The Best Places to Stay in Tulum
Between the beach and town, deciding where to stay in Tulum can be tricky. This post will show you my personal favourites and what to expect from each little gem, so that you can make your own decision based on the experience you are looking for.
For a real jungle experience
Holistika is a hotel and holistic center located in the Mexican Jungle, about 5 min drive from town. I stayed here for four months and I can guarantee you’ll have the ultimate jungle experience. They have different room categories, making it possible to stay here on most budgets. Splash out and choose their private Art Deco poolside rooms or stay in the “Beehive” together with other curious travellers.
The weekly class schedule offer a wide range of yoga classes and workshops. It has become known as one of the best studios in Tulum and local yogis attend classes regularly. Make sure to grab a healthy bite and smoothie at their restaurant “Tierra” which serves the most delicious vegan and vegetarian food. A must try is their Cacao Bowl, Avocado toast on gluten free toast and Immune boost shot.
Get lost on the Art Walk among paintings, murals and installations created by different artists that has stayed at the hotel. Book a massage with one of the therapists or a healing session with Avelino or Pablo for a spiritual experience (email me for introductions). Holistika is like nothing you have seen before and must be experienced to be understood.
For the adventurer
Habitas is the perfect resort for the adventure traveler. Stay in beautifully decorated lush bell-tents and wake up overlooking the ocean or the green jungle. All rooms have outdoor showers and kingsize beds so don’t worry about comfort. They also have the most beautiful infinity pool in Tulum and a private beach.
The restaurant at Habitas is one of my favourites and can be highly recommended. Habitas organise live concerts and events during high season, so its a great place to be located to secure your spot - trust me it’s popular. Make sure that you attend the Mardeleva Concert if you’re lucky to be there for one of their events.
For the lush vacationer
Sanara is my personal favourite hotel on the beach, all categories. What I love about the hotel is that they offer the best of all worlds. Be one of their special guests and wake up in their very few, carefully decorated rooms, making it a lush vacation option. The yoga studio is well known to be the leading studio on the beach. Not only do they have great teachers on the schedule but the yoga shala is also beautifully located, overlooking the water. Their restaurant, The Real Coconut, offer dairy free, gluten free and sugar free food for the healthy eater. You could easily spend your whole vacation here as its hard to leave the hotel due to their fantastic offerings.
I teach Slow Flow every Friday at 5pm and Jivamukti Open Class every Saturday at 8:30am. Come join class and stay for brunch even if you’re not one of their lucky hotel guests. A visit to Sanara is a must for a real Tulum experience.