Welcome to the land of rooftop pools.
There’s been a lot of buzz about Tulum the past few years, and it seems like it might be the new Cancun or Playa Del Carmen. Typically with the hype, comes the high prices, and herein lies Tulum’s hidden-gem appeal: it is a gorgeous beach paradise that backs onto lush jungle, dotted with Mayan ruins and cenotes to explore, and yet the cost per night is shockingly low, with fabulous accommodations available at even less than $100 per night. Looking to book a trip to this Mexican paradise ASAP? Here are our top picks for Airbnbs in Tulum:
Villa LaGu is the most grand and expensive on our list, but totally worth the $813 per night (hear us out!). It is a five-storey, five bedroom, 5,758-square-foot designer villa with floor-to-ceiling windows of jungle views on every floor. From the curated artwork to the outdoor lounge and barbecue area to sunken living room to the private outdoor tub, every space in this Airbnb is Instagram-worthy. It’s the once-in-a-lifetime kind of stay you’ll never forget.
This is our budget-friendly entry, but other than the price (which can go as low as $60 per night) there is nothing budget about it. It’s a mod junior suite with cool cement features (how often will you really be in there anyway?), but the common areas (rooftop pool, courtyard and bar) are going to make this place a fun stay for couples and friends who like to be more social.
Just. Wow. This large upscale penthouse shows off its luscious jungle landscape with ample double-height window views. The decor is cool and mid-century modern with plenty of seating, an open gourmet kitchen and an alfresco dining area for those fun group meals. The pool and the infrared sauna is just icing on the Tulum cake.
There’s certainly a trend here, breathtaking views and rooftop pools, but that is why Tulum is such an amazing destination, it’s totally affordable luxury! You are going to LOVE the view from your private rooftop jacuzzi and the Mexico-meets-modern decor and furnishings inside make it the perfect home base for people who like the option of being able to stay in, cook and entertain (for just $123 a night).
Unlike a lot of the new-builds on this list, we love the Villa Marusya for its colour and character. Bold orange, gorgeous green tile and plenty of wood craftsmanship and stone combine to create the most beautiful authentic Tulum stay. You won’t be able to stop yourself from instagramming the bathroom with its carved rock tub, and the space is huge—ideal for big families, bachelorettes and the like.
Hashtag romance vibes! Inside, wicker basket mood lighting and sumptuous neutral textiles channel that Mexican craftsmanship (it’s like this place has been styled by a famous decor blogger), and there are lace hammocks and a jungle-surrounded private plunge pool for you to soak in with your morning coffee. Two beds, two baths—all for a hard-to-believe $120 per night.
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Your spacious and uniquely designed jungle lodge opens up onto a natural cenote, or rock pool, right in the centre of this small, four-lodge complex. You have all the comforts of home, yet you get to sit out and have breakfast on the deck, right on the water and surrounded by trees and nature.
If you too are a sucker for a gorgeous rooftop infinity pool, look no further than this cool new wood and concrete Tulum penthouse. With these nature views it’s hard to believe it’s only five minutes from downtown and 10 minutes from all the city’s best beaches. All the bedding and light fixtures are well designed too, so it feels super luxe.
At first glance, this split-level apartment wows because of its house-like look. It’s huge, and has multiple floors, cool architecture and lots of natural light, but one of its wildest features is the massive mesh hammock that spans the ceiling of the living room. Think of the photos! Only in Tulum.
The landscaping and exterior of this Airbnb’s buildings are exquisite. With big windows and indoor/outdoor flex spaces, it feels like you’re right in the jungle. The rooftop pool is going to be the perfect place to cool off on hot days, plus your suite comes with a private rooftop jacuzzi (and panoramic views). Next-level romance and for as low as $108 a night.