Remember when Tulum was a small town by the ruins? Remember when this Mayan village was the place to find great BBQ chicken, dive in the cenotes and meet cave explorers? We do and even with the boom in Tulum tourism, we know that this Tulum is still around for people to enjoy.
Believe it or not there are still some great Tulum hotels and cabanas on and off the beach at reasonable rates. These are our best kept Tulum secrets that puts Tulum inside of a reasonable budget. Some places are right on the beach! As they are little known places, meaning, they have not be swept up by the international and New York centric PR that Tulum has enjoyed in the last two years, you can have your paradise vacation at a fraction of the price.
EL Paraiso – just a hop skip and jump from the Tulum ruins, El Paraiso has a perfect location on the Tulum beach. Just south of the Tulum Ruins this hotel property has a popular beach club, a very luxurious mansion on the property where the rich and famous stay, and a great little restaurant. Nice part is, the hotel rooms are affordable, but luxury surrounds you. The hotel rooms are simple, a walk out to the beach, close to where locals hang out (thing insider information) and close to snorkel tours, fishing trips and more. Their onsite restaurant is great when you don’t want to travel for a meal, but close enough to the popular eateries when you want to try something a bit different.
Check out their rooms for a less expensive Tulum vacation. If you really want to live it up and spend a bit more for your family, their onsite beach mansion, which is more expensive than the hotel rooms, is a great place to stay.
Hemingways – These true old school Tulum beachfront cabanas have limited electricity, are true wooden cabanas and make you feel like a part of community when you stay. Areas are private, but there is something unique and charming about this beachfront property. It is located in the heart of the Tulum restaurant corridor on the beach, so you have plenty of places to eat and drink nearby. We find Hemingway’s has stayed true to the Tulum bo-ho vibe and has ensured that their accommodations have remained affordable.
Not everyone wants to stay on the beach of Tulum. Though this may seem shocking, there is a real authenticity to the town of Tulum that is hard to find on the beach. Two local hotels stand out for us in the town of Tulum, hotels that provide great service, prices and accommodations.
iTour Mexico – We love the owners of iTour Mexico. They have a real feel for the area, are passionate about local travel and want to share all of the best experiences with their guests. They do have a tour desk at the hotel, so you can join their tours, or they are happy to just share information about how to explore on your own. If you like Loco Gringo and how we view travel, you will love iTour Mexico.
Check out their accommodations here and see if this small hotel is right for you.
Hotel Posada 06 – This is a newer hotel in Tulum and they have great accommodations. Hotel Posada 06 has combined Italian conveniences (continental breakfast) with Mayan design. It is located one block off the main street in Tulum so you are away from the traffic and nestled in an authentic Tulum neighborhood.
Check out the rooms and amenities at Posada 06 and plan an affordable Tulum vacation.
Tulum may be thought to be little NY but you can still vacation in this town on Mexican prices. We also think those reasonably priced hotels will provide you with a more local, authentic experience. Check out all of our Tulum hotels and start planning your Tulum vacation.