Tulum is situated on the Caribbean side of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. In recent years, it’s become known as a haven for beach lovers, yogis, vegetarians and artists. It is famous for its Mayan ruins, cenotes (natural sinkholes where you can swim and snorkel) and picturesque beaches.
Though some of the beach resorts can be quite expensive, there are plenty of hostels and affordable hotels, both in town and by the ocean. We searched more than 100 properties in Tulum to bring you the best budget-friendly lodging options based on price, location and reviews. Here’s what we found.
From $71/ night
This property is situated in town and is a five-minute walk from the town centre. Many restaurants and bars are located nearby. Amenities include an outdoor pool and sun terrace, free parking, ipod speakers and free wifi. All rooms are stylishly decorated, air conditioned and have private bathrooms. Breakfast is not included in the price.
From $115/ night
This oceanfront property features its own restaurant, free wifi and a beach club with Balinese lounges, hammocks and beach chairs. Junior suites and bungalows are available, which have furnished terraces and their own private beach area. Tulum town, which features affordable eats and shopping, is a short car or bike ride away. Your choice of Continental, American or Mexican breakfast is included in the price.
From $68/ night
Located just two blocks from the main road in Tulum, Luna de Agua features lush gardens and an outdoor pool. All rooms overlook the garden and pool, and have air conditioning, microwaves, free wifi, refrigerators and coffee makers. Shops and restaurants are within a five-minute walk of the hotel, and the beaches are 10 minutes away by car. Breakfast is not included in the price, but grocery delivery can be arranged for a small fee.
From $94/ night
Tulum is famous for its beautiful cenotes—natural sinkholes where you can swim and snorkel. This property has its own private cenote. Rooms are rustic, thatch-style bungalows and feature private baths, desks, free wifi and mosquito nets. The beach is just steps away. Guests can use the communal kitchen to prepare meals, or eat at the plentiful restaurants nearby.
From $60/ night
Have you wanted to try glamping, but thought it was too expensive? Not in Tulum! Tents are spacious and have fans; while the suites feature private baths and are decorated in Tuscan or African themes. A 24-hour front desk can help you book tours to the cenotes and Mayan ruins. The property has free wifi and is a three-minute walk to Tulum town, where you’ll find cheap eats and affordable shopping.