Tulum is the place you go when you want to forget about the world for a while, and Las Ranitas is the place you stay when you do.
Upscale but not pretentious, this beachfront hotel has everything you need to unwind: white sand beach, lounge chairs with umbrellas, giant "beach beds" a stone's throw from the water and an incredibly-attentive staff that will know your name (and remember it!) from Day 1.
It's hard to describe the people in this place - bohemian, yet progressive is the best thing we could come up with. You have to experience it for yourself!
We enjoyed everything from the hotel's beachfront restaurant (think Corona's and fresh guacamole prepared tableside!), the free wifi for checking in back home and long walks on the beach under the sun and the moon.
You've got several room options, many of which are literally on the beach. Rooms are spare but the beds are super-comfortable. Many other hotels here have mosquito netting on the bed (you're on the edge of the jungle, you know) but no need for that here with great screened windows and well-sealed doors.
Keep in mind the hotels along this strip of beach are "off the grid" - A.K.A. their power is generated from wind, solar or generators. You won't find any name-brand or chain hotels here, and all hotels are at most 2 stories tall to preserve the natural feel of the place.
A rental car is handy if you want to see the area's natural attractions - ruins at Tulum, Coba or Chitzen Itza, freshwater pools (cenotes) for swimming, snorkeling or diving and the Sian-Ka'an biosphere. It's not necessary though as you can arrange excursions to take you off property. There are also bikes to rent to cruise the strip or ride into town, and taxis are plentiful and frequent.
If you're going to stay here, get a room on the beach. It's worth that little bit extra. I...
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Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Our greatest joy is that you enjoyed your stay with us. Indeed, Tulum is fantastic and provides a perfect place to reconnect with nature, is an exclusive and organic space where you can get a break from the city. Remember that you are always welcome to come back.
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