What to Consider When Choosing a Luxury Villa in Mexico

When it comes to choosing a luxury villa for your Mexican vacation, the number of possibilities can be daunting.

Yes, Villa X has a gorgeous, glassy infinity pool with eye-wateringly beautiful vistas over the Caribbean Sea, but Villa Y has a beach-side yoga studio covered by a stunning palapa with views over the jungle canopy. Yes, the pain is real.

To help you pick the perfect villa, here are six things that you should consider when choosing a luxury villa in Mexico.


Six things to think about

Vacation goals

Head to Cancun for white-sand beaches

The first thing you need to consider is what type of holiday you would like to have. If you want to rejuvenate your body and mind while enjoying icy margaritas on a white-sand beach, then you’ll need somewhere by the coast — Cancun and Playa del Carmen villas are great for this.

But, if you’re looking for a culture-filled getaway in a chic metropolis, then you might want to consider Mexico City with its grand architecture and abundant museums. Chat with your group to find out what they want too. If you discover that some people want the beach life, while others are looking for culture, Tulum is your perfect destination with its aquamarine seas and ancient Maya ruins.


Local activities


The Yucatan peninsula offers the chance to swim in cenotes

Plenty of our guests prefer to spend their vacation inside the walls of their villa complex (and who could blame them?). But if you’d like to venture a bit further afield, then make sure to take a look at what the local area offers.

If you’d like some local knowledge, Villas by Journey Mexico’s parent company, Journey Mexico, can organize end-to-end luxury tours, taking in the country’s must-visit attractions and lesser-known gems. With years of experience in the industry, they have the knowledge and connections to build a truly unforgettable vacation.



Once you’ve settled on a location, you can start to narrow down the villas in that area. There are several ways to do this, but an easy method is by budget. Decide on the amount of money you are willing to spend and dismiss the ones that fall outside your limits.

Villas by Journey Mexico has an easy-to-use slider on which you can set your upper and lower limits, but you can also sort villas in price order.

Do note that rental prices will fluctuate throughout the year, so you might be able to snap up a good price if you’re flexible with your dates.



Villa Mandarinas in Puerto Vallarta has its own yoga studio

It’s the special touches that separate a good villa from a great one, and often that comes down to what amenities they have. Our villa portfolio includes everything from in-house spas and yoga studios to wrap-around infinity pools and private beaches. It’s up to you to decide which appeals most, but be on the lookout for those extra-special touches.

Additionally, if you want the VIP life, Villas by Journey Mexico has many properties that come with staff such as a chef, housekeeper, or waiters.


Hidden extras

Our villas’ dazzling infinity pools and luxurious hot tubs may catch the eye, but you should also consider the less-obvious benefits. If a villa is nestled within a private, gated enclave, then you may receive access to the community’s wider facilities.

Guests staying in luxury villas in Punta Mita and Los Cabos, for example, can benefit from access to private beach clubs, world-class golf courses, and increased security.


Special offers

Finally, make sure to look out for any special offers or last-minute deals. Head over to our special offers page for our latest promotions which include free nights and up to 30% off.


If you want an easy and quick way to find your perfect Mexican villa, send your details to us using our trip planner. With our in-depth knowledge of the luxury Mexican villa industry, we can get back to you quickly with some ideal options.