While the Carribean coast along Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has long been a popular destination for sun and sand, the town of Tulum has only recently grown into one of its most loved spots. Tulum’s laid-back atmosphere and proximity to pristine beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, and some of Mexico’s best cenotes has seen the town surge in popularity over the last decade. Now, whether you want a Tulum villa by the sea or an apartment in the heart of downtown, Airbnb is where you’ll discover the best place to stay in Tulum.
Following are the best Airbnbs in Tulum and for the sake of quality, only places with Airbnb superhosts are listed. This means the following are all run by superhosts who have a well-established track record, while some are also Airbnb Plus properties that have been verified through an in-person inspection.
Comfortable Studio Tulum Downtown
Those seeking the best Tulum Airbnbs will definitely want to see what this loft has to offer. Located just a few blocks from the heart of downtown, this Airbnb enjoys easy access to the restaurants, bars, and grocery stores in the center of town. The beach and hotel zone lies about 2.4 miles away.
Inside this studio loft it’s possible to sleep up to four guests, with a sofa bed in addition to a king bed. That said, couples or solo travelers will likely find the studio most comfortable. In its open plan layout the loft has a sleeping area, breakfast bar, living area, private bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen. In-room amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, and air-conditioning.
As the loft is part of a hotel property, guests also get access to several of the hotel’s facilities. Most impressive is the rooftop terrace with its swimming pool, sun lounges, and a pleasant sitting area from which to watch the sunset. There’s also an on-site laundry service, massage studio, and tour desk, as well as an outdoor garden area beside the building.
Casa Huuh Studio A, Design, Located
With its beautiful garden views and relaxed decor, this studio is one of the best Airbnb rentals in Tulum. Situated in the Col Huracanes neighborhood just back from the main avenue through downtown, it’s a short walk to supermarkets and the best restaurants and bars in town. The beaches of Tulum are around 1.5 miles away, which is easy enough to reach on this Airbnb’s complimentary bikes.
Because this Airbnb is a studio guest suite, it’s best suited to couples looking for a romantic getaway or solo travelers. The somewhat simple but colorful apartment features twin couches, a dining table, a handy kitchen, and a private bathroom. Looking out you have a little patio with seats and a hammock surrounded by a lush and serene garden. It’s the perfect kind of setting to just unwind with a drink in hand.
A nice thing about this apartment is that it’s well set up for longer stays, especially since the kitchen is equipped with a fridge, stove, and coffee maker to help you prepare basic meals. Other amenities on top of that include Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and air-conditioning.
Casa de las Palmas – Amazing House on Tulum Beach
Look no further than this luxurious home for an amazing beachfront Airbnb in Tulum, Mexico. Found at the southern end of Tulum Beach, you’ll be steps from the sand and surf here, with a nice selection of local restaurants within walking distance. It’s the perfect setting for those wanting a chill beach getaway.
With this huge Tulum beachfront Airbnb there’s plenty of room for you and your fellow guests. There are four bedrooms with six beds and 4.5 bathrooms, meaning it can easily accommodate as many as eight adults. As such it’s ideal for friends or several couples looking to spend time together on their vacation. Besides the bedrooms, the house comes with a spacious living room, dining area, and kitchen. Throughout the home there are exposed wooden beams, mosaic tiles, and smoothed natural-looking walls which make it unlike any other house for rent in Tulum.
To give you even more space to hang out, this Airbnb offers plenty of outdoor areas, from several balconies and the rooftop patio to the seaside pool shared with the Mahayana property. Extra amenities consist of Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and baby gear like a high chair and travel crib.
Big Terrace in Best Location with Central Pool!
For an Airbnb that’s designed to make the most of the outdoors, you won’t want to miss this apartment for rent in Tulum. Located right in the lively center of downtown Tulum, you’ll have all the popular stores, cafes, bars, and restaurants steps from your door. While convenient, this can mean it can get noisy at times, which is why this Airbnb gives you complimentary ear plugs.
What makes this apartment so interesting is the way it divides its spaces. The bedroom is the main space of the apartment, with a king bed and a single bed in it. Off to one side, separated by a curtain, is a living area with a sofa bed and small balcony. Together these rooms can sleep four guests, and a crib can be brought in for those traveling with a young child.
The rest of the apartment is out on a huge covered terrace. There you have a big dining table and outdoor kitchen, not to mention a lounge space with a sofa and hammocks. Guests have access to the communal garden and plunge pool downstairs as well, plus amenities like housekeeping, Wi-Fi, TV, and air-conditioning.
Secret Oasis with a Tranquil Pool in Central Tulum
This Airbnb in Tulum Mexico will suit visitors who want a place with character and a calming influence. Situated in the exact same building as the previous Airbnb, it enjoys a super convenient location in the heart of downtown Tulum. Here you have restaurants, bars, and more at your fingertips, which naturally means it can get a little noisy on occasion.
Looking around this thoughtfully styled apartment, it feels modern while also enjoying some nice local touches. This Airbnb Plus is able to fit up to three guests, with a king bed and a single bed in its bedroom area. Elsewhere in the apartment you’ll have a private bathroom and a dining room that features the apartment’s kitchenette. Although not a full kitchen, its microwave, coffee maker, and fridge should be quite useful in preparing breakfast in the morning.
It’s worth mentioning that this apartment is located on the ground floor of the building. This means you’ll have a small outdoor area with a hammock to yourself, and also easy access to the shared pool. With no steps in or out, and wide entries, it’s a good pick for those with accessibility needs. Other things worth mentioning include Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, and a travel crib.
Jungle Cabin in Town
One of the more interesting Tulum Airbnbs out there is this pretty jungle cabin. Found in a more local part of town, north of the main avenue, you’ll feel like you’ve left the town far behind when staying here. And yet, you’re only an easy bike ride from all the restaurants and everything else that’s in the center of Tulum.
You couldn’t ask for a more romantic little getaway as a couple than in this cabin. It is made from natural and local materials but also looks strikingly modern. Facing large glass doors the room has a cozy king bed and some modest furnishings. The cabin also features a private bathroom and an inviting front porch with chairs and a hammock.
While this is your private space, guests also have access to a large communal space with lots of seating that is shared between the five cabins on site. Amenities include coffee makers, mini fridges, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, bike rentals, and other odds and ends you might need.
Spotless Studio #2 + Free Bikes
Few short term rentals in Tulum offer quite as good value as this fantastic and affordable serviced apartment. Located in Tulum Centro, but a few blocks back from the main avenue, you get the benefit of quick access to cafes, shopping, restaurants, and bars, without the noise.
What makes this such a good option for travelers is that you have all the basics you could need inside this studio apartment. Meant for single travelers or couples, it comes with a king bed, a small kitchenette, and a private bathroom. As the kitchenette provides a mini fridge, stovetop, microwave, and coffee maker, it should allow you to make breakfasts and snacks without much difficulty. Beyond that, it offers essentials like Wi-Fi and air-conditioning to keep you connected and comfortable.
This serviced apartment is one of seven in a small apartment complex, with shared spaces for guests in the courtyard and on the first floor terrace. These shared facilities include hammocks to lounge about in, plus a BBQ grill and an outdoor table for cooking and eating meals. There are even bicycles you can borrow if you don’t feel like walking or driving places.
New Penthouse – Private Rooftop & Plunge Pool
To treat yourself while in Tulum, consider booking your stay at this impressive penthouse apartment. Situated in the new stylish neighborhood of La Veleta – out to the west of downtown, this Airbnb is surrounded by lots of new tourist developments. To reach downtown from here it’s roughly 20 minutes on foot, while the beaches are a 15-minute drive away.
One of the newer vacation rentals in Tulum, this sleek and stylish penthouse will immediately put you in the vacation mood. While it would be perfect for couples seeking a private retreat, it can actually accommodate three people with a sofa bed, in addition to its king bed. Inside the condo there is a spacious bedroom, a light-filled living and dining area, a full kitchen, and a bathroom with a big relaxing tub.
This place gets even better though thanks to the private rooftop plunge pool, complete with a hammock and some wonderful jungle canopy views. Guests also have access to a larger communal pool and a lounge area. Further amenities include Wi-Fi, a smart TV, air-conditioning, and beach towels.
Villa Vidrio by Los Amigos
If you’d like to rent a villa in Tulum then you definitely need to take a moment and check out this incredible modern villa. Found in the up-and-coming neighborhood of La Veleta, it’s a quiet part of town that’s less than a mile from the center of Tulum. As for sightseeing, the area’s best cenotes are only about 2 miles away, while the beach is a bit further than that.
Looking like something out of an architectural magazine? This villa is that and more. Everything about this Airbnb screams modern, from the furniture and appliances to its two-storey glass windows that look out into the pristine yard. Given its overwhelming style, it may be a surprise to learn that it’s also huge, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms that can sleep up to eight people.
Other spaces in this magnificent vacation home for rent in Tulum include a living room, modern kitchen, and expansive terrace. Then of course there’s the eye-catching swimming pool, plus amenities like Wi-Fi, cable TV, and air-conditioning. Nearby, you also have access to a luxury gym with an indoor climbing wall and a spa facility with body and facial treatments, massages, hydrotherapy, and more.
La Casa Blanca Tulum Private Pool, Kingsize Bed, Quiet Neighborhood
Easily one of the best-rated house rentals in Tulum, this is a lovely house that is sure to make a great base as you explore this corner of Mexico. Located in the Villas Tulum neighborhood just east of downtown, you can comfortably walk to the supermarkets and restaurants on the main avenue. You’re also fairly close to the beaches, taking just 5 minutes to get there by bike or car.
The most noticeable thing about this Airbnb Plus is just how bright and full of character and light it is. While so much of the house is a gleaming white, there are lots of nice touches of local character that make it feel homely. Designed for couples or single travelers, this house provides a comfortable California king bed in the bedroom. The guest house also features a bathroom, comfy living room, and full kitchen, meaning it doesn’t have to be just for short stays.
Adding to this Airbnb’s appeal is its great outdoor spaces, particularly the private plunge pool and deck area. But there’s really a long list of amenities worth mentioning here, including a projector and screen for watching movies, a washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning.
Exclusive Jungle Eco Treehouse Steps to Cenotes
Even though there are lots of different Airbnbs in Tulum, this cool treehouse is definitely a rare find. Situated on the edge of the jungle near Villas Tulum, it’s almost as close to the local cenotes as it is to downtown, both roughly a 15 minute walk or quicker by bike.
For your stay here you’ll be treated to some impressive views of the night sky from your eco dome. The treehouse sits on an elevated terrace that’s all yours in a quiet and private patch of jungle. You’ll be spending much of your time here on the terrace, thanks to its little breakfast table, hanging chair, and private bathroom. The dome is really just where you’ll be sleeping and offers a queen bed for two people, plus a big wall of windows so you can gaze out at the surrounding nature from your bed.
Quite understandably, this eco-treehouse doesn’t come with many amenities. Don’t expect modern comforts like Wi-Fi or air-conditioning here, but there is a high speed fan to keep you cool in the evenings. A nice touch though is that you do receive a complimentary breakfast, so you can take it easy in the mornings.
Casa Ya’ab – Luxury Apartment – Aldea Zama – Free Bikes
There really aren’t many Tulum Airbnbs that combine style, space, and easy access to the beach quite like this luxury apartment. Found in the upscale residential area of Aldea Zama, you’re roughly halfway between the main avenue in downtown and the beaches of Tulum. That means both are roughly 5 minutes by car and 10 minutes by bike, which is nice as there are free bikes available for guests
Families and groups hoping to stay together during their vacation will like this Airbnb Plus as it’s meant to fit up to eight people. It offers two bedrooms, one with a king bed and one with two doubles, as well as two bathrooms. The other spaces in this new apartment consist of the living room, formal dining area, full kitchen, and private balcony.
Then there’s the large communal space outside that has a huge swimming pool and cabana for you to use during the day. Other amenities include multiple smart TVs, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, baby gear, and a communal gym.
Luxurious Casa Ka’an Maya with Swim-Up Deck
Treat yourself to a luxurious stay with this gorgeous, modern Airbnb in Tulum that clearly was made for restful vacations. The apartment is located in the upscale Aldea Zama district of town, with both the beach and town center roughly 5 minutes by car.
With its wonderful sense of style and casual coastal decor, this Airbnb Plus provides the perfect environment for you to sink into vacation mode. Thanks to its size and flexible sleeping arrangements, you can sleep up to seven people in the apartment, with two bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room. As such, groups of friends and larger families should find this Airbnb a great fit.
While it may give off some serious resort vibes, this is the kind of apartment that is sure to feel like home. Thanks to its two bathrooms, full kitchen, and big dining table, you should have everything you need to settle in. Then there’s the fantastic shared swimming pool that’s right off the patio outside your door, plus a communal fitness center. Additional amenities include a washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, smart TV, air-conditioning, and body boards.
New Perfect Tulum Studio | Rooftop Pool & Bikes
It’s pretty easy to like a Tulum Airbnb with a rooftop pool, but there’s more to this studio apartment than that one feature. Situated right between the two high-end neighborhoods of La Veleta and Aldea Zama, it offers an extremely comfortable residential location for your visit. What’s more, the center of town is only 10 minutes on foot and the local beaches and cenotes are just over a mile away.
Staying in this studio apartment is best suited to couples or single travelers, even though it has room for three. Inside you’ll have a queen bed in the sleeping area, a living room with a sofa bed, a breakfast table, kitchen, and private bathroom. The apartment enjoys lots of light thanks to large glass doors that lead out onto two small private balconies where you can enjoy views of the surrounding trees.
It should be mentioned that the rooftop pool previously mentioned is a shared facility of the building. But that doesn’t make the pool or the terrace’s sunset views any less special. Extra perks of staying here include two free bikes, communal laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, smart TV, and air-conditioning.
Nativus Glamping & Cenote Tent 1
An interesting alternative to staying in Tulum on the beach is this glamping community in the jungle by the coast. Found at the southern end of Tulum Beach past Esmeralda K, this Airbnb is hidden in the jungle across the main coastal road from the beach. Not only will you be a brief walk from the ocean, but a crystal clear cenote is even closer to your glamping tent.
Here at this romantic place you’ll be spending your nights on a king bed in your very own glamping tent. The high-end tents sit under a very natural-looking shelter that helps protect you from the elements, while you have a private outdoor bathroom directly behind the tent. For the times when you’re not out swimming or exploring, there are hammocks nearby to hang out in.
Breakfast is included to help make your stay easier, but beyond that and Wi-Fi, amenities are somewhat limited. Instead, staying here is more about making the most of nature and embracing your surroundings.
Hopefully you see that there are all kinds of areas and options to choose from. It’s really up to you what kind of vacation you want to have here, because there is bound to be at least one Airbnb in Tulum that can help make it happen.