This boutique bed & breakfast does use a generator on cloudy days, (and there aren't many!).
‘Those looking for peace and rest in a gorgeous setting need look no further than Olas Tulum. Visit the nearby cenotes to experience some of Mexico’s most beautiful natural wonders.’
- Situated on a pristine private beach
- 6 beautiful suites with balconies
- A sky yoga studio with private or group classes
- Locally crafted, all-natural toiletries
- Involved in local beach clean-ups
- Homemade Organic Mexican breakfast
- Indulge in a relaxing beachside massage
- 100% renewable solar panel energy
- Visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
- Children over 5 are welcome here
- Check-in: 3:00pm
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Equivalent price per night: From approx. $245 USD
Olas Tulum is located on the southern stretch of Tulum beach. Directly to the south of them is the entrance to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve (a 1.3 million acre UNESCO World Heritage Site with an abundance of wildlife). And directly to the north, is a 1km stretch of private housing – making their beach one of the most tranquil and private on the entire Tulum beach road. The lively town of Tulum is a 30 min drive from the hotel, and other places of interest include:
- Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, 9 min walk (750m)
- Parque Nacional de Tulum, 15 min (6km)
- Cenote Calavera, 26 min drive (13km)
- Zona Arqueológica de Tulum, 28 min drive (11km)
Olas Tulum sits on the coast in the town of Tulum, on the East coast of Mexico. The hotel’s rooms have mesmerizing views of the pristine beach and glittering ocean, with only the sounds of the crashing waves to disturb the tranquility.
- Distance to airport: Cancun International Airport, 1h 47 min drive (127km)
- Key attraction: Gran Cenote, 28 min drive (15km)
- Nearby restaurant: Arca, 10 min drive (3km)
As part of what we do here at Kiwano we advise hotels that don’t meet the criteria on how they can reach the renowned Kiwano seal of approval, sharing knowledge; working tirelessly to get more hotels inspired to join the green movement.
EnergyOlas Tulum is powered by a state-of-the-art solar panel system, harnessing the power of the sun to generate clean energy for the hotel...
WaterThe water used at Olas Tulum is captured from underground water sources. The property has multiple rain collection systems, including two 20,000-litre cisterns. They use the rainwater to revitalise, maintain...Read More >>
and reproduce indigenous plants vital to the surrounding ecosystem
WasteOlas Tulum lives by the 3 R's Reuse, Recycle, Reduce. They have a bacterial colony waste management system that converts black water into grey water that can be used to support...Read More >>
vegetation on the property. There is also an on-site composting system which is used as fertiliser for their garden and native plants. They also adhere to recycling policies and have replaced the single-use plastic with alternative biodegradable materials.
ConservationThis boutique B&B works with local eco focused groups, such as partaking in beach cleanups. They also collaborate with a volunteer research group that works to protect nesting loggerhead turtles.
FoodThe property has an organic herb garden on-site and sources its other food locally, ensuring that it is organically grown.
Engage GuestsOlas Tulum offers educational tours to guests, upon request, about the sustainable practices. Guests can borrow bikes for exploring the area with minimal impact, and to discourage the use of a car.
ArchitectureDesigned over 50 years ago, Olas Tulum was built sustainably from the outset. The building capitalises on the natural Caribbean breeze which keeps the property cool & comfortable...Read More >>
without the use of air conditioning. Olas Tulum are the only property in Mexico that qualifies for a LEED certification, which is recognised across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building.
HousekeepingGuests are provided with biodegradable, eco-friendly soaps and shampoos, made by local company Lolita Lolita Tulum. All of the cleaning products are biodegradable, which is essential...Read More >>
for the healthy functioning of the bacterial colony waste management system.
Kiwano BonusThe Dark Side of Tulum is a documentary that works to raise awareness of over tourism and aims to protect the environment of the region. Olas Tulum provides seasonal residency to the founder of the group to help support their valuable work.
I have stayed there 3x, and each time it was a dream. Excellent location, great breakfasts, fun people, and an easy drive for me from Cancun airport. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Tulum.
Nikki, Facebook Reviews, June 2019
"Oasis of calm and sustainability in Tulum"
The property is beautiful and incredibly far up Tulum beach, so you have the beachfront virtually to yourself. The eco-credentials at Olas are impeccable, and you can learn a lot about sustainable living by talking to Jimmy about the choices he's made.
TrailBlazer91507, TripAdvisor, September 2019
"An amazing experience like none other. "
An amazing experience like none other. If you want the true feel of this area and the best people to learn from this is the place.
Meghan, Facebook Reviews, December 2018
"Truly feels like a casa"
Incredible experience. Very personal, the staff was amazing and it was the furthest hotel from all of the noise. Family style seating, all the amenities you need and nothing you don’t. We had the perfect night rest with the perfect day to match.
Joel, TripAdvisor, June 2019
"Environmentally driven and conscious hotel"
Can’t wait to come back to this environmentally driven and conscious hotel (no generator!) nestled in the middle of the magical jungle that is Tulum! Enjoyed the sound of waves, the inclusive breakfast, and the staff.
Lindsey, Google Reviews, July 2019
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