This was our second trip to Copal. We went in 2009 and had a wonderful time. We spent a week there in early August, 2010, and the experience was not quite so wonderful. Copal can/could be a magic place, perhaps it once was. But it's become a very tired, worn-out resort. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the food service is very good. We think they may serve the best chequalies in the area. But the cabins are very worn and unfriendly. Based on our experience last year, we specifically asked for a cabin on the ocean-front so we could get good sea breezes at night. We knew it was going to be hot but thought the ocean winds would help. Unfortunately the screen windows in cabin 27 had been permanently sealed with heavy plastic, making the cabin almost air-tight. After a couple nights, I started cutting off some of the plastic to help. It is obvious that maintenance, if it occurs at all, is just a temporary thing. Is there a leak, nail a tarp or piece of plastic over it. Other than the kitchen, maintenance looked like they do just enough to get thru the day. On the other hand, the kitchen looked like it has all new tiling and paint - a nice clean look. The reception area had fairly decent wi-fi service and the staff were always willing to charge equipment for us. My wife and I each had a massage and they were excellent. I just wish that management would discover those new inventions called "windows". I'm told you can get windows that slide, or push open and they even include screens! What a novel concept! Unfortunately you won't find them at Copal. By the way, the beach is very good and the beach bar is as well. Clothing was very optional the week we were there, but it just isn't a big deal. Sometimes we wore swimsuits, sometimes not. Nobody notices. I doubt very much that we will return to this resort, even though we have fond memories of it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Get ready for an exotic vacation at Cabañas Copal Hotel, away from telephones and electricity. Come to Cabañas Copal to relax at our seaside Caribbean cabañas and holistic spa. Our central location puts our eco-hotel just 3 km. from the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Cabañas Copal Hotel in Tulum gets you off the beaten path for an alternative vacation experience in our rustic eco-hotel. Our cabanas are nestled in the tropical jungle by the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cabanas Copal Tulum
- Cabanas Copal Hotel Tulum