A boho, seaside town on Mexico’s captivating Yucatán Penninsula, Tulum’s white-sandy beaches, fresh-water swimming cenotes, ancestral Mayan ruins, upscale nightlife, eco-friendly experiences, and site-specific boutique hotels have brought a stylish, diverse set of travelers to the destination in recent years 🌴. From treehouses to Pablo Escobar’s former mansion, we’ve spotlighted three fantastic Tulum hotels below👇
1️⃣ Azulik (@azulik) is an architectural masterpiece boasting elegant treehouse villas interwoven into the resident jungle landscape’s sturdy stems and hovering branches. Travelers can expect a treasure trove of spacious, eco-friendly structures made with natural material, which feature floating jungle-style bridges, private stairways, and in-room design touches like Mayan mosaic tubs & outdoor decks with Caribbean Sea views. Conceptualized as an escape from the digital world—there’s no Wi-Fi, TV, or electricity—the hotel aims to connect its guests with the surrounding area. A perfect example of this is the immersive Mystikal Wanders program, which pairs travelers with a native tribe expert who will arrange a one-to-one introduction with a traditional shaman, multi-faceted tours of the famous Mayan ruins, and the opportunity to swim in local cenote mineral waters
2️⃣ The former residence of Pablo Escobar, Casa Malca (@casamalca) is a 71-room boutique hotel set amidst jungle-like foliage on a magnificent private stretch of beach. Brought to life by New York Gallerist, Lio Malca, the hotel is a tropical retreat for art lovers—guests can expect several pieces from his personal collection. Along with many other splendors within the hotel, we especially love the bar’s Keith Haring-print decorated walls and entryway sculpture made by illustrious American Pop Artist, KAWS
3️⃣ Alaya Tulum (@alayatulum) is a beachfront escape enchanting travelers through its treehouse guest rooms, unique social spaces, and spiritual programming. Guests will love the transformational Temazcal Ceremony—a steam lodge experience offering physiotherapy, aromatherapy and thermotherapy processes—and the innovative, Tulum Jungle Gym—a beachside, eco-friendly workout space with natural material-made equipment
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