Tulum - Beach Hotel Ideas/Suggestions?!
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Nov 9, 2012 9:21 AM Last Post By: jeanfromboston2
Nov 7, 2012 1:09 PM
Tulum - Beach Hotel Ideas/Suggestions?!I would love some feedback on cool hotels on the beach south of Tulum. We are thinking bungalo or cabana style, easy access to day trip stuff (we will have a car). We could be open to an all inclusive type place but don't want a huge resort feel - more of a small hippie beach oasis.
We are hoping to spend $100 or less per night for beachfront or beach view (we will be there in december)
Before anyone starts in on me -- I have done some research in my guidebook and on this forum and found a short list of hotels outside of Tulum that seem really nice and come with high recomendations (although some reviews say they we're ceased by goverment in 2009 - hmm). TripAdvisor has tons of hotels listed but it doesn't say whether they are beach vs city of Tulum + every single one has a 4 or 5 star rating. Makes it a little hard to choose - ha ha.
Any reviews of these or other ideas for me?
__So far these all come highly recomended on this board:__
- CESiak (in the reserve)
- La Nueva Vida
- Tita Tulum
- Cabanas La Luna
- Tierras Del Sol
- La Zebra
- Posada Dos Ceibas
- Retiro Maya Eco-Hotel
- Maya Tulum
Nov 7, 2012 2:46 PM
Nov 7, 2012 3:31 PM
2I agree that you won't find much at $100 per night.
That said, the two places we've stayed at are:
Zamas--- the best rooms are the ones on the other side of the road from the beach. The rooms behind the dining room are nice, but can get pretty stuffy if there's no breeze.
Piedra Escondita--- nice place, just 8 rooms or so, but right on the beach.
Both of these places are quite close to each other and to other places to eat.
Food is more varied and cheaper in Tulum Pueblo---try Don Cafetos on the main drag.
The hotels and cabanas further down the beach are nice, but still pretty pricey.
Nov 8, 2012 10:20 AM
3We stayed at Cesiak in the Sian Kaan bioreserve. We loved it but not everyone will want to pay $100 a night for two plus food for a glorified tent (very nice though with hand-painted headboard) and communal bathhouses (clean and lots of hot water though). Tradeoff is an amazing view from your cabana/tent,a private beach, good food and drinks and a great sunset view over the lagoon from the restaurant. We did both a boat tour and a kayak tour, and both were fun. Not cheap, but the tours do include lunch or dinner. The guides were terrific. I think we were there 3 nights, which is about enough of walking to the bathrooms in the middle of the night. But then we are older and visit the bathroom more often. But it was a highlight of the trip, more than Tulum.
In Tulum we stayed at Teetotum, between the town and the beach. We liked it. Nice breakfast, and you can get to the beach on a bicycle, although we used the car. Think about whether you really want to stay on the beach if it is hot, which it was when we were there in December. Little electricity, no AC, solar hot water, limited water supply. We ate dinner at La Zebra one night, which was very good, but we didn't want to spend the $200 a night to stay there.
Nov 8, 2012 2:06 PM
Nov 8, 2012 4:13 PM
5Check out tuluminfo on the web. The "regular touristas" who hang out there can give you more info than you want. We locals go to the beach to walk the dog, that's it ;-) I think for $100 in December you may not have a beach view and it might be "basic". Really do not need a breeze or anything in December, it's cooling down nicely at night by then.
Nov 9, 2012 9:21 AM
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