Ahau Hotel Tulum: One of the most trendy eco-chic properties in the world

An eco-chic property with just 26 rooms, Ahau Hotel accurately evokes the bohemian style of Tulum. Opened in 2012, the hotel was built using locally sourced materials, resulting in a rustic look with lots of wood and colorful accents.

Rooms have charming beds draped in mosquito netting, furnished terraces — most offering great ocean views — and showers. Although there’s no pool, a gorgeous stretch of beach dotted with daybeds and hammocks, daily yoga classes, and bike rentals are on offer.

Two restaurants are on-site, including the popular Raw Love organic eatery.


  • Almost all rooms have beachfront access and views
  • Two restaurants, including the raw and organic Raw Love
  • Charming, rustic bungalows with gauzy mosquito netting over the beds
  • Daily yoga classes above the main restaurant
  • Windsurfing classes on the beach daily
  • Temezcal huts for indulging in a Mayan ritual
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Free parking spaces
  • Pet-friendly for all types of traveling companions, big or small


  • No pool
  • Minimal cellular reception for phone calls
  • Mosquitos are a constant nuisance in the outdoor areas
  • Bali Huts have shared bathrooms

Bottom Line

The Ahau Hotel could best be described as eco-chic. An upper-middle-range, 26-room property that has hosted the likes of Richard Branson, the hotel blends handcrafted artwork and bohemian decorations with rustic architecture that used 100 percent locally sourced materials. The rooms have outdoor space and most have great ocean views, but the entry-level Bali Huts really are little more than huts with beds (and no AC). There are daily yoga classes, bike rentals, windsurfing classes, and two attached restaurants, plus pets can roam freely. Free Wi-Fi and parking add to the value, although year-round mosquitos and limited cellular reception are issues. Pricewise, it’s on par with the nearby Beach Hotel, although the latter also has a pool.

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