Olas Tulum

Tulum, Mexico

 

Experience Tulum, without the crowds. At this private beachside villa, you can escape the tourists and relax in total peace. Olas Tulum considers itself a “Mexican speakeasy”—a truly hidden gem designed for comfort and exploration of Mexico’s tropical beauty. Located at the entrance of a 1.3 million acre biosphere reserve, it’s not uncommon to find endangered sea turtles nesting on the hotel’s beach. Here you can connect with nature at the bird’s eye yoga studio overlooking the Caribbean, while the many cenotes of the region create a magical setting in which you can immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the environment without interruption.

It’s this stunning setting that motivates Olas Tulum to ensure that it creates a positive impact on the land around it. Built over 40 years ago, the villa is one of the oldest structures on Tulum beach, and as such does not use air conditioning. Instead, the hotel is cooled by the ocean breezes and strategically-placed fans throughout the rooms. Olas Tulum is also 100% sustainable, utilizing solar energy for nearly all of its energy needs. The hotel captures underground water and rainwater, and recycles greywater and compost to revitalize the surrounding ecosystem.

 

 

Highlights

 
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Turtle Encounters

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Private Beachfront

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Outdoor Yoga Studio

 

 

Details

 

Property Details

  • Intimate 8-suite capacity

  • All suites have ocean views, with interiors inspired by local Mexican culture

  • Property is located on a private stretch of beach, near a 1.3 million acre Biosphere Reserve

  • Covered bird’s nest yoga studio has ocean views

  • Rates from $245 per night (3-night minimum)

Rates Include

  • Daily complimentary homemade breakfast 

  • Includes French press organic coffee, fresh orange juice, seasonal fruit, handmade granola, yogurt, and a breakfast entree of the day

Regenerative Impact

  • Olas Tulum does not use air conditioning, instead it stays cool thanks to ocean breezes and fans

  • Utilizes solar power to be 100% sustainable (only uses backup generator on cloudy days)

  • All cleaning products and bathroom amenities are organic and biodegradable

  • Ingredients for meals are sourced from local family farms and are always in season

  • Platinum LEED certified

  • Uses a greywater filtration system

  • Recycled water and kitchen waste is composted to feed natural vegetation

  • Villa is designed to capture underground water sources and rainwater, and uses gravity fed well water for showers

  • Uses rainwater to maintain and reproduce indigenous plants that are crucial to the ecosystem

 
 

 

Top Activities

 
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Yoga and Wellness

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Cenote Tour

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Wildlife Spotting

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Visits to Tulum

 

 

Member Perks

 
 

  • Bottle of Mexican wine upon arrival

  • Buy one, get one free massage (must be booked in advance)