Alea Tulum

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  • 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

  • Highlights: Palenque site. The beach at Tulum

    JB, Leatherhead
  • Most Memorable Experience: The visits to sights and cities open our eyes to a culture that is underrated in Europe.  Security is perceived as a problem in Mexico.  Yes there is a noticeable police presence, in comparison with the UK, but we never felt threatened

  • We had a lovely day at the waterfalls and coffee plantation when in Huatulco.  We also did a tour of the bays which included snorkelling which was very enjoyable. We enjoyed the variety of culture mixed with the beach. All places visited made their mark. Mexico City very busy but worth seeing, Puebla lovely city with traditional crafts and culture. Oaxaca - town great place with lots of activity and music and Huatulco - enjoyed the local town La Crucecita for eating out.

    PT, Arundel
  • All of the tour guide experiences were memorable and we loved Mexico city. There was so much to see and do in such a short week. I would love to do it again, but over a two week period and over the winter months. 

    JR, Castle Douglas
  • Highlights: Boat trip to Yaxchilan - jungle and ruins were great.  Gardens and pool at Hacienda Chichen were lovely. Cuernavaca was a lovely town and we enjoyed Robert Brady museum….San Cristobal - also lovely”

    CW, London
  • We liked the variety of our trip -  ancient Mayan ruins, real Mexican towns and people, and beautiful beaches. It was wonderful to access Chichen Itza from the grounds of Mayaland Resort and get in there early and before it was too hot without any crowds. We loved swimming in Dzitnup Cenote. 

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Our expert's view

Chris Rendell Dunn
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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.


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  • Lina Fuller
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    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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