Zamas Tulum

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Zamas Tulum - An Honest Review

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This hotel offers a traditional and secluded experience for guests who want to disconnect from the modern world. The accommodation consists of huts and bungalows scattered around the beach or the jungle, all shaded by coconut trees. It provides a similar experience to the old days before mega-resorts with their glitzy style became popular.

The Location

Zamas, Mexico is located an hour away from Cancun’s International Airport and is only a 10-minute drive from the world-famous Tulum ruins. There is a direct road from the hotel to the ruins, avoiding the need to go through the town. Taxis are the most convenient mode of transportation within the Tulum area if you don’t rent a car.


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The Lobby

Zamas is a charming and relaxed hotel that embraces nature with rustic furniture and palapa roofs. Guests can expect a warm atmosphere that reflects the hotel’s unpretentious vibe.

The Rooms

Although each cabaña has its own unique style, they all share a cool and refreshing atmosphere without the use of air conditioning. The rooms feature clean wooden doors and windows, white cotton curtains, and mosquito nets around the beds. The thatched roofs and hammocks contribute to the off-grid sensation of the place.

The bathrooms are basic but tidy, with colorful tiles and textured walls that create an interesting contrast. However, some showers have partial doors or no doors at all, so if you value privacy while showering, be sure to confirm the type of bathroom in your cabin.

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The Pool

The property has a charming, small, turquoise rectangular pool, which, despite its limited space and activities, still looks cute. Additionally, there are two freshwater cenotes available on the grounds where you can swim in these sacred underground rivers for a unique experience.

The Food

Zamas’ restaurant is renowned in the region for its simple yet gourmet dishes such as “huevos rancheros.” These dishes offer a unique twist on traditional cuisine with mayan traditions. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and boasts stunning ocean views, particularly at sunset. Don’t miss out on trying the house specialty cocktail, the Bloody Marias, as they are highly recommended.

The Spa

The hotel does not have a full-fledged spa, but it does offer a range of spa services. Additionally, you can enjoy a relaxing outdoor massage by the beach. This may be even more enjoyable than the luxurious spa experience.

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What we Liked

The Zamas hotel in Tulum is a small and colorful beachfront property that exudes authenticity. Although it doesn’t provide many luxuries, it excels in making guests feel valued.

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