Be Tulum is a boutique hotel on the sun-drenched shores of the Mayan Riviera.
Be Tulum is a boutique hotel on the sun-drenched shores of the Mayan Riviera. Small and intimate with personalised service, it has huge windows and leafy grounds which lend the place a real tropical feel. It’s for adults only, guaranteeing a truly relaxed environment.
10km south of the famous clifftop ruins of Tulum and just steps away from the vibrant turquoise ocean, this is the perfect secluded getaway and yet still less than two hours' drive from Cancun airport. The beautiful biosphere reserve of Sian Ka’an is very close by and makes for an idyllic day's exploration by bike, provided free for guests.
Although the accommodation is contemporary in style, a preponderance of natural materials such as thatched palapa roofs, wooden floors and sandstone walls help retain an authentic Mexican feel. The 20 dreamy, unfussy suites are very spacious and each has a private balcony with a screened open-air shower and either a private splash pool or Jacuzzi. The rooms are well-equipped with nice little up-to-date touches such as iPod docking stations. There is also a swimming pool and low-key bar and restaurant serving fresh seafood dishes throughout the day and a generously sized breakfast served al fresco in front of the ocean each morning.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Whale watching in San Jose Del CaboCS, Epsom
"Mayan sites were really fantastic. Teotihuacan was excellent and Mildred was a very good guide. She enhanced the day."SP, London
Highlights?: Tours of Mexico City & Chichen Itza, followed by our stay at Tulum.ER, Surbiton
Highlights 1. Cenotes at Cuzamá - horse drawn cart through countryside to reach them 2. Celestun - flamingoes, lobster and ceviche on the beach 3. Uxmal Ruins- less people than Chichen and no vendors everywhere 4. Tulum Sian Biosphere - walk through Muyil ruins to reach biosphere route to the boat which you hire to cross the lagoon to the the Lazy River floating through the lagoon in natural water currents - stunning...5. Food everywhere we went was amazing; Kind Mexican people esp the Mayans; clean loos (didn't expect it but was often surprised by how clean they were) 6. Hire car gave great flexibility - easy driving and no problems at all.VRR, Sittingbourne
It was all great - a great combination of fascinating historical sites followed by some glorious days at the beach. Normally I arrange my trips myself, I don' t go through a company; and normally I wouldn't use a guide. But the Mayan culture is so unknown to me and the ruins so fascinating that it was very illuminating to have a guide to explain things. As I said, having Davide around was more like having a local chum than a guide. Loved the Hobbitland cottages at Chichen Itsa; loved being in Merida at Christmas time; loved Campeche and the Edzna ruins; loved getting to know all about the Mayan culture; and loved the totally glorious beach (though rocky) at Playa del Carmen.LM, London
Most Memorable Moment?: The awesome encounter with a grey whale mother and calf.WS, London
Highlight: The Visit to Chichen ItzaJL, London
Most memorable experiences: "Visiting our parents' house in Lomas de Chapultepec. Francisco persuaded the owners that we were genuine, which was quite an achievement. In sightseeing terms it is difficult to compare, for instance, the domestic and artistic life of Frieda Kahlo with the pyramids of Teotihuacan! We chose to go to all the places on our itinerary and all of them were memorable. Perhaps Monte Alban was the most mind blowing because I had no particular expectations of it, unlike Chichen Itza of which I had seen many pictures."HG, Sherborne
"Many highlights: The views at Uxmal. Waking up with a view of the observatory at Chichen Itza from our hotel bed. The excellent guides. The friendliness of the staff (and impromptu language lessons) at Petit Lafitte."TR, Farnham
Most memorable aspect: “All the visits to temples and pyramids. With very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant guidesJB Wandsworth
My sister summed it up by saying that there was nothing that she would have changed, the holiday was perfect. Mexico was a delight, we had never been before, the people sincerely friendly and helpful, the service as great but everything exceeded expectations. My sister and the children thought that the cenotes were amazing as they were such a surprise but we loved it all.RN, Ascot
There were many highlights: the beautiful beach on our first morning in Cancun, the boat ride among the flamingos at Celestun, the sight of the Magicians Pyramid at Uxmal and the climb up the Great Pyramid there..We loved the city of Merida, and having a Sunday at leisure there was very well planned by Sophie. We walked the Paseo de Montejo, open only to bikes and pedestrians, visited the Museum of Anthropology, then had a late lunch in Santa Lucia park watching the locals dancing. Later we watched them again in the evening dancing opposite the Cathedral in Plaza Mayor. Great fun, we loved it all. We also has a fantastic visit to Ek Balam on our way to Tulum, which was one on our Mayan Archeological highlights. (So glad we didn't just drop in en route from Cancun to Merida). Tulum was lovely and the transfer to Isla Mujeres by the hotel is complimentary Catamaran service was fantastic.AF, Merriot
Highlights?: Hacienda Ticum and UxmalJS, Nantwich
Most memorable experience? “It's impossible to pick any individual aspect; but a number of experiences stood out: the visit to the "voodoo" church at St Juan Chamula (extraordinary and unexpected), the visit to the shrine of the Madonna of Guadalupe on the way to Teotihuacan in Mexico City (similar, and helped understand Mexican history), Palenque (the most beautiful and atmospheric of the pre-hispanic sites), and swimming in the three cenotes at Cuzama near Merida, which we arranged ourselves.AR, Gospel Oak
Highlights: Palenque site. The beach at TulumJB, Leatherhead
"Most memorable aspects were all the archaeological sites, which we enjoyed immensely. On the whole, we found local people very kind and helpful."DC, Nottingham
Most Memorable Moment?: Lots of highlights but probably street food and archaeology in Mexico City, fiestas in Oaxaca, Hotel Esencia, cenotes and hacienda trip in Merida (and the hotel). We also found a great restaurant in SAN Christobal.KE, London
We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the holiday but were particularly impressed with the accommodation at the Hacienda VIP and the excursion to Uxmal and Kabah.SS, Liverpool
Most memorable experiences: "The Archeological sites, the friendly guides and amazing beach in Tulum."LS, Ruislip
All of the tour guide experiences were memorable and we loved Mexico city. There was so much to see and do in such a short week. I would love to do it again, but over a two week period and over the winter months.JR, Castle Douglas
Specific memorable event: Having climbed up the large pyramid at the Mayan site, within the Calakmul biospere, not only did we love the impressive view across the tree canopy, but we were greeted by the amazing sound of 3 groups of howler monkeys calling to each other across the tree tops. The birdlife there was also wondeful to see. Overall memorable part: the Mexican people - genuinely friendly, helpful and patient.LG, St Albans
Highlight?: Calakmul, its a long journey to get there ( 2 hours from Xpujil alone ) so plenty of anticipation, not busy and complete freedom to walk around as opposed to other sites. Did actually see some monkeys in the trees too.DB, Teddington
A trip into the Sian Kaan biosphere with a community based tour company was a beautiful way to celebrate a 14th birthday for one of our girls.</p>CL, Stafford
Highlights?: The serenity at Uxmal and the delightful city of OaxacaMF, London
Our experience of travel in Mexico with Journey Latin America has been excellentSB Harrow
I loved the mexico city walking tour - really felt part of the city. Great restaurant recommendations too! Also loved everything about San cristobel!MK, London
It is very difficult as pretty well everything was memorable, but if I have to pick something, then the boat trip along the river to Yaxchilan takes some beating. Weather, scenery, wildlife, excitement of a fast boat, and the archaeological surprises at the end ….RB, Eastleigh
We had a lovely day at the waterfalls and coffee plantation when in Huatulco. We also did a tour of the bays which included snorkelling which was very enjoyable. We enjoyed the variety of culture mixed with the beach. All places visited made their mark. Mexico City very busy but worth seeing, Puebla lovely city with traditional crafts and culture. Oaxaca - town great place with lots of activity and music and Huatulco - enjoyed the local town La Crucecita for eating out.PT, Arundel
"All of it was great so hard to pick out one thing. We had a lovely mix of ancient sites, modern art, great museums and time to relax. The Day of the Dead celebrations were the main reason for travelling to Mexico in Oct/Nov and, thanks to our guide, they fully met our expectations."FA, Edinburgh
Most memorable aspect: “The view from Monte Alban across Oaxaca and the valleys around. Eating in Cafe Tacuba in Mexico City with a troop of troubadours playing would come a close second, followed by the flight to Huatulco when we flew all along the coast before landing, courtesy of a local businessman who was playing host to an American novelist. Xochimilco was also memorable and fun.JB, Dublin
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