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What We Love

  • Spacious rooms with canopy beds and sea views
  • The feeling of having your own private white sand beach; the suites are located directly on the beach
  • Near the Mayan ruins of Tulum
  • Closest property to the entrance to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
  • Suitable for families or couples
  • Environmentally friendly — the property is 100 percent solar powered

What To Know

  • A three-night minimum is required
  • The Ocean Front Junior Suite does not have a kitchen, only a refrigerator
  • Staff can arrange dining, scuba, snorkeling, kayaking, bonefishing, windsurfing and paddle boarding for a fee
  • Book in advance for dinners at nine-table Hechizo restaurant (a must!)
  • About 45 minutes from the nearest town, Playa del Carmen; renting a car is highly recommended

Amenities

  •  Eco-Friendly
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Overview

The Review

Getting away from it all means different things to different people. At Casa de las Olas (“house of the waves” in Spanish), it means enjoying the solitude of staying at the remote end of a white-sand beach, waking up in a canopy bed and deciding between lazing in a hammock overlooking the Caribbean Sea or exploring Tulum’s famed Mayan ruins only 15 minutes away.

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Each suite has a private entrance and most have kitchenettes, so the spaces suit families as well as romance-seeking couples and give guests the option dining in or alfresco. Staff can also recommend wonderful restaurants, including the renowned eatery, Hechizo, just down the road. The restaurant’s owner, Stefan, does away with menus and instead visits each of the nine tables to explain what’s on offer.

For low-impact activity, the Caribbean Sea is just steps from the suites and freshwater cenotes (underground pools perfect for snorkeling and scuba) are a short walk away. But for me, the best part of Casa de las Olas was doing nothing at all — well, nothing that required straying far from my beachside hammock or white-sand backyard.

How to Get There

Casa de las Olas
Tulum beach road
Tulum, 77780 Mexico

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 422 Reviews
Amazing, Stunning, Beautiful, and an Awesome Staff
Reviewed 3 days ago

The best beach experience ever! I can not express enough the marvelous time I had at Casa de las Olas. From the stunning beauty set in a remote and pristine location, to the locally sourced community breakfast, to the second to none service and attention from Jimmy, Mara and the staff. They really know how to make you feel at home. Beautiful and clean room overlooking the ocean. Tulum may be crowded, but Casa De Las Olas is not. My go to place to unplug and disconnect from the busy city life, and get my batteries recharged. I shall undoubtedly return again.

The best so far...
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm almost hesitant to write this review because I feel somewhat protective of Casa de Las Olas. Our yearly trip to Tulum raised the bar last March. As the Yucatán has become a popular vacation destination, Tulum is unfortunately overcrowded and the beach side road can reduce travel time dramatically. That being said, Casa de Las Olas is located at the most southern part of the beach and feels isolated from the throngs of humanity.
The privacy and security of CDLO can not be understated. To access the hotel, you must enter through an electronic gate which ensures piece of mind.
The rooms are understated elegance with ocean views that provide serenity. Housekeeping is top notch and non-intrusive so your mornings are free to leisurely attend breakfast and find your spot on the pristine beach.
Breakfast is served from 8-10am every morning and it is truly spectacular. You are seated at a community table where you dine with your fellow vacationers and share stories and recommendations for day excursions. At the end of breakfast, you place your order for lunch if staying on the premises is your choice.
My wife and I found our room to be comfortable, quiet and well-equipped. A spacious apartment outfitted with a full functioning kitchen. Housekeeping provides you with a 5 gallon water dispenser so you never need to buy bottled water.
The staff (host, groundskeeper, concierge and food preparers) are most friendly and helpful and ready to assist in any situation.
I can't say enough about Casa de Las Olas. Treat yourself to at least a week in this secluded paradise. It will far exceed your expectations!

Stunningly beautiful and amazing!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far the best experience beach experience i've ever had. The rooms, the beach, the location, the staff...amazing. Relaxing from the moment I arrived. If you want totally chill, total relaxation, and laid back...this is it!

Paradise 💕💕💕
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely loved staying at Casa De Las Olas! It was sooo beautiful and relaxing. The food was amazing and the room was so lovely and comfortable! I didn’t want to leave! Jimmy and his staff were all wonderful and accommodating with what ever we needed or wanted. I can not recommend this place enough!
I will be back with friends and family !!

Natural Serenity
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Casa de las Olas for a wellness retreat in March. The property embodies such a natural beauty. Its simplicity provides an environment of true relaxation, with all essentials - including room, bedroom, shower, beachfront, beautifully presented. The food was exquisite, and the quiet location was superb - right at the end of the beach road strip, next to the biosphere. We could walk or bike ride to the shops/restaurants.

Jimmy and his team place a lot of importance in honoring an all natural environment and accommodation that celebrates the peaceful and restorative spirit of Tulum. They are friendly, warm and engaging. Thank you for a wonderful experience! Candice, Pure Sweat + Float Studio, NASHVILLE