Tulum has an abundance of incredible accommodation options. With its pristine beaches and temperament weather all year round, it’s no wonder why tourists flock to this lush, bohemian coastal town. Since tourism has increased a lot in the past years, Tulum has become more and more developed. This means your accommodation options aren’t limited to hotels, resorts, and beach clubs anymore. In fact, a lot of Airbnb properties are taking over the Tulum vacation rental scene.
With plenty of varieties to choose from, selecting an Airbnb accommodation may get pretty overwhelming now. To help you with that, we listed down 7 of the best Airbnbs in Tulum. We referred to numerous travel blogs and compared countless Airbnb guest reviews to come up with this list. We only included Tulum Airbnbs that have at least 4.8-star ratings to make sure we give you the best options. All the properties listed are also run by Airbnb superhosts. This means all these accommodations have established track records and high customer ratings.
A Quick Summary of the Best Tulum Vacation Rentals
To give you an overview, here’s a lowdown of the best Tulum Airbnbs for every type of traveler.
|Airbnb Property||Why We Love It|
|For everyone||La Casa Blanca Tulum||Best Overall|
|For adventurers and nature lovers||Jungle Eco Tree House||Unique Experience|
|For large groups of friends or family||Villa LaGú||Premium Choice|
|For beachgoers||Casa de las Palmas||Luxury Beachfront|
But before we dive into the detailed reviews of each hotel, here are a few things to consider that might be helpful when selecting the perfect Tulum Airbnb.
A Guide on Choosing the Right Airbnb in Tulum, Mexico
Type of Property
Do you want a private villa, a shared space, or an entire apartment? Perhaps you want to experience sleeping in a tent or a treehouse. Once you decide on what you want, you can filter your search on Airbnb to only list the kinds of accommodation you prefer.
It is important to know where in Tulum your Airbnb is. Tulum’s unique layout is quite tricky and is roughly divided into three parts: Tulum Beach, Tulum Town, and Aldea Zama. You may want to read this short guide first to understand the differences and the pros and cons of each area. If you plan to stay near the beach, always check the map at the bottom of your preferred Airbnb listing. For marketing purposes, some Airbnb hosts claim that their place is near the beach. But proximity is subjective, so in this case, it’s better to rely on the map or other guests’ reviews.
Decide what your non-negotiables are. It’ll be helpful to have a checklist of what you want in an Airbnb. This may include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, parking, or a swimming pool. Then go back to the property’s page and check if you see these amenities on the listing.
The 7 Best Airbnbs in Tulum
1. La Casa Blanca Tulum – The Best Airbnb in Tulum
Located in a quiet neighborhood populated by expats and tourists, La Casa Blanca is just east of downtown Tulum. Its convenient location makes it a great base while you explore Tulum, as it’s close to both the Beach and the town center. If you want to go to the beach, this spacious apartment is only a 5-minute ride away from Tulum’s famous white sand beaches. Several restaurants and supermarkets are also within walking distance.
La Casa Blanca, which means “The White House”, is a lovely guest house with gleaming white walls decorated with colorful accents to make it feel cozy. Plenty of natural light comes in from the house’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors.
The house can sleep 2 guests. It has a sleek bedroom with a California king bed and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower. There is a kitchen equipped with everything you need to prepare a home-cooked meal, including a dining table and an espresso machine. La Casa Blanca also features a comfortable living room with a large sofa and a projector screen, a laundry room with a washer/dryer, a front yard, a backyard with a private plunge pool, and an outdoor common area with a hammock surrounded by palm trees. Other amenities include Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
2. Jungle Eco Tree House – Unique Experience
Get closer to nature with this rare Airbnb hideout. The Jungle Eco Tree House, which has 2 cenotes nearby, is a unique find. If you’re planning to get off the grid for a little while, then this is the place to be! It has no air conditioning or Wi-Fi to allow you to revel in nature’s wonders. Don’t worry about the heat, though. They have a high-speed fan to keep you cool and all the other comfort glamping has to offer: a king-size bed for two, a private bathroom, and a terrace with a little breakfast table and a hanging chair. In the evenings, this ecological dome offers scenic views of the stars and the night sky. The private tree house sits on a terrace on the edge of the Mayan jungle. They provide free breakfast and complimentary use of their bikes.
3. Luxury Jungle Masterpiece-Villa LaGú – Premium Choice
If you’re visiting Tulum with a large group and want your vacation to be extravagant, Villa LaGú is an excellent choice. With 5,758 square feet of space, this two-level luxury jungle masterpiece can house up to 14 people. It has 5 bedrooms, 8 beds, 5 and a half bathrooms, a full kitchen, a stylish living room, and a spacious outdoor area.
All the bedrooms have king-size beds, each with en suite bathrooms. Some even have balconies. The living room has huge floor-to-ceiling windows that let a lot of natural light in. The outdoor space has a swimming pool with day beds, a rain shower, and a garden area.
This designer residence is in the middle of Tulum. It is close to Villa Holistika yoga retreat center and to Gypsea Market that sells organic food. It’s about 6.5 km from the beach and about 3 km from the nearest cenote.
4. Jungle Penthouse Overlooking Mayan Ruins
This gorgeous jungle penthouse provides stunning views of the ruins and Tulum National Park. The condo is in the middle of the lush jungle and is within walking distance of downtown Tulum. It is also only a 10-minute bike ride to the beach.
This custom-designed penthouse is ideal for small groups or families. It can accommodate 6 guests with 2 bedrooms, 4 king-size beds with hotel-quality mattresses and linens, 2 en suite bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a spacious living/dining room. The balcony offers an incredible view of the Mayan jungle and access to shared amenities. These fantastic amenities include a gym, a hot tub, a 25-meter pool, a yoga area, and even an outdoor cinema!
5. Secret Oasis with a Tranquil Pool in Central Tulum – Right in the Heart of Downtown Tulum
This secret oasis is a perfect getaway for couples and solo travelers. Its laid-back atmosphere features a cozy interior with macrame and wood decors that add local flavor to the vibe. This homey private space is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Tulum.
This Tulum Airbnb Plus apartment can sleep 3 guests. It has one bedroom with a king-size bed, a sofa which can be turned into a single bed, and an en-suite bathroom. You can access the kitchen and dining area through the sliding doors. The kitchenette is equipped with a microwave, a coffeemaker, and a fridge. The dining area has enormous windows that let plenty of natural light in.
This condo unit is on the ground floor, so you’ll have a small outdoor area with a hammock and easy access to the shared swimming pool. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, and a travel crib.
6. Poolside Zen in the Tulum Jungle
Furnished with natural wood and cool stone accents, this minimalist villa exudes a sense of calm and luxury. This poolside zen home can sleep 8 guests with its 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 3 and a half baths, a full kitchen, a living room, a family room, and a spacious outdoor area. 2 bedrooms have king-size beds, while the third one has two double beds. Enjoy a movie night in the villa’s family room equipped with a Smart TV, Netflix, air conditioning, and a ceiling fan.
The kitchen has a large breakfast bar area, while the living room with sliding doors opens up to the outdoor area. Outside, there are sun loungers by the large swimming pool, a dining table, a hammock, and outdoor seating.
7. Casa de las Palmas: Amazing House on Tulum Beach – Luxury Beachfront
If you’re looking for an Airbnb right on Tulum beach, this amazing house with fiber optic Wi-Fi is a superb choice. Situated on Tulum’s South Beach, this property sits in a prime location surrounded by the hottest boutique hotels. You’re like staying in a beachfront hotel, but with much more privacy.
With 4 bedrooms, 6 beds, and 4 and a half bathrooms, Casa de las Palmas can accommodate 8-10 guests. The house features a spacious living room, dining area, and kitchen. It also has plenty of outdoor spaces, such as several balconies and a rooftop patio with a view of the pool shared with the Mahayana property. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a travel crib.