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20 Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum, Mexico (2024)

Are you looking for the best beachfront hotels in Tulum, Mexico?

You’ve mulled it over – whether to stay in Tulum beach or town.

True, the top hotels in Tulum Town and Aldea Zama are lovely. But, for you, it’s clear. Beachfront bliss beats the buzz of town.

Well, we can help. We visit and write about Tulum often.

What with chillaxing on gorgeous white sand beaches, exploring the ancient ruins in Tulum, eating at top-notch restaurants and swimming in Tulum’s cool cenotes, this little slice of Caribbean coastline is one of our favorite vacation spots.

Tulum is simply one of the most alluring beach towns in Mexico!

We don’t like to brag, but with our years of experience exploring the Riviera Maya, we feel we’re a pretty decent source of information for crafting that picture-perfect Tulum vacation.

To save you the trouble of sifting through beachfront Tulum hotel reviews on TripAdvisor and elsewhere, we’ve compiled a hot list of the best beach hotels in Tulum.

The best beachfront hotels in Tulum, Mexico, include La Zebra Tulum.

Best beachfront hotels in Tulum, Mexico

Tulum Beach is a 6-mile-long strip of beachfront that’s also known as the Hotel Zone.

You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation, as there are literally dozens of luxury Tulum hotels on the beach. For true sybarites, several of these beachfront Tulum hotels have rooms with private pools too.

There are three main areas or places to stay in Tulum Beach:

  • South Tulum Beach zone
  • Middle Tulum Beach zone
  • North Tululm Beach zone

We’ll start with the best Tulum Beach hotels at the southernmost end of the beach and work our way up north.

Quick guide: 5 Best Tulum hotels on the beach

Just want a quick answer? See our short list of our favorite digs:

Best South Beach Tulum hotels

1) Olas Tulum

Olas Tulum is an intimate eco-friendly B&B with just eight suites in two white-washed villas. (We dig the curved walls and beamed ceilings in some rooms.)

Large bed draped in white linens and mosquito netting in an Olas Tulum guest room that features a curved wall with windows

It enjoys a quiet stretch of unspoiled beach next door to the UNESCO-listed Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve at the south end of Tulum Beach. Sun loungers dot the beach and hammocks swing in the sea breeze.

Complimentary inventive breakfasts? Check. (The huevos rancheros with chocolate mole are delish.) Bicycles you can borrow to ride into Tulum Town? Tick this box also. Super hospitable hosts? Indeed.

Yes, there’s lots to love about Olas Tulum!

The resort is totally 100% solar powered, so there’s no A/C. But the design of the villas means that a breeze blows through each room all the time.

Young person in a hammock on a terrace looking out to the sea

Olas Tulum was originally a holiday home for the owner.

And that’s what it feels like to stay here – like you’re a guest at a friend’s fancy beach house (meals are communal).

Best for?

Eco-conscious couples craving a retreat in chic surroundings will love Olas Tulum. One of the best places to stay in Tulum beach, it’s gorgeous (in a minimalist way).

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2) Casa Malca

This place believes that luxury and art go hand-in-hand, so expect eye-grabbing architecture and plenty of radical artwork on the walls here.

Plush red wall behind the bed of a funky Casa Malca guest room

Said to be a former bolthole for drug baron Pablo Escobar in the 1980s, Casa Malca was snapped up by New York art dealer Lio Malca.

He filled it with paintings, furniture and sculptures from his private art collection and turned it into a funky art hotel.

Coolest Insta-worthy spot? The entrance foyer, where ginormous white curtains (stitched from vintage wedding dresses) cascade down.

Most rooms offer amazing views of the Caribbean Sea, and you can have your pick of suites or beach rooms. (With 71 rooms, Casa Malca is one of the largest Tulum resorts on the beach.)

Spa treatments in nature at the Calma Spa are a must.

You should check out the meditation and relaxation spots too, as well as the underground pool and topside outdoor swimming pool.

Best for?

As one of the most interesting Tulum beachfront resorts, Casa Malca resonates with artistic types in touch with their creative side.

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3) Nomade Hotel Tulum

The casually elegant Nomade Hotel Tulum is one of the top Tulum hotels on the beach with a spiritual and health-and-fitness focus.

People do lunges in indoor/outdoor yoga class at Nomade Tulum

Bed down in a room, treehouse suite (perched on stilts and with hanging swing chairs) or – for a unique experience – a luxury tent. (All have air conditioning.)

The Master Tent gets our attention with its Moroccan décor influences, outdoor bathroom and outdoor plunge pool.

Plenty of artisanal vegan food is on offer day and night at its two toes-in-the-sand restaurants.

Macondo has a Middle Eastern twist with Fattoush salad, chicken tajine and baklava on the menu; La Popular on the beach serves up fresh seafood.

Experience local traditions through sacred fire rituals, cacao and Temazcal ceremonies, and a selection of free healing treatments like yoga and sound healing.

Live music and dancing also take place under the stars each night on the beach.

Guitarists play music on the beach for guests at Nomade Tulum

Committed to sustainability, this 4-star Tulum hotel on the beach aims to provide guests with a completely carbon-neutral stay.

Best for?

It’s all about connecting with your spiritual self, Mayan healing and nature at Nomade Tulum – as well as relaxing on the sandy beach.

Sound appealing? Then Nomade Tulum is your happy place.

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4) Be Tulum

One of the most expensive hotels in Tulum ($1,000+ USD night), Be Tulum is considered by many to be a bohemian jungle paradise. And for good reason!

Gray-hued guest room with concrete floors at Be Tulum, Mexico

It has 65 air-conditioned suites.

There are cozy retreats nestled in the jungle (some with private plunge pools). And then there are spacious oceanfront abodes, complete with rooftop terraces, pools and seductive views of the teal and turquoise tinted ocean.

Depending on the suite, they’re kitted out with plank or concrete floors, coral walls, leather-framed mirrors, copper tubs, hanging bird’s nest lamps and indoor/outdoor bathrooms.

Not all deluxe beachfront hotels in Tulum boast swimming pools. (Hey, the best pool is the big beautiful ocean right in front!)

Be Tulum has not just one infinity pool, but two – perfect for when you want a change of scene from the shaded daybeds on the beach.

A yoga studio also invites you to do sun salutations, and you can indulge in a hydrotherapy or other treatment at the resort’s stylish spa across the road.

Two on-site restaurants – Maresias (for freshly-caught seafood) and Ocumare (for fine Mexican cuisine) – round out the resort experience.

Bowl of seafood at Maresias restaurant, Be Tulum

Set along South Tulum Beach, Be Tulum gives you great access to neighboring shops, restaurants and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, and you can easily reach central Tulum in 15 to 20 minutes (traffic allowing).

Best for?

As one of the best luxury resorts in Tulum on the beach, Be Tulum is a wonderful place for the soul and the perfect spot for a romantic getaway (it has a strict 13-and-over age policy).

Couples in search of a special occasion resort, intimate dinners and quiet sunset drinks by the bar will be tickled to stay here.

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5) NEST Tulum

Graced by towering palm trees, NEST Tulum also lies along the sands of glorious South Tulum Beach.

A NEST Tulum oceanview room with concrete floors, pottery and a Mexican painting on the wall

All of its 12 rooms are adorned with Mexican antiques and pottery. All feature modern amenities like air conditioning and in-room safety deposit boxes.

Ocean rooms are above the main building and have palapa ceilings and curated art.

Tower rooms are found in the garden – circular in shape, they’re light-filled and decorated with wall hangings by local artisans.

NEST also has a 4-bedroom private villa which sleeps 8 to 10 guests.

A continental breakfast awaits you every morning.

For dinner, the hotel’s NU restaurant – one of the best restaurants in Tulum – is just across the beach road. In a sultry jungle setting, it teases the tastebuds with tantalizing Mexican cuisine.

The concierge can help with arranging airport transfers, restaurant reservations and tour bookings.

Best for?

Perfectly blending unique modern architecture with rustic down-to-earth furnishings, this beautiful beach hotel in Tulum is a bona fide oasis.

City slickers who need a break from urban life will be very happy here.

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6) La Valise Tulum

With 11 dreamy suites, an adults-only policy and unbeatable views, La Valise Tulum is one of the best hotels in Tulum on the beach for couples.

Snag the Master Suite, if you can – it oozes romance.

Crowned with a soaring 23-foot-high palapa roof, it has a king-size bed that can be rolled out onto the private terrace, so you can sleep under the stars.

Eco-conscious guests will appreciate this hotel’s commitment to providing sustainable all-natural soaps, shampoos and lotions for guests.

You can also enjoy free WiFi onsite, two small infinity pools and some of the most beautifully crafted furnishings in all of Mexico.

Bonus: Along with the NEST Tulum (#5) and Encantada (#7), La Valise Tulum is part of the Namron Hospitality collection, so you can use all their facilities too.

Best for?

Anyone without kids! It’s such a romantic hotel…  

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7) Encantada Tulum

One of the original boutique Tulum hotels on the beach, Encantada Tulum is a secluded paradise on the southern end of the beach’s Hotel Zone.

Aerial view of thatched-roof buildings, palm trees and beach at Encantada, Tulum

All eight rooms are generously sized at 700 sq. ft.

They feature polished hardwood floors, wrap-around decks, king-size canopy beds swathed in mosquito netting, air conditioning, bathrooms with blue tiled showers and organic toiletries.

Upper level beachfront rooms are crowned with thatched roof ceilings. Garden rooms have patios with hammocks.

Enjoy clear ocean views, lounging under beach palapas on a pristine private beach, a free breakfast every morning (the homemade granola is tops!) and access to all essential amenities to make your stay luxuriously comfortable.

There’s no onsite outdoor pool.

But just wander across the road to Encantada’s sister property Radhoo Tulum, set in the jungle, and you can do laps in their pool.

An inhouse restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.

Wooden beach-view table at Encantada Tulum, set with drinks and lunch

For dinner and DJ parties in the evening, the fabulous NU Tulum (beside the Radhoo) awaits.

And if you want to take things further, Encantada is only 15 minutes or so from Tulum’s exciting nightlife.

Best for?

It’s pricey. Room rates start at more than $800 a night. But the beach access here is quiet, peaceful and private. So Encantada is an intimate choice for couples with cash.

And as one of the absolute best hotels to stay in Tulum on the beach, Encantada is definitely worth the splurge!

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8) Suenos Tulum

Step into this laid-back beachfront Tulum hotel, and you’ll immediately feel a sense of tranquility and calm.

Suenos Tulum with green stairways around thatch roof buildings

Also at the southern end of the Beach Zone, stone and wood bungalows have been sculpted out of the jungle here.

Powered by solar electricity, the 14 suites have colorful hand-painted Talavera tiles and interesting round windows.

Amenities include a pool, restaurant, tons of hammocks, A/C at night from 8:00 p.m. and complimentary continental breakfast.

Best for?

History and architecture buffs – the architecture is almost entirely Mayan-themed, making it one of the most unique hotels in Tulum on the beach!

Families with children are welcome, as are friends traveling together.

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9) La Zebra

The phrase “you get what you pay for” rings true when it comes to La Zebra on Tulum Beach.

As one of the best luxury hotels in Tulum on the beach, it’s not just a hotel. It’s a little slice of Tulum paradise.

Hanging beach beds with pink towels on the white sand Tulum Beach

Beach-chic to the max, La Zebra offers 29 stylish and spacious rooms (with air conditioning). Some have a private pool – La Zebra is actually one of the best hotels in Mexico with private pools.

It also offers great beach beds and a top-notch Chef’s Table with 8-course tasting menus.

Bathroom at La Zebra, Tulum, with double stone sinks and a Mexican tile backsplash

Ocean views here are unbeatable, and you can take a dip in the cozy but cute pool.

Service is 5-star and housekeeping is always reliable – expect macarons, steeped tea and chocolates at turn-down!

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, La Zebra perfectly blends an authentic Mexican vacation atmosphere with fun activities for the ultimate stay.

Best for?

Luxury travelers of all stripes (oh, bad pun!) – couples, honeymooners, small families, etc.

The suites (with a king-size bed and two single beds) work well for couples with older children.

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10) Lula

Known as Tulum’s best boutique hotel in the Beach Zone for yogis and vegans, Lula (formerly Sanara Tulum) is a panacea for the soul.

Two green coconuts with straws on a table in the sand at Sanara Tulum

The island vibes and décor are cool.

But it’s the focus on wellness and relaxation that makes this great place stand out.

You’ll find incredible yoga classes (in a glass-walled beachfront studio), bio-magnetic therapy and bio-decoding among the many items on the holistic wellness menu.

Glass walled yoga studio with view of the turquoise ocean at Sanara Tulum

For those looking for something even more relaxing, opt for a spa treatment or two.

Organic skin products are also found in your room, along with a super king-size bed with bamboo linens.

We ate some of the heathiest (and tastiest!) food in Tulum at the hotel’s restaurant.

Healthy grilled fish with sliced avocado on a plate in Tulum

Plant-focused, the menus are all 100% gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free. And the only oil used is avocado oil.

How do Yucca croquettes, filled with melted coconut cheese, sound?

Smoothies are blended with house-made coconut milk and sweetened with dates and fresh Mexican fruit.

Best for?

Health-conscious folks on the hunt for the perfect wellness retreat.

You can bring kids along, but they must be eight and over, or it’s no Bueno!

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Best Tulum Middle Beach hotels

11) Aldea Canzul

With only three luxury residences available, Aldea Canzul is one of the most exclusive places in Tulum on the beach.

Luxury 2-story beach house with flat thatch roof, surrounded by palms, at Aldea Canzul, Tululm

Each beach house in the gated property is different and can house between 4 and 11 guests, depending on your preference.

Casa Chakte is particularly beautiful and boasts a large rooftop garden that offers unmatched ocean views.

Casa Chukum allows you to lose yourself in the stunning jungle scenery and features indoor and outdoor living areas, a rooftop terrace and a private beach area.

Each villa sports warm woods, eclectic fabrics and sophisticated artwork.

Beach chairs and umbrellas, shaded lounge areas and kayaks await on the beach.

A personal chef is on hand to prepare meals.

Best for?

This Tulum resort is the perfect place for small groups (destination wedding, anyone?) and family gatherings.

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12) The Beach Tulum

The hotel’s name hints that it’s one of the best places to stay in Tulum on the beach. And it is!

Brown hammock beside private plunge pool overlooking the ocean at The Beach Tulum hotel

Each of the 28 beautiful rooms at The Beach Tulum has a private plunge pool or rooftop hot tub.

Complimentary yoga classes are offered in the mornings. And the onsite Ziggy’s beach club and restaurant throws some pretty phenomenal parties to rock to (with live music from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm).

A complimentary a la carte breakfast greets you each morning, and you can use the hotel’s free bikes for a back-to-basics Tulum tour.

To recover, sweat things out in the spa’s sauna, and hit the Turkish baths before relaxing again on the blissful beach.

Day bed with orange cushions on the beach, facing the ocean, at The Beach Tulum hotel

Best for?

Child-free folks looking to balance relaxation with a touch of energy.

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13) Cabanas Tulum

Cabanas Tulum offers the best of both worlds – a quiet and intimate feel (no music crowding out the sound of the ocean waves) plus easy access to beach bars and restaurants.

Pink bougainvillea surround the pool at Cabanas Tulum

The 24 rooms include a 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom loft, “Swim Up” rooms in the garden with a private plunge pool, beachfront rooms with plunge pools and oceanview rooms with a private hot tub on the rooftop.

Housekeeping is immaculate and the property is well maintained.

Cabanas shares the same beach club, spa and yoga facilities with sister hotel The Beach Tulum (#12). But even though it’s less expensive than The Beach, it’s still one of the best Tulum beach resorts.

Best for?

Several rooms have two queen beds, making this a good fit for friends traveling together and families, as well as for couples.

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14) Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum

A Mayan paradise with extremely personable staff, Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum is one of the chicest 5-star hotels in Tulum on the beach with private pools.

Say what? You heard right.

Twelve of its 16 luxury suites have private plunge pools.

Triangular-shaped swimming pool set amid palm trees at Ma'xanab Tulum

There’s a main pool you can use too.

Located in the Middle Tulum Beach area, Ma’xanab is walking distance to some of Tulum’s most popular restaurants and beach clubs too. (Recommendation: Head to Parole for unique Italian food.)

Throw in air conditioning, free WiFi, a cute fitness center, spa and restaurant, and you can be assured of an indulgent and relaxed beachfront stay.

Best for?

The hotel’s elegantly casual feel makes it a serene choice for couples looking for a deluxe adult-only Tulum resort.

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15) Tago Tulum by G Hotels

Tago Tulum also stands out as one of the best beachfront boutique hotels in Tulum.

Tago Tulum is one of the best beachfront hotels in Tulum, Mexico.

Each room at this adult-only hotel is a cozy well-appointed haven boasting double showers and private pools. Choose from rooms with views of either lush gardens or the sparkling ocean.

Step outside to a beautifully maintained beach, complete with ample sun loungers and attentive service.

The onsite restaurant serves a delightful Mexican-Mediterranean fusion, available for both indoor and scenic outdoor beachfront dining.

Best for?

Beach lovers seeking a relaxed hotel away from the party zone will like this hotel. It offers 5-star beach club service and lots of cool restaurants and shops within walking distance.

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16) Papaya Playa Project

The Papaya Playa Project is nestled along a pristine 3,000-foot private beach.

It’s favored as one of the best Tulum Beach accommodations for its eclectic vibe and well-kept beach.

Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

It’s a unique hotel where nature’s beauty meets luxury.

Chic jungle huts with their own private plunge pools offer an intimate escape. Some are rooftop, so you can enjoy a dip amid the jungle canopy.

There’s also a stunning beachside infinity pool.

Best for?

Calling all Bohemian souls! You’re invited to lose yourself in the rhythm of full moon parties and experience Mayan shamanic healing here.

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17) Maria del Mar Tulum

Everything about Maria del Mar Tulum is utterly chilled – from its 18 spacious air-conditioned rooms (with hand-crafted Mexican furniture and Nespresso machines) to the serene beach and Mayan-influenced spa.

Guest Room with Mexican tile floors at Maria del Mar Tulum Hotel

MINA restaurant, snuggled on the property, specializes in steak and seafood with an Argentinian twist. Cocktails are pricey, but oh, they’re fantastic at this little hideaway between the Middle Beach and North Beach areas.

There’s a beautiful pool too for afternoon dips, and housekeeping is known for keeping rooms spotless during your stay.

Best for?

Couples in their 30s and 40s make up most of the hotel guests here.

The vibe is quiet (no kids under 16 are allowed) – it’s one of the most romantic beach hotels in Tulum for couples.

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Best North Beach Tulum hotels

18) Mi Amor a Colibri Tulum Boutique Hotel

With a focus on romance, Mi Amor has our hearts with its secluded rocky setting on Tulum’s North Beach.

And talk about sensual design!

The private curtained gazebos and decks for two on the rocks, furnished with double daybeds, are ideal for honeymooners to lounge oceanside.

The 17 elegant rooms at this 5-star luxury hotel have king-size beds, wooden floors, air conditioning, rainfall showers, bathrobes and espresso makers. Pops of turquoise (in hanging lamps and textiles) add whimsical color.

Higher category rooms come with private plunge pools too. These seaview and seafront guest rooms cost a pretty penny, but they’re worth the splurge.

The restaurant, which serves Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine, also gets very high marks.

Like La Zebra (#9) and Mezzanine (#19), Mi Amor is part of Colibri Boutique Hotels and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Mezzanine is just a short walk away, so you can easily use its facilities for a change of scene.

Best for?

Mi Amor translates to “my love.” So it’s no surprise that it’s one of the best beachfront hotels in Tulum for couples. You’re sure to fall in love with it!

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19) Mezzanine

Personalized service is a huge selling point at this elegant Tulum boutique hotel. You’re welcomed with margaritas, and the friendly staff are eager to help in any way they can.

Plus, you can’t get any closer to the Tulum National Park.

Mezzanine is literally inside the park. You’re soooo close to the ruins – one of the most beautiful Mayan sites in the Yucatan, by the way –  that you can get an early start and be the first ones to visit.

Rooms have A/C and are stocked with beach bags and yoga mats for your use.

The onsite Thai restaurant is run by a celebrity chef.

And a master mixologist creates herb- and flower-infused concoctions. They’re so intoxicating, you’ll be ordering seconds before you’ve even downed your first.

Ruby- and peach-colored cocktails at Mezzanine, Tulum

The only downside is that the beach is rocky.

So while you can still swim in the sea, most lounging is done from the deck of your room or hotel terrace.

Like its sister hotel La Zebra (#9), Mezzanine is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Best for?

Mexico fans with an itch for exploring – Mezzanine is just minutes from the Tulum archaeological site – and cocktail aficionados.

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20) Jashita Tulum

There’s only one word for Jashita Hotel – sensational!

Jashita Tulum, set on a white sand beach and surrounded by lush palms and jungle

Slightly off the beaten track in Soliman Bay (about 20 minutes north of Tulum), Jashita is spread out over five acres of beachfront, giving you lots of room to stake out your place on the sand and drink in the glorious views.

Its 30 chic air-conditioned suites come with four-poster beds, Italian linens, bidets in the bathrooms and twice-daily maid service.

Waterfront suites have outdoor showers; the Penthouse has its own rooftop swimming pool.

Chocolates and a bottle of wine welcome you upon arrival.

Jashita’s Pandano restaurant has a wonderful deck overlooking the ocean, offering a mix of Italian and Mexican flavors.

It promises long leisurely dinners of ceviche, homemade lobster fettucine and grilled octopus.

Guests drink and eat on the alfresco deck overlooking the ocean at Jashita Tulum.

Separate adults and kids swimming pools, plus a dedicated pool bar, keep your days cool and full of fun.

Onsite yoga, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and scuba diving are also available.

Best for?

Not many luxury Tulum resorts on the beach are family-friendly. This one is.

But with lots of adult areas, it’s quite romantic for couples too.

Jashita Hotel, Tulum: Check rates and availability

Last words on the best boutique hotels in Tulum on the beach

And there you have it – our top picks for the best Tulum accommodations on the beach!

Whether you’re seeking a luxurious retreat or a cozy beachfront nook, these beautiful hotels offer the perfect beachfront escape.

So when Tulum calls, you know exactly where to stay!

More information on the best Tulum hotels

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Best beachfront hotels in Tulum, Mexico
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Photo credits: 1 La Zebra Tulum | Remaining hotel images courtesy of the respective Tulum accommodations

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Friday 13th of October 2023

Hi! Do you have a favorite Tulum hotel for my husband and me? We'd like a resort (not too old) with a nice beach and good food. Any suggestions?

Janice and George

Friday 1st of December 2023

There are quite a few hotels fitting your description, so you're going to be spoiled for choice!

Maybe figure out first if you'd prefer to stay in the quieter South Beach zone of Tulum Beach, the buzzier Middle Beach area or the north part.

For more food options close by, the Middle Beach area might be your best bet. Look at La Zebra, Lula, The Beach Tulum and Hotel Ma'xanab in this area.