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Tulum glamping in your 2021 travel plans?! Let’s book you an Airbnb then!
Tulum, Mexico basically invented the boho beach-jungle style. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, Tulum has the best of both worlds: beautiful blue Caribbean Sea waters to the east, with tropical jungles and natural Biosphere Reserves everywhere else. It also has glitz, glamor and all other things fabulous…
In short, Tulum is one of the best places for glamping in Mexico.
🤔 Wondering Is Tulum open for travel right now? It is — and this article, or the podcast below, will tell you everything you need to know about traveling to Tulum during Covid.
What is glamping?
Before we go any further let’s make sure we’re all on the same page. If you’ve never heard of this relatively-new term, you’re not alone.
Glamping is what you get when you combine rustic camping and being out in nature, with glamorous accommodations. In short: Glam + Camping = Glamping! A super popular search term on Pinterest, glamping is more and more becoming a part of many a Tulum travel itinerary!
Whether you’re a seasoned glamper, or someone who’s so excited to try it out for the first time, know you have some amazing Airbnb options for glamping in Tulum Mexico.
Ready to discover all the best Tulum glamping options available to you!? Let’s get to those, but first, check out the
🤔 🧳 Wondering what to pack for glamping in Tulum? There’s a FREE Printable Mexico packing checklist at the end of the article, but if you’d like to skip ahead, here’s the link.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
6 Tips for Tulum Glamping
• TIP #1: Don’t forget the “glam” in glamping
The thing with glamping is, there are levels — and what one person might call glamping, someone else might consider just plain old camping. Keep in mind that just because you’re traveling to a great place like Tulum, Mexico, your accommodation can still make, or break, your trip; especially when glamping.
The Top 10 Tulum glamping Airbnbs featured in this article all definitely have that WOW! factor. I think we can all agree that booking a the perfect Airbnb will really set the tone for you having the perfect Tulum glamping vacation, because at the end of the day, there’s no point in calling it glamping if you don’t have the glam. Amirite?!
When glamping, the point really is to have the best of both worlds: nature and comfort. On average, gamping is much pricier than camping in Tulum, but you get what you pay for in the form of hotel style services and cushy amenities. If you’ve never used Airbnb before, sign up by clicking the coupon below and you can get up to $60 off your Tulum glamping stay.
• TIP #2: Seek out a Super Host
Airbnb Super Hosts have a verified check mark ✅ next to their name, and they take their Tulum Airbnb business seriously. They have been vetted by Airbnb, and know how to give Tulum visitors the royal treatment. To maintain Super Host status, these folks must receive consistently high marks in all areas of hospitality, from cleanliness and ambiance, to amenities and value for the price.
• TIP #3: As the saying goes; “Location, Location, Location.”
All Airbnbs featured in this article are located in the best neighborhoods in Tulum — including the Tulum Beach, and in the Tulum Town (AKA Downtown Tulum) neighborhoods of Colonia Huracanes and Villas Tulum. Below is a map of Tulum so you can get a better understanding of the town layout and a visual on where these neighborhoods are located.
Keep in mind that if by the end of this article you decide glamping in Tulum isn’t for you, the Aldea Zama neighborhood has some of the best Airbnbs in Tulum. Head to this article to explore your Tulum Airbnb options in Aldea Zama!
Tulum Mexico Map
• TIP #4: Do you need strong WiFi in Tulum?
Tulum isn’t known for having strong WiFi at all, and even less so at glamping places. If you have to work during your trip, or need strong WiFi for streaming, read each listing carefully and double check with the host before booking so they can tell you what speeds to expect.
• TIP #5: Can you live with minimal electricity? …and possibly without AC?
Take a second to recall that Tulum is located in the tropics, in basically a beach-jungle. Be aware it’s hot and humid for most of the year. While some of the best Tulum glamping options below do have AC, some just have fans. In addition, nearly all places on the Tulum Beach (this includes high end hotels and hostels alike) have electricity regulations; with most only offering electric from about sundown to sunrise.
• TIP #6: How do you feel about critters?!
Tulum’s jungle location means you may encounter colorful tropical birds, curious monkeys, beautiful butterflies, and adorable coatis, like the one in the ig photo above! It also means you might encounter scorpions (in Tulum, it’s usually not the poisonous kind), spiders, and of course, mosquitoes.
Now, about those 10 Tulum glamping Airbnbs…
Ok, so now that you know where to book your Airbnb in Tulum (Downtown Tulum/Aldea Zama/Tulum Beach), and who to book it from (Super Hosts; when possible), let’s discover the 10 best Airbnbs in Tulum Mexico for glamping. After you book your dream Airbnb in Tulum, keep scrolling for the answers to your Mexico travel FAQs, so you’ll have an epic Tulum vacation.
11 Best Tulum Glamping Airbnbs
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1. Serena Tulum
🌴⛺️ Type: Entire Tent (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$$
Serena Glamping Tulum Amenities
Serena Tulum, located on Tulum Beach, is known as one of the best places for glamping in Tulum. With a long list of cushy amenities that include: AC, king-size bed, private bathroom in the tent, complimentary earplugs and sleep mask, coffee and snacks left at the tent doorstep each morning, and a mini fridge in tent — it’s easy to see why Serena makes so many Best Of lists.
On the property itself, guests can book a relaxing massage, go for a swim in the pool, stroll the grounds and check out the art pieces, lay around in a hammock, and more. With its amazing location on the Tulum Beach Road, Serena Tulum is only a short walk from the most instagrammable places in Tulum, many amazing restaurants and boutique shops, and the best bars in Tulum.
Please Note: Serena Tulum is adults only!
If this particular tent isn’t available, there are several other glamping tents at Serena Tulum to choose from!
What Past Guests Have Said:
“This was our first time experiencing glamping, and the place was so peaceful and relaxing. We were surprised to receive complimentary snacks and coffee delivered to our ‘doorstep’ each morning. The staff serviced our room each day when we were out, which was much appreciated. The location is right on the beach strip, but the scenery in the hotel makes you feel like you’re in the jungle a bit.”
“My fiancée and I have stayed at several glamping sites across the states and Mexico. This is one of the best. There is a full bathroom IN the tent. Moreover, it is tastefully decorated and the manager is very accommodating. Lastly, for the price, it is one of the most affordable accommodation options in the hotel zone.”
“They warmly greeted us and gave us a tour of the beautiful little property and provided amazing recommendations for our time there. I can not say enough about the customer service we experienced. The place itself is beautiful and unique, and right out of the craziness of the main strip while still being very close and accessible… We will certainly be recommending this special place to friends!“
2. Private Eco-Tree Houses
🌴⛺️ Type: Entire Tree House (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Villas Tulum (Downtown Tulum) | ⭐️ Super Host: Yes! | 💸 Cost: $$
Private Eco-Tree Houses Amenities
High-Speed Cooling Fan
Walking Distance to Cenotes
Let’s real talk for a second, shall we?
These two Jungle Eco Tree Houses have about 500 reviews in total, and one has a perfect 5 star review, and the other, a near-perfect 4.98 stars. That is no easy feat. Super Hosts Karolien and Alberto are clearly doing something right at their two amazing Tulum glamping Airbnbs.
Also — It’s a freakin’ tree house!!! Who doesn’t want to stay in a real, actual tree house?!
As with most tree houses, these geodesic glamping domes are located out in nature, surrounded by the Tulum jungle, with minimal light pollution so you can see thousands of stars at night. Inside the dome, there’s queen-size bed in Dome 1 and king-size bed in Dome 2, private bathroom, electric outlets and a high speed fan; outside, there’s an outdoor shower, and spacious private dock with table and chairs to enjoy your complimentary breakfast.
If you want to be in nature, but still have easy access to town and things to do in Tulum, this is the glamping choice for you! By car, you’re only 10-15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Tulum Town (AKA Downtown Tulum), and also just 20 minutes walking from some of the best cenotes in Tulum.
What Past Guests Have Said:
“Wish I could give this place a million stars! SO MUCH BETTER than we even expected!! This is an EXPERIENCE more than a stay, Karolien and Alberto think of EVERYTHING!”
“Just WOW. If you love nature this is the place for you! It was nice to get back to Mother earth and be separated from the party that comes with Mexico. Alberto & Karolien were so sweet and made our stay very personal! Breakfast served on pulley system was so cool! Happy to be a part of an Eco-friendly stay in Tulum. Book it, you wont regret it!”
“The best glamping experience! So magical! Cant wait to go back.“
“One of the coolest airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in. Its off the beaten path and Karolien and Alberto take very good care of you. Highly recommend.”
3. Nativus Tulum
🌴⛺️ Type: Entire Tent (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$
Nativus Tulum Glamping Amenities
Nativus Glamping & Cenote Tulum isn’t on Airbnb at the moment, but it’s too amazing of a Tulum glamping option not to include on the list. In fact, some would say Nativus is the best place for glamping in Tulum because it even has a cenote on-site! During your stay, you have use of the Nativus private dock, as well as kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling gear to enjoy at the cenote.
Each elegant glamping tent at Nativus provides guests with modern conveniences set amongst Tulum’s beautiful jungle nature. Get a good night’s rest on your king-size bed, and start the day right with a complimentary, and healthy, breakfast. Tents have bathrooms inside and an outdoor shower, and are cleaned daily with strict sanitizing protocols.
Located on the Tulum Beach Road, the best way to get around is by bike. Nativus offers bike rentals, as well as yoga and relaxing sound healing sessions at their Yoga Palapa.
What Past Guests Have Said:
“This property is a glamping paradise. Small property. Quiet. A peaceful Cenote in the back to paddle board or kayak. There’s a beautiful staff that makes fresh breakfast and coffee upon request. The property is situated at the southern part of the popular beach strip in Tulum. The first few days I was in the busier area which is basically the center part of the Tulum beach strip. If you want the true Tulum feel with peace as well as vibes, you want to be on the southern part of Tulum Beach Mexico!”
“Nativus was amazing for my 5 day, solo stay. I enjoyed & relaxed. Very peaceful and safe. Breakfast was nice, I loved being able to have a bike during all hours of the day. I also loved the cenote and the location of Nativus. It was south of Tulum, but close enough biking distance and near everything.”
“Exceeded our expectations! We loved everything about this place. You’re literally glamping in the jungles but for glamping, it couldn’t be more luxurious. The beds were so soft and everything was comfy. No AC but you has two fans and everything is run on solar. They are very eco conscious. The care and exceptional service was so special.“
4. Hostel TuboTulum
🌴⛺️ Type: Entire Pod (1BR, 3BA-Shared) | 📍 Location: Colonia Huracanes (Downtown) | 💸 Cost: $
Hostel TuboTulum Amenities
Hostel TuboTulum is a unique concept, and one of the most original, best hostels in Tulum. Each room, or tube, is a repurposed, large concrete pipe! This is the very spirit of Tulum eco-chic — and sustainable travel in Mexico. All tubes have a double bed and air conditioning, a very posh touch in a rather minimal hostel.
Keep in mind that the rooms are small, but cozy. They are about 8.5-feet-tall and also wide, so the tube is simply just a place to sleep, lay down and relax. For everything else, head outside.
Onsite at TuboTulum Hostel, enjoy the common areas with gardens and swings, shared kitchen and shared bathrooms. For solo travelers, it’s quite easy to make new friends and socialize at the TuboTulum.
🐶 Traveling with a furry friend? This is one of the few pet friendly hostels in Tulum.
What Past Guests Have Said:
“The tube hotel was so so fun!! My husband is a tall guy and he could totally stand up in the tube so they are quite big. The breakfast was nice. And I got to play with the resident cat, Sushi. Any place that has a cat gets high ratings from me. :)”
“Tubo Tulum is a super cute and calm place. The staff is very nice and can help you with all your questions. Sleeping in the tube is a great experience and all of them have an AC. The shared showers are big and you can lock your own shower space. You can easily rent their bikes for a day or half a day- with the bike you can reach all the hot spots in a few minutes… I would definitely recommend this Hostel, we had an amazing stay!”
“Cute spot on the way towards the beach. Cozy and unique tube room with AC was all I needed 🙂 Facilities in good condition, friendly folks. Plus yummy breakfast in the morning included.”
5. Tulum Eco-Chic Nature Cabin
🌴⛺️ Type: Entire Cabin (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Villas Tulum (Downtown) | ⭐️ Super Host: Yes! | 💸 Cost: $$
Tulum Eco-Chic Nature Cabin Amenities
Pool & Private Jacuzzi Tub
If you’re looking for a peaceful place, away from the crowds and in contact with nature, but still quite comfortable, this is the Tulum Eco-Cabin for you. It is located in an area called Villas Tulum, close to Downtown Tulum (AKA Tulum Town), but still secluded enough so you’ll get to fall asleep to the sounds of uninterrupted nature and see thousands stars at night.
This is the perfect Tulum eco-lodge to practice, sustainable, responsible, and ethical tourism in Mexico… though do know what you’re signing up for with this off the beaten path choice. If you’re deathly afraid of bugs and need WiFi at all times, skip this one.
A message from the host, Tania:
🌳 Building and living in this place has made me really be more conscious about our way of living, consuming and surrounding ourselves. You will be very thankful after this experience, even if you stay just for a few days. Believe me, you will no longer be the same. This space is the perfect spot for finding peace, reconnecting with yourself and connecting with nature.
For anyone wanting a unique, natural experience, this cabin has a lot of modern amenities — like jacuzzi tub 😍!!!! — for how rustic it is. There’s a swimming pool and you’re in close proximity to all of the best cenotes in Tulum. Your cabin also has a king-size bed with mosquito netting and private bathroom.
This environmentally-friendly cabin operates 100% off solar panels, and there are enough so energy doesn’t often run out. It also does have WiFi, but as you’d imagine, service is often spotty. There are three other cabins on the property that share a communal kitchen, and breakfast is available at an additional fee and upon request.
If the Cabin linked above isn’t available, there are 3 other Eco-Cabins on this property!
What Past Guests Have Said:
“An awesome bungalow in the jungle, perfect for a couple’s getaway or just a place to unwind. The rain-shower and HUGE double bath spa was a great touch. Essential to have a car because it is way down a dirt road and a little far from the main area of tulum, but it’s close to other local towns, food stands, cenotes, and great souvenir shops.”
“This magical jungle cabana was beyond anything we’d imagined, and my only regret is not spending our whole stay in Tulum here! It’s a beautifully appointed sanctuary far enough away from everything to get a real sense of serenity and nature, but close enough to easily access the main strip and beaches. We slept better than we have in years and will most definitely stay again when we return to Tulum. Tania is a warm and gentle host who has created something truly special.”
“Everything was way better than expected. The location is to die for and the cabin where we stayed was just as expected. Tania is such a good host and helpful for whatever we needed. We would totally recommend that place.”
🐒🐒🐒 “Very peaceful and beautiful! Saw monkeys and amazing nature! Loved it, would stay again!”
6. Pal Mar Stay Tulum Glamtainer
🌴⛺️ Type: Entire Glamtainer (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$
Pal Mar Stay Glamtainer Amenities
The Pal Mar Stay’s Tulum Glamtainers are fully-equipped shipping containers that have been repurposed into beautiful apartments, placed smack dab in the middle of the Mayan jungle. Each Glamtainier has AC, a double bed, full private bathroom, kitchen, minibar, and private outdoor lounge area with a hammock, and small table and chairs.
Pal Mar Stay is located right on the Tulum Beach Road. This one-lane road is home to all of the best Tulum Instagram spots, like the Follow That Dream sign, Raw Love Tulum’s Ven a la Luz giant wooden man sculpture/art installation, Azulik Tulum and more.
Walk outside of your private Glamtainer, cross the street, and you’re stepping onto the gorgeous white sand beaches of the Mexican Caribbean. Here, you’ll find tropical beach clubs, the best restaurants in Tulum, boutique shops, yoga studios, Tulum beach bars and more. Though most have to rent bikes in Tulum to get around, you’re in a completely walkable location at Pal Mar Stay.
If the Glamtainer linked above isn’t available, here are 4 other Glamtainers at Pal Mar Tulum!
What Past Guests Have Said:
“Fantastic location, easy walking/biking distance to all the local restaurants and beach clubs. Having access to the beach club across the street is a great advantage. Also, very helpful that parking is on premise! When we were there, there was also security all night. Andres was very responsive and easy to communicate with.”
“AC works GREAT. Kitchen is functional. Made a couple meals with no problems. Living in a shipping container was more fun than I thought! Easy access to Coco Ltd across the street for pool and beach. Bed was comfy. Onsite host was very friendly. Turndown service was a nice bonus!”
“Cool and quirky little spot. Allows you to be on tulum beach (jungle side)… without having to pay the high hotel fees. 10 min walk to the most popular area of the strip made it convenient and good value.”
“This glamtainer was perfect! Great location, friendly staff if you need assistance, and very clean. The beach is right across the street and absolutely beautiful.”
7. Jungle Cabana at Libelula Tulum
🌴⛺️ Type: Boutique Cabana (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$$$
Libelula Tulum Amenities
Discover one of the most intimate private beach clubs in all of Tulum! Libelula Tulum is in an off the beaten path part of Tulum, surrounded by virgin sand dunes and native flora, within miles of tropical jungle. This is the place if you want to glamp in peace and total luxury, on a nearly-private beach.
Located in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, at the southern end of the Tulum Beach Road, Libelula is an exclusive glampground with just nine ocean-front rooms. It provides an immersive Tulum jungle experience, while being only a few steps away from the turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea.
This family-owned property has an onsite restaurant who cooks prepares authentic Mexican food using only the freshest produce. Grab a seat at the communal table, or enjoy the meal on your large, private outdoor terrace. Indoors, your spacious cabana suite has a king-size bed, WiFi and private bathroom.
Here are the 4 additional options at Libelula Tulum!
What Past Guests of Libeluela Tulum Have Said:
“This has to be the nicest Airbnb I have ever been to, the ocean master suite is incredible. Its paradise and the owners are soooo cool. Thank you for a great stay and can’t wait to come back! It was hard to leave. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”
“Libelula is a gem located on the beach within the Sian Ka’an reserve. The host and staff were wonderful. Karla was really responsive and reliable if we had any questions and made sure we checked in successful. The Sea Cabana is really cool to stay in. You have to walk a little towards the main area of the property to get WiFi but once there, the signal was strong and I could work remotely. If you like more peace and quiet from the clustered hotels on the playa, check this place out.”
“Was it all a dream? I never knew paradise had a name until I visited Libelula.”
“WOW! WOW! WOW! Me and my friend stayed three nights at the Libulela and I don’t think I have ever experienced anything liked it. I have spent the past 8 years almost constantly traveling and never ever have I come close to the quality and service level Karla and her husband provides. They are honest and not greedy, they will happily recommend restaurants in the area (but to be honest, eat at the Libelula, its BETTER and cheaper than most places).”
8. Playa Esperanza Beachfront Cabin
🌴⛺️ Type: Entire Cabin (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$
Playa Esperanza Beachfront Cabin Amenities
Playa Esperanza is among of the best Tulum beachfront hotels. This eco-friendly private bungalow is one of only 15 room on the property, which sits directly on beautiful Playa Paraiso beach. This is one of the best beaches in Tulum, with various restaurants and small bars. If you’d rather eat onsite, head to La Perla Tulum, where you’ll get 10% off of meals and beverages.
The bungalow itself has a private terrace, directly facing the beach. Wake up and open your doors to incredible ocean views, and fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing in the Caribbean Sea. Sit outside on your patio and look up at the night sky with a seemingly-endless amount of stars. Inside, there’s a queen-size bed with mosquito netting and private bathroom.
What Past Guests Have Said:
“Besides the amazing location the staff was extremely welcoming. This is great for someone who wants to experience Tulum and all its beauty without the crowd. The space was clean and the view in the morning was breathtaking. I will definitely try to stay here every time I’m in Tulum.”
“Literally cannot get closer to the ocean than this spot. It’s in a great and safe stretch of beach. Bike ride anywhere (rent at this place) whether it be Mayan ruins, downtown Tulum, or the nearby party area and shopping. Highly recommend this spot for a more laidback vibe, with the party zones nearby .”
“This place sits right on the national park and your a short beach walk away from playa paraíso and the ruins of Tulum. The views are INCREDIBLE!”
“Such a beautiful place! We enjoyed the beach club and hospitality! I will recommend to everyone.”
8. Mimosa Tulum TeePee
🌴⛺️ Type: Entire TeePee (1BR, 1BA-Shared) | 📍 Location: Downtown Tulum | ⭐️ Super Host: Yes! | 💸 Cost: $
Mimosa Tulum TeePee Amenities
Pool & Outdoor Lounge Area
Mimosa Tulum has four independently-designed TeePees, all clearly crafted with love and attention to detail. They have a lot of modern, comfort-minded touches like numerous power outlets throughout, AC/fan, and an assortment of lighting options to match your mood, and provide complimentary breakfast in the morning.
Head to the outdoor bar/pool/lounge area to hear some tunes and just chill out in this tropical oasis retreat. Mimosa Tulum regularly hosts DJs and Happy Hours at the bar, making it the perfect place to both stay and socialize.
If this TeePee isn’t available, here are 3 other TeePee options at Mimosa Tulum!
What Past Guests Have Said about the Mimosa Tulum TeePees:
“Really great luxury hostel and boutique hotel. Facilities are new and very well kept. Beautiful shared kitchen, better than any other hostel. Chef cooks up breakfast daily with free and paid options. Good place to socialize and walk to Tulum”
“There are four teepees that are SUPER cute and as pictured, a few private rooms and one dorm/shared rooms. The teepees have communal bathrooms which were very clean and stylish. The employees and guests were all super friendly and chill… I felt 100% safe here, they have bikes for rental, communal kitchen, pool, hang out area and friendly dog. Breakfast consisted of french toast, fruit and coffee. The main receptionist Jimmy is quick at communicating.”
“Beautiful place, comfortable, clean facilities and truly divine common spaces. Ideal if you are looking for rest and tranquility accompanied by good taste in facilities, decoration and service. Fabulous that they welcome our pets and all the staff are very friendly and efficient. They take care of every detail of your stay and you feel at home. Its magnificent and very safe location. Highly recommended.”
9. Casa Nawal Oceanfront Tent
🌴⛺️ Type: Glamping Tent (1BR, 3BA-Shared) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | ⭐️ Super Host: Yes! | 💸 Cost: $$
Casa Nawal Glamping Amenities
Private Outdoor Patio
Casa Nawal is a beachfront glampgoround, tastefully designed with modern amenities. It is located beachfront on Playa Paraiso beach, inside the Tulum National Park, and less than one-mile (1.5km) from the Tulum Ruins Mayan archeological site.
Casa Nawal shares property with Ikal Tulum Boutique Hotel — and as an amazing, added bonus — you’ll have access to all the great hotel amenities free of charge! These include a beach club with shaded palapas, Restaurant MAIA and other shared spaces. Inside your tent, enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep on your queen-size bed and AC.
What Past Guests Have Said About Holistika Beehive Hostel:
“15 steps from the most beautiful beach in Tulum. Fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean. Wake up to the sounds of the jungle coming to life. Unforgettable sunrise. Clean, beautiful and comfortable. You are immersed in nature yet connected to all of Tulum. 5 star stay. Will be back.”
“Casa Nawal exceed our expectations. I highly recommend the beach front tents, if you love the sound of the ocean and like falling asleep to it. The staff are kind and helpful. They use copal at night around the whole glamp ground to cleanse the energy as well as keep mosquitoes away. Waking up every morning and being able to wall to the beach in 20 seconds to enjoy the sunrise and meditate was truly amazing… Just book this place already and stop reading this review. You’ll love it here.”
“OMG what an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL place!!! It it’s easily worth 2-3x the price. It’s off the grid on a VERY beautiful and peaceful part of the beach. The aura of this place is off the charts, I was just floored as I was walking through the tent area towards the beach, my girlfriend and I instantly fell in love. We even pushed our flight back and stayed another day! We are definitely going to stay here again in the future on militiamen occasions. A HIDDEN GEM!!!”
10. Geodesic Tree House by the Beach
🌴⛺️ Type: Tree House (1BR, 1BA) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$
Geodesic Glamping Dome Features
Admittedly, the Geodesic Tree Houses are only kinda, sorta, maybe 🤔, glamping. However, they are “glamping enough,” and in one review, someone actually said “I went here without expectations and I swear I had an out of body experience that changed my life,” so the domes became Bonus #11 on what was supposed to be a Top 10 Tulum glamping list.
These unique geodesic dome homes are located in the middle of the jungle and steps from the beach. They are totally eco-friendly, made of wood, hemp fiber and coconut fiber from the Yucatan Peninsula, with bamboo wood interior. Sleep under the stars, from the comfort of your queen-size bed and in the AC. The dome interior is minimal, but there is a private bathroom.
What Past Guests Have Said:
“I went here without expectations and I swear I had an out of body experience that changed my life. It was so unexpected and breathtaking. I was in the clouds, above the trees with pure silence in a place that has indescribable beauty. You can’t imagine what it’s like until you go so book NOW. If you have an adventurous spirit and want to try a dome, THIS IS THE PLACE. The food on the property is the best I have had in the Yucatán. You’ll leave refreshed and with an unforgettable experience.”
“Words don’t explain how magical and unique this was! The staff had such good energy from check in to checkout. Couldn’t help but smile for our entire stay! Would definitely come back and do exact same trip!”
“The space was very unique and beautiful. The windows above the bed were absolutely gorgeous. You could watch the stars at night and see the gorgeous greenery during the day. The staff were so helpful and accommodating, they also had so many tips for tulum while I visited.”
“I’ve traveled and worked in 33 countries across 4 continents over a 3 year time period. This was by far the most amazing place I have stayed. The staff, the space, the location, and the views. This is the best place in the world. Thank you guys so much for being the best air bnb in the world. ❤️“
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Tulum Mexico Travel FAQs
Is Tulum Mexico safe?
Is Mexico safe for travel? is the # 1 most asked question about visiting anywhere in the country. Given the mainstream media’s demonization of the entire country, Mexico has a very bad wrap. However, this is a huge country, and yes, there are parts you should avoid… but chances are you weren’t planning to head to those parts anyway.
Tulum is not one of those parts! In fact, the entire Yucatan Peninsula is considered quite safe, not just Tulum. For the most part, all places in Mexico that promote tourism are by-and-large, safe. As tourism is Mexico’s largest source of income, the federal and local governments of Mexico’s top travel destinations do their part to maintain safety.
💡 Pro Tip: Always remember that no place on Earth is 100% safe.
Should I get travel insurance for Mexico?
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I’ll be honest, when I first started traveling solo, I wasn’t insured. However, after years of solo traveling, I wised up… now, I even have a whole page of this website dedicated to travel insurance, because it’s just that important!
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10 General travel safety tips
- Always listen to your intuition — because your intuition is always right.
- If you get a sketchy or uneasy feeling about a person or place, get away from that person or place asap. Don’t worry about making a kind, nice or politically correct exit from a creepy person or bad situation — Just get away fast.
- Don’t walk home alone at night.
- Don’t keep your phone, keys, wallet, passport, or anything valuable in your back pocket.
- Learn some basic Spanish. If you can’t learn it, save this infographic as an image on your phone so you have something to use even if you’re off-WiFi.
- Take all of your belongings into the bathroom with you, rather than asking a cafe/bar neighbor to watch your things. This is annoying, for sure, but it works to not get your stuff stolen.
- Speaking of bar neighbors… don’t take drinks from strangers and/or leave your drink unattended.
- Don’t wear flashy clothes, expensive jewelry, designer sunglasses, etc.
- Keep some cash in your pocket so you don’t have to pull your whole wallet out every time you need to pay.
- When in doubt: Get Travel Insurance!
Register for the STEP Program
Make sure you enroll in the free STEP Program before your trip. The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, or STEP, allows U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico to document your trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
After you’ve registered, the nearest U.S. Consular Agency to Tulum — located about 45 minutes north in Playa del Carmen — can contact you in the event of an emergency. These emergencies include natural disasters, civil unrest, etc. STEP can also put you in touch with your family and friends back home in the event of an emergency while abroad.
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Is Tulum safe for solo female travelers?
As mentioned, there can’t possibly be a definitive answer when it comes to safety. Safety, after all, is a feeling not a fact. However, as a solo female traveler who’s safely been to half the states in Mexico, I know I stayed safe by always keeping personal safety as my highest propriety. I do my best to address the Mexico safety question in this article, Mexico Solo Travel: How to Be Safe & Crush It.
As far as Tulum safety specifically, following the same general travel safety guidelines you’d follow anywhere else in the world, will suffice in Tulum. Head here for 10 General travel safety tips. Though it is one of Mexico’s top travel destinations, Tulum does still feel like a small town.
Is Tulum safe at night?
There’s no shortage of amazing things to do in Tulum at night, that’s for sure. Now, this doesn’t apply to anyone who drinks themselves silly, but for the most part, Tulum is safe at night. From amazing Tulum bars like Ziggy’s Beach Club, Batey Bar and I Scream Bar, and dinner al fresco in places like Hartwood and Taqueria La Eufemia, do enjoy the Tulum nightlife — just do so responsibly.
Where is Tulum Mexico?
Tulum, is located in Quintana Roo state, in the Yucatan Peninsula. This region of Mexico is comprised of three states: Yucatan state, Campeche state, and of course, Quintana Roo, home to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, and Bacalar.
As you can see on the Tulum Mexico map, it is located on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula. This side of the country, known as the Mexican Caribbean, sits right on the Caribbean Sea.
Besides its beautiful beaches, there’s so much within a few hours drive from Tulum in your rental car — including cenotes, pueblos magicos (Mexico’s historic “magic towns” like Valladolid) and Mayan ruins.
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How do I get to Tulum Mexico?
Wondering… How do I get to Tulum? Head to this article for a complete Cancun to Tulum travel guide… but the abridged version is below ⬇️
The closest airport is Cancun International Airport (code: CUN), which is great because there’s direct flights to Cancun from nearly all major U.S. cities. From CUN, you’ll then make the 75-mile journey to Tulum. You have several options for this: rental car, shared or private shuttle and ADO bus, Mexico’s largest bus company.
Cancun to Tulum Airport Shuttle
Do I need a visa to visit Tulum, Mexico?
No, you don’t need a visa to travel to Mexico from the U.S. This is just one of several the reasons why Mexico is one of the best travel destinations from the U.S.! Find out all the others in the linked article.
When you arrive in Mexico and go through Customs and Immigration, you’ll receive a 180-day FMM tourist visa. This is a small piece of paper you need to hold on to so you can give it back to Immigration at the airport when you leave the country.
There is no charge for the FMM, but if you lose yours, there’s a fine of about $600 pesos ($30). You’ll also need to get to the airport an extra hour early to fill out the lost visa paperwork — Bottom line: Don’t lose your FMM!
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What’s the Best Time to Visit Tulum?
Weather-wise, the best time of year to visit Tulum Mexico is during the fall/winter months from October-March, when the weather’s cooler and less humid. The busiest months for tourism are December-January during the winter break/holidays, and March-April with the spring break crowd. Located in the tropics, it rains (even pours ☔️) pretty much daily during the peak of the Tulum rainy season, June-September.
Below is an idea of what you can expect from Tulum Mexico weather, and in general, Yucatan weather averages. Tulum’s rainy season tends to run from mid-May through mid-October — and you can expect heavy rain storms during the rainy season. This is also Hurricane Season, and being right on the Caribbean Sea, Tulum is susceptible.
😥 Pro Tip: Tulum temperatures often feel 10°F higher because of humidity. Make sure to pack your reusable LifeStraw water bottle, which will both hydrate and add an extra layer of Mexico water filtration — so you don’t get the dreaded Montezuma’s Revenge on your Tulum vacation!
Tulum Weather – Yearly Averages
What do I pack for Tulum glamping?
Tulum Mexico, and the Yucatan Peninsula, have a tropical climate. As you can see by the average yearly Tulum weather chart above, this part of Mexico is hot (and humid 😥) for most of the year, so definitely pack a LifeStraw Filterable Water Bottle. Mosquitoes are also an issue, so don’t forget your eco-friendly bug spray, and bring reef-safe sunscreen so you practice responsible tourism in Mexico.
As far as how to dress — anything goes — you can dress as casual, or as extra, as you’d like. For the Tulum vibe, think flowy, tropical, breathable, cotton, and light-colored clothing; bonus points for anything that doesn’t show sweat! Besides all your summer-wear, you may use a light cardigan at night and comfy sweats to sleep in, but Tulum is the place for sundresses and bathing suits.
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FREE Printable Packing List for Mexico
Wondering exactly what to pack for Tulum and all of Mexico? Download your FREE printable packing list for Mexico below — it covers both Mexico beach packing and Mexico city packing. This multi-page Mexico packing checklist covers everything you’ll want to bring, and more importantly, what not to bring to Mexico.
Final Thoughts: Tulum Glamping
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Tulum glamping is a wonderful way to enjoy this Mexico beach town in the Yucatan Peninsula. If you’re up for a unique experience, you’ll really enjoy glamping in Tulum. As with most things, especially if you’re a first time glamper, remember to manage your expectations so you’re not let down by the experience.
As the word glamping tells us, there’s a rustic camping-style element to this experience. This is part of the charm of glamping, and. one of the things you’ll have to embrace to enjoy Tulum glamping.
Tulum is basically a beach jungle, so there will be humidity and bugs, though there’s much less of both in the winter/spring months from about November to March. The trade off for losing out on some of that enclosed resort comfort is that you’ll fall asleep to the sounds of the natural world, and be more immersed in nature.
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