Not sure where to stay? Let us help. See below for a list of our top recommended stays, each of which has been visited by the InMexico team.
All feature A/C, running hot water, and private bathrooms.
If eclectic spaces, colorful designs and tropical surroundings sound like heaven, then Casa Malca is for you. Located on the quiet and enchanting beaches of Tulum, this eco-friendly hideaway serves as a boutique stay as much as it does an art gallery. With rich textures and vibrant décor, Casa Malca puts a spin on the typical Tulum hotel. Originally operating as the personal property of the hotel’s founder, LioMalca, the space has since been transformed into a retreat for guests looking for a unique destination. A dedicated collector of contemporary art, LioMalca’s personal and impressive collection is now on display throughout the hotel, giving it a flashy yet stylish flair. With a total of 40 guest rooms, the hotel’s main house has 10 exclusive suites worthy of an art-lovers dream space. Fully renovated, the house features original artworks, sculptures, photographs and new media from artists like Keith Haring, Marco Brambilla, Holton Rower, George Condo, Kenny Scharf, Vik Muniz, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Ariel Orozco, Xavier Dehouliers and KAWS among others. The hotel also has two restaurants worthy of a stare; Ambrosia whose dizzying Haring décor dance around the walls; and Philosophy, the hotel’s newest addition that’s decked out with antiques collected from San Miguel de Allende. The rooftop and Haring bar provide spots for guests to kick back and relax with the rooftop offering 360-degree views of the immaculate scenery below, including the hotel’s two swimming pools.
Tucked into the lush jungles of Tulum, this boutique hotel features 40 suites engulfed in palm fronds and decked out in natural materials with muted colors. Many of the suites include a private plunge pool or Jacuzzi and a terrace or balcony. A collection of new suites debuting December 2016 will usher in even more tropical luxury with some suites featuring oversized rooms, private rooftop terraces with pools and direct access to the Caribbean ocean. The hotel’s restaurant, Maresias, offers a beachfront location and exotic meals while a casual jungle bar is a chic escape for those looking to sip the day away. The Yaan Wellness Spa features a variety of treatments that incorporate the use of sacred herbs and medicinal plants grown on the spa’s rooftop garden. A sauna, a steam room and a pool are also available for guests to unwind and relax.
With a name meaning “you will heal,” it’s no surprise that this eco-boutique features a world-class wellness center and a beachfront yoga studio. Its signature Cleanse & Heal wellness program offers guests unique treatments from nutritional consultation to BioMagnetic therapy, lymphatic drainage and more. Weekly workshops, talks and excursions are also available. For indulgent healing, the spa has a range of treatments to soothe and relax. Accommodations include 19 suites on both the jungle side and ocean side of the hotel. To complement the health and wellness lifestyle of the hotel, The Real Coconut Café serves up energy-boosting dishes with many catering to paleo, gluten- and grain-free and vegan diets. Some of the dishes even include original recipes like coconut cheese and coconut tortillas. Quickly becoming a hotspot among models, celebrities and A-listers, it’s no shock that the hotel isn’t bad to look at; Sanara Tulum won the 2015 National Competition for architecture and interiors from the Asociacion de Arquitectos e Interioristas, Mexico along with receiving the gold medal at the Biennial of Architecture of the Mexican Caribbean.
Maria del Mar Tulum
This trendy boutique getaway features simple yet luxurious accommodations. Contemporary Mexican design adorns the variety of suites at this hotel where natural, muted colors are accented with pops of turquoise. Cozy hammocks, funky chairs and white sands can be found aplenty. The highlight of Maria del Mar however is its Argentinean restaurant, Mina. Using Mexican ingredients and Argentinean traditions (like unique fire cooking methods), this South American experience is a must-try. Mina also features a mixology program so the beverages are as good as the food.