See yesterday’s post about Eco Tulum’s collection of green destinations on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, in Quintana Roo. Today we’ll cover lodging options for Cabanas Copal, Eco Tulum’s ode to simplicity: Electricity is limited to the common areas, there are no phones, and clothing on the white-sand beach is optional (although not all guests go that far to pare down their vacation trappings.)
There is no electricity in the cabanas, which are candlelit after dark. There are no minimum stays, except for the holiday season (Dec. 18 – Jan. 2) when guests are required to book at least seven nights. High season is Nov. 15 – April 30 and July 15- Aug. 31. Low season is May 1 – July 14 and Sept. 1 - Nov. 14. Remember that during the summer months, cabanas with sea views will be breezier than others. All options include mosquito nets and complimentary morning yoga classes.
Quad Cabanas: Sea or Garden view. Sleeps four with two queen beds and private bath with hot water. High season: $130 for Sea, $110 for Garden, for four. Low season: $95/night for Sea, $80/night for Garden, for four. Holiday season: $170/night for Sea, $145/night for Garden, for four.
King Cabanas: Sea, jungle, gardenview or partial sea views. All have one king bed and a private bathroom with hot water. High season: $95 - $115/night for two. Low season: $70 - $80/night for two. Holiday season: $117 - $150/night.
Budget Option! Simple cabana with one double bed and a sand floor. Shared bathroom with toilets, sinks, and showers. High season: $35/night. Low season: $30/night. Holiday season: $45/night.
Splurge Option: If this is an extra special trip for you, consider shelling out for Copal’s Sea View Casita. This private cabana sits on top a cliff and features a porch overlooking the ocean. One king bed with private mosaic-tile bath with hot water. Minimum stay of seven nights required. High Season: $285/night for two. Low season: $205/night for two. Holiday season: $350/night for two.
Splurge Option, #2: Eco Tulum also owns Azulik, 15 beach-front villas that offer privacy, simple luxury, and constant concierge attention. Rates are $255 - $390/night based on villa and season.
Before you go, pick up a Tulum guide to plan your outings. Or don’t plan a thing. Just use it to block the sun from your eyes when you finally get to that beautiful Tulum beach.
Come back on Monday to for rates at Zahra, Eco Tulum’s more family-oriented destination, with more “wired” hours and family suites.