Where to Stay & Why - Do you want to spend your Mexico getaway like a local? Then stop fitting everyone in a small room or paying for more than 1 room just so everyone can get a sleeping space and book a vacation rental home! With Owner Direct, get to stay in a spacious vacation home rental with exceptional and homey design, complete amenities, and thoughtful extras that elevate your stay to true vacation luxury.
Choose from a house, condo rentals, villas, an apartment, a townhouse, suite, or beach house, and select one that has enough room for you and your group. The spacious living areas are perfect for sharing special moments with friends and family. Enjoy the flat screen TV with Netflix and WiFi while relaxing in the comfortable furniture. There’s a sound system with speakers that you can hook up your computer, smartphone, or tablet in. Fully equipped kitchens are ready for culinary creations that you can enjoy both inside and out - the dining table or the covered outdoor patio area. Some homes have a poolside bar and grill for family gatherings or use the screened-in lanai for another great space to entertain or relax in while enjoying the light breeze.
Spend some alone time in the private hot tub or spend time with everyone on the outdoor terrace, while having drinks and watching whales/dolphins splash around. Some homes are in hotels or condo buildings that offers amenities like golf, gym, tennis courts, sauna, large rooftop BBQ area, and more! Aside from those, there’s air conditioning, fans, in-suite laundry, parking spaces, and if you’re traveling with a baby/toddler, inform the owner so you can check if they provide high chair/folding mattress/crib.
Step up your trip even further because some of the vacation rentals have staff and a personal chef that will pamper you and prepare meals for you and your loved ones!
What to See & Do - Whatever you seek, Mexico delivers. Packed with people and brimming with life, just go with the flow, give in to the madness and let Mexico City reveal its charms. Visit the National Palace and Metropolitan Cathedral, then head to the Aztec temple of Templo Mayor and the Frida Kahlo Museum. Glitz and glamour and everything in-between, there’s no mistaking the party reputation of Cancun. White, sandy beaches stretch for miles, and you can scuba over reefs or glide around underwater sculptures. After dark, Mexico’s best nightclubs are filled with lights and sounds. If Cancun sounds too much, dip in for a day and spend a night on the town then escape to the coral-crushed sands of the Yucatan Peninsula. Just offshore sit the idyllic islands of Quintana Roo, where you can chill out on Isla Holbox, or find nesting turtles on Isla Mujeres. Baja California is the world’s second longest peninsula, stretching for more than 700 miles. Watch migrating whales or descend in a cage to see the teeth of great white sharks. Kayak around Loreto National Park or go deep-sea fishing.
Where to Eat & Drink - One of the great joys of visiting Mexico is its cuisine. It’s a gloriously rich mix, reflecting the cultural influences the country has absorbed throughout its history. Its crispy tacos, mole sauces, and burritos are among just some of the mouthwatering specialties it offers. Antojitos are staples at street stalls across the country. They are best washed down with tequila, mezcal, and pulque - the country’s famous agave-based drinks. For non-alcoholic treats, go for fresh fruit juices, a licuado (smoothie), or an agua fresca (cold drink made from fruit and water). One fun twist on a cerveza is the refreshing michelada: a frozen-cold mug filled with beer, ice, and lime juice, then rimmed with salt and chili powder.
How to Get Here & Getting Around - The quickest and easiest way to get to Mexico is to fly. Many connecting international and domestic flights within Mexico go through Mexico City. Aeromexico, the nation’s largest airline, operates its busiest hub there. You can also get in by boat, where the main ports are in Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, Tampico, and Zihuatanejo. Driving can definitely give you freedom if you love road trips. Drivers crossing the border into Mexico in private or rented cars must be prepared to show necessary documents to obtain a permit.
Mexican cities and towns generally have good public transportation networks, with frequent bus and taxi service around town and to/from intercity bus stations. Still, if you want to make the most of your time and get to see everything along the way, car rentals are available in most in most cities and airports.
When to Go - Mexico is a great destination to visit throughout the year. Along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, the winter months (November to February) are warm and sunny. The summer months (June to August) are very hot and humid with heavy rain showers and the occasional hurricane. The best time to visit is in October and November, where the rains have ended and everything is still green.
Have a specific destination in mind for your Mexican getaway? Go to our Mexico Travel Guide and it will show you specific must-sees and must-dos in popular places within Mexico.