Maybe you have seen Tulum Jungle Gym on Instagram, with its wooden and stone gym equipment right next to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, or perhaps you are looking for some of the best things to do when you visit Tulum, Mexico.
We have been visiting Tulum and the Jungle Gym for the past many years, and this is our list of the best hotels near the Tulum Jungle Gym Beach (there is a second location in the Pueblo):
La Zebra is one of the best hotels in Tulum (and our family’s favorite). In this beach chic and unpretentious resort, you can indulge in a genuinely luxurious experience right in front of a beautiful stretch of white sand and turquoise waters.
Let the kids run wild on the on-sire playground, take free salsa dancing lessons offered by the hotel or relax at the beautiful beach club. Suites accommodate up to four people and feature king beds, dual showers, and vanities for added comfort.
Many of the suites offer private pools for that extra touch of luxury. The food and tacos at the restaurant are epic, and the drinks are divine and the Mexican beer selection is excellent. The highlight of La Zebra is the very friendly and gracious staff – all culminating in a truly remarkable stay!
Expert Tip: Guests at La Zebra also get access to the amenities of sister hotels Mi Amor and Mezzanine.
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2. La Valise – Adults Only
La Valise feels like a tropical paradise dream that has become a reality. Your suites are surrounded by lush vegetation, powdery white sand, and turquoise waters. Yet, at the same time, the cool and gentle ocean breeze cools your room – that’s the experience awaiting you at this beautiful boutique hotel!
There are nine luxury rooms to choose from, and couples can indulge in the intimate and luxurious suites with either beachfront or jungle views.
La Valise exudes boho-chic style in the rooms and hotel decor with its signature thatched roofs and private wooden decks.
The sophisticated design and laid-back atmosphere give La Valise the right balance between luxury and relaxation, while the staff here will ensure that your stay is epic.
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3 | Ahau Beach Club – Family Friendly
Atmosphere: Boho, artistic and laidback
The hotel is literally right next to the Jungle Gym. And while the massive 30-foot tall (10m) wooden sculpture at the entrance has made Ahau one of the most Istagramable and photographed spots in Tulum, the real magic is in the suites and amenities of this hotel.
Ahau is a luxurious eco-friendly hotel that respects the nature and fragile ecosystems surrounding the accommodation. The ambiance here is a beautiful and balanced combo of boho, artistic and laidback, while the nature and surroundings are stunning. The rooms are spacious, and the amenities are some of the best in Tulum. The private beach club offers Cabanas and beach huts right next to the beach.
The on-site restaurant serves delicious food and cocktails that you can also enjoy while you unwind at your beach chair. This is one of the best luxury hotels in Tulum to unplug, unwind, and enjoy the sun, sea, and ivory sand of the Yucatan. Families are also welcome in Ahau.
Ahau Bonus: Ahau offers yoga lessons and sunrise meditation classes.
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4. The Beach Tulum – Adults Only
The Beach is a luxurious and exclusive beachfront resort. It offers guests the ideal balance of high-end beach elegance and a relaxing beach retreat experience. As the hotel’s name suggests, all rooms overlook the Caribbean Sea, providing stunning views and sunrises. It’s an idyllic hideaway perfect for a romantic getaway or a good vacation with friends!
If you want a more secluded experience, upgrade to one of the rooftop suites that include private terraces!
Start your morning with a free yoga session, then borrow one of the bicycles and explore the town.
The idyllic location, world-class service, and amenities make The Beach a memorable experience for all guests.
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Traveling to 🇲🇽 Mexico soon?
I recommend these travel resources for Mexico that I personally use:
🏨 Hotels: I have found that Expedia and Booking.com consistently have the best deals on hotels and resorts in Mexico. If you prefer to stay at a vacation rental, check VRBO that is usually cheaper than AirBnB’s added fees!
✈️ Flights: To find the best flight deals to Mexico, I always use Kayak. Remember to subscribe to their price alerts for the travel dates you want. Another great alternative for flight deals is Expedia.
🚗 Rental Cars: I always use and highly recommend Discover Cars because it allows me to compare several car rental companies and view ratings on various factors such as overall value, pick-up procedure, agent efficiency, car condition, and total time taken.
🚙 CancunAirport Transportation: For the fastest and easiest way to travel, I suggest arranging a private transfer with Cancun Airport Transportation. Honestly, no better way to travel from the airport to your hotel or resort.
🤿 Tours & Activities: For tours and activities in Mexico, I highly recommend using either Viator or GetYourGuide. These websites offer a full refund if you cancel your booking 24 hours before the start of the tour, and they also provide excellent customer service in case of any issues.
🚨 Travel Insurance: I always suggest purchasing travel insurance as a precaution before traveling, especially after a recent accident in a taxi in Mexico. For short trips, I recommend Travel Insurance Master, whereas for digital nomads, Safety Wing is a better option.
📷 Best Camera for your trip: I always carry with me a GoPro, It’s light, compact, takes great video and pictures, and most importantly, it’s waterproof! You just can’t go wrong with one. If you are interested in higher quality video and photography, I always carry with me on my trips and highly recommend the Sony A7IV which I think is the best travel DSLR Camera out there.
☀️ Biodegradable Sunscreen: Remember to include a good sunscreen to protect yourself from the summer sun. I always use and suggest Sun Bum Sunscreen, which is vegan, reef-friendly, and cruelty-free.
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