The 9 best Airbnb in Aldea Zama Tulum

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Aldea Zama is an upscale new neighborhood in Tulum. Located halfway between Tulum Down Town (Pueblo) and the entrance to the beach area of Tulum, this new residential area is a great place to find your temporary (or permanent) home in Tulum, and in this post, I will tell you why and what are the best Airbnb options in Aldea Zama Tulum.


I stayed in Aldea Zama Tulum for about 2 months while I was housesitting, two beautiful cats. I had a bike to move around which was very convenient as walking around in the heat of the most humid months of the year (September and October) would have been impossible.

Aldea Zama Tulum at a Glance

In fact, although Aldea Zama is relatively close to Down Town and the beach you will still need a mean of transportation to get there, be it a bike, a motorcycle, or a car. Otherwise you can always rely on taxis but they are super expensive in Tulum, way above any reasonable fares.

What is Aldea Zama Tulum?

Aldea Zama Tulum is a Residential Area that has been built into what was before a tropical forest full of mangroves and lush vegetation. That is why it sounds a bit ironic when I hear that many ongoing projects are called “Eco Friendly”.

Having said that, it is a very beautiful and relatively safe area where you can find not only exceptional condo hotels with modern design and the classic boho chic Tulum style but also, many nice restaurants, bars, cafes, and boutiques. It’s like a small pretty town within the town, with lots of green and cycling and pedestrian lanes.

Many expatriates bought their homes there, some to live in some others to make an investment and rent it out. In fact, some of the most popular Tulum Airbnb rentals are located in Aldea Zama.

This is an upscale area and prices are the highest in Tulum, but you can also find some relatively affordable deals every now and then.

If you are working from home, wifi in this area is great, but always make sure you ask the home owner before confirming the place.

Best Restaurants and cafe’ in Aldea Zama

  • Safari – awesome laid back outdoor and indoor setting and great taco place
  • Chacabar– Mexican and international cuisine
  • The Pitted Date – vegan restaurant
  • Campanella Cremerie – best ice-cream and Italian pastry

My top favorite Airbnb in Aldea Zama Tulum

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Summer specials! jacuzzi, bikes, wifi

📍 Aldea Zama – Tulum · 3 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲

This lovely 1 bedroom apartment is indeed a deal because besides being beautiful and equipped with great WIFI and a pool, it also comes with bikes, which is perfect to move around and get to the beach without needing a taxi or a car.

The condo complex is very quiet and I know it because I am staying in the very same area, right now.

The only months of the year where you might find lots of noise during January and February. So if you want peace and quiet consider that.

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What some of the previous guests say:

Great place to stay! You can get pretty fast to the center of Tulum using the bikes.”

The apartment is great, all amenities as described and feels more spacious than you see on the photos. Very comfy bed and furniture in general.”

Wonderful and relaxing place. Tucked away from the noise, it’s the perfect place to unwind. Comfy bed, fast wifi, fully stocked, and steps from the pool. Can’t recommend it enough.


Homey 1 Bedroom up to 3 people at Aldea Zama

📍 Aldea Zama – Tulum · 3 guests · 1 bedroom· 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲

Trendy apartment in the heart of Aldea Zama, newly furnished and nicely decorated with local art.

Equipped with the most modern features including:

✔ Smart TV
✔ Wifi
✔ Kitchen equipped with crockery, glassware, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, and blender.

You can also enjoy the pool in the common area.

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What some of the previous guests say:

The apartment is good and has everything that you need to have a good stay. It is not on the beach but is near if you have bicycles or car. There are a lot of nature surrounding there. It is for people that like to be near the nature..”

amazing place and excellent location.”


In the heart of TULUM ALDEA ZAMA BOA I

📍 Aldea Zama – Tulum · 3 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲

Cute little apartment in the heart of Aldea Zama, with a small balcony and a common garden. Perfect for the budget-conscious traveler who doesn’t need much space, but who wants to stay in the fancy neighborhood of Aldea Zama Tulum. At walking distance to local cafes and restaurants.

Equipped with the most modern features including:

✔ Wifi
✔ Kitchen
✔ Washer
✔ Free parking
✔ Working space

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What some of the previous guests say:

Mila’s place is located in the center of the upscale Aldea Zama area. Walking distance to stores, coffee shops, and great restaurants. She is an amazing host and through her, I found amazing yoga and have met lots of new friends.”

I stayed at Mila’s place for about a month and had a great time. The location is in about 5-10 minutes from the ocean and a few minutes from town. Mila was helpful, connected me with a local guide, was prompt in responding. I would stay again.”

Overall, a pleasant stay! Mila is friendly but doesn’t speak much English. The place can be a bit difficult to find – like a lot of Aldea Zama, which is being built up so expect a lot of construction for the near future. There is a water machine outside the block – good location (and the fresh market a few mins walk away). You’re in the jungle so prepare for mosquitos. The WiFi is good whilst it is working, expect a few power cuts – normal for Tulum. There is hot water.


Eco Chic Apartment in the Heart of Aldea Zama

📍 Aldea Zama – Tulum · 3 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Spectacular chic apartment, decorated in the authentic tulum style, minimal, functional and with good taste. At a walking distance from Aldea Zama restaurants and bars. The roof top pool and bar is available for all the guests in the building.

Equipped with the most modern features including:

✔ Wifi
✔ Kitchen
✔ Washer & Drier
✔ TV

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What some of the previous guests say:

Absolutely LOVED staying in Sara’s apartment! Loved the interior design, the comfy beds, the bikes that were included, how clean it was just literally everything about this apartment was so well thought out and perfect. She even included a little notebook filled with tips, information, and phone numbers in case of whatever situation.

Sara’s place was beautiful to stay at! Nice interiors, decorated thoughtfully, and very clean. The kitchen is small but fully stocked with appliances and cookware, perfect for if you want to cook your own meal here and there.”

The Airbnb is in a great location and decorated very well. The host Sara was very responsive and super nice. I loved the 2 balconies in the apartment. The pool area upstairs is also very nice.


STYLISH STUDIO W/ INFINITY POOL & TERRACE ♡

📍 Aldea Zama – Tulum · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

This studio is really tiny, so not suitable for those who love to have lots of space to move around. However, the white furniture and linen make it larger. Also, the lovely terrace with soothing views over the jungle compensates for the lack of internal space. The rooftop terrace and infinity pool are definitely the highlights of this studio. Perfect for a solo traveler

The main facilities include

✔ Wifi
✔ Kitchen
✔ A/C
✔ TV
✔ Elevator

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What some of the previous guests say:

Highly recommend. Great WiFi. Very comfy apartment. I felt very at home here and glad I chose this place The owner took really good care of me when there was a hurricane.

Brand new and sparkling clean. Bed and linens were super comfortable, A/C was awesome, the patio was lovely. The building is very quiet (despite facing the street) and the rooftop pool was clean and usually empty! Bathrooms on the roof also very convenient”.

Ceci’s place was better than expected! The apartment is in a new building, so everything is impeccably clean and well-maintained. We arrived before our check-in time, but Ceci allowed us to leave our bags at the front desk and make use of the beautiful rooftop pool. Bikes are available for rent, which makes getting into town super easy and convenient (about 10 min into town, 20 min to the beach). .


BRAND NEW IN TULUM’S BEST AREA! + GYM

📍 Aldea Zama – Tulum · 3 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Spectacular spacious world-class apartment with everything you can dream of. Modern and chic furnishings, artisanal decorations, and local wood finishings. A private plunge pool in the backyard with access from the living room and the bedroom. The sofa’ in the living room becomes a spare futon bed. The rooftop infinity pool with stunning views over the jungle and sunsets is the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a difficult day on the beach 🙂

NOTE: The property has a partnership with Papaya Playa Beach Club, which grants 25% discount per person on minimum consumption and a sunbed to the guests, previous reservation in advance through us (subject to availability). Minimum consumption depends on the season. Please your host, Stefania, for prices.

The main facilities include

✔ WIFI
✔ Kitchen
✔ A/C
✔ TV
✔ POOL
✔ DEDICATED WORKSPACE
✔ FREE PARKING
✔ GYM

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What some of the previous guests say:

My boyfriend and I fell completely in love with our stay at this gorgeous, designer beach home. Stefania was a lovely host and gave us some great recommendations of some local bars and restaurants, and helped us rent bikes and schedule an amazing eco-tour we will never forget

We loved our stay here. It’s an apartment complex equidistant from town and the beach, the apartment itself is spacious for two, a great little private pool, very stylish. But Stefania is the key! She’s such an amazing host, connected us to more things than we could possibly do, had us eating great food, and connected to lovely local people for transport and experiences. The place alone would have been amazing, but Stefania will turn your Tulum stay into something really memorable.”.

I believe I was the first guest to stay in this new listing. Since the moment I made my reservation I felt taken care of by Stefania, she was kind and contacted me quickly to help me set up transportation from the airport and back, also provided me with useful information for my stay regarding local tips and how to avoid tourist traps, which there are a lot of in Tulum. The place is spectacular, with designer furniture, wooden accents, very stylish from top to bottom. Clean and minimalistic, but at the same time cozy.


Boho-chic apartment with private rooftop and swimming pool

📍 Aldea Zama – Tulum · 2 guests · 2 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

AIRBNB PLUS – This spectacular apartment is the quintessence of Tulum boho-chic style. Every little detail is thoughtfully arranged to create the most elegant ambiance. Shades of grey combined with raw wood, design lamps, and minimal design create a sort of romantic feel and yet functional space. The rooftop pool and lounges, which seem to be the signature feature of every luxury condo in Tulum, are perfect for a relaxing evening watching the sunset.

✔ Wifi
✔ Kitchen
✔ A/C
✔ TV
✔ Elevator

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What some of the previous guests say:

We had a great stay! The apartment is exactly as described, it was spotless, the communication was very good with the host. The location is very convenient, beautifully decorated, loved the private terrace with the pool and the jungle view. You will have everything you need at the apartment for a pleasant stay and to cook if you feel like it. We will definitely stay here again!

The property will exceed your expectations in too many ways to describe. This place was amazing!! the private terrace will blow you away with its jungle view It was very clean and filled with everything you could possibly need. The location was great and quiet. Everything is nearby 5-10 minutes away. Amazing, the central location and communication were wonderful. Will definitely be back!

This apartment is absolutely wonderful. The view from the rooftop, the bed and soaking pool on the roof, the balcony, all looking out on the jungle, but in a safe, clean, and a modern enclave of the town. Each room had a/c and big comfy beds, full kitchen. We were so happy to have stayed here.


Deluxe Roof Garden suite w/private jacuzzi

📍 Aldea Zama – Tulum · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Keep in mind that this is only a bedroom without a kitchen. It’s perfect if you don’t have any intention to cook and rather explore the delicious restaurants in Tulum. This would be my favorite place for a short stay. The rooftop private space and plunge pool is just spectacular, a cozy nest where to relax and enjoy the view in peace and tranquility. The room is artsy and spacious.

✔ Wifi
✔ A/C
✔ Security Camera on property
✔ free parking space
✔ dedicated workspace

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What some of the previous guests say:

Great space, the hot tub is a nice touch to the room. Centrally located in Aldea Zama, quiet area and great staff on the premises.

I had a great stay here and loved the hot tub outside! The host was also always very quick to respond as well. The only complaint that I have was that the shower did not get warm so we were taking cold showers all week 🙁 But other than that I had a very pleasant stay!”.

Lovely place in a good location. Good value for the price. If you have an extended stay, you will likely want to ask to have the room cleaned after a few days as the ceiling drops dust into the room over time. The outdoor jacuzzi is a bonus but could be a little cleaner.


Brisa Azul TOP / Jacuzzi Privado /

📍 Aldea Zama – Tulum · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

This charming apartment, nicely decorated in perfect harmony with the surrounding jungle, is furnished with natural materials such as wood and rhinestones and some modern touches of steel and glass. There are only 10 apartments in the building to allow an intimate and quiet atmosphere. But the real plus is the outdoor private terrace and plunge pool with Jacuzzi, where you can relax and enjoy your private space in peace and tranquillity.

Also, you will have a free bike to use for your entire stay.

✔ Wifi
✔ TV
✔ kitchenette (not a full kitchen)
✔ POOL

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What some of the previous guests say:

This is a great place. 10/10 would highly recommend..

Wow! What a nice little space to have to yourself. The building is super secure, and the attendants are friendly. The private patio was perfect! Very private and very comfortable.”.

The apartment is great! Easy check-in process, stylish and large outdoor space, comfortable & large bedroom. The kitchenette is a bit small if you like to cook and there is no living room, but the outdoor space makes up for it.


Aldea Zama map

I hope this post was helpful to learn more about the best Airbnb homes in Aldea Zama and how convenient the area is. The only disadvantage, if we need to find one, is that you will need a mean of transportation to move around, but to be honest you would need it from anywhere because as you might have noticed, in Tulum the beach is separated from the main town and the other places to visit in Tulum. Aldea Zama is located in a very strategic location at an equal distance for everything.

Please if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!


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