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el Pez Tulum


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el Pez Tulum


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el Pez Tulum


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el Pez Tulum


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Tags:  Luxurious, beach, family friendly, romantic, secluded

In a nutshell:
El Pez is a superb choice for families and couples visiting Tulum, with rooms that can sleep up to 4 people, a nice pool, excellent restaurant, and friendly concierge service.  It is located on the rocky and pretty Turtle Cove, in the central part of Tulum’s beach zone.

El Pez is the sister hotel to the fabulous Tulum hotels la Zebra and Mezzanine. Each property has its own flavor, and we reckon el Pez is ideal as either an intimate and romantic hideaway or as a tranquil location for a small family. All rooms have views of the coastline or the rocky but pretty Turtle cove (yes, you may see turtles nesting on the beach in season!) A good swimming beach is just a short stroll away, but it is possible to wade deep into the water in front of the hotel if you pick your steps carefully. Young children find the beach great for paddling and rock pooling.


The six Luxury Cabanas are ocean front and each one has a great view of the Caribbean. These very spacious rooms have a king bed or two twin beds, plus a day bed that makes another single bed with a trundle bed stored below. They are perfect for three adults or for a family with two children (using the trundle bed).


With just a few rooms, El Pez is never too crowded or noisy. When the beach gets too hot, guests can retreat to the shady swimming pool to cool off. The lofty palapa lounge serves as a restaurant and bar, with further seating on the terrace to the front. This is the place to enjoy a relaxed breakfast, seek advice from the efficient concierge or enjoy a cold drink at the bar.


All the attractions of Tulum are within easy reach, but you’ll always find a warm welcome when you return to your base at el Pez.


The Sea Front guest rooms at el Pez each have one king bed and can accommodate a maximum of two people. The two upper level rooms are accessed via a staircase within the palapa lounge and the two ground floor rooms are reached via the beach. Each room has a stylish, bright and airy decor that’s similar to the sister hotels la Zebra and Mezzanine.


The six Luxury Cabanas are very spacious rooms with a more tropical atmosphere. They are housed in three colorful buildings, with one room on the ground floor and one above it. An exterior wooden staircase leads up to the top rooms.


All rooms  have electricity 24 hours a day and now have air-conditioning too. Bottled water is provided in the rooms and there’s also a purified water container in the reception for refills.

Summary of room facilities

All rooms

Air-conditioning, electricity 24 hours a day, ceiling fan, electrical outlets, ensuite bathroom with hot water shower, bottled water provided.

Sea Front Rooms

King bed, open style bathroom, first or second floor, beachfront

Luxury Cabanas

King bed or two single beds, daybed that can make a single bed, trundle bed. Bathroom with full height walls and door, first or second floor, beachfront.

Rosa Suite

King Bed, large terrace with plunge pool, ocean views

The four sea front rooms at el Pez are only a few steps from the beach and enjoy great views of the turquoise waters. Each room has a generously sized terrace or balcony with a romantic double sized sun lounger.


Inside, the rooms are bright and modern, with mainly white decor. They are cozy and romantic, but offer plenty of space for a couple to sleep comfortably in this tropical climate. There’s a ceiling fan above each bed, and a lightweight duvet to snuggle beneath.


The sea front rooms have open plan bathrooms with walk-in showers and a single vanity. Glazed sliding doors offer access to the balcony or terrace. From the ground floor rooms you can step out onto the gardens and the beach. The two upper level rooms are reached via a staircase from the palapa lounge, which can be advantageous in the case of the occasional rain storm as you can walk down to breakfast without needing an umbrella.


The bright and airy Luxury Cabanas are big enough to accommodate a family comfortably, yet full of tropical romance for a honeymooning couple. The rustic style is highlighted with the use of distressed wood and timber beams. Each room has a balcony or terrace furnished with a double sun lounger and boasting panoramic views of the Caribbean.


Each cabana has a king bed or two single beds. Mosquito netting is provided in the upper level rooms that have a palapa roof. Above the bed, and also above the sofa, is a large ceiling fan (in the upper level rooms the ceiling fan is within the mosquito nets). Beds are furnished with a super light duvet and soft pillows.


The sofa in each cabana makes a regular twin bed that’s comfortable enough for an adult. Below it is a trundle bed that has a regular twin bed mattress on a frame with rollers. There’s enough of space to move the trundle bed in front of the closet and still be able to access it. Additional clothes storage is provided by an open hanging rail.


The Luxury cabanas have the advantage of a bathroom with full height walls that can be sealed off from the main room by a sliding door. These rooms have a double vanity unit and a large walk-in shower.



An impressive palapa roof tops the restaurant and lounge area at el Pez. At night, vibrant lighting sets the mood for an exotic cocktail or a romantic dinner for two. There’s an Asian theme to the decor, but the food is distinctly Mexican.


This is also where breakfast is served every morning, with seating in the interior or on the shady terrace outside. The lunch menu offers an affordable selection of meals and snacks, including tacos and quesadillas.



El Pez is located on pretty Turtle Cove, named for the sea turtles that come to nest on the beach. The rooms face the cusp of the bay and a rocky outcrop that divides Turtle cove from the beach to the north. Both beaches are rocky, but the one to the north offers slightly better swimming. Just to the south, about a quarter of a mile away, begins Tulum’s long, wide beach that stretches as far as the biosphere reserve.


Although the beach is rocky, it is possible to wade into the deeper water with care, and the bay is excellent for snorkeling. It also provides a spectacular sight to wake up to each morning.



Most Tulum hotels don’t have swimming pools, so the inviting pool at el Pez is a real treat for guests.

It is surrounded by palm trees and tropical foliage and offers a pleasant place to relax when you tire of the beach.


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How to get here

How to get here


By air

The nearest airport is Cancun – by road the journey to el Pez takes about 2 hours.

Driving directions from Cancun

From Cancun airport, head south following the signs to Playa del Carmen, Playacar and Tulum on the highway #307.


You will pass Playa del Carmen and Playacar and also the entrance to the ruins at Tulum. Turn to the left at the major crossroads with the road to Coba. So, when you see a turning to the right to Coba, you should turn left.

You will be heading directly towards the sea on a very straight road. As the road approaches the sea it bends to the right. Follow the road right and ignore the turning to the left hand side.

El Pez is located about a mile further along on the left hand side of the road just after Zamas and right by the police control box.

There is free parking for guests just off the road by the hotel.

Hotel el Pez

Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila Km 6.4