Hotels in Tulum with Air Conditioning

It’s not everyone’s idea of paradise to live without the modern creature comforts we have become so dependent on, including the likes of WiFi and air conditioning. While there are plenty of hotels in Tulum to choose from that are very rustic, providing for the “get away from it all” kind of vacation, other options do exist where you can enjoy cool rooms and a few more amenities and services.

Below is my list of 5 hotels that I think are pretty “cool” to stay at:

cabanas los liriosCabanas Los Lirios

This for me is the pick of the bunch! Located on a fantastic strip of beach Cabanas Los Lirios is a beautifully designed hotel and has fantastic service as well. The guestrooms all have terraces or balconies offering views of the sea or lush jungle. At Los Lirios Tulum they haven’t turned their back on the eco vibe either, featuring their own electricity plant, water purifying system and residual water treatment plant. More Info

Maison TulumMaison Tulum

Located in downtown Tulum, Maison Tulum is a like stepping into a fairy wonderland. Winding paths, rustic beams, and lush gardens greet you. They also have a restaurant onsite that’s very popular with guests and locals. Air conditioning is available in the rooms that all feature rustic wood furnishings and charming private bathrooms with talavera accents. More Info

posada 06 tulumPosada 06 Tulum

Posada 06 Tulum is a very stylish hotel in Tulum downtown that also features an onsite pool. All the guestrooms are well equipped with a private bathroom with hot and cold water, air conditioning, fans, a safe and WiFi Internet access. More Info

 

Posada Dos AmigosPosada 2 Amigos

Posada 2 Amigos has a total of just nine comfortable rooms, that all feature unique decor a design features. They all have a/c, fans, a WiFi. On the property there is also a gorgeous pool area, perfect for a refreshing dip and maybe a cocktail or two. A friendly, well located hotel, with some great amenities. More Info

Lo Nuestro Petit TulumLo Nuestro Petit Hotel

This hotel in Tulum downtown is a melting pot of designs, featuring vibrant colors, Mexican stylings and chic whitewashed walls. Along with the air conditioning, you’ll also be able to enjoy wireless Internet access, ceiling fans, and a great location within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants. More Info

Top 5 Things to do in Tulum Mexico

Tulum Mayan Ruins

Tulum Mayan Ruins

The most popular attraction for tourists in the Tulum Mayan ruins located at the beginning of Tulum’s hotel zone. These are well worth exploring and can be easily done in about 2 hours. It’s well worth getting a guide to explain the finer points of the site. After walking around the ruins you can head down the side of the cliff to the beach where there is some good snorkeling. Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and a towel as there is not much shade.

Tulum BeachTulum Beach

Tulum Beach is regarded as one of the best in the area, still maintaining a virgin charm not found in more built up areas. There’s a lot to do, including beach yoga, volleyball, small beach bars and restaurant for lunch or a drink, beach combing, kiteboarding or just kicking-back under the shade of a swaying palm with a good book.

Temescal TulumHave a Mayan Temasacal

There are lots of Mayan spa treatments to enjoy in Tulum, but my favorite by far is the Temascal. Basically it is a small igloo shaped structure that you crawl into. There are volcanic stones heated to a high temperature and you’ll get a fantastic sweat on. It’s a Mayan sweat lodge! An unbelievably relaxing and spiritual experience that is well worth trying.

An evening in Tulum Centro (Downtown)

When the heat of the day has gone a great way to spend the eveing is wth a stroll around the downtown area of Tulum. Here you’ll find lots of cute stores to browse around, local cuisine to try, and local music to listen to. It’s a great way to see more of the local community of Tulum and an interesting insight. There are lots of fantastic places to eat and drink in Tulum Centro, catering to all tastes and budgets.

Swim in a Cenote

Taking a swim in one of the centoes dotted around the area is a truly unique experience. They are mainly located surround by lush tropical jungle making them incredibly peaceful places to spend some time. The cenotes were thought to be the gateways to the underworld for the Maya, so if you feel a spiritual being pulling at your leg get out quick!!!

Amansala Chica: The Newest Addition to the Tulum Hotel Zone

Amansala ChicaThere’s a new hotel on the block and it’s looking pretty stylish! Amansala has added a new even more sophisticated sister property called “Amansala Chica”.

Expect beautifully styled accommodations and grounds, utilizing local organic materials couple with a more luxury vibe.

It sounds a little cliché but Amansala Chica really is laid-back luxury at its best.

Nestled beside the white sands of Tulum Beach and framed by the lush green of the jungle this new Tulum hotel features everything you need to relax and rejuvenate in style. You’ll find massages, yoga, delicious cuisine, cooking classes, eco tours and a whole lot more.

For your next vacation to Tulum consider Amansala Chica if you’re looking for a place to escape the norm, but retain the comforts of modern life.

Parayso Hotel and Spa: A Tulum Beach Hotel with a Pool

Parayso TulumParayso Hotel and Spa is one of the less talked about hotels in Tulum, but in my opinion it’s a great option for your upcoming vacation.

There’s one great reason in my book to start, and that is the amazing stretch of beach that the hotel is built on. It’s incredible, the white sand lapped by the Caribbean Sea is a sight to be seen and one you won’t forget.

Parayso Hotel and Spa is not as rustic as many of the cabin-style properties in Tulum, however is does have its own unique charm. Couple with this there is also a pool on the property which really is an added bonus while staying in the Tulum Hotel Zone.

The rooms all have balconies offering fantastic views, and featured amenities include free WiFi – an all important addition in today’s “connected” world.

The location of Parayso Hotel and Spa is also a real benefit for this hotel. It’s located within walking distance of many things to do and see, places to eat and beach bars to grab a cool drink.

There are lots of really rustic hotels in Tulum that get a lot of press, what I think Parayso offers is a modern alternative, for those who want to feel like they have more of a hotel room, rather than a thatched cabana.

Check out Parayso and if you have time let me know what you think.

Festember Tulum 5 and 10k Race

For any keen runners coming to Tulum during September, or anyone who wants a fun day out with the locals should definitely check out the Festember Tulum 5 and 10 k Race.

If you reserve now entry is only 200 pesos up to September 6, after which it goes up to 250 pesos.

All runners get electronic chip, a Tshirt, a number, a medal, and cash prizes for the winners. More than that it’s a great way to join in with the community of Tulum and spend the morning running through this idyllic destination!

You can find more information here.

The run starts at 7:00 a.m. on September 15.

There is only space for 300 runners and it starts and finishes by El Pez in the Tulum hotel zone. So don’t delay, join in with us all and enjoy a 5 or 10k race during your September vacation in Tulum!

 

No More Dogs or Pets Allowed on the Beach in Tulum

One thing I used to love to do is go to a quiet part of the beach in Tulum with my Fox Terrier, Alfie and let him play in the waves. I always cleaned up after him and we always had a fantastic day.

Sadly not everyone was as courteous at cleaning up poop and making sure their dogs were under control.

Today, August 27, the Tulum municipal government made a decision to prohibit anyone brining their pets to the beach, due to dogs fouling on the sand and also attacks on tourists.

It really annoys me that the actions of a few ignorant people who probably shouldn’t be pet owners, if they don’t even pick up the poop, have once again spoiled a wonderful situation for those of us who are responsible dog owners.

The beach in Tulum is a beautiful place to be, and needs to be looked after. They should also ban cigarettes then, because there are plenty of them scattered in the sand.

It grieves me that people don’t look after such a beautiful place and now Alfie won’t be able to enjoy snapping at waves or rolling in the sand, and I won’t be able to enjoy watching him play!

Tropical Depression 7 for Tulum

Just as Ernesto has past us by down here in Tulum, another storm pops up and rears its ugly head! This one is currently a tropical depression, officially Tropical Depression 7. The storm track is showing it heading on pretty much the same line as Ernesto did! It’s a long way off yet and can change direction at disappear at any time, but definitely one to watch for anyone coming to Tulum on vacation in the near future.

 

Tulum Latest Advisory for Ernesto!

Here’s the latest storm advisory, looks like it’s going south of Tulum and we’ll all be fine! Sorry for those in Belize though :(

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE HAS CHANGED THE HURRICANE WATCH TO A
HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE ENTIRE COAST OF BELIZE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* CHETUMAL TO PUNTA ALLEN ON THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
* THE ENTIRE COAST OF BELIZE

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF HONDURAS FROM THE HONDURAS/NICARAGUA BORDER WESTWARD
TO PUNTA SAL...INCLUDING THE BAY ISLANDS
* NORTH OF PUNTA ALLEN TO TULUM ON THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF HONDURAS FROM WEST OF PUNTA SAL TO THE
HONDURAS/GUATEMALA BORDER
* NORTH OF TULUM TO CANCUN ON THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA.  A WARNING IS TYPICALLY ISSUED
36 HOURS BEFORE THE ANTICIPATED FIRST OCCURRENCE OF
TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS...CONDITIONS THAT MAKE OUTSIDE
PREPARATIONS DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS.  PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

Train from Cancun to Tulum

Tulum Mexico TrainA Spanish company is working with the state government of Quintana Roo to see the feasibility of constructing a train service running between Cancun and Tulum.

The Riviera Maya (the area from Cancun to Tulum) is one of the most important tourist areas in the whole country, generating millions in revenue for the state and Mexico.

The train service could be a great addition, helping visitors move safely to their destinations and also for all the workers who travel up and down the Riviera Maya daily for work at the various attractions and hotels. It’s also billed as a greener, low-emissions alternative to all the vans that currently make the journey on a daily basis.

It will be interesting to see how this develops, and whether, like the airport in Tulum, it will come up against strong opposition. I can imagine that the companies who currently run the transportation services from Cancun to Playa del Carmen and Tulum with strongly oppose this suggestion. But if it really is going to be a greener alternative, then maybe it will be worth it.

Cabanas Los Lirios Tulum Deal of the Week

Just to let you know, currently we have a promotion in June for Cabanas Los Lirios in Tulum. If you book now you can save 55% of the regular rate, which in my opinion is a great deal for what is definitley one of my favorite beach hotels in Tulum.

Don’t forget the rooms at Cabans Los Lirios all have air conditioning, making it much more comfortable during the summer months, when temperatures really can get pretty hot and sticky!

Although you can always cool off with a cocktail at their restaurant and lounge, before soaking up up few rays on the white sandy beach!

For more information and to check the prices of about 135 dollars, click here

Enjoy!!!