Recently returned from a trip to Mexico- was in Tulum for only one night, but that was enough for me to know I'd like to return again very soon!
I was so glad that I chose to stay closer to the beach, rather than town. It's a very quaint area, with lots of charm. The minute we pulled up to the "hotel," we were warmly greeted by Frank and Cheryl as if we were old friends. They offered us drinks, and were very helpful in assisting us with luggage and parking. The accommodations are rustic, and minimal, but I'd much rather that than the large resort we stayed at prior to (The Riu for a wedding.. ugh).
There was always plenty of hot water, and the bed was very comfortable (although be prepared to wake early to the sounds of birds..which I actually loved). There's no a/c, but the fan in the room was sufficient (however, I'm always cold, so if you're sensitive to heat, you may want to see if there's a room with a/c- not sure if there is). The common area outside is very inviting, and we met the other guests (two other couples.. only 4 rooms or so total, so very intimate) and once again, it had a feeling of sitting in my backyard with some pals. The location is great- close to restaurants and beach. Frank/Cheryl had amazing recommends for food (posada margharita for dinner- delicious, albiet a bit pricey; and las ranitas for breakfast- don't miss out on that! The food was good, but the views and drinks were priceless).
This lodging is not for those that want fancy digs, but rather a warm place to call "home" while traveling in Tulum. I hope to return sooner than later.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Las Palmas Maya is a welcome retreat in the jungle of Tulum. With beach access just across the road, you are only footsteps away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! The recent addition of 24hr electricity is a huge amenity, offered at only a few beach zone hotels. Our newly renovated communal kitchen and lounge offers guests the opportunity to keep a few groceries on hand for small meals or snacks, and a wonderful place to relax, read, or chat with other guests. Our rooms have been completely remodeled and are fresh, clean and airy. Some of the other amenities offered are private bathrooms with pressurized hot water, free wi-fi, and bicycles available for rent. In addition, Las Palmas Maya is pet friendly! ... more less