We stayed at Piedra Escondida with a small group in early May. The front desk staff was very kind at check in. We felt well taken care of for our entire stay. The small beach is breathtakingly beautiful and feels very secluded. We stayed in room #1 which had a beautiful view. All rooms have hammocks and Adirondack chairs so that you can relax and enjoy the scenery. The beach also had comfortable padded chairs, hammocks and plenty of available shade. Our room at Piedra Escondida included WIFI, parking and daily breakfast which was excellent. The housekeeping staff was top notch. Our room was cleaned to perfection each day and the fresh flowers and cleverly folded towels made me smile.
The location is fantastic. It is easy to walk to nearby shops, restaurants and bars. Taxi’s and bicycle rentals are also easily available on the road behind the hotel. There is a large supermarket within a very short drive and the town of Tulum, the ruins and many fabulous cenotes are also an easy drive from Piedra Escondida.
While I loved our stay at Piedra Escondida the hotel is off the grid. Room furnishings and linens were all comfortable but basic. There was no air conditioning and in May it was hot. Our room included 1 standing fan, the breeze from which did not penetrate the mosquito netting so we wore mosquito spray to sleep each night and slept with all windows wide open. There are a lot of mosquitos in this part of Mexico and with a thatched roof and gaps around the doors and windows there are plenty of ways for them to get into your room at night. The hotel also had salt water showers. Showering in salt water did not leave me feeling fully clean; on the other hand my skin and hair have never been softer and I had no need for moisturizer. We were provided with a one liter bottle of fresh water each day and the ability to refill it ourselves as needed.
I would definitely return to Piedra Escondida but would try to go during the cooler winter months and maybe invest in a camp shower and a few 5 gallon bottles of fresh water for the final rinse; in the grand scheme of things that would have been a worthwhile use of $10.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Piedra Escondida is a small enchanting hotel located on a stunningly secluded beach in Tulum that offers its guests charming simplicity and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. There are 9 rooms decorated with local handicrafts and regional furniture all along with their private sitting area and hammock. Wi-Fi is available at no additional cost throughout the hotel. As we are dedicated to living in harmony with the surrounding area we use solar and wind energy.Air conditioning is now available during the night hours. Our cozy restaurant with a Caribbean familiar ambiance and a magnificent on-beach terrace brings to life the wonderful authentic flavors of Italy with traditional Mexican cuisine and fresh Caribbean seafood. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Piedra Escondida Tulum
- Piedra Escondida Hotel Tulum