Tulum is an oasis from the busy, spring break mecca that is Cancun. Far from the high rise hotels, all-inclusive restaurants, and energetic nightlife, Tulum is a laid-back, bohemian beach town with perfect blue waters and balmy breezes. Still untouched by mass development, this town is filled with boutique resorts complete with bungalows in the jungly lining of the beaches.
I’ve stayed at the beautiful Coco Tulum boutique resort a few times now and wanted to share my experience, including their recently updated beach club.
– The Hotel –
This laid-back hotel with tropical-style decor is made up of cabanas nestled in the jungle just steps from the beach. There are several cabana options: cabanas with a shared bathroom, cabanas with a private bathroom, the Tower with one room on each of the three stories, and Suite 43 (you guessed it, the big suite!).
– The Rooms –
Each time we visited Coco Tulum, we stayed in the “cabanas with the shared bathroom.” The cabanas are cute and simple with a comfortable bed, mosquito net and shelves (ladies, be aware that clothes hanging space is limited!). Each room has a deck with chairs and a hammock for relaxing. The ocean breeze offers welcome relief from hot days especially as only a limited number of cabanas have A/C.
The locker room style bathroom has private showers and toilets and is equipped with basic amenities like soap, shampoo and body wash.
– Food & Drink –
Coco Tulum has an Italian restaurant called Juanita Diavola. The pizzas and pasta look incredible but, to be honest, when I’m in Tulum I find myself craving tacos! So while, I have yet to eat there, I can speak very highly of the staff since I visited every morning for coffee! I can also speak to the delicious cocktails that the bar offers. With countless margarita options, fresh ingredients and inventive combinations, their drinks are top notch.
– The Beach –
We visited just weeks after the newly renovated beach bar opened and were delighted to see the improvements. While the beach bar was incredible before (see before pictures here), the renovation made the area much bigger. The beach bar itself has expanded so that several bar tenders can be mixing drinks at the same time and… more swings! No more waiting for a swing at the bar. Instead, the swings now look out over the ocean – perfect for watching waves while sipping on your margarita.
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