HOTELS: Secluded Tulum

Tulum gets quite the buzz – from party beaches to influencer hotspots. If that’s not your scene, don’t worry because Olas Tulum is an escape from the bustle of the crowds. Located at the very end of the Beach Road, it’s close enough to walk to the hip shops and restaurants, but just far enough for some gentle serenity. 

Olas Tulum is off the grid – literally. No phones (except wifi) and is thoughtfully designed for complete sustainability. The property is powered by solar energy with a rainwater/underground water collection system. It maintains modern bohemian luxury with minimalistic-designed suites featuring cool concrete floors and furniture made from natural woods and fibers. Most rooms have balconies facing the sea and several even have small kitchenettes. 

The chef locally sources fresh fruits, eggs and fish daily. Breakfast is included and served under the palm trees on the sand at the outdoor communal table. Here you can sit quietly alone or engage with other guests to share tips on things to do around the Riviera Maya. Lunch, light snacks and drinks are available on request. This a great option if you plan to hang at the hotel’s beach for the day.

With only 8 suites, you’re never going to see a lot of people. You’ll find space for yoga, an incredible rooftop patio and easy parking. With direct beach access, you don’t have to go far to get away from it all.  Olas Tulum’s easy beach-house vibe puts visitors at ease from start to finish.

Contact information:

Olas Tulum 
10.6 Boca Paila Road, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico 77780
@olastulum

Local stops not to miss:

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve 
Tulum coastal road – Boca Paila – Punta Allen, 109, QR
@visitsiankaan
This UNESCO World-Heritage site is next door to Olas Tulum – making for an easy daytrip to experience 1.3 million acres of nature preserve. Tours for bird watching, hiking and snorkeling plus more. Contact for tour reservations.

Hartwood 
Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila 7-6Km, Tulum Beach, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
@hartwoodtulum
Happening restaurant on the Beach Road with daily menu updates. See and be seen! Reservations recommended.

Antojitos la Chiapaneca
Calle Acuario Nte. 3, Tulum Centro, Tobiano, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Spend one afternoon or evening in the Pueblo (old-town Tulum) for some beautiful food. Antojitos serves up amazing tacos and great atmosphere.

Images by Leslie Hodgin.

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