Cabana Luna TULUMbeach ample Rustic

Hut - Private room · Hectares Km, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The Space

Ample, light filled, simple and rustic cabana on private property with garden view. Just a few sandy steps from gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Pico Beach is a great place to relax and disconnect. Shared bathrooms are close by. Electricity 24hrs. Cabana Luna is ideal for independent travelers! Please read the entire property description and our profile before booking.

Pico beach is a unique space in great part of Tulum beach area. Our lovely garden oasis includes picnic table and outside chairs, hammocks, coconut trees and many plants. There are 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, lamp and fan. This cabana has a single day bed for a third guest or lounging. An additional fee applies after 2 people.

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 a bit slow and unreliable. WIFI locations at nearby beach clubs and restaurants are often open to clients. There is no hot water.
There is no kitchen access.

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.

Day passes to the 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. Beach access can be shared.

Cleaning daily, fresh towels and sheets every third day.

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

Cabana LUNA at Pico Beach Tulum.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Overall I liked my 2 day stay at Pico beach. The cabanas are basic but cute. I wouldn't call the cabanas "ample rustic" but maybe in comparison to some of the surrounding boutique hotels. The beach was beautiful and you have access to the bar and beach chairs from the beach club next door. I also found the garden and hammocks a nice place to relax.

    I stayed in Luna - the double bed was comfortable but the single bed my sister slept on was very hard. Someone comes in to make the bed each day, which is nice. I think the cabanas are a little overpriced for what you get (shared bathroom, basic amenities) but Tulum is expensive. Despite the windows, Luna was stuffy and had a slight damp smell. It would help if the fan they provided could oscillate. They should also provide a safe. Wifi never worked for me.

    Aldo, the concierge at Akiin Beach Club next door was the best concierge I think I've ever met. He checked us in and out, and went above the call of duty to help us and make sure we enjoyed our stay. Nicest guy I met in Mexico. I never met Mimi or Richard.

    I probably wouldn't come back to Pico Beach, but it has nothing to do with the property or cabanas. I was turned off by the location, which having been my first time in Tulum, I didn't realize Pico Beach was literally squeezed in the middle of a long strip of beach clubs, and expensive hippy-chic boutique hotels and restaurants. Not my preference and not for the budget traveler but some people might like the location. The restaurants around Pico beach had amazing food, but be prepared to pay a lot. You can ride a bike (or take a cab) to the main town where you can find less expensive restaurants and local markets. The plus to this location is it was easy to find great live music at the other hotels.

    Tip: don't leave Tulum without checking out a couple of the beautiful cenotes in the area.

    April 2014
    Mimi & Richard
    Response from Mimi & Richard:

    Thank you for you feedback. We try our hardest to give accurate description of our property but it is impossible to please everyone. Tulum is expensive and usually our guests embrace our simple amenities and our price point. I'm sorry we didn't meet you during your short two day stay but we do have helpful and kind staff. Glad you enjoyed Tulum even though it was not quite what you expected.

  • The photos do not lie. The place is BEAUTIFUL. The caban, of course, is rustic like it says it is it is, but I had a great experience, it's very quiet at night with lots of places nearby, and very easy to get to. Everyone was super nice and the beach was amazing, even at night. Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • Go for it. These are a couple of bungalows on the nicest stretch of beach in Tulum. For Tulum standards, the price is not a bad deal. The place is signposted as "Pico Beach", but it's easier to find the sign for "Akiin Club" - a rustic beach club that lies between your bungalow and the beach proper, and whose facilities (beach chairs etc.) you can use. The bungalows seem relatively new and are therefore pretty clean, comfy beds. Nothing fancy, no A/C of course, but all you really need. There is 24 hour electricity. Forget the wifi though, it never worked when I was there. The bathrooms are shared, likewise a simple but very clean affair - much in keeping with the beach atmosphere. Parking is available. There are a number of restaurants and bars within walking distance (all of them pricy of course - for cheaper deals, you have to go into town). There is no 24 hour reception desk, and if a miscreant had their mind set on it, there would be nothing to prevent their just walking in and break into the bungalows - but one gets the impression these things don't happen much in Tulum.

    April 2014
    Mimi & Richard
    Response from Mimi & Richard:

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay. Though we do not have a 24hr reception (we don't claim to either) we do have multiple staff members that live on the property and a night watchman. Tulum is, for the most part, very safe. Our clean and simple cabanas may lack some amenities but the relaxed ambiance and very reasonable prices make up for it. As mentioned in our profile and in the very detailed confirmation email we send to guests once they've booked pico beach is a garden oasis that is part of Akiin. We like to keep things simple and basic so that our guests can enjoy Tulum's biggest luxury- nature.
    Thank you! -Mimi

  • The city of Tulum and its beach is fantastic. The beach right outside of the cabana was our favorite during our trip in Mexico. The cabana is located in a neat street filled with restaurants and stores. The food is quite expensive. The cabana itself is just as advertised. It gets quite hot and humid and is uncomfortable to sleep in the rooms but that was expected.

    March 2014
  • This is a great spot. The bungalows are almost on the beach and located in one of the best spots in the Tulum area for restaurants and shops. They're very reasonably priced and everything is in good condition. Mimi and Richard are super friendly and a great help for planning activities in the area. As mentioned in the description and again in the confirmation email there are sometimes big tour groups and weddings at Akiin Beach next door so be aware of that. The beach is awesome, the water is perfect, and the mosquitoes weren't as bad as I'd thought they might be.

    March 2014
    Mimi & Richard
    Response from Mimi & Richard:

    Thanks Jacob! Come back soon.

  • The location was beautiful and the grounds are keep in great condition. I loved the rustic feel of the bathrooms and showers and we probably had the best beach furniture in Tulum. The mosquito nets above the bed definitely came in handy as you are definitely in the jungle so insects are common. Also, you will not find a better value lodging in Tulum - we only booked our first two nights because we wanted to look around and stay somewhere else but everything else was 2 to 3 times more expensive so we ended up staying there the whole time. Def would come back to this place again...

    March 2014
  • I just returned from a 5 day stay at the Pico Beach Cabanas and stayed in Cabana Luna. First let me say that overall I could not have been happier with my stay as it was absolutely paradise and I will for sure return. Here are my thoughts:
    1) location - the cabanas are literally 50 steps from Pico Beach which is beautiful with white sand and absolutely clear water. It is incredibly beautiful and one of the better beaches in the world. Also, there are ton of restaurants, yoga studios, and bars all around but it is not crowded at all like Playa del Carmen or Cancun. Perfect!
    2) Cabanas - they have a nice full size bed, chairs, shelves to place your stuff and nice table. The room is also equipped with a fan, electric plugs and has ample lighting. The room does not have AC but because it is a high thatched roof and has big windows, it is very comfortable. The room came with a huge bottle of water, beach and shower towels, was well set-up and exceeded all expectations.
    3) Shower & bath - you have to share a shower, toilet, sinks and urinal with other guests and there is only cool water. But it was absolutely fine and you never had to wait and because it is a small facility and you barely see anyone around other than on the beach. So don't let the common bath situation dissuade you from staying there because it was very clean, comfortable but at the same time wonderfully rustic. It is like camping but all of the comforts.
    4) Facilities - there is a beach club connected to the cabanas and you have full use of the chairs, lounges, shade beds, kayaks, etc. and it is very comfortable. They also have a very good restaurant and a bar during the day to get drinks. There are some tour groups that come by during mid-day but they are there only a few hours and are gone. The service at the beach club is super laid back, friendly and they make you feel like you are home.
    5) Internet - the internet works occasionally and when it does it is great. But this is also a huge benefit as you can keep connected enough to stay in touch with work/family but not remain in contact 24/7 so you can actually enjoy your vacation. Enjoy the beach!

    Finally I think the staff at the Pico Beach Cabanas including Mimi are all there to make sure you have a good time. If you are looking for a 5-star hotel with a pool, concierge, room service, then this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a simple place to disconnect, with an incredible beach, nice facilities and very comfortable, this is a great option. I travel internationally 90% of the time and this was I think one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. Incredible place.

    March 2014
    Mimi & Richard
    Response from Mimi & Richard:

    Thank you very much Cliff!

  • Very nice experience, and one of the best budget formula for cabanas on the beach. The cabanas are simple, but (email hidden), separated from the beach club, which we found good, especially in case a wedding is celebrated in the club (which happens).

    The cabanas are cleaned every day.

    As other people said, if you want to come in Tulum, you will definitely want to stay on the beach, for instance to profit on a starry sky while taking a midnight bath, and this place is a fair budget option.

    February 2014
    Mimi & Richard
    Response from Mimi & Richard:

    Our apologies over the insects. We are in the jungle and we mention that in our property description. Our rustic cabanas are otherwise cleaned daily and a great value for the area.

  • Loved my stay here! Mad Props to the cleaning ladies;) Mimi and Leo (their property manager???) were very helpful and accommodating . I also appreciated the security presence at night because hanging out at the beach in the swings or on the lounges under a full moon was a highlight of my trip to Mexico. Not that I felt unsafe at all, it was just comforting. I would definitely stay here again.

    January 2014
  • Beautiful location in a beautiful place. We felt like beach royalty. The staff were absolutely lovely, especially Leo! Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Definitely bring insect repellant.

    January 2014
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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 6pm and NO LATER than 10pm.* *We are NOT currently taking reservations for next season and will be doing maintenance and construction sometime between September 1st to November 1st. We're on Tulum time so that may change. Thank you.* Hosts: Richard works in marketing, translations and property management. 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 off season. Our buisness has continued to grow and we are quite busy with other projects. We do however have helpful staff members who work with us.
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