Mexico first stole my heart nearly a decade ago and the Tulum yoga offerings have kept it ever since. Between the miles of white sandy beach, intriguing jungle and a unique, laid-back culture, we fell in love with this beautiful corner of the world. Over the years a lot has changed in Tulum, but even as more hotels and restaurants have been built and the secret of this magical beach has gotten out, Tulum has retained its intimate and authentic charm.
One of the best things about Tulum is that hotels on the beach are right on the beach. You wake to the light of the sun rising over the ocean and the sound of the waves lapping at the sand literally only a few feet from your bed.
More recently, Tulum has absolutely a destination that has become well known as a special place to practice yoga. But why? I’m always interested why certain destinations become know for yoga.
Of course Tulum has amazing weather, pristine white sandy beaches and a bit of a counter culture happening. But, as one of the hotels I spoke with for this article put it, “Tulum is indeed a perfect place to unwind and soak in the beauty of this ancient Mayan place with its pristine beaches and its healing energy.” Ahh, the magic words: healing energy.
I guess you’ll have to visit Tulum, practice yoga at one of these Tulum hotels listed below, and experience that healing energy for yourself! If you prefer to bring your own mat, I recommend checking out this compact travel variation.
Nearly every day, travelers find this travel blog by searching for hotels in Tulum that offer yoga. I regularly answer questions on email and social media about the best hotels in Tulum for yoga. So, I decided to finally get all of the information down in one place!
Here, in alphabetical order, is every Tulum Yoga hotel on the beach:
Ahau Tulum: Constructed almost entirely of natural materials, Ahau Tulum is a quintessential casual beachfront Tulum hotel. Rates are very reasonable for Tulum, ranging from a $249 to $409 per night. All cabanas are under massive thatch roofing, and there is a restaurant on site serving up dishes made from natural and local ingredients. Ahau offers a full schedule of daily classes, with a focus on Vinyasa flow. You’ll also find Silk Ariel and Capoiera from time to time!
Ahau Tulum offers scheduled daily yoga classes, currently happening at 8am and 10am, along with sunrise meditation and a few other classes throughout the week. All scheduled yoga classes are held in their beautiful oceanfront yoga studio. The Wednesday night candlelight yoga even includes wine and chocolate! Yum!
Amansala: Amansala was one of the first Tulum yoga hotels to offer classes and retreats. This eco-chic resort is immediately recognizable for the bright orange and pink colors covering beach loungers, the bright pink and orange chairs and colors of the hotel. These days the rooms at Amansala (priced from only $285 per night including breakfast) are joined by Casa de Miel (Amansala Chica), just one minute walk from Amansala Grande.
At Amansala it’s all about health and wellness; the restaurant serves fresh fish, local produce and an extensive vegetarian menu. But after all this is the beach, so don’t miss Amansala’s famous mango margaritas! Join a scheduled retreat or book individually and enjoy daily yoga, and other wellness activities, on site.
Amoreira: Amoreira is a classic Tulum yoga eco-resort with the unique twist of all rooms being perched at “canopy level,” or on stilts. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze from the basic, clean rooms. There is no bar or restaurant on site, but you only need to walk few steps up the beach to neighboring Le Zebra. This Tulum hotel has a lovely large yoga studio with walls open to the jungle where guests can organize classes upon request with this well-known teacher of Tulum yoga.
Azulik: Azulik is also one of the original hotels in Tulum. This eco-resort is perched high up on a rocky outcrop above the ocean quite near the main T intersection along the main beach road in Tulum. Azulik offers yoga at the hotel right on the beach in Tulum. While there are no scheduled classes, simply organize with the friendly staff at check-in for ether a private lesson ($50 per person) or group lesson ($12/per person for 3 or more people).
If you would like to take a scheduled class, simply walk next door to neighboring hotel Papaya Playa Project. Here you’ll find Tulum yoga classes every day at 8am (a different style each day). Scroll down for more about the Papaya Playa Project.
Be Tulum: Be Tulum is one of the newest, and one of the most luxurious, hotels in Tulum. Each of the 20 suites includes a secluded terrace and a private pool, a very unique amenity for Tulum yoga. The property also has a beach club, which is open to the public fro 8am until 10am daily.
Yoga at this Tulum hotel takes place at the neighboring Yoga Shala where guests can practice every day at 10 am. Classes vary each day, but include Vinyasa and Hatha styles of yoga.
Casa de las Olas: Owned and managed with a very personal touch (very quick and friendly response to my questions via email!), Casa de las Olas is a private Tulum villa with only four rooms. Breakfast and snacks are served on site, but there are plenty of restaurants nearby for lunch and diners. You can easily organize private lessons on site at the villa, and Casa del las Olas also provides plenty of yoga mats for guest use if you wish to join one of the regularly scheduled yoga classes at another hotel or in town. They are also currently promoting a small yoga retreat and run a series of sustainable food workshops (aptly named Eat Retreats!)
This is an ideal home base for a larger family group or a girlfriend getaway for Tulum yoga.
Casa Violeta: The rooms at this simple, eco resort in Tulum are whitewashed and clean with dark wood accents. You’ll find hammocks draped all over the property, which adds to the relaxed and laid-back charm. Casa Violeta has recently completed a brand new yoga pavilion on site, and offer a full schedule of classes as well as private lessons on request. They currently hold a class open to the public daily at 8:30am and the cost is US$15 per person.
Cenote Encantado: Cenote Encantado is unique; an “experiment” in the words of the proprietors. Accommodations here are a Camping Village, where you’ll find tents equipped with beds, sheets, a rug and bedside table. All have electricity and a fan inside. This Tulum hotel has yoga on site, including yoga dance and acro yoga. All classes can be booked with management, and run with a minimum of 2 people. And not to be missed is their private Cenote, a magical and transformative experience.
Coco Tulum: Here at Coco Tulum (the sister hotel of the former Playa Azul Hotel) you can choose between regular and tower rooms, which have a 360-degree view of Tulum’s almost endless beach and the Yucatan jungle as far as the eye can see. The rooms are white washed, light and airy.
The restaurant on site serves up some of the best Italian food in the Yucatan peninsula. Enjoy pizza fresh out of a brick oven, lasagna, gnocchi and ravioli.
They have a small yoga space, called the Zen Zone, on site that can accommodate a maximum of three people at a time. Classes are available from Friday to Tuesday at 4pm and can be organized by the front desk and cost $20 for a one-hour class.
Dos Ceibas: In addition to dance, energy circles, anniversary celebrations, Dos Ceibas holds Tulum yoga classes every morning on a terrace facing the sea. This is also a hotel full of music, and it’s not uncommon to find musicians playing drums, guitars, harps and violins during evenings at Dos Ceibas.
El Pez: Part of the Colibri Collection, El Pez offers simple, eco-chic rooms with ceiling fans and beds draped with mosquito netting. While the immediate beach is a bit rocky, it’s only a short walk around the bay to the wide-open beach. A new on-site Latin Fusion restaurant has just opened to rave reviews.
The Tulum yoga hotel provides plenty of yoga mats available free of charge and can also arrange a yoga instructor for private or group lessons (beginners to advanced) at an additional charge.
Hemingway: Hemmingway Tulum is all about the romance. Rooms are authentically Mexican, with brightly colored décor in all of the four different styles of bungalows on offer. Join one of the group classes held in the spa daily at 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 for $15 per lesson per person.
Jashita: Located in Soliman Bay, one of the most protected and secluded bays in the Riviera Maya, Jashita hotel underwent a massive refurbishment in 2010 and is now one of the most luxe Tulum yoga hotels. They can organize private and group yoga classes on request.
La Luna: Cabanas La Luna consists of 9 unique suites largely built with natural materials. The 2-story Captain Dale’s quarters remind me of something of Robinson Crusoe’s island! This Tulum hotel can be rented on exclusive use as well). La Luna offers yoga teacher training retreats, so if you’re looking for much more intense Tulum yoga experience, this may be right for you.
La Zebra: La Zebra is one of the original hotels on Tulum’s beach strip and also offers yoga. Rooms are quaint little rondavals dotted around the property. Their beachside cantina and beach bar are always busy and La Zebra is super family friendly as well. There is a super fun bar and dancing stage (salsa lessons on Thursday!) and Tulum yoga can be organized on request.
Las Ranitas: This Tulum yoga hotel has one of the more beautiful yoga studios on the Tulum strip complete with beautiful wood floors, stained glass windows and the ubiquitas natural thatch roof. At Las Ranitas you’ll find five room types, all bright, light and airy. Yoga can be organized on request.
Los Lirios: This Tulum yoga hotel is an affordable option in a great location. The rooms are basic and there is a small pool on site. Los Lirios includes daily group lessons included in the rate of the room and can also organize private lessons at an extra charge.
Luv Tulum: With only 12 rooms, this small hotel is also a good affordable option in Tulum, Mexico. The rooms are clean yet warm, with white wall, dark wood accents and splashes of color from pillows and chairs. Luv Tulum hosts yoga retreats in association with nearby Yoga Shala throughout the year.
Maya Tulum Retreat: This Tulum yoga retreats and wellness resort hosts near-weekly yoga events and retreats, with 50 on the schedule for the upcoming year. Maya Tulum Retreat is a great option if you’re looking to join a formal retreat or group or if you are traveling solo. You’ll find a wide range of yoga on offer throughout the year.
The hotel is on the larger side for Tulum, with 49 rooms.
Mezzanine: A small, nine-room adults-only Tulum yoga hotel, Mezzanine is perfect for a quick romantic getaway. Rooms are well-appointed, with a small pool snaking throughout the property. Lounge and dance music play throughout the day and into the night, and here at the restaurant you’ll also find the perfect Pad Thai (who knew in Mexico?!). Also part of the Colibri Collection, private yoga classes can be organized at Mezzanine or one of their sister properties.
Mi Amor Boutique Hotel: This is part of the American-owned Colibri Hotel Collection, including El Pez, La Zebra, Messanine and Yemaya. Tulum yoga hotel Mi Amor is the newest addition to the collection, and is all about sensual relaxation. The words chic and adventurous are used to describe this Tulum yoga experience. Yoga can be organized upon request.
My Way Luxury Resort: With only 7 suites, My Way Luxury Resort in Tulum is an intimate and relaxing place to stay. You’ll find fresh, natural and healthy food at the restaurant on site. This Tulum yoga hotel offers yoga through the lovely Richelle Morgan over at the Yoga Dicha yoga studio in Tulum town.
Papaya Playa Project: The Papaya Playa Project hotel consists of 2 sections, an older group of small and basic huts in the back, and a group of newer, more modern rooms near the front. If you’re looking for an affordable hotel in Tulum, the older rooms here will do the trick.
The Papaya Playa Project hotel offers daily yoga classes (the style and instructors change daily) as well as a series of yoga events throughout the year. Enjoy a fabulous and reasonably priced restaurant on site where you can watch the kite surfers float over the ocean fro sunrise to sunset.
Pico Beach: Pico Beach includes rustic beachfront cabins and one large exclusive-use beach house in Tulum. Yoga retreats are offered through their beach club next door, Akiin Tulum.
Playa Kin Ha: This is a very basic beach hotel at reasonable rates. Yoga is offered through their sister hotel in Tulum town, a few miles or a 15-minute bike ride away (link to getting around).
Retiro Maya: This hotel is a lovely example of a soft footprint eco hotel in Tulum. While this hotel runs a number of private retreats throughout the year, it is also possible to organize private and group lessons for guests. This is a great option if you’re looking to join a group retreat. You’ll find a delicious kitchen on site with an ample vegetarian menu.
Sanara Tulum: One of the newest luxury hotels in Tulum, Sanara literally means “you will heal” in Spanish. They are actively marketing the property to retreat leaders, so expect to see lots of yoga retreat groups here year-round. If you are not part of a scheduled retreat, not to worry. Sanara Tulum holds at least six yoga and meditation related activities every day.
Shambala Petit Hotel: Colorful images of Indian deities are painted on the stucco walls of the 10 freestanding rooms. When there is not a scheduled retreat in progress, vigorous Ashtanga-style classes are offered at 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the seaside studio. This hotel is all about yoga. One of the things I love here is you can do Spanish lessons and cooking classes too, in addition to your yoga! The best way to know what yoga retreats are happening at the moment is to reach out to them directly.
Suenos Tulum: Dubbed an “art boutique hotel’ this place is all about art and design. Suenos Tulum has a lovely pool (a rarity in Tulum). Suenoe runs a series of retreats throughout the year which accommodate all levels of yogis, from beginner to advanced. With only 13 suites, this property is intimate and private. There is a Mexican restaurant on site which is open to guests only.
The Beach Tulum (sister property to Hotel Cabanas Tulum): This funky, adults only Tulum hotel has a fun 2nd story yoga palapa studio and offer Yoga classes for guests every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am. Classes are one hour and fifteen minutes and cost $15 per person. Be sure to connect with The Beach Tulum via social media to keep in the loop on schedule changes and the latest yoga information. The hotel currently has certified Teachers for Hatha, Vinyasa and Iynegar.
Uno Astro Lodge: I love this Tulum hotel’s branding and overall unique design and atmosphere. Uno Astro Lodge has a full schedule of activities including several yoga classes held daily. http://www.unoastrolodge.com/pages/velatropa-activity-schedule-and-retreat-center
Utopia Guest House: Christina Thomas, an American who has been part of the Tulum yoga scene for over a decade, has lovingly restored this cozy and charming beachfront house into one of the newest Tulum hotels. This before and after blog post shares her story of how Utopia Guest House came to be. Utopia Guest House can organize private or group lessons for you. Everything is custom here so be sure to ask and craft your own Tulum yoga adventure!
Yoga Shala: As you can probably guess by the name, this hotel is all about yoga. But you won’t find competition or pretention here. If you’re coming to Tulum to further develop your yoga practice, Yoga Shala is a great option. They offer more styles and classes than any other studio in Tulum including Hatha, Ashtanga and Kundalini, among other styles.
Here you’ll find yoga classes scheduled daily, Monday through Friday at 9am, weekends at 10am plus a 5:30pm class every day of the week.
Accommodations are basic, including room options with private and shared bathrooms starting as low as $49 per night it’s one of the cheapest hotel options in Tulum.
Zen Serenity Resort: This Tulum hotel is all about wellness and holistic health. The rooms and spa at Zen Serenity Resort are all finished in pristine white décor and open right onto the white sandy beach. Kundalini, Ashtanga, Maja and Hatha yoga classes are all included in the rate, but the schedule changes all the time so be sure to ask when you arrive or email a few days in advance for the latest schedule.
I hope this directory of hotels in Tulum that offer yoga has been helpful to you! Click here to read up on the best way to get around Tulum. I will strive to keep this Tulum yoga guide as up-to-date as possible. If you have an update or correction to this list, of if you are a hotel, operate Tulum yoga retreats and want to be added to the list simply email me at [email protected] with more information. Happy travels, and namaste!