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Tulum Glamping: 11 Best Tulum Treehouse Hotels & More [2021]


Planning to do some Tulum glamping?!

Smart choice for a glamping in Mexico trip, as Tulum basically invented the boho beach-jungle style, and you’ll have numerous Tulum glamping options. Recently, Tulum Treehouses and Geodesic Glamping Domes are becoming more and more popular, so you’ll find those here as well.

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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, glamping, you’re not alone. In short, glam + camping = glamping.

glamping: (noun) what you get when you combine glamorous accommodations and rustic camping

🤔 Wondering Is Tulum open for travel right now?
It is — and the linked article will tell you everything you need to know about traveling to Mexico during Covid.

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 excited to try it out for the first time, know you have many amazing 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 5 Tips for glamping in Tulum that will come in handy when booking your accommodation.

Book your stay at Harmony Glamping Tulum, one of the best places for Tulum glamping! (Photo: Harmony Tulum)

Tulum Glamping: Tents & Cabins

1. Serena Tulum

▶︎ Book your stay at Serena Tulum

🌴⛺️ Type: Glamping Tent (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$$

All photos © Serena Tulum

Serena Glamping Tulum Amenities

Pool

Air Conditioning

WiFi

Bike Rentals


Serena Tulum, located on Tulum Beach, is known as one of the best places for glamping in Tulum. With its amazing location on the Tulum Beach Road, Serena is only a short walk from the most Instagram worthy Tulum sites, amazing restaurants and boutique shops, and the best bars in Tulum.

With a long list of cushy amenities that include: AC, king-size bed, private bathroom in the tent, coffee and snacks left at the tent doorstep each morning, and a mini fridge in the 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, lay around in a hammock, stroll the grounds, check out the art pieces, and more.

🚙💨 Driving your rental car? There’s free parking on-site.

What Past Guests Have Said:

“Serena was an adorable place right outside the jungle & within walking distance to tons of great restaurants & beach clubs. We would recommend anyone who is looking for a quiet place & not by all the loud club & bars…”

“This is a great central location near the beach especially if this is your first trip to Tulum because the beach is more or less across the street (use the little alley across from Tunich) and you can bike to the town, ruins, or hotel zone in about 15 minutes.”

“I loved staying here! It is a secluded and fabulous location! It was inexpensive compared to the rest of the beach strip, but had more character than most places. I loved the nightly bonfire pit, the yoga studio, and the rooftop to relax on!


2. Nativus Glamping Tulum

▶︎ Book your stay at Nativus Glamping & Cenote Tulum

🌴⛺️ Type: Glamping Tent (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$

All photos © Nativus Tulum Glamping

Nativus Tulum Glamping Amenities

Private Cenote

FREE Breakfast

WiFi

Bike Rentals


Nativus Glamping & Cenote Tulum is among the best places for glamping in Tulum because it even has a cenote onsite! During your stay, you have use of the Nativus private dock, as well as kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and snorkeling gear to enjoy at the cenote.

Each elegant glamping tent at Nativus offers modern conveniences, set amongst Tulum’s beautiful jungle nature. One of the coolest things about Nativus? They have their very own private Tulum cenote onsite.

Get a good night’s rest on your king sized bed, and start the day right with a healthy, complimentary 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.”

“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.


3. Casa Nawal Tulum

▶︎ Book your oceanfront tent at Casa Nawal Tulum

🌴⛺️ Type: Glamping Tent (1BR, Shared Bathrooms) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$

All photos © Casa Nawal Tulum

Casa Nawal Glamping Amenities

Beachfront

AC

WiFi

Private Patio


Casa Nawal is a beachfront glampgoround, tastefully designed with modern amenities. It is located in the sand 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, gorgeous pool area and other shared spaces.

Inside your tent, enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep on your queen size bed and AC. There are shared bathrooms and showers just outside the tents. To help keep the mosquitoes away, there’s a bonfire at night and copal incense burning, but don’t forget to pack your eco-friendly bug spray.

What Past Guests Have Said:

Amazing location right inside the national park and on the beach. The community bathrooms are always kept clean and we never had issues waiting to use it. Would definitely stay here again.

“This is an amazing place with helpful and friendly staff. It is super clean and relaxed and we didn’t want to leave. Walk out of the tent and you’re on the beach!

Casa Nawal was absolutely brilliant. The location was perfect right on a beautiful beach, they took a lot of care to make it beautiful with candles, smoking copal pots and a bonfire at night. The tent had aircon (AC), had a good comfy bed and was cleaned daily. Highly recommend.


4. Harmony Glamping Tulum

▶︎ Book your stay at Harmony Tulum Glamping

🌴⛺️ Type: Glamping Tent (1BA, Shared Bathrooms) | 📍 Location: Tulum Town (Downtown) | 💸 Cost: $$

All photos © Harmony Glamping Tulum

Harmony glamping tulum Amenities

Pool

Hot Water

WiFi

Nature


Nested between Tulum’s pristine white sand Caribbean beaches and the lush Mayan jungle, lies Harmony Glamping Tulum. Built with love, using eco-friendly materials and technology, this chic-yet-funky glampsite and boutique hotel makes for a memorable, comfortable and unique Tulum trip.

Located on the grounds of the Green Beat Organic Permaculture Farm in the vibrant town of Tulum, Harmony offers the unique experience of glamping in a luxury bell tent, without giving up the comforts of a resort. Enjoy the swimming pool, onsite Lou Cafe, bicycle rentals, massages, yoga and more.

If you get there and decide you need a bit more comfort and less camping, no worries! Harmony Glamping also has a boutique hotel with magnificent suite bedrooms that have AC and private bathrooms, but are still surrounded by beautiful gardens and the sounds of nature.

What Past Guests Have Said:

“The property has multiple amenities – including a farm, yoga studio, cafe, pool, and bar – which are unexpected and really nice to have around! The property tends to get very quiet at night since it’s a bit of a walk from the center of town. All-in-all, a quiet, comfortable place to stay and very sustainable/eco-friendly!

“Quiet and friendly staff. Bike rentals were a plus and not too far from anything.

“A lovely hotel with a friendly welcome. The room was large, clean and airy with a very comfortable bed. It was quiet and we enjoyed a great yoga class on the second morning with Adam.


5. Libelula Tulum Cabins

▶︎ Book your stay at Libuela Tulum

🌴⛺️ Type: Boutique Cabana (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$$$

All photos © Libelula Tulum

Libelula Tulum Amenities

Restaurant

Oceanfront

Bike Rentals

WiFi


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 oceanfront 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 where cooks prepare 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.

🚗💨 Traveling from Cancun to Tulum? Head to this article for everything you need to know about this travel route — including car rental info and useful Mexico driving tips.

What Past Guests Have Said:

“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… 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.”

“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.”

Tulum Glamping: Geodesic Domes

6. Mamasan Tulum

▶︎ Book your GeoDome at Mamasan Tulum

🌴⛺️ Type: Dome House (1BR, 1BA) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$$

All photos © Mamasan Tulum

Geodesic Glamping Dome AMENITIES

AC

WiFi

Hot Water

eco-friendly


The Mamasan Tulum geodesic dome cabins are part of an exclusive property with just eight spaces, including Tulum Treehouses, Eco-Cabins and of course, these GeoDomes. These unique dome-shaped cabin homes are located in the middle of the jungle and steps from Tulum Beach.

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 inside, and other nice amenities like pool access, rooftop restaurant and bar onsite, and daily housekeeping.

♻️ Responsible Travel in Mexico: All properties at Mamasan Tulum are totally eco-friendly, made of wood, hemp fiber and coconut fiber from the Yucatan Peninsula, with bamboo wood interiors. It runs completely off solar energy, and uses recycled, treated rain water. 

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.”

“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!”

“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. ❤️


7. Chiibal Hu Tulum

▶︎ Book your Glamping GeoDome at Chiibal Hu

🌴⛺️ Type: Private Dome House (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$

All photos © Chiibal Hu

Tulum Glamping Dome AMENITIES

private Splash Pool

AC

WIFI

Steps to the beach


Chiibal Hu, located on Tulum Beach, is an experience unlike any other!

Not only are you steps from the beach, but this dome is quite spacious. At 315-square-feet (30 m²), this GeoDome is basically a tiny house. Inside, there’s a bedroom with king sized bed and storage space, and also a living room with futon sofa, coffee maker and full private bathroom.

Wake up and have a morning cup of coffee on your private patio, or head out night and unwind beneath the stars on lounge chairs. Located in the heart of Tulum Hotel Zone, all the best bars in Tulum are just minutes away by bike, and the Tulum Ruins are a short taxi ride away.

Tulum Glamping: Unique Stays

7. Tubo Tulum Hostel (Tube)

▶︎ Book your Tube at Tubo Tulum

🌴⛺️ Type: Tube Room (1BR, Shared Bathrooms) | 📍 Location: Aldea Zama | 💸 Cost: $

All photos © Tubo Tulum Hostel

Hostel Tubo Tulum Amenities

AC

WiFi

Bikes Rentals

FREE Breakfast


Hostel Tubo Tulum 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 Tubo Tulum, 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 Tubo Tulum.

🐶 Traveling with a furry friend? This is one of the few pet friendly hostels in Tulum, and there are a few animals that live onsite.

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.”

“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… 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.”


8. Pal Mar Stay Tulum (Glamtainer)

▶︎ Book your Glamtainer at Pal Mar Stay

🌴⛺️ Type: Glamtainer (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$

All photos © Pal Mar Tulum

Pal Mar Stay Glamtainer Amenities

Beach Location

AC

WiFi

Private Kitchen


The Pal Mar Stay 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, the SFER IK Museum at 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.

What Past Guests Have Said:

Rooms are clean and simple + the location is amazing if you want to be near the beach and not pay a lot! We used it as a base to explore some of the beach clubs and restaurants.”

“Equipments in general worked very well, AC, bed, linens, shower, basically all you need to rest and expect from an economy and budget option for Tulum Beach.”

“Glamtainers were perfect for what I was looking for, the hosts and cleaners were amazing and extremely hospitable. There is a convenience store just a few hundred meters down the road…” 

Awesome location, center of Hotel zone close to most restaurants. There was a little grocery store called ‘THE STORE’ which is a 3 minute walk and a bike rental right beside it so it was easy to rent.” 


9. Mimosa Tulum (Tulum TeePees)

▶︎ Book your TeePee at Mimosa Tulum

🌴⛺️ Type: TeePee (1BR, Shared Bathrooms) | 📍 Location: Tulum Town (Downtown) | 💸 Cost: $

All photos © Mimosa Tulum

Mimosa Tulum TeePee Amenities

FREE Breakfast

AC

Pool

WiFi


One of the most unique places to stay in Tulum! Mimosa Tulum has four independently-designed TeePees, all clearly crafted with love and attention to detail.

The TeePees have a lot of modern, comfort-minded touches like numerous power outlets throughout, an AC, fan, and an assortment of lighting options to match your mood. As a nice bonus, you’ll be provided with a complimentary breakfast each 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.

🐶 Traveling with a furry friend? This is one of the few pet friendly Tulum resorts, and there are a few animals that live onsite.

What Past Guests Have Said:

“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…. Good place to socialize…”

“There are four teepees that are SUPER cute and as pictured…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…”

“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. Its magnificent and very safe location. Highly recommended.”

Tulum Glamping: Treehouses

10. Mamasan Treehouses & Cabins

▶︎ Book your Treehouse at Mamasan Tulum

🌴⛺️ Type: Tree House (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Beach | 💸 Cost: $$$

All photos © Mamasan Tulum

Mamasan Tulum Treehouse Features

AC

WiFi

Hot Water

eco-friendly


The Mamasan Tulum treehouses are part of an exclusive property with just eight spaces, including geodesic dome cabins, eco-cabins, and of course, these treehouses. These unique treehouses are located steps from Tulum Beach, and in the middle of the jungle, so basically, the best of both worlds!

Sleep under the stars, from the comfort of your queen-size bed and in the AC. The treehouse interior is minimal, but there is a private bathroom inside, and other nice amenities like pool access, rooftop restaurant and bar onsite, and daily housekeeping.

♻️ Responsible Travel in Mexico: All properties at Mamasan Tulum are totally eco-friendly, made of wood, hemp fiber and coconut fiber from the Yucatan Peninsula, with bamboo wood interiors. It runs completely off solar energy, and uses recycled, treated rain water. 

What Past Guests Have Said:

“I love Mamasan Treehouses. This was my second time staying. Beautiful and great service. Fresh everything and the bed was super comfortable!

Fantastic stay! What is Tulum for you? For me it’s serenity. An intimate, exquisite, sensual and very private experience. Mamasan Treehouses delivered it all.”

“My wife and I had an incredible experience here on our honeymoon. The staff was so friendly and accommodating and that alone is one of the reasons we would go back. The view from the treehouse was the best place to view the sunrise and sunset and the room itself has everything you need from a hotel like a restroom, shower and AC all with the experience of staying in a treehouse. I would definitely recommend coming here!


11. Ajal Tulum Treehouse

▶︎ Book your Treehouse at Ajal Tulum

🌴⛺️ Type: Tree House (1BR, 1BA-Private) | 📍 Location: Tulum Town (Downtown) | 💸 Cost: $$

All photos © Ajal Tulum

AJAL TULUM TREEHOUSE Features

WIFI

on-site RESTAURANT

Free cenote NEARBY

private terrace


Stay off grid in Tulum! Located on the outskirts of Tulum Town (AKA Downtown), Ajal Tulum provides the best of both worlds. It is only a 5-10 minute bike ride from the food, bars and shops in Downtown, yet also located in a secluded, private jungle setting.

With just four Ajal Tulum treehouses, it feels like you have the whole Mayan jungle to yourself. Also enjoy your private patio, and private bathroom with outdoor shower. When it’s time to socialize, head to the on-site Jungle Cantina, the perfect place for enjoying a delicious meal, tasty drinks and great conversation.

🚗💨 Tulum Travel Tip: Ajal Tulum is best accessed in your rental car, and you’ll want to pack your eco-friendly bug spray.

What Past Guests Have Said:

Amazing place to get away from the crowds of Tulum and enjoy the natural beauty of the area, without sacrificing comfort. The design of these treehouses is amazing and they are fully equipped with running water, electricity, etc. There is a cenote with free access just a short walk away. Luz and her entire team are so warm and accommodating! Highly recommend!”


🧜‍♀️ RELATED ARTICLE: 35 Best Cenotes in Tulum + Free Tulum Cenotes Map

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5 Tips for Tulum Glamping

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 Tulum glampsites and Tulum treehouse resorts featured in this article all have that WOW factor. When glamping, the point is to have the best of both worlds: nature and comfort. While gamping is pricier than camping in Tulum, you get what you pay for in the form of hotel-style services and cushy amenities.

🤔 🧳 Wondering what to pack for glamping in Tulum? Check out this article, ULTIMATE Packing List for Mexico + FREE Checklist Download

2. As the saying goes: “Location, Location, Location.”

All glampsites featured in this article are located in the best neighborhoods in Tulum — including Tulum Beach and Tulum Town (AKA Downtown Tulum or Tulum Pueblo). Below is a map of Tulum so you can get a better understanding of the town layout and a visual on where the neighborhoods are located.

best Tulum neighborhoods

3. Do you need strong WiFi in Tulum?

Tulum isn’t known for having strong WiFi at all, and even less so at glampsites and Tulum treehouse hotels. If you have to work during your trip, or need strong WiFi for streaming, read each listing carefully and double check before booking so staff can tell you what speeds to expect.

4. Do you need to have 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. However, those located on the beach should get a nice sea breeze.

5. How do you feel about critters?

Tulum’s jungle location means you may encounter colorful tropical birds, curious monkeys, beautiful butterflies, and adorable coatis! It also means you might encounter scorpions (in Tulum, it’s usually not the poisonous kind), spiders, and of course, mosquitoes.

🦟 Tulum Travel Tip: Don’t forget to pack your eco-friendly bug spray and anti-mosquito bracelet …and Head to this article for more Mexico and Tulum packing tips.

You’re officially a Tulum glamping Rentals expert!

You now pretty much know everything there is to know about Tulum Mexico for glamping! With these five tips, as well as the 10 best places to book your glamping rental in Tulum listed above the tips, all that’s left is for you to have an epic Tulum vacation.

However, there’s still more info for you in this article! Keep scrolling for the answers to your Tulum and Mexico travel FAQs ⤵

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Tulum, Mexico Travel FAQs

Is Tulum safe?

Wondering, Is Tulum, Mexico safe for travel? Given the mainstream U.S. media’s demonization of the entire country, Mexico has a 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 safe, not just Tulum.

For the most part, all places in Mexico that promote tourism are by-and-large, safe for tourists. As tourism is Mexico’s largest source of income, the government does its part to maintain safety so visitors return again and again.

Should I get travel insurance for Mexico?

Want an added level of security and peace of mind during these strange travel times? Just as you insure your car, home and body, you can also insure your luggage, belongings and health while traveling with Mexico travel insurance.

If Mexico and Tulum travel safety are on your mind, get your free quote below now!

10 General travel safety tips
  1. Always listen to your intuition — because your intuition is always right.
  2. 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.
  3. Don’t walk home alone at night.
  4. Don’t keep your phone, keys, wallet, passport, or anything valuable in your back pocket.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Speaking of bar neighbors… don’t take drinks from strangers, and don’t ever leave your drink unattended.
  8. Don’t wear flashy clothes, expensive jewelry, designer sunglasses, etc.
  9. Keep some cash in your pocket so you don’t have to pull your whole wallet out every time you need to pay.
  10. 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.

📸 Discover all the Instagram worthy Tulum sites! Head to Azulik Tulum, an Instagrammable Tulum hotel that epitomizes the Tulum glamping style, and Coco Tulum, famous for its boho chic white swings on Tulum Beach.

Is Tulum safe for solo female travelers?

The thing with safety is, there can’t possibly be a definitive answer about it. Safety, after all, is a feeling not a fact, and it’s not guaranteed anywhere — not even in your own home.

However, as a solo female traveler who’s safely been to half the states in Mexico, I do my best to address Mexico travel safety concerns and questions in this article, Is Mexico Safe? 25 Tips to Stay Safe in Mexico.

Is Tulum safe at night?

As far as Tulum safety goes, following the same general travel safety measures you’d follow anywhere else in the world, will suffice in Tulum. Though it is one of the top travel destinations in Mexico, Tulum does still feel like a small town, and your safety in Tulum is rarely in question.

There’s no shortage of amazing things to do in Tulum at night, that’s for sure; though it’s common knowledge that you’re less safe when intoxicated. For those drinking and partying responsibly, Tulum is safe at night, so do enjoy the Tulum nightlife — just do so within reason.

💊 Planning to party it up? Pick up these anti-hangover meds, so you don’t regret it in the morning!

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Is Tulum expensive?

This answer depends on where you’re comparing Tulum to; however, by Mexican standards, yes, Tulum is expensive because you can visit other beach towns in Mexico for much less. The good news that traveling to Tulum on a budget is 100% doable — so really, Tulum is as expensive as you make it.

Tulum has everything from budget hostels, like Mayan Monkey and Selina Tulum, to $2,000+ per night beachfront eco-villas at Azulik Tulum and Papaya Playa Project, so there really is room for all travel budgets. Similarly, you can find great Tulum cheap eats and street tacos for 50¢, and also upscale dining.

Where is Tulum, Mexico?

Tulum, is located in Quintana Roo state, in the Yucatan Peninsula. This region of Mexico comprises three states: Yucatan state, Campeche state, and of course, Quintana Roo state, home to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Bacalar Lagoon, Holbox Island, Tulum and more.

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 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.

🚙💨 Discover the 25 Must See Yucatan Peninsula Travel Destinations! These are the places you’ll definitely want to include on your Yucatan road trip or a Tulum day trip.

The Tulum Ruins archeological site, located on Tulum Beach. It is one of several Mayan ruins near Tulum, along with Chichen Itza, Coba and Ek-Balam.
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How to get to Tulum, Mexico?

Wondering how to travel to Tulum? The closest airport is Cancun International Airport (code: CUN), which is great because there’s direct and inexpensive flights to Cancun from nearly all major U.S. cities. The journey from Cancun Airport to Tulum is 75-miles and takes about 1.5 hours.

Head to this article for a complete Cancun to Tulum travel guide, but in short, you have a few options. These include to drive your rental car, take a shared or private shuttle or the ADO bus, Mexico’s largest bus company. Note: There’s no Uber in Tulum!

Cancun to Tulum Airport Shuttle

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Do I need a visa for Mexico?

U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Tulum, Mexico. This is just one of several reasons why Mexico is one of the best first time solo travel destinations — find out all the other reasons in the linked article.

When you arrive in Mexico and go through Immigration, you’ll receive a 180-day FMM tourist card. This is a small piece of paper you need to hold on to, so you can give it back to Immigration 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 ($30USD). 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!

The famous Tulum Follow That Dream sign on Tulum Beach outside the Lolita Lolita shop.
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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-March during the winter holidays and Spring Break.

Located in the tropics, it rains (even pours ☔️) pretty much daily during the peak of the Tulum rainy season, June-September. This is also during Hurricane Season, and being right on the Caribbean Sea, Tulum is susceptible.

Tulum Weather

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.

Tulum Weather Averages

😥 Tulum Travel Tip: Tulum temperatures often feel 5-10°F higher because of humidity. Make sure to pack your reusable Water-To-Go 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!

What do I pack for Tulum glamping?

Tulum, Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, have a tropical climate. As you can see by the Tulum weather chart above, this part of Mexico is hot (and humid 😥) for most of the year, so definitely pack a Water-To-Go Filterable Water Bottle.

Mosquitoes are also an issue, so don’t forget your eco-friendly bug spray and anti-mosquito bracelet. Do your part to practice responsible tourism in Mexico and use only reef-safe sunscreen.

As far as how to dress in Tulum — anything goes — you can dress as casual, or as extra, as you’d like. Head here for some Tulum outfit inspo, if you’re looking for a visual on what to wear in Tulum.

For the Tulum vibe, think flowy, tropical, breathable, cotton, and light-colored clothing; bonus points for anything that doesn’t show sweat! Besides a light cardigan at night, Tulum is the place for sundresses, sun hats, sunglasses and bathing suits.

FREE Printable Packing List for Mexico

Wondering exactly what to pack for Tulum and all of Mexico? Download your printable packing list for Mexico below. 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

Is Tulum worth visiting for glamping?

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-March. The trade off for losing out on some of that enclosed resort comfort is that you’ll fall asleep under the stars to the sounds of nature.

Which Tulum glamping spot caught your eye?

I’d love to hear from you! Share your favorite Tulum glampsite in the comments down below, and if there was anything not covered in this article, don’t hesitate to ask away.

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7 Comments

  1. All of these glamping spots look so dreamy! I really want to get back to Tulum. It definitely suited my vibe. 🙂

  2. Wow! I’m a huge fan of Mexico, but have never been glamping there before. And I’m overdue for a stay in Tulum so definitely saving this as a future resource.

  3. Absolutely love the look of the eco tree houses. And the first one on your list, Serena Tulum looks so magical. What a great list of beautiful places to stay

  4. Oh man I love Tulum! Going to have to do this in lieu of a hotel on my next trip

  5. This is a great guide to glamping in Tulum, thank you for sharing! I wouldn’t know which of these Airbnbs I would choose if I was to visit Tulum!

  6. These are too cool!! My friends and I are hoping to go to Tulum next year – we’ll have to check these out for sure!! So fun!!

  7. Mexico is high on my list and now I know I’ll be staying at one of your recommended options.. problem is I don’t know how to pick! lol They all look so great; love that exotic vibe!