15 Best Hotels on the Beach in Tulum

15 Best Hotels on the Beach in Tulum

Tulum, Mexico is a travel destination that has it all. The city was initially constructed by the Mayans roughly 820 years ago, and many of the ancient ruins remain. Steps away from the ruins are the white sand and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

The city’s history and beaches are major draws to this stretch of paradise, but visitors also enjoy Tulum’s lavish resorts, award-winning dining, and vibrant art scene.

A hotel can make or break your experience in a new travel destination, and we don’t want you to go wrong. That’s why we’ve outlined the 15 Tulum hotels on the beach that will wow you with their views, luxurious amenities, and unrivaled customer service.

Why Visit Tulum?

With so many stunning vacation destinations throughout Mexico, you may wonder what makes Tulum such a stand-out. Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya region of Quintana Roo, less than 1 hour from Playa del Carmen and two hours from Cancun. It is easy to access yet feels lightyears away from the stresses of daily life. Tulum is cherished across the country and around the world for its ancient Mayan ruins, and it’s easy to access from these other popular hotspots.

History is what draws many visitors to Tulum, but it’s the countless other attractions, unrivaled hospitality, and unique cultural experiences that invite many to return year after year. Many of the town’s favorite restaurants and shops are walking distance from the beach area and award-winning Tulum beach hotels.

Visitors to Tulum can enjoy a long list of adventures in addition to exploring the Mayan ruins. You can snorkel around the world’s second largest coral reef, dive into a cenote, take yoga classes, or explore the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Or, you may choose to relax in a cabana or in the hammocks at your luxury hotel by the beach. Tulum is a destination for every type of traveler, and that’s much of what makes it so special.

Why Choose a Tulum Beachfront Hotel?

There’s no beach vacation experience quite like falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves and taking a morning swim in crystal clear Caribbean waters. Tulum’s postcard-worthy beaches attract visitors from around the globe, and staying in a beachfront hotel means you can maximize your time on the sand and in the sea.

Tulum is a town that doesn’t make you choose between entertainment and the beach. Hotels in the “zona hotelera” offer beachfront accommodations with many other activities, beach clubs, and restaurants a short walk away. Tranquil, active, or a little of each — you can create the beach vacation that suits your desires.

The Best Beach Hotels in Tulum

1. Ikal Tulum Hotel

Playa Paraiso is a favorite in Tulum for its pristine white sand, towering palm trees, and unrivaled views. Ikal Tulum offers a gorgeously tropical property that puts visitors in touch with nature. The bungalow-style rooms are comfortable and well-appointed with outdoor showers that add to the rustic-luxury vibe.

Ikal Tulum Hotel is a beachfront oasis with a pool, bar, on-site restaurant, and pristine garden. A variety of bungalows are available, including a two-bedroom bungalow and an oceanfront suite with a plunge pool.

Book Ikal Tulum Hotel today!

2. Posada del Sol Tulum

Step out of the lobby at Posada del Sol Tulum and directly onto the hotel’s private beach. The walk from your room to the sand is less than one minute. Rooms are simple, modern, and charming, and many offer picturesque views of the Caribbean Sea.

The staff at Posada del Sol is known for hospitality, and everyone is dedicated to preserving the surrounding natural beauty that makes Tulum so special. Guests are encouraged to relax with a drink in hand, go snorkeling on the world’s second largest coral reef, or take the short 15-minute bike ride into downtown Tulum. Posada Del Sol is also 15 minutes from the Sian Ka’an Bioreserve and 10 minutes from the famed Tulum ruins.

Book Posada del Sol Tulum today!

3. Selina at the Beach Tulum

Selina hotels are popular budget-friendly destinations around the globe. This beachfront Selina location in Tulum is a favorite because it’s steps from Tulum Beach. It also offers a bar, pizza garden, coworking space, shared kitchen, and numerous additional amenities for travelers looking to enjoy Tulum to the fullest.

Selina Tulum also offers easy access to other beach clubs and restaurants lining the sand. However, nightly entertainment is provided on-site for those who don’t want to venture far at the end of a long day of exploration.

Book Selina Tulum today!

4. Tago Tulum By G Hotels

This boutique hotel offers the best of both worlds — beachfront charm and easy access to some of Tulum’s top restaurants. The hotel offers several well-appointed suites, each with its own private pool, mini bar, and a double shower in the bathroom.

The on-site Japanese restaurant is also a favorite among guests for sushi and other specialties. Complimentary breakfast is an added bonus.

Book Tago Tulum today!

5. Coco Tulum Zen Zone Hotel

Looking for the ultimate place to unplug and unwind? The Coco Tulum Zen Zone Hotel features numerous suites and casitas designed for relaxation. This hotel is on its own private white sand beach, and all rooms feature views of the jungle or the Caribbean Sea. On-site amenities include a Mexican-Italian fusion restaurant, spa services, and a bar.

The Coco Tulum Zen Zone Hotel is 10 minutes from Tulum town and less than 2 miles from the Mayan Ruins. Guests find it easy to cram seaside relaxation, adventure, and rich cultural experiences into a single vacation when staying at CoCo Tulum.

Book Coco Tulum Zen Zone today!

6. Casa Colibri Tankah

The Casa Colibri boutique hotel offers a charming, authentic Mexican feel on the sand in Tulum. The hotel features a garden, a shared kitchen, and an open terrace for lounging or sunbathing.

The Caribbean Sea is steps away and the limited number of rooms means you enjoy privacy and an interactive experience with the owner. Casa Colibri boutique hotel is a quaint, oceanfront alternative to the hustle and bustle of major resorts.

Book Casa Colibri Tankah today!

7. Akkuun Tulum

Akkuun Tulum is an adults-only hotel on a private beach in Tulum, Mexico. Everything you need for the ultimate beachfront vacation is on-site, including a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, and garden. A front desk clerk is available 24 hours a day to help you plan the next day’s activities, book airport transfers, and attend to any questions or concerns.

Akkuun Tulum is a five-star hotel that’s a favorite among couples for its privacy, pristine beach, luxuriously tropical rooms, and ideal location. It’s minutes from the Parque Nacional Tulum, South Tulum Beach, and the famed Ziggy’s Beach Club restaurant.

Book Akkuun Tulum today!

8. Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel

Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel is another adults-only destination in Tulum offering five-star luxuries. You’ll feel like a celebrity while lying on your daybed by the Caribbean Sea or diving into your private plunge pool.

The hotel features an additional infinity pool, a garden, restaurant, bar, spa, and an on-site DJ. It’s everything you want and need in a single beachfront destination, so you may find yourself struggling to peel yourself out of the pool for a visit to the ruins or other local attractions.

Book Mi Amor a Colibri today!

9. Habitas Tulum

Habitas Tulum is an eco-resort hotel on a private stretch of sand about 2 miles from the legendary Tulum Archeological Site. Each room is a spacious, luxury tent that opens up to the sand and sea, offering a peaceful vibe that’s difficult to rival.

Outdoor showers, a pristine pool, sundeck, spa treatments, and a delicious and healthy on-site restaurant make Habitas Tulum a one-of-a-kind destination.

Book Habitas Tulum today!

10. Diamante K

This lavish hotel sits away from the main Tulum hotel strip on a private beach in Tulum National Park. The beach steps from the hotel are unforgettable for its more than 200 palm trees, unique rock formations, and glistening white sand. Diamante K offers a swimming pool, garden, on-site restaurant, sun terrace, and evening entertainment.

Accommodations are tropical cabins featuring thatched roofs, comfortable beds, and tropical fixtures that add to the jungle vibe. They were built in the style of the Mayan people who once called the area home. The on-site Nu restaurant is famous throughout Tulum, and you can enjoy it every day of your visit when staying at Diamante K.

Book Diamante K today!

11. Casa Malca

Casa Malca is in one of Tulum’s most idyllic locations, on a secluded beach near the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. It’s an elegantly tropical hotel with jungle-like gardens, an esteemed bar and restaurant, three pools, and unforgettable views of the Caribbean Sea.

Guests can choose from a variety of suites, each with a modern, simplistic, and relaxing design in elegant shades of white and gray. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the daybeds, cabanas, and numerous other luxuries scattered throughout the hotel grounds.

Casa Malca is about 6 miles from the famed Mayan ruins and Tulum town, so it’s close enough to the action while still offering the privacy luxury vacationers seek.

Book Casa Malca today!

12. Be Tulum Beach & Spa Resort

Be Tulum is consistently listed amongst the best hotels in Tulum. It’s a favorite for its spacious grounds, which include three on-site restaurants, two outdoor pools, a bar, and many recreational activities. Guests are encouraged to take part in the hotel’s many adventure options, like swimming with dolphins, cenote diving, fishing, or snorkeling.

The Suites at Be Tulum come equipped with private balconies, docking stations, air conditioning, free WiFi, and luxurious linens. Some suites even feature a private pool or hot tub. This hotel is ideal for individuals or families seeking a true resort experience on the beach in Tulum.

Book Be Tulum today!

13. La Valise Tulum

La Valise is in Tulum’s hotel zone, steps from the sand and a short walk from the excitement of Tulum town. This beach hotel is a quintessential jungle getaway with thatched roofing, expansive terraces, and hammocks strewn throughout the property.

Rooms are equipped with coffee-making facilities, safes, handmade furnishings, free WiFi, open-air showers, and other luxuries. World-class service is the norm at La Valise, as employees are always eager to help you plan daily activities and make the most of your Quintana Roo, Mexico experience.

Book La Valise today!

14. Encantada Tulum

You’ll find it impossible not to relax at the Encantada Tulum hotel. This tropical escape is nestled between Tulum National Park and Sian Ka’an. It features tropical gardens, cozy rooms, and an on-site restaurant all steps from a secluded beach.

Relax after a long day of exploring the ruins or one of many other local attractions with hot stone treatment or massage on the beach. Additional hotel amenities include free bike rentals and 24-hour concierge service.

Book Encantada Tulum today!

15. Ahau Tulum

Ahau Tulum is an ideal beach destination for pet lovers, as this hotel is pet-friendly and eco-friendly. You can feel good about staying at Ahau Tulum Resort for its rain water catching system, solar panels, and wind-generated power.

The rooms are tranquil, tropical, and comfortable with direct ocean views and furnished private terraces. Take just a few steps across the white sand and submerge yourself in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, or take a nap on a daybed. Ahau Tulum Resort is designed to help you unplug and experience the natural beauty the region has to offer.

Book Ahau Tulum today!

Experience One of the Best Beach Hotels in Tulum

Tulum’s Caribbean shoreline is dotted with hotels of all styles and sizes. You can choose from the rustic vibe of a beachfront bungalow or a five-star resort with multiple pools, restaurants, and bars. All are located a short distance from the many attractions of the region, including the Mayan ruins, reserves, picture-perfect beaches, and fun-filled Tulum town.

Choose one of the 15 beach hotels above to ensure you make the most of your visit to the infamous Riviera Maya region of Mexico.