Tulum, Mexico

Coqui Coqui Tulum Residence & Spa

Rates from (inc tax)$340.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD404.60), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Riffing on Maya ruins

Setting

Beachfront Boca Paila

Rustic yet sultry, Coqui Coqui Tulum Residence & Spa hotel in the Riviera Maya has a stretch of pristine beachfront near the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum. Satisfying simple villas and a spa with treatments inspired by the sea make this a remote retreat with luxurious trim. Surrounded by jungle and ocean, rooms offer Caribbean views and delicious isolation.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Six, including four suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability; late check-out is available for US$60. Check-in, 3pm–11pm; contact the hotel for instructions on how to check in after hours.

Rates

Double rooms from $340.00, excluding tax at 19 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 10% per room per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next {dayrange} days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD404.60), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates exclude à la carte breakfast (US$12–US$20).

Also

Visit the spa and try one of the aromatic treatments. We like the three-hour Ocean Bath Ritual: a tranquil treatment that starts with an aromatherapy foot soak followed by a Maya clay wrap, massage, and candle-lit coconut- and bath-salt-infused bath.

At the hotel

Spa, mini boutique selling the owners’ range of perfumes and accessories, free WiFi in communal areas. In rooms: beach bag and Coqui Coqui Perfumes bath products.

Our favourite rooms

We fell for the romantic water-facing Terrace Suite. It’s possibly the breeziest of the bunch, with windows at both ends of the room. The white linen-clad four-poster surveys the sea, there’s a cosy balcony with two chairs, and a hand-molded bathtub big enough for two. A note for the modest, only curtains separate the bathroom from the rest of the room.

Packing tips

Keen to catch some waves? Bring along your boogie board.

Also

Smokers can light up in the outdoor areas of the hotel. Canine companions are welcome in the ground-floor rooms.

Pet‐friendly

Canine companions are welcome in the ground-floor rooms. See more pet-friendly hotels in Tulum.

Children

This relaxed resort is better suited to adults. However, cots and beds can be added to rooms for a charge of US$60. Babysitting can be organised with a days’ notice for US$20 an hour. Baby-listening devices and batteries are available at reception.

Eco‐friendly

Repurposed and local materials were used in the construction of the Coqui Coqui Tulum Residence & Spa. Use of natural light is maximised throughout and the hotel is powered by solar energy.

Food and Drink

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At the hotel

Casual and cosy, Coqui Coqui Caféteria's diminutive kitchen serves up simple breakfasts and Mexican fare. 

At the bar

There’s no designated bar but you can toast happy hour with a fresh-fruit margarita at sunset on the patio.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 8am to 10am; an all-day menu is served from 12noon to 8pm. Order cocktails from 8pm to 11pm.

Room service

No room service, but you can stop by the café and order snacks until 8pm daily.

Location

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Address
Coqui Coqui Tulum Residence & Spa
Carretera Tulum Ruinas Boca Paila, KM 7.5, Boca Paila, Tulum
CP77780
Riviera Maya
Mexico

Planes

Cancún International Airport is 75 miles northeast of the hotel. It operates plenty of flights to US cities with connections to Europe. It's also served by some charter flights from the UK.

Automobiles

Parking is difficult to find near the hotel, so it's better to take a taxi or rent bikes during your stay.

Worth getting out of bed for

Hit the road to the UNESCO World Heritage site Sian Ka’an Biosphere reserve, a stretch of protected land lined with lagoons, beaches and a section of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. Study the flora fauna with bilingual guides (+1 52 984 871 2202; www.siankaantours.org). Stop by the quaint fishing village of Punta Allen 2.5 hours from Tulum. Be warned, you’ll need a four-wheel drive for the treacherous roads. Tour the ruins of the walled city of Tulum just five minutes from the hotel. Believed to be the home of the 40,000 Maya, the ruins of pre-Columbian Cobá – about 27 miles from Tulum – are usually less packed. You’ll find two lagoons and the tallest pyramid of the Yucatán amid this jungle-fringed site. The light traffic of Tulum and well-marked paths keep bikers pedaling to surrounding beaches. Rent some wheels and cruise solo or take a guided tour through the jungle at Iguana Bikes in downtown (+1 52 984 119 0836). Get adventurous: explore cenotes on a dive or spot giant snapper on a snorkeling trip, just a five-minute drive from the hotel (+1 52 984 807 8805; www.mexidivers.com). From basic courses for beginners to refresher sessions for seasoned boarders, athletes will love pulse-quickening kitesurfing classes (+1 52 984 745 4555; www.extremecontrol.net).

Local restaurants

One of the newest dining dens in town, Hartwood, run by New York natives Eric Werner and Mya Henry, offers contemporary American cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients. Seafood and steak is served on cast-iron dishes and chunky cutting boards. The restaurant is just steps away at Boca Paila Km 7.6. Belly up to the whitewashed bar and order a spicy grapefruit margarita. The menu changes daily (www.hartwoodtulum.com). Located inside the eponymous hotel, Posada Margherita serves hearty home-made pasta and wine from Chile, Argentina and Italy (+52 984 801 8493; www.posadamargherita.com). For Argentinean steaks, live-music-packed weekends and a solid wine selection, head to Casa Banana, just down the street from the hotel at Boca Paila Km 8.5 (+52 984 806 2871; www.casabananatulum.com). Casa Violeta hotel’s restaurant serves wood-oven-baked pizzas and freshly caught fish. Try the mixed grilled seafood platter, and sit at a table with a view of the water (+52 984 879 0294; www.casavioletatulum.com). Open only for dinner, Hechizo will satisfy serious gourmands. Run by chef Stefan Schober and his wife/pastry chef, the name of this tucked-away restaurant means enchantment – one taste of the amuse bouche and you’ll realise why (+ 52 984 879 5020; www.hechizotulum.com).

Local cafés

Café Gaudi, a cash-only java joint on Avenue Tulum between Calles Alfa and Jupiter, serves delicious breakfast dishes and good coffee. Searching for memorable meat-free options? Stop here for lunch.

Local bars

Colourful ceramic skulls and curios punctuate the shelves of Juan y José’s mezcaleria, a 10-minute car ride away in Tulum Pueblo. Among the few late-night joints, this will likely be the last stop for party-seekers, open from 6pm to 3am. Grab a cab and pop in for the lemon grass-infused mezcal.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

By Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr & Mrs Smith have just returned from a stay at this Riviera Maya boutique hotel, and as soon as they've unpacked their scented candles and hammocks, a full account of their Mexican luxury beach break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick snapshot of Coqui Coqui Tulum Residence & Spa?…

Boho beauties including Sienna Miller and Jade Jagger – friends of the stylish owners, model Nicolas Malleville and his equally eye-pleasing partner Francesa Bonato – helped put both Coqui Coqui Tulum Residence & Spa and its sister hotel Coqui Coqui Valladolid Residence & Spa on the (well-heeled beachcombers’) map.

It’s easy to see why the pared-down digs on the sand, kitted out with beds swathed in mosquito nets and hand-woven hammocks, and the laid-back spirit of this oceanfront town have notched up repeat visits from paparazzi-dodgers. The hotel encourages guests to slow down, chill out and switch off (your mobile/iPad/other gadgets). It’s not lavish, but it’s got a low-key luxe and charm that makes bigger boutique numbers pale in comparison.

Spend your days snorkeling and pyramid-perusing or indulging in tension-soothing spa treatments: at Coqui Coqui Tulum Residence & Spa the end result is relaxation paired with romance. Even the eco-friendly touches – such as the use of solar energy – are a feel-good bonus that offers a romantic pay-off. After dark, rooms are kept aglow by candlelight. Meander through Tulum by bike or go diving in search of whale sharks – this is a destination for extremists of every stripe. Sybarites emerge renewed from the third-floor spa, fresh from botanical baths perfumed with essential oils; adrenaline junkies hop into tricked-out jeeps to drive to Punta Allen.

Stop by the boutique to stock up on perfumes, scented candles and lotions whipped up on the premises. Once home, put match to wick, breathe in the coconut notes and remember Tulum: just don’t be surprised if you find yourself searching for the first flight back...

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Coqui Coqui Tulum Residence & Spa’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The rooms, the rooms, the rooms! So romantic and sexy in every way. Our room #1, opened up to the ocean and we went to bed each night with the sound of the waves below us. The bed ( King) with the netting was so beautiful. The boutique Perfumery are fantastic, minimalistic and chic. The hotel is perfectly small and exclusive, with a beautiful aesthetic that balances the mood of the guests with the environment. The staff is very charming and know each of the guests. We ate daily at The Real Coconut ( Hotel Sanara) for breakfast Giano, across the street in the evening. 10/10

Don’t expect

Air conditioning, gourmet menu or room service.

Rating

Stayed on 2 Jun 2016

We loved

The staff was amazingly friendly and helpful but also respectful of the tranquil space. This is the best smelling hotel I've ever stayed in and the hotel and spa setting is charming. The spa services are perfection.

Don’t expect

AC, TV, phone. The room can get pretty warm. There is no door to the bathroom and the room can be dark at night but it's a very comfortable, sexy and yet also charming space.

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Stayed on 20 Dec 2015

We loved

Lovely scents

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Stayed on 12 Nov 2015

We loved

The coqui ceviche, the spa, great location. go to a cenote, the ruins and rent bikes to get around.

Don’t expect

Exceptional service or food.

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Stayed on 29 Oct 2015

We loved

the look of the hotel is stunning! and the coqui coqui products are great

Don’t expect

air conditioning or a proper door on the bathroom

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Stayed on 27 Oct 2015

We loved

The staff, food, and decor

Don’t expect

Air conditioning

Rating

Stayed on 18 Jul 2015

We loved

The simple, clean, elegant design; the quiet calm atmosphere; the bath products; the spa; the friendly staff; and of course the gorgeous beach.

Don’t expect

Full service luxury, this is the best of the simple, rustic, quiet elegance Tulum has to offer.

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Stayed on 11 Feb 2015

We loved

Pretty much everything. A simply stunning hotel on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (seriously).

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Stayed on 2 Feb 2015

We loved

We liked the peaceful serenity, the beautiful decor and interiors and the windswept, wild, earthy elegance that plays heaven with your senses. The spa and massages were incredibly relaxing. I fell in love with this place! We could have stayed longer. 

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Stayed on 7 Sep 2014