The 13 Best Tulum Eco Resorts You Love

Get ready for a tropical escapade with sandy toes, a jungle vibe, and eco-conscious bliss that come together in one place. Welcome to the breathtaking world of Tulum’s eco-friendly resorts. 

Tulum’s eco hotels and resorts are vacation goals. Dive into paradise where chic meets sustainable. A green paradise intertwining with modern luxury and pristine beaches meeting party times. 

Eco Resorts & Eco Hotels in Tulum, Mexico

You can find glamorous jungle tents, bungalows in the middle of the mangroves, palapas cabanas, and anything you could possibly think of for a tropical destination. 

Let me take you through a variety of accommodations for your next big eco-adventure.  

1. Azulik Hotel, Tulum

Azulik Hotel, Tulum

⭐Rating: 3.6 out of 5

Nestled among the lush greenery of the vibrant Mayan jungle, Azulik cannot be brushed aside like any other hotel. It’s a magical place with forty-eight hand-constructed villas seamlessly placed right at the center of a lush landscape.

This treehouse-inspired retreat is a testament to their philosophy of protecting nature. Despite all their construction, you’ll notice that the jungle around them is untouched and thriving.

You can expect much more from them than what you’d see at a typical getaway. At Azulik Hotel, they are a community fuelled by ancestral wisdom, a passion for art, and an unwavering love for Mother Earth.

As you walk through a maze of treehouses connected by wooden walkways lined with tropical flowers, you’ll see an amalgamation of luxury and nature.

room of Azulik Hotel

Don’t expect electricity while you’re there. But worry not; it’s a deliberate choice to help you disconnect from the hustle-bustle of your regular life and rediscover the primal joy of being in tune with nature.

They offer a variety of villas, like the Sea Villas with a breathtaking Caribbean view and the Mayan Villas in the jungle with outdoor tubs. Regardless, each villa boasts a Mayan mosaic bath filled with water from Azulik’s cenote.

From ancient ceremonies to sunrise yoga, it’s one of Tulum’s finest eco-hotels. Treat yourself to an organic spa session, take a stroll along the beachfront, or enjoy some cocktails and gastronomical delights at one of their three restaurants. Rediscover the joys of disconnecting.         

2. Zamas Hotel

Zamas Hotel

⭐Rating: 4.4 out of 5

For a tropical adventure where sustainability meets style in the heart of Tulum, Zamas Hotel is the place to be. If you’re looking for a unique getaway, this eco-resort is a celebration of vibrant local culture and the divinity of mother nature.

This place is a vibrant burst of tropical paradise with hammocks all around, spa services, and an open-air restaurant that offers a blend of Mexican and American cuisines. 

Enter a blissful world of beachside chic, airy palapas. You will find eighteen beautiful thatched roof cabins with spectacular views of either the garden or the sea. 

This hotel is a haven for artists and art enthusiasts. You’ll be able to enjoy plenty of murals within the hotel, and they also offer the “Tulum Street Art Tour,” where you can explore the local creations throughout the city.

inside view of Zamas Hotel

Even the owners are interesting! They are a California-based family with a zest for Tulum and its culture since 1996. They live on-site and are ready to spill the beans on the best local spots and the coolest ways to navigate around Tulum.

Eco-tourism is the essence of Zamas. The owners really walk the talk by genuinely cleaning the beach most naturally by letting the seaweed dry out in the sun, even if it means a bit of an uncomfortable and funky smell to the visitors. Get ready to have the time of your life.    

3. La Valise Tulum

La Valise Tulum

⭐Rating: 4.7 out of 5

Sandwiched between the wild jungle and the endless blue of the ocean, La Valise Tulum is not just a hotel – it’s a dreamscape that has come to life.

With exotic suites, each room is like a private oasis where reality takes a backseat. Sugary sand at your doorstep and ocean views that’ll steal your breath, and all that without compromising on the allure of the ancient Mayan ruins? Yes, you won’t find a better escape.

Bored of the luxury beach hut vibes? La Valise dials it up a notch. Amid towering pine trees, you’ll notice thatched roofs peeking through.

room of La Valise Tulum

All their rooms and suites are raised, so you’re guaranteed a front seat to the splendid view of the Caribbean. Enjoy an in-room breakfast, a dip in the infinity pool, sky showers, and a laid-back yet beautiful communal living space with Mexican antiques.

All this chill vibe doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the adventures. Get on a luxury yacht for coastal snorkeling, explore famous cenotes, and take a float in the Mayan canals.

Don’t miss out on the Laguna de Kaan Luum or the trek into the Mayan jungle. Get ready for excitement, relaxation, and adventure all in one neat bundle.    

4. Sueños Tulum

Sueños Tulum

⭐Rating: 4.7 out of 5 

A true hidden gem that screams beachside bliss, Suenos Tulum is pure laidback luxury that doesn’t receive the attention it really deserves. It’s tucked behind a whimsical wooden gate and rocky wall, making it a fun place to plan your next stay. 

Imagine going back in time and living in an ancient Mayan town; there is a coral rock lobby, beautiful folk art paintings, a central fire pit, and thatched roof palapas. It’s like entering a new world altogether. 

Spend your days laying in swaying hammocks tied across palm trees, lounging near the pool and beach. Or spend your nights around the communal bonfire and interact with fellow guests.   

room of Sueños Tulum

They have a unique, sandy outdoor area with a variety of seating options like lounge chairs, wooden slab benches, and plastic furniture to sit during sunset and sunrise.

Suenos intentionally gives you that communal vibe of a hostel or guesthouse (with board games, bike rentals, and libraries) combined with the luxurious amenities of a top-notch hotel.  

Check out their on-site amenities, like the restaurant with an elaborate Mexican menu, a bar that serves some lip-smacking cocktails, a pool, seamless WiFi, and personal yoga sessions.  

5. Ahau Tulum

Ahau Tulum

⭐Rating: 3.95 out of 5

For the luxurious eco traveler, Ahau Tulum has to be the most popular choice among them. Ahau Tulum is named after the Mayan sun god, Kinich Ahau, known as the epitome of universal awareness.

This personification of Mexican paradise is not limited to its tropical vibes and ocean views. Their commitment to environmental and social causes is commendable. Active contributors to local projects, fighting hunger, and uplifting the local community, they are true to their motto.

rooftop of Ahau Tulum

Ahau Tulum’s structure is constructed using locally sourced building materials, and all toiletries on site are natural or biodegradable, making the venue a true poster child of sustainable living. 

Each room has a rustic vibe at this beachfront resort, and you will find handcrafted artwork all over the venue. The resort is an eco-traveler’s dream come true with a touch of luxury. 

Despite the beautifully designed rooms, you’ll have plenty of reason to constantly step out, thanks to amenities like yoga sessions, sunrise meditation, swimming pools, Temazcal ceremonies, and spa treatments. 

6. Habitas Tulum

Habitas Tulum

⭐Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Habitas Tulum is a tropical paradise that is as eco-friendly as it is chic. Placed between the Caribbean Sea and the jungle, this place is famous for its epic experiences, unique gatherings, and its three-story lounge that hosts musical events. 

Known as the local green heroes, they work on forest restoration projects, offsetting carbon emissions, and local beach clean-up initiatives. They’re on a mission to save our planet, and they mean it to the extent that you’ll not find any single-use plastic on the premises. 

swimming pool at Habitas Tulum

If you’re a people person, this hotel has the perfect communal vibe for you. A lot of their patrons are drawn here thanks to their famous culinary wizard, Horacio Dardano, who runs the restaurant Moro. 

The rooms are individual sanctuaries with thatched roofs, outdoor rain showers, and canvas walls. Perfect to sit back and unwind. You can also take a dive in the swimming pool, go for a spa session, hit the beach, try their bikes to explore the town, or attend some local events.  

7. Papaya Playa Project

Papaya Playa Project

⭐Rating: 4.3 out of 5

A wild wonderland is how I can best describe the Papaya Playa Project. This mind-blowing resort seamlessly blends into the tapestry of Tulum’s beachy nature. It is located just a stone’s throw away from the ancient Mayan ruins. 

All their rooms offer a beautiful view of either the tropical gardens or the majestic ocean. During the day, this place is a recipe for mind and body relaxation with a uniquely tribal atmosphere.

You’ll get to enjoy private cabanas on the porch, tranquil spa sessions, relaxing hammocks, a bar serving up the most lip-smacking cocktails, and a fantastic restaurant. This resort is a treasure trove where all your expectations will be met and then some. 

As the sun goes down, they host some of the most epic night beach parties where you can become one with nature and dance the night away. Just because they are an eco-resort doesn’t mean you should underestimate their beach parties. Each party has a unique theme, like Life and Death or WooMoon.

Playa Project isn’t just a resort; it’s an exhilarating experience with fun, love, luxury, and nature, all in one place.      

8. Posada Lamar

Posada Lamar

⭐Rating: 4.1 out of 5

Enter the eco-friendly haven of Posada Lamar, where the sun, sea, and eco-consciousness collide just six kilometers away from Tulum Beach Road.

You will find beautiful bungalows all over the resort, each one decorated with vibrant interiors and boasting a stunning view of the sea. You can also stay in individual rooms embellished with local handicrafts and colorful fabrics.

Step out of your room and go to the terrace to bask in the sun while you relax in hammocks or sit under the palapa thatched roofs to escape the sun for a bit.

You will find yourself spending most of your day on the beach here. The spectacular stretch of sugary white sand and turquoise blue water will keep pulling you towards it. 

swimming pool of Posada Lamar

Even though there is no on-site restaurant, you won’t miss it. They will offer you an extravagant breakfast spread on your porch every morning.

Staying here places you a 15-minute drive away from the Tulum ruins and a mere 10 minutes away from the Tulum Pueblo. So you can easily step out and explore the local restaurants, bars, and shops.

And when you’re done with the day, relax yourself with a massage appointment. Then ask the staff to help you book day tours and local trips for you. They will be more than happy to assist you.    

9. Sanará

Sanará tulum resort

⭐Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Greeted with a welcome drink as you enter the tropical paradise of Sanara, you’ll feel a collusion of environmental commitment and holistic health vibes.

This brainchild of entrepreneurs Charlie Gay and Daniella Hunter is meant to be a true haven of relaxation and wellness. When entering the venue, you will immediately feel the serenity and tranquility in the air.

Guests’ first contact is with the open-air lobby with swaying coconut trees, Mayan chest trees, and palm trees. The whole place comes with simple and sleek architecture with a minimalistic vibe. The venue was built eco-sensitive, and only locally sourced furnishings were used.

The hotel is suitable for solo travelers, couples, and friend groups alike. Unwind with ayurvedic massages, crystal healing sessions, beach yoga sessions, and other activities at their wellness center. You’ll even find unique service offerings like paddleboard yoga. 

They also have a famous on-site restaurant called Real Coconut, with a healthy menu made using locally sourced, organic produce, including plenty of food options that are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

Kick back and relax at their bar, where you’ll find everything from beers, local wines, smoothies, curated cocktails, and even mocktails.   

10. Harmony Glamping

Harmony Glamping

⭐Rating: 4 out of 5

Are you bored of the regular eco-resorts and hotels? Here’s a new experience that’ll catch you by surprise. Get ready for a whirlwind of adventures at Harmony Glamping, where nature meets luxury and the Caribbean meets the Mayan jungle.

Built with sustainable materials like mayan-harvested dead wood and local rocks, it weaves a story about love for Mother Nature.

All the structures are strategically built at a slant to catch the Caribbean breezes, giving the guests a cool and ventilated retreat without relying on air conditioners and electricity.

yoga session at Harmony Glamping

When they say sustainable, they mean it. To the extent that the beds and other furniture are made using wooden pellets. Lush green gardens will surround you, as Harmony believes in collecting rainwater and recycling wastewater to hydrate their green patches.

You can choose from regular hotel rooms or glamorous tents. Whatever you choose, both have biodegradable goodies, luxuriously soft cotton bedsheets, private bathrooms, and mosquito nets.

They even have an on-site cafe for you to enjoy all the meals of the day. Then, you can spend your day attending yoga sessions, exploring the town on bicycles, and visiting local cenotes.  

11. Mukan Resort

Mukan Resort

⭐Rating: 4.3 out of 5

An off-beat choice among visitors and tourists, Mukan Resort is a slice of paradise like no other. Located about 35 kilometers outside Tulum, it sits on the heart of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. It isn’t just a resort; it’s a true commitment to eco-chic living. 

The place is all about handmade furniture made by local artisans, solar panels soaking up the Mexican sun, and a filtered system that makes their water fit for human consumption.

Even their food menu is as fresh as it can get. It’s literally garden to table with fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs plucked from their on-site garden. If you’re looking to get away from the bustle of Tulum and Cancun, this is a nice, secluded experience nestled in the lush mangrove jungles.

You can choose from beachfront bungalows and rooms in villas; all decked up with the best amenities for the guests. If you’re an adventure seeker or someone who loves water sports, you can go for kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, or biking. 

And the best part? It’s all on the house. So, if you’re looking to get away from the world, you know where to go!

12. Olas Tulum

Olas Tulum

⭐Rating: 4.5 out of 5

A wave of eco-friendly goodness, this place has a fun and free vibe without compromising its commitment to protecting the paradise that is Tulum. This Spanish-inspired hotel is a wave of positive impact with all the tropical fun.  

Fitted with solar panels all over its roof, they never compromise on the comfort of their guests with an uninterrupted electricity supply, even on days when the sun doesn’t come out. They even collect rainwater and use it to nourish their lush, on-site indigenous vegetation.

room of Olas Tulum

As for the rest of the hotel’s water supply, they have a sophisticated underground river system for siphoning water from a nearby cenote straight to the hotel’s roof. 

You should also try their delectable food made using ingredients sourced from regional farms. This makes their hotel truly local, sustainable, and eco-friendly. 

But that doesn’t mean they compromise on other amenities and facilities. Their guests enjoy their jungle-surrounded yoga studio, holistic massages by the beach, birdwatching tours at sunset, and kayaking in the wetlands. So it’s a place not to miss.

13. Nueva Vida

Nueva Vida

⭐Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Nueve Vida has its agenda very clear. They cater to travelers looking for a private haven for relaxing and unwinding with a remote feel, even though it’s on one of the busiest streets and is hardly a pedal away. 

A sprawling, lush jungle property, it has a very rich history. What started as a four-bungalow retreat in the mid-1990s has now become a pioneer in the world of eco-hotels and resorts.

The resort is proud of the fact that the whole place runs on alternative energy. They take recycling very seriously and are champs in leading conservation efforts. Nueva Vida often gets a lot of appreciation for their on-site sea turtle conservation project. 

You will find loads to explore on the property. Make your way through their grounds, designed like a maze of white sand paths winding through lush greenery. 

Even though they don’t have an onsite pool, you won’t miss it since the beach is right out front. You can even hire bikes at the reception and head out to explore the area. It’s a tropical haven you must not miss!   

Final Thoughts

We all know that Tulum is Mexico’s eco-friendly paradise with natural gems like mysterious cave systems, pristine beaches, breathtaking cenotes, and ancient Mayan ruins. 

Over time, we have witnessed a lot of eco resorts and hotels grow and blossom all over the place. Whether it’s chic and modern tree houses, jungle villas, or rustic beach cabanas, there is an eco-resort to cater to every taste. 

With this curated list of Tulum’s best eco-resorts, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from and kickstart your planning for your next vacation. There is a truly luxurious adventure through nature that awaits you!