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Sanara Tulum 4.0

Tulum, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo

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  • Tranquil eco-boutique hotel in Tulum's hotel zone
  • Jungle landscape with direct access to private section of beach
  • Bright minimalist rooms with balconies or terraces
  • Beachside yoga studio with daily classes, including paddleboard yoga
  • Spa offering massages, healing treatments, and nutritional programs
  • Indoor/outdoor restaurant serving healthy, organic fare
  • Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available
  • Laid-back bar serving alcohol, plus mocktails, juices, and smoothies
  • Small pool plus bike rentals and water activities available
  • Tiny boutique selling clothing and accessories
  • Free Wi-Fi, parking, and welcome drink


  • Restaurant, spa, and bike rentals are pricey
  • No TVs in rooms (a plus for some)
  • Children under 12 aren't allowed during certain months (pro for some)

Bottom Line

Located in the heart of Tulum, Sanara Tulum is a four-pearl eco-boutique hotel. All 19 minimalist rooms are set within green jungle gardens, with direct access to a private sandy beach with seafront day beds. It has a spacious beachfront yoga studio with daily classes, plus a tranquil spa offering massages, healing treatments, and nutritional programs. The indoor-outdoor restaurant serves healthy, organic fare, with a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes. The adjoining bar offers fresh juices and smoothies, as well as beer, wine, and cocktails. There's also a small pool, clothing boutique, bike rentals, and free Wi-Fi. Keep in mind that children under 12 are prohibited in certain months, so families might consider the nearby Cabanas Tulum Hotel instead, which adds a free breakfast.

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Tranquil, eco-boutique hotel with minimal decor

Owned by entrepreneur Charlie Gay and holistic health advocate Daniella Hunter, this hotel has a strong commitment to environmental and social sustainability, as well as health, healing, and wellness. Nestled between tropical jungle gardens and glistening turquoise waters, Sanara Tulum provides a serene environment for guests to kick back and relax. Swaying coconut palms and Mayan cheet trees surround the open-air lobby, leading out onto pristine white sands, scattered with shaded day beds for relaxing and reading. Architecture is sleek and simple, while decor is minimal, with bohemian touches. The property was built using eco-sensitive methods, with raw, locally-sourced wood furnishings. The vibe is laid-back and casual, with many guests dining in their beachwear or yoga pants. The peaceful atmosphere is well-suited to solo travelers and couples, but it's not so great for families with young children, as under 12s aren't allowed at certain times of year.


Beachfront hotel in the heart of Tulum, an easy walk to shops, bars, and restaurants

Sanara Tulum is in the southern part of Tulum's hotel zone, but is close enough to walk, cycle, or take a short taxi ride to many popular attractions. There are plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants in the immediate area, including the popular Hartwood restaurant (just a five-minute walk up the road). The Tulum ruins, an ancient archaeological site built by the Mayan civilization, are a 20-minute taxi ride from the hotel, while the ruins of Coba are around an hour's drive away. The lively beach bars of Playa Del Carmen are around a 40-minute drive, while adventure parks such as Xplor and Xcaret are 45 minutes away. Many travelers like to explore Mexico's sealife by swimming with turtles at Akumal Beach, which is a 40-minute drive from Sanara. Cancun International Airport is around an hour away by car.


Bright, white minimalist rooms with balconies or terraces

All 19 rooms at Sanara Tulum are light, airy, and simply designed. White walls and glazed concrete floors create a chic, minimalist canvas, while soft Italian bamboo-cotton bedding covers the king-size pillowtop beds. Handmade dreamcatchers hang above the beds, adding a homey, bohemian feel that looks sharp alongside angular pendant lighting. Furniture is kept minimal, with wardrobes, whitewashed wooden bedside tables, and bamboo ladder towel racks, though suites and villas have additional living and dining spaces. Sliding doors open out onto furnished balconies or terraces, offering ocean, garden, or pool views. Each room includes air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, safes, minibars, yoga mats, beach towels, and bottled water, though TVs are not included in any of the rooms. Suites add kettles and features like wet bars. Some can be combined to form multi-bedroom villas for larger groups. Bathrooms are chic, simple, and open-plan, with walk-in rainfall showers, vessel sinks, large wood-frame mirrors, and free natural Sanara toiletries. Some rooms include swish, separate soaking tubs. 


Private beach area, spa, healthy restaurant, plus free Wi-Fi

The Sanara Tulum has plenty of attractive facilities for those seeking tranquility. The spa and wellness center offers a choice of healing treatments, such as Ayurvedic massage, crystal healing, facials, and nutritional programs, providing guests with customized menus for the on-site restaurant, Real Coconut. Healthy fare makes up much of the menu, and dishes are made with locally-sourced, organic produce. The menu also has vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The laid-back bar serves beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic drinks like mocktails, juices, and smoothies.The bright and breezy yoga studio offers daily classes on the beach, as well as paddleboard yoga. There's also a private beach area with shaded day beds, a small pool for cooling off, and a small clothing boutique. Other services include laundry, dry cleaning, bike rentals, water activities, free parking, free Wi-Fi, and a free welcome drink. 

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