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“Beautiful Cabanas on the Beach Resort” 5 of 5 stars
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Coco Tulum
Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 7, Tulum 77780, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #6 of 67 Tulum B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Edmonton, Canada
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“Beautiful Cabanas on the Beach Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

Small Cabanas with electricity. Each one had a hammock out front. We stayed for 3 nights in 3 different units and all were great. Stayed in 3 different ones cause we did not have reservations (walk ups). I recommend reservations as they were packed (we were lucky). Stayed in a beach front one, it was nice, but not necessarily worth the extra money. Wifi did not work at the beach front cabana, just the other two.

No fans or A/C but ocean breeze was more than enough with window open.

No mosquitos (at least when we were there); they do have nets for the beds though.

Shared bathrooms were great. Very clean and very sufficient.

Between the ocean breeze, the sound of the waves, and the powder sand, this was one of most relaxing places I have been. Wasn't busy at all on the beach.

Went to one restaurant on the beach, great fresh made pasta, but pricey. All the restaurants are pricey on the beach. We cabbed (50 Pesos) into Tulum for Tacos most of the time.

Tulum ruins are a quick cab ride away.

Great place to come and literally do nothing but sit and relax.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

From the staff to the decor the hotel was wonderful. I am happy I had a beach front cabana, or else the night would be very hot.
Coco was quiet, relaxing, and everything I could want.

Room Tip: Totally worth a beach front room.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

We have "champagne taste on a beer budget" and Coco cabanas fit the bill. After dealing with our first, long winter, we wanted nothing more than a warm tropical get away but were not willing on spending over $100 a night on lodging. Coco cabanas are very reasonable priced, clean, with very friendly and helpful staff. You have the luxury of the association with the Playa Azul beach club and other higher end hotels along the beach where you can go to the spa, beach bar, or restaurant. The rooms are cleaned daily, towels and sheets changed upon your request to save on energy costs. The entire hotel is powered by wind and solar energy. The showers and restrooms are clean. The property is well maintained and there are plenty of hammocks to go around steps from the emerald caribbean. One forewarning is that the cabanas do not have air conditioning so you are dependent on ocean breezes to cool you off. This means that you may have to sleep with the window open (there is a screen to prevent bugs from coming in). For a budget lodging on the beach this place cannot be topped. Eco-chic indeed!

Room Tip: Wifi connection is better further from the beach
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at Coco Tulum for 6 nights. The cabanas are great. They are modest but it was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted to get away from it all (NYC) so this was the perfect place. The hotel is lovely, very clean and well kept. Everyday there are people working hard on the grounds. There is a man who even shifts through the sand removing leaves etc. The cleaning lady was so sweet and friendly. The front desk people were very helpful. There is a communal bathroom here but never once was it uncomfortable or a burden. Its only a few seconds from the room, its extremely clean and there is hardly ever anyone in there. The showers are nice and I love the vibe. The water is a bit salty but thats what you would expect. The cabana is simple with a lifted bed and mosquito net. Not a luxury bed but comfortable. There is a small table and a shelf to place things. There is one window that opens to an amazing view of the ocean only steps away. Each cabana has its own private hammock. There is also about 8 hammocks along the beach. An amazing beach by the way. The ocean is very loud but very comforting but may take a night or two to adjust. I brought a flashlight for the paths at night though I dont think we used them. Its nicely light you just have to be careful. There is one light in the room but its pretty low, so reading at night was a bit of a challenge. You tend to get into a rythme of waking with the sun and going to bed pretty early. Utilizing your full day, plus its just so beautiful you want to be out and about enjoying.

Only downfall is I wish there was a small restaurant or some sort of breakfast provided. It wasn't hard to go somewhere else but sometimes you just want to be able to get a bite in your hotel. Though all the other hotels along the beach have decent-good food it can be rather expensive. I recommend going into the town to eat. We liked El Camelo for fish and there was a great breakfast place that is always busy, ask the front desk. We never got sick or felt off. We ate a wide variety of foods and drank bottled water. The fish, guacamole and fruit is the best on the planet. Tulum is super special and we cant wait to go back.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

Beautiful, clean cabanas right on the beach. The communal areas and bathrooms are well looked after and clean. There are plenty of eating options on the beach and Tulum Pueblo is a short collectivo/taxi ride away for much cheaper eats. This place really does sum up eco-chic, so if you want to save the planet (or tell your friends you do) and still want to feel comfortable stay here.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

Coco Tulum is a cozy, very laid-back place to stay. All units are brand new, as they opened up not so long ago.
The tower was nice, but very hot. You get a nice breeze at night, but bring the bug spray if you are planning to sleep with open windows. The front desk staff is average, not really friendly except Andrea, she was cool. The housekeeping ladies are very sweet, and they did really good job keeping the place nice and clean. I would recommend this hotel, check out the sister resort Azul, they have a nice restaurant with delicious breakfast.

Room Tip: stay in the tower if you want your own bathroom
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

The rooms at Coco Tulum are extremely basic yet possess a simple, homely charm. We chose to stay in Tower 2 for the first night, the view was breathtaking, but i found sleeping to be an issue.. I can warn that if you need it to be cold in order to sleep, travelling in February to a resort without air-con or fans isn't ideal. Attempting to open the windows to utilise the sea breeze was met with the windows constantly slamming, thus further frustrating my horrible sleeping experience.. However, my girlfriend was less bothered by the heat, so it is clearly a subjective issue.

We moved to a garden cabana for night 2, which was the next hut back from the beach cabanas so we would suggest that the beach cabanas aren't really worth paying the extra money when you're right on the beach either way. The communal bathrooms were clean, quiet and well lit, located just a short stroll from our cabana.

We ate breakfast and lunch at Playa Azul, the sister resort a 2 minute walk away.. The food was nice, cheap and we were a little disappointed it wasn't open for dinner during our stay. The first night we ate dinner at a local mexican place, about 15 minute walk away, serving basic, traditional mexican cuisine at very reasonable prices, which provided a perfect grounding for the delicious food that Mexico has to offer!! The next night we ate at an Italian restaurant, Posada Margherita, located just 5 minute walk away. It was very nice, yet quite expensive for our limited budget! But it was definitely worth our recommendation.

Overall a great little spot right on the beach, simple enough but with comfortable beds, good wifi and quaint cabanas right on a beautiful beach. And we loved the Tulum ruins! Only a few minutes away.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 7, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
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Ranked #6 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in Tulum
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Number of rooms: 17
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