Destination guide

The culturally rich city of Downtown Cancun awaits you

The area's culture and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Downtown Cancun. Renowned for its beaches, shopping and snorkeling, this city welcomes all visitors. La Isla Shopping Mall and Delfines Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Downtown Cancun

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Downtown Cancun has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Puerto Cancun Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Cancun Interactive Aquarium (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Playa Mujeres Golf Club (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Delphinus Dreams (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Aquaworld (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Downtown Cancun

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Cancun is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Delfines Beach (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Las Palapas Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Kabah Urban Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Las Perlas Beach (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Turtle Beach (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Jardín del Arte (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Downtown Cancun

The nearest airport is in Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), located 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from the city center.

Catch a ride on the metro at Cancun Bus Station ADO to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay near Cancún?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,008 house rentals near Cancún. From 470 Houses to 232 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cancún for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cancún?

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

  • Zona Hotelera: 536 vacation rentals
  • La Isla: 179 vacation rentals
  • La Misión: 101 vacation rentals
  • Región 525 - Santa Fe Plus: 57 vacation rentals
  • S.M. 57 - Las Americas: 73 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Cancún?

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

  • Iberostar Cancun Golf Course: 2,035 home rentals
  • Playa Marlin: 1,979 home rentals
  • Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok: 1,664 home rentals
  • Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano: 1,660 home rentals
  • Cancun Convention Center: 1,654 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cancún listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cancún?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 470 Houses in Cancún. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cancún include:

  • Villas: 232 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 855 lodging choices
  • Resorts: 159 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cancún?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,332 vacation homes with pool available in Cancún.