by: Jill Graddy
Myself and my Mom!
Free bikes are provided so you can explore the beach road and the ruins.
Part of El Macondo. I wanted to take these dreamy lamps home with me.
Free breakfast spread. The granola is delicious – it tastes like blueberries but it’s actually made out of beetroot.
The other part of El Macondo, where breakfast is served.
The beach bar overlooking La Popular.
The lunch view at La Popular. I ordered the fish tacos every day.
Kid-friendly and dog-friendly.
Another view of La Popular featuring beach beds in the background. If you don’t want to get up from your spot in the sun, waiters will also bring you food and drink from either of the two restaurants.
Inside one of the tents. Each tent has a private bathroom and shower.
The tents are a little bit further from the beach than some of the villas, but it’s very quiet and calm in this area.
The air-conditioned “gratitude tent” near the entrance.
Highs + Lows
The vibe is unlike any other hotel in Tulum. I was very impressed with all of the décor details, from rugs in the sand to lamps hanging from palm trees.
The curtains are really effective blackout shades, which is great when your room faces the ocean/sunrise.
One night during dinner our waitress told us to go to the beach right away because they were releasing baby sea turtles into the ocean. It was the coolest dinner experience ever.
The only water available is 100 pesos (roughly $5 USD) for a bottle. It’s hot out and it would be great if water were more readily available to guests.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Eco-chic luxury hotel.
Moroccan-inspired earthy luxe.
Very far south down the beach road toward the Sian Ka’an biosphere, but not too far to bike to popular restaurants and shops.
38 rooms and 12 tents.
Multi-cultural electro beats. Their full playlist can be found on soundcloud.com/nomade-tulum.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Sebastian Sas, the Owner.
No, just the ocean and free rooftop yoga classes every morning. Some of the suites have private pools.
El Macondo - locally sourced ingredients with many gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. La Popular - seafood grill on the beach (they serve up an incredible grilled octopus dish!)
They have one in the lobby (you’re handed a free drink while you wait to check in) and another one on the beach.
No mini bar :(
Good connection and it’s free!
Bring them, Nômade is family-friendly!
Tulum Beach pricey, but the tents are very affordable.
In the Area
Mayan Clay Spa
MAYAN CLAY, Tulum, Mexico
I didn’t try any of their spa treatments, but I did buy several jars of their Dijon-colored clay. I looked like Shrek when I put it on but my skin glowed for days afterward. (It’s great for taking the itch out of mosquito bites too!)
ARCA Bar & Restaurant
Arca, Tulum, Mexico
Some say ARCA is the new Hartwood and I’m inclined to agree. Just a ten-minute bike ride from Nômade (though you might take a taxi after dark), don’t skip the crispy lechon (roasted suckling pig) and the green tea crème brulee.
Nômade, Tulum, Mexico