Hotel Calaluna is the new name for one of our long time favorite Tulum properties, Cabanas la Conchita. Now with new management and 24-7 electricity (subject to the limitations of the limited infrastructure in Tulum), this simple but idyllic little hotel is well worth a visit.
There are fancier places in Tulum now for sure, but for those in search of a barefoot beach vacation, Cabanas la Conchita could be heaven on earth. Wake each morning to bright blue skies and the warm Caribbean just yards from your room; fall asleep to the sound of the ocean and the rustle of palm fronds. Days can be filled with swimming and snorkeling, diving and cycling or hiking - or just relaxing on the quiet little beach.
Calaluna is one of our favorites amongst the cluster of casita style resorts on this stretch of coast because of the careful and artistic design, the friendly staff, and the pretty and well screened rooms.
Tulum is off-the-grid for mains electricity and telephone lines, so each hotel has its own generator. At Calaluna (like most hotels on the beach zone) there are no modern amenities such as air-con, TVs, telephones. Hairdryers and other high voltage appliances are not permitted as they will blow the system, but cellphones and cameras can be re-charged. Wirelet internet access is available in public areas of the hotel.
The basic facilities are all within easy walking distance; several casual restaurants, a public telephone, exchange house, bicycle rental, diving and snorkeling trips and even adventure tours can be arranged nearby.
Between July and October, guests may share the compact gardens of the hotel with nesting turtles. The turtle nests are protected by small fences and this may leave the gardens a little crowded at times, but everyone enjoys watching the baby turtles as they leave their nest a couple of months later and bravely head towards the ocean.