Beach Houses

Last Updated Sep 7, 2023

Beach Houses in Cancún and The Riviera Maya

Vacation Rentals are an accommodation modality that has become very popular in Cancun and Riviera Maya in recent years. The economic development in Cancun and Riviera Maya has allowed the proliferation of new condos and houses along with the hotel and commercial growth of the region. Thus, the owners of real estate (houses and apartments) in this popular tourist location have seen a business opportunity in promoting their properties as accommodation for national and international tourists. Likewise, tourists have also benefited from having this option, as it has some advantages over the conventional accommodation modality in hotels.

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In this post we will talk about the availability and benefits of renting a beach house in Cancun and Riviera Maya.

Beach house rentals in Cancun have increased their promotion considerably with the emergence of internet platforms focused exclusively on this activity. Before the creation of these websites, tourists usually had to get in touch with specialized real states agencies. Nowadays, finding the perfect beach house is just a few clicks away on your computer, tablet or mobile device. You can take a look to as many houses as you can until you find the one that’s perfect for you.

In Cancun, beach houses can be found in two main areas:

  • Hotel zone. In addition to the different resort developments in this area, you can also find houses and apartments. Many of them are focused on vacation rentals. Of course, you can also find local people living there.
  • Puerto Juárez. In the area close to the ferry terminal to Isla Mujeres you can find a few residential developments.

Una tercera zona con casas con vista al mar es Puerto Cancún, In the area close to the ferry terminal to Isla Mujeres you can find a few residential developments.

A third area with beach houses is Puerto Cancún, which is right at the starting point of the hotel zone (coming from the city).

Among these areas, as you would imagine, the hotel zone is the one with the most dynamic tourist life. If you rent a beach house in that area, you will be surrounded by bars, beach clubs, nightclubs, shopping malls, public beaches, travel agencies, bus stops and the most common pick up locations for tours or other activities. This is one of the main advantages of renting house in the hotel zone over those in Puerto Juárez or Puerto Cancún. However, if you want to have a peaceful vacation and plan to stay at home as much as possible to rest and relax, Puerto Juarez and Puerto Cancun could be more attractive than the Hotel Zone.

Regarding renting a beach house in other towns in the region; in Puerto Morelos and Tulum, the main alternative would be to look for beach houses close to downtown. The main reason of doing this is because these two are small towns, so if you want to buy groceries or hang around the town, that will be easier if the house is closer to downtown.

In Playa del Carmen, there are residential areas close to the Fifth Avenue such as Playacar and, a few miles to the South, you can also find Puerto Aventuras. In these places there are stylish houses with pools. And even though these neighborhoods are not the main tourist areas, you can still find a lot of people (local and tourists) over there.

As you can read, there are many options available for beach house rentals in the Mexican Caribbean. It is just a matter of doing a good research to find the perfect for you.