Riviera Maya & Isla Holbox, Mexico
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
A very hip and modern vibe for a younger crowd, located by the beach in the centre of Tulum
There are lots of shops and restaurants within close proximity
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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.
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Be Tulum is a chic adults only beachfront hotel fusing bold design and a sympathy towards the natural environment, and set on an unspoiled stretch of the Mexican Caribbean coast with its white-sand beaches, Mayan ruins and nature reserves.
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, snorkelling and diving can also all be arranged.
Coba by Bicycle
Explore one of the Yucatan's less known Maya sites by bicycle, and climb the 120 steps to the top of the Nohoch Mul pyramid temple. Accompanied by a historian guide you will learn about the ruins and natural wonders which can be found at the site.
Dive Mexico's Underwater Museum
Explore the weird and wonderful underwater world of the Riviera Maya as you experience one of the most fascinating dive sites. The MUSA Underwater museum was created to encourage coral to grow and is now home to an array of colourful fish species.
Jungle Quad Bike Adventure Mexico
Go quad biking along lush tropical jungle tracks through the Mayan rainforest on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Drive past stunning white sand beaches and cool off with a swim in a crystal clear sacred cenote.
Out-of-Hours Chichen Itza Private Tour
Rise early to explore the impressive site of Chichen Itza as the sun comes up and before the gates open to the public on this exclusive private experience, allowing you to escape the crowds and make the most of your time at this must-see landmark.
Out-of-Hours visit to Tulum Mayan Ruins
Explore the mysterious Mayan ruins of Tulum on this out of hours tour as the sun sets for an unforgettable experience. Your private expert guide will bring the history to life and invite you to enjoy the dramatic cliffside location.
Private Catamaran Sail to Isla Mujeres
Charter your own private catamaran for the day and sail the turquoise Caribbean waters that separate Cancun from the stunning white shores of Isla Mujeres, stopping en route to visit secluded coral reefs for fantastic snorkelling in protected seas.
Private Chichen Itza tour
Enjoy a private guided tour of Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 'New 7 World Wonders', a unique place to be discovered! This ancient Mayan capital is the most famous of the archaeological zones in the Yucatan.
Private Deep Sea Fishing in the Riviera Maya
Experience the thrill of sport fishing in the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean on a private fishing charter. Catch mahi-mahi, sailfish, barracuda, king mackerel, wahoo, tuna, grouper, snapper, and many other species.
Rio Secreto - Underwater River Expedition
Step back in time as you head on this amazing excursion to explore the underground 'Secret River', a series of caverns with impressive stalagmites and stalactites which create a dramatic and mysterious setting for today's adventure.
Riviera Maya Jungle Adventure
Venture into the World's longest underground river system on this full day adventure through Mexico's Mayan Riviera, snorkelling in hauntingly beautiful sinkholes, off-roading through stunning jungle landscapes by jeep and flying along zip lines.
Scuba Diving Dos Ojos Cenote
Experience the most amazing scuba diving of your life exploring the world's most extensive system of underwater caverns and caves at Dos Ojos cenote near Tulum. All you need is an open water certificate for this epic adventure.
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Private Tour
Discover the UNESCO Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on the Riviera Maya with this unique ecological tour through the coastal wetlands. Learn about nature, ecosystems, tropical birds and plants, as well as Mayan culture and swim in sacred cenotes.
Snorkel with whale sharks
Snorkelling with whale sharks is incredible, best experienced between July and August when droves of these remarkable creatures can be found. Gasp as these gentle leviathans of the deep cruise past you, an utterly unforgettable experience.
Snorkelling with Turtles in Akumal
Akumal is a small beach town on the Riviera Maya and is a great place to snorkel with sea turtles as you are almost guaranteed to see them. Wonder at these ancient sea creatures in their own environment.
Tulum Mayan Ruins
Experience the mystery and the magic of Tulum, considered some of the most beautiful Mayan ruins in Mexico mostly because of its dramatic location on a cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean.
Ultimate Chichen Itza air expedition
Soak in spectacular views as you swoop over the Yucatan peninsula by private plane, passing over cenotes and lush jungle to reach the impressive ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Ultimate Uxmal & Merida Air Expedition
Soar over the Yucatan Peninsula by privately chartered plane for unrivalled views of the region's stunning topography, enjoying privately guided visits of the archaeological site of Uxmal and the charming historic centre of Merida.
Wave Runner Riviera Maya
Speed across the turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen by jet-ski for an exhilarating way to explore the beautiful Caribbean coast. Head to Playa Norte, a picture-perfect stretch of white sand beach where you can relax to your heart's content.
Imagine Mexico & Belize
Miami, Mountain Pine Ridge, Ambergris Caye & Tulum
from £4600 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights
- Romantic itinerary combining barefoot beach luxury with the wonderful Belizean highlands
- Enjoy incredible diving and snorkelling off the coast of Ambergris Caye
- Clamber through lost Maya cities in the jungle
Location & directions
Riviera Maya & Isla Holbox, Mexico
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.
How to get there
11-hour direct flight to Cancun International Airport. Be Tulum is located 1-hour 30-minutes from Cancun International airport.
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