18 Feb 2019

The rainy season in Tulum lasts from June to October, with August and September being the rainiest, these two months have the best hotel and airplane rates throughout the year. Bear in mind that when it rains in the Mexican Caribbean, the storm usually passes by as quickly as it arrives, since the wind comes from the ocean and we don’t have any mountains.

If you happen to experience bad weather in Tulum, do not worry, there are still fascinating activities that you would probably miss if it was sunny outside.

Here are some suggestions on what to do if there is bad weather in Tulum.

 

SPA:  Tulum has an extense variety of spas, almost every hotel has their own where you can find all the traditional massages such as Swedish, deep tissue, hot stones etc. As well as exotic chocolate or wine body wraps that will awaken all your senses. Bad weather in Tulum could be the best excuse to pamper yourself without missing out on the sun.

 

TEMAZCAL: The Temazcal is a Mayan sweat lodge. A small group of people are welcomed into a dome shaped stone igloo, the small door is covered with large tree leaves and heavy blankets to keep the heat inside. Being completely in the dark, you will inhale the vapors of medicinal herbs and “copal” incense which allow a true cleansing of the body and mind, accompanied by chanting and Mayan rituals from a “Xaman”.  It is an intense purification ritual which gives you a unique experience to connect with yourself and nature.

 

MOVIE TIME: This is a must if you are having bad weather in Tulum. “Zine” is a private minimalistic, industrial, eco-chic, state of the art home movie theatre concept in the middle of the jungle, and it seats up to 12 guests. You can reserve online and purchase your gourmet lunch or dinner package to be enjoyed during the projection of the movie of your choice. https://zinetulum.com

 

CENOTES: These are Mayan sinkholes enclaved in the jungle, most of them are located inside huge caverns decorated with countless stalagtites and stalagmites formed millions of years ago where you can also discover distinct flora and fauna. The water is usually cold and always pristine, as it comes from rainwater filtering slowly through the lime stone surface.

 

You can snorkel or practice cavern diving if you have the proper certification. Most of the cenotes are privately owned and require an entrance fee, they also provide snorkeling gear for rent. Please take care of these marvelous gifts from nature, by not applying sunscreen or mosquito repellant before entering the water. Check with the hotel’s front desk for more information.

Enjoy Tulum in every kind of weather!

05 Feb 2019

If you’re looking for a fantastic beachfront restaurant in Tulum, Ziggy’s and its magical nights – and delicious dishes – are definitely one of the best options.

Ziggy’s Beach Club not only stays on top of the list of the most appreciated restaurants and beach clubs in Tulum, but charms its guest with its stunning beachfront location. The restaurant is open every day, from 7 AM to after dinner, set amidst palm trees and the crystal-blue ocean as the perfect backdrop. Guests can relax on sunbeds while the staff takes care of their every need in typical Mexican fashion; service and quality of ingredients are top notch.

Comfort is guaranteed in this amazing restaurant in Tulum, and the relaxing natural atmosphere is a definite plus that prompts guests to choose Ziggy’s Beach Club as the best option in the area. According to many customers, what is especially attractive about Ziggy’s Beach Club is the cool vibes exuded by the place and its excellent hospitality, service and food.

As one of the best restaurants in Tulum, Ziggy’s offers delicious dishes and recipes and pioneering cocktails from early morning to late evening. A perfect location to enjoy your breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks and dinner, especially if you love seafood and traditional (but also internationally renowned) drinks in a laidback atmosphere, enhanced by the always excellent service. Feet in the sand dining at its best.

According to Miguel Hidalgo, Ziggy’s chef, the place offers “Mexican cuisine recipes prepared with organic produce grown in the region, seafood from our sea, fresh lobster and meat from northern Mexico. Using fresh ingredients of the highest quality, our innovative techniques and creativity help us deliver an experience of Mexico’s true flavors.”

Breakfast includes delicious smoothies and juices, milkshakes, natural fruit waters and traditional dishes such as seasonal fruit plates, banana oatmeal, rancheros-style eggs, omelets, chia, cocoa and cardamom pudding, mushrooms burritos and so much more.

Choosing Ziggy’s at lunch will give you the chance to taste delicious guacamole, nachos, tacos del comal, aguachiles and ceviches but also burgers – declined in their omnivore, vegetarian and vegan options. And then fish fillets, organic salads, quinoa salads and so much more.

At dinner time, live music from local bands accompanies this fantastic restaurant in Tulum offers several different starters such as shrimp and chipotle mini sopes or jackfruit dumpling, tuna nachos, lionfish tiraditos, many varieties of salad, grilled seafood, meat and vegetables and different options for all kinds of customers.

Discover Ziggy’s. Experience the magic of one of the most appreciated restaurants in Tulum.

05 Feb 2019

Are you wondering where to find the freshest food in Tulum, Mexico? Hotel Cabanas Tulum is home to one of the most appreciated restaurants in the area: Fresco’s!

Fresco’s offers health food options that are easy on the eyes and created to balance your vitamin, protein and carb intake for the wellness for your body. The perfect recipes to enjoy while taking breaks from beach life, white beaches, huge palm trees and the bluest sea you can imagine.

The charm of the Caribbean territory is enhanced by a rich offer in terms of traditional Mexican food made using mainly local, organic ingredients.

At Fresco’s, customers enjoy the most delicious and colorful dishes:

  • Homemade bread with coconut flour, linseed and amaranth
  • Detox waters
  • Fruit bowls
  • Yogurts
  • Matcha pudding
  • Oats and French toasts
  • Pancakes
  • Fried eggs tostadas and asparagus omelets
  • Guacamole with tostones
  • Nopales
  • Sea scallops, shrimps, tunas
  • Tacos and tortillas
  • Salads of all kinds
  • Chevices

And these are just a few of the dishes you will find at the Hotel’s restaurant!

If you want to take a bite of Mexico’s most delicious food, Fresco’s is the place to go. Discover the freshest seafood & healthy food menu that meets the highest standards of quality and taste: natural yogurt, chia pudding & red fruits, parfait of quinoa and apple, yucca and banana pancakes, turkey breast sandwiches, cheese and blackberries toast. Our avocado and egg toast is one of our clients’ favorites!

And there’s more: a day on the beach can be demanding for the body, and you will need to stay hydrated. That’s why Fresco’s on the Beach guarantees the best drinks on the beach, tasty shots created by a fantastic mixology team. Order directly from your beach bed, sit back, relax and wait for the staff to bring you the yummiest cocktails, smoothies and fresh detox waters you have ever tasted.

Are you ready for an unforgettable vacation in Tulum including an authentic “taste” of Mexican tradition?

23 Nov 2018

Are you looking for the best place to spend Christmas in Mexico? Tulum is the answer! This spectacular jewel of blue sea and architectural remains is appreciated worldwide for its intense beauty throughout the whole year, and Christmas has to be included among the best times you can choose for your vacation in the area.

So, if you’re planning to give yourself a break this year and you just want to spend Christmas in one of the most breathtaking locations in the world, choose Tulum and you’ll enjoy the most incredible tropical getaway, the gorgeous Caribbean coastline and amazing temperatures around 75 degrees throughout December.

Tulum is definitely the best place to spend Christmas in Mexico because there is so much you can see, so much you can do, so much you can experience.

 

The best place to spend Christmas in Mexico? Here is what you can do in Tulum!

Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting events you can partake in while you enjoy your Christmas stay in Tulum, Mexico:

  • Las Posadas: this is one of the most appreciated Mexican traditions, and they take place each year around December 12 to 24. It is like a huge Christmas street party with large parades filled with dancing and singing revelers. It is also the perfect occasion to enjoy the amazing products sold by the many vendors positioned along the streets: from beautiful necklaces to delicious street food. A must try are Tamales, atole and various types of ponche.
  • Christmas Eve: Tulum is the best place to spend Christmas in Mexico because its celebrations on December 24 really are magnificent. The festivities begin after the late night mass, at midnight, where visitors from all over the world are welcome – no matter their religion. After mass, the entire city starts buzzing with parties, many restaurants stay open throughout the night and drinks are especially enjoyable. The special drink for Christmas Eve is hot-spiced spirit, or the very Mexican Noche Buena beer. Did you know that Nochebuenas – poinsettias in English, which have become a symbol for Christmas worldwide, are native to Mexico?
  • Christmas Dinner: several restaurants in Tulum will be open for the occasion and, typically, they will offer you some local holiday favorites in addition to the traditional holiday meal.
  • New Year’s Eve: if you are planning to stay in Tulum up until the New Year’s celebrations, remember that this festive night of the year is celebrated much the same in Mexico as it is in the United States, and that means partying all night. The main difference is that you will be surrounded by the spectacular Caribbean panoramas, enjoying your perfect tropical vacations, feet in the sand!

 

Are you ready to spend Christmas in Mexico? The many beauties of Tulum are waiting for you!

09 Mar 2018

Playing golf in Tulum and along the Riviera Maya is a magnificent opportunity to live a real full immersion in one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world, all the while practicing your favorite sport.

The entire Riviera Maya area, currently more renowned than the once worldwide famous Cancun, guarantees a laid-back and fascinating appeal that is perfect for a concentration sport such as golf. And especially because Tulum’s panoramic scenes are just so wonderful, no athlete would ever miss the chance to experience golf in this otherworldly beautiful territory in Mexico.

There are certainly several golf options in the Riviera Maya for golf lovers and what is even better is that they are all unmatched anywhere. Can you imagine what it will feel like to focus on your next move while you walk among some of the most beautiful Mayan sceneries in the world?

And then, after you spend some unforgettable hours golfing and challenging this culturally intense terrain, you will definitely want to dip into a swimming pool or – even better! – the Caribbean sea.

Of course, golf is not a sport that is indigenous of Mexico, and yet in the last years several offers related to this sport have found their place in Tulum and its surroundings. Why? The answer is simple, and we are sure you already know what it is: golf is about intuition but also sensorial beauty, and no place in the world can guarantee that more than the Riviera Maya.

According to Jim Kerr at Worldgolf.com, “Golf in Mexico has traditionally been a passion of the wealthy upper class, played on private courses located near large urban centers such as Mexico City, where the first golf club in the country opened in the suburb of San Pedro de los Pinos in 1905. It took tourism, specifically along the Pacific Coast and Baja Peninsula, to dramatically pick up the pace of course construction during the past 20 years. When Cancun was launched, golf was a natural addition to the east coast as well, although the limestone terrain, marshy landscape, jungle foliage, salt water intrusion, heat and other elements presented challenges that only 20th century technology could feasibly and economically overcome. Indigenous ruins were another sensitive issue. The area is filled with Mayan excavations, burial centers, cenotes, and abandoned population sites. In keeping with Mexican tradition and conservation policies, courses were built around untouched ruins, incorporating the natural surroundings. This often means coatis, lizards and birds have the right-of-way, and their natural habitat of jungle and lagoons are part of the scenery.”

And that’s the point: golf in the Riviera Maya and Tulum is a super-unique experience. Not only you will find several professional terrains and courses, but in each and every one of them you won’t fail to notice the perfect synergy between “man-made” constructions and natural resources. Respecting the environment is considered especially important in Tulum, and the complete fusion with the natural resources of the area is what makes this Mexican territory one of the most preferred by golf lovers from every corner of the world.

Plus, it has to be said that playing golf in the Riviera Maya also means getting in touch with magnificent golf courses designed by famous, seasoned professionals such as Robert Trent Jones II, Greg Norman, Tom Fazio and Robert Von Hagge. They all have taken up the challenge of giving birth to spectacular, unforgettable and unique golf course by respecting two “simple” conditions. The first one: designing a terrain that can be enjoyed both by professionals and simple golf lovers. The second one: keep the environment in its pristine conditions.

Are you ready to start? Contact us now to find out more about golf courses in Tulum!

09 Mar 2018

Are you wondering if, for your holiday in Tulum, you should stay at the beach or in town? Look no further: we can give you the best insights to make up your mind.

What is necessary to say is that the Tulum area is magnificent throughout, and that the relative closeness of the most beautiful sights in the territory will allow you to move around comfortably, no matter where you will decide to stay.

That said, why not experience your vacation by staying at the best hotel in Tulum?

The Beach Tulum Hotel will give you the chance to pick from 28 different beachfront rooms, all with fabulous amenities and all characterized by an eco-friendly and upscale style. Our hotel is perfect not only as your headquarters to easily reach the most intriguing sites in the area but also as the accommodation for your vacation and or honeymoon.

By staying at The Beach Tulum Hotel you will have at your complete disposal all the luxury services you deserve but also a unique beachfront accommodation, right on the sandy beach of one of the most beautiful areas in Mexico. We have designed our hotel like a small upscale boutique for each and every one of our guests, but also as a starting point for many activities, tours and attractions throughout the area. By choosing The Beach Tulum Hotel for your stay in Tulum, you will basically experience the environmental majesty of the place by living directly in the Riviera Maya, a real natural wonder with its more than 70 miles of sandy beaches facing the deep blue Mexican Caribbean sea.

Water activities, visits to archaeological sites appreciated worldwide and specific tours in the surroundings are easy, comfortable and practical from our hotel!

Tulum, in terms of town, is mainly a touristic place where you can buy some beautiful souvenirs and eat something in one of the several restaurants: that’s why basically everyone prefers an accommodation directly located on the beach, opting to go to town just every now and then. The city is safe and typical, yet what is absolutely stunning in the area is its natural resources.

All in all, both in town and on the beach you will experience the comfort and tranquility of a quiet, peaceful and serene type of holiday: just perfect if you need to leave the stress of your everyday running behind your back, at least for a little while.

In conclusion, our suggestion is to definitely opt for the beach when it comes to your primary accommodation, and to comfortably visit town whenever you feel like it.

Happy holidays!

 

09 Mar 2018

The best place to stay in Mexico for couples, but also for families and single travellers is definitely Tulum – one of the most fascinating and seducing places in the world. Tulum is not only worldwide famous for its amazing Mayan ruins, but also for its breathtaking shores, incredibly blue sea and spectacular sandy beaches.

If you’re looking for the best place to stay in Mexico, Tulum is the perfect choice especially if you want to try snorkeling at one of the several cenotes – the famous subterranean swimming holes in the area – or enjoy a canal trip through the mesmerizing Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

There are many things that you can do during your vacation in Tulum and that’s the reason why this territory is listed as one of best places to stay in Mexico. El Gran Cenote, for example, is definitely a place that shouldn’t be missed: considered sacred waters by the Mayans, this cenote is possibly one of the most beautiful places in the world for swimming and diving, for snorkeling and observing fascinating natural wonders such as geological features, stalagmites, stalactites. Just imagine diving there with your loved one! Isn’t it a wonderful reverie?

El Gran Cenote is located only 20 miles outside of Tulum and our suggestion is to arrive early, in order to fully experience the magical atmosphere of this unforgettable place.

The Tulum ruins are also another sight that makes this area the best place to stay in Mexico. They are, in fact, the source of Tulum’s popularity because they represent one of the most famous Mayan archaeological sites along the well-known Riviera Maya. The ruins sit on a patch of rocky coastline not far away from Tulum’s downtown and include several temples and castles from the pre-Colombian Mayans. If you’re planning your holiday in Tulum, this is certainly one of the places you want to visit before you leave.

And again, if you love archaeology, you won’t miss the chance to visit the just as famous Cobá Ruins, located about 30 miles inland from Tulum and considered among some of the most interesting Mayan ruins in the country. The area offers an authentic glimpse of this ancient population and its fascinating traditions, and will immediately give you a feeling of complete authenticity and realism. You will love the Grand Pyramid, the top attraction of this site, with its accessible top via a daunting climb-up of about 120 steps. That’s why you don’t have to forget your trekking shoes if you’re planning a visit to Cobá Ruins!

Finally, a special mention goes to Sian Ka’an, one of the best biosphere reserves in the world and definitely in the first positions of the sights that make Tulum the best place to stay in Mexico. This area, one of the largest in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage Site covers more than 650 thousand acres of coastal jungle and about 20% of the state of Quintana Roo’s land. Can you imagine? It’s like heaven on Earth!

By visiting Sian Ka’an you will have the chance to immerse yourself in what is still consider pure, virgin wilderness. The place is also home and sanctuary to countless species of tropical flora and fauna: the jaguar is only one of the many protected species living here, but you will also observe dolphins and, if you’re especially lucky, even spot some majestic manatees. Needless to say, Sian Ka’an is also famous for its coral reef that runs the length of the area: everything is vital and lively here, both above and underwater.

Book now your room at our hotel and fully enjoy Tulum, the best place to stay in Mexico for couples, families or single travellers.

We’ll be waiting for you.

 

20 Oct 2017

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Mexico is an ideal place for a relaxant vacation as for party and the fun.

CarnivalThe Carnival takes place the week before Ash Wednesday (dates vary from year to year). The dates for Carnival 2013 are right around the same time as Valentine’s Day this year with activities between the date range of February15th to 21st.

One month before the Carnival’s days, the Queen of the carnival is elected, and from that moment Mexicans begin the preparations. The people start to embellishing the roads and making suits of every kind… And than the Mexican Carnival arrive!An explosion of lights, colors and music complete this country full of culture and traditions. Bands of all kinds play the infectious rhythms of Mexico.

The Mexico Carnival (or carnival in Spanish) is celebrated exuberantly with parades, floats, costumes, music and dancing in the streets. The roads are filled of magic, people are friendly and they all joking and singing together, laughing and dressing by garish and vivacious colors, toasting and celebrating the “Mexico Carnaval”!

Fireworks illuminate the sky of the Mexico creating even more a magic atmosphere! Delicious sweets of honey, cakes and typical foods of Mexico are on stands along the roads. So, is an amazing party, one of those parties that during the year make people fell good, happy and alive! Though celebrations vary by destination; the biggest Mexico Carnivals usually begin with the “Quema del Mal Humor”, or “Burning of ill humor” as a symbol of happiness and carefree during these days.

Carnival Playa del CarmenThe biggest Carnival Mexico celebrations and the largest “fiestas” take place in Veracruz, Cozumel and Mazatlan, but other celebrations take place throughout the country.

GET READY FOR THE MEXICO CARNIVAL 2013

Here below some suggestions and travel tips for the biggest Carnival spots in Mexico!

VERACRUZ CARNIVAL

Colorful and lively, Veracruz lies on Mexico’s East Coast. Distinguished by its zest for life that is evident in dancing couples, music, and exuberant street activity, Veracruz is filled of happy people during the Carnival season, when many tourists and Mexican nationals flock to the city to join the fiesta!

No other parade or Carnival comes close to what the historic Port of Veracruz Mexico has done every year since 1923. Visitors pack the streets and Veracruz hotels, those without rooms live out of their cars… but are not your case….Reserve the Hotel in Veracruz and enjoy the Party!

MAZATLAN CARNIVAL

Mazatlan, located in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, is now one of the major Mexico tourist destinations!

The Mazatlan Carnival began over 100 years ago becoming now in one of the world’s largest celebrations during the year, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists. Mazatlan is a marvelous Mexico destination full of nature, culture, splendid beaches! Mazatlan hotels and resorts has all the comfort for spend unforgettable Mexico vacations. Enjoy the Mazatlan’s Carnival, the most beautiful and happy party of the year!

COZUMEL CARNIVAL

It’s one of Mexico’s top scuba diving vacation destinations in Mexico, but is also home to one of the most popular Carnival celebrations in the Mexican Caribbean. It happens at the peak of high season when the weather is at its finest. As always it’s a delight to see the magnificent costumes, dancing and fun during the parades of Cozumel. From the room of your Cozumel Hotel you will heard a mixture of calypso, reggae, flamingo and pop music, each distinct but blending into a cultural mix like the people of Cozumel.

Children are a big part of the celebration, so if you are looking for a Mexico Family vacation, that’s the destination you were looking for.
Don’t miss Carnival 2013 during your next Mexico vacation! The Staff of our Tulum Hotel will be glad assist you in organizing everything.

20 Oct 2017
Jazz

The Riviera Maya is best known for gorgeous white sand beaches, wonderful snorkeling and diving, Mayan ruins, and a wide variety of exciting activities. In November, there is yet another reason for visiting this tropical paradise and it’s called the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival.

Past jazz festivals have been enjoyed by 50,000 lucky people who were entertained by the music of Sergio Mendes, Al Jarreau, Herbie Hancock, and other talented artists.

Jazz Riviera Maya

This year, lucky folks staying at Tulum hotels from November 25th to November 28th will have the chance to listen to wonderful music by Al Di Meola, George Duke, The Manhattan Transfer, and other jazz greats.

JazzThe party happens just outside of beautiful Playa del Carmen, a Riviera Maya hotspot just an hour’s drive north from the quiet, lovely beaches at Tulum. The music and fun atmosphere of the jazz festival will make a great day trip from the Tulum area whether you happen to be enjoying a honeymoon at an exclusive boutique Tulum Hotel, or just vacationing in the area to relax and take in the soothing sites and sounds of this tropical paradise.

This world class jazz festival makes a fitting end to an afternoon of relaxation on the beach or an exciting day of trips to majestic ruins like Coba and Chichen Itza.

Book your stay for the jazz festival now at The Beach Tulum Hotel!

20 Oct 2017

While each year Tulum Beach grows in popularity, the area still boasts wildly beautiful, unspoiled jungle and beaches, with many Tulum hotels doing their best to preserve the area’s natural resources. Along the Riviera Maya coast, however, touristic development has unavoidably caused displacement of local species, including spider monkeys.

Fortunately, there is The Jungle Place, a spider monkey conservancy located in the jungle between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, near a small town called Chemuyil. This sanctuary, started by ex-pats who retired to the area in 1999 looking for a quiet life, provides shelter and care for over 50 spider monkeys, most of which are the products of illegal pet traders who sell them to “owners” who are uneducated about the needs of such wild animals and find they do not make good pets. Thereafter, the monkeys are mistreated, malnourished, and kept chained in deplorable conditions. The Jungle Place founders indicate there are hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of spider monkeys in the area living such sad and unnatural lives.

The Jungle Place offers orphaned spider monkeys (most of whom never learned how to live in the wild) the best possible life available to them in their natural habitat, as well as proper nutrition, expert medical care, and individualized attention, care, and love.

To fund this project, The Jungle Place relies on donations and also offers limited, by-reservation-only tours of the sanctuary, with strict rules to ensure the monkeys’ safety and well-being. The sanctuary is not open to the general public and does not allow walk-in or drop by visits.

Gallery photos of visitors to The Jungle Place show that the human emotional experience of interacting with these lively animals is an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Beach Tulum hotel visitors can support this project by reserving their tours in advance by contacting:

The Beach Tulum hotel organize, for GUESTS only, day trip to The Jungle Spider Monkey Sanctuary.
info@thebeach-tulum.com
Email: concierge@thebeach-tulum.com