Mid-century mod has come to the Mayan Riviera! This luxury boutique hotel in Tulum takes its cue from the glamorous Art Deco and mid century schools of architecture and pairs it with the colorful and down-to-earth Mexican aesthetic. It’s a relaxed, retro chic hideaway perfect for exploring the area (or hiding out) away from the crowds.
Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum, Mexico
Designed as an homage to the sunny and glamorous retro hotels of the past, this newly opened luxury boutique hotel in Tulum is off the beaten path on the south side of town, tucked away in the jungle.
Created by architect, photographer and Mexico City native Arturo Zavala Haag, the project was inspired by the desire to create an alternative to the rustic style of traditional palapas typical to the region, and focus on serious design that can start to influence the standards. The hotel’s facade and overall design is classic mid-century modern, with bold lines, perforated screens, glass-block windows and colorful mosaic tile in a stylized but simple take on the holiday hotel.
With a total of fifteen rooms organized around the courtyard pool, the hotel has an intimacy that gives each space an airy and mellow privacy. With a choice of double rooms and suites that can accommodate between two to four guests, each is equipped with dreamy hammocks and en suite accommodations and all have access to the tropical bar for chilling poolside with a frosty cocktail before you hit the beach.
24 hour front desk, concierge services, optional shuttle services with surcharge. Continental breakfast a la carte served daily. Wifi throughout, daily housekeeping, in room minibars and safes. Private on site parking.
Tulum’s ancient archeological treasures and spectacular coastal beauty have seen the Mayan Riviera area expand with tourism in recent years but with over one million acres of protected biosphere to explore in the UNESCO Sian Ka’an and Parque Nacional Tulum, there’s room to explore. The coastal resorts are bustling, but the town nestled into the jungle along the highway, is much more low key, with cheap and delicious eats and quieter streets away from the hustle. The towns of Valladolid, Merida Bacalar, Playa del Carmen and Akumal, as well as the ancient Maya ruins of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam, Coba, Muyil, Xel-Há, are all within reach for day trips. Cozumel and Isla Mujeres are off the coast to the north close by. Cancún is the entry point for the area and is just over ninety minute drive.
Tulum, Mexico. Nearest airport: Cancún International Airport (120km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: October through May
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Hotel Tiki Tikifrom $100/ nt
|$260 x 4||$1,040|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500|
|TOTAL (with Deposit)||$1,780|
100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.