Alea Tulum

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Just a short step from the aquamarine waters of the Mexican Caribbean, Alea perches right behind the beach of Tankah, a slightly quieter alternative to the main strip at Tulum.

The hotel has the feel of a typical Mexican beach posada or guesthouse; low-rise and unassuming with public areas open to the tropical sea breeze so that even inside you're never likely to feel disconnected from your surroundings. Step straight out onto the silvery-white sands where loungers are laid out for your enjoyment, or head to the terrace for a dip in the narrow, geometric pool which skirts the property.

Alea designates all its rooms as suites, and there's no doubt they’re spacious. On the ground floor, swim-up suites have direct access to the pool, while the upper level Ocean front suites have perhaps the best views. The restaurant specialises in the delicious flavours of the Yucatán peninsula and further afield in Mexico.

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What our clients say

  • It is very difficult as pretty well everything was memorable, but if I have to pick something, then the boat trip along the river to Yaxchilan takes some beating. Weather,…

    RB, Eastleigh
  • Highlight of your Trip?: Climbing the Pyramid of the sun, Punting at Xochimilco was wonderful.

    AHC, Blaydon-on-tyne
  • A trip into the Sian Kaan biosphere with a community based tour company was a beautiful way to celebrate a 14th birthday for one of our girls.</p>

    CL, Stafford
  • Most memorable experiences: "The Archeological sites, the friendly guides and amazing beach in Tulum."

    LS, Ruislip
  • Most memorable aspect: “The view from Monte Alban across Oaxaca and the valleys around. Eating in Cafe Tacuba in Mexico City with a troop of troubadours playing would come a…

    JB, Dublin
  • The visit to Calakmul which was hard work but the reward of climbing the pyramids and seeing the jungle stretching in all directions will stay in the memory.  This was…

    PH, Westcliff-on-sea
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Our Expert's Opinion

With fewer than 20 rooms, simple Alea could be ideal if you’re seeking an alternative to the big resort hotels commonly found along the Riviera Maya.

Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.


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