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What We Love

  • Read our 48 hours on the Riviera Maya for tips on what to see and do, as well as where to eat
  • The feeling of having your own white sand beach
  • Mayan ruins and landmarks within a few minutes drive
  • Bikes are available for rent
  • On-site restaurant serves fresh local fare
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • The staff can arrange a host of watersports
  • A romantic spot for couples
  • Renting a car is recommended for getting around
  • Suited to travelers seeking tranquility and relaxation
  • The hassle-free one-and-a-half-hour drive from the Cancún airport
  • The last renovation was in October 2011

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

In the ancient Mayan town of Tulum, Las Ranitas is all about laid-back living, with just 27 polished guestrooms, most of which have sweeping views of the blue-green sea or open directly on the swath of soft white sand.

Traditional Mexican style, with vibrant greens and oranges, and hand-crafted Oaxacan fabrics and tiles, dominates in each of the rooms. All are meant to exist in harmony with the surrounding landscape; the hotel uses solar and wind power, combined with low-emission generators. Some suites are equipped with A/C but all rooms are designed with natural cross-ventilation systems, which means constant, warm sea breezes. Most also come with a hammock-strung terrace — perfect for afternoons spent reading or lazing about with a cocktail in hand.

A modest collection of circular white daybeds, navy lounge chairs and hammocks dot the powder-fine sand, and palms offer shade by the sizable, curvy pool; a conscientious staff attends both. For more active types, there are yoga classes, bikes for rent, and in-room massages to melt away the stress. It’s an easy trip to explore nearby Mayan ruins, take a dip in a swimming hole or trek through a beautiful, 1.3 million–acre nature reserve.

I enjoyed having dinner on the restaurant’s open-air patio, where the occasional palm sprouts through the wood floorboards, the tables look toward the sea, and dishes are made with fresh, local ingredients. Rattan armchairs with comfy pillows are good for guests who want to stay a while to drink tropical post-dinner cocktails before heading down the short staircase for a stroll on the beach as the sun sinks below the horizon.

How to Get There

Las Ranitas Eco Boutique Hotel
Carretera Tulum - Boca Paila Km. 9
Tulum, 77780 Mexico

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 292 Reviews
Tulum
Reviewed 3 years ago

Las ranidas suite rooms so amazing. The food is good especially breakfasts I had my food almost every day in the hotel apart from a local fish restautant -I think it's called camello-the yoga studio and the instructor (Victor) was awesome. It is one the best holiday I have ever had. It would have been nice only if they did have a live music some evenings. One night in tulum there was a guy who came from Senegal to play that was just great. I wish he played in the hotel.

We will be back!
Reviewed 3 years ago

This was such a beautiful hotel, a perfect getaway immersed in nature. The access to the beach is amazing and the water is breathtaking. My husband and I tried yoga and it was wonderful. The food was exquisite, and the best breakfasts we had so far. The dining area is absolutely gorgeous, with a stunning view of the beach. We loved it

Perfect Getaway
Reviewed 3 years ago

Perfect! I need not say more. Visit las ranitas. It's hard to explain you have to experience it for yourself. Carlos works the kitchen. Let him prepare your Grouper fish dinner, to die for. 👍🏿
The place is relaxing, friendly and very toned down. If you live in a big, busy city, this is where you want to be.

Not worth the cost
Reviewed 4 years ago

This is a very nice hotel with better than average amenities but they charge you for every little thing and $15 for a margarita is pretty outrageous. The front desk staff was friendly but provided incorrect and inconsistent information on several occasions that cost us extra. They provided an incorrect password for the hotel wireless, and although I am sure that I was not the only person who went back to tell them that we couldn't log on due to an "incorrect password" - they didn't look into it to realize that the printed instructions handed out to the guest was incorrect - for three days! Made for significant difficulties getting work done and communications with the office. No apologies, just an "oh I guess we made a mistake". Food was good, but not exceptional - with an exceptional cost. The high end suites were very nice, the regular ocean view rooms were no better than other less expensive hotels in the area.

Not worth the price
Reviewed 4 years ago

I looked at many reviews before booking our hotel, and for some reason Las Ranitas ended up being my final pick. Although our room had a wonderful view of the ocean, I thought the location was a little far out, and the actual hotel was just average. There was little lighting in the room, so it made getting ready difficult. Also there was no outlets in the bathroom, so I had to blow dry my hair next the bed using my small compact mirror. Overall, we LOVED tulum, and the hotel was fine for sleeping. For the price, I don't think I'd come back to this particular hotel.