The host - Abundio - and his wife Beatriz were very kind and helpful. Beatriz picked us up at the Airport, otherwise we never would have found it. The area is strictly residential with a lot of dogs barking and roosters crowing. The busses are cheap (8 pesos each way to Cancun Centro, plus another 10.50 each way to the Hotel Zone) but usually overcrowded. The neighborhood is safe but the stairway leading to the upstairs bedroom and bathroom (no tub, only shower) was unsafe. The cable TV was usually dysfunctional. All in all, it was O.K.
When we decided to visit Cancun, priority #1 was to avoid the hotel zone and try to see Cancun in a way most tourist do not. That led us to Abundio through Airbnb. We spent the nights of June 4 to June 8, 2014 and could not have enjoyed our experience more. Adundio is a wonderful host. He met us at the bus station, took us to some eateries patronized by locals, helped us arrange our rental car, and showed us around town. He lives just upstairs so he is accessible and willing to help at any time.
The house is in a modest but very friendly neighborhood. It is just across the street from a market and a an elderly woman who will do your laundry for extremely reasonable prices. We were able to see Cancun the way it is lived by the locals: we ate at their restaurants, bought from their fruit stands, mingled in their street markets, and tried our best to appreciate their culture. Through all of that, Abundio was like a trusted friend.
The house is spacious. Wifi works great, the AC in the bedroom is awesome, you have access to Netflix, etc, the place is clean and charming. We highly recommend you rent from Abundio if you want to see and learn about the real Cancun. We will certainly rent from him again if we ever get back.
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