water raft along the meandering rivers. If that all sounds a little too extreme, when you stay at a Mexico vacation rental you can find more sedate activities, like sea kayaking, snorkeling, or simply kicking back on the beach.

Weather

Best time to travel to vacation homes in Mexico

The country's span means several different climates that change throughout the year. The mountains and Mexico City can get chilly in the winter, while the coasts stay warm pretty much year-round. As a general rule of thumb, try to score a Mexico vacation rental in the spring months, between March and May, when it's suitably warm wherever you are, and the summer rains have yet to kick in. Other than the Caribbean coast, which sees the odd hurricane between June and November, there's no other time that's off limits and you'll always have something to see or do.

Natural features

Wildlife lovers will love Mexico

This vast land is home to more than 10 per cent of the world's biodiversity. Trust us when we say, that's a lot and ranks it as one of the most varied ecosystems on earth. Putting that into perspective, when you stay in a Mexico vacation rental, you could have close wildlife encounters with any of the 200,000 species in 65,000 square miles of protected land. Watch monkeys swinging through the jungle, snorkel with gentle whale sharks and watch roadrunners race in the desert. Needless to say, Mexico is a wildlife lover's dream destination.

Beaches

Top beaches near vacation rentals in Mexico

Mexico has beautiful beaches that offer unique geological formations and opportunities for watersports. Vacation rentals are available near places like Cabo Pulmo National Park, a serene oceanfront recreation area with sandy beaches and a coral reef for snorkeling and diving, and Bahia de Banderas, a bay on the Pacific Coast with soft-sand beaches, surfing, and whale watching. You'll also like Playa Norte, a sandy beach with palm trees and a backdrop of restaurants and bars.

Food and drink

Sample regional cuisine in Mexico

Mexican cuisine has been around for thousands of years, drawing on influences from the Maya culture and other Mesoamerican groups. Staples in the cuisine are native foods, such as corn, beans, amaranth, avocados, chia, tomatoes, cacao, agave, turkey, and chili pepper, all fused into flavorful dishes. If you want to experience the authentic cuisine of Mexico, visit a restaurant or eatery near your vacation rental.

How many vacation rentals are available around Mexico?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 31,242 vacation rentals around Mexico. From 6,949 house rentals to 3,533 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Mexico?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mexico. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rocky Point: 1,672 vacation rentals
  • El Pescadero: 233 vacation rentals
  • Cabo San Lucas: 4,451 vacation rentals
  • Puerto Vallarta: 5,286 vacation rentals
  • Cancún: 2,149 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Mexico! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Mexico?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mexico:

  • Rocky Point: 1,672 rentals
  • El Pescadero: 233 rentals
  • Cabo San Lucas: 4,451 rentals
  • Puerto Vallarta: 5,286 rentals
  • Cancún: 2,149 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Mexico?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Mexico are:

  • Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH): 492 vacation rentals
  • Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR): 6,362 vacation rentals
  • Cancun International Airport (CUN): 2,420 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Mexico?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Mexico. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Huatulco Beach: 195 rentals
  • Huatulco National Park: 200 rentals
  • Nayar Vidanta Golf: 5,039 rentals
  • Akumal Beach: 915 rentals
  • Los Barriles Beach: 149 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mexico listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Mexico

México City
1,159 vacation rentals
Baja California Sur
5,562 vacation rentals
Oaxaca
543 vacation rentals
Quintana Roo
9,172 vacation rentals
Baja California
949 vacation rentals
Nayarit
3,325 vacation rentals
Yucatan
742 vacation rentals
Veracruz
152 vacation rentals
Jalisco
3,769 vacation rentals
Guanajuato
880 vacation rentals
San Luis Potosi
46 vacation rentals
Hgo.
17 vacation rentals
Sonora
1,902 vacation rentals
Querétaro
166 vacation rentals
Chiapas
84 vacation rentals
Colima
138 vacation rentals
Guerrero
951 vacation rentals
Puebla
85 vacation rentals
Sinaloa
511 vacation rentals
Michoacán
51 vacation rentals