What We Love
- Outdoor rain showers in all guest rooms
- Moorish cuisine at the onsite restaurant Moro
- Documentary screenings and live music in the jungle courtyard
- Reiki healing at the holistic spa
What To Know
- All 32 guest rooms are built on platforms to preserve the surrounding beach and jungle
- The retreat offers gratis bicycles, ideal for exploring the adjacent beach or Tulum proper
- Though your room doesn’t have a phone, the front desk can be reached 24/7 via WhatsApp
- Expect a traditional copal ceremony, involving a sprinkle of local tree resin, at check-in
- Free WiFi
Eco-chic Yucatan hotel with several stylish social hubs, all within easy reach of the area’s renowned archaeological ruins
The Yucatan is no stranger to bohemian retreats, but this laid-back beach beauty bordered by an acre of jungle stands out for its commitment to creating communities, which it achieves through a dynamic calendar of al fresco film screenings, ashtanga yoga classes, and live DJ sessions. Dazzling common spaces span the gamut from the clubhouse-like vibe at Moro (the hotel’s three-story Spanish restaurant helmed by Urugayan chef Federico Cappi, whose imaginative plates are luring the area’s epicures), an outdoor bar that churns out an impressive selection of freshly-pressed juices, and a glass-and-steel central pavilion studded with black-tasseled hammocks and sprawling communal tables. Rest assured this doesn’t mean they skimped on the guest rooms. The 32 luxe canvas tents—read: air-conditioned—are a boho-inspired mix of raffia lamps, animal hide stools, and kilim rugs with luxurious flourishes like private terraces, while five ocean-front suites offer the ultimate in Caribbean Sea views.
In the Area
Far from the area’s bachelorette parties and spring break squads, Habitas Tulum is located about 80 miles from Cancun. What you’ll experience here is the kind of seclusion that lets you hear the sound of lapping waves from your tent. Spend consecutive languid days unwinding on the property’s private beach, alternating between the sand and the seafront infinity pool. If you’re ready for an excursion, head to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking haven thanks to its picturesque lagoons, mangroves, and coral reefs. Explore more far-flung pockets of the protected waters aboard a catamaran cruise, which the hotel can help you arrange.
How to Get There
The place had just opened and I dnk if things have changed but, the prices were stupid but the property was gorgeous. The ocean access makes it unswimmable. The smell of copal burning almost made the price worth it. This is a luxury tent scene with private outdoor shower. I had the worst massage of my life so skip that ...maybe? The tent is certainly an opportunity for every insta model out there so, balance the cost with what you are seeking.
I love everything about this place. Staff is very accommodating and friendly. Food is the best in town. Love the organic feel of the whole place. It’s very cozy and relaxed. First time I took an outdoor shower and loved it. Will come again!!
From the moment you arrive you know you’re in good hands at Habitas Tulum. Upon arriving you receive such a genuine welcome into your new home for your vacation, and your new Habitas family including yes a special and unique welcome ceremony from the local traditions of the Mayan natives. This sets the tone of the days ahead.
The resort in situated on a beautiful and quiet part of Tulum and right on the beach with spectacular sunrises each and every day. They offer at all times attentive but discreet service and the food is by far the best in all of Tulum. A must try is the skirt steak, Lamb shanks and fish tacos just to name a few. The wine list is exceptional with a focus on Mexican wines, which I am now a fan off!! Thanks to Alain and Evan and the team for introducing me to amazing local wines. Oh and not to mention the Mescal tasting and other cool events and musicians they host throughout the week. Contrary to other comments, I had no issues at all with the style of music or the sound levels as all was refreshing and volumes were at most suitable levels and finished by 8pm to 10pm at the latest!
All accommodations are in luxury tents with tropical outdoor showers and bathrooms and beddings were lined with high quality bed linens and pillows and all the general comforts and amenities one would expect for a resort of this level and style.
Thank you to Mario the General Manager and all of his amazing Habitas team for a perfect vacation in all ways. If you’re reading this and deciding on whether to stay at Habitas, book now you will not regret it! The Habitas community is refreshingly different and pushes the regular boundaries of hospitality in so many ways – Loved it
I cannot speak highly enough of my first experience in the Habitas community
…….I will be back!
Stayed 4 nights at Habitas in March 2019 and it was one of the best hotel experiences so far! Have been once before in Tulum, staying in a hotel that is supposed to be one of the best, while i found the service average (at best). However in Habitas this was very different. Very attentive and nice people; from checkin with Leandro and Ingrid, to the crowd in the restaurant/beach area; Giovanni, Alexis, Gamajero, Manuel etc etc, not to mention the barman Ricardo that made us some special mezcal cocktails over some good conversations! Apart from the service; great bungalows, general vibe and food and drinks! Will be back!
The staff were friendly, but management was utterly dismissive towards our concerns.
1. Constant, awful Tribal World Muzak. You couldn't eat without it; sit at the water without it; swim without it, and often, lie down and take a nap. On certain days that turns into Tribal World Disco Party, with huge 6' high speakers wheeled in for a dance floor that's maybe 25x25. Twice during our stay: Thud thud thu-THUD thud. For FIVE HOURS.
2. The tent flaps so loudly when it's windy, it's like being on a tarmac. You can't sleep. If your tent is near others as some are, the fabric conveys light. When they have their lights on, you do too.
3. No reading lights. "Mood" lights. WHEN you are awake during the night, (not if, when) you can't read without waking your partner.
5. If you get the wrong tent it's next to the pool where people smoke and have loud parties.
6. Speaking of smoke: they have pots of RESIN smoke billowing from the bar, the front desk, the wellness center; they walk it through the restaurant in the evening. Thick heavy stinky smoke that chokes you. This supposedly purifies your soul.
7. Hotel is NOT on a beach. It is on a little strip of sand between two rock outcroppings. You can't swim; it is not safe: the ocean floor is uneven rocks; the wave pattern makes it dangerous. To walk the beach, you have to walk a ways down a hot dusty road that is often choked with traffic, smelling of exhaust.
8. No hot water for 24 hrs. No compensation.
9. Outdoor bathroom wonderful when clear, miserable when raining.
10. Fatuous crowd. A sea of young kundalini bodies posing for Instagram photos. Everyone interesting left within a day or two.
We dealt with it by leaving every morning straight off, going to another hotel for the entire day, paying $100/day for their beach club, and coming back late in the evening. So even more expensive.
For this money there are 50 other better hotels in Tulum. Many charge far less.