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Guide to Choosing the Best Vacation Home in Tulum, Mexico

Updated: Jul 20, 2023

One of the biggest challenges travelers face is finding the perfect place to stay while visiting Tulum. All of us have experienced the disappointment of arriving at your accommodations to find it is not what you expected, especially when it comes to private villas.

Figuring out exactly what you want and need while on vacation can sometimes feel daunting. Here are five tips and tricks that will help you find the best place to stay during your trip. Instead of being disappointed, we want you to feel nothing but excitement and anticipation for the days ahead.

  1. Determine the exact location. Understand where your Villa is located. There are three main areas in Tulum, the city center (not on the beach), Aldea Zama (not on the beach), and the boutique hotel area along the Boca Paila road that runs parallel to the sea. The picture-perfect postcard images of Tulum are along the Boca Paila Road on the beach side. The beach area is more expensive but the private beachfront is worth the investment.

  2. The best beaches in Tulum are private access. The beach area is dotted with boutique hotels and restaurants and the access to the sea in this desirable hotel zone is private. You need to stay on the beach to enjoy the beach freely or post up at a beach club with entry fees and minimum spends. There is a public beach, as well, but it can be busy and not in the area with the cute boutiques and shops. Plus the sunrise in Tulum is amazing and can only be experienced when you wake up by the sea. Double-check that you are in the paradise you want to be!

  3. Check property reviews. Of course, hotel websites will always show the best pictures and only their favorite reviews. So, go above and beyond, and look for some reviews around the web. Make sure that the pictures they are showing are accurate, just like the rest of the information they are providing. TripAdvisor is a good place to check.

  4. Communication is key. One indication of quality is the level of communication you have before your stay. The interaction should be smooth, clear, and attentive. If you are having issues with this from the beginning, don’t expect different circumstances during your stay.

  5. The Amenities bible. There are a few amenities you should be sure a Villa offers before you arrive in Tulum: air-conditioning, reliable Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping, and electricity (you’d be surprised). You should always check if there are any costs associated with these amenities. You don’t want to arrive at the hotel assuming Wi-Fi would be free, only to find out that there are extra fees. Other amenities you would like to consider include beachfront, concierge, security, and parking.

At Zorba, we make sure all these things are covered. Our aim is to exceed your expectations, that’s why we pay attention to all the little details that will make your stay pleasant and enjoyable.

Our exclusive location gives you access to the most beautiful beaches in Tulum, with peaceful surroundings so you can enjoy quality time with your friends and family. Our communication prior to your arrival and during your stay is always clear, and attentive. We will never fail to show and tell you what you get, and of course, our hotel-style amenities are included in your stay so you can truly relax and leave worries behind.

With white-sand beaches and plenty of sunshine, this is the perfect time to visit Tulum.

Let us host you in paradise!

If you are interested in learning more about booking at Zorba do not hesitate to contact us directly at

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