My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon at El Pez at Turtle Cove in Tulum, Mexico.We greatly enjoyed our experience overall.
Our room: Our room walked directly out to the beach, providing exquisite views of the Caribbean Ocean and rocky terrain of the cove on which the hotel lies.The room itself had a peculiar and at first noxious smell of vinegar, though it was mostly noticeable when you first walked inside.It was quite clean with regular maid service. It felt safe and well-maintained. However, our room location on the beach and climate outside perhaps contributed to the high humidity in the room. The room had a porch and sitting area in a small garden out front, looking out at the ocean. The set up was absolutely charming. The rooms were not that large but quite sufficient for what we needed. They were modestly but regionally decorated and truly provided a get away to Mexico feeling: no TV, ocean blue adobe-like walls, a bottle of tequila and bottles of water waiting for us in the room. We spent our days out and about visiting the nearby sites, so we were only in our room to sleep and bathe. As a result, the room was perfect. I am not sure we would have enjoyed hanging out in the room all day if it was raining. The rooms were also quite affordable.
The Hotel: The Hotel property is adorable and well-maintained. It has a great pool outside overlooking the ocean, which is lovely at night under the stars. The staff is wonderful, very friendly and approachable. The owners get to know their guests and accommodate whatever needs guests may have. A delicious breakfast of fruit, grains (yogurt/granola), and then eggs is served complimentary with your stay. It has an incredibly peaceful and relaxing location and ambiance.
The beach outside of the hotel: While not a beach suitable for spending your day lounging, it is peaceful, beautiful and gives the impression you are on a secluded island. Just on either side of the small cove are larger beaches perfect for spending your day laying out, filled with bungalows and small inns by the sea much like El Pez. Many have quaint beach bars, adding to the laid back, quaint, but fun atmosphere of Tulum. El Pez also has a great bar/restaurant next door, which has a dance party every Friday night. (I think every Friday night, though cannot remember with certainty).
I would highly recommend El Pez to anyone looking to relax and escape.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Pez evokes the feeling of a private villa on the beach, with all the amenities of a small boutique hotel. Featuring six Luxury Cabanas, four Sea Front King Rooms and Two Sea View King Rooms, suitable for solo travelers, couples and families, El Pez is situated at picturesque Turtle Cove, where the Mayan fisherman and pelicans create a visually stunning seascape from the hotel balconies and around the hotel grounds. The setting is both intimate and romantic and a stunning backdrop for weddings, family gatherings & romantic getaways. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Pez At Turtle Cove Hotel Tulum
- Pez Ocean Palace Tulum