Cabana Coral Charming, Simple TULUM

Hut - Private room · Hectares Km, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Mimi & Richard
Your host, Mimi & Richard
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The Space

Light filled, ample, rustic and cozy cabana on private property with garden view. Just a few sandy steps from gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Great place to relax and disconnect. Shared bathrooms are close by. Electricity 24hrs. Ideal for independent travelers!

A unique space in ideal part of Tulum beach area. Lots of great places to eat within walking distance as well as cenotes and many options for yoga and some beautiful shops. A 10 minute drive or 30 minute bike ride from Tulum pueblo. Sian Kaan biosphere and Tulum ruins just minutes away.
The room has beautiful thatched roof and simple amenities such as a desk and chairs, closet, mosquito net and fan.
There is no kitchen access.
There is no hot water.

The rooms have no A/C and the breeze and fans may not be enough for some folks in the hotter months.
There is WIFI though it can be slow and unreliable. Other WIFI locations at nearby beach clubs and restaurants are often open to clients.

Visit us from May to September and experience the joy of turtle season, there are always a couple of mamma turtles that come up on this beach each year. Arrive in August-September and you are almost guaranteed to see some babies heading out to sea.

There is no light pollution on this beach so the stars are endless and amazing. Beach Club furniture is available for lounging, reading and enjoying the breeze.

Day passes to the best gym in town are available upon request.

Occasionally the beach club next door has events that go until late so please inquire before you book.
Cleaning daily, fresh towels and sheets every third day.

Please have a filled out profile before you inquire. More importantly please read the entire property description and our profile before booking.

We recommend you bring a flashlight or headlamp, small towel, mosquito repellent, towel and sunscreen (with high spf).

Cabana CORAL at Pico Beach Tulum.

The map is wrong- sorry! We are indeed on the beach!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Pico Beach Cabanas and the Cabana Coral where I stayed was fantastic. It was the second time I visited in three months and I will for sure return again in the future. What more could you ask for? One of the nicest beaches in the world that is probably 50 steps from the Cabanas. The beach is also not too crowded and with loud tourists like in Cancun or Playa del Carmen and you can have a nice quiet time swimming, sunning or walking around. Close to the Cabanas are a ton of good restaurants and cafes that have whatever food you are looking for. The beach club connected to the cabanas provide the chairs, sun beds, kayaks that can be used by guests and also (email hidden) and very good restaurant as well. So you will be very comfortable.

    Regarding the cabanas, they are very close to the beach and are very clean and comfortable. You have a big bottle of water, comfortable bed with mosquito net, large fan, chairs, shelves, place to hang your clothes, etc. like any normal hotel room. Even though there is no AC in the cabanas, you will be very comfortable as they are well ventilated and with the fan it is very nice. The shared bathrooms are also very clean and because there are very few cabanas, it is always available including bathroom, shower, etc. If you want to get away and disconnect and enjoy the incredible scenery then this is the place for you.

    In fact, I travel all of the time and have visited countless beaches in the Caribbean, Central America, South America, the Mediterranean and Tulum and the Pico Beach cabanas are my favorite place to visit. It is simply paradise and Mimi and her team are always available and want to make their guests happy. So if you need any information or guidance, they are also very happy to help you. The people that also staff the beach club are also super cool and also want to make you comfortable and happy so overall it is a fantastic experience. I simply do not understand why anyone would want to stay in Cancun or Playa del Carmen when you have the option of staying at the Pico Beach Cabanas and enjoy that incredible beach that you will mostly have to yourself.

    So in conclusion, I highly recommend the Pico Beach Cabanas and the Cabana Coral or any of the other cabanas because it is paradise. So enjoy!

    April 2014
    Mimi & Richard
    Response from Mimi & Richard:

    Thank you Cliff! It's guests like you that keep us wanting to make a positive impact on people's Tulum experience.

    April 2014
  • Pico Beach is a lovely and relaxing place to stay in Tulum. Located in the heart of the "strip," by staying in these cabanas you have full access to the amenities of the resort next door. You can rent bikes across the street and the surrounding restaurants offered delicious food! The cabanas themselves are definitely rustic, but you will probably be spending most of your time lounging on the beach, sipping 2 for 1 mojitos instead of sitting in your room. Mimi and her assistant were very helpful and flexible. We are grateful for our stay!

    March 2014
  • I loved my stay at Mimi and Richard's cabana! The cabanas are in a perfect location in Tulum – right on the beach, on a road lined with other small hotels, cabanas, restaurants, and shops. There's plenty of yoga and spa services nearby, and one of the best restaurants in Tulum (maybe anywhere?) called Hartwood. Look it up and go! It's also next to a beach club so you'll have the benefit of easy breakfasts and loungers for the beach. The cabanas are super rustic and perfect for a chill beach getaway, and their service was warm and accommodating. I'll be back!

    February 2014
  • We stayed for one week and I can tell you that this is a great option if you want to get to know Tulum!

    Very private cabañas, plenty of room for two people, even three. Cleaning every day is ideal. There is no hot water, but its not even necessary.

    Down the road there are a few very chic places where you can dine delicious food. I recommend you go to Cenzontle.

    The beach club is very comfortable and the service is good. There are other food options on the beach that are quite enjoyable.

    We rented bikes for 10 USD a day and went to the small Tulum town and found other good much more cheap restaurants and there is a big supermarket where you can find about anything.

    Go to the Sian Ka'an reserve, its a must! Just be sure to take water bottles because the jungle does get kinda hot.

    February 2014
  • Un petit coin de Paradis.
    Merci à Mimi de partager ce jardin secret.
    La cabane Coral est simple et propre.
    Beaucoup de charme pour ce jardin secret, la découverte de la plage est intense, l'une des plus belle des caraïbes.
    C'est un site préservé.
    Le matin et le soir, on a cette impression d'être isolé et unique spectateur de cette Incroyable plage ;-)
    Mimi nous a offert le premier petit déjeuner, cela fut bien apprécié.

    Le Aikiin Club a une équipe très sympathique et aux petits soins pour les déjeuners et cocktails.
    Merci à Edgar pour ses conseils et sa gentillesse ;
    Merci à Johnny pour garder la plage propre, sa gentillesse et son café du lever du soleil ;-)

    Ps : Avant de réserver, Il faut avoir en tête les animaux et rampants de la jungle et l'eau froide dans la salle de bain partagée (toujours propre). L'après-midi, des groupes en excursion font une alte au Aikiin Club.
    Si vous cherchez un coin nature, c'est fait pour vous :-)

    Nos autres coups de cœur :
    Les balades sur la plage de Tulum, les matelas lits pour la farniente, La réserve de Sian Kaan avec Mexico Kaan Tour, les délicieux diners aux restaurants Cenzontle et Jaguar en face de Pico beach et la Cenote Dos Ojos.

    Sylvie et Laurent

    February 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 12 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    December 2013
  • If you need to have TV and use your phone this is not the place for you. Lovely little cabana, 2 minute walk to the beach. I really enjoyed having a place to just relax and read with no deadlines or need to push myself to do more than I needed. Staff at Akiin Beach Club were wonderful and I had a great time swimming, relaxing and reading. Mimi came by to say hello and we had a nice visit. Thank you for everything!

    July 2013
    Mimi & Richard
    Response from Mimi & Richard:

    Thank you Iris! You are most welcome back anytime.

    July 2013
  • Our stay at the Pico Beach Hotel was ~OK.

    When we arrived there were signs renting the rooms out for $50 a night... so we shouldn't have bothered to book in advance.

    The service was ok, but there were a few rainy days the staff didn't come to give us service and we really needed it (Lizards like to poop on beds). The bathrooms were also often dirty, and on the beach that can be kinda gross.

    Their main business is the AKIIN beach club restaurant, and the cabanas are a new venture that don't really have the infrastructure other places in the area have to actually host guests.

    We never met the hosts, and the reception closed every day at 4-5pm.

    I can't say I would stay here again or recommend it. There were much better deals at hotels and resorts that had more of a comfortable vibe. Sometimes it best to not prebook eh?

    June 2013
    Mimi & Richard
    Response from Mimi & Richard:

    Lilia, sorry you had a disappointing stay. We wish you would have let us know of any issues you were having and that you understood the properties description. We are a guest house catering to independent guests and we lack certain amenities and that is usually made up in the very fair prices we offer, most of our guests embrace that. As for the giant several story restaurant, you are mistaken that is a house we also rent. Akiin is in fact next door to the cabanas at pico beach. The small hill protects from wind and all our cabanas are a 30 second walk to the beach or less.

    June 2013
  • I enjoyed my stay here because it was quiet, clean and beach access was very convenient. The downside wasn't so much that there were no toilets in the cabanas but that the toilet in the men's room had practically no water pressure so would barely flush. One day it was completely stopped up and unusable which meant going off site to find a toilet. But Mimi is delightful and seems eager to please so I imagine this issue has been addressed. This place is a good bargain considering the price and it is practically on the beach so can recommend it and would consider staying here again.

    May 2013
    Mimi & Richard
    Response from Mimi & Richard:

    Glad you had a good stay. The bathroom issue has indeed been addressed. Come back anytime. Thanks!

    May 2013
  • the loacation was great and the cabanas were nice...I liked the type of people that stayed also- cool travelers. Place was kept clean....I would go back...

    March 2013
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Pico Beach by Akiin, La Palmita studios Tulum, Adventure Fitness Club, Akiin Beach Tulum, Alux Restaurant
We are a Mexican American brother & sister team of young entrepreneurs overworking ourselves in paradise. We have a garden oasis of five rustic beach side garden cabanas, a second floor suite, a third floor rustic perch with sea view and a beach front home. It's called Pico Beach by Akiin. Our simple properties are run more as a guest house than hotel and cater to independent travelers that want a simple, rustic, and relaxed Tulum experience. Bikes and taxis can be hired easily in this fabulous part of Tulum's Southern beach zone. Some of the maps are incorrect, we are located ON THE BEACH road between Ahau Tulum and coqui coqui hotel, directly next door to Akiin Beach Club. The cabanas are part of Akiin Beach Club but are in their own garden area of the property. We update our calendar religiously. Well behaved children are welcome. Please note that events and groups use the beach club space on a regular basis and weddings occur most weekends through out the year but most heavily November through June. Please keep this in mind prior to booking, especially during the winter months. We now have fully furnished studios in downtown Tulum! *PLEASE CHECK IN between 12 and 8pm and NO LATER than 10pm.* *We are NOT currently taking reservations for next season and will be doing some maintenance between October and November. We're on Tulum time so that may change. Thank you.* Hosts: Richard works in marketing, property management and as of this year opened his own restaurant. In his spare time he plays with Malix Futbol Club de Tulum and plays ultimate frisbee. He travels whenever possible. His favorite places in the world are New York City, Guanajuato and Mumbai. Mimi manages property as works in some creative endeavors. She is usually the one to answer messages and is the main property manager. In her free time she finds all the best places to eat and drink. She is also a seasoned traveler. Her favorite places include Bagan, San Miguel Allende and Paris. We spend a lot of time swimming in the local cenotes, one of the coolest natural wonders in the world! We also love to read, eat, swim, dive, and plan our next adventure. We travel as much as we can, especially in the summer and fall. Our place has continued to grow and we are quite busy with other projects. We are part of Akiin beach club and have helpful staff members who work with us.
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