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

  • "While is difficult to find the better part, staying in the Hacienda Chichen Resort was magical, seen the Toh bird in Tanka was wonderful, as was swimming in the cenotes…

    LCS, London
  • We enjoyed every aspect of the trip. The Sumidero Canyon possibly stands out as the most memorable part. Spectacular.

    AP, Canterbury
  • "Many highlights: The views at Uxmal. Waking up with a view of the observatory at Chichen Itza from our hotel bed. The excellent guides. The friendliness of the staff (and…

    TR, Farnham
  • Highlights?: The church in San Juan Chamula Visiting Tonina en route from San Cristobal to Palenque. A beautiful setting, only a handful of other visitors and complete freedom to roam.

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

    AHC, Blaydon-on-tyne
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Lots of highlights but probably street food and archaeology in Mexico City, fiestas in Oaxaca, Hotel Esencia, cenotes and hacienda trip in Merida (and the hotel).  We…

    KE, London
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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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