I arrived and was greeted by the proprietor, Jelitza, and her friendly dogs. She showed me to my room: clean, basic, a thatched roof, a decent bed, a fan, mosquito netting a toilet that does not accept paper (this is true of almost everywhere) and a shower that never really got warm. I went into the kitchen and the chef handed me a beer from a cooler told me he would make me chicken and rice for dinner. In the little courtyard - just sand, hammocks, tables and chairs -- I sat down with a group of strangers, started chatting and began to feel the Caribbean work its magic.
This is all I wanted from a place. If you're comfortable with the "Lonely Planet" type of budget travel, where things are casual, some self-sufficiency is expected, and meeting people is part of the pleasure, then My Tulum is perfect. The staff was very helpful and will help you arrange trips, diving, bike rental, massages etc, but there's not a concierge there to handle things immediately. The beach, though not directly visible, is just a few steps down a path. The food was simple but tasty. If you want a view of the sea from your room, a plush bed, a hot shower, air conditioning, high security, an extensive menu, waiters, a concierge, and a sense of exclusivity, then you should stay somewhere else.
My Tulum about half way down Boca Paila (aka the beach road, aka the hotel zone) and a taxi is required to get into town (there's always one going by). Several good bars and restaurants are close and walkable, including Tita Tulum, Heartwood, Casa Jaguar, Ahau and Zebra,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are cute eco cabanas just 20 step to the beach, we have fresh water, electricity 24 hours, all the cabanas have private bathroom,we are pets friendly, our speciality is bbq argentinian style, we open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we have bike for rent, transportation, tours, private events,the owner atend the bussines and great ambience you will feel like home at the beach. ... more less
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- My Tulum Cabanas Hotel Tulum