The 25 Best Hotels in Tulum + Best Area To Stay by Budget

If you are looking for the best Hotels in Tulum Mexico, you have come to the right place. In this post, you will find my personal tips on where to stay in Tulum for every budget and location.

If you haven’t been to Tulum before, you will find it a place like nowhere else but finding the best hotels is a hard task because there are so many options and in different areas.

And that’s why I am here to help. I live in Cancun and Tulum has been my go-to place for a getaway weekend or even week. I have seen so many hotels that I am sure I can offer great tips on where to stay, depending on your budget and the kind of vacation you want to have.

So without any further ado, let’s start.

Tulum Beach from a drone
Tulum Aerial View – Photo © Isabella Biava by DJI Mini 2

Where to stay in Tulum: An Overview

Budget travelers can still enjoy Tulum, stay in a cheaper area in Tulum Pueblo, and enjoy Tulum public beaches, or use some of the trendiest Tulum beach clubs (more about it at the end of this post).

Staying in Town has also the advantages of enjoying the local vibe of Tulum pueblo and having quicker access to all the spectacular natural wonders around Tulum and delicious affordable restaurants.

While in Tulum beach you can mainly find expensive luxurious hotels and resorts along the endless white sand beach, Tulum Pueblo offers both options, both spectacular high-end properties tucked in the thick Mayan jungle and simpler budget-friendly places.

So in this post, I will cover all of it so that you can choose the best place to stay for your needs among all the Tulum Mexico Resorts.

👉 Make sure you read through the end where you will find many useful tips about Tulum

Best Hotels in Tulum On The Beach

1. Habitas Tulum

Habitas Tulum - one of the best hotels in Tulum
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Habitas Tulum is one of the trendiest beach resorts worth calling a small piece of paradise in Tulum.

The hotel offers such an awe-inspiring immersion in the nature around it that it’s hard to find any other like it on the white sand coastline of Tulum.

Habitas offers various thatched-roofed huts made of natural materials and featuring canvas walls, making them one of the most unique and beautiful lodgings in this part of Quintana Roo!

These huts come with outdoor rain showers and chic furnishings, and some even feature private pools.

Despite its uniqueness, Habitas has every facility and service you would expect from one of the best boutique hotels in Tulum.

You will find air-conditioning, free wifi, great room service, and seating areas with beach/jungle views available in every hut.

Habitas aerial view
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Right beside the private beach area of Habitas Tulum is an infinity pool, and the hotel also features lounge areas, an on-site seafood restaurant, and a beach bar.

In the way of wellness and relaxation, amazing spa and yoga classes are also available here.

Top Guest Review
Had a great experience, super friendly staff, beautiful and very relaxing atmosphere. Definitely go back again.

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2. El Paraiso Hotel Tulum

Hotel Paraiso overview
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Playa Paraiso is among the top beaches of Tulum and sees thousands of tourists every year.

Going by the same name, El Paraiso Hotel makes it easier to enjoy this celebrated beach and its stunning turquoise waters to your heart’s content.

With dozens of amenities, extraordinary service, and unparalleled luxury, El Paraiso takes the cake for the ultimate gateway to Paradise Beach.

The hotel is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea on one side, and the lush green beauty of Tulum on the other.

The beautiful rooms of El Paraiso derive their charm from the casual and warm decor to complement its traditional design.

All the rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, air-conditioning, wireless internet, and private terraces.

The open-air restaurant and bar on El Paraiso’s beach area serve amazing international and local cuisine, and the fresh seafood served here is also really good.

Tulum Beach side
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Also, while you venture out to the beach for some great food and drinks, do try out some of the yoga classes or massage services offered there, you won’t regret it!

The ideal location of El Paraiso on Paradise Beach makes it a great spot to visit the rest of Tulum’s attractions.

Other than some of the best beaches, the Mayan Ruins are only a few minutes’ walks from the property, and the Tulum Archeological Site is less than 2 kilometers from it.

Top Guest Review
Beautiful location on the beach, modern comfortable rooms, breakfast delivered every day, great staff, close parking if you have a car or free bikes to go to town. We had a great time!

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3. NEST Tulum

NEST is another one of the best beachfront resorts in Tulum, but, unlike the ones I have mentioned so far, it’s adults-only.

Originally constructed in the ‘90s as a family beach house, NEST Tulum now serves as a premier beach resort favorite for many.

The hotel was recently remodeled, so it maintains both the intimate setting of its original home and the facilities of a top-notch resort hotel. Nowadays, lots of tourists make their base here while on a beach vacation.

The lodging options of NEST Tulum include upscale rooms, suites with hot tubs, sleeping lofts, and sitting areas, and the property also has a separate 4-bedroom villa for an even more luxurious experience. Some of the rooms have private terraces, while others have patios.

Tulum Ruins from the boat
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The ambiance of these guest rooms is even more amazing with the jungle backdrop of the hotel. And both the rooms and suites have amenities like air-conditioning, wifi, and private bathrooms with toiletries included.

Room service here is a feature that guests love. Breakfast is complimentary for all the guests, and NEST Tulum’s site restaurant serves extraordinary food for the rest of your day’s meals.

As for the drinks, you can always try out the specialty cocktails at the bar here.

Extra perks for guests include loaner bikes to go around Tulum town and its attractions, free private parking, and a lounge area.

You will also find the staff very accommodating and friendly, and the overall experience is remarkable!

Top Guest Review
Amazing property. The staff is extremely attentive. They knew who we were before arriving. All our requests were fulfilled. Amazing property. Oscar, Leo, Lorena, Beatriz, Iker. The entire staff and front desk were wonderful!

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4. Sanara

Sanara, the meaning of which is ‘you will heal’, is a hotel with one of the most exceptional atmospheres you will find anywhere in Tulum.

The barefoot chic boutique hotel has been conceived around the concept of total healing and nourishment of the mind and body.

All of the rooms feature air-conditioning, and some also have minifridges, coffee makers, and kitchenettes, and/or sofa beds.

Additionally, you will have access to private gardens, and terraces/balconies offering views of the azure blue waters or the lush green jungle.

You can also book the 3-bedroom villa of Sanara, which features a gorgeous downstairs master bedroom suite, a large private living and dining area, and a second two-bedroom suite. It’s suitable for both families and couples.

Hotel guests staying at the beachside villas are also provided access to the chic bed getaway at the private beach area of the property, where they can unwind and relax by the comforting waves of the ocean, along with a variety of activities like diving, windsurfing, and snorkeling.

Sanara Yoga Shala
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The Real Coconut restaurant of Sanara was created by the hotel’s co-founder Daniella Hunter, an enthusiastic environmentalist with a love for beaches and healthy food.

The healing-focused restaurant is known throughout the world for its nourishing plant-based recipes free of gluten, dairy, and grain.

Sanara also has a dedicated oceanfront yoga studio with international instructors where you can take classes.

The wellness center offers holistic healing programs and rejuvenating spa treatments for hotel guests.

Sanara is located on Tulum Beach and overlooks the white-sand coastline of the Caribbean.

It’s also just 8 kilometers from the Tulum Archeological Site.

Top Guest Review
Amazing hotel and restaurant, making it the perfect place to stay if you want the Tulum “fun” vibes, but need peace at times.

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5. Nomade

Just like Sanara, Nomade is another wellness-centered hotel in the beach zone of Tulum featuring upscale permanent tents with outdoor showers, rustic-chic rooms, and suites with air-conditioning along with luxury villas.

It’s exceptionally appealing among couples on a vacation.

The rooms offer views of the sea or the private gardens, while the deluxe suites also provide terrace access and second bedrooms.

The villas feature private gardens, and some have private pools as well. All the hotel guests have access to the private beach area of the hotel.

The hotel is themed around Mayan culture, with both the interiors and activities carrying the vibe.

Nomade Tulum Beach beds
Photo © Nomade Tulum

The spa features a hammam, sauna, and indoor and outdoor plunge pools, and offers healing treatments along with Mayan healing rituals.

The beachfront eatery serves mouthwatering seafood, while the healing-focused restaurant has a vegetarian cuisine to offer.

You can also take yoga classes and go for a ride on bikes provided by the hotel.

Top Guest Review
Well worth the money. This place was amazing all around!

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Best Tulum Mexico Resorts For Couples

6. La Valise

La Valise Hotel Tulum
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La Valise is another popular luxury hotel on this list with sophisticated architecture depicting fine craftsmanship and charm.

The property consists of eleven elegantly furnished rooms nestled between the jungle and the Caribbean.

All the rooms of La Valise are very gorgeously designed with artistic furnishings. These seafront rooms also have amenities like air-conditioning, tea and coffee makers, and safes, and also add en suite bathrooms or hammocks, open-air showers, and terraces.

The restaurant at La Valise offers jungle views along with its delicious Mexican and Mayan cuisine.

Direct access to the private beach area means enjoying your drinks and meals while relaxing on the beach beds, or on the terrace garden of the restaurant which features live music in the evenings.

The hotel guests can take complimentary yoga classes every Friday, enjoy a swim in the heated infinity pool with views of the jungle and the ocean, and try the relaxing treatments offered by the spa.

Both La Valise and the Nest are part of the same chain of hotels, but although Valise is children-friendly, it is incredibly popular among couples.

Top Guest Review
The staff were great! Everything at the hotel was beautiful and so clean! the meals were also delicious and were given great portions. Wish I could have stayed longer!

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7. Chiringuito Tulum

Chiringuito Tulum is a small high-end property on a quiet stretch of Tulum beach. The hotel has a laid-back vibe, and its rooms have a rustic chic decor to go along with the comfy atmosphere of the hotel.

The design of this hotel is adorable with its Mediterranean allure, and the amenities in its rooms are also quite likable.

They have Bluetooth speakers, coffee machines, and patios to top off the usual resort-style features. If you’re staying in some of the specific suites at Chiringuito, you will have your private terrace to enjoy Tulum’s beauty.

Chiringuito Bedroom
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Chiringuito Tulum’s infinity pool looks like it’s merging into the endless blue ocean, there is also a spa in the hotel, and the garden views are nice as well.

The on-site restaurant of the hotel has a pleasant outdoor seating arrangement, and beside it is the bar that overlooks the sea.

I like the tranquil atmosphere of Chiringuito Tulum, so you will find it the right place for you if it’s a relaxing stay on the beach you’re after.

Top Guest Review
Amazing perfect off to the side stay. Perfect spot for a quiet relaxing stay.”

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8. Mezzanine

Mezzanine is a very elegant boutique hotel along the Caribbean coastline of Tulum and is also a part of the Colibri Boutique Hotels Chain.

It consists of thatched-roof buildings with warmly decorated rooms, with a total of 9 rooms ranging between non-view and sea view settings and 2 master suites.

The fully air-conditioned rooms are furnished with natural wood and add polished concrete or tile flooring, making for a boho-chic vibe.

They also offer safes, minibars, and yoga mats, and some of the upgraded rooms have coffee makers along with daily deliveries of tea/coffee baskets as well.

The suites have rainfall showers, soaking tubs, designer toiletries, Bluetooth speakers, and balconies offering stunning views of the sea.

They also have lounge areas and private terraces overlooking the beach area of the hotel.

Mezzanine Tulum Hotel beach deck
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The open-air beachfront restaurant of the Mezzanine serves mouthwatering Thai cuisine. There is also an outdoor bar and a spa where guests can enjoy and relax, making the overall vibe of the Mezzanine Hotel very hip and stylish.

Situated on the northern side of the Tulum hotel zone, the Mezzanine is located next to Las Palmas Beach on the Caribbean.

It’s just 2 kilometers from the Mayan ruins of Tulum, and 8 kilometers from the Gran Cenote cavern.

Keep in mind that the Mezzanine is an adults-only hotel and children are not permitted here.

The Mezzanine Hotel is a perfect place for a couple’s getaway.

Top Guest Review
Great staff and being attentive! My experience with the hotel made me feel I was the only one there.

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9. Zenses Wellness and Spa

Zenses Hotel Suite Tulum
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Zenses Wellness and Spa is a one-of-a-kind resort in Tulum Pueblo with an amazing architectural design. The property is a gorgeous combination of nature and comfort, with a colorful and vivid atmosphere.

The hotel is adults-only and features a deluxe suite ideal for couples.

The rooms are large and spacious, each one feeling like a separate bungalow, and they all feature televisions with cable channels, air-conditioning, amazing room service, a seating area, and free wifi.

There is an outdoor pool in the hotel, along with a restaurant and a bar.

Zenses Hotel Pool
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You can also take yoga classes, get spa treatments, take one of the bikes they provide and go for a ride, or simply stroll in the garden for a relaxing time with nature all around you.

The hotel also provides paid pick-and-drop service for the airport, and it’s located just 1.4 kilometers from the Tulum Bus Station.

There are plenty of nice restaurants and bars near the property, and you can get the front desk to book tickets or arrange tours for you.

Top Guest Review
Beautiful Hotel in Tulum which makes you feel like living inside a quiet Jungle. Staff was very friendly and helpful with everything during our stay! Definitely would recommend staying when visiting Tulum.

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10. Orchid House

Owned by a group of wanderlusts and travelers, Orchid House is one of the boutique hotels of Tulum which focuses on providing guests a homey experience.

The hotel is a luxurious property with air-conditioned rooms, surrounded by palm trees, orchids, and abundant wildlife.

The decor of suites in Orchid House aims to combine nature and art, making for an exquisite stay right in the middle of a refreshing environment.

The rooms also have modern facilities like flat-screen TVs, coffee machines, wifi, and terrace access as well.

The atmosphere of Orchid House is very relaxing and refreshing, and with gorgeous suites featuring a king-size bed for two guests each, the hotel is perfect for couples.

The master suite can accommodate up to 4, so groups can also make their stay here.

Orchid House features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar.

The room service is pretty good, and there is a 24-hour front desk where guests can get tours organized for them.

But even if you don’t want to have your tours organized by others, Paradise Beach is only a couple of kilometers away, while the Tulum Archeological Site is around 6 kilometers from the hotel.

Top Guest Review
I loved the natural look and natural material use of everything. Bamboo, wood, stone, etc. The plants and jungle feel of the hotel was beautiful and such a neat experience..

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Best Hotels in Tulum For Families With Kids

11. Alaya Tulum

Alaya Tulum Kitchen
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Alaya Tulum is a spectacular beach hotel in Tulum, but don’t confuse it with Alea. They’re two different hotels with a similar name.

Though, it’s true that Alaya Tulum isn’t only similar to Alea Tulum in its name. Both the hotels have excellent locations and facilities and count as some of the best beach hotels in Tulum.

Belonging to the Ahau Collection hotels, Alaya Tulum is situated right where the jungle meets the picture-perfect beachside of Tulum.

It consists of exquisite rooms featuring free wifi, handcrafted wooden furnishings, and marble bathrooms with rain showers.

The apartments have seating areas and patios, and some of them also include kitchenettes.

Views of the ocean and convenient beach access are also part of the lodging experience, and room service is provided in all the guest rooms.

Alaya Tulum Room
Photo © Alaya Tulum

The terrace of Alaya Tulum has a dedicated space for yoga classes with views of the sea, and its open-air restaurant also has terrace seating if you want to enjoy your meals with the vast blue waters of the Caribbean in front of you.

Not surprisingly, Alaya Tulum is one of the hotels with a private beach area for its guests.

There is also a bar and garden on the property, and lots of amazing places to visit can be found nearby.

If you’re looking for exciting places to visit in Tulum, the hotel also has a tour desk to help you with all your visits to Tulum town attractions, Tulum day trips, and tours.

Alaya Tulum is close to lots of great places like restaurants, cafes, and even jungle gyms!

Apart from the attractions within walking distance, there are plenty of popular spots—like the Tulum National Park which includes the Tulum Mayan Ruins —just a short drive away.

The free private parking here is available to all the guests, so all you need is a car rental to explore them all.

Top Guest Review
Love this place !! The staff are amazing, very friendly, warm and helpful. Our room was gorgeous and very clean. The location Is perfect. I highly recommend it. Can’t wait to go back !!! Thanks a lot 🙂

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12. Jashita Hotel

Jashita Hotel is a mesmerizing hotel on a relatively private beach south of Tulum. The upscale property is surprisingly elegant, with refined rooms and an overall modern-day vibe to it, and all the guests are welcomed with complimentary wine and chocolates.

Even though Jashita Hotel is a beachside boutique with 30 rooms, it still packs a lot more than you would expect.

The rooms of Jashita Hotel are very spacious and boast modern interiors.

All of the rooms come with king-size four-poster beds and also have private terraces. Most of these rooms have plunge pools and hot tubs.

The honeymoon suites and penthouses of this hotel have private pools. The hotel itself has three different pools, one of which is for kids as well.

Other amenities include beachfront services, spa treatments including healing rituals, daily yoga classes, and the exclusive hotel restaurant with its delicious Mexican-Italian cuisine available any time of the day.

Jashita Hotel overview
Photo © Jashita Hotel

The long strip of private beach area offers great kayaking and snorkeling opportunities, and the gear for these is also easily available at Jashita Hotel.

Located on Soliman Bay, the hotel is in a very exclusive and remote area, which is actually located just outside Tulum.

Even though there’s not much nearby, you can have a very peaceful and relaxing vacation in this hotel.

It’s a family-friendly property with a dedicated pool for kids. Except, there isn’t much to explore nearby, so you will need a car rental to get around.

The Casa Cenote and Mayan ruins of Xelha port are just 10 and 7 kilometers from the hotel just like some of the most amazing beaches of the Riviera Maya are at a very close distance.

Top Guest Review
Had an amazing time! The hotel is very private and the whole staff is extremely friendly. Can’t wait to go back.”

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13. Una Vida

Don’t worry if the first entry on my list is not suitable for you because of being adults-only, this one is another highly recommended boutique hotel in the Pueblo of Tulum and it’s also family-friendly.

This luxury hotel, of the same property as Bardo, is its family-friendly version and consists of studios and bedroom suites with a capacity of up to 8 people.

The suites offer kitchenettes and outdoor showers, while some also have outdoor tubs, and the 3-bedroom suites have private plunge pools as well.

Una Vida pool
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The villas have terraces or balconies with views of the surrounding jungle and hotel gardens. Guests are also provided with in-room yoga and massage service.

The hotel also offers swims in the gorgeous outdoor pool, and bicycles to explore the town center.

The beautiful design and variety of rooms make this hotel one of the best places for families to stay.

Top Guest Review
Una Vida really is a hidden oasis. It was everything I expected and then some. If you’re looking for a place that’s not on the beach side of Tulum but still has a beach vibe, Una Vida is it. 

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14. La Zebra a Colibri Boutique Hotel

Aerial view of tulum beach
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La Zebra is one of the most famous beachfront hotels and beach clubs in Tulum.

Renowned for its radiant and lively atmosphere, luxurious rooms, delicious local cuisine, amenities, and modern services, it’s one of the best Tulum beach hotels.

La Zebra has suites with lots of variety, including some with decks or balconies to take in the crystal-blue oceans, private plunge pools or easy beach access for a refreshing dive, and amenities like air-conditioning, free wifi, minibars, Nespresso machines, and comfy daybeds are all included.

All the suites are modern and richly furnished. With a capacity for more than 4 people each, these are great as family rooms as well as for groups. The chic vibe of La Zebra also makes it a popular place for couples.

The thatched-roof restaurant of La Zebra has a very relaxed vibe and the food there is mouthwatering.

There’s also a cocktail bar on the beach where you can enjoy great drinks to enhance your lovely beach evenings. There is also a rustic-chic spa on La Zebra for holistic treatments.

Top Guest Review
This property is AMAZING! From start to finish this was a first-class experience. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was seasoned well and the presentation was equivalent to a five-star restaurant. The room was spacious and very clean. We traveled with 4 people and there was plenty of room for all of us. The location is within walking distance of some great bars and restaurants. I am most definitely planning to return to this resort soon..”

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15. Zamas Hotel

Zamas Hotel Room
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If you’re looking for a stay in one of the best beachfront hotels in Tulum for a slightly lower price, Zamas can do the work. This vintage boutique hotel expands on two acres of white sand and features inspiring elements in its design.

Located on a beach in the Tulum National Park, Zamas features a total of eight cabanas with vibrant colors, stylish interiors, and artful elements for a bohemian touch.

The airy cabins have simple decor and feature porches with delightful hammocks.

All the cabins have safe deposit boxes, ceiling fans, and free wifi. The more upscale of these guest rooms have air-conditioning, beachfront sitting areas, and pull-out sofas as well.

Rest assured, despite their minimalistic approach, these rooms are comfortable and luxurious.

The hotel features a private beach area, outdoor furniture, a garden, a sun terrace, and a swimming pool.

With lots of family rooms and quality services like babysitting for an extra cost, these amenities combine for a memorable family vacation on the Caribbean coastline.

The friendly staff is always there to help you out with things and take care of your requests. You can ask them for tips and suggestions to make your Tulum vacation an even better one.

You will also enjoy the live music that brings the nights to life here!

Top Guest Review
My mom and I spent 8 days at Zamas. The hotel is charming and stylish and our room was more a suite than a double with a huge deck perfect for yoga. We loved the pool area, the restaurant on the rocks, and watching the birds and iguanas. The hotel is on a small beach a short walk to beautiful Tulum beach. Daniel at the front desk was so helpful. And vegan friendly..”

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Best affordable Tulum Resorts

16. La Palmita Budget Boutique Hotel

la Palmita roof top terrace

La Palmita is a boutique hotel in downtown Tulum with various guest room options on offer.

The unique thatched-canopy roof of La Palmita sets it apart from the restaurants and shops it’s surrounded by, and the rooms feature original artwork by many talented artists, as well as tasteful decor and interiors to give them a touch of aesthetic.

You will find more than enough amenities in the guest rooms for a comfortable stay throughout your vacation.

Sliding glass door balconies, rooftop sitting areas with hammocks, wifi, air-conditioning, desks, mini-fridges, and lots of other features are part of the rooms.

There are also studios available in La Palmita, which come with sofabeds, kitchenettes, and even original hand-painted murals reflecting La Palmita’s dedication to sustainability and supporting the community.

La Palmita bedroom

The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping service, and transportation services for the guests as well.

Additionally, snorkeling gear and beach towel rentals are all provided to the guests staying here.

La Palmita has room options that are perfect for families, groups, as well as couples.

There is a shared kitchen on the roof, so you can use that if you feel like making yourself something.

The staff is also really nice and accommodating, so you can ask for anything you need and they’ll do their best to provide it. Hotel Palmita is some of the cutest among the cheap hotels in Tulum.

Top guest review
“Big room, clean and nice. Very friendly personal and ready to help in any case

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17. Casa Santiago

Casa Santiago Entrance
Photo © Casa Santiago

If you are wondering where to stay in Tulum on a budget without giving up on comfort and style, Casa Santiago is for you.

It’s one of the small boutique hotels in town just a little distance from Tulum Pueblo, in the new trendy neighborhood of La Veleta, with lots of palm trees and nature in and around it.

Since the hotel accommodates only a specific number of guests at a time, the attention to detail is great here.

Given the facilities and care you get in Casa Santiago, I can tell you that this hotel is easily one of the best cheap hotels in Tulum.

Each one of the six rooms in the hotel has air-conditioning, televisions, and a terrace or patio. There is free parking for the guests and WIFI is available throughout Casa Santiago.

The comfort of Casa Santiago Hotel is remarkable, but you will be so absorbed in admiring and connecting with the nature around it to notice that.

The front desk staff helps you with making plans, finding things to do in Tulum, and even arranging tours for you if you don’t know much about the town.

The services of the hotel are also pretty good, with friendly staff and lovely furnishings.

Apart from the sun terrace and garden, Casa Santiago also has an outdoor pool which is pretty as a picture.

Guests have easy access to an adorable park nearby, where you can go for a relaxing evening stroll to simply admire nature or you can take yoga classes and meditate as well.

Top guest review
“Everyone was so kind and casa Santiago is a good option to stay in Tulum center.

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18. Maka Hotel Boutique

Maka Hotel Boutique
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If you’re looking for one of the more unique stays in Tulum, while also having the resort accommodation vibes of the expensive lodgings in town, Maka Hotel Boutique is a good choice for it.

This hostel-like place is eye-catching from the outside as well as inside, and the vibrant bohemian theme of the hotel really makes your stay a unique experience.

The interiors of the hotel are filled with art and colors, and all the guest rooms are comfortable on top of being stunning.

MakA Hotel Boutique has garden view rooms, a mezzanine room with a private terrace, and dorms and rooms for large groups as well.

Mind that this hotel doesn’t have double rooms only dorm and quadruple.

Breakfast is included, there’s free wifi in all the rooms and throughout the hotel, and around-the-clock front desk and concierge service are also part of the stay.

The chic atmosphere of the hotel is paired with tons of activities and events that take place on the property.

Maka also has an outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant and a rooftop bar, and free secure parking for the guests.

The location is great because it’s close to the main road and Tulum Pueblo, and everything else in it as well! Lots of great Tulum beaches are also less than 3 kilometers from it.

Top guest review
“Everyone was so kind and casa Santiago is a good option to stay in Tulum center.

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19. Kuukum Tulum Hotel

Kuum kum Hotel Garden and Patio
Kuum Kum Hotel Garden and patio

Hotel Kuukum Tulum is a very upscale and elegant property just on the edge of all things cheap in Tulum. The quiet solitude of the area it’s situated in is combined with the tropical greenery of the lush jungle surrounding it, and the terrace views are doubly amazing because of that.

There are many types of rooms in the hotel, all of them meticulously designed and kept spotlessly clean by the staff.

Since Kuukum is a 4-star hotel, it’s no surprise that the rooms in it are all air-conditioned, have flat-screen TVs, wifi, and other such amenities.

Kuum Kum Tulum Hotel Pool
Kuum Kum Tulum Hotel Reception
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Hotel Kuukum is a large property, so that means all of the rooms are extremely spacious and comfortable. All the spaces of the property are touched with both boho chic elegance and traditional Mexican decor.

There is a garden, outdoor pool, sun terrace, and lots of services in the wellness center as well. Walking and bike tours, live music, themed dinner nights, and other recreational activities can also be arranged every now and then.

Overall, Kuukum Tulum Hotel is a fantastic place to stay in Tulum. The only thing I would mention here is that it’s a little distance from the bus stop, so that might be a problem if you don’t have a car.

Though the hotel has bike and scooter rentals, and its own airport picks and drop service and shuttle service as well (extra cost), it’s not that much of a problem.

Top guest review
“Huge rooms very spacious. We enjoyed the private pool

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20. Lagoon Boutique Hotel (Adults only)

Lagoon boutique hotel rooftop pool and terrace
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Cozy, comfortable, and located in a quiet area, Lagoon Boutique Hotel is the perfect place for a refreshing stay in Tulum.

The design of the hotel is attractive and the surrounding area is also quite charming. I really like the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel, and the facilities of Lagoon Boutique are worth the praise as well.

Lagoon Boutique hotel balcony

In fact, it’s one of the best lodgings in Tulum when it comes to a great price, so you get to enjoy a comfortable stay filled with privacy and luxury. The rooms are designed with minimalism in mind, and their furnishings are surprisingly well-selected.

Lagoon boutique hotel room

On top of having air-conditioned rooms with comfy beds, the peaceful location of Lagoon Boutique just a 15-minute walk from the more active parts of town is pretty good too.

Lagoon Boutique Hotel has not one but two fantastic outdoor pools, one of which is on the rooftop terrace and the other in the pretty garden.

The nearby places are beautiful as well, and worth taking a stroll in. The nearest airport to the property is Cozumel International, but Lagoon Boutique has a shuttle service for both Cozumel International and Cancun International. The staff is also great here.

They pay attention to the things you may need or want, and go above and beyond in everything! Just keep in mind that the services of this hotel are adult-only.

Top guest review
“Comfortable and large bed. AC and fan. Good sized bathroom and shower. Mini kitchen attached which was useful with a fridge. and 2 pools, both accessible to guests. We liked that the hotel was quiet and out of the way. It’s around a 20-minute walk to the town/shops down a couple of main roads

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Best Luxury 5-Star Tulum Mexico Resorts

21. Mi Amor – Adults Only

Mi Amor is an adults-only boutique hotel on Tulum beach, featuring air-conditioning, private terraces, and plunge pools along with all the signature amenities of the Colibri Boutique Hotels chain.

The rooms are tastefully designed with couples in mind and are very refined with their minimalist interiors.

The colorfully fun decor of these rooms incites a very unique feeling within the guests while making for comfortable lodging in this luxurious haven, so you can rest assured that your stay will be an elegant one.

There is no TV in the room, but you won’t be missing it, I promise.

In fact, the room is furnished with all the most modern amenities and facilities to keep you entertained. From furnished patios or balconies, wooden floors, rain showers, and minibars to stereo sound systems, free wifi, and Nespresso machines, these rooms include everything for your comfort.

All of the rooms feature king-size beds and private terraces, and hot tubs or sea views. The ones on the ground floors add private plunge pools as well.

But if your room doesn’t have a private pool, you can take a dip in the infinity pool at the center of the hotel.

Mi Amor Hotel Tulum Aerial View
Photo © Expedia

And while you’re at it, there’s also a French-Italian restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows where you can enjoy a delicious meal enjoying the views outside, or you can try the lovely terrace.

There is also a cocktail bar that serves some of the most amazing drinks, and guests also have direct access to the romantic setting of the private white-sand beach of Mi Amor.

Moreover, the hotel’s cozy spa offers various treatments and healing therapies as well. Suffice to say, the lovely atmosphere and romantic vibe of Mi Amor hotel make couples fall in love anew.

The hotel is located in the north beach zone, nestled on a rocky cliff in the tropical forest of Tulum, right beside the Caribbean coastline.

As the name implies, the hotel is the perfect place for couples going on honeymoon or simply looking for a memorable trip in the Riviera Maya.

Apart from many of Tulum’s quality bars and restaurants, the Tulum National Park is also within walking distance from the hotel. One of Tulum’s most famous beaches, the Playa Paraiso, is also just a short walk from Mi Amor.

Top guest review
“Lovely hotel! Fantastic design, very high level of service.

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22. Hotel Bardo – Adults Only

The first downtown hotel on my list is an adults-only eco-chic lodging right off the elegant boutique hotel consisting of sophisticated villas surrounded by the refreshing greenery of Tulum’s jungle.

All the rooms of Hotel Bardo offer a romantic setting, with a private plunge pool and jungle surroundings.

All rooms are also equipped with a fridge, coffee machine, and air-conditioning, and have an additional seating area as well.

The room service is fantastic, and you will find the accommodations and environment worth a 5-star review.

The hotel also features a large outdoor swimming pool and an eco-chic open-air bar with a lounge. All the guests also have access to the terrace of the hotel, offering views of the expansive jungle area surrounding it.

Its thatched-roof restaurant is constructed of natural materials and has plenty of little plants in it as well.

The quality of the food here is really nice, the menus consist of a variety of foods and the cuisine is focused on replenishing the body with food prepared using freshest locally-sourced ingredients.

Apart from its lovely garden, the hotel also has a sauna, called Temazcal, a sound healing room, a spa, and offers its guests yoga classes as well.

Hotel Bardo is located on the outskirts of downtown Tulum, but the town center is just a few minutes of walk away from it.

Top guest review
“Everything about Hotel Bardo was excellent. They are so thoughtful and accommodating and the property is immaculate. They thought of everything and everyone is so kind and helpful. You’ll be blown away by the beautiful aesthetics and design of the property. They took care of my every want and need. I had two amazing massages and all my drinks and meals were delicious. I cannot wait to return!.

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23. Casa Malca

Casa malca hotel dining room
Photo © Expedia

A recent addition to the beach resorts of Tulum, Casa Malca is a dream destination for couples as well as families.

With tons to offer on top of its excellent beach location, the hotel has quickly made its way to the top of Tulum’s best hotels list.

Most tourists who visit Tulum with a resort vacation on the beach in mind have heard of Casa Malca, and that’s not anything out of the ordinary for a place that used to be Pablo Escobar’s former mansion.

But the hotel isn’t only famous because of its past, it earns its reputation through a lot of great features and facilities as well.

Despite having been remodeled, Casa Malca preserves some of the most unique elements from Mexican and Mayan culture in its whitewashed design.

The interiors of the hotel feature artwork and handmade furnishings along with Mayan accents, and the rustic-chic decor is just perfect with the natural beauty around the property.

The suites in Casa Malca are extremely sophisticated and luxurious. They feature floor-to-ceiling windows, upscale beds and furniture, and the amenities common with the top Tulum resorts—including air conditioning, terraces/balconies, and modern appliances.

Tulum Beach View Hotels
Photo © Isabella Biava

Some of the suites offer views of the gorgeously landscaped garden. The stunning private beach area of Casa Malca features thatched-roof cabins and the hotel also has a rooftop terrace with sun loungers.

You have full access to one indoor and two outdoor pools, a bar, and a wooden-style restaurant offering local cuisines.

Breakfast is included with every stay here, secure onsite parking is provided to the guests, and free wifi is also available all across the hotel.

And, since Casa Malca is one of the few hotels on South Tulum Beach right before the biosphere reserve, the atmosphere here is filled with serenity and quietude.

Top guest review
“The nicest resort I’ve ever stayed in. The rooms were gorgeous and the property even more amazing. The staff here were so friendly and accommodating and made our stay perfect. The food in tulum was some of the best anywhere and everything we ate at casa Malca was no exception. Not one bad thing to say about our entire week..

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24. Be Tulum Beach & Spa Resort

Be Tulum Room
Photo © Be Tulum Hotel

The final entry on my list, Be Tulum Beach & Spa Resort, is the definition of luxury with its design rooms and private villas.

It’s so luxurious that, if you want to experience the most exclusive and perfect beach vacation in Tulum, this would be the place I’d recommend.

Nestled in the jungle only a few steps from the beach, the lodgings in Be Tulum offer carefully-designed suites and villas.

There are more than enough facilities to make these accommodations stylish and upscale, while also giving them a touch of homelike comfort.

Other than the usual amenities like air-conditioning, internet, and private bathrooms available in all of its 64 lodging options, the suites include balconies, safe deposit boxes, iPod docks, and some even come with private pools or hot tubs.

When it comes to onsite restaurants and bars, Be Tulum has so many of its own. The hotel has a total of 4 restaurants serving delicious food and specializing in different kinds of cuisines.

Then there are the numerous bars of Be Tulum to delight your tastebuds with flavorful drinks.

Tulum Beach aerial view
Photo © Isabella Biava

The hotel also has a couple of outdoor pools, a thriving garden reflecting the jungle beauty around the property, and free secure parking.

Beach equipment is also available, and the wellness center on-site has great spa treatments for an extra charge.

Be Tulum is technically adults-only, but anyone above the age of 13 can lodge here so that’s not a concern for most people who want to enjoy an unforgettable stay in this unique hotel.

Be Tulum is also the perfect hotel to end a list of the best beach hotels in Tulum. So, I hope you found just the right luxury hotel on Tulum’s beaches for your next stay.

Top guest review
“Everything was perfect! Highly recommend staying at this hotel!

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25. Ma’xanab Tulum

Ma’xanab is a relatively new addition to the luxury hotels of Tulum, but don’t let that make you think any less of it.

The hotel boasts a reputation for providing guests with one of the best stays in Tulum.

The 5-star hotel has fully air-conditioned rooms and all the other amenities to make your stay pleasurable.

The ambiance of this boutique hotel is very relaxing and laid-back, so it’s perfect for a peaceful retreat with direct access to the beach.

You won’t have to worry about noisy parties or too many crowds while enjoying the serene atmosphere of the hotel.

The hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool and has a dedicated fitness center as well.

Moreover, its range of vegan foods alongside the delicious Mexican and international cuisine is a treat to the self.

Although, it’s worth mentioning here that the price for food and drinks is a tad bit higher, it’s justified by the taste and quality.

Ma’xanab is perfect for couples looking for a romantic excursion in one of Tulum’s most unforgettable nooks.

All the suites offer jungle or garden views, while the terrace garden of the hotel is a sight on its own.

Located in one of the best areas in Tulum, the hotel is just 150 meters from South Tulum Beach. The Tulum Archeological Site is just 10 kilometers from it, while the Tulum National Park is just 3 kilometers away.

Top guest review
“The resort was absolutely beautiful. The room was very comfortable and immaculately clean. The service and guest experience absolutely takes the cake though, the staff were very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. We will definitely be going back.

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Best All-Inclusive Tulum Resorts

There is only one all-inclusive hotel in Tulum, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. As you have seen in this post, Tulum is brimming with lots of adorable lodgings, all with a unique charm and vibe of their own.

Here below I am sharing the All-Inclusive Resort in Tulum but I wrote a post with many other all-inclusive hotels near Tulum if you want to see other options.

26. Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort (Adults Only)

Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort, Tulum is the only all-inclusive retreat you’ll find within Tulum, a luxury 5-star resort that offers guests high-end stylish accommodations, and impeccable service in a very intimate and tranquil atmosphere.

The property has several restaurants and bars where guests can enjoy a variety of international and local dishes.

The spa at Kore offers therapies such as body wraps, massages, facials, and much more. Guests can also relax by the pool, visit the fitness center, or enjoy yoga classes on the beachfront terrace.

Guest Reviews

Wonderful vacation – · We loved the pool area and cabanas! The food and drinks were good! An easy spot to bike to other areas from!

“Fabulous – The rooms were beautiful and luxurious and the public pool/bar space was amazing, as were the bar and restaurant staff. The ocean views are lovely the whole venue is very relaxing.”

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Tulum beach overview

Tulum Mexico Resort Map


When Is The Best Time To Visit Tulum?

It is always a good time to visit Tulum but there are times of the year in which it’s better for some reasons and other times of others. So let me give you a brief overview.

Shoulder Season – From April Through May and From September Through November

These are the best months of the year to travel to Tulum if you are looking for good rates, and fewer crowds (my favorite time of the year) – In the fall you have more risk of hurricanes and the water is very humid and hot. But it’s worth the risk.

From June Through August

The sea temperature is warm and you can enjoy hot weather but also very humid with more chances of rain. It’s also the season where there is more risk of sargasso and, because it’s still high season you will find high prices and more people, especially kids.

From December Through April (Holy Week)

This is the high season for many good reasons. You will find many sunny days with blue skies and warm but not so humid weather. The water is cooler and so are the evenings. There is less risk of rain ( but it can rain, mind that!)

Prices will skyrocket at this time of the year and it’s also more crowded.

Read more in detail in my article on the best time to go to Tulum.

Tulum Beach Zone vs Tulum Own Town

Tulum Beach Area

The beach zone is a long strip of the best luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, outdoor nightlife (beach and jungle parties), and lots of boutique shops.

The overall vibe of the beach zone is trendy and laid-back, and lodgings here are more expensive compared to the downtown area of Tulum, just because, well, they are not on the beach!

Down Town Tulum (Pueblo)

In Down Town Tulum (or Tulum Centro) is nothing charming, but you can find great restaurants and trendy shops. The new areas of Aldea Zama and La Veleta are more appealing and elegant though.

If you have your own car, which is recommendable if you are staying in Down Town Tulum, you will be happy to learn that they have just opened and paved a brand new road from La Veleta neighborhood so if you are on that side of Tulum Centro you don’t have to drive through the unbearable traffic.

Tulum Hotels on the Beach – Is It Worth It?

It depends on what you are looking for.

Tulum is a one-of-a-kind beach destination in Mexico when it comes to experiencing the resort vacation every traveler dreams of.

The spectacular beach in Tulum with its fancy hotels and beach clubs is only part of the experience.

Tulum is home to ancient Mayan ruins, mesmerizing cenotes, protected areas such as the Sian Ka’an biosphere, Tulum National Park, and many other attractions.

Not to forget the popular hipster vibes of the boho-chic culture, with a rich community of yogi and soul seekers, stylish hotels, and fancy restaurants all that in one tiny town that is growing every day attracting all sorts of travelers, from hardcore backpackers to Hollywood stars.

And many of them even decide to settle.

The glamour of Tulum used to be on the beach but with the development of the popular town, downtown luxury resorts in Tulum are just as glamorous.

So if you are asking whether it is worth it to stay on Tulum beach or not, my answer is Yes, if you have the budget.

However, the fact that you have so many things to do in Tulum makes it easier to move around if you stay downtown.

So you may want to split your trip in two, one in a beach hotel where you just enjoy the luxury it offers and never moves from there.

And then you can spend a few nights in a nice hotel downtown Tulum where you can join some tours to Tulum Cenotes and explore the surroundings.

Is Tulum Better Than Cancun?

There is no simple answer to that and it all boils down to what sort of vacation you are looking for.

I wrote a dedicated post about Cancun vs Tulum but I can share the main differences between the two top-rated Mexican destinations.

While Tulum Town is pretty much walkable and filled with pretty restaurants and bars, Cancun Down Town is very dispersive and the opposite of appealing.

Cancun Hotel Zone stretching along 20 km (approx) is mainly made of bulky all-inclusive hotels luxury and mid-range, high-end condo complexes, nightclubs, and malls. Here you will see lots of concrete buildings before seeing the beautiful turquoise sea.

Tulum Hotel zone is lined with cute boutique hotels, with a thick jungle as a backdrop. The buildings have a more eco-friendly feel in harmony with nature. You will also find lots of trendy shops and world-class restaurants.

Cancun is less affected by the Sargasso

They have a completely different vibe, Tulum is more laidback and yet stylish. Everything is a closer distance than in Cancun.

Is Tulum Safer Than Cancun?

I would say that both destinations are relatively safe if you stay aware of your surroundings and follow some common-sense rules. I wrote two posts about Safety in Cancun and Safety in Tulum so that you can compare.

However, I need to be honest, Tulum has become less safe than a few years ago, as there has been more robberies and crime of all sorts lately. I would exercise increased caution there, more than in Cancun.

Is Tulum Cheaper Than Cancun?

I wouldn’t say that. I believe they are equally expensive and if there is a difference Tulum is more expensive than Cancun. However, since they have very different types of hotels, it’s difficult to compare.

Is Playa del Carmen Cheaper Than Tulum?

Yes, Playa del Carmen is definitely cheaper than Tulum, probably because of the competition with the neighboring cooler town, and the huge amount of properties available keep prices relatively lower than Tulum ones.

Can You Walk to the Beach From Tulum Pueblo?

You could, but keep in mind that it’s a long way as the first nice beach is about 10 km from Downtown to the beach, depending on your departing point and which beach you want to get to.

If you decide to walk there is a nice sidewalk (which is also a cycle trail, so be careful) but take a bottle of water with you and sunscreen as the sun and heat can be strong.

Are There Swimmable Beaches in Tulum?

Yes, all Tulum beaches (which is actually a long one) are definitely swimmable.

Where Do Celebrities Go In Tulum?

I haven’t seen any celebrities but I read that some of them have been spotted in Tulum at Habitas, Azulik, and Amansala Resort & Spa.

How to Get From Cancun Airport to Tulum

The best way to get from Cancun Airport to Tulum is by private shuttle for a seamless journey. However, I wrote a post on the 4 ways to get from Cancun Airport to Tulum and you can find other options there.

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Conclusion: Best Tulum Mexico Resorts 2022

As you could see from this article there is a vast choice of Hotels in Tulum for all sorts of Travelers and Budgets. Here below my personal picks

👉 Best Hotel in Tulum for the budget traveler – Casa Santiago

👉 Best Hotel in Tulum for a romantic getaway – Hotel Bardo

👉 Best Hotel in Tulum for families – Una Vida

👉 Best Hotels in Tulum on the beach – Nest Tulum

👉 Best Luxury Hotel in Tulum – Be Tulum

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