The 5 Best Airbnbs in Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico
Tulum, Mexico | © Lux Blue/Shutterstock
Blessed with stunning beachside Mayan ruins and glorious underwater sinkholes, Tulum is a destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With more and more people flocking to the area, the once sleepy fishing village now boasts a wide range of exciting accommodation options. With that in mind, here’s a rundown of Tulum’s best Airbnbs.

Downtown studio

For travelers watching their wallets, this stylish studio-loft is a top bet. The spacious hippie hangout boasts full kitchen facilities, a private bathroom and a hammock so you can put your feet up in the evenings. With high ceilings and a multitude of windows, the apartment stays cool without the need for air-conditioning. The loft is surrounded by a beautiful wild garden, which is shared with the host Montserrat, who occupies the palapa hut adjacent to the property.

Downtown studio in Tulum © Montserrat / Airbnb


This elegant studio apartment boasts marble flooring, a neat kitchenette and a balcony with a view of the surrounding jungle. Guests can take a stroll through the property’s Zen garden or relax in the rooftop infinity pool. A concierge is on hand to help with anything and bikes are available to rent, so you can head to the city center or to the nearest beach (around a 10-minute ride for both).

Tulum, Mexico © Adrian / Airbnb

Modern jungle eco-treehouse

Located 10 minutes’ drive from Tulum town center, this eco-treehouse is a fantastic way to maximize your contact with nature. Guests stay in a domed tent structure whose comforting, soft lines blend seamlessly with the Mayan jungle surroundings. The accommodation is only a short walk from several cenotes, or underwater sinkholes, where you can cool off with a swim during the day. With very low light pollution levels, the secluded area is also perfect for gazing up at the stars.

Eco-treehouse © Alberto & Karolien / Airbnb

Casa Macarena

This boutique option is designed around a rustic minimalist aesthetic that offsets sharp, straight lines with soft, natural curves. Just a short bike ride from the center of town, the property contains six stylishly designed apartments which share a beautiful pool and jacuzzi area. However, the building’s real highlight is its private balconies, which look out over the jungle—the perfect place to spend your evening, especially since each one boasts a bathtub and a hammock.

Casa Macarena © Alejandra / Airbnb

Ikal Chit

If you plan on splashing out on your stay in Tulum, then Ikal Chit is the place to do it. This private property provides a high-end way to switch off, blending great service and design with stunning natural surroundings. Each bungalow has its own private beachfront space facing the ocean and backing onto elegant natural gardens. The complex is also set in an ideal location—just 2,600 feet (800 meters) from Tulum ruins, one of Mexico’s most picturesque spots.

© Ikal Chit Hotel / Airbnb