Where to Stay in Tulum, Mexico
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Want to know which are the best hotels on Tulum’s beachy coastline? We tell you where to stay in Tulum to have the most meaningful, sunny trip ever!
TULUM CABANAS ON THE BEACH
Diamante K – rustic cabañas
Set in the extraordinary ecological environment of the Riviera Maya’s ancient jungles, just a few feet from the turquoise expanse of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Diamante K offers travellers, backpackers, vacationers, and tourists alike a spectacularly serene stay. With plush beach cottages and gorgeous traditionally-built bungalows, as well as top-quality dining and even a range of indulgent massage therapies to offer, it’s a haven of rest and relaxation.
We particularly love Diamante K’s balcony views – throw open those French windows, crawl back into bed with a Mexican coffee and feel the cooling ocean breeze on your skin as you take in the sounds of the jungle waking each morning.
Alaya Tulum by Ahau Collection
One of Tulum’s spectacular beach hotels, Alaya sets itself apart from many of its competitors through its ecological approach to business. A proud Green Key partner, sustainability is in Alaya Tulum’s heart. It’s beach cabins are absolutely gorgeous, built using traditional techniques and including some breathtaking Mayan artwork; all just a few feet from the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Enjoy winding staircases, stunning cabin balcony views, and immersion in the area’s unique jungles – oh, and there’s a fantastic feline friend there just waiting to make your acquaintance!
Delek Tulum by Ahau Collection
With deeply stylish rustic interiors, absolutely stunning bathroom suites and a plethora of indigenous Mexican crafts and materials on display, a stay at Delek Tulum gives you a real taste of the local culture – as well as a spectacular beach location!
Their ethos is that their guests are their friends; your stay is an experience, not just a place to hole up for the night. So, if you’re looking to learn about Mexican Mayan culture on your Yucatan trip, this is the place for you.
TULUM BOUTIQUE HOTELS ON THE BEACH
Alma Tulum Hotel Boutique
From its sweetly intimate Corazon (‘heart’) sweet complete with four-poster bed to al fresco dining and a beachfront club, Alma Tulum Hotel Boutique has a little something for everyone. The ocean view restaurant offers a great range of mouth-watering dishes including fresh seafood pasta alongside more traditionally Mexican fare and its club, open for those sun-dappled daylight hours, is a stunning spot to relax and take in the ocean air.
Zamas Hotel 9.0
With colourful interiors and a playful air, Zamas Hotel 9.0 is one of Tulum, Mexico’s best beachfront hotels. We love its refreshing minimalist design, hammock-strewn cabinas, and locally-sourced cuisine, and can’t get enough of the brilliant local musicians serenading diners. The Tulum boutique hotel’s beach-side al fresco area offers events and weddings, too, so it’s a perfect spot for any occasion!
La Valise Tulum 9.5
Another breathtaking example of Tulum’s beach hotels, La Valise Tulum has some of the Caribbean beach’s most spectacularly beautiful rooms to offer vacationers, honeymooners and tourists. Its luxury beachfront master suite and jungle-view rooms are so plushly decorated that you may not want to leave your cozy accommodation – and that’s fine, because just a few feet away from the four-poster lie a picture-perfect plunge pool, cozy hammocks and the boutique hotel’s luxury restaurant!
Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel-Adults Only
If you’re wondering where to stay in Tulum for a romantic getaway, it’s a tough one to answer – but Mi Amor a Colibri, as the name suggests, could be your answer. With a stunning beachside location nestled in serene jungles, luxury spa and outstanding ocean-view fine dining, you could certainly do worse. By day, the views from rooms, beach and relaxation area are picture-perfect and, by evening, romantic lighting sets off the boutique lodge’s reflective pool against the gently lapping Caribbean waves to give a uniquely dreamy atmosphere.
TULUM TREEHOUSE HOTELS
Tulum’s treehouse hotel scene is burgeoning with quirky hideaways, and Azulik offers some of the Caribbean town’s most incredible resting spots. With villas as close to the ocean as it’s possible to be without getting soaked, an awe-inspiring array of international cuisine at the hotel’s picturesque restaurant, and a heart-centered approach to wellness in all its forms, Azulik represents the best of Tulum’s progressive vibe inspired by the Mayan jungles’ culture of traditional healing.
Ikal Tulum Hotel
Tulum, Mexico’s treehouse hotels offer some of the best choices for your next one-of-a-kind vacation. We absolutely adore Ikal Tulum; with its beach club, luxury spa, and private plunge pools, you can’t go far wrong! Ikal is right on the sandy white Caribbean beach, tucked away in the tranquil jungles in easy distance of iconic ocean-view Mayan ruins and, with its treehouses and cabins, is simply one of the coolest Tulum treehouse options.
Mamasan Treehouses & Cabins
TULUM ECO RESORTS ON THE BEACH
Hotel Dos Ceibas Eco Retreat
Sustainable travel isn’t just a buzzword for Castaway with Crystal – it’s at the heart of the way we travel, wherever we are – so we’re thrilled to be able to say that there are some great options among Tulum’s eco resorts. Hotel Dos Ceibas Eco Retreat is one of our favorites; from ocean-view and jungle-lodge rooms featuring traditional Mayan wall paintings to delicious menu options and healing for the mind, body, and earth in the forms of yoga, traditional Mayan dance, and sacred ceremonies, this serene spot really does have it all.
If it’s luxury and peace you’re seeking on your next sustainable travel trip, Habitas is the place to be. This eco hotel in Tulum features a Gram-tastic infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean beach’s turquoise waters, seriously sumptuous day-beds and – best of all – glass-walled tree houses with unsurpassable jungle and sea views. Winding jungle paths connect the beautiful hotel’s yoga and wellness space with its rainforest safari tents, dining room and beach area, giving guests an immersive natural experience for every moment of their stay.
Papaya Playa Project
Simply put, Papaya Playa Project is haven. Hidden in the depths of the jungle on the stunning white sandy Papaya Beach, the Tulum eco resort has gorgeous casas and casitas, a raised relaxation platform looking over the Caribbean Sea and a beautiful unique ‘creative’s playground’. Add in its frequent yoga and wellness classes together with full moon parties and adventure sports offerings, and you’ve got yourself a full package eco-retreat!
BEACH ECO HOTELS TULUM
Nueva vida de Ramiro
With a thesis-length list of environmental and conservation projects to boast, Nueva Vida de Ramiro isn’t just a breathtakingly beautiful Caribbean beach retreat! From sea turtle conservation to coral reef workshops and beach-cleaning drives, this gorgeously-located beachfront hotel is one of the best places to stay in Tulum for the environmentally minded explorer. Ocean-view day beds, casitas nestled between palm trees and delicious local cuisine options in the on-site restaurant are the cherry on the cake for this stunning eco-retreat.
A labour of love, Sanara Tulum was established by two environmentally-aware travellers with the goal to show just how much can be achieved through off-grid energy and collaboration with the local culture. And, with a wellness center inspired by traditional Mayan healing, solar energy and rainwater collection projects in place, and ecologically sensitive building practices used throughout, we’d say they’ve already achieved that goal! The beach-side hotel offers beautiful rooms, stunning scenic views, and luxurious dining options, making it one of our favorite lesser-known Tulum hideaways,
Constructed with respect to local building techniques and using organic and locally-sourced materials, Posada Lamar’s eco-friendly bungalows are a world apart from some of the Riviera Maya’s better-known hotels. The quiet beachside location and jungle garden area offer a wonderfully peaceful getaway and, with the luxurious rooms including beautiful decoration and private hot tubs, there’s no need to for eco-friendly vacationers to compromise on style and comfort.
TULUM CHEAP HOTELS ON THE BEACH
Las Palmas Maya
With colourful decoration denoting the best of Mexican style, comfy hammocks swinging between palms trees, and the glittering Caribbean just a few feet away, Las Palmas Maya has everything you need for a perfect Yucatan holiday. Add in the fact that it’s a frequent travel award winner known for its eco-friendly approach and even has a communal kitchen and on-site breakfast café, and…what more can we say? We can’t believe the prices for what you get at this cheap hotel in Tulum!
Rosa Del Viento
Beach-side daybeds under palm-leaf umbrellas, a raised restaurant offering spectacular sea views, and absolutely gorgeous interior design make Rosa Del Viento one of the best boutique hotels in Tulum. Throw in its insanely low prices, oceanfront and canopy-level room options, and on-site aromatherapy massage options, and it’s not hard to see why we just love this colorful Tulum hotel tucked away on the beautiful Caribbean beach.
While Amansala’s incredibly affordable prices may tell vacation-planners not to expect too much, that couldn’t be further from the truth for this beautiful, peaceful jungle beach hideaway. Right on the stunning Caribbean and featuring gorgeous spaces for yoga and meditation, Amansala offers a wonderful space for couples, groups, and solo travellers to relax and unwind in nature. Get involved with bikini bootcamp classes, experience Mayan soul-healing in the luxury spa or even host your own retreat – however you enjoy your stay at Amansala, you can be sure that it’s one of the best cheap places to stay in Tulum!
TULUM LUXURY HOTELS ON THE BEACH
Be Tulum Beach & Spa Resort
With room designs right out of a glossy magazine, sumptuous suites featuring private plunge pools, canopy-level balcony views, and jungle rooms with luxury private sitting rooms, Be Tulum is a sanctuary of serenity. Traditional Mayan and Mexican cuisine with a modern twist is served in the Tulum boutique hotels’ glamorous al fresco dining area, and its spa has a world-class choice of indigenous Mexican healing options, including massage therapies, cleansing rituals, and soul detox programs. Be Tulum is nestled in a peaceful spot on the Caribbean shore, giving Yucatan vacationers everything they need right on their doorstep.
Can we just say “wow” and leave it at that?! Casa Malca is beyond description. Aladdin’s cave style interiors, jungle- and ocean-view rooms with king-size beds and private balconies, and four (yes, four!) restaurants each offering different mouth-watering cuisine are just a small part of the glorious experience a trip to this Caribbean haven offers you. If you’re looking for one of the best places to stay in Tulum, Mexico, you’ve hit the jackpot with Casa Malca.
TULUM BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Blue Sky Tulum
If it’s pampering and romantic dining you’re after this trip, Blue Sky Tulum might just be the answer to your prayers. Perfectly located for a leisurely visit to Casa Cenote and Cenote Manatee and located right on the stunning Riviera Maya coastline, this beautiful Tulum boutique hotel offers sumptuously decorated suites, beachfront rooms with private balconies, and jungle garden guest rooms. With guest-only ocean docks perfect for whiling away an afternoon and both Xel-Ha Waterpark and the Tulum Mayan Ruins in easy distance, we’re hard pressed to find a reason not stay at Blue Sky Tulum forever!
Prana Boutique Hotel
Not only does Prana Boutique Hotel offer gorgeous minimalist-design rooms and suites with stunning views; guests looking for that extra-special accommodation can opt for a stay in one of the jungle guesthouse’s unique Lotus Belle Tents (we love their cute name!). There’s a cozy restaurant serving local and international cuisine, very pretty relaxation areas including a pool and a firepit and, best of all, on-site bike rentals, making your exploration of the Mayan Ruins, Caribbean beach and rainforest cenotes even simpler.
Checking out the best boutique hotels Tulum? Your shortlist isn’t complete without Una Vida. With elegance and style at the very core of its being, this serene guesthouse is located in a beautifully quiet spot deceptively close to Tulum town’s main street. Una Vida’s gorgeous modern buildings complement its ancient jungle surroundings, and the luxurious pool and beautifully decorated dining area are set off by cozy twinkling lights each evening. Enjoy cocktails and private dining, free bike rental, yoga lessons and luxury massages as part of your stay – we promise you won’t be disappointed!