Tulum always has something to offer to its visitors. It’s a paradise for beach bums, a scene for partyphiles, and a marvel for historians and geologists alike. Not one to laze around the beach all day or party in the hippest clubs all night? Then you might consider joining a yoga class or taking part in a yoga retreat. Tulum has plenty of studios with amazing yoga teachers from around the world. Some even consider Tulum as the home of the best yoga retreats.
With a plethora of yoga places on both sides of Tulum — beach and town — finding the best shala (yoga abode) is no easy feat. Yoga spaces right on the beach make you feel closer to nature, but many studios in Tulum Town are also not to be missed! They all seem to offer a space to flow and connect with your mind, body, and soul. But to calm you down even before you schedule your yoga class, we’ve come up with a list of the best yoga studios and retreats in Tulum!
Top 6 Best Yoga Resorts in Tulum
1. Holistika Tulum
Tucked away in the heart of a jungle, Holistika is a wellness hotel offering a variety of experiences. This sanctuary on the edge of Tulum town organizes yoga classes, cacao and temazcal ceremonies, and sound therapies. Their yoga classes include various styles — Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Acro yoga. Some classes are gentle and beginner-friendly, while others are more intense. You can check their schedule first to see what classes are being offered. They have a swimming pool with hammocks over the water and a treehouse where you can gaze at the jungle. Holistika is also the home of one of the best vegan cafes in Tulum: Tierra. Its meals are made with locally sourced plant-based ingredients.
Location: Av. 10 Sur Lote 4, Zona 11, Manzana 902, Tulum, Quintana Roo, CP 77760 | Website
2. Alaya Tulum
Part of the Ahau Collection group, Alaya is an eco-friendly hotel that offers activities that promote holistic health. Nestled between the sea and the jungle, guests can enjoy the calming sounds of nature. This rustic hotel also brings wellness and relaxation through its yoga classes.
The good news is you don’t have to be a hotel guest to take part in their private yoga lessons and group wellness retreats. Alaya has yoga classes in the morning and at around sunset that take place in their open-air palapa shala overlooking the jungle. A 15-minute walk from Alaya’s beachfront will bring you to Tulum Jungle Gym. This one-of-a-kind gym features workout equipment made from wood, stone, and bamboo.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 8.3, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera, 77760 Tulum, Quintana Roo | Website
3. Ahau Tulum
Next on our list is Ahau Tulum, another eco-friendly beach resort that focuses on yoga and wellness. This equally stunning Ahau Collection member hotel is more upscale than the laid-back Alaya Hotel. It’s known for its iconic entrance, the Ven a la Luz pictured below. This towering wooden sculpture which translates to “come into the light” has become one of Tulum’s most iconic landmarks.
Ahau offers many wellness experiences. They have yoga and meditation classes, temazcal ceremonies, and essential oil workshops. They also hold morning and evening yoga classes in the open-air studio overlooking the Tulum shores. Depending on the schedule, they offer vinyasa, kundalini, and aerial yoga classes.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7.5, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera, Tulum, Quintana Roo | Website
Sanará’s beachfront yoga studio gives you a magnificent view of the turquoise Caribbean sea while you go through your vinyasa flows. They offer classes at 08:30 and 10:15 in the morning daily. Aside from yoga, they also organize a wide range of healing and wellness activities every 6:00 PM on weekdays. Currenrrently, Sanará Sound Sessions are held every Tuesday, Vedic Astrology Workshops every Wednesday, Sanará Lifestyle every Thursday, and Vibrational Sound Healing every Friday.
A special yoga class and sacred rituals with live music are held every month on the night of the full moon. If you’re in Tulum during that time, this is something you shouldn’t miss! Another must-try is their plant-based restaurant, The Real Coconut. It’s one of the best in Tulum. If you’re staying longer than a couple of days, take advantage of Sanará’s yoga pass special that offers 5 classes for the price of 4.
Location: Sanará Hotel Km. 8.2, Boca Paila, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77766 | Website
AZULIK has one of the most beautiful and unique yoga studios in Tulum. Yoga classes are offered daily at 08:00 AM in their iconic wooden dome shala. Their classes are open to all and free for their hotel guests.
Aside from yoga, AZULIK also performs ancient Mayan rituals, like their temazcal and energy purification ceremonies. If you want to experience holistic wellness, try their Sound Healing sessions as well.
Location: Carretera Tulu, Punta Allen Km. 5, Zona Hotelera, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780 | Website
6. Harmony Glamping Yoga Retreat Tulum
Harmony Glamping & Boutique Hotel Tulum lies on the grounds of the Green Beat Organic Permaculture Farm. About 5 km away from Tulum beach, this spot is ideal for nature lovers. They offer yoga classes at 8:30 in the morning daily and at 07:00 on weeknights. Hotel guests and walk-ins can join the class.
You can opt to camp in one of their stylish bell tents or stay in their basic single or double rooms. If you want more space, they also have a two-level hut with a kitchen. Don’t let the tent fool you, though. You might think staying there would be uncomfortable, but it’s actually the opposite. Their glamping tents have queen-sized beds, solid flooring and locks, and an outdoor veranda.
Harmony also offers 6-day and 7-day yoga retreats where you’ll be following morning and evening yoga sessions. Suited for various levels, some of the yoga styles you’ll be taking part in are Yin, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Kundalini. The retreats also include a one-hour massage and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga. You’ll also be treated to farm-to-table fresh meals every day of your retreat. Other amenities include a swimming pool and complimentary bike rides to Tulum beach and Tulum town.
Location: Chemuyil St., Km. 227 Cancun-Chetumal Highway, Tulum, Quintana Roo | Website
Best Yoga Retreats in Tulum
- Copal Retreats
Copal offers oceanfront 5-day and 7-day yoga and sound healing retreats for both beginner and advance yogis. Sessions are led by international instructors. You’ll get to practice yoga and meditate on a rooftop studio that gives you scenic views of the Caribbean sea. You can choose to stay in a private room or in a shared suite. Beachfront and courtyard rooms are available.
The retreat includes sunrise and sunset yoga classes, a one-hour massage, and daily meals prepared by the resident chef. Other perks include a Mexican welcoming ceremony, free airport transfers, and complimentary tours to some cenotes and Mayan ruins. You’ll also spend a day at one of the beach clubs in Tulum and a night out in Playa del Carmen.
Location: Km. 85 Carretera Cancun-Tulum, Paamul, Quintana Room | Website
- Tribal Retreats
Tribal Tulum offers some of the most popular yoga retreats in Tulum. With multiple instructors teaching various styles, you’ll find the right type of yoga for you here. They’re also known to have dive and yoga retreat packages. Their yoga and meditation classes are held on either their rooftop or their yoga studio.
Yoga retreats include daily classes offered in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Iyengar styles; while the 6-day dive and yoga packages include 3 diving sessions in spectacular nearby locations. If you want more, you may experience some of their services for an additional cost. Some of these activities are archaeological site tours, sound healing, and cleansing treatments.
All their yoga retreats come with continental breakfast and lunch. Take note that dinner is not served, but there are plenty of dining establishments nearby. You’ll also be staying in a loft apartment with your own kitchen and patio.
Location: Tribal Tulum, Av. Coba Sur, Tulum, Quintana Roo | Website