Eco Friendly Vacations

Our initial visit to the Riviera Maya in 1990 was motivated by cave diving and exploration. This introduction to the environmental and geological diversity found in the Riviera Maya led us to the Costa Maya and Yucatan, important destinations that influenced the development of the Mexican Caribbean coast. The passion has not left us nor has it dwindled. It has continued to grow and deepen as we discover more local secrets, more historical locations and uncover more about the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Yucatan.

If you are seeking destinations and vacation rentals that preserve the local environmental and cultural diversity, these beautiful places to stay will be at the top of your list.

To continue your eco and cultural vacation planning, read these articles that highlight eco friendly tours and things to do plus enjoy our Travel Guide – Green Travel Guide to the Riviera Maya – written by locals. This guide shares some of the most precious places in the area. 

Our hearts have been forever effected by the human, cultural and environmental wealth found here. Let your hearts be effected as well.

  • Ana y Jose Hotel and Spa

    Tulum Beach| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    Come to Tulum for the sun, surf and sand. Stay at the family-owned beachfront hotel with its 14 air-conditioned rooms, an elegant swimming pool and a lovely beach restaurant & bar. Embrace an 'unplugged' vacation with no TV, emails or work calls. You deserve it!

  • Azulik Resort

    Tulum Beach| 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    Check out the adults only alternative to the mass marketed Caribbean vacation. Great for couples seeking a relaxing, romantic getaway. These ocean/beach front bungalows are all wood and glass w/ private bath, hot tub on their ocean deck

  • Balamku Inn

    Mahahual| 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    One of Mahahual’s best hotels 5-10 minutes south of town with comfortable rooms, beach, 24 hour electric, breakfast included. Natural setting, common to see egrets and pelicans. Activities include snorkeling/diving/fishing and some tours

  • Private beach house is Sian Kaan - Tulum Casa Almaviva

    Casa Almaviva

    Sian Ka’an – Tulum| 6 Beds | 3 Bath
    Get away from it all in this 4 bedroom beach house located in the remote Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, just south of Tulum beach and Tulum ruins. Enjoy a deserted Caribbean beach at your front door, adventures on the Sian Kaan estuary. Staff will prepare meals.

  • Tulum Beach House Rental Casa Bonita

    Casa Bonita

    Tulum Beach| 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    Cute little beach house right on Tulum beach. This is a rare find as most accommodations are in boutique hotels. The casa can sleep up to 4 people. A cozy little gem for sure. Alternate energy and ecofriendly accommodations.

  • Exclusive Beach House for rent Casa Chic in Tulum Mexico

    Casa Chic

    Tulum Beach| 6 Beds | 5 Bath
    Casa Chic is a beachfront villa located within Rancho San Eric on the southern end of beautiful Tulum beach. This is a semi-private stretch of pure white sand just above the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a protected 1.3 million acre reserve.

  • Tulum Beach House for Vacation Rentals Casa de las Palmas Tulum Mexico

    Casa de las Palmas

    Tulum Beach| 5 Beds | 3 Bath
    One of few beach houses on amazing Tulum beach. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom alternate energy house is close to restaurants & beach bars. Each bedroom has a balcony. Multiple living spaces, kitchen. Sleeps 8 adults, 3 small kids

  • Casa del Corazon – Bungalow #1

    Soliman Bay| 4 Beds | 2 Bath
    Casa del Corazon #1 is situated a few steps away from the white sand of Soliman Bay beach. This beach bungalow hosts 2 bedrooms located on separate levels, 2 baths and a modern kitchen. There is also a pool available for Casa’s guests to use.

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    Casa del Corazon Bungalow #2

    Soliman Bay – Tulum| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
    This eco-comfy, 2-level bungalow is located a minute’s walk from the fine Soliman bay beach, near Tulum. With 2 bedrooms (including a Bali-style master suite), 2 baths and a well-equipped kitchen it is an ideal getaway for couples and families of 4.

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    Casa del Corazon Bungalow #3

    Soliman Bay| 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    Casa Corazon #3 is one of the most secluded bungalows nestled next to the pool, just steps from Soliman Bay beach. This 2-bedroom, 2 bath bungalow comes with a fully-equipped kitchen and an ample terrace, overlooking the jungle and the beach.

  • Casa del Corazon Bungalow-Style Condos

    Soliman Bay| 8 Beds | 7 Bath

    This secluded Soliman Bay Villa is treasured for its natural beauty and true beach vacation vibe. With four bungalows on this property, you will enjoy privacy and great communal spaces for your group.

  • Tulum Soliman Bay Bungalows Casa del Corazon

    Casa del Corazon Zen Palapa

    Soliman Bay – Tulum| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
    Zen Palapita is a budget-friendly bungalow perfect for a romantic getaway. It comes with a king-size bed, a bathroom, a private patio, ceiling fans, a coffee maker and a bar fridge. And did we mention that it’s just steps away from Soliman Bay beach?

  • Casa Gaia

    Tulum Beach| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
    This romantic vacation rental faces the Caribbean sea on a beautiful part of Tulum Beach. Surrounded by tropical gardens, palm trees and open blue sky, you will instantly shift from work to life the second you place your bags on the floor.

  • Casa Laura by Zamas Tulum

    Casa Laura

    Tulum Beach| 5 Beds | 3 Bath
    Part of the Hotel Zamas property, Casa Laura is a great option for wedding parties or large groups travelling together. You have all the amenities of their beachfront hotel with the added privacy and convenience of a vacation home.

  • Casa Madera

    Tulum Beach| 2 Beds | 2 Bath
    This windswept beachfront is all about unwinding and getting in touch with nature. Awe-inspiring views of Papaya Playa and Tulum beach, 2 stylish bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, over-sized terrace with a pool, and free Wi-Fi .

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    Casa Palapa

    Tulum Beach| 5 Beds | 5 Bath
    This eco-chic oceanfront house is spacious enough to accommodate up to 10 people, stylish enough to host a wedding and rustic enough to be different. Minimalist design, a master suite with a Jacuzzi, jaw-dropping outdoor lounge, a private pool.

  • Beach House Vacation Rental Casa Vallejo by Zamas Bungalows

    Casa Vallejo

    Tulum Beach| 6 Beds | 5 Bath
    Enjoy this 5 bedroom ocean view beach house affiliated with Zamas Bungalows on Tulum beach. Located across the street from the beach, 100 mtrs./yrds from Zamas. Service from the restaurant and dive shop next door are steps away.

  • Casa Xixim

    Soliman Bay – Tulum| 3 Beds | 3 Bath
    Casa Xixim (pronounced Shee-Sheem) is a vacation villa designed and created from the heart. The owners fell in love with the natural beauty of Soliman Bay and wanted to create a space, a home, that compliments, honors, and celebrates this magical area.

  • Casa Yakunah luxury vacation rental Sian Kaan Tulum

    Casa Yakunah

    Sian Ka’an – Tulum| 4 Beds | 3 Bath
    This all inclusive villa has it all. The sunrise over the Caribbean Sea, sunsets over the freshwater lagoon, 100 meters of private beach and a rooftop offering 360 degree views of a UNESCO nature reserve.

  • Costa de Cocos Bungalows

    Xcalak| 1 to 3 Beds | 1 Bath
    Costa de Cocos Dive Resort is a perfect place to kayak or motor about, snorkel or dive on pristine reefs, fish, or take a trip to Banco Chinchorro atoll. This secluded resort offers water view bungalows with private bathrooms.  Fishing and diving trips can be arranged on-site. The restaurant and bar, are a funky central meeting point to share fish stories over a cold cerveza.

  • Elefante Volador Beach House rental

    Elefante Volador Beach House

    Sian Ka’an – Tulum| 3 Beds | 2 Bath
    This Sian Kaan Biosphere alternate energy beach house has 3 bedrooms near Punta Yuyum, 4km south of the Boca Paila bridge. Sacifice convenience to shopping for spectacular beach front isolation. This is the place to get away from it all.

  • Hemingway Cabanas and Bungalow Tulum

    Hemingway Romantic Resort Tulum

    Tulum Beach| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    Luxury and simplicity can co-exist in one place! Just picture 11 eco-friendly, palapa-roof ‘cabanas’ set right on the powdery Tulum beach, modern amenities and an on-site beach restaurant that serves complimentary breakfast as well as delicious, freshly-cooked meals. It’s a perfect romantic escape!

  • Hip Hotel Boutique Hotel on Tulum Beach

    Hip Hotel

    Tulum Beach| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    This beachfront hotel with only 22 rooms is located away from the busier beach road sections of Tulum for a peaceful, tranquil stay for couples and families. Recently opened by the Ana y Jose Hotel Group, you are sure to have all the benefits of a Tulum vacation.

  • Hotel Coco Tulum Bungalows

    Hotel Coco Tulum

    Tulum Beach| 1 Bed | Shared and Private Bath
    Eco-friendly, Coco Tulum is powered by 24-hour wind/solar energy. Nestled on the finest beach in the Mayan Riviera, the property offers breathtaking vistas of powdery-soft white sand and stunning aqua water. You’re miles away from the crowds!

  • KanXuk Blue Maya Resort

    KanXuk Blue Maya

    Sian Ka’an – Tulum| 9 Beds | 9 Bath
    Luxurious Mix of serenity and privacy in the heart of the Sian Ka’an. Perfect for weddings, family reunions and retreats.  This is an experience, not just a place to stay.

  • Kanxuk Maya Blue Luxury Resort Tulum Sian Kaan

    KanXuk Luxury Resort

    Sian Ka’an – Tulum| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
    Luxurious Mix of Serenity and Privacy in the Heart of the Sian Ka’an. When sitting on the glorious beach outside your beachfront cabana, you will feel you have stepped onto  remote island.

  • Mayan Beach Garden north of Mahahual in the Costa Maya 2 hours from Tulum

    Mayan Beach Garden Hotel

    Mahahual| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    Superlative hospitality on a remote beach 30 minutes north of Mahahual on the Costa Maya. If you are looking for an escape from your hectic lifestyle this little boutique hotel specializes in un-plugged pleasures and beautiful Caribbean vistas. These beachfront rooms are the perfect escape.

  • Nomade Tulum Boutique Eco Chic Hotel on the beach

    Nomade Tulum Hotel

    Tulum Beach| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 to 2 Bath
    This low key luxury hotel is on one of the best parts of Tulum Beach with picturesque Caribbean views. Enjoy their onsite restaurant, beachfront bar and evening beach campfires while you unplug on your vacation.

  • Posada Margherita Boutique Hotel

    Tulum Beach| 1 to 3 Beds | 1 Bath
    This chic eco hotel, perched on the silky white sand of Tulum beach, is perfect for couples. Each of the 8 bungalow-style suites comes with a private bathroom and a big hardwood porch or a terrace. An Italian beachfront restaurant, serving vegetarian-friendly dishes, is right on site.

  • posada san juan valladolid boutique hotel

    Posada San Juan

    Valladolid – Yuctan| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    This Colonial hotel boasts a central location in Valladolid (45 min from Chichen-Itza). Spacious rooms, modern amenities, A/C, a lovely garden and a pool, free breakfasts, WiFi, authentic atmosphere…the list of features that make it great goes on and on…

  • Puerta Calakmul Bungalow Hotel at the Calakmul Ruins Campeche

    Puerta Calakmul

    Yucatan | 1 to 3 Bed | 1 Bath
    Fifteen lovely bungalows are integrated perfectly into the natural beauty of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve. Thatched roofs, canopied full-size beds, beautiful woodwork and large exterior terraces with inviting hammocks.

  • Sol Caribe Boutique Hotel and Bungalows

    Sian Ka’an| 1 to 3 Beds | 1 to 2 Bath
    Known as “the best beach getaway location”, this eco-friendly resort brings together the raw beauty of Sian Ka’an beach with the exclusive privacy of 2 beach cabanas and 5 fan-cooled hotel suites. An on-site restaurant is run by the well-known chef and owner, Mauricio Riba.

  • Suenos de Tulum Boutique Hotel

    Tulum Beach| 1 to 3 Beds | 1 Bath
    Art imitates life on the beach at Suenos Tulum  with amazing wall reliefs and murals that reflect Nature and the Maya in the context of the beach environment. This alternate energy mini-resort has 12 rooms in four different buildings, plus a beach front swimming pool and restaurant.

  • Beach House for rent in Tulum Villa Sian Kaan

    Villa Sian Kaan

    South Akumal| 6 Beds | 4 Bath
    Excellent value for a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom on a relatively deserted section of Tulum beach. Save your pesos for daytime adventures and come home to a gorgeous Tulum beach location, just a kilometer from the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve.

  • Zamas Bungalows

    Tulum Beach| 1 to 4 Beds | 1 Bath
    Located on the sugary white beach amongst the slender coconut palm trees, Zamas is a small beachfront cabana hotel. Each bungalow looks just like a romantic Caribbean getaway you would want to stay in with a thatch roof over your head, comfortable beds and  private bathrooms.

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