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Top 19 Tulum Airbnb & beautiful rentals for your Tulum trip

A thorough guide to the best vacation rentals and Airbnb in Tulum for your next trip to this unique Mexican destination. Exquisite Tulum vacation rentals with great decor, the top modern facilities in the best locations in Tulum for any budget and style.


Getting to Mexico nowadays is very easy as there are no entry restrictions other than the usual immigration policy that depends on each country of origin. Tourists and digital nomads have been flocking to Tulum to get away from the stressful city life and enjoy the beach, sun, and jungle vibes.

Although Tulum is popular for the spectacular resorts on the beach, staying in an Airbnb in Mexico has become more and more popular, and especially in Tulum, where there has been an explosion of condos and villas in the most exclusive areas of this so talked about Mexican beach resort.

In this post, I am sharing my top Airbnb Tulum choice and other stunning apartments available on Booking.com, my favorite platform.

I have selected the best property for each area in Tulum with a brief description of the area itself so you can decide which one is best for your vacation in Tulum depending on your priorities. Whether you are organizing a short itinerary in Tulum or a long stay, getting your own temporary home rather than a hotel can be a great way to save money or live like a local in comfort.

Read also: How to get from Cancun to Tulum


In a hurry? Check out the guests top choice homes in Tulum

TULUM BEACH AREA – Tropical Sun room with pool – a spectacular boho-chic apartment at a few steps from the beach in the peaceful Tulum Jungle.

ALDEA ZAMA TULUMDelightful PH in Bajo Cielo – Gorgeous penthouse 1 bedroom with private rooftop and swimming pool.

LA VELETAAparthotel Panacea – Beautiful apartments in the middle of nature with elegant decor, in a tranquil condo with free pool access.


Tulum – Digital Nomads Preferred Destination

Tulum is indeed one of the preferred destinations for digital nomads in Mexico, together with Playa del Carmen.

I would rather say a high-end digital nomads destination, for the high cost of living if you compare to other Mexican cities. However, besides its glamour and charm, Tulum is in great demand among tourists and nomads alike, for the amazing beach, the number of things to do in Tulum, and surroundings the world-class culinary scene and stunning hotels, among all.

Needless to say, I was happy to be back in one of my favorite places in Mexico. I came back to Tulum after a year of absence because I found an awesome housesitting opportunity and I will be here for a month looking after two adorable kittens (1-year-old brothers) in a cozy 2 bedroom apartment in Aldea Zama.

Although I know Tulum very well it’s nice to be back and check out the latest additions, new restaurants, and hotels, check out the beach, and the sargasso situation so that I can share the updates with you.

It will be an interesting month as I am also meeting new people and rebonding with old acquaintances and friends.

Having said that let’s move on to finding the best Airbnb in Tulum and Tulum vacation rentals.

Airbnb in Tulum Beach

Tulum beach area is the most demanded and coolest place to be in Tulum if you wish to stay away from the crowds and the only noise you will hear will be from the ocean crashing over the white sand and the rustling of the lush tropical jungle in your backyard.

Tulum coastline is a little less of 30 km long if you count from Tulum archeological site to the entrance of Sian Ka’an biosphere.

Despite the latest growth in the number of hotels and restaurants, the original Tulum vibe has been pretty much preserved, with the original vintage look of design boutique hotel, boho fashion shops, and trendy restaurants. 

You might want to check my guide to the Boho chic Tulum to get a better idea of what I am talking about. 

If you are staying on the beach you have everything you need there, white sand, blue ocean and stunning hotels, and restaurants.

Tulum Airbnbs on the beach are new additions and I can’t wait to try one myself. Waking up from home and dip your toes in the sand is priceless.

Mind though that if you are a digital nomad and need to work, the beach area is not the ideal place to find fast internet.

Now the situation has improved but you should ask about the WIFI before booking.

I would always do that, but especially here.

4 Tropical sun-room – two min. walk to the beach

📍 Tulum Beach · 2 guests · studio · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Fantastic studio located at the far end of the beach road surrounded by a spectacular lush jungle at a two-minute walk from the Tulum beach.

This beautiful romantic space is decored in the real Tulum boho style, with stone walls and ethnic wooden decorations in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. The hosts, Daisy and Jose, will do their best to make you feel at home.

The place is equipped with a kitchenette and working space and guests say the WIFI is great, which is surprising news as normally in this remote area it’s kind of cranky.

It’s one of the cheapest and nicest places I have ever seen in Tulum, great value for money even if you don’t have a sea view.


Pal Mar Glamtainer Tulum

📍 Tulum Beach · 2 guests · studio · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

This is a tiny studio of only 14m2 suitable for a single person or a very close couple. 🙂 No kitchen so guests need to dine out or take away and eat on the dining table available in the garden.

It’s located in a strategical position at a few steps from the beach and close to the best restaurants and a supermarket.

What previous guests said:

“I loved the room. The beach across the street was incredible! Great value for my money.” 

“Super cool little spot and great if you are planning on staying in the resort area of Tulum.” 

“I liked the design and was pleasantly surprised by how nice the interior and bathroom were. Mini fridge was great to have too.”


Romantic Beachfront Bungalow with Infinity Pool

📍 Tulum Beach · 2 guests · studio · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

The perfect studio right on the beach, intimate and cozy with everything you need to isolate yourself from the world and enjoy the sweeping views of the ocean.

Located in the very far end of the beach road, you can find great restaurants at walking distance.

Because the bungalow is part of a hotel you get to enjoy a continental breakfast that is available daily and offered as a courtesy.

Read more and check availability on VRBO


Tulum Tree House by the beach and eco friendly

This eco-cabana has been ethically and sustainably built with locally sourced materials, including bamboo and hemp. Solar power is used to provide energy, offering a low environmental impact.
The best way to live in harmony with the beauty of the natural environment that surrounds you in Tulum.

Located on Tulum Beach but not on the beach itself, just accross the road on the Jungle edge.

 ✔ Balcony
✔ Stove & fridge
✔ Sustainably built using local materials and renewable energy
✔ Beach just crossing the street
✔ Private entrance

Book it on Airbnb


The best homes for rent in Aldea Zama

Aldea Zama is a new fancy neighborhood carved through the jungle that separates the downtown area (El Pueblo) from the beach area.

It is a maze through lush vegetation with lop luxury and design condo scattered around and a nice commercial area that is growing fast with restaurants and a shady cycling trail that connects it all.

If you shut down your responsible-and-nature-conscious-self it is a spectacular project indeed.

This is actually where I am staying right now while housesitting and I find it a very convenient location at only 10 minutes bike ride from the main store or down town and at the same distance from the beach.

Mind though that you would either need to use taxis or your own way of transportation, such a bike or scooter, or a car of course.

This is an upscale area and prices are the highest in Tulum. Just so you know. But if you are working from home wifi here is great.

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


Delightful PH in Bajo Cielo

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

A fancy penthouse marketed as a romantic couple getaway, but I would totally enjoy it on my own as well. Can you imagine the private rooftop with a swimming pool all for yourself?

The place is equipped with the most modern facilities and super cool wooden decorations and furniture in perfect Tulum style.


Casa Waah

📍 Aldea Zama – Tulum · APART HOTEL with different options ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

Beautiful apart-hotel in the exclusive neighborhood of Aldea Zama Tulum. You can choose among different options of size and prices depending on your needs. All the apartments offer world-class amenities and Spacious rooms and high-end finishing, balconies embraced by a soothing jungle for a tranquil stay in the upscale neighborhood of Aldea Zama Tulum.

See more rental options in Aldea Zama Tulum


Alux Jungle Flat

One of the new addition in Aldea Zama, this elegant apartment features modern architecture with a distinct Mayan influence, from hanging chili peppers to macrame wall art and natural stone. It’s surrounded by a lush vegetation for total privaci.

It’s suitable for a maximum of 4 people – please mind that one bedroom has bunk beds. However the modest price makes it perfect for a single or couple.


Alexa Luxury Penthouse | Private Pool | Essentia

Spectacular modern and spacious apartment with a rustic feel and equipped with the finest amenities and linen. It’s decorated with a minimalist style in mind and attention to every single detail.

The private rooftop terrace with a pool offers magnificent views of the jungle while the spacious interiors include a fully equipped kitchen. Included you will also have access to the Ikal Beach Club.

Remote workers will find this home a perfect space to focus and get things done in tranquillity with High-speed WiFi and a dedicated workspace.

Also among the other amenities:

  • Smart home devices
  • Sanitary Kit
  • Professional cleaning
  • Equipped kitchen (variations apply)
  • Keyless access
  • Spa-grade towels
  • TV & Chromecast

Luxury Tulum vacation rentals in La Veleta luxury neighborhood

This is one of the first fancy neighborhoods just outside downtown Tulum that started to flourish a few years ago and now thriving with more and more fancy apartments, hotels, and restaurants and yet maintaining the Tulum vibes.

Here you can find not only spectacular luxury condo apartments and villas but also interesting yoga places, restaurants, and, my favorite, the Gipsy market a paradise for vegans and organic-products-freaks, a sort of jewelry for healthy stuff.

It’s a little secluded and relatively far from everything else in Tulum and yet at an easy reach (although they are building a road that gets you directly to the beach). That’s why the rates for luxury apartments are incredibly cheap.

Aparthotel panacea Tulum

This spectacular apart-hotel is located in a new side of the high-end neighborhood of La Veleta. You will be in awe from the stylish entrance and the reception entrance where you can admire the vintage look of the surrounding and some trendy unique pieces of clothing on sale. The reception opens up into a manicured garden with two pools and sunbeds for the guests´ use.

The apartments are available in different sizes and prices and all are equipped with a kitchenette or a kitchen, a patio WIFI, and are nicely decorated with local ethnic art.

It’s a peaceful oasis in Tulum.


Sonido del Mar Aparthotel and Yoga Loft

📍 La Veleta – Tulum · 1-2 guests · 1 bedroom· 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Sonido del mar is a cute little property that offer cozy mini apartment around a beautiful garden and a pool. The hotel cafe offers delicious home made delicacies A yoga loft is available for the guests and external customer for yoga and meditation classes.

It’s located in the main road of Le Veleta. Great reviews.


Super cozy and private bungalow in the jungle

📍 La Veleta – Tulum · 1-2 guests · 1 bedroom· 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

This cozy place is exactly what I would choose for myself as a solo traveler.
I love the grey cemented floor and the colorful rugs as decorative details that separate the bedroom from the kitchen. It gives a warm homey feeling.

The pool surrounded by the lush vegetation is definitely a great plus.

A/C and WIFI and a full equipped kitchen complete the perfect spot.

Read more and check availability on VRBO


Los Amigos apartments La Veleta Tulum

La Veleta – Tulum · 1-4 guests Aparthotel ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

 One of the best sellers in Tulum!

Beautiful modern aparthotel offering apartments of different sizes and prices, in the heart of La Veleta.

The accommodations feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units include a terrace and/or balcony with garden views. There is also a kitchen, fitted with an oven and microwave. A toaster, a refrigerator, and a stovetop are also provided, as well as a coffee machine.


Halaken condo apartment Tulum

A brand new modern condo in the heart of La Veleta Tulum, that has just opened doors to style-conscious travelers looking for a homey place where to spend a short vacation or a long workation in the trendy Tulum.

This stylish condo offers a spacious living room and kitchen with a veranda with a private pool, a garden, and free private parking.


Airbnb Apartment in Downtown Tulum

Downtown Tulum is where everything happens, except for the beach.

If a few years ago only on the main road you could see a few restaurants and coffee shops (my favorite) now the small rustic town of Tulum is brimming with fancy places, all in the perfect Tulum style where to hang out.

Vegan restaurants, bars, and interesting shops are scattered around the entire town, not just the main road. You can safely walk around at night (on the main roads) as it’s always very much populated with locals, expatriates, and tourists mingling and having fun.

Coco Village – Tulum center

📍Tulum Centro – Tulum · 1-4 guests · aparthotel ⭐⭐⭐- 💲💲💲

Coco Village is a beautiful Aparthotel surrounded by a lush garden, offering an oasis of peace in the heart of Tulum downtown.

Each spacious unit offers different layouts and prices depending on how many rooms are needed. A refreshing pool is available for the guests’ use as well.

The property has a private beach area at Coco Tulum, the sister property on the beach.


Apartments Ki’imak – Tulum center

📍Tulum Centro – Tulum · 1-4 guests · Aparthotel ⭐⭐⭐- 💲💲💲

Apartments Ki’imak Tulum are located in the heart of Tulum downtown, close to restaurants, bars, and local shops. If you rented a car (which is very much recommended) you can use the free private parking available on site.

You can choose among different types of units of different sizes and prices. Each unit has its own private bathroom with a bath or shower and free toiletries. Towels and bed linen are provided.


Apartment Jellyfish at Casa Nerubia

📍Tulum Centro – Tulum · 1-2 guests · 1 bedroom· 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐- 💲💲

A cozy colorful apartment in a tranquil Mexican neighborhood in Tulum Centro at a walking distance from all the bars and restaurants and by the main road, but yet quiet and peaceful.

Equipped with modern facilities and nicely decorated with love and care.

Read more and check availability on VRBO


Jungle Lofts by Simply Comfort Tulum Centre Rooftop Patio & Pool 

Artsy one and two-bedroom apartments lovely decorated with bright murals and local furniture. The spacious rooftop terrace and pool are a lovely touch to relax at the end of the day while watching the sun, setting over the jungle.

The air-conditioned units are furnished with parquet floors and feature a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, wardrobe, a living room, an equipped kitchen, patio, and views over the garden. There is seating and a dining area in all units.


Tulum Nah apartments

Tulum Nah Apartments offer a strategic location right between Tulum Down Town and the road to the beach, very easy to get to both sites. Previous guests are raving and the great wifi and the kindness of the hosts.

Although the WIFI is free, the linen and towels have an extra charge, which is kind of odd. So make sure you ask about the extra cost before booking.


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