All meals (buffet breakfast, lunch and four-course prix fixe dinner) are included in the Jetsetter rate
The chic decor combines of-the-moment style with sense-of-place authenticity
Fabulous jungle location overlooking a tranquil lagoon
The organic-leaning spa has a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi
Sophisticated wining and dining in the wilderness
What To Know
There are no TVs or mod cons in the rooms — a stay here is all about stepping back in time
Dining is communal, so travelers have a chance to meet other guests
Spa treatments must be arranged at least 24 hours in advance
Fresh juices, and one two-person French press coffee are included in breakfast, but Espresso drinks, shakes and other specialty drinks are extra, including beverages at other meals
A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
Parking on site
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Rustic-chic charmer in a magical setting close to the ancient Mayan ruins of Coba, with a spa and intimate restaurant
The glamorous globetrotting founders of Coqui Coqui Residences take Mexico’s magical Yucatan Peninsula as their muse for a collection of intimate, stylish boutique hotels, from Tulum to Merida. This four-room hideaway is the most atmospheric of all, with a jungle setting in view of the magnificent Pyramid of Papolchac, at the Mayan ruins of Coba. The hotel’s rough-hewn limestone exterior blends beautifully into its wilderness setting, with a rope bridge strung between the two towers of the property. The guestrooms feature natural materials and neutral tones (think polished concrete floors, simple platform beds draped with gauzy white canopies, and lounge areas featuring Mexican artifacts and hand-crafted objects like bags made from henequen, the ubiquitous fibrous plant that was once the peninsula’s primary source of wealth). The surroundings of the two plunge pools follow a similar pared-back aesthetic. Guests dine at a communal table (although there’s an option for meals à deux, as well), with menus following a formula of simply prepared dishes, using ingredients sourced from the property's organic garden and fish pond. Meals pull influences from traditional Mayan fare, such as Mayan sushi with habanero wasabi. Buffet breakfast includes fresh fruit, homemade jam, eggs, beans and rice, while lunches consist of ceviches and homemade guacamole. The natural focus continues at the spa, which uses locally gathered ingredients for treatments like the papaya body scrub or a soothing post-sun facial of cucumber, yogurt, honey and aloe. And if you’re looking to stay fit, private yoga and Pilates classes are also available, or curl up in the library lounge with one of the 100 books from the founder's original collection.
In the Area
Coba itself, a pre-Columbian treasure set around two lagoons that was once a sprawling Mayan city, is a must-see attraction. The pyramids are the most impressive feature, especially the monumental Nohoch Mul, a 130-foot high stone structure lined on one side with precipitous steps, but the ancient ball courts are fascinating too, and the sacbes (sacred roads) winding throughout the site have their own magic. (To help navigate through the jungle, there are bicycles you can rent, along with pedicabs and drivers.) Head to the Cenotes Choo Ha, Tamcach Ha and Multum Ha, which are three limestone sinkholes that form part of a vast underground river beneath the Yucatan Peninsula, and the crystal-clear waters are a fine tonic after a day in the hot, steamy jungle. (Note: get there in the early morning to enjoy without crowds.) Venture farther on to Tulum and pull up a rustic table alongside the other boho-artistes, models and fashion world types at Hartwood, an alfresco hot spot that serves mouthwatering dishes from its wood-fired hearth. The menu changes daily and includes the best of the local farmers markets and fishermen’s catches.
Coqui Coqui Coba Residence & Spa
Carretera Costera Laguna
How to Get There
Flights are available to Cancún International Airport (CUN) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from CUN, about 100 miles away, can be arranged through the property. Contact the property directly for details. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, self-parking is available at no charge.