Coqui Coqui Coba Residence & Spa
What We Love
- 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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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.
How to Get There
Warning! If you order the ‘infusion’ at 55 pesos, they bill you 100 pesos afterwards. When confronted with this incongruence the waiter simply left and didn’t come back.
The place is beautiful with stunning architecture and the food is good.
The meal serving was 2 small tostadas at 250 pesos which is about 10x the price for a similar serving in Tulum.
Couldn’t recommend this more - for travelers who enjoy unique luxury experiences and getting off the beaten path. This is not a typical Quintana Roo resort and that’s a blessing!
We stayed here for the first two nights of our most recent Yucatán trip and it was the perfect first stop to unwind and switch off. Love the setting, the exterior architecture and the interior design of the rooms and common areas. So much visual eye candy and inspiration. The staff are incredibly nice and the restaurant has a terrific menu - great small plates for sharing. I’d also highly recommend the spa rituals - simply divine! We’ll be back again on our next trip.
Wauw.. This hotel is realy one of a kind. Never been in such a magical place before. We had the room with the private pool. This is not just a room. It is a mega suite.
The staff is very kind and helpful.
And the food is great! You can eat in a beautiful room.
They also have perfumes, shampoos and more. I bought the shampoo Coco Coco, very good!
Thank you guys for making our stay so magical!!
We arrived at Coqui Coqui after a long flight from the UK followed by a 2 hour drive from Cancun airport, and we were blown away. Having read some varied reviews, we were a little apprehensive, but Coba, and Coqui Coqui was the most perfect place to start our honeymoon as it was impossible not to switch off and just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The building is stunning, the rooms are rustic and romantic (with the comfiest bed I have ever slept in) and the staff are wonderful - so friendly and happy to help you - we can't thank them enough. If you like big, modern, flashy hotels, this isn't for you... but if you are looking for something quaint, unique and romantic, I really don't think you will be disappointed. On a more practical note, very well located to walk to the ruins, rent bikes to cycle to the cenotes - and an absolutely wonderful place to go back to in the evening to rest and relax. Finally, the spa is a must! Our only tiny criticism is that the menu is small - we stayed 3 nights and tried everything on the menu - but it's all part of the charm!
The most beautiful boutique hotel,
Architecture design, superb ambience, fascinating perfumery.
The huge apocalyptic downfall for us was the food provided. We where confronted by an absolutely rigid local menu with absolutely no negotiation to order any alternatives or changes to the menu.
The staff at times where completely cloned to the hotel principles and obviously could not bend to guests wishes. If you could not eat traditional Mexican food there was no other option.
The room was beautiful and incredibly chic.
I think the simplest thing to say that the style gurus who own this hotel can be assured that their highly paying sophisticated guest just might enjoy the option of a club sandwich just once in a while.