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Tulum lodging, activities for parents and 19 yr old

Reposting to Tulum forum.

Group: two parents, avid walkers, and 19 year old Spanish studying, near-fluent daughter, interested in beach and eco-tourism. Looking for spot in Tulum congenial to all, but preferential to daughter (trip is birthday gift).

Time: early to mid May, 5-7 day trip, depending on cost.

Budget: $4,000, complete, not including airfare.

Restrictions: Don't want to change hotel more than once, or spend a great deal of time on ground transportation. Want a walkable area, relatively crime free area.

Thank you, 'pepper', for suggesting Cabanas la Luna. Turtle viewing nearby in May?

Other suggestions for lodging and activities appreciated.

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1. Re: Tulum lodging, activities for parents and 19 yr old

Assume you want the boutique hotels in Tulum, not large AIs

There is a thread on activities on the Tulum forum - so review that

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2. Re: Tulum lodging, activities for parents and 19 yr old

Yes! Turtle nesting begins in May. Here is some info about it. mytulumtravel.com/additional-information/… We always travel in the summer and that is the height of turtle nesting - we can see 5 mama turtles coming up along the beach at night. There are some rules about it; be sure to be aware.

There are 3 ruins nearby - Tulum, Coba and Muyil. You might look into staying at Xamach Dos in Sian Kaan (down the same road as Tulum's beach) for a couple of days. From here, you could take a boat tour from Punta Allen. Or stay here: http://shardon.com/. Nikki can organize the boat tour for you. If you stay at XD, there is an unexcavated ruin across the road.

Other than La Luna, also look at the house Limon. La Zebra has the master suite and balcony suite. Nueva Vida has some rooms with two beds.

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3. Re: Tulum lodging, activities for parents and 19 yr old

Early-mid may is a bit early for good turtle-viewing. Officially the nesting season starts in May, but it doesn't really get rolling for a while. Any chance you can bump your trip to June or even summer? Just don't want you to be disappointed if you're building your trip around the turtles. The babies don't start hatching until July, really, and again, they don't get rolling until later in summer.

But there really isn't a "better" or "worse" part of the beach to see them, they come where they wish. For the baby hatching season, I might recommend Nueva Vida de Ramiro because they have some rescued nests there so the liklihood of seeing babies is increased, but you don't have to stay there to see them, just check in as you walk by each day. But again the baby season doesn't hit until later in the summer.

If I divide $4000 by 7, that's $571/day, a very healthy budget. I guess you mean for that to include all of your food, drinks and any touring (rental car too?), so can we trim that to a room-only budget? Would you say $250-$300/night for just sleeping?

I agree with Pepper's recommendations of La Luna and the house Casita Limon, but you really have a wide range of choices on the beach at that budget. Look also at the Oval House (used to be called Los Arcos), lovely little house, not too expensive, farther south on the beach, very private and quiet.

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