Where to Stay in Tulum? The best areas and places to stay


Where to Stay in Tulum: My Selection of the Best Hotels

You’ve planned to visit Tulum for your next trip and you’re wondering where to stay?

You’re at the right place!

To help you plan your stay, I have selected for you the best hotels in Tulum, organized by area and type of hotel.

No matter if you prefer to be by the beautiful beaches or in the heart of downtown Tulum, there’s something for everyone – from family-friendly to adults-only, from all-inclusive resorts to eco-friendly boutique hotels, and from budget stays to luxury 5-star hotels.

So, let’s find your dream hotel in Tulum!

Best Places to Stay in Tulum: My Personal Favorites

If you’re short on time but still want a glimpse of my favorite hotels in Tulum, here’s the essence. For more detailed insights and pricing, you can directly click on the names of the hotels provided:

Tulum Hotel Zone

The Tulum Hotel Zone or Tulum Beach Strip, also known as “Zona Hotelera,” is a prime choice for travelers seeking the quintessential beachfront experience in Tulum.

Stretching along the coast, this area is renowned for its stunning hotels, pristine beaches, top-notch restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. Settling into a beachfront resort in this zone allows you to indulge in a variety of activities right at your doorstep.

You can spend your days lounging by the pool or on the soft, white sands of Tulum’s beaches.

For a touch of pampering, consider a spa treatment or a massage to the soothing sounds of the ocean. Many resorts offer wellness activities such as yoga and pilates classes against the backdrop of the Caribbean Sea.

For the adventurous, the Tulum Hotel Zone does not disappoint. Water sports like kayaking, snorkeling and sailing are readily available.

The culinary scene is equally enticing, with a plethora of dining options serving both local and international cuisine. Evening entertainment is varied too, ranging from live music and shows to tequila tastings and beach parties.

Here’s why the Tulum Hotel Zone might be your top choice:

  • Direct beach access: You are steps away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the region, like Playa Paraíso or Playa Las Palmas
  • Luxury accommodations: The area is home to a range of high-end, luxury hotels with breathtaking ocean views
  • Vibrant nightlife: The zone is known for its lively evening atmosphere with numerous bars and clubs, like Papaya Playa Project, Ahau Tulum, Gitano
  • Adventure and activities: From water sports to spa days, there’s plenty to keep you active or relaxed

Beyond the amazing beaches, the Tulum Hotel Zone is a gateway to exploring notable attractions such as:

  • Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve: A UNESCO World Heritage site, perfect for nature lovers looking to explore rich wildlife and serene waterways. – Book the Sian Ka’an tour here!
  • Tulum Ruins: The stunning Mayan ruins located on a cliff overlooking the sea, offering a blend of history and scenic views. –Book the Tulum Ruins tour here!
  • Cenotes: These natural sinkholes are ideal for snorkeling and diving, offering a peek into the underground rivers and caves that dot the Yucatan Peninsula. – Book the cenotes tour here!
  • The Ven a la Luz Sculpture: This striking 33-foot wooden sculpture, crafted by South African artist Daniel Popper, symbolizes the harmony between humans and nature. Situated in the Sculpture Garden of the Ahau Hotel, it has quickly become a key landmark on Tulum’s beach strip, especially popular as a photo spot.

Whether you want to relax by the ocean, enjoy luxurious comforts, or have exciting adventures, the Tulum Hotel Zone provides a full and magical vacation experience. It captures the essence of both luxury and adventure in a beautiful tropical setting, all wrapped in a distinctive bohemian chic style.

Here is my selection of the best hotels in Tulum Hotel Zone

  • Our Habitas: Set in a lush jungle with a charming beach, this eco-friendly retreat starts at 270 USD per night. Guests stay in large safari-style tents surrounded by tropical vegetation. Highlights include an oceanfront pool, free activities like yoga, meditation and Mayan rituals, and a sustainable farm-to-table restaurant.
  • Radhoo Tulum: As an eco-friendly haven in Tulum, Radhoo Tulum offers a sustainable yet luxurious lodging experience, with room rates starting at 310 USD per night. Located in a serene environment, each room is designed with natural materials and decor that harmonize with Tulum’s lush landscapes. Strong points: commitment to eco-sustainability, solar-powered facilities, organic toiletries, and locally sourced cuisine at the on-site restaurant.
  • La Zebra Tulum: This stylish boutique hotel, perfectly located on Tulum’s beautiful coastline, offers luxurious accommodations starting at 530 USD per night. Strong points: amazing beachfront location, handcrafted cocktails at the beach bar, live DJ sessions, and Mexican gourmet cuisine. Ideal for travelers looking for a lively yet upscale beach experience in Tulum.
  • Delek Tulum: Widely celebrated as one of Tulum’s most Instagrammable hotels, Delek Tulum offers a picturesque escape with accommodations starting at 624 USD per night. Nestled within the lush Tulum jungle and facing the turquoise sea, each room features eco-friendly design elements that highlight natural beauty and craftsmanship. Strong points: beachfront access, rustic-chic decor, a renowned on-site restaurant serving local cuisine, and vibrant nightlife activities.
  • La Valise Tulum: Located on Tulum’s stunning beachfront, this luxurious boutique hotel offers beautifully designed rooms starting at 650 USD per night. Each features a private terrace to enjoy the serene views. Strong points: direct beach access, an outdoor pool, rooftop views, gourmet on-site dining, and exceptional personalized service. Perfect for a peaceful getaway in Tulum.
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La Valise, Tulum Hotel Zone

Downtown Tulum

If you’re seeking an authentic and budget-friendly experience in Tulum, staying in Tulum Center, often referred to as Tulum Pueblo, is a great choice. Here’s why:

  • Local Cuisine: it is a fantastic spot to dive into the local culinary scene, with numerous street food vendors and restaurants offering traditional Mexican dishes. The food here is not only delicious but also offers a real taste of the region’s culture. I highly recommend taking a food tour (click here to book!) to discover the best local spots!
  • Convenient Transportation: Staying in Tulum Center puts you in close proximity to major transportation hubs, including the local colectivos and the ADO bus station. These options provide easy access to not only the Tulum ruins, but also to other parts of the Riviera Maya. Whether you’re heading out for a day trip or exploring nearby towns, these transport links make it all the more convenient.
  • Strategic Location: One of the biggest advantages of staying in Tulum Pueblo is its strategic location. You are closer to the roads that lead directly to major destinations like the Coba Archaeological Site, Playa del Carmen and amazing cenotes like Gran Cenote, Cenote Calavera, Cenote Escondido.
  • Relaxed and Friendly Atmosphere: The downtown area of Tulum is less touristy, offering a more laid-back and friendly environment. This is a place where you can mingle with both locals and other travelers, and pick up insider tips and recommendations.

Tulum Center offers a relaxed atmosphere, making it an ideal base for those looking to explore local culture and easily access the main attractions of the Riviera Maya, all while being more budget-friendly compared to the Hotel Zone.

Here is my selection of the best hotels in Tulum Pueblo

  • Huaya Camp: Priced from just 50 USD per night, Huaya Camp offers an affordable glamping experience enveloped by Tulum’s lush nature. Each tent combines the comfort of a hotel with the allure of outdoor living, featuring cozy furnishings and serene views. Key highlights include a refreshing outdoor pool and shared lounge spaces perfect for relaxation. Ideal for those seeking a budget-friendly escape with a close connection to nature.
  • Rubi Tulum: Tucked away in a quieter part of the jungle, yet close to Tulum center, Rubi Tulum starts at 135 USD per night and offers a tranquil retreat with striking architecture. Each spacious room is part of a small villa featuring a terrace and private pool. Guests are welcomed with a cocktail and can enjoy complimentary bike rentals, perfect for exploring the surrounding area.
  • Tiki Tiki Tulum: Starting at 220 USD per night, this boutique hotel is a serene hideaway set in Tulum’s quieter jungle area. Rooms are very bright, surrounded by lush vegetation, featuring a hammock for a relaxed, natural vibe. The property includes a pleasant pool and stylish, retro-modern decor, creating a unique and tranquil retreat.
  • Hotel Muaré & Spa: starting at 340 USD per night, Hotel Muaré is recognized as one of the best romantic hotels in Tulum. This boutique hotel, pet-friendly and set in a serene location, is designed with a sleek, modern aesthetic that offers couples a luxurious and intimate experience. Guests can unwind in spacious rooms and enjoy premium amenities, including an outdoor pool, a chic spa, free morning yoga classes and the gourmet restaurant that serves exquisite meals.
Hotel Tiki Tiki Downtown Tulum
Hotel Tiki Tiki in Downtown Tulum

Adults-Only Hotels in Tulum

Tulum is renowned for its adult-only hotels and boutique resorts, providing a private and serene setting ideal for both couples and friends.

These accommodations ensure privacy, comfort, and luxury, making Tulum a favored destination for adults seeking tranquility and fun. Families often opt for Playa del Carmen and Cancun, where the resorts are more suited to all ages.

Here are some reasons why these hotels are preferred in Tulum:

  • Balanced Atmosphere: Adults-only hotels in Tulum are generally quieter during the day, focusing on providing a peaceful retreat. However, they are often located close to nightlife hotspots, where the vibrant energy and music can extend into the early hours, especially near popular bars and clubs.
  • Sophisticated Amenities and Services: Tailored specifically for adults, these hotels feature amenities such as spas with Mayan-inspired treatments, romantic dining experiences, and wellness facilities offering activities like yoga and meditation in beautifully designed spaces that promote tranquility and relaxation.
  • Proximity to Vibrant Nightlife and Entertainment: Many adults-only hotels are situated near the center of Tulum’s nightlife scene. This allows guests to easily access chic beach clubs and live music venues. These spots often provide an exclusive feel, with stylish settings and premium services that cater to adults looking to enjoy a sophisticated night out.
  • Exclusive Beach Club Access: The beach clubs near these hotels often exude an exclusive vibe, offering luxurious amenities such as private cabanas, high-end cocktails, and gourmet snacks in a stylish setting. This creates an upscale, adult-focused beach experience, perfect for guests who appreciate a mix of relaxation and socialization by the sea.

These features make adults-only hotels in Tulum a favorite for those who desire a holiday that harmoniously combines the calm of a mature environment during the day with the excitement of a lively nightlife scene.

Here is my selection of the best Adults-Only hotels in Cancun

  • Mayan Monkey Tulum: Starting at $19 USD for a bed in a dormitory room and $120 USD for a private room, Mayan Monkey Tulum offers a fun and vibrant atmosphere ideal for social travelers. Located in the heart of Tulum, this hostel is perfect for those looking to connect with fellow travelers, with a lively pool area, bar, and yoga classes. Ideal for budget-conscious visitors seeking an engaging and enjoyable stay in Tulum.
  • Our Habitas Tulum: Priced from $270 USD per night, Our Habitas Tulum is a sanctuary for those seeking a retreat into nature and wellness. This eco-friendly hotel features elegant, rustic-style accommodations nestled between the lush jungle and the pristine waters of the Caribbean. Guests can indulge in a variety of wellness activities including yoga, meditation, and cultural ceremonies. The on-site restaurant offers a menu of sustainably sourced, local cuisine that complements the serene environment. Ideal for travelers looking to immerse themselves in tranquility and luxury.
  • La Valise Tulum: Located on Tulum’s stunning beachfront, this luxurious boutique hotel offers beautifully designed rooms starting at $650 USD per night. Each features a private terrace to enjoy the serene views. Strong points: direct beach access, an outdoor pool, rooftop views, gourmet on-site dining, and exceptional personalized service. Perfect for a peaceful getaway in Tulum.
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Our Habitas, Adults Only Hotel in Tulum

Beachfront Hotels in Tulum

Here is my selection of the best beachfront hotels in Tulum

  • Diamante K: Priced at $170 USD per night, Diamante K offers charming little bungalows nestled right by the ocean on a secluded beach within the Tulum National Park. Just a 30-40 minute walk from the Tulum ruins, this spot provides a tranquil escape with direct access to natural beauty. The on-site restaurant, Casa Maria, offers a laid-back bohemian vibe as both a restaurant and beach club, adding to the relaxed beachfront experience.
  • Kanan Tulum: Priced at $400 USD per night, Kanan Tulum is an adults-only hotel that boasts a unique treehouse-inspired concept. Located in a prime spot in Tulum, the hotel offers exceptional service and features a vibrant beach club with a live DJ. Its rooftop restaurant provides breathtaking views and is known for its “Nests” on the terrace, making it one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Tulum
  • La Zebra: Priced at $530 USD per night, La Zebra is a small 5-star boutique hotel peacefully situated on a quieter part of the beach, yet just minutes from the main clubs and restaurants of Tulum. It boasts a fabulous beach club with comfortable beach beds, enhancing its reputation as one of Tulum’s premier beachfront hotels.
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La Zebra, Beachfront Hotel in Tulum

Best Luxury Hotels in Tulum

Here is my selection of the best luxury hotels in Tulum

  • Rubi Tulum: Starting at $135 USD per night, Rubi Tulum is a hidden gem in a quieter part of the jungle, yet conveniently close to Tulum center. This small luxury hotel offers a peaceful retreat with striking architecture and spacious rooms, each housed in a small villa with a private pool and terrace. Guests are greeted with a welcome cocktail and can take advantage of complimentary bike rentals, making it easy to explore the surrounding area.
  • Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum: Priced at $390 USD per night, Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum is a boutique hotel featuring a minimalistic design and a small number of spacious rooms. Known for its superb location in the heart of the hotel zone, the hotel is just a short walk from many exquisite restaurants. Guests enjoy an amazing breakfast, complimentary bikes, and exceptional service. The beach club offers a relaxed atmosphere with music ending at 10 pm, perfect for those who prefer a quieter evening.
  • Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya: At $550 USD per night, Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya is an elegant 5-star beach resort. Guests can enjoy a variety of dining options, multiple pools, a spa, and complimentary bikes. The well-equipped fitness center, terrace, and bar add to the luxurious feel. The breakfast buffet is notable for its wide selection of vegan, gluten-free, healthy, and local cuisines. Offering a quieter atmosphere, it is well-suited for both families and couples seeking a refined getaway.
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Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya, a luxury hotel

Romantic Hotels in Tulum

Tulum is one of the most romantic destinations in Mexico, offering the perfect setting to rekindle love and create lasting memories with your partner. Here’s why Tulum is a top choice for a romantic getaway:

  • Idyllic Beaches and Chic Beach Clubs: Stroll along the pristine beaches of Tulum with your loved one, enjoy breathtaking sunsets, and cozy up on the soft sands under the stars. During the day, you can relax at one of Tulum’s chic beach clubs, like Rosanegra, offering stylish comfort and oceanfront views, perfect for unwinding together.
  • Romantic Dining Opportunities: The Hotel Zone in Tulum is home to many romantic restaurants, such as NÜ Tulum and The Nest on Kanan Tulum Rooftop, which are ideal for couples looking to enjoy a special meal. Remember to make a reservation beforehand to secure a spot at these popular dining venues.
  • Unique Tours and Experiences: Explore the beauty of Tulum and its surroundings with activities tailored for couples. Enjoy an intimate cenote swim, a snorkeling trip on a luxury catamaran or experience a traditional Temazcal ceremony.

All these features make Tulum an ideal place for couples who want both relaxing and exciting experiences in a romantic setting.

With its unique tropical feel and beautiful sandy beaches, it’s easy to see why Tulum is a top honeymoon spot in Mexico! Whether you enjoy quiet time on the beach or fun evenings out, Tulum has a wide variety of activities and experiences for everyone.

Here is my selection of the best romantic hotels in Tulum

  • Hotel Muaré & Spa Tulum: Priced at $340 USD per night, this intimate and luxurious retreat is ideal for couples seeking romance in a contemporary setting. Nestled in the heart of Tulum, the boutique hotel is distinguished by its modern architecture and sophisticated design. Each suite features its own private pool, adding to the exclusivity and luxury of the experience. Guests can indulge in the on-site spa, relax by the serene pool, and dine at the gourmet restaurant, all contributing to a relaxing and romantic atmosphere.
  • Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya – Adults Only: Priced at $420 USD per night, this all-inclusive 5-star resort offers a luxurious and comprehensive getaway for adults. Situated in the heart of Riviera Maya, Secrets Akumal features three swimming pools, seven restaurants, a fully equipped gym, and a tennis court. The resort also provides a plethora of activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay, ensuring every moment is as engaging as it is relaxing.
  • Casa Malca: Priced at $530 USD per night, this exquisite hotel that was once the residence of Pablo Escobar and later purchased by a New York art dealer. This boutique hotel is adorned with contemporary art installations, creating a unique and culturally rich atmosphere. The rooms are sumptuous, featuring extraordinary amenities including multiple swimming pools, one of which is indoors. The breakfast is exceptional, adding to the luxurious experience.
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Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya – Adults Only, a Romantic Hotel in Tulum

Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Tulum

While Tulum may not be the first destination that comes to mind for family vacations, it is undoubtedly a fantastic family-friendly choice, brimming with a variety of attractions and activities tailored for children and families.

Here’s why Tulum is a perfect choice for your next family vacation:

  • Gentle Beaches: Tulum’s picturesque beaches with their calm and clear waters are ideal for children. Families can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, building sandcastles, or simply playing with water toys along the scenic coastlines.
  • Family-friendly beach club: La Zebra Beach Club includes a wooden playground right on the beach area, making it a hit among the younger visitors.
  • Adventure and Nature Parks: Tulum is close to several eco-parks that offer fun and adventure for all ages, such as Xel-Ha, known for its fun activities (snorkeling, zipline, etc) and natural beauty.- Get your Xel-Há tickets here!
  • Wildlife Interaction: The Akumal Monkey Sanctuary is a unique attraction where families can learn about and interact with rescued animals, offering an educational and enjoyable experience that highlights the importance of wildlife conservation.
  • Kid-Friendly Cenotes: Tulum is dotted with numerous cenotes that are ideal for families, such as Gran Cenote and Zacil Ha. These natural swimming holes offer clear, calm waters and are perfect for snorkeling and swimming, providing a safe environment for children to explore the wonders of nature. – Check out my guide to the best cenotes in Tulum!

Here is my selection of the best family-friendly hotels in Tulum:

  • Kin Tulum: Priced at $120 USD per night, Kin Tulum offers spacious apartments that include a terrace, private pool, kitchen, and living room. This quiet retreat provides excellent value, making it a great choice for travelers seeking quality accommodations at an affordable price!
  • Panacea Condo Tulum: With rates starting at $130 USD per night, the hotel features beautiful and clean apartments equipped with kitchens and living rooms. The property is well-located and offers excellent service from its staff. Guests can enjoy a community pool, and many suites come with their own private pools. The condo is surrounded by numerous dining options and bars, providing convenience and a vibrant local experience.
  • Hotel Casa Tortuga Tulum – Cenotes Park Inclusive: At $250 USD per night, this 5-star Hotel stands out as the best family-friendly hotel in Tulum. The accommodations are clean, and spacious, featuring a relaxing pool area with hammocks. Additionally, guests enjoy free access to four stunning nearby cenotes: Cenote Campana, Cenote Wisho, Cenote Dorca, and Cenote Tres Zapotes, all just a short walk from the hotel. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the dining experience at the Baalman restaurant, located in an underground cave. It offers four-course meals and amazing mixology cocktails, exclusively for hotel guests.
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Casa Tortuga – Cenotes Park, a family-friendly hotel in Tulum

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Tulum

The Riviera Maya is renowned for its exquisite all-inclusive resorts, providing a seamless and indulgent vacation experience along its stunning beaches.

Here are great reasons to choose an all-inclusive resort in Tulum for your stay:

  • Hassle-Free Budgeting: By selecting an all-inclusive package, everything from your room to your meals and entertainment is included in one initial cost. This hassle-free approach ensures that you can relax and enjoy your vacation without worrying about tracking expenses or dealing with unexpected charges.
  • Diverse Dining Options: Tulum’s all-inclusive resorts offer a vast array of dining options, from casual buffets to fine dining experiences, featuring international cuisines such as Mexican, Italian, and Asian. Plus, with 24-hour room service and snacks available throughout the day, you’ll never go hungry.
  • Unlimited Drinks: Enjoy a wide range of alcoholic beverages, from classic margaritas and mojitos to fine wines and premium spirits, all included in your stay. This means you can indulge in your favorite drinks without worrying about the cost.
  • Variety for All Preferences: Tulum’s all-inclusive resorts cater to a broad spectrum of visitors, whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, with family, or with friends. Each resort offers unique themes, styles, and amenities to suit different tastes and preferences
  • Easy Access Activities: Without ever leaving the resort, you can enjoy numerous activities and facilities. From swimming in the pools and relaxing on the beach to enjoying spa treatments, golf, tennis, and lively entertainment programs, everything you need for a fun and relaxing vacation is at your fingertips.

Here is my selection of the best All-Inclusive Resorts in Tulum

  • VR CLUB Tulum Riviera Maya: Priced at just $250 USD per night, VR CLUB Tulum Riviera stands out as an exceptional 4-star all-inclusive resort in the Tulum area, offering significant value compared to similar resorts. The resort boasts a pristine beach perfect for snorkeling and enjoying the outdoors. Its compact size ensures a peaceful and safe retreat, set within a gated community a bit outside of Tulum. Dining options include three restaurants, complemented by two swimming pools and a unique small “jungle gym” on the sand, adding a touch of adventure to your stay.
  • Unico Hotel Riviera Maya Adults Only: Priced at $500 USD per night, Unico Hotel Riviera Maya is an adults-only 5-star resort, perfect for couples seeking a blend of luxury and privacy. Located near Tulum in Akumal, the resort is known for its excellent service, ensuring guests feel pampered without feeling overwhelmed. The food and drink offerings are top-tier for an all-inclusive resort, with a well-equipped gym and a variety of fitness classes also available to enhance your stay.
  • Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort: At $600 USD per night, the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya is a luxurious all-inclusive resort that features seven swimming pools, each designed to suit different preferences including party pools, quiet pools, and pools that are kid-friendly. Additionally, it features a spa, 11 restaurants, and a private beach, providing a diverse dining and relaxation experience. The resort is notably large, ensuring that there’s something for everyone, whether you seek tranquility or lively entertainment.
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Unico Hotel Riviera Maya Adults Only

Budget Hotels in Tulum

Yes, enjoying Tulum on a budget is certainly achievable with some savvy travel tips:

  • Use Local Currency and Cash Transactions: When in Tulum (or anywhere in Mexico), it’s more economical to pay with Mexican pesos rather than credit cards or US dollars. Withdrawing pesos from ATMs or exchanging money at reputable places helps avoid poor exchange rates and extra fees.
  • Stay Outside the Hotel Zone: Accommodations in Tulum’s town center, away from the beachfront and hotel zone, tend to be more affordable. Additionally, downtown Tulum offers numerous inexpensive dining options and great street food!
  • Utilize Public Transportation: The local colectivos (shared mini-buses) are a cheap and efficient way to travel around Tulum and to nearby destinations such as Playa del Carmen, Akumal or Coba.
  • Rent a Bike: Renting a bike is a great way to get around Tulum affordably. You can easily reach the beach, archaeological sites, and other scenic spots. Bike rentals offer flexibility to explore at your leisure and take in Tulum’s natural beauty.

By following these tips, you can enjoy a budget-friendly visit to Tulum without spending a lot.

Here is my selection of the best cheap hotels in Tulum

  • Mayan Monkey Tulum: Starting at only 19 USD for a bed in a dormitory room, Mayan Monkey Tulum is recognized as the best hostel in Tulum for travelers looking for fun and affordability. It features a lively pool area, a bar, and offers yoga classes, creating a vibrant and engaging atmosphere.
  • Mimosa Tulum: For those seeking a quieter, yet affordable option in Tulum, Mimosa Tulum is a great choice, with rates starting at only 17 USD for a bed in a dormitory and 28 USD for a private room. This hostel offers a great wifi, and a tranquil terrace with a pool. Guests can rent bikes to explore the local area, which is central yet peaceful. With numerous dining options within walking distance.
  • Casa Almendro: Located in a safe area and central to everything in Tulum, Casa Almendro offers an excellent stay starting from 40 USD. The hostel offers access to a well-equipped kitchen and features clean, spacious rooms with large, comfortable beds. Highlights include a relaxing rooftop with hammocks and the convenience of a supermarket directly across the street.
  • Huaya Camp: Priced from just 50 USD per night, Huaya Camp offers an affordable glamping experience enveloped by Tulum’s lush nature. Each tent combines the comfort of a hotel with the allure of outdoor living, featuring cozy furnishings and serene views. Key highlights include a refreshing outdoor pool and shared lounge spaces perfect for relaxation. Ideal for those seeking a budget-friendly escape with a close connection to nature.
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Mayan Monkey, a great budget hotel in Tulum

Where to stay in Tulum: the summary of the best hotels

Here’s a summary of the top hotels in Tulum categorized by area. You have the option to filter them by price, type, or neighborhood!

HotelArea or TypePrice
Our HabitasHotel Zone270 $
Radhoo TulumHotel Zone310 $
La Zebra TulumHotel Zone530 $
Delek TulumHotel Zone624 $
La Valise TulumHotel Zone650 $
Huaya CampDowntown50 $
Rubi TulumDowntown135 $
Tiki Tiki TulumDowntown220 $
Hotel Muaré & SpaDowntown340 $
Mayan Monkey TulumAdults-Only Hotel19 $
Our HabitasAdults-Only Hotel270 $
La Valise TulumAdults-Only Hotel650 $
Diamante KBeachfront Hotel170 $
Kanan TulumBeachfront Hotel400 $
La Zebra Boutique HotelBeachfront Hotel530 $
Rubi HotelLuxury Hotel135 $
Hotel Ma'xanab TulumLuxury Hotel390 $
Conrad Tulum Riviera MayaLuxury Hotel550 $
Hotel Muaré & SpaRomantic Hotel340 $
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya - Adults OnlyRomantic Hotel420 $
Casa MalcaRomantic Hotel530 $
Kin TulumFamily-friendly120 $
Panacea Condo TulumFamily-friendly130 $
Hotel Casa Tortuga TulumFamily-friendly250 $
VR CLUB Tulum Riviera MayaAll-Inclusive Resort250 $
Unico Hotel Riviera MayaAll-Inclusive Resort500 $
Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive ResortAll-Inclusive Resort600 $
Mayan Monkey TulumBudget-Friendly19 $
Mimosa TulumBudget-Friendly23 $
Casa AlmendroBudget-Friendly40 $
Huaya CampBudget-Friendly50 $
Be Tulum & SpaBest Beach700 $
Kanan TulumInstagrammable Hotel400 $
Delek TulumInstagrammable Hotel624 $
Hotel Muaré & SpaPet-Friendly340 $
Papaya Playa HotelParty Hotel3500 $
Radhoo TulumEco-Friendly310 $
Tiki Tiki TulumBoutique Hotel220 $
Zenses Wellness and Yoga Resort Wellness and Health Retreat154 $

Map of the Best Hotels in Tulum

Rent a car in Tulum

Renting a car is for sure the best way to explore Tulum and make the most of your stay!

While it’s not super useful to visit the city, having a car is a must to discover the rest of the country.

To rent a car, personaly, I always use Booking.com Cars, for a few reasons:

  • You can easily compare the rental cars prices between all the agencies: for sure the easiest way to find the best rate!
  • Cancellation is often offered free of charge: no need to worry if you change your mind
  • Booking Cars offers full insurance coverage at a lower price than the rental companies, so it’s an instant saving with no effort

Simply click on the green button to find your rental car at the best price:

How to find a cheap flight to Tulum

Until recently, there was no airport in Tulum, and the nearest airport was Cancun. So you had to take a flight to Cancun (e.g. Iberia, Aeromexico, Interjet, KLM, etc.), then transfer from Cancun to Tulum (3h15).

Alternatively, Tulum’s brand-new airport Felipe Carrillo (TQO) is located at 40 min away from Tulum.

Before choosing an airport, compare the prices and stopovers from your original destination. Cancun might still be better than Tulum, since there are not many direct flights to Tulum right now.

To find a cheap flight to Tulum or Cancun, I recommend using our flight comparison service in partnership with Skyscanner. You’re guaranteed to pay the best price!

My tip
To get to Tulum from the Cancun airport, you can rent a car, take an ADO bus, or book an airport transfer

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