Tulum is probably the best location in Mexico for a bachelorette party for discerning brides. While some brides-to-be may appreciate the appeal of sitting at an all-inclusive resort in tourist hot spots like Cancun or Cabo San Lucas, surrounded by other Americans drinking bottomless piña coladas, brides with more refined tastes will instead want to consider a Tulum bachelorette party.
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Tulum offers easy access to cenotes and cultural sites, affordable and homemade Mexican food, and is a perfect basecamp for exploring the Yucatán, especially since it’s easy to take cruiser bikes to the beach or nearby Tulum National Park. And if you book an Airbnb closer to Tulum Beach, you’ll be close to the hotel and restaurant strip, where you’ll find high-end restaurants, beachside yoga studios, and stylish beach clubs where the DJs start spinning at 11 am. Of course, Tulum also has a fantastic collection of street art and sculptures, boutique and artisan stores, and jungle cafes where you can start your morning off with an açaí bowl while swinging in a hammock under a palm tree.
If you want to inject a bit of style, culture, and adventure into your pre-nuptial celebration, consider any of the nine Airbnbs below for your epic Tulum bachelorette party. Properties are listed in order of price, so scroll to the bottom if you have a bigger group.
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Rooms at Playa Esperanza Eco-Beach Club
- Bedrooms: 1+
- Sleeps: 2+
- Rates from: $150 (or $75 per person)
If you have a small group of people or don’t want to be responsible for booking everyone’s lodging, consider booking a few Airbnbs in the same complex. And if you want a peaceful, more bohemian-style Tulum bachelorette party, Playa Esperanza is a great choice. It’s an eco-friendly beach club and hotel on the beach just a few steps from Mayan ruins within Tulum National Park.
Most rooms are built with natural materials and have a traditional open-air design, ensuring you can feel the ocean breeze year-round (though there are mosquito nets, of course). The eco-resort has electricity in the evenings only, since you don’t need it much during the day. There’s an on-site restaurant, swinging beach beds, bicycle rentals, an outdoor pool, a yoga space, and basically everything else you could need for a relaxing weekend. Good options at Playa Esperanza on Airbnb include a thatched-roof suite with a private terrace on the second floor, a jungle cabana with an outdoor shower, or a first-floor room with a private patio, each of which sleep two guests.
Central Tulum Oasis
- Bedrooms: 2
- Sleeps: 4
- Rates from: $170/night (or $42.50 per person)
Smaller Tulum bachelorette parties would be well-served to book this two-bedroom Airbnb as soon as possible. With white decor and finishings and amazing views of the Mayan ruins inside Tulum National Park, it’s a steal considering the low starting point.
The condo is in a property called Tuk Tulum, so guests get access to everything residents do. That includes four pools, a spa, an outdoor movie theater, bike rentals, and a restaurant. This is one of the best Airbnbs to consider if you need to book a place but aren’t sure how many guests you have coming. You can book the Central Tulum Oasis, which sleeps four, and just rent other units in the building if it turns out extra people are coming — like this nearby unit that sleeps another four.
- Bedrooms: 4
- Sleeps: 8
- Rates from: $266/night (or $33.25 per person)
The Grand Villa is perfect for midsized Tulum bachelorette parties as it sleeps a maximum of eight guests. It’s in Tulum town in a part of the city called La Veleta. It’s not a neighborhood built for tourists, but rather, a part of the actual town, with grocery stores, local restaurants, and affordable bars within walking distance.
While it doesn’t have a full-sized pool, it does have an outdoor plunge pool, which allows more than a few people to sit on the edges and tip their toes in the water while enjoying a cold drink. Aside from the fantastic starting price, one of the best things about this Tulum bachelorette party Airbnb is the kitchen: or, more specifically, the fact that you don’t have to use it if you don’t want to. The host can arrange a private chef to prepare breakfasts, formal dinners, or anything in between.
Villa Yum Kaax
- Bedrooms: 6
- Sleeps: 14
- Rates from: $468 (or $33.50 per person)
Yum Kaax translates to “goddess of the jungle,” which seems like an apt way to describe this gorgeous Airbnb in Tulum town. It’s a six-bedroom rental with a unique architectural blend that mixes a Mexican colonial house with the details of a Moroccan riad. It’s a unique property in a town when most new builds are in earth tones, cement, and glass. Considering how gorgeous it is, the low starting price is almost shocking.
If you have any worries about visiting Tulum, you’ll be pleased to know that the home has an on-site security guide since it’s managed by a hotel company — but it’s in a walkable, residential neighborhood, anyway. The rooftop pool, arched doorways, and dark decor elements may make you feel like you’re in Marrakech, but when you see the first-floor gardens and lush surrounding palms, you’ll remember you’re in Mexico. Talk to the owner in advance if you’d like to add on chef services (or any other staff or concierge services) during your stay.
- Bedrooms: 4
- Sleeps: 9
- Rates from: $495/night (or $55/person)
If you want your Tulum bachelorette party to be more on the peaceful side and plan to spend the days socializing at home with your besties, consider booking Villa Verde. It’s designed with relaxation in mind, with features like a pool surrounded by greenery, lots of outdoor loungers, and an outdoor area with woven hammocks. It’s a great property to book if you want to primarily hang at home, since there’s a movie projector and ambient lighting around the pool at night. Past reviewers note how helpful the owners are and say they went above and beyond to help them plan a special stay.
- Bedrooms: 4
- Sleeps: 10
- Rates from: $519/night (or $51.90 per person)
Yes, one pool for your Tulum bachelorette party is good — but two is better. And that’s what you’ll get at Villa Meka, a four-bedroom private home in Tulum town. It’s in Tulum’s newly built Aldea Zama neighborhood, making it walkable to multiple bars and restaurants, outdoor açaí vendors and taco trucks, and plenty of low-key (or late-night) bars.
Villa Meka has a large outdoor pool, plus a second on the rooftop, plus an outdoor living room with enough space to fit everyone. If you’re the bride booking your own accommodation, be sure to claim the first bedroom: it has a sliding glass wall that fully opens out onto the pool below.
Villa Meka’s host can help you arrange your transportation from the airport, group activities, dinner reservations, or anything else you need to make your Tulum bachelorette party one for the books.
- Bedrooms: 6
- Sleeps: 16+
- Rates from: $689/night (or $43 per person)
Larger Tulum bachelorette parties will fall in love with Villa Camila. It sits on the very edge of Tulum town and the owners say it takes about five minutes to reach the beach on a scooter. The house has a 20-person Jacuzzi tub, live trees growing through the home, and a modern cement-and-natural aesthetic that’ll make your bachelorette party photos look downright gorgeous.
But the most compelling reason to rent Villa Camila for your Tulum bachelorette party is the rooftop. The owners hired the same artists who made the Azulik hotel property to create a rooftop oasis just for the home. On the roof, you’ll find a sundeck looking out over the jungle, a grill, a covered yoga area, and the aforementioned 20-person hot tub. There’s also a huge outdoor social area on the ground level, complete with rope swings dangling next to the pool bar (so yes, you can swing with your toes in the pool).
- Bedrooms: 5
- Sleeps: 10
- Rates from: $1,008 (or $100.80 per person)
If you want a Tulum bachelorette party Airbnb that feels like you rented a multi-million dollar mansion on the beach but doesn’t actually cost that, consider Villa Miramar. If you fill the place, it’ll only set each guest back around $100 a night — way less than a comparably luxurious hotel room. Villa Miramar exemplifies indoor/outdoor living, blurring the line between whether you’re indoors or not. The large living room has a sliding glass wall that fully opens onto an infinity pool overlooking the beach, and many of the social areas are between bedrooms, with roofs but otherwise open to nature.
The rental includes daily maid service, plus a house manager who can assist with arranging anything you need. This Airbnb rental is on the beach near Tulum National Park, close to the Tulum Beach strip. Don’t hesitate to ask about having bike rentals waiting for you at the home, which should make it easy to get to bars and restaurants without ever needing a car.
Aldea Canzul Estate
- Bedrooms: 10
- Sleeps: 16+
- Rates from: $7,800 (or $487.50 per person)
If you’re not price sensitive, book the Aldea Canzul Estate for your Tulum bachelorette party. It’s probably the most exclusive Airbnb in Tulum, with designer styling that looks like it belongs in an issue of Architectural Digest. The beachfront estate includes three separate homes with a total of 10 bedrooms, all of which have amazing views. The property rental comes with daily breakfast, maid service, and 24-hour security, and you can add on extra services like excursion booking or at-home spa services.
It’s basically akin to renting your own 10-bedroom private resort, complete with multiple sun decks, several nooks with hammocks and outdoor couches tucked under trees, and two pools: one on the first floor near the sliding glass walls of the living area, and a second larger pool for when you want to do some swimming. Of course, it sits directly on the beach, too, so you won’t hurt for places to dip your toes in the water.
For the ultimate luxurious Tulum bachelorette party, it’s hard to find something more gorgeous than the Aldea Canzul Estate.
Is Tulum or Cancun better for a bachelorette party?
If you have your heart set on a Cancun bachelorette party, look a little bit more into Tulum before booking your lodging. While Cancun is known for all-inclusive resorts, bars, beach clubs, and places to party, it doesn’t have a lot of variety beyond that. However, Tulum has plenty of places to party and drink, but it also has eco-beach clubs, yoga retreats, Mayan ruins, and places where you’re more likely to be surrounded by yogis on meditation retreats rather than American tourists posted up on beach chairs all day.
A Tulum bachelorette party can be as wild or as tame as you’d like and also includes the option for cultural activities. However, Cancun is a little cheaper, at least for your standard all-inclusive chain beach hotels — luxury hotels in Cancun will probably cost just as much as those in Tulum. But if sitting on a beach and hitting buffets isn’t the vibe you’re going for, Tulum will probably be a better fit.
Is Tulum safe?
Tulum is generally considered to be a safe destination for tourists, but like any other tourist destination, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and take basic safety precautions. You should exercise caution and be mindful of pickpocketing and other petty crimes, especially in tourist areas. It’s also recommended to avoid walking alone in isolated areas, especially after dark.
In recent years, Tulum has seen an increase in crime, including theft and robbery. There’s also been an uptick in violent crime; however, much is related to drug cartels. So as long as you avoid buying anything illegal (which you should, as that only increases the demand for a product that leads to violence), you should be fine. But of course, always use reputable taxi or transportation services and avoid the usual dumb behaviors that make you a target at night, like getting super drunk and walking home alone.
That said, tourism is essential to Tulum’s economy, and hundreds of reviews comment on how safe the Airbnbs felt and how they were great locations for everything from family reunions to 70th birthday parties. As as long as you use your head, you’ll be fine. A bigger concern may be getting stomach issues from the tap water, so unless you want to end your Tulum bachelorette party with a case of Montezuma’s Revenge, be sure to drink only filtered water (a bottle with a built-in filter could be a great gift for your party attendees!)
How do you get to Tulum, Mexico?
The closest international airport to Tulum is Cancun, so if you’re wondering how to get to Tulum, look for flights into Cancun. Fortunately, because Cancun is a popular destination for US travelers, there are direct flights from almost every major airport in the country. That makes it easy to reach for everyone, even if your guests are coming from across the country, and ensures that flight prices are relatively low. Cancun is the largest airport in Mexico and flights are frequent on multiple airlines.
From Cancun, it’s about an hour and a half to Tulum. Some of the higher-end Airbnbs can arrange transportation for your group, but otherwise, the best bet is to arrange a shuttle. Companies like Cancun Airport Transportation and Happy Shuttle Cancun offer private transfers to Tulum starting around $70 each way.