Tulum is full of boho-chic beachfront bars, modern Mexican eateries, and plenty of picturesque natural attractions nearby. Mexico’s trendiest Caribbean coast city has established itself at the top of the bucket list for travelers looking for a Mexican vacation with beautiful beaches and chic hotels to stay in. In fact, it’s one of our top destinations for group travel in 2022!
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The best places to stay in Tulum include:
- Kan Tulum: Jungle vibes and sustainablity
- Mimosa: Hostel/Hotel in Tulum town
- Kore Tulum: All-inclusive by the water
- Ahau Tulum: Romantic, ocean view rooms
Where to stay in Tulum for all types of trips
For those who haven’t been, it’s important to note that there are two very distinct areas when it comes to where to stay in Tulum. The main town of Tulum is about 20 minutes driving or 30 minutes biking to places along the beach. Alternatively, you can stay directly on the beach where there are also eateries and shopping. Tulum Center has a much more laidback, local feel, while the beach area is very much designed for tourism.
Jungle Views & Sustainability: KAN Tulum
Perfectly representative of Tulum’s overall vibe, KAN Tulum brands itself as a sustainable well-being hotel. The design of KAN Tulum captures the jungle spirit of the region, including a centerpiece cenote (a natural sinkhole/pool), and treehouse rooms designed from all-natural materials.
Amenities include a plant-based restaurant, a natural swimming pool, free breakfast, and complimentary bike rentals.
Room cost: Deluxe King Studios can be found for as low as $350/night
Affordable in Town: Mimosa Boutique Hotel and Hostel
Mimosa is a combination hotel and hostel with options for dormitories, standard rooms, and 2-person teepees. Located in Tulum town, walking distance from plenty of eateries, bars, and grocery stores, Mimosa is great for a budget-friendly, laidback getaway. They have an outdoor pool and a palapa-type upstairs lounge area perfect for relaxing and meeting other travelers.
Room Cost: Dorms starting at $20/night | Private teepees starting around $60/night
All-inclusive Beachfront: Kore Tulum
Kore Tulum is the best option for those looking for an Adults Only, All-inclusive package on Tulum’s beach. Their posh suites include both garden and ocean views, jacuzzis, king-size beds, and 24-hour room service. Free bikes, an outdoor pool and jacuzzi, beach yoga, and a fitness center are among the amenities at Kore Tulum.
As a “Retreat and Spa Resort,” their spa area is designed for ultimate relaxation with massage cabins and a traditional Temazal sweat lodge.
Room Cost: Starting around $240/night
Romantic Oceanview Luxury: Ahau Tulum
Ahau Tulum is the perfect getaway for couples (or friends!) looking to stay in luxury, ocean-view accommodations. Junior level suites come with beautiful ocean views and two-person hammocks on the balcony. Master suites offer ample space both inside and out; the suite’s balcony has an oversized daybed and swing hammock. Beach houses at Ahau are one-bedroom palapas, designed for total comfort.
A luxurious beach club, daily yoga, sunrise meditation, bike rentals, temescal access, and nearby Mayan ruins are some of the highlights. Guests and visitors to the beach club also rave about the Mexican-Caribbean-style food from their restaurant.
Room cost: Ocean view suites are typically around $400/night
The main Image is of Ahau Tulum.