17 Best Beach Hotels in Tulum Mexico for Travelers in 2024

Best Beach Hotels in Tulum


Tulum is full of beautiful hotels and resorts — but how do you separate the good from the bad!?

Well, you’re in the right place because I’ve done the homework for you, and the 15 best beachfront hotels in Tulum Mexico are all featured here.

How can I be sure they’re the best places to stay in Tulum Mexico? I’ve lived in Mexico since 2018, and have visited Tulum many times, so I know the best areas to stay and all the great beach hotels Tulum has to offer.

balcony area of Encanta Tulum overlooking the ocean

Don’t have time to read the whole article? Book Encantada Tulum — a beachfront hotel with a near-perfect rating of 9.5 out of 10 Stars ⭐️

If that one’s not for you, don’t worry — Tulum is full of beautiful and affordable places to escape.

All the Tulum Mexico beachfront hotels listed in this article offer the “luxury in the jungle” Tulum aesthetic, so expect lots of greenery, bamboo, and boho decor.

While all of these Tulum resorts on the beach are great choices, I’ll share more about exactly what to expect at each hotel, so you can choose the perfect one for your trip.

Ready to discover the 15 best beach hotels in Tulum, Mexico? Let’s dive in!

Quick Picks: Our Top 3 Beach Hotels in Tulum


beachfront restaurant of Encantada Tulum - beach hotels in Tulum Mexico

Encantada Tulum
✔️ Beachfront spa services
✔️ Luxurious oceanfront villas


private suite in La Valise Tulum - beach hotels in Tulum Mexico

La Valise Tulum
✔️ Heated saltwater infinity pool
✔️ Private beach area


room balcony overlooking the ocean Jashita Hotel - beach hotels in Tulum Mexico

Jashita Hotel 
✔️ 3 swimming pools
✔️ Private plunge pools with a view

The 15 Best Beach Hotels in Tulum Mexico

1. Encantada Tulum

aerial shot of Encantada Tulum  surrounded by lunsh jungle
Book Encantada Tulum to stay at one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Tulum. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9.4 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera (Tulum Hotel Zone) | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Encantada Tulum is one of the most romantic beach hotels in Tulum, Mexico.

This is one of the resorts in Tulum Mexico on the beach located in a quiet, intimate section of Tulum.

Rooms are so close to Tulum Playa (Tulum Beach) that you’ll fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves.

My partner and I came here for our honeymoon to relax and unwind. What we got far exceeded our expectations. The room was beautiful and so close to the beach that we were falling asleep to crashing waves each night.

James (see more reviews)

There are only eight rooms at Encantada, and each villa has a private balcony, mosquito nets, air-conditioning, and a private bathroom. 

Guests can choose between budget rooms with a garden view, rooms with a side sea view, or luxurious oceanfront villas.

The service here is exceptional, too. For example, a continental breakfast is delivered to your balcony each morning, and you can even book beachfront Tulum spa services.

2. La Valise Tulum

dronw shot of La Valise Tulum surrounded by palm trees
If you and your partner are looking for a honeymoon hotel, book La Valise Tulum ASAP! (Photo: Expedia, Accommodation Tulum Beach)

⭐️ Rating: 9.3 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

La Valise Tulum is one of the top beachfront hotels Tulum offers.

This resort is quiet and away from the noise of the best Tulum beach clubs nearby, so it has an intimate atmosphere and is a favorite among honeymooners.

All rooms have open-air showers, large bathtubs, and, along with most Tulum boutique beach hotels, a choice between rooms with a jungle view (garden) or an ocean view.

The property is beautiful. Both the beach side and jungle side are incredible and the whole hotel has an awesome feel to it. The staff are super friendly, very helpful and responsive.

James (see more reviews)

La Valise Tulum has a heated saltwater infinity pool overlooking the ocean, free bike rentals, and complimentary breakfast each morning.

But the crown jewel of this La Valise Tulum is its Beachfront Master Suite which comes equipped with a rolling king bed that rolls onto the balcony so you can enjoy the scenery from your bed!

3. Jashita Hotel

aerial shot of Jashita Hotel
Book Jashita Hotel if you’re looking for a hotel with private pools overlooking the ocean. (Photo: Expedia, Beach front hotels Tulum)

⭐️ Rating: 9.2 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Playa (North Beach) | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Jashita Tulum Hotel is one of the best 5 Star hotels in Tulum on the beach with a private pool.

They’re one of the Tulum Mexico hotels on the beach that offers world-class service and ‘celebrity treatment’ for all their guests.

The hotel is on the far north side of Tulum and only has 30 luxury suites, so you’ll get a sense of privacy and exclusivity that you can’t find elsewhere.

Most breathtaking location, food, people and experience. From the staff at the reception to the waiters in the restaurant, me and my partner felt taken care of in every way. We can’t wait to come back.

Chris (see more reviews)

Every guest will get a complimentary breakfast, as well as access to three outdoor pools with sun loungers, sessions of beach yoga Tulum, snorkeling or scuba diving with a personal instructor, and spa services (for an additional charge).

A lot of the rooms at Jashita have private plunge pools with a view, including any of the king rooms and honeymoon suites.

4. Casa Malca Tulum: The Pablo Escobar House

spacious room in Casa Malca, with a lounging couch, big windows, and a view of the garden
Located beachfront and surrounded by tropical gardens, book Casa Malca Resort to stay in one of the best Tulum Mexico luxury hotels. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Playa (Tulum South Beach) | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Casa Malca is a luxury hotel in Tulum Mexico that consistently ranks among the top reviewed — and it’s easy to see why.

(In case you’re wondering, this is the famous Tulum Pablo Escobar mansion where you’ll find the hanging couch).

Located beachfront, guests staying at this luxury hotel will enjoy incredible views of the Caribbean Sea right from your own suite.

Every room has been decorated in elegant white, and offers a private terrace with views of either the garden or ocean.

It’s amazing, stylish, unique, serene. The underground pool is an outstanding luxury when it gets too hot in summer. The room interior made you feel [like you’re] in a movie❤️

Elizabet (see more reviews)

The property boasts an impressive range of amenities for its guests, including a massive oceanfront pool that leads out to the ocean, sunbeds at the beach area, multiple restaurants, and even two-story oversized rooms perfect for families traveling with kids.

With its exceptional amenities, beautiful beach views, and stylish decor, Casa Malca is one of the best luxury villas in Tulum.

Oh, and it’s also one of the best beach clubs in Tulum!

5. The Beach Hotel Tulum

The Beach Tulum pool area wth sun loungers
Book The Beach Tulum to stay at one of the best Tulum hotels on the beach with private pools. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9.1 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Playa (South Beach Tulum) | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

One of the best adults-only Tulum beachfront hotels is called The Beach Tulum.

It is a  5-star hotel located at the heart of Tulum Beach and is one of the best hotels Tulum Beach offers.

The Beach Tulum is not only in a great location, but every room on the property has air conditioning, free WiFi, an ocean view, and complimentary breakfast at either Ziggy’s restaurant or Fresco’s Tulum Restaurant.

Fabulous location – direct access to the beach and within easy walking distance of choice of good restaurants; huge, well appointed room, attractive pool area; fab breakfast included in room rate.

Patricia (see more reviews)

There are also many wellness opportunities, such as a fitness center, a studio with beach yoga in Tulum, and a spa to help you feel rejuvenated on your holiday.

And if you’re looking for one of the best hotels in Tulum Beach with a private pool in-room, their Deluxe Double Room and Junior Suite have private plunge pools with a view of the ocean on their terrace/balcony.

6. Alaya Tulum

one of the rooms in Alaya Tulum with a view of the ocean
Book Alaya Tulum, one of the beach hotels in Tulum Mexico that’s perfect for solo travellers and families alike. (Photo: Expedia, Tulum hotels on beach)

⭐️ Rating: 9.1 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Alaya Tulum is an excellent option for people looking for a great hotel in Tulum Beach, Mexico. The luxury villa has unique, treehouse-style rooms, perfect for people interested in yoga classes, and a healthy lifestyle hotel.

There are double rooms for solo travelers/couples and larger villas (two to three bedrooms) for families and friends traveling together.

It is difficult to put the magic of this place into words. The location is perfect in walking distance of all great restaurants, bars etc. The rooms are great.

Sander (see more reviews)

The peaceful location on the south side of Tulum, combined with the stunning private beach area, offers guests an ideal tropical vacation, but it’s still close to Hip Hotel Tulum beach club if you’re looking for a night out! 

Every air-conditioned room includes a terrace and free toiletries, and if your booking is over $1,000, you’ll get free airport transportation, too.

7. Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel (Adults Only)

pool area of Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel
Book Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel to stay at one of the most luxurious Tulum boutique hotels on the beach. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9.2 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel is a beautiful Adults-Only beach hotel in Tulum with a private swimming pool.

Of all the boutique hotels in Tulum Beach, Mexico, this one has really competitive prices for couples who want to feel like they’re in one of the luxury hotels Tulum offers.

Honestly the best location we could have chosen to stay at while in Tulum. The location was good, the staff were lovely and the experience was very personalized and welcoming.

Saadia (see more reviews)

Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel is one of the hotels on Tulum Beach with stylishly designed spacious rooms and fully-equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, and a beautiful terrace. 

The staff is welcoming and attentive. Guests can enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, and they will find different hot teas left in their beds every night.

8. Our Habitas Tulum

drone shot of OurHabitas Tulum - best beach hotels in Tulum Mexico
For luxurious Tulum glamping vibes, book Our Habitas. (Photo: Expedia, Best Tulum boutique hotels on beach)

⭐️ Rating: 9 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Our Habitas Tulum is one of the coolest and most unique eco-friendly Tulum Mexico beach resorts.

Each room has a luxurious tent concept, and the location is far enough from the busy streets in Tulum to have a tranquil atmosphere.

When you stay at Our Habitas Tulum, one of the best beach hotels Tulum offers, you’ll have full access to an outdoor pool with sunbeds and a private beach area where you can sunbathe and swim in the ocean.

I honestly don’t know where to begin!!! The experience was nothing short of magic! From luxurious, comfortable, unique facilities, to just the most amazing crew of people that work there!

Daria (see more reviews)

One of the best Tulum beach hotels with private pool options, all rooms come complete with comfortable bathrobes and free toiletries.

There’s one double room with a private pool in a lush garden, which is perfect for couples on a romantic holiday in Tulum. 

Our Habitas also has an on-site restaurant that serves delicious food made from local ingredients and is just a short walk from Papaya Beach Club Tulum.

Note: This property’s official name is “Our Habitas,” but most people just call it Habitas Tulum.

9. Cabañas Tulum Beach Hotel & Spa

drone shot of pool area in Cabanas Tulum Beach Hotel & Spa
Book Cabanas Tulum Beach Hotel & Spa if you’re looking for Tulum luxury hotels with a private plunge pool. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9.3 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Cabanas Tulum Beach Hotel & Spa is one of the best places to stay in Tulum on the beach and is really close to the popular Selina Beach Club Tulum and Selina Hostel, one of the best Tulum beach clubs

Many of the rooms at Cabanas Tulum-Beach Hotel have a small plunge pool next to a sunbed on the terrace/balcony.

A small hotel with private beach access with lovely breakfast options. We loved our room too! It’s own terrace with sun loungers and a hot tub 🙂

Reena (see more reviews)

You will find everything from queen rooms with a private plunge pool to giant three-bedroom villas with a hot tub and two terraces. One room even has an exclusive rooftop hot tub with a view of the Caribbean Sea.

Of all the Tulum beach hotels, this staff is particularly helpful, speaks excellent English, and can help you arrange tours or rent bicycles to explore the town.

Note: Although Cabanas is not technically one of the adults-only Tulum beachfront resorts, the minimum age is 14, so no young children can stay here.

10. Azulik Tulum Mexico

man sitting outside at Azulik Tulum resort in Mexico
Azulik Tulum Hotel is a luxurious hotel with private tree-houses close to nature. (Photo: Unspalsh, Tulum hotels luxury options)

⭐️ Rating: 7.2 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

Azulik Tulum Resort is an incredible adults-only resort located in the Tulum Hotel Zone.

Boasting breathtaking views, luxurious suites made from reclaimed Khatalosh wood, and Mayan mosaic bathtubs — the whole place is a work of art.

While this is arguably the most famous hotel in Tulum, it’s not for everyone! Let me explain:

The hotel has amazing architecture, the whole area is a piece of art so I can 100% recommend to stay there and enjoy the views from restaurants and walks around the bridges that are connecting individual places.

Tomasz (see more reviews)

Though it has a luxury hotel price tag, there’s no TV, no phones, no electricity in most rooms, and communal showers (though some suites have private bathtubs).

While it’s the perfect place for an intimate getaway or relaxing retreat — some find it too rustic for the cost.

The resort also offers a spa and beauty center with traditional Mayan massage, healing therapies, and “half-board meals” with breakfast and lunch options.

With its unique concept and incredible architecture, Azulik is a one-of-a-kind luxury villa in Tulum.

However, when you read Azulik reviews, you’ll see why this hotel is known as one of the most unique Tulum hotels — but it’s also not everyone’s cup of tea.

11. Casa Phoenix Tulum Mexico

lounging area by the beach Casa Huna Tulum Mexico
Experience a relaxing stay without breaking the bank by booking Casa Phoenix Tulum Mexico. (Photo: Expedia, Beachfront hotels Tulum)

⭐️ Rating: 8.9 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Playa (South) | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

While beachfront hotels in Tulum are typically very expensive, Casa Phoenix Tulum Resort is where to stay in Tulum Beach for a slightly cheaper rate

It may not be a luxury hotel, but all rooms come equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, a comfortable bed, other necessary amenities, and their own private terrace.

The hotel we stayed at was situated right on the coast, providing a stunning view of the ocean. The location was perfect for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway.

Saadia (see more reviews)

This is one of the best Tulum beach resorts that are also right on the coast, with a view of South Tulum Beach and walking distance from the Sian Ka’an Visitor Center. It’s a very peaceful atmosphere.

Casa Phoenix also offers free cancellation until one night before your stay, which is arguably the most forgiving policy in Tulum.

⚠️ Note: This hotel used to be called Casa Huna Tulum.

12. Tago Tulum by G Hotels

one of the rooms in Tago Tulum by G Hotels with private pool overlooking the ocean
Book Tago Tulum by G Hotels — another Tulum beach hotel with a beautiful view of the Caribbean. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 8.7 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Another one of the most beautiful places in Tulum on the beach is Tago Tulum.

It’s one of the hotels in Tulum Mexico on the beach that is literally right on the beach, and some of the best restaurants and things to do in Tulum are just a short walk from the hotel!

The rooms here are small but gorgeous, and every room has a double shower and a private pool looking out to either the garden or the ocean.

My wife and I had an amazing stay in the Tago Tulum. The rooms are luxurious, spacious, very clean and comfortable. The view on the beach and the private pool were great as well.

Lei (see more reviews)

Complimentary breakfast is offered with each booking, as well as free toiletries (so there is no need to buy a bunch of travel-size bottles). 

Also, if you’re interested in visiting a Tulum beach club, this is one of the Tulum Mexico resorts on the beach that is very close to Coco Beach Club Tulum.

13. Villa Pescadores Tulum Mexico

one of the rooms in Villa Pescadores Tulum Mexico
Book Villa Pescadores Tulum Mexico — a Tulum beach hotel with bungalow-type villas. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 8.7 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Villa Pescadores Tulum Mexico is another one of the best Tulum hotels on the beach.

This is one of the hotels in Tulum Beach Mexico that’s right between Playa Pescadores (with a private beach area) and the Tulum National Park, so it is perfect for couples who want to stay close to nature and the best things to do in Tulum.

Don’t look any further! It’s a little heaven on earth for sure! Very unique family like vocation. Stuff is amazing. Food is amazing. Eco approach to everything! Management is great!

Alexandra (see more reviews)

As for the rooms, you will find small Tulum beach bungalows are aesthetically pleasing and minimal. Each room has comfortable furniture, a private balcony, fans, and separate seating areas. 

The staff here is known for being friendly and helpful, and there is a restaurant and tour desk at the hotel, which means it’s convenient to grab a meal or book excursions!

14. Hotelito Azul Tulum

villas on the beach Hotelito Azul, with hammocks on the balcony
Book Hotelito Azul to get a view of the lush jungle of Tulum and the beautiful waters of the Caribbean. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 8.2 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Hotelito Azul is a sustainable, Boho-style hotel with large, comfortable rooms right on the ocean in Tulum.

You can enjoy stunning views of Tulum and the Caribbean from the rooftop outdoor swimming pools or sit in a hammock on your balcony (most rooms have a partial sea view).

The room was fantastic. I had a room with a partial view of the water and in the mornings when the sun rose, it was gorgeous. The sand around the property grounds was pleasant to walk on.

Stephen (see more reviews)

The bathroom is stylish, with great water pressure and complimentary toiletries.

Some complain that it’s a 10-minute walk from the best part of town, but everything else at this hotel is top-notch!

And If you book the Luxury Villa at Hotelito Azul, you will have a private plunge pool with a jungle view on your terrace. 

15. Coco Tulum: The Coco Unlimited Hotel

rooftop tub overlooking the beach in Coco Unlimited - beach hotels in Tulum Mexico
Book Coco Unlimited — a beach hotel in Tulum with the famous white swings. (Photo: Expedia, Tulum hotels beach)

⭐️ Rating: 8 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

One of my favorites on this list, I consider Coco Tulum Unlimited one of the best places to stay in Tulum Beach because of its warm, inviting atmosphere, complimentary breakfast, and an ocean view from every room of this popular Tulum Beach accommodation.

Want to check one of the most Instagram worthy Tulum sites off your photos list? If you’ve ever seen the famous white Tulum swings, you’ll find those on the Coco Tulum property.

The property is beautiful, location is 10/10, literally steps to the beach and also great food options at every turn. Close to partying if that’s what you’re looking for but the property itself was a laid back beachfront oasis.

Zahir (see more reviews)

It’s in the busy part of town, so you’ll be close to everything, but there are certainly more intimate hotels in Tulum beachfront.

Rather, this is a great place to stay if you are traveling with friends and expect to be out and about most evenings!

While staying at this hotel, you will have spacious rooms with private bathrooms and complimentary toiletries, and also access to bike rentals, local tours, and a delicious restaurant at the hotel that delivers breakfast to your room upon request each morning.

16. Nerea Tulum Mexico

exterior view of Nerea Tulum Mexico and pier on the beach with guests kayaking around
If you’re looking for an affordable accommodation option, book Nerea Tulum Mexico. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9.2 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Playa (North Beach) | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Nerea Tulum is a collection of small, cozy rooms with private balconies/patios and a modern aesthetic.

It’s one of the most affordable popular beach hotels in Tulum, Mexico, with rooms often on sale for less than $300/night. 

And for just a little bit extra, you can get free cancellation up to 24 hours before arrival.

We stayed in the rooftop room with plunge pool and it was amazing! The room was spacious, comfortable, clean and extremely well decorated. If you are looking for a place to relax for a couple of days, this is the place!

Sara (see more reviews)

All guests can enjoy breakfast every morning to kick-start their day, plus a large outdoor pool area on the beach, sunbeds, and a pier stretching into the ocean. 

At the end of the pier, you’ll find hammocks overhanging and stairs leading down into crystal clear waters so you can snorkel on the reef right outside your hotel room!

17. Cinco Tulum Luxury Tents

⭐️ Rating: 8.7 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

If you want a unique Tulum experience, staying at Conco Tulum Luxury Tents is a great choice! 

These Tulum huts on the beach are a fun glamping opportunity, as the tents are stunning and have everything you’d need for a comfortable stay.

Excellent location, set right on a beautiful sandy beach in the middle of a national park. Our tent was very well presented, clean and the bed was comfortable. The staff were nice, helpful and available.

Richard (see more reviews)

The bathroom is shared between all guests, but they keep it spotless, and toiletries are free!

Guests also have free Wifi, breakfast included in the room, bicycle rentals, and a private section of the beach. Plus, the tents stay cool even without A/C.

All Cinco Tulum Luxury Tents are in Zone Hotelera, which is close to Tulum Pueblo, Tulum Beach Town, Tulum National Park, and other famous landmarks.

Best Beach Hotels in Tulum: FAQs

Is Tulum worth visiting?

Yes — Tulum is a beautiful tourist town where it’s super easy to get around, so visitors can have a unique but stress-free vacation here.

woman walking into ven a la luz Tulum sculpture of a wooden man
Don’t miss Ven a la Luz (Come Into the Light), the famous Tulum sculpture by Daniel Popper.

It’s full of options for accommodations, restaurants, sites, cenotes (natural jungle pools), and nightlife options.

It’s also one of the most Instagram worthy places in Mexico.

However, Tulum does get crowded since it’s one of the top destinations in Mexico.

If you can, visit during the Tulum shoulder season months (February-March, and October-November), when you’ll get lower prices, smaller crowds, and good weather.

Is Tulum worth staying in?

Yes — If you want to visit Tulum, it makes sense to stay in Tulum. It has great hotels, and is one of the most desirable destinations in the world for beach lovers, Mayan history buffs, and laid-back digital nomads.

What is the most expensive part of Tulum?

Tulum Beach — Tulum has two main areas: Tulum Beach and Tulum Town (Downtown), and prices for everything on the beach are significantly higher, from food and drinks, to hotels and yoga classes.

colorful shops in Tulum Town (AKA Downtown Tulum or Tulum Pueblo)
Colorful shops line the streets in Tulum Town (AKA Tulum Downtown).

Is it better to stay in Tulum Town or Beach?

It depends — To stay where all the action is, opt for the Tulum Hotel Zone on Tulum Beach. However, this is the most expensive part of town, so when traveling to Tulum on a budget, opt for Downtown Tulum (Tulum Town).

Is Tulum a luxury destination?

Yes — Compared to other Mexico destinations, Tulum is on the pricey side.

If that’s what you’re after, there’s are many amazing luxurious hotel options for you to choose from — like Hotel Bardo Tulum and Casa Malca Hotel, which is the famous Pablo Escobar house in Tulum.

Where do the celebs stay in Tulum?

Tulum Beach — Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, Kristen Cavallari, Demi Moore, and Drew Barrymore, have been spotted in Tulum at Habitas, Azulik, and the Amansala Resort & Spa.

What is the best month to go to Tulum?

February — In general, winter is the best time to visit Tulum for nice weather, but December and January can be crowded and expensive.

Prices and crowds usually drop off by February and March, but the weather’s still nice.

Now, because there’s never snow, some would consider Tulum a year-round destination — and it kind of is, but with some caveats (see below).

🌡️ Tulum Weather Chart

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Tulum average weather. (Photo: Weather and Climate)

Summers are incredibly hot and humid, and this is also Atlantic Hurricane Season (which runs June 1-November 30 each year).

Besides summer, April and May tend to be especially brutal, and even local dread these months.

However, these months have lower price tags, so there’s a trade off.

If you’re looking for the best cheap Tulum vacation, opt for these since they’re outside of the high tourist season (November to March), when prices are inflated and the beaches are crowded.

How long should you stay in Tulum?

3-7 Days — You can see all the highlights and must-see Tulum sights in three days.

tulum ruins on the beach
The Tulum Ruins are one of the top sites in Tulum Beach Town.

However, if you want to check out the surrounding areas, there are so many great Tulum day trips to enjoy if you have a full week.

For these, you’ll want to get a rental car in Tulum so you can move around freely, and visit a few places in one day.

Where is the best place to stay in Tulum?

Tulum Beach — This is the most romantic part of town, where you’ll find all the best hotels, the most famous Tulum Instagram spots, the famous Tulum Mayan Ruins, and the best restaurants in town.

Of course, the quote-unquote “best place in Tulum to stay” depends on you, your budget and your travel style.

If you are looking for a quiet escape, look for a hotel in the North Beach Zone.

However, if you want to be close to all the restaurants and nightlife, you should book one of the hotels in Downtown Tulum or the South Beach Zone.

Which luxury hotels in Tulum are romantic?

The most romantic luxury hotels Tulum has are in the South Beach Zone.

couple kissing by the pool at Tulum resort in Mexico
La Valise is one of the best places to stay in Tulum for couples. (Photo: Roberto Nickson via Unsplash)

It’s far enough from the heavy tourist center to have a relaxed atmosphere but doesn’t feel detached from incredible restaurants and beach clubs.

Based on great ratings and reviews, the best and most romantic Tulum Mexico luxury hotels are Hotel Bardo, Casa Malca, and La Valise.

Final Thoughts: Best Beach Hotels in Tulum Mexico

If you are trying to figure out where to stay in Tulum on the Beach, there are a ton of choices for the best beach hotels Tulum Mexico offers. 

Make sure to think about which area best suits your travel needs and budget, and always read reviews before booking the hotel.

Tulum all inclusive beach resorts are often in the hotel zone and tend to be pricier, but they’re really fun.

balcony of Encantada tulum, one of the best beach hotels in Tulum Mexico

My pick for the best beach hotel in Tulum is Encantada Resort — a beachfront hotel with a near-perfect 9.5/10 rating.

From the luxurious Villa Pescadores Tulum Mexico, to the more affordable Coco Unlimited and Nerea Tulum Mexico, there is a beachfront hotel in Tulum that will be perfect for you.

Papaya Playa Project and El Paraiso Hotel Tulum (near the famous Tulum slanted palm tree) are also good choices if nothing on this list is available.

So if you’re planning a trip soon, from New York City or further afield, consider adding one of these amazing Tulum Mexico beach hotels to your Tulum travel guide and itinerary.

Tulum Travel Planning Guide

1. Should I buy Mexico travel insurance?

100% YES! — With basic coverage averaging just $5-10 USD per day, enjoy peace of mind with a plan from Travel Insurance Master, one of the biggest names in travel insurance. (Read more)

2. Can you drink the water in Tulum?

No — You’ll want to buy this Water-To-Go Bottle, which filters your drinking water so you don’t get sick from drinking water in Mexico, and helps keep you hydrated while traveling Mexico. (Read more)

3. Is it safe to rent a car in Tulum?

Yes — Renting a car in Mexico is one of the best ways to see the country! I always rent with Discover Cars, which checks both international companies and local Mexican companies, so you get the best rates. (Read more)

4. Will my phone work in Tulum?

Maybe — It depends on your company, so check with your provider. If you don’t have free Mexico service, buy this Telcel SIM Card. As Mexico’s largest carrier, Telcel has the best coverage of any Mexico SIM Cards. (Read more)

5. What’s the best way to book my Tulum accommodations?

For Tulum hotels, Booking.com is the best site, but for hostels, use Hostel World. If you’re considering a Mexico Airbnb, don’t forget to also check VRBO, which is often cheaper than Airbnb.

6. What do I pack for Tulum?

Head to the Ultimate Tulum Packing List to get all the info you need on packing for Mexico.

7. What’s the best site to buy Mexico flights?

For finding cheap Mexico flights, I recommend Skyscanner.

8. Do I need a visa for Mexico?

Likely Not — U.S., Canadian and most European Passport holders don’t need a visa for Mexico; but check here to see if you do a Mexico travel visa. The majority of travelers will receive a 180-Day FMM Tourist Visa or passport stamp upon arrival.