Where to stay in Tulum


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Deciding where to stay in Tulum can be a hard choice. The hotel offer is broad and diverse, each property with its own personality. I am really fascinated by the peculiar style and how everyone’s creativity manifested at its best! It was a pleasure for me visiting all the different places and appreciate their fancy furnitures and welcoming service. As the offer is so huge I couldn’t really see them all.   Here, I have selected a few for you, according to my taste and I have classified them by category and location so as to make it easier for you to browse and chose your favourite. I will add more as I get to know them. I hope you will find it useful. I am might be missing some lovely property please feel free to write in the comments below if you think I should add any other hotels.. 😉




View from the Balcony of a suite – Photo courtesy of Villa las Estrellas

If I am being honest this is one of my favourite spots in Tulum. Something has to do with the special “vibes” , a special energy that you feel when you are there which  adds up to the indisputable beauty of the rooms, the attention to every details and the delicate taste in every aspect of the decorations and service. Not to mention the delicious cuisine that skilfully mixes the Italian traditions with Mexican flavours.  Click here for more.


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Arena Suite @ Nomade Tulum– Photo Courtesy Nomade Tulum

The stunning creative hotel offers multicultural architecture in an elegant style. You will be mesmerised by the beauty of every little detail of your room, not to mention the sophisticated restaurant with international flavours presented in artistically-prepared dishes. A special focus is given to vegan cuisine and healthy leaving, although no worries, your favourite cocktails will be served all day and night.

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Photo courtesy of Sanara

A new fancy property with minimalistic architecture; essentially chic, it gives a relaxing and sophisticated atmosphere. One of its main features is the refined gourmet vegan menu and the best yoga space ever, overlooking the stunning beach of Tulum; an ideal place to take care of yourself, both inside and out.

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Suite Casa Malca – Photo Courtesy Casa Malca

I am not sure I will be able to do it justice in my description of the beauty of this work of art, which showcases the best of contemporary art in every little detail of the 35 rooms, the sophisticated public areas, and the roof-top bar from where you have a 360- degree view. The fact that the owner is Lio Malca, an affirmed name in the contemporary art world, whose important projects have included the launch of retrospectives at New York’s Whitney Museum, explains where such superb and elegant taste originates. The architects gained the credit to be able to merge different worlds, contemporary art, the finest amenities, an overwhelming jungle, outstanding beach and the multiple shades ocean, into a relaxed and cozy atmosphere of laid-back luxury. Seemingly impossible, but they made it happen. As they mention on the web site, “Casa Malca is not where you merely get away from it all but where you reconnect with your senses.”

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Photo courtesy Nest Tulum

I fell in love with this place just by browsing through their website. Their creativity merges modern architecture with local vintage pieces, lending a cosy and yet elegant appearance to the atmosphere. A blissful place from where you can enjoy the immensity of the worldly Tulum Beach.

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Photo courtesy of Alma Tulum

A relatively new property, cosy and elegant with a fully air-conditioned and great restaurant.

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Foto courtesy Posada Margherita

Managed by very funny Italians, it has become the hip place, frequented by the jet set and the rich and famous.  I love the decor of the rooms and the restaurant; needless to say it offers authentic Italian cuisine.

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Photo courtesy BTulum

It is one of the first luxury properties in Tulum and is objectively a good luxury property. Classy and elegant on the beach.

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Note : the pictures on this Post are from the respective hotels. In particular, the header is from Casa Malca and the featured picture is from Nomade Tulum. If you wish to make a reservation you can click on the Hotel name which is underscored and linked to the Booking.com site with which I am affiliated. However if you wish to book with other operators you can check on this link which might be helpful.


Adult Eco-Resort and Maya Spa is a private, adults-only beach resort and Mayan Wellness Centre. I love the wooden tree houses absolutely unique in their style and minimal-  chic decorations -made from Mexican-royal-ebony Khatalosh. The beach is private for the guest only and has a clothing-optional choice.

All have a private deck with outdoor day beds, seating areas and views of the lush jungle and the Caribbean Sea. You don’t have TV in the rooms phone or electricity to let you connect only with nature. The spa is also amazing with their traditional mayan therapies.

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If you wish to stay on the beautiful beach of Tulum, you need to know that the majority of the hotels have unbelievably high rates, especially in the high seasons, much higher than any other hotels of the same category and comfort in another destination. That is because Tulum grew its own reputation as a trendy cool destination where the raw material and vintage decoration have become the new luxury and fake cheap as I call it. Therefore few hotels offer to stay on the beach on a budget, but I have found some for your and here they are.


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Cabañas Kinich

This simple little property offer a tulum style experience ad a budget. You are right on the beach, in your lovely cabañas, living the TULUM lifestyle without spending a fortune. The rooms are very simple but nicely decorated and the beach is out of this world. If you want a simple lifestyle in comfort  there you find it.


Punta Piedra

Royal double room beach front @ Punta Piedra

This little jewel is a great option for your stay on the beach in Tulum. The beautiful individually  decorated cabins are located in a tidy garden surrounded by palm trees and facing the blue see. They include a safe and mosquito nets. Very important.

This is an eco-friendly property that uses ecological sources of energy. The Mivida restaurant specialised  in tapas has amazing reviews not only for the delicious specialities but also for exceptional service and view.However you can find also a great options of restaurant at a walking distance from the property. You can check out here for more restaurant options.


Located at  1 minute walk from the beach, Casa Selva de Luz is a self-catering accommodation located amidst the tropical jungle in Tulum. Free Wi-Fi access is available at this property situated 20 m from the white-sand beach. You will have your own full equipped apartment at 20 m to  the beach and enjoy  the views on the Jungle There is a coffee shop in the property but you can enjoy the many different restaurants offered in the area . A Casa Selva de Luz you will find a 24-hour front desk, and barbecue facilities.The Tulum Archaeological Area is located 15 minutes’ drive away and  Tulum town centre is 11 km away.


This is one of my favourites where I spend my day on the beach every time I go to Tulum. You will have the typical palapa roofs and includes hammocks and comfortable lounge chairs on the beach area. The rooms are spacious elegantly furnished and with either a beach or garden views. There is a restaurant on the beach that serves local and international cuisine

Down TOwn hotels


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Located in the heart of down town Tulum, this little gem is the perfect solution for a budget vacation in style. The beautifully decorated rooms with fine finishings, great wifi connection are everything you wish for a pleasant stay. The location is at a walking distance from all the trendy bars and restaurants and the lovely pool is exactly what you need to finish your day chilling. Breakfast is also included.



Situated at the beginning of down town on the way to Boca Paila, the hotel zone, Prana is a cute little property suitable for couples and family alike. The comfortable and spacious rooms are finely  decorated in wooden and turquoise colour evoking the stunning colour of the ocean. The delicious breakfast, included in your rate is served in the cozy restaurant by the pool, in the internal garden. Everything is looked after in every single detail, including the  exceptional service. Among the services included you also have WIFI and bicycles.


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It is indeed a secret garden, literally.  As soon as you enter the wooden door, you get into a different world.  The cute  spacious  rooms surround the main patio,  an open air living room, with gravel floor and wooden sofas’ among secular trees and bright green plants. The 8 recently renovated bedrooms are minimalists and yet very comfortable and practical, beside being nicely decorated. WIFI throughout the whole property and breakfast included in the morning, served in the restaurant. Another great option for your stay in down town Tulum and live like a local.


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Wish Tulum welcome

Here is another work of art for you. Typical Tulum style, showing the finest creativity to make your stay magical. The vintage decorated rooms are spacious and comfortable, the big swimming pool offer a great option to the already wonderful beach. The fantastic location ad a few km from the archaeological site and down town and a few extra km to the beach, which you can reach by the  bike, offered by the hotel at a minimal cost.


Such a beautiful oasis in the middle of down town, I would call it simple luxury tents in a spectacular garden. The tents feature a queen-size bed, cotton linen, a fan and each one is decorated with a different theme, from Africa to italian or local, each of them with their own en suite bathroom.  There is a Yoga Centre with daily morning and afternoon classes. They also have a restaurant,  Flow, that serves vegetables from the on site Permaculture farm, homemade yogurt and kambucha ( very healthy and purifying local drink). There is a swimming pool and tanning deck with lounge beds and sun chairs next to the common living room.


A cute little property for a comfortable stay at a budget. The lovely room are beautifully decorated each one with a different patten, al facing a well kept garden. Located at a few minutes from downtown and close to the main  road that takes you to the beach, which is at about 3 km distance.


Strategically located in down town on the way to the beach and to Coba, the beautifully decorated rooms are dedicated to the Mexican Icons Frida Kalo to Speedy Gonzales, the Virgin of Guadalupe  and so forth.. The creativity of the owners merges Mexican and Italian style: the results is this non




A little tacked away from everything this lovely condo is your home away from home in the beautiful and quaint Tulum . The new apartments offer a comfortable stay with their spacious ambients and fine and minimal finishing.  A lovely pool is also there for your relaxation days.



Condotel Maramaya

Another beautiful new complex for your choice to live like a local. Maramaya house has received a lot of praise from the past guests for the place itself and for the great service provided by the host. Located 5.5 km from Tulum Archeological Site,  1.9 km from Tulum Bus station and free private parking is provided. Of course they also have an outdoor pool.

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