Our family had a great time staying here in early/mid August. It's hard to imagine how it could have gone better.
The rooms: the four of us stayed in one room that practically sat atop the cove. For a family of inlanders it was a treat to fall asleep to the sounds of the sea and their accompanying breezes that waft in to keep things cool. A comfy king bed made it that much easier to doze off. Waking up to this and the basket of coffee outside our door each morning made the scene perfect.
The location: we chose El Pez specifically for its location. Turtle Cove is a small cove with lots of exploring opportunities: the outcrops serve as natural breakers from the sea and an obvious place to explore tide pools and sea life -- we saw sardines, crabs, eels and barracudas, down below. Pelicans up above and lots of soon-to-hatch turtles down in the sand, apparently. Be aware that this is not the ideal wave-catching swimming beach you might expect in the area, but those beaches are just steps away. We loved having options. Bonus: the swimming pool in back and the occasional appearance of our friend Rico the iguana.
The service: many of these reviews mention the friendliness and attentiveness of Iris, Mateo and Andrea. Yep, these guys get it right. We didn't do a whole lot of itinerary planning because we knew we could count on them anytime to be our friendly fixers -- lining up trips to cenotes or the ruins, tour guides, taxis and great restaurants nearby and in town. Super friendly and very attentive. And the waitstaff deserves a big nod, too.
We had a delightful time and I can't imagine how it could have been better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Pez evokes the feeling of a private villa on the beach, with all the amenities of a small boutique hotel. Featuring six Luxury Cabanas, four Sea Front King Rooms and Two Sea View King Rooms, suitable for solo travelers, couples and families, El Pez is situated at picturesque Turtle Cove, where the Mayan fisherman and pelicans create a visually stunning seascape from the hotel balconies and around the hotel grounds. The setting is both intimate and romantic and a stunning backdrop for weddings, family gatherings & romantic getaways. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Pez At Turtle Cove Hotel Tulum
- Pez Ocean Palace Tulum