NileGuide Expert Says:
Designed and built by the owner, this creative property is visually interesting at every turn. Great location to get away from the hordes of tourist - very close to Sian Ka'an Biosphere.
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 8.5
77730 Tulum, Mexico
tel: (01152) 984 115 4338
NileGuide Expert tip:
Look closely at the details. The art is often subtle but everywhere. Ask to see the wall with Mayan gods and symbols sculpted on its side. Also, needless to say, do not drink tap water (they provide bottled water daily). Tap water tends to have a high salt content in the Tulum area, but it is fresh water.
The artistic design of this hotel is intrinsically merged with nature and local Mayan culture. The five buildings (Sun, Moon, Rain, Earth and Jungle) have distinct colors and details. Whether it is by the pool, on the beach, in the yoga palapa, or at the restaurant (open only to hotel guests) eating fresh fruit or seafood, this a place to come and disconnect in all possible ways. Though there is internet connection near reception and in the restaurant, they are fully solar-powered and there are no outlets or internet access in the rooms. Dim lighting becomes available in the evenings and you can charge electrical equipment there if needed.
Besides the location, aesthetics, and privacy offered here, one of the best things about this hotel is the personalized service of a few key staff members. They are attentive but tactful - reflective of this subtle environment. Ask for Giovanna, if you need help planning anything ahead of time, and for Mateo, if you need help getting around once you are there.
Some of the great extras offered include kayaks, a couple of bicycles are sometimes available, and massage and yoga classes are available on request. Kids are welcome in the ground-floor suites, which have cribs available also. Includes continental breakfast of bread, yogurt, fruit, granola, juice, and coffee or tea.