Large room with private bathroom steps away from beach. The balcony and terrace have Caribbean Sea and jungle views. Comfortable, basic room with king size bed, small dining set & love seat. Located on second floor, this is our only room with A/C.
Large suite style room with king size bed, closet, dresser, large full-length mirror, dining table and chairs, love seat, closet, floor fan, ipod dock, A/C and private bathroom. You also have a small balcony and a large deck. The deck is technically shared as it is used to access another room, but functionally it is exclusive to the Caribbean Suite.
The room is steps away from the Caribbean Sea and has a nice view of the water between the roofs of the palapas in front of it. It's cool, clean and light-filled. This room is big and brightly painted. Our Caribbean Suite is simple but you don't need much when staying so close to Tulum's natural beauty.
The large deck is ideal for watching the stars at night; on a moonless night you can easily make out the Milky Way.
Please note, the room itself is a converted storage room and there are some noises associated with the solar powered batteries located behind the room. Most guests find this a minor issue. Also, there is no hot water, no mini fridge and no kitchen access.
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. Remember to wear a helmet and ride single file when on public roads.
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.
The sinks and showers drain to a grey water garden so please use biodegradable soaps if possible.
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.
Please close windows and doors when not in use.
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.
We couldn't find the place when we first arrived and tried calling Richard about 10 times. He never picked up or called back. The place is actually very easy to find but it is not very well explained in the website. Also, I sent out an email a few days before arrival just to make sure everything was ok, which he never respond. On the plus side, there was a very comprehensive explanatory sheet in the bedroom and staff (Daniel in particular) was very helpful.
Richard is a great host and Pico Beach is amazing. The studio is spacious and has a powerful AC. We didn't notice any noise from the solar panels. As the property is right on the beach, guests should expect a beach-style bathroom. As mentioned on the profile, hot water is not guaranteed and water pressure is low. So long as you're fine with that you'll have an excellent time!
We couldn't have been happier with the location - on the beach road in the hotel district, with lots of restaurants, cafés, bike hire shops etc in close proximity. Walking distance to everything, about a 30min pleasant bike ride to Tulum temples (bikes $12USD from a place across the road). When we wanted to go into tulum town taxis were easy to flag down, about $10USD one way. The beach was about 10m from our front door and we could hear the waves at night. Unfortunately the wifi wasn't working, which was an issue for us. No hot water, but the weather was warm so not a big problem. Mimi and her staff were friendly and helpful. We would definately recommend others to stay here, we had a wonderful time
Mimi was very helpful and Leo was present for most of the day to provide any assistance or recommendations. It's a simple room with bathroom, but does have electricity (and A/C!). For Tulum, it's both fairly priced and nicely put together.
THE room is big and well located, just 2 steps for THE beach, with a big Tv and sky service. THE bathroom is very Old and with no warm water. THE wifi is not very good working. THE restaurant is very good but only for breakfast and Lunch is close for dinner but you can find good restaurants on THE beach. Mimi is very kind and offer us THE first breakfast. Tulum is a very special place in Mexico.
mimi's place is just amazing! we had such an awesome time there! our room was clean and nice. the beach is ...... there are no words to describe this beach! my first impression was ''paradise''!
the stuff was very friendly and helpful!
thanks mimi and leo for everything!
we will come back ;)
cheers Lorenz & Felix
It was so nice to switch up our accommodations during our trip - the first half we stayed in the town but the second half we wanted to wake up with our toes in the sand. This was just right! With great restaurants a few seconds' walk on the beach in either direction, or across the road, a parking spot (not that we needed our rental at that point), the location of this place is right in the sweet spot. We had a partial view of the ocean, but it lulled us to sleep all night and all we needed to do was run down the steps from our balcony and we were THERE! We also had nice access to all of the beach loungers, beach chairs and even beach beds! Paradise!
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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!