At a Glance
Relaxed beachfront hideaway ideal for honeymooners
Stylish design and a stylish crowd
The beach at Tulum is one of the best on the Riviera Maya.
Great base for exploring Maya ruins or heading into Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Sip cocktails under the stars before enjoying a romantic candle lit dinner for two at the intimate and laid back Posada Margarita right by the beach in TulumSarah Lowe
To start planning your vacation to Be Tulum
Designed by owner-architect Sebastian Sas, Be Tulum is a beautifully designed and conceived boutique hotel. With no TVs to disturb the sound of the waves and the breeze, this peaceful hideaway is all about relaxation. Seamlessly blending luxury and nature, this ultra-stylish retreat stands out from most hotels on the Riviera Maya with an enviable beachfront location that bridges turquoise waters and tropical rainforest.
The twenty suites are contemporary works of art, with a minimalist mix of local limestone, warm Brazilian woods, cowhide rugs and bold mosaic tiles. The suites are very spacious, and come with Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and outdoor showers. Upstairs suites have their own balcony and Jacuzzi, while those on the ground floor have an outside terrace. Suites 16 and 20 have rooftop pools and glass walls, providing a 360-degree view of the ocean and Sian Ka'an Reserve.
Meandering through the property is a plank-pathway leading to an infinity pool and a restaurant where delicious fresh seafood dishes and light Mexican snacks are served. Private yoga lessons and in-room massages can be arranged upon request.
Attracting a stylish crowd, the hotel is still down-to-earth, and owner Sebastian will often hang out with guests in the evening, adding to the hotel’s friendly, laid-back feel. There are giant beds on the beach for sprawling in the sun, and adding to the barefoot-cool appeal are the beach yoga classes, in-room massages, and low-key live music at the popular rooftop bar. Guests can also enjoy barbecues and weekly film nights.
There are 12 Jungle Suites, surrounded by white sand, gardens and palm-trees, which come with a private plunge pool on the ground floor or a Jacuzzi on the second floor. 6 Arena Suites, situated just steps away from the beach, enjoy incredible views and all have a private pool or a Jacuzzi on the second floor. There are also two Ocean Suites with a balcony, Jacuzzi and private terrace with pool, where you will be able to enjoy amazing sunset views over the Sian Ka'an lagoon.
Be Tulum has a beach club open daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, with a pool, bar and restaurant, as well as beach beds for guests. There is also a lounge bar, restaurant and spa treatments in-room. There is a spa located over the road from Be Tulum.
Visit the cliff top Mayan site of Tulum, or head into Sian Ka'an Biosphere reserve to go looking for manatees and dolphins. Other Mayan sites such as Coba are also accessible from Be Tulum. Fishing, snorkeling and diving can also all be arranged.
Location & Directions
Be Tulum is nestled between the white sand beaches of the Caribbean Sea and the lush tropical jungle. Near the ruins of one of the most beautiful cities of the Mayan culture: Tulum, uniquely built by the sea-cliffs, is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in the State of Quintana Roo, southeastern Mexico, on the northern border of the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka'an.
When to go
The best time to visit is typically during the drier, slightly milder months between November and April. The ‘rainy’ season begins in the south around June and runs until November. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year, usually it only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. The wettest months tend to be September and October. The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which officially is from June to November.