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In Tulum, Mexico, there are ten boho-chic hotels with gorgeous decor, jungle flora, and beach views.

10 boho-chic hotels in Tulum, Mexico with dreamy decor, jungle foliage, and beach views


In Tulum, Mexico, there are ten boho-chic hotels with gorgeous decor, jungle flora, and beach views.


 Tulum, located two hours south of Cancun, is one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations. This jungle-embedded city, nestled in the magnificent Riviera Maya, provides soft Caribbean beaches, lush jungles, ancient ruins, distinctive design, and plenty of hotels to exhibit it all.


The top hotels in Tulum range from spiritual centres and hostels to luxury and boutique hideaways, which I discovered during my three-month stay. All prominently display Tulum's natural wood and lush palms, making it easy to relax in the sun, visit Coba's ruins, or go cenote-hopping in the jungle's swimming holes.


While most Tulum hotel pricing can be exorbitant, we discovered some lovely and affordable Tulum hotels that don't spare on comfort, beauty, or facilities.


1 - Aloft Tulum


Category: Budget

Neighborhood: Centro

Typical starting/peak prices: $128/$272

Best for: Solo and business travelers, Marriott loyalists

Pools, gym, restaurants, pet-friendly, and meeting space are all available on-site.

Pros: This is a modern hotel in the heart of Tulum, with consistent air conditioning, staff, and rooftop views.

Cons: While the hotel's décor is jungle-inspired, some Tulum visitors wanting a more bohemian experience may find it a little too business.


-- The Aloft Tulum is one of Tulum's major hotels, offering Marriott's trademark flair as well as the hip, colourful Aloft brand.It also has a number of conveniences that are hard to come by in Tulum, such as industrial-strength air conditioning and reasonably priced hotel rooms. The hotel sits halfway between the city centre and the beach zone, so the ride to the beach is little shorter than from other hotels in town, but you can go there by bicycle or taxi.

The Aloft features a live music-friendly bar, a cutting-edge fitness centre, a restaurant, and two pools. The ground-level pool is family-friendly, but the adults-only rooftop infinity pool with spectacular views of the jungle canopy is the centrepiece.

Bright colours, natural textures, and luxuries like smart TVs and Marshall speakers adorn the rooms, which are modern and roomy. The refined style may not appeal to all sorts of Tulum visitors, but for those who fear bugs and humidity, it's a comfortable and affordable option.


2 - Copal Tulum

Book Copal Tulum

Category: Budget

Neighborhood: Centro

Typical starting/peak prices: $128/$272

Best for: Solo and business travelers, Marriott loyalists

Pools, gym, restaurants, pet-friendly, and meeting space are all available on-site.

Pros: This is a modern hotel in the heart of Tulum, with consistent air conditioning, staff, and rooftop views.

Cons: While the hotel's décor is jungle-inspired, some Tulum visitors wanting a more bohemian experience may find it a little too business.

-- The Aloft Tulum is one of Tulum's major hotels, offering Marriott's trademark flair as well as the hip, colourful Aloft brand.It also provides a number of facilities that are difficult to come by in Tulum, such as industrial-strength air conditioning and reasonably priced hotel rooms. The hotel sits halfway between the city centre and the beach zone, so the ride to the beach is little shorter than from other hotels in town, but you can go there by bicycle or taxi.

The Aloft features a live music-friendly bar, a cutting-edge fitness centre, a restaurant, and two pools. The ground-level pool is family-friendly, but the adults-only rooftop infinity pool with spectacular views of the jungle canopy is the centrepiece.

Bright colours, natural textures, and luxuries like smart TVs and Marshall speakers adorn the rooms, which are modern and roomy. The refined style may not appeal to all sorts of Tulum visitors, but for those who fear bugs and humidity, it's a comfortable and affordable option.


3 - Copal Tulum

Book Copal Tulum

Category: Boutique

Neighborhood: Aldea Zama

Typical starting/peak prices: $139/$632

Best for: Families, large groups

On-site amenities include access to a cenote, a restaurant, pools, a rooftop, and a gym.

Pros: Kitchens, living areas, and exclusive access to a public cenote are among the amenities offered by this hotel.
Cons: It's not in the heart of town or on the beach, and there aren't many taxis passing by, so you'll have to rely on your own transportation.

-- Copal features apartment-style lodgings in a peaceful corner of Aldea Zama, hidden between the beach and the city centre, that are ideal for families and large parties.

With bamboo and natural wood finishes, the hotel offers a sophisticated jungle-inspired style. With stainless steel appliances and smart TVs, the rooms feel new and modern, and the most basic offering is identical to a typical hotel room but with a kitchenette. There are multi-bedroom suites with a private rooftop and ground-floor pool, as well as larger rooms with living spaces and kitchens, such as the Studio Jungle Terrace.

A pathway leads to a tiny public cenote behind the hotel and through the restaurant. It's not as big as some of the others in the region, and it may become crowded at times, but it's a pleasant place to go for a quick dip.


4 - Orchid House Tulum


Category: Boutique

Neighborhood: Aldea Zama

Typical starting/peak prices: $152/$393

Best for: Couples, families, business travelers

On-site amenities include a pool and a restaurant.

Pros: Orchid House is in a quiet and safe neighbourhood that is off the beaten path for most visitors, allowing it to keep its tranquil atmosphere.

Cons: Because you aren't quite on the beach or in the city centre, getting to most of Tulum's key attractions will require a taxi or a bicycle.

-- Orchid House is a peaceful hotel with a serene nature-inspired décor in Tulum's super-polished Aldea Zama district. The internal garden with tropical plants and a tiny footbridge for a photo opportunity greets you as you enter the lobby. The hotel's primary appeal is the pool bar, which features a refined take on in-pool seating so you can enjoy a juice or cocktail without ever leaving the pool.

A light and airy colour scheme throughout the hotel reflects the natural landscape, while delicate details and antique furnishings give this bohemian chic 10-room hotel a touch of luxury.

Each room has a hand-carved door, a comfortable King-sized bed, and a private terrace with a tiny plunge pool. The Master Suites, which also include two additional twin-sized beds, have plunge pools that overlook the jungle, and the Jungle Suites have patios large enough for a hammock.

Make a point of eating at least one meal in the hotel's famous nest, a dining booth with an unobstructed view across the treetops all the way to the horizon.


5 - Nativus Glamping Tulum


Category: Glamping

Neighborhood: Beach Zone

Typical starting/peak prices: $168/$422

Best for: Adventurers, solo travelers

Cenote access, restaurant, and breakfast are all available on-site.

Pros: With access to a little-known cenote and affordable glamping near the beach, this hotel is in a terrific location.
Cons: The tents can be small, and you'll need a lot of insect spray because you'll be in the forest.

-- In Tulum, there are several glamping options, but Nativus provides superior lodgings with access to a natural crystalline cenote.

Tents, a small restaurant, and a long jungle walk lead to the massive El Cenote Encantada, an open cenote where you may swim, kayak, and paddleboard, all accessible from the hotel's main area. The cenote is not private, but it is difficult to get and locate unless you go through a local company, therefore it is rarely busy.

Every tent offers a comfortable bed as well as its own outdoor bathroom, which is tastefully designed with natural materials and includes a private outdoor rainfall shower.


This hotel is positioned at the end of the beach road, just before the entry to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve National Reserve, allowing you to enjoy more adventurous jungle adventures without sacrificing beach access.

6 - Ikal Tulum Boutique Hotel


Category: Boutique

Neighborhood: Beach Zone

Typical starting/peak prices: $196/$353

Best for: Families, couples, solo travelers

On-site amenities include a wellness centre, a yoga studio, a restaurant, and a pool.

Pros: Ikal provides a variety of community-focused daily programming for children, including music and art activities.

Cons: The hotel is not as private as other hotels due to the large number of non-guests dining and attending events.

-- Ikal is a bustling, hip location located on the north end of Tulum's beach road, closest to the entrance of the ruins. It hosts community events such as Brazilian capoeira lessons, yoga, spiritual lectures, and varied live music. It's also a very kid-friendly hotel, with monthly events like yoga, music, and art geared specifically for kids.

Although restaurant visitors are welcome to use the day beds on the beach, the pool is for guests only. There are a large variety of accommodation types from spacious and air-conditioned glamping tents with shared bathrooms to beautiful jungle suites with private plunge pools, outdoor showers, thatched walls, and eye-catching furniture that look like they were magically summoned from the depths of the jungle.

All rooms are unique but Cabaña 8 stands out with its huge macrame entryway that really tells you everything you need to know about Ikal's dedication to a bohemian aesthetic.


7 - La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel


Category: Resort

Neighborhood: Beach Zone

Typical starting/peak prices: $348/$859

Best for: Couples, families

Spa, restaurant, and bar are available on-site.

Pros: This hotel has a long history of providing excellent service and a lively, family-friendly environment.

Cons: The rooms with a view of the garden are close to the road and can be noisy.

-- La Zebra is known for its lively environment, excellent service, stylish rooms, and convenient beach access.

From simple Garden Rooms to oceanfront suites with balconies and plunge pools, the hotel offers six different accommodation types. The rooms are decorated in a soothing combination of natural beach tones and traditional textures, avoiding the flashy or industrial accents found in other Tulum hotels. However, all of the rooms are elegant, and families will like the suites, which include a king-sized bed and two single beds.

The beach area has plenty of sheltered daybeds where you may relax. There's also a small spa and a restaurant with one-of-a-kind tabletops that pay homage to well-known Mexican pieces of art.

The restaurant also offers an eight-course Chef's Table experience in a separate dining area filled with Mexican antiques, which mixes artisanal cocktails, beers, and wine with Mexican food.


8 - Hotel Bardo


Category: Boutique

Neighborhood: City Center

Typical starting/peak prices: $384/$662

Best for: Couples, solo travelers

Pool, restaurant, fire pit, temezcal ceremony, and complimentary bikes are among the on-site attractions.

Pros: Hotel Bardo features one of Tulum's most opulent pools, with a lounge chair setup that gives visitors more solitude than usual.

Cons: The hotel is a long way from both the city and the beach; you'll need to ride your bike or have your own vehicle.

-- This adults-only hotel is located in a less congested portion of Tulum's city centre and features loft-style villas with living spaces and private plunge pools. The lofts are stunning, with natural materials and a dark colour scheme in what feels like your own private jungle retreat.

Mexican culture is incorporated into every facet of the hotel's design, making the common hotel area sophisticated and relaxing. An agave garden and an ofrenda, or altar, with black and white images and skeletons are among the highlights.

Although the hotel is a long way from the beach, parking is free if you rent a car. The pleasant restaurant and bar with billiards and a stone fire pit keep the common areas lively. The main pool is beautifully designed, with lounging spaces that have been sectioned off so you can enjoy some privacy while still being inches from the water.

Sunset intention-setting rituals, temezcal ceremonies, sound therapy, and yoga are just a few of the immersive experiences available at Hotel Bardo. It may be a long trek to the beach, but you'll be rewarded with a restorative and artistically beautiful stay that encapsulates all of the reasons people visit Tulum.

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