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Piedra Escondida

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Carretera Tulum Ruinas-Boca Paila Km 3.5, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#29 of 166 hotels in Tulum
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Piedra Escondida is a small enchanting hotel located on a stunningly secluded beach in Tulum that offers its guests charming simplicity and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. There are 9 rooms decorated with local handicrafts and regional furniture all along with their private sitting area and hammock. Wi-Fi is available at no additional cost throughout the hotel. As we are dedicated to living in harmony with the surrounding area we use solar and wind energy.Air conditioning is now available during the night hours. Our cozy restaurant with a Caribbean familiar ambiance and a magnificent on-beach terrace brings to life the wonderful authentic flavors of Italy with traditional Mexican cuisine and fresh Caribbean seafood.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Beach
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Currency exchange
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Bar / lounge
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Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Spanish

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Grade: 48 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
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Andrew P wrote a review Sep 2020
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Piedra Escondida is a great value! Very private, great food, friendly staff, good location, beautiful scenery, and much more! It is not a super-flashy place, but you feel like you are experiencing the Mexican culture more than at a high-end boutique resort. Will definitely be staying here again. Seems like Tulum will be getting more modernized every day, but I hope they don't change a thing!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for the room right on the water with the large porch, you won't regret it!
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A_Fold wrote a review Jul 2020
Columbus, Indiana61 contributions9 helpful votes
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From the moment I walked into the reception area and was greeted by the wonderful Nayeli, I knew I made the right choice by booking Piedra Escondida and it was going to be the perfect vacation for my mom and I. After handling the payment details, Nayeli had our welcome drinks ordered and we were taken to our beautiful suite- B superior. The view from the double doors opening onto a private patio was more than I could have asked for and was where my mom and I spent every afternoon sipping on the delicious margaritas made by Desiderio. Desiderio was our waiter for our entire stay and was extremely attentive and provided the best and most delightful service. Even though we visited during Covid-19 and the staff always were wearing masks, Desiderio's smile under his mask would shine through his eyes. The food was wonderful here as well! My favorite breakfast while staying in Tulum was here- the chilequiles- SO YUM!!! I added arrechera and egg and was the tastiest breakfast I had ever eaten. Adding a bit of their green spicy sauce to really elevate the dish. We also had a few appetizers and it was all good, from the cevice to the quesadillas. We had a late lunch of the pasta marinara and the pasta was fresh and the seafood was perfect. Everyday, our room was cleaned perfectly with everything in it's place. The area is in a very safe location right at the beginning of the beach road, which was nice to be able to park before the road got too busy with bikes and taxis etc. The dedicated parking lot was an extremely nice feature and there were plenty of little shops and other restaurants and places to get snacks/ice cream within a 5 minute walk or less. Due to our visit being in July, there was sargassum along the beach which they tried to keep up with removing it. However, it did not bother me in the slightest bit. Sargassum helps with the erosion of the beach and helps rebuild the shoreline as it breaks down. There are a couple beach clubs along the road that have crews and machines removing it all day, so if you want a beach day- you can easily go to one of them. Please don't let the presence of sargassum make you avoid Piedra Escondida. The people working here are the nicest and most attentive I've had in my travels. I'm now discussing another trip with my husband and we will definitely be staying at Piedra Escondida and booking B superior!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Andrea Arati, Propietario at Piedra Escondida
Responded Aug 9, 2020
Dear Amanda thank you so much for this amazing review!! We really appreciate that you took the time to share your experience at Piedra Escondida, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! I will make sure to pass on your comments to the team, this will make them proud and keep them motivated to provide genuine attention. It is a pleasure to know our service was of your total satisfaction, and that because of it you enjoyed a better trip. It is also nice to read you liked the accommodation as well. Thank you very much for your comprehension.. It would be an honor to have you back! Warm regards.
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Tania E wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver, Colorado12 contributions2 helpful votes
Where do I even begin?!? I was in Tulum about 5 years ago and had lunch at Piedra Escondida. Since then, I vowed that I would stay in one of their bungalows the next time I come to Tulum. My little family stayed in the superior A room and we were in paradise for a week (I mean just look at our pic!). The manager, Nayeli, was very accessible even when she was not in the office. She helped us with tours, transport, and other special considerations because I was with a 4 month old. The restaurant food and drinks was amazing yet still affordable. Plus the restaurant service was very attentive and remained very professional even though we were there long enough for familiarity. The daily housekeeping and resort upkeep was impressive—it still looked the same if not better from 5 years ago. Because of the recent Covid-19 issues, we had to cut our trip a day short and the resort helped ensure that we were able to travel safely back home. When you stay at Piedra Escondida, you feel like you’re staying with family-who just happens to live in paradise. To add: there was some seaweed but removal happened at least three times a day. The shore has some “shell” area before you get to soft sand so swim shoes are helpful. Location of the resort cannot be beat! Walking distance to other restaurants, beach clubs, spas—or you can take a short cab ride to the ruins, the cenotes, and the grocery store (like a target).
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 9, 2020
Dear Tania It is a pleasure to know our service was of your total satisfaction, and that because of it you enjoyed a better trip. It is also nice to read you liked the accommodation as well. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your incredible experience at Piedra Escondida . It would be an honor to have you back! Warm regards :)
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hansNetherlands wrote a review Feb 2020
netherlands247 contributions100 helpful votes
the hotel is small which we think was an adventage. The restaurant serves very decent food all day and the beach you have almost to yourself.....provided there is no seaweed of course. The room is very nice but Wifi is not great. The toilet flushed but with some difficulty but overall a very very nice stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Andrea Arati, Propietario at Piedra Escondida
Responded Aug 9, 2020
Dear Hans thank you so much for your feed back, we really aprecciated your time and of course we will taking care about your issues during your stay at Piedra Escondida, Warm regards
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NFH wrote a review Feb 2020
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Location, location location... Piedra Escondida's is unbeatable, on a secluded beach between rocky promontories, with no intrusive beach vendors, noisy jet skis or any extraneous people around. The sea and all the facilities are only a few steps away. Get onto a sunbed or into a hammock and gaze at the horizon, and any cares just dissolve. Our welcome margaritas put us in the mood straight away. The Dream Team who run this hotel are all friendly, efficient and conscientious. Nayeli deserves special mention for her attention to detail and commitment to the success of our stay: emails to confirm our arrival details; arranging transport to and from Chichen-Itza, liaising with us by email and following up with our drivers to make sure they were on the ball; always engaged to make sure everything was going right. Graciela in Reception and Martin were also a pleasure to deal with. The meals were excellent. Breakfast is included - any dish from the entire menu. Lunch for us was a generous bowl of guacamole and happy hour margaritas on the beach. Dinner on the veranda was a treat. We ate out a couple of times at highly rated restaurants, but really we needn't have bothered, as the food was better (and less expensive) in the hotel, served by Desiderio, Eusebio, Hervin, Jose and Ulices. The urn of drinking water to top up our bottles was a thoughtful touch. Our ground floor room, No 5, was comfortable and quite spacious, right on the beach, cleaned impeccably each morning by Blanca, with fresh towels and toiletries. Relaxed, intimate, well run and a stunning setting: this place has got everything right.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Upper floor rooms have the best views.
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Responded Aug 9, 2020
Dear Guest: Thank you so much for sharing your experience! It is so good to read you liked all the aspects of your visit, specially our personal service and the little details we always try to pin down to really make a difference. We would love to see you next time so you can enjoy our accommodation and great location again! Warm regards
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PRICE RANGE
$161 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
piedra escondida tulum, piedra escondida hotel tulum
LOCATION
MexicoYucatan PeninsulaQuintana RooRiviera MayaTulum
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Piedra Escondida
Which popular attractions are close to Piedra Escondida?
Nearby attractions include Alumbra Tulum (0.7 miles), Iklab (0.1 miles), and Hilo Rojo Tulum (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Piedra Escondida?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Piedra Escondida?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Piedra Escondida?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Piedra Escondida?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tunich, Boccanera Pizzeria y Cerveceria, and Mivida Tapas Bar&Restaurant.
Does Piedra Escondida have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.