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 food was great, the whole property and room was very well-maintained, the staff was amazing and friendly. The hotel is very secure feeling, and the beachfront is fantastic. The spa treatments were wonderful and refreshing.The ocean view room was unparalleled. I received great local recommendations from the staff. Remy, Monica, Sara, Raquelle, Geo, Carlos, Roger, and others were genuine and kind—always greeting me by name. Minimal mosquitos and seaweed on my trip, which was from Oct. 29th-Nov. 6th.
This hotel is gorgeous. What can I say? You've got a nice pool, a private beach, great interior decor and amenities, and fun events. However, I felt the staff only cared about my wallet and not in providing a service that's deserving of the tips they DEMAND. We had already tipped the waiters twice, and when we decided to buy two beers at the bar and not pay a tip, we were interrupted on the dance floor and asked to go to the manager and explain to him why we didn't tip. That's right: WE had to go to the manager, not the other way around. I'm sorry, but if you want the same tips we provide in the U.S, you need to provide the same service and make sure costumers feel appreciated.
I never review anything and this is my first tripadvisor review but our stay was atrocious and I felt I had to speak up. On ur first night we arrived around 7pm knackered from a long flight so decided to stay in for dinner. The food was lovely but when we got the bill we were absolutely shocked as our server had asked if we wanted two tequila shots to celebrate. We had said yes and the shots came to over 21 pounds EACH, or over 1100 pesos for both. We swept it aside as we were tired and didn’t want to ruin the trip. We borrowed two bikes and they were in terrible condition. We then come back one night from dinner around 9pm as we were jetlag and I wasn’t feeling too well. There was a massive New Age Electric gig and the stage was directly next to our tent. We were not forewarned at all and it made our tent shake and was incredibly insanely loud and made my anxiety go through the roof and I was literally crying. I should have read other reviews as it seems that others have had the same problem. The gig finally ended at 12.30am but on cue our room lost electricity. We asked the front desk what happened and they told us it was just our room and they’ll try fix it. So we waited in reception at 1am for 30 minutes and then were told to go sleep in a different tent as they couldnt fix it. Upon checkout I voiced my disappointment about the stay and was given 15% off the total food/drinks bill but it honestly didn’t make up for what happened. They ruined our stay and no one seemed to care less.