Unveiling the Secrets: Tips for Finding the Perfect Accommodation in Baja California Sur

Planning a trip to the stunning Baja California Sur? One of the crucial elements in ensuring a memorable experience is finding the perfect accommodation.

While popular platforms like Airbnb and Booking.com are go-to choices, there are hidden gems and local websites (like ours!) that can offer optimum pricing and unique options. In this article, we’ll guide you through some tips to find the ideal place to stay in this beautiful region.
 

1. Explore Local Websites: Trip&homes.com

 

While Airbnb and Booking.com are household names, exploring local websites can uncover hidden treasures. Trip&homes.com is one such platform that specializes in accommodations in Baja California Sur, the Mayan Riviera. This local touch can provide a more authentic experience, connect you with services and unique activities during your stay, and sometimes even better pricing than international platforms.

 

Subscribe to the Trip&homes newsletter in advance of your planned vacation to be informed of special offers and discounts on their numerous accommodations (Subscription button found at the bottom of their homepage). 

 
desert and ocean view from a bedroom with ceiling to floor windows

Bedroom view of the glistening sea beyond the desert, and your own private pool. A gem only found on the local website,Trip&homes.com

 

2. Diversify Your Searches on Airbnb and Booking.com

 

While these platforms are widely used, don’t limit yourself to the first few listings. Use different filters, sort by reviews, and consider accommodations that might be slightly away from the main tourist areas for a more tranquil experience. Sometimes, the perfect spot is not the first one you see.

 

3. Google Maps: Your Secret Weapon

 
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Photo by Yucel Moran on Unsplash

Google Maps is not just for navigation; it’s a powerful tool for finding accommodations. Enter your desired location and zoom in to explore different options. Click on the pins to view details and reviews. Once you find a promising place, use the accommodation’s name to conduct a more detailed search. Check if they have a website, and cross-reference their direct pricing against the international platforms. 

 

4. Consider Vacation Rentals from Locals

 
Wood sign with "Hello neighbor, come on in" letter print.

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Engage with the local community by considering vacation rentals directly from homeowners. This can often lead to a more personalized experience, and you might get insider tips on the best places to visit or eat. Look for local classifieds or community groups on the various social media platforms where homeowners list their properties. 

 

Here in La Paz, two popular options on Facebook are “Rentals by owner in La Paz” and “La Paz Ex-Pats Home Rentals”. Both have multiple new posts a day and a community of people happy to answer questions, such as which neighbourhood might be best for your needs, or what local events are happening during your stay. These groups are a good resource for both short and long-term vacationers.

 

5. Book in Advance, But Be Flexible

 
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Securing your accommodation in advance is advisable, especially during peak seasons. However, being flexible with your travel dates can open up more options. Mid-week stays or adjusting your arrival and departure dates by a day or two might result in better pricing or availability.

 

6. Read Reviews Thoroughly

 

Whether you’re using international platforms or local websites, reading reviews is crucial. Pay attention to recent reviews over dated ones, and look for patterns in feedback. This will give you insights into the cleanliness, amenities, and overall experience provided by the accommodation.

 

Finding the perfect accommodation in Baja California Sur requires a blend of traditional and unconventional methods. While platforms like Airbnb and Booking.com offer convenience, exploring local websites like Trip&homes.com and engaging with the community can unveil hidden gems and provide a more authentic experience.

 

By diversifying your search and being open to various options, you’ll not only find the ideal place to stay but also enhance your overall travel experience in this captivating region.

 

Happy travels!

 
 

By: The Trip&homes Team

 

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