About this listing
Cute little cabaña with a double bed steps away from the beach. Lush garden view. All you need for a simple Tulum experience. Ideal location. Great place to relax and disconnect. Please note: no kitchen, no hot water. Shared bathrooms are close by.
A simple little cabaña in a unique lush garden space on an ideal stretch of Tulum’s beach.
The clean, cool room has a beautiful thatched roof and essential amenities: a double bed, desk and chairs, closet, mosquito net and fan. One of the walls has been hand painted by a local artist with a mural inspired by the coral reef just off the coast.
Cabaña Coral is a great place to relax and disconnect. Open a bottle of wine at the picnic table under the palm trees just outside your room and enjoy the stars shining brightly overhead. It’s just another day in paradise.
Cabaña Coral is ideal for independent travelers.
Please note there is no kitchen access and no hot water. Shared bathrooms are close by.
The best thing you will have access to is the white sand Caribbean beach just steps from your room.
The beach access is through our affiliated beach club located on the same property. Use of Akiin Beach Club facilities, such as furniture, outdoor showers, etc. are included. The beach club is usually open for breakfast and lunch. They also have an easy-going beach bar. The beach club is open to the public and often hosts groups and weddings.
You will also have access to the lush jungle garden, which features hammocks and a picnic table. The garden is exclusively for guests of our eight accommodations, so it’s pretty private.
There are sea kayaks on the property that are available for your use.
We offer Wi-Fi, though it is slow and often unreliable. If constant Wi-Fi access is important to you we are unable to provide it at this time. Many Wi-Fi locations at nearby beach clubs and restaurants are available.
Guests can request a gym pass for Adventure Fitness Club located in downtown Tulum, 10-15 minutes away by car. It features a fully equipped gym, hot showers, lockers and more. The classes included in your gym pass may change, but previously have included yoga, zumba, latin dance, cross-fit, spinning, and others. They can also help you hire a personal trainer, private dance classes and other services.
Interaction with Guests
It is unlikely that we will be there for check in/out. We try and meet our guests at some point during their stay, but we don’t always coincide. If you have a question or concern please let us or our staff know as soon as possible; don’t wait to run into us.
We work with a small staff to ensure you have a relaxing and positive experience. The cleaning staff will stop in every day, and there is a property manager on site all afternoon.
We cater to independent travelers that look for privacy and are happy to explore on their own.
In an emergency our property managers are available by phone; also the head of maintenance lives on site, though he does not speak English.
We are always happy to help, but until we develop mind reading abilities, please let us know if you have any questions or issues as they occur. We appreciate having the opportunity to address them.
Great beach location, a quick 10-15 minute drive from Tulum town and highway 307, minutes from local cenotes, Tulum's ruins and the Sian Kaan Biosphere.
We are also very close to all the hip jungle side boutiques, restaurants and bars.
Our property is in an ideal part of Tulum’s wide palm strewn southern beaches between Ahau Tulum and Coqui Coqui. Some of our neighbors include Hartwood, Casa Jaguar, Cenzontle, Uno Astrolodge, Shiva, Yoga Shala and Il Barino.
La Zebra is a great place to take a free salsa dancing class on Sundays. They also have great mojitos made with fresh sugar cane juice.
There is a great little wine store on the property. It also has a nice selection of mezcal and tequila. What better way to take in the natural beauty of your surroundings?
Several bike rentals are nearby so you can explore the area.
We are happy to make additional recommendations once you have arrived.
The full moon lights up this world-renowned beach whose white sand reflect the moonlight so well you can almost read by it. There is very little light pollution so the stars are endless and amazing.
Visit us from May to September and experience the joy of turtle season, there are a few mamma turtles that come up on our beach each year. Arrive in August-September and you are almost guaranteed to see some babies heading out to sea.
Tulum is a small community so it’s easy to discover your own favorite spots.
Rent a bike. Many local attractions like cenotes and the Tulum ruins are in biking distance. Closer to home you will find many great restaurants, bars and boutiques.
Renting a car is another great way to get around the area, especially for longer stays. We recommend getting one at the airport when you first arrive. There are also rental companies in Tulum. Downtown Tulum is less about ten minutes away by car, and you can find many great places to eat and shop that are more budget friendly once you leave the beach road. There are many other cool things to do in the surrounding areas, like climbing the Coba ruins, snorkeling with turtles in Akumal, walking the colonial streets of Valladolid, swimming in crystal clear cenotes, and more. All of this becomes accessible with a car.
Please be aware and alert when purchasing gas as the attendants are infamous for giving the wrong change and using sleight of hand to switch your bill for a lower denomination one.
There is a parking lot for your use on the property.
Taxi cabs are easily hailed and should have a price list you can ask to consult. If haggling, do so prior to getting in the cab. Tipping is appreciated but not expected (except for airport runs or all day excursions when tips are standard).
In town you will find the ADO bus station, an inexpensive way to get to the airport as well as various archeological sites.
Public transportation vans, a.k.a. "colectivos," can be hailed from the main avenue in town as they go up to Playa del Carmen (they will drop you off anywhere along their route too). There are also vans that go to the beach, but these must be taken from specific stops in town. You can hail these down on the beach road as well, though they are primarily for those commuting to and from work on the beach and they sometimes won’t stop for tourists.
Tour companies are another great way to explore the area. The Sian Kaan Biosphere is Mexico’s largest freshwater preserve. As such it is best explored from a boat or kayak. With a guide you can see the tremendous number of birds that nest here, float down canals used by the ancient Mayans and watch the sun set into the lagoon at the end of the day. Let us know and we can help set you up with a tour.
Other Things to Note
All of our properties are non-smoking. This is strictly enforced as it is a serious fire hazard for our thatched roof palapas. We would also prefer that our guests stay safe.
We recommend you bring a flashlight or headlamp, mosquito repellent and sunscreen with high SPF.
Many establishments on the beach are cash only. ATM's are located in various locations throughout the beach road, including one on our property. However the ATM’s located in town and at grocery stores are less prone to being out of service and have lower fees.
Please do not throw toilet paper in the toilet, use the wastebaskets provided instead.
Rooms are cleaned daily; fresh towels and sheets are provided every third day unless requested. Keep in mind that all water and electricity must be brought in or generated so please be mindful of your consumption.
All rooms have 24hr electricity.
Well-behaved children are welcome.
You may want to ask if there is a wedding or event planned at the beach club during your stay. Weddings occur some weekends throughout the year and can go until 2am. On those occasions the beachfront area is cordoned off so that you have a private beach separate from the wedding party.
We do not have hot water on site.
There is no kitchen access.
Our property is not baby-proofed.
Please keep these limitations in mind before you book.
Toilet paper must be thrown in bin, not in the toilet.
No smoking inside.
No candles, no incense, etc.
Do not wash clothes on the property. Clotheslines are for bathing suits and towels only.
Please remember we are off the grid so please be mindful of your water and electric consumption.
Be kind to the blinds.
Take the time to fully explore and read through the property listing, as there is a lot of information here that will prove useful during your stay.
Please be respectful of neighbors, keep noise levels to a minimum. No loud music after 10pm.
Please check-in between 12 and 8pm.
Check out is before 12pm.
The room was nice and cleaning staff was good. They forgot to turn the lights on in our area both nights so I was kind of creepy how dark that area was. Wifi didn't work, owner didn't seem to care. Just said go to neighboring restaurants.
A clean cabana that was pretty cute.
Pros: We were literally steps from the beach. There were hammocks everywhere and it was a very pretty location. The shared bathrooms were cleaned daily and very convenient. Plenty of beach chairs right out front. There is a liquor store and coffee shop within a short walk from the cabana. It's also across the street from Hartwood which is supposedly the hip place on the beach.
Cons: The beach itself is very expensive and consists only of restaurants. The grocery store is a cab ride away. Thrifty travelers might want to bring a cooler for provisions. There is a club across the street that played loud club music but it wasn't a big problem. There is also a 500 peso (or passport or drivers license) key deposit we weren't aware of, but we got the deposit back pretty easily.
Overall we were very happy with our stay. Much cheaper than the fancy resorts next door and the beach access couldn't be easier. FYI the management expects you to tip housekeeping -- we weren't sure how much so we left 100 pesos for each day.
Communicating with Richard during the booking process was super easy and he went out of his way to accommodate my friend and I for our short trip to Tulum. His instructions for arrival were clear and easy to follow.
The room and bathroom are as described . Super cute, but definitely basic - be sure to bring mosquito repellent. Bathroom is shared and very clean. Wifi definitely doesn't work in the cabañas and I had limited cell service as well. Location can't be beat - you can easily walk right out to a beautiful beach within seconds and there's plenty of chairs and sand for relaxing. The beach club next door serves food - we only ate breakfast and it was pretty good & nice staff.
My only issues:
1) It was a little difficult to find someone who was actually the host. Richard's online communication was great prior to arrival, but we never met him or the other person mentioned in the arrival email. The lady who helped us didn't seem to know how we had booked the reservation and wasn't sure if payment had been completed. We never heard from anyone with the cabañas about check in and when we checked out at noon, the offices were all closed.
2. After giving it some thought, I personally feel that this listing is a little overpriced. Its super cute and the location is great, but at this price, I would love to see some extras, such as soap/shampoo, extra towels, and maybe a cup of coffee in the morning. Or, keep things as-is at a lower price.
My wife and I had a great experience at Cabaña Coral. We were late getting to the property because there was an hour difference in the time which we forgot about. Luckily, there was someone there to show us to the room. The price, location and quality of the accommodation were as described in the listing. Since we were there during the slower summer months it felt like we had the place to ourselves. Great restaurants across the street and a beautiful beach just steps away.
Alex met us the next day and was very friendly and helpful. Would love to visit again.
No conocimos a Mimi y a Richard pero Alex y Flor hicieron todo lo posible por que nuestra estancia fuera lo mas agradable posible. Nos gusto mucho el lugar.
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 have a good bar 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!
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About the Host, Richard
Richard is a Mexican American young entrepreneur overworking himself in paradise. His sister Mimi is the former property manager and our friend Alex is now part of the team.
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! They are in the heart of Tulum town and make the perfect base to explore the area.
*PLEASE CHECK IN between 12 and 8pm and NO LATER than 10pm.*
Richard works in marketing, property management and as of this year opened his own restaurant. In his spare time he swims, dives, plays with Malix Futbol Club de Tulum and also plays ultimate frisbee. He travels whenever possible. His favorite places in the world are New York City, Guanajuato and Mumbai.
Alex is our go to property manager and has become an essential part of our team. When not playing ultimate or taking his dogs to the beach he is usually the one to answer messages.
Our place has continued to grow and we are quite busy with other projects and often work remotely. Our beach properties are part of Akiin beach club and we have helpful staff members who work with us. Our new downtown studio apartments are an ideal base to explore the area with more modern comforts like AC and strong WIFI.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Tulum!