Ample beachside cabaña sleeps three (on a double & single bed). Great place to relax and disconnect. It is simple, comfortable and cozy with a lush garden view. Steps from the sea. Please note: no kitchen, no hot water. Shared bathrooms are close by.
Ample light filled, simple and rustic cabaña on private property with a lush garden view. It is just a few sandy steps from the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Our lovely little oasis includes a picnic table and outside chairs, hammocks, coconut trees and many native plants.
The room has beautiful thatched roof and simple amenities such as a desk and chairs, closet, mosquito net, lamp and fan. All that an independent traveler might need. This cabaña has a single day bed for a third guest or lounging. The cheerful mural in the room is by a local artist and was inspired by the flowers in our garden.
Please note: There is no kitchen access. There is no hot water. Shared bathrooms are close by. An additional fee applies after two people.
Welcome to Cabaña Luna.
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.
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.
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 spent two nights here. The location is great and the staff is very friendly. The address they provided was wrong (at 7.2km instead of 9.5km) and our taxi driver had to ask around to find it. The beach is accessible through a restaurant that was closed while we were there. The room had two beds, but only one had a mosquito net for the first night. There were lots of mosquitoes and it was hard to sleep. Definitely bring some repellent. The room is very hot and does not cool down at night. Bring some ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. The place was clean, but did not get cleaned during our stay. You will get one towel per person and the towels are only changed after three days. If you want to use your towel at the beach and for showering, better bring another one with you.
The Cabanas are fine and the beach in Tulum is very Nice. But if We had known that the main business is the VERY loud and noisy weddings we would definetely NOT have booked Pico beach.
Its like no one Care about the Pico beach guests and only Think about the weddings! The restaurant was often closed.
Would not recomend it!!!
The beach was beautiful, except we got burglarised while we slept on our 9th night. They took 4000 pesos that we left on the table by the door. Mimi felt bad abt it. However, we did not feel safe anymore so we left the hotel for another.
The owner of this place needs to secure their place, and make sure there are no thieves working for them.
There was an old staff (Guatemalan) who was always friendly to me, but the morning after the incident he didn't speak to me. I have no evidence, but he saw my wallet out w my pesos when I was paying for my drinks. I just thought it was weird that he did not speak to me when I told him I got burglarized (someone translated for him). He avoided me. Weird.
Kim once again we apologize for this incident. This is the first time this has happened on our property. We have a night watchman and multiple staff living on the property and thankfully this has never been an issue. We are also disappointed that you did not mention the staff member (who has been with us for five years) to us directly. Although we reimbursed you for your last few nights and asked if you wanted to file a police report we realize we cannot undo this. We've had many guests enjoy their time here without incident. Though your review is negative and accusatory and we are very disappointed about the entire incident we will work towards making our guests feel safer. We aim to help people relax and this was an isolated incident that does not reflect the general experience of our guests.
We really enjoyed our stay at Pico Beach. We stayed in Luna and it was clean and as advertised. The shared bathrooms were clean and well stocked. No complaints! Our fan in our room stopped working, we ran into Richard and he said they would replace it with a new one ASAP and he did just that. Mimi came by to say hello as well. Great hosts. Aldo was very helpful and marked points of interest and food options on a map for us and was very kind and fun to talk with. We would stay again if we go back.
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.
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!
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.
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
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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!