- Reviews: 207
Santa Fe: Cabañas and hammock space at the beach
I slept in my hammock at a place called Santa Fe. It is located around 1-2 kilometres outside the town of Tulum, but it is very close to the ruins.
It was great to lie in my hammock at night and listen to the waves and watch the stars.
Santa Fe also have cabañas, the are rustic with sand floors and walls with gabs in them.
When I was there in year 2001, the prices for a hammock space was 30 pesos (around $2,5) and for a bed in a dormitory 50 pesos.
The cabañas of Santa Fe flow together with the cabañas of all the other places along the beach. Thet all make up a complex of restaurants, cab stand, pay phone and a small shop.
Santa Fe has its own restaurant. There are some toilets and communal showers with cold saltwater. That wasn't so great as I never really felt clean.
The reception at Santa Fe will store your backpack if you slep in your hammock at the beach.
The ruins of Tulum is close to Santa Fe, you can walk there in 10-15 minutes and the beach and blue water is great.
- Reviews: 753
Cabanas Sante Fe: Sleeping on the Beach
This is a popular place to stay, located only 1km south of the Tulum Ruins. Wake up early and make the walk to the ruins before it gets too hot.
You can stay in beach side cabanas for $15/night or sleep in a hammock for only $3. They also had very good inexpensive meals here and a large white sand beach.
Please note that this information is from Feb 2001. Apparantly Cabanas Sante Fe has since closed down and I do not know if it has reopened under a different name. However, there were several similar cabana accomodations nearby so I recommend checking the most recent Lonely Planet Travel Guide for up to date information.
- Reviews: 808
Accomodation in Tulum
Tulum is not a big touristresort like Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The city is just some houses stretched along the highway. The best place to stay is in one of the cabañas on the beach. From the ruins and south there are many small places offering all kinds of cabañas, from the smallest and cheapest to big and luxurious. The price range from just a few dollars pr night and up to hundreds of dollars depending on what you want.
- Reviews: 2258
Piedra Escondida. Tulum: Piedra Escondida. Tulum
Not cheap at approx $100 per night but if you want a relaxed place to stay in Tulum, this is the place.
What a delightful place. Eight rooms only, 2 per 'block' (wat & daub style with thatched roof, painted yellow) built around what is in effect almost a small private beach (the coast here is full of little 'bays', interconnected by rocky headlands).
Each room has 2 double beds and oceans of space, with either a balcony (top floor) or terrace with hammocks etc.. Big bathrooms, comfortably furnished without being ostentatious.
Public spaces very welcoming and 'cosy', lots of information about various trips in the area, books to borrow, small sitting area with board games etc.. Great little bar which serves brilliant cocktails and there is an excellent Italian restuarant (great for breakfast too) attached.
- Reviews: 4346
cabanas el mirador: very basic accommodation
First of all, let me say that i did not stay at these cabanas. I took a look and decided that they were far too basic and unsafe. Most are also partly destroyed bt the latest hurricane (Wilma, if i am not mistaken). Doors can't be locked and parts of the roofs have big holes in them. There's no toilet facilities, either. Manz people camp on the beach: I guess it's a much better alternative.
The position is unbeatable: they are the nearest cabanas to the Tulum ruins.
- Reviews: 987
Robinson Club Tulum: Robinson Club Tulum
We had an all-inclusive deal that included airfare from Toronto, all the drinks and food for $1258 Canadian
This is a German owned resort so there were a lot of German tourists there. Should have brushed up on my German! Absolutely beautiful place, gorgeous beach, extremely clean, very friendly staff. Loved the place, the food was amazing! There are lots of palapas for shade on the beach, though you'll have to be out early to get a chair.
The resort has it's own dive centre which lends out snorkelling gear and you can book your diving trips here as well.
Watersports like kayaks and windsurfers are available from the watersports centre.
- Reviews: 1149
Cabanas Santa Fé: Nice little huts but...
Well, first I loved it.
Little huts on the beach. This means when you get up, you don't have to dress very much and you can jump in the ocean. You don't need a swimming pool!
There was no comfort, only a double (hard) bed and one chair but I didn't care.
It changed during the night when it started raining. It rained inside the cabana and we had to move the bed all through the night.
We had our indoors swimmingpool....
We paid 40 pesos for this double
- Reviews: 1
El Paraiso: El Paraiso the worse....
I can't believe they charged me for use of the beach chairs WHILE I STAYED THERE. Not very welcoming. I would definately NOT go back.
- Reviews: 1
Bahia Principe: Best All Inclusive in Tulum, Mexico
For our first trip to Mexico, we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. This hotel was just out of this world. All the staff were extremely friendly and most helpful with any request we had.
It had 5 A La Carte restaurants on the complex of which you could choose 3 to eat in once during a 1 week AI stay. The rest of the time you can eat in the buffet which was very well organised and the variety of food was just amazing.
Beautiful private beach, great entertainment nightly, excellent air conditioned rooms, 2 pools, staff were just so so friendly.
- Reviews: 3
Zama's: Tulum, Mexico
I would definitely stay here again. The place was very clean, beautifully appointed, with a great open air restaurant. The staff was wonderful too! They took great care of us.
The cabanas are right on the beach. There is always a breeze flowing through the rooms. The shower was big and beautiful. Each bed has a mosquito net - but am not sure if I needed it.
No air conditioning - you don't need it (at least when we were there)
No power - only solar or wind generated -so leave your hair dryer at home.
- Reviews: 1115
Most romantic hide-away ever seen!!: Diamante K
Hotel Diamante K. offers lovely cabañas with a small beach and a fine restaurant. I only can recommend them, as I liked it a lot there. Maybe one of the most romantic places I've ever been to.
I don't remember the exact prices, but dorm beds in Diamante come for about 11$, rooms without bath 22$. For sure it was one of the nicest places, I've ever been to. There are hammocks on the beach, where you can sit and watch the sea, and in nighttimes, they burn torches, as there is no electricity after 11.30 p.m.
- Reviews: 385
one of many: The Cabana Experience
Tulum offers the traveler to be able to experience staying in beachside cabanas for an affordable price. The beach south of the ruins is lined with different accomidation options. Prices vary between $20 to $ 200 depending on which luxuries you want to do wtih out.
What can I say, Turquoise water outside your door and some amazing sunrises!
- Reviews: 378
Cabañas ''Sol Maya'': ''Mayan Sun''
In Tulum you have two options when looking for a place to stay: in the town or on the beach. We decided to stay in town. The place we wanted to go first was full so we started to look around and got lucky immediately. We found this cabaña settlement. They were weel built, with mosquito protection, fan and TV. And I couldn't complanit about the common bathroom. We payed 250 pesos for 4 of us per night.
- Reviews: 3
Stone Tree Little Ceynote: A Hidden Treasure
Quaint, comfortable dwelling. You feel like you're part of the community. Nestled in the little town, of Tulum, you find a jungle oasis including a main house (sleeps 6) and a guest house (sleeps 2.) We had a full kitchen with range top and microwave...pots and pans and dishes included. 1 bathroom with very large shower in the main house and 1 bath with shower in the guesthouse. Guest house had air conditioning, while the main did not, but the fans usually kept it pretty cool. The roosters start crowing at 2am and continue past dawn. If you're on the ground floor, you might be able to sleep through it, but the loft is amplified! Maid service comes once or twice a week...and she's very thourough! We found all of our clothes folded and put away!
There is a beautiful garden growing throughout the property. A small sitting pool with fountain is located in the courtyard. There is also a rooftop deck for lounging. You can't beat the price.
- Reviews: 9
Tribal Village: Bare bones beachfront cabinas
We stayed 3 nights in Tulum at Tribal Village. It was very quaint and eclectic which is to say unorganized, rough around the edges, and not maintained very well.
Tribal Village is an enclave of ocean/beach front cabinas.
This place was recommended by me by two different people. I, would NOT recommend this place for anyone except a backpacker with their own tent (at a fee of $5 per person per night). I found the owner of the place to be rude, impatient, curt. Basically just a bit shy of being a ***. Although in the hospitality business, she was anything but hospitable. It seemed like we were inconveniencing her by being there.
The restaurant is extremely overpriced. $8 for a crappy melange of rice and veggies doesn't sit well with me. But, they've got you by the balls. The "city" is 3 miles away and costs $3 in cab fare each way.
The grounds aren't maintained well. If you're going to make me share a bathroom/shower/sink, please be courteous and clean it at least once a day! There were 4 dogs on sight that barked at all hours of the day and night. Their *** was scattered about.
Wilma also took the beach from directly in front of the property and put it a few hundred yards down the coast. At night, some lights in the landscaping beamed right through the sticks into our cabina. I had to stack rocks and palm fronds to block one such light.
I was disappointed on our last day to discover Diamond K cabinas. At a mere $5 more per night, I could have had access to their beautifiul setting with a private swimming cove and beach. chaise lounges, etc. A nice restaurant, and a "lounge" which was simply low profile tables and chairs on the rocks by the sea. This place looked nice and the staff was extremely friendly.
Also, I looked at this place online before the trip. I found the website to be utterly inconsistent with what I actually saw when I got there.
All these eccentricities attracted a unique blend of people. While there we met a variety of folks: the tatooed hypnotist jeweler from NYC, friendly backpacking Canadians, and a super stoned ex-pat from Boston who was cruising around aimlessly.
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