About This Listing
Large cabana with two double beds. This simple & comfortable space is perfect for friends or a small family. It has a lush garden view and is steps away from the beach. A perfect place to relax. Please note: no kitchen, no hot water, shared bathroom.
Ample and simple rustic cabaña on small property with a lush garden view just a few sandy steps from the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. A great beachside cabaña furnished with the basics: two double beds, mosquito nets, closets, chairs, a fan, and reading lamps.
Perfect for small family or friends. Great place to relax, disconnect and enjoy nature. Chill in the hammock just outside your room and look up at the gently swaying palm trees. Take in the old Tulum experience while it’s still here.
Cabaña Arena is ideal for independent travelers.
Walk out onto the beach for a late night stroll, the moon lighting up the white sand for miles ahead. Look up at the stars and fall in love with Tulum.
Please note: There is no kitchen access and no hot water. The shared bathroom is nearby.
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.
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 24-hour 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.
It was our second time at Pico Beach and we were not disappointed , great place and great staff ! We surely be back there again soon!
Everything about Tulum and Pico Beach was perfect. I spent just 2 days there with my kids, age 14 and 11 and we had a great time. The beach is perfect for swimming, the food and drinks are reasonably priced and it was a low-key, enjoyable vacation. We then went to Cancun and wished we had spent the entire vacation at Pico Beach in Tulum!
We couldn't recommend Pico Beach more. We loved our cabana which was perfectly spacious and comfortable and was cleaned everyday. Mimi and Leo her assistant were lovely and so helpful. We shall be back next year for sure! Thank you! x
Our stay at the Pico Beach Hotel was ~OK.
I was a bit disappointed, because the "BEACHSIDE" all in capitals in the title is a bit misleading unless you are familiar with the area. Yes, its is on the side of the road where the beach is, but between your cabana and the beach is a small hill and a GIANT several story restaurant that caters to large groups others had mentioned here. This cabana is also the furthest from the beach but the only one advertising the "BEACHSIDE."
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?
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. None are advertised as beach front. Beach side means located at a beach, we have 15 meters of it for guest use.
We stayed for a week in Cabana Arena and had a great time. The cabana was clean and well maintained. Its just a short walk from the sea and the water was wonderful. Mimi was a great host offering plenty of advice on the best places to east in town. She even took us with her for a swim in a local cenote. We would be happy to go back again some time.
this place was really really great.amazing location, amazing rustic (but very well kept) cabana, amazing beach, and mimi was a great host. nothing more to say really but if you're coming to Tulum, just forgo the 200/night a places and do this instead, you'll be glad you did
Wonderful experience overall. The Cabana stays nice and cool and has beautiful big windows that open towards the ocean, We stayed in Arena which was furthest from the beach, but still close enough to hear the water at night. It was nice to find beach towels on hand there, we didn't see that they were provided on the description (maybe we missed it) and we were running around Tulum center trying to bargain hunt beach towels. Good thing we didn't buy, they are provided at the Cabana. Just a heads up, when they say they provide water, its one bottle per person, not a garafon, so just bring more bottles with you from town if you are on a budget. Shower is very low pressure (and cold- but that is stated, and actually feel great!) but luckily there was a shower right on the beach that had great pressure to get all the sand out of your suit and your hair. We didn't meet Mimi or Richard, they were on vacation we were told, but we enjoyed our stay so much and hope to come back!! Also, the location is fabulous, right in the middle of the beach strip and there is a great cafe Il Barino across the street that serves fresh juices and the best Juevos Mexicanos around for $60 pesos! Also a yoga studio that has class schedule posted in the cafe.
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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!
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