Tansy Kaschak

Casa Pueblo Tulum

  • Where:
  • Why:To escape the New York winter.
  • When:December 2018
  • Who:Me and some magical animales.
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Casa Pueblo Tulum Casa Pueblo’s distinctive façade stands out on Tulum downtown’s main road. The patchy dark hue was achieved by creating a mix of different stucco textures and raw black pigment that once applied revealed intriguing subtle shades of purple and green.

Casa Pueblo’s distinctive façade stands out on Tulum downtown’s main road. The patchy dark hue was achieved by creating a mix of different stucco textures and raw black pigment that once applied revealed intriguing subtle shades of purple and green.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Welcoming smiles and quality control at check in.

Welcoming smiles and quality control at check in.

Casa Pueblo Tulum The ample foyer welcomes and diffuses the action...

The ample foyer welcomes and diffuses the action...

Casa Pueblo Tulum Stay, meet, inspire and create – mostly at the dining and working area by the pool, powered by the fastest Wi-Fi connection in Tulum.

Stay, meet, inspire and create – mostly at the dining and working area by the pool, powered by the fastest Wi-Fi connection in Tulum.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Protected by high external walls and the building itself, the entire building has a private and peaceful aura, drenched in natural light coming through the large windows and the courtyard.

Protected by high external walls and the building itself, the entire building has a private and peaceful aura, drenched in natural light coming through the large windows and the courtyard.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Minimally furnished, the rooms are spacious, beautiful and soothing…

Minimally furnished, the rooms are spacious, beautiful and soothing…

Casa Pueblo Tulum ...and so are the bathrooms. The shy ones should know there isn’t a door separating both spaces.

...and so are the bathrooms. The shy ones should know there isn’t a door separating both spaces.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Seamless hand-sculpted lighting and bedside stocked with purified water in glass bottles. There are absolutely no single use plastics in the hotel. Bravo, bravo, bravo!

Seamless hand-sculpted lighting and bedside stocked with purified water in glass bottles. There are absolutely no single use plastics in the hotel. Bravo, bravo, bravo!

Casa Pueblo Tulum Heavenly, pristine white linen bedsheets.

Heavenly, pristine white linen bedsheets.

Casa Pueblo Tulum The cozy nook on the back of the common area feels private yet connected to the omnipresent creative flow.

The cozy nook on the back of the common area feels private yet connected to the omnipresent creative flow.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Derek Klein traveled the Yucatan peninsula and beyond looking for genuine artifacts. These beautiful terracotta pieces are made by hand in the communities of Chiapas.

Derek Klein traveled the Yucatan peninsula and beyond looking for genuine artifacts. These beautiful terracotta pieces are made by hand in the communities of Chiapas.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Design details.

Design details.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Sunset meditation on an empty rooftop.

Sunset meditation on an empty rooftop.

Casa Pueblo Tulum The deep, long, beautiful salt water swimming pool is frequently visited by mermaids at night.

The deep, long, beautiful salt water swimming pool is frequently visited by mermaids at night.

Casa Pueblo Tulum If James Turrell had a house in Tulum…he would probably still want to stay at Casa Pueblo.

If James Turrell had a house in Tulum…he would probably still want to stay at Casa Pueblo.

Casa Pueblo Tulum The internal façade walls were kept in the same light color as the rooms’ interiors, creating a feeling of integration of all spaces.

The internal façade walls were kept in the same light color as the rooms’ interiors, creating a feeling of integration of all spaces.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Delightful rooftop music sessions.

Delightful rooftop music sessions.

Casa Pueblo Tulum The large pebbled patio can host cozy al fresco meals under the trees.

The large pebbled patio can host cozy al fresco meals under the trees.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Lush life, happy life.

Lush life, happy life.

Casa Pueblo Tulum The landscape might inspire you to order the Mayan greens salad twice a day. Delicious.

The landscape might inspire you to order the Mayan greens salad twice a day. Delicious.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Visiting the Cobá ruins with the legendary Don Miguel, who shared some juicy details of his ancestors stories. It looks like the Mayans loved a good party. And ball games followed by human sacrifices.

Visiting the Cobá ruins with the legendary Don Miguel, who shared some juicy details of his ancestors stories. It looks like the Mayans loved a good party. And ball games followed by human sacrifices.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Sunset over the jungle atop Ixmoja, the 138 feet pyramid that is the center of the ancient town.

Sunset over the jungle atop Ixmoja, the 138 feet pyramid that is the center of the ancient town.

Casa Pueblo Tulum Tulum pueblo colors.

Tulum pueblo colors.

Casa Pueblo Tulum And yes, oh yes, the stunning beach.

And yes, oh yes, the stunning beach.

Highs & Lows

  • The lush greenery.

  • The gorgeous architecture and interior design.

  • The inspiring people you’ll meet.

  • Dream bed: oversized and perfect-density mattress wrapped in luxurious Parachute white linen sheets.

  • The warmth and politeness of the staff.

  • The rooftop: great meditation spot and fun weekly music sessions.

  • The attention to detail that goes beyond aesthetics: I saw the owner get up from a dining table to assist travelers looking for information – and changed their outside plastic cup for a proper glass.

  • The main avenue location means a fair bit of noise, but nothing a good pair of ear plugs can't remedy. And the property is about to improve their window's insulation.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Design-led hotel and creative hub.

  • Vibe

    Tropical minimalism. And more than a good lodging option, Casa Pueblo is a destination for international visitors and locals alike to meet, connect and create.

  • Location

    At the beginning of Tulum Pueblo a.k.a. downtown, perfect to explore the Yucatán peninsula and its ruins, cenotes, and colonial towns. Also a quick ride from the local beaches.

  • Rooms

    16

  • Music

    Refined, fun, eclectic selection of tunes you’ll want to Shazam.

  • Year Opened

    January 2018

  • Designed By

    Derek Klein and Mike Moser.

  • Health & Wellness

    Salt water pool.

  • Restaurant

    Yes – delicious and hearty food all day long.

  • Bar

    Yes

  • Minibar

    No minibar.

  • Children

    The hotel accepts children but parents with strollers should be aware there is no elevator and rooms are located on second and third floors. But the stairs are wide and very easy to walk up.

  • Price

    From $150 in the low season...affordable and worth every peso.

  • Website

    https://www.casapueblotulum.com/

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