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El Pez Colibri Boutique Hotel
Ranked #7 of 95 Hotels in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Rosa, California, United States
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3 reviews
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“Exactly What I Wanted”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay and the great staff at El Pez. The trip was a graduation/birthday present for my daughter and there was a very pretty bouquet of flowers waiting for her when we arrived. Thanks Julia!

The Pez has delicious breakfast and dinners and the most excellent guacamole I ever tasted. Every afternoon after being out and about, we either had drinks brought to our cabana or on the beach.

The hotel arranged for a snorkel trip to Dos Ojos cenote (mexidivers were the best) and bikes for us to rent for two days. They also arranged for a driver for a trip to Coba (the driver was very nice and took us to buy souvenirs afterward - do not buy at the ruins - big ripoff). The beach at El Pez is good for sunbathing but for actual swimming, we preferred any beach south of the Tulum ruins.

Tulum itself was beyond my expectations. At every moment we were happy to be there and not in Cancun. The area is so tranquil and laid back. The restaurants were absolutely fantastic. Our favorites: El Tabano (bring good bug spray) and Mateo's, and although we found the boutiques pricey, we thought the whole place very affordable - all of our food, drink and bike charges after 5 nights were quite reasonable. The mosquitoes ate us alive but we can't wait to get back there. :)

Special thanks to Hope Smith from Born to Travel for arranging everything for us. www.born2travel.net

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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ElPezTulum, Manager at El Pez Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
Hi Olivia!
Thank you so much for the review-we really appreciate it! We are glad that we could help make your daughter's birthday/graduation gift so memorable! It was such a pleasure to have you both stay with us and we hope you are able to come back to celebrate many more special occassions in beautiful Tulum!

Take care,

Julia & Michael
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Simple and lovely boutique hotel with friendly staff. I still dream of the wonderful breakfasts. Beach is rocky but gorgeous and sandy beaches are an easy walk away. Hotel is private, much moreso than the other beach hotels in Tulum, and an easy walk to El Tabano and Mateo's our favorite spots!

Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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ElPezTulum, Manager at El Pez Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you had such a great time while staying at El Pez! The breakfasts are waiting for you...we hope you are able to visit us again soon!

Julia & Michael
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

I got married at El Pez on May 27th. I regret that it has taken me so long to write this review. I do not regret having my wedding at El Pez or booking the property for four days of festivities with my friends and family. The El Pez staff exceeded out expectations at every party and with every aspect of our stay. They were responsive to needs and requests. They were accommodating and helpful. They were calm and friendly. The food, cocktails, and party planning were exceptional. We hosted 3 nights of activities at El Pez and each night was perfect! The location and rooms are beautiful and a good value. Our wedding ceremony and reception were flawless. All of out guests left extremely happy and my husband and I feel we could not have picked a better venue. Kudos to the Wedding Planner, Party Planner, Management, and Staff for your great taste, attention to detail, kindness, and care! We will be back and we will whole heartedly recommend you to friends! -Allison Yarne & Will Bossen

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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ElPezTulum, Manager at El Pez Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
Allison & Will,
Your wedding was the first wedding for us as Managers at El Pez and we wanted you both to know how much we enjoyed it & having you all here! You and your friends and family were so much fun and you guys definitely know how to tear up the dance floor! :) We will never forget the exciting thunderstorm during the rehearsal dinner and the amazing fire show in the lobby! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed all three nights of activities and really appreciate you sharing your experience with everyone on TripAdvisor! Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you both again to celebrate many anniversaries to come!

Best Regards,
Julia & Michael
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Oceanside, California
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

What an amazing place! We thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience at the El Pez! From the time we entered the hotel until we left to go home everything was perfect! The rooms overlooked the beach with a beautiful view. We saw tortoises come up on the beach to lay their eggs during the full moon. We were able go snorkeling, swim at the cenotes and lagoons, go kayaking, sightseeing at the Mayan Ruins, and just enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
The staff at the El Pez and the service and food were exceptional! Michael and Julia made this one of the most special vacations we have ever taken.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Manager at El Pez Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 10 July 2012
Bob & Astrid,
Thank you for the sweet review! We are so happy to hear we were able to make it such a special vacation for you & a happy early birthday for Bob! We had a great time with you all too! The turtles laying their eggs was truly an amazing experience & it was so nice to share it with you. Our staff really enjoyed having you as guests as well & were very happy to hear you enjoyed the service & food. We hope you are able to return to Tulum & stay with us again soon!

Take care,
Michael & Julia
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Oceanside, California
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

Our stay at El Pez was amazing! My wife and I loved our room and the spacious outside deck overlooking the waves. There is an onsite restaurant that serves great food and great drinks with great service- (the gold margaritas are a must have) and it includes a large lounge area and plenty of outside-deck seating with tables to enjoy the tranquil beach (day and night). All of the property, including the pool and the beach in front, are very well maintained by the El Pez staff.

We were able to witness a huge turtle (3 or 4 foot diameter) come onto the sand on the property edge during a full moon at midnight to lay its eggs. Close by El Pez are various sights to see, shopping, and restaurants. We were only able to stay five days, but we were able to see a couple of cenotes and lagoons, a salsa bar with great music (we liked the dance stage so much that we want to build one like it on a smaller scale in our backyard), the Tulum Mayan Ruins (only 10 minutes north), see the clearest water ever, and do some shopping in town.

El Pez, Michael and Juila- the managers, and all of the El PEZ staff, the food, the sound of the waves, the breeze, - were all truly amazing! I would highly recommend EL PEZ to anyone wanting to have great service at a great place in a great location-you won't be dissappointed!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Manager at El Pez Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 10 July 2012
Hi Ron!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We are so happy to hear you & Lisa had such a great time & enjoyed your room! Wilberth was also really happy to hear how much you liked his golden margaritas! :) We were thrilled to get to witness the beautiful turtle laying it's eggs with you all-what an amazing experience! That was definitely worth staying up late for. We really hope you can come back to Tulum soon & enjoy more of the Riviera Maya. It was very fun having you here!

Michael & Julia
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

This is the perfect getaway, if that's what you want. If you want to be super active, you can also achieve that goal. El Pez's location is far enough away that if you don't want to go outside of their resort area, you will have everything you want/need at your fingertips. If you want more activities, it's close enough that you don't spend all your time traveling to the other areas. The information booklet in the room was very helpful with it's listing of things to do in the area. But you can't beat the food or the staff at El Pez!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Manager at El Pez Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 8 July 2012
Hi Brenda!
Thank you for sharing your experience! It was fun to reminisce about Oklahoma with you & your hubby! We were so happy to hear you enjoyed the food & the staff so much. We had such a good time with you all too. It was nice to be part of such a special event in your friend's life! Hope to see you again soon!

Julia & Michael
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

Everything was perfect, location, room and service.
We can't wait to be back !!!

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Manager at El Pez Colibri Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, 22 June 2012
Thank you for the super review! :) We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Can't wait to have you back!

Julia & Michael
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Property: El Pez Colibri Boutique Hotel
Address: Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila Km 5.5, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Tulum
#4 Luxury Hotel in Tulum
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Tulum
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — El Pez Colibri Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Pez evokes the feeling of a private villa on the beach, with all the amenities of a small boutique hotel. Featuring six Luxury Cabanas, four Sea Front King Rooms and Two Sea View King Rooms, suitable for solo travelers, couples and families, El Pez is situated at picturesque Turtle Cove, where the Mayan fisherman and pelicans create a visually stunning seascape from the hotel balconies and around the hotel grounds. The setting is both intimate and romantic and a stunning backdrop for weddings, family gatherings & romantic getaways. ... more   less 
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El Pez At Turtle Cove Hotel Tulum
Pez Ocean Palace Tulum

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