Athena Calderone

Casa Violeta
  • Where:Tulum
  • Why:Relaxing New Years holiday with family and friends.
  • When:January 2013
  • Who:Me & My boys
Get a

Sunset views from the rooftop of the rustically designed palapas. Such an inspiring color palette.

Our son Jivan building a bow & arrow out of fallen palms.

The breathtaking view from the restaurant.

The serenity of a Casa Violeta room...
directly on the beach, with bedding to DIE for!

The freshest seafood imaginable, served up directly off the boat!

The chaya smoothie is YUMMY, as is the pizza
which doubled as a fun activity for the kids.

Amazing pre New Years Eve beach party thrown
by friends DJ Coleman & Johan Lindeberg.

Building a sandcastle with Jivan...beachy, bronzed and relaxed.

Bob Melet of Melet Mercantile assembling a table of curiosities foraged from the beach...Elmer's Glue not included!

Casa Violeta...hippie chic and stylish yet
tranquil and secluded all at once.

Highs & Lows

  • The bedding is divine...owner imports luxury Italian linen from Bellino.

  • The personal & quaint atmosphere that owner Karla Gutierrez never want to leave!

  • The Isis Spa. Carlos the massage therapist & healer is magical.

  • The Pizza! Ceviche & Guac are a must too.

  • The menu could be simpler. A few pizzas, two pastas, two incredible salads and a few very simple grilled seafood dishes. That's all you need on the beach.

  • Better closets & storage for clothing as some rooms are small.

  • No ceiling fans in the rooms.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 42/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Beachfront Palapas & Cabanas

  • Vibe

    Rustic & Relaxed

  • Location

    Prime Tulum beach strip, close to all but easy to escape .

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Beachy ethnic mix

  • Year Opened


  • Pool/Gym

    Beautiful yoga pavillion, spa and sweat lodge.

  • Restaurant

    Incredible wood oven pizzas, pastas & fresh grilled fish.

  • Bar

    Small bar with great cucumber margaritas and smoothies.

  • Children

    Perfect for kids to explore in the jungle, play on the beach and be creative.

  • Price

    Cheap & Chic - breakfast included!

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local artisinal goodies

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Explore The Biosphere

Quintana Roo 109, Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

dive cenotes + discover the wildlife

Casa Violeta

Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 8.2, Franja Ejidal, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

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