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Nicole Isaacs' Guide to Tulum

Updated: Jul 20, 2023

Can't tell you how happy and amazing it was having the gorgeous Nicole Isaacs at Zorba Homes! Read her experience here and don't forget to visit her Instagram and Blog to see extra pictures and reviews.

Just got back from Tulum, and already getting so many questions on recommendations on what to do there, where to go, and obviously where to eat.

Thought I’d share my favorite spots with you guys.

Where to Stay in Tulum

There are SO many great options to stay in Tulum. I’ve stayed at a few places and will share where, as well as places I want to stay in the future but haven’t yet.

MAHAYANA BEACH HOMES & ZORBA VILLAS: This past trip I stayed at both Mahayana Beach Homes and Zorba Beach Homes in Tulum - both properties owned by the same owner. They are private villas on the beach in the heart of the best area of Tulum. I stayed in a beautiful 3-bedroom villa with a rooftop at Mahayana and a luxury 2-bedroom seafront villa at Zorba. Both properties are great and I loved it because it felt so private. You pull up to a private gate off the main road and enter through the gates to a guest-only beachfront paradise. It feels like you are entering your private home right on the beach.

We were so lucky to get to Tulum right in time for the Blood Moon. We were staying at Mahayana and walked right onto the beach at sunset and the full moon was in full effect. We stayed up until midnight to catch the red blood moon too which was beautiful to see from the beach right in front of our villa.

Both properties now have a Taco & Breakfast Bar onsite for the exclusive enjoyment of their property guests. You can also choose to pre-stock the Villas with groceries though finding amazing options for food are easy from the central locations. All the great restaurants are a short walking distance from both properties so super easy to walk right out and get some food. Also, all the villas have beautiful & spacious kitchens so it’s nice to spend as much time in the villas as possible and cook if you choose.

Every villa at these properties is right on the beach, and Zorba has a beautiful pool with comfortable lounges if you feel like a change of scenery. These villas are perfect for any occasion and I highly recommend them for groups or families, but also great for a romantic getaway.

I really enjoyed my stay at both properties and I have recommended them to so many people already. I definitely plan to stay there again soon!

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