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“Best sleep I have had in years”
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Zamas
Ranked #22 of 96 Hotels in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
waterloo
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
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“Best sleep I have had in years”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

My husband and I started our vacation at zamas by spending 4 blissful days in a cabana on the jungle side. It was more like a small cottage. A huge bathroom, sitting area and lots of space. The pictures on the website do not do it justice.

We loved the low key vibe, quietness, and peace. There was no pressure from staff for anything. We kept to ourselves, went up and down beach row, visited many different places and early to bed. It was the first time in years I slept the entire night through without dreaming. Loved it.

I wont repeat as many of the reports comment on the wifi, restaurant and nice staff. I agree.
Tips:
You can bring a collapsible cooler for beer or other drinks. About 5 minutes from the hotel there is a little store that sells ice and what ever you need.
Sunscreen is outrageous in price. Brings a lot.
Bugspray is a must. I got many bites even though I did use it.

Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Great place to visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Decatur
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Our stay was amazing. We stayed on the beach in a cabana. The room was small but perfect for the two of us.
The only issue that I had was the evening hours, there was lots of traffic, head lights, music and noise. When sitting on the beach trying to enjoy the sky and peacefulness it's not possible before 10-11pm. But, I would stay at Zamas again for sure. I love how they care about the environment and have such respect for the beach and land. Hats off! The staff was awesome and very helpful.
Thanks for an amazing vacation!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

My stay at Zamas was beautiful, clean, easy going, and friendly. I honestly can't say enough about this place. The location is terrific and the oceanfront cabanas are more than worth the price. Hammocks on your porch and 50 feet between you and the coastline! The hotel restaurant serves excellent food and drinks, complete with ocean views. However, the best part of Zamas is the staff. I really enjoyed getting to know them over the course of 5 days. They're full of great advice for things to do and very patient with my almost non-existent Spanish. At Zamas, time slows down in the best possible way.

Wi fi not available in the room, but accessible in the reception/restaurant area. It worked well enough for vacation purposes (Instagramming, email, texting, Twitter, Google Maps, Google Translate).

Also, the mojitos are amazing...just sayin'.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Boulder, CO
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Zamas was a little piece of paradise for our family in our recent Spring-Break trip in March 2014. We stayed in a two-queen-bed cabana across the 1 1/2 lane road from the restaurant and beach, right next to the dive shop. The view from the cabana porch was gorgeous. Every morning we awoke to the songs of birds and the sound of the waves, the morning light playing on the (pretty but unnecessary) mosquito netting around our bed.
The restaurant was our home base for meals, always delicious with good service. We trusted the safety and quality of the food, and we were glad that we were able to venture out to other places and not feel limited to just eat one place. Nonetheless, we kept coming back. Loved loved loved the Gambol Pil-Pil. OMG. My 12 year old daughter fell in love with shrimp on the trip, and consumed her weight in Watermelon Agua Fresca. We had just enough Wi-Fi at the restaurant to check out emails and post a picture or two of our trip on Facebook.
The private beach was very nice by most standards. Secluded, a little rocky on the edges, but fun for playing in the waves. It only suffers in comparison because a couple of km away there is a world-class beach. We enjoyed both. The beach at Zamas had fewer people, a bit more shade, a more relaxing scene. But the other beach was powdered-sugar perfection, and dazzling sun, that went on for miles and miles. We spent time on both and each had their charms.
We liked the music scene at night at the restaurant -- just a bit of laid-back entertainment, not the whole falderal of Disney-type production at a big resort. Just a nice way to pass the time, with a drink, watching the waves, enjoying the moonlight. When we were ready for bed (we are not night-owls), it was nice to be able to get away from the music by going to our cabana. We could hear it faintly, but it was in no way a disturbance to our dreams...

Room Tip: The second floor cabanas across the street are perfect for a small family and only a two-minute walk...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Pacifica, California
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Zamas was the perfect fit for us! An amazing balance of sustainability, beauty, and comfort. Our cabana was spacious and beautiful (Jungle Cabana) with a huge terrace complete with lounging chairs and hammocks. The resident dive shop (Mexi Divers) and restaurant were both perfect compliments to the hotel. We spent many hours on the deck of the restaurant chatting with the friendly staff, drinking margaritas and micheladas and just soaking in the amazing view!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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West Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I have been to Zamas many times, and recently took a friend and my two sons, 5 and 8. We had a ball! We stayed in a wonderful jungle cabana and loved it. The cabana had plenty of room for all of us, a huge bathroom, and a cool deck area where we could lounge in hammocks and watch the boys climb coconut trees and rocks by the ocean - just beautiful! The staff of the hotel and restaurant couldn't be nicer or more helpful. We kept saying we would eat in other places, but we kept returning to Que Fresco because the food is delicious and the atmosphere can't be beat - tables on the beach, live music, fun games, great food and drinks. Any excursion we were interested in, Zamas staff had all of the information we needed to pull it off. Zamas is so centrally located for so many resources and great activities - beautiful beaches, cenotes everywhere, a variety of ruins, all you need in town,and tons of restaurants in walking distance (if you can tear yourself away from Que Fresco!), We had such a beautiful, fun, relaxing stay. We can't wait to return!

Room Tip: We toured many of the rooms during our stay, and I can safely say, we would have been happy in any o...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We needed a break from the long winter and chose April to steal away to mexico with our two boys age 13 and 11. We were interested in a more "natural" environment without roughing it too much and this was the perfect retreat. We selected the top ocean view family Apartment on the jungle side so the music would not keep us awake at night and it was perfect. Lulled to sleep every night by ocean breeze after enjoying fresh food and great days of snorkeling in the Cenotes. We rented a car which was best after trying to cycle to several places, we realized that we needed a better form of transportation. We LOVED the staff and the food at Zamas...My husband and I could enjoy our morning coffee while the boys explored the beaches and climbed the rocks. Highly recommend this location and hotel. We took a fishing trip with some success and visited the ruins. Great getaway.

Room Tip: Oceanside are terrific but music can be loud in the evening if you go to bed early..May not be a goo...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Zamas
Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 5 | Zona Hotelera, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Tulum
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Tulum
#29 Romantic Hotel in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Zamas 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ZAMAS is a boutique beach hotel situated on a strip of the Caribbean coast in Tulum. Inviting accommodations reflect a locally-inspired, organic architecture. Thatch roofs, stucco walls in beach-worn hues, and vibrant decor exude tropical warmth. Since it opened in December 1993 ZAMAS, with its hip beachfront style, has enjoyed an eclectic and international clientele of honeymooners, fashion professionals, artists, families, techies, and everyone in between. It is a quintessential hangout, mixing colorful urban roots with laid back local vibes and jungle ambience. Come experience the Tulum we know- delightfully laid back and naturally beautiful. Welcome to ZAMAS. ... more   less 
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