Destination guide

Spicy tacos and beach life 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

Mexico is "The Land of Enchantment"

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

Mexico is a vast outdoor adventure playground

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

Mexico's varied and changeable climate

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.

Where to stay around Mexico?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 28,930 vacation rentals near Mexico. From 6,489 Houses to 3,374 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mexico for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rocky Point: 1,602 vacation rentals
  • Cancún: 2,040 vacation rentals
  • Isla Mujeres: 1,286 vacation rentals
  • Tulum: 1,425 vacation rentals
  • Rosarito: 408 vacation rentals

And HomeAway 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: 1,602 rentals
  • Cancún: 2,040 rentals
  • Isla Mujeres: 1,286 rentals
  • Tulum: 1,425 rentals
  • Rosarito: 408 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:

  • Cancun International Airport (CUN): 2,189 vacation rentals
  • Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH): 442 vacation rentals
  • Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR): 5,954 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?

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

  • Playa Bucerias: 3,125 rentals
  • Nayar Vidanta Golf: 4,649 rentals
  • Huatulco Beach: 174 rentals
  • Progreso Beach: 285 rentals
  • Vallarta Adventures: 4,485 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mexico listed on HomeAway 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

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