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The Coolest Airbnbs in Tulum to Book in 2021

Modern and stunning condo rental in Tulum
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Tulum has become synonymous with eco-luxury accommodation and lush boho vibes, but it’s no longer just the trendy beachfront boutique hotels that are monopolizing the options in the area.

The truth is, as Tulum becomes more and more developed each year, the Airbnb options are increasing exponentially–and many offer just as incredible spaces and amenities if not better than some of the local hotels.

However, the rental options have gotten a bit overwhelming. I mean, there are a LOT out there to sift through. So I’ve taken it upon myself to do the legwork for you to find the absolute best Airbnbs in Tulum so that your search for the perfect place to stay in Tulum can end here.

But first, what should you look for in a Tulum Airbnb?

I’ve been to Tulum twice now, so I can share from personal experience what to look for in a Tulum Airbnb.

First off, location is really important. If you’re not familiar with Tulum’s layout yet, then I’d recommend checking out this post where I explain the different neighborhoods throughout the area.

If staying as close to the beach is top priority for you, you’ll want to keep that in mind and take a look at each Airbnb property’s map at the bottom of the listing where you can see whether it’s situated by the beach, in central Tulum or in one of the nearby neighborhoods.

If comforts like AC, huge beds and WIFI will make or break your trip, then double-check if the Airbnb has the amenities you require. FYI–pretty much all of the rentals I’ve included in this post have air conditioning, except for the jungle eco treehouse.

I’ve made sure to include the best Airbnbs in Tulum that only have high ratings, so you don’t have to worry too much on that front. You’ll also find properties at every budget level in this post, from super luxury Airbnb rentals to stays under $100 per night.

If you’re looking to skip the hotel scene and stay in a more private Airbnb during your time in Tulum, I hope you’ll find your perfect match here. I’m already dreaming of my next trip back so I can add one of these gorgeous properties to my list!

So without further ado…

Here’s Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Airbnbs in Tulum

Casa Coconut

Best Airbnbs in Tulum - Aesthetic apartment in white and neutrals
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I died when I first caught wind of Casa Coconut–I mean, doesn’t it look straight out of a scene from the Greek Islands? All of the neutral beige and white tones give me heart palpitations in the best way possible. While this is the private home of a local stylist and photographer, you can rent it for yourself to live out your aesthetic dreams during your time in Tulum.

Location: Casa Coconut is a bit further from the beach, located in the heart of the jungle and away from the center of downtown Tulum. If you want to be a bit off the grid and recharge with a quiet escape, this is the place for you.

Sleeps: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

Fun Amenities: With AC, cooking essentials, a private pool and free parking on premises, this Airbnb has all the makings for a comfortable stay in Tulum.

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Sanah Villa

Best Airbnbs in Tulum - Sanah Villas
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For under $100/night, Sanah Villas are an ideal and affordable escape in Tulum with staff on property to help make you feel at home. Located a bit beyond the main downtown, these villas are surrounded by jungle but close enough to the central area so that you can retreat in peace yet still have all the buzz at your fingertips.

Location: About 15 minutes drive from Tulum beach (with no traffic) and 5 minutes from downtown Tulum.

Sleeps: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

Fun Amenities: King sized beds with memory foam mattresses, air conditioning, and free street parking for guests renting a vehicle.

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Casa Alaya

Best Airbnbs in Tulum - Mexican style villa
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For families or groups of friends who want to stay right on the beach, Casa Alaya is the perfect option. This is one of the best Airbnbs in Tulum when it comes to prime location as you’ll literally exit the property and step straight out onto the sand.

Plus, this rental is within walking distance to the best restaurants and beach clubs, so you won’t have to worry about getting around during your stay.

Location: Located directly on Tulum beach, just south of La Zebra Hotel.

Sleeps: 6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 3.5 baths

Fun Amenities: AC and a full kitchen setup, including refrigerator, oven, coffee maker and more.

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Cozy Geodesic Dome

Geodesic dome accommodation in Tulum
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If seeking out the most unique Airbnbs is your vibe, then you won’t want to miss this cozy geodesic dome located within walking distance to the beach. Hosted by Superhost Gaston, this new property in Tulum is the perfect base for exploring the beach side of Tulum during the day and then sleeping under the stars at night.

Location: Just on the jungle side of the main beach road, within easy walking distance to the sand.

Sleeps: 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Fun Amenities: AC, free parking on premises and a bathtub under the stars.

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Serviced Apartment Steps from Tulum Beach

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While there are drawbacks of this Airbnb in Tulum, it’s hard to beat this location right at the beach for such a low price. If you’re willing to deal with something a bit more rustic, then this adorable bohemian apartment might be perfect for you.

Location: Steps from the sand at Tulum beach.

Sleeps: 3 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1.5 baths

Fun Amenities: AC, WIFI and free private parking, plus all guests get access to Encantada hotel next door.

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Piece-of-Art Loft

Modern and stunning condo rental in Tulum
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I’ve seen this spacious loft on Instagram a few times, and boy does it look STUNNING. The impeccable interiors and attention to detail will draw in design lovers in a heartbeat. Even better? Guests have access to unique experiences like a private chef, cenote tours and massage (make sure to inquire with the host). This is one of the best Airbnbs in Tulum, hands down.

Location: Located in the La Veleta neighborhood of Tulum, this loft is a short bike ride from downtown Tulum and about 15 minutes drive to the beach without traffic.

Sleeps: 6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2.5 baths

Fun Amenities: AC, free filtered water, super fast fiber internet and a private rooftop pool.

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Tribe House Tulum

The Friend Trip house in downtown Tulum
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The Tribe House is what Tulum dreams are made of. Situated within walking distance to all of the best spots in the centro and with the cutest boho vibes, this is one of the best Airbnbs in Tulum if you’re planning a large gathering like a bachelorette party or reunion with friends.

The house can sleep up to 14 people, but the rooms have a unique setup, with multiple beds in a single room. If you’re OK with foregoing a little privacy, this can be the perfect base for you and your gals to have the trip of a lifetime.

Location: Right in the heart of downtown Tulum.

Sleeps: 14 guests · 2 bedrooms · 12 beds · 3 baths

Fun Amenities: AC, WIFI, washer/dryer, free street parking and a pool.

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Villa Nimi

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Villa Nimi is one of the most affordable Airbnbs in Tulum if you’re traveling with a large group, as it can host up to 10 guests. The property is not only stunning, but the home features all the kitchen amenities you would need to host dinners at home with your friends when you don’t feel like traveling into town for a meal.

Location: The home is located within the La Veleta neighborhood of Tulum, a short bike ride to the main town, and about 15 minutes drive to the beach with no traffic.

Sleeps: 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 beds · 4.5 baths

Fun Amenities: Pretty much everything you can think of for having an amazing stay as a group. Full kitchen, a BBQ grill, pool, TV, AC and even a crib for families.

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5 Bedroom Zorba Villa

Beautiful oceanfront Airbnb in Tulum with patio
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Looking for luxury right on the beach? Let me introduce you to Villa Zorba. With accommodation for up to 12 guests, this is the place to book if you’re looking for the best Airbnb in Tulum to host your family or group of friends all together in one place.

Location: Right on the main Tulum beach in the boutique hotel zone, Villa Zorba is within walking distance to the best shops and restaurants.

Sleeps: 12 guests · 5 bedrooms · 7 beds · 5 baths

Fun Amenities: This villa has boogie boards and sea kayaks at guests’ disposal, as well as amenities for families with kids–think cribs, highchairs and smaller beds. Additional amenities: AC, high-speeed WIFI, private seaside pool. The list goes on!

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Boutique Jungle Pod

Unique Airbnb accommodation in Tulum in the jungle
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Be one with nature at this unique architectural pod featuring panoramic views of the surrounding jungle. With Holistika located just 2 blocks away, this is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to explore the more spiritual side of Tulum; they offer experiences such as sound healings, yoga classes, Temazcal ceremonies and more.

Location: The La Veleta neighborhood–5 minutes drive to downtown Tulum and about 15 minutes drive to the beach (with no traffic).

Sleeps: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

Fun Amenities: AC, free parking, 180 degree panoramic jungle views and a mini fridge.

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Casa Cantarena

Best Airbnbs in Tulum - Luxury villa with hammocks and pool
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As part of Airbnb’s Luxe collection, Casa Cantarena is definitely not one of the cheaper stays in Tulum, but you’ll get a 5-star home rental experience. If you’re looking for a great reunion base with friends and family away from the chaos of Tulum’s beach, this villa is perfect. At Casa Cantarena, you’ll wake up with calming lagoon views to the West and turquoise tones of the Caribbean Sea to the East.

Location: Situated on a calm lagoon in the Sian Ka’an reserve, this luxury villa is south of the main beach strip in Tulum and secluded from the other tourist areas.

Sleeps: 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 4 baths

Fun Amenities: The real question is…what does this villa not have?! When it comes to amenities, this is definitely one of the best Airbnbs in Tulum. Enjoy the swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, king sized beds and included staff like a maid, butler and cook if so desired.

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Spectacular Suite With Private Pool

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This private apartment within a 6-unit building is a quiet and modern place to call home during your time in Tulum. Rooftop pool views overlooking the jungle make it an especially enticing stay for early risers looking to take in the magical sunrises during their trip.

Location: 5 minutes from downtown Tulum and about 20 minutes to the public beach.

Sleeps: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

Fun Amenities: AC, WIFI, TV with Netflix, and free street parking.

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Eco Villas Vida Silvestre

Vida Silvestre Airbnb in Tulum
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Looking for the perfect place to stay that feels like quintessential Tulum? The decor and vibe of Vida Silvestre will make you fall in love with this jungle paradise. Plus, the ecotourism development is one of the more conveniently located Tulum Airbnbs, with easy access to the boutique hotel zone, Tulum Ruins and downtown area.

Location: At the end of the hotel zone within a mangrove forest, Vida Silvestre is very close to the main road, Avenue Coba, which makes it easy to access from both town and the boutique hotel zone.

Sleeps: Up to 4 people.

Fun Amenities: AC, WIFI, free parking, dedicated workspace, and cribs for families.

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Jungle Eco Tree House Walking Distance to Cenotes

Eco jungle house dome in Tulum
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Fulfill your treehouse and geodesic dome dreams in a single stay at this eco retreat where nature is at your doorstep. This unique Airbnb stay is perfect for those looking to explore the best natural scenery of Tulum, as it’s within walking distance to cenotes and features panoramic views at night of the stars.

Location: 10 minutes drive to downtown Tulum and 20-25 minutes from the entrance to the beach.

Sleeps: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath

Fun Amenities: This place is pretty rustic, with no AC or WIFI, but things like free breakfast and bikes are provided to enhance your stay.

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2 Story Penthouse + Private Pool

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Looking for a chic stay in the heart of downtown Tulum? Look no further. This 2-story penthouse apartment with private plunge pool is both cozy and photogenic, offering a conveniently located home base during your time in Tulum.

Location: In the heart of downtown Tulum.

Sleeps: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1.5 baths

Fun Amenities: AC, high-speed WIFI, washer and dryer, room service available with their restaurant partners.

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Bohemian Design Penthouse

Bohemian penthouse Airbnb in Tulum, Mexico
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One of the newer developments to the Tulum Airbnb scene, this bohemian gem won’t disappoint. Featuring unique architectural details, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a gorgeous 22-foot long rooftop pool, this penthouse apartment (more like penthouse palace) will make you feel like a queen during your stay in Tulum.

Location: The up-and-coming neighborhood of La Veleta that’s a short drive or bike ride to downtown Tulum.

Sleeps: 7 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 3.5 baths

Fun Amenities: AC, washer and dryer, TV, and full kitchen.

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Meteora Stay & Coffeehouse

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This hostel-style Airbnb is one of the more affordable places to stay in Tulum, with a cafe located right on site. Former guests describe this spot as having super chill vibes, nice staff, and a great place to co-work.

Location: Within walking distance to central Tulum.

Sleeps: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 private bath

Fun Amenities: On-site cafe/coffeeshop, portable AC units, and bike access.

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1 Bedroom Apartment Near Beach

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If you’re excited to explore both the beaches of Tulum and the more authentic scene of downtown, then this 1-bedroom apartment will be perfectly situated for your trip, being equidistant to both areas. Plus, would you look at that epic pool? It’s a no brainer.

Location: This condo is in the Aldea Zama area, which is the closest residential zone to the main beaches in Tulum.

Sleeps: 4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath

Fun Amenities: Air conditioning AND heat, crib for families, a full kitchen and bike access.

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