Vacation rentals in Cuernavaca

Vacation rentals in Cuernavaca

Vacation rentals in Cuernavaca

An underrated vacation destination

Cuernavaca is a hidden gem just a short drive south of Mexico City. It’s the capital of the state of Morelos and sits near the Tepozteco Mountains. The charming, quaint city offers fresh air, stunning architecture, an abundance of green gardens, and pedestrian-friendly streets. Before heading to one of the more popular vacations destinations in Mexico, you may want to consider Cuernavaca for its laid-back atmosphere, calm environment, and authentic Mexican culture. The town has a variety of accommodations to choose from and interesting activities for all types of travelers.

Your perfect Cuernavaca vacation rental

There is a spectrum of varying rentals in Cuernavaca for every type of traveler. Choose from accommodations that come equipped with private gardens, luxurious jacuzzis, swimming pools, and lovely balcony views. Spacious accommodations are available for large groups and families. The vast majority of rentals in the city come equipped with modern amenities and conveniences, such as high-speed internet, washing machines, and air conditioning. Pet-friendly rentals are available for travelers coming with their pets.

Vacations in Cuernavaca

The area and getting around

An accessible city

At just 40 miles away, Cuernavaca is one of the easiest destinations to reach from Mexico City. You can take a public or 1st class bus directly from Mexico City International Airport to Cuernavaca. The fastest option is to take a taxi or a private shuttle directly to Cuernavaca. You can also rent a car to drive yourself, but just be aware that this option isn’t highly recommended, since driving through Mexico City can be challenging if you aren’t familiar with the city.

Getting around Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca is considered a walkable city since the majority of the main points of interest are near each other or in the city center. Taxis are a cheap and reliable way of getting around, but it helps if you speak a bit of Spanish, since most drivers will only speak minimal English. Public transportation is the cheapest way of getting around the city, with public buses available around the clock.

Travelers and activities

Cuernavaca for couples

Cuernavaca offers a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere for couples to relax and recharge together. Start your day at one of the best coffee shops in the city, Coffee Fauna. The artsy café is known for serving some of the most delicious coffee and food around town, with top-rated service to boot. Stroll hand-in-hand with your significant other through the many green gardens throughout the city. Be sure to check out the gardens and exhibits at Museo Morelense de Arte Contemporaneo Juan Soriano, a contemporary art museum in the city center. Here you can browse different mediums of modern art, including a sculpture wing, paintings, and more.

Cuernavaca for families

Traveling as a family to Cuernavaca offers a cultural and fun experience for everyone. Head to the Catedral de la Asunción to see the well-preserved 16th-century church, one of the oldest churches in the Americas. There are actually three historical churches in the same plaza that you can explore. You can hire a tour guide to show you around and tell you the full history of the buildings. Take the whole family to breakfast at Cafe Colbri, one of the top-rated cafés and breakfast spots in the city where you can enjoy delicious food, coffee, and crêpes!

Cuernavaca is known as “the land of eternal spring” because of its temperate year-round climate.

Top 5 travel tips in Cuernavaca

1. Visit ancient Aztec ruins

While in Cuernavaca, you won’t want to miss out on the ancient Aztec city, Xochicalco. The well-maintained site dates back to 650 B.C. The ruins are huge and contain several temples, an acropolis, and several observatories. There’s a museum onsite as well. It’s recommended to do a tour with a guide so that you can learn all about the rich history of the grounds.

2. Garden Borda Cultural Center

These vast 18th-century gardens are home to a rich history and beautiful, lush surroundings. You can spend a couple of hours strolling around the peaceful gardens or relaxing at one of the designated sitting areas. There are frequent exhibitions held here where you can learn about relevant historical events of the area.

3. Palacio de Cortes

This 16th-century palace is home to a fascinating history. The architecture of the building is worth the visit alone with its elegant details, and it was constructed entirely from volcanic rock. Inside, you can find several exhibits with historical and educational artifacts, as well as an impressive collection of Diego Rivera murals.

4. Dine at Casa Manzano Restaurante

This boutique restaurant serves some of the best cuisine in the city and is known for its beautiful ambience. Sit among plants, flowers, birds, and plenty of natural sunlight as you enjoy authentic Mexican dishes. There are plenty of vegetarian and healthy options. The restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

5. Brush up on your Spanish skills at the Spanish Language Institute (ASLI)

Taking a trip to Mexico is an excellent opportunity to learn a bit of Spanish, or to advance your existing Spanish skills. This top-rated Spanish school offers day courses, as well as a variety of other customized approaches to help you learn Spanish. The professional teachers and staff have a fantastic reputation for helping their students effectively learn the language. Day courses and hourly courses are available.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Cuernavaca

How much did it cost for a vacation rental in Cuernavaca last year?

Based on last year, Cuernavaca had an average price of $222 per night, a relatively high one for a city in Mexico.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

If you want to save as much as possible during your visit to Cuernavaca, go there in February ($197 per night on average), March ($207), or June ($216), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Cuernavaca go up the most?

Last year, the month that had the highest annual average in Cuernavaca was January, with an average price of $232 per night. This was followed by November, with an average of $231, and then September, with $230.

Should I plan a trip to Cuernavaca well in advance?

Here, last-minute travelers are welcome, since the average availability in Cuernavaca is 62%, which is above average for Mexico, based off last year.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Cuernavaca are August (the average amount of properties that are available reached 69% of the total last year), September (68%), and February (68%).

During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

Vacation rentals in Cuernavaca reach their peak in demand in June, with an availability rate of 53%. The second most requested month is December, with 54%, and the third is January with 58%. However, there is no need to worry because even during the months with the least availability the average is 55%. So you will have no trouble finding your dream vacation rental no matter the time of year.

How many rentals are there in Cuernavaca?

Holidu offers around 290 properties in Cuernavaca from 5 different partners, so find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We have everything you need!

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