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Hemingway Tulum


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Hemingway Tulum


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Hemingway Tulum


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Hemingway Tulum


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Tags:  Beach, eco-chic, romantic, secluded

In a nutshell:
Hemingway’s cabanas offer a vacation in the much loved traditional style of Tulum. Rustic, spacious and colorful cabanas are perched by a stunning beach.  Most cabanas have a king or queen bed and another bed, so they are perfect for triple occupancy.

Hemingway is a wonderfully rustic hotel located on a beach of cool white sand that stretches as far as the eye can see. The water here is incredibly clear making it a superb location for swimming and snorkeling.


This simple hotel is a true getaway; perfect for those who yearn for rest and relaxation. With some rooms directly on the beach and others just a little way behind you are never far from the tempting waters of the Caribbean.


The rooms themselves are individual cabanas that are simply but tastefully furnished using natural local materials and decorated using the traditional Mexican palette of bright colors. The tree-trunk bed stands are a lovely touch that serves to remind you of the hotel’s ecological theme.


All rooms have a bathroom with toilet and large walk-in shower. The hotel also has a small beachfront restaurant and lounge area and there is a good range of beach furniture from hammocks to swinging beds to while away the sunny afternoons.


All cabanas have electrical sockets in the rooms and electrical lighting is available in the evenings. Most have one king or queen bed and another bed too (in the same room) so they are ideal for triple occupancy.  Since the cabanas are very generously sized, they get nice breezes and feel cool even in the summer months.


In short, Hemingway is the perfect spot to escape the pressures of day-to-day life and get back to nature in true Mexican style.



Hemingway’s cabanas are dotted along the beachfront and in and around the tropical gardens. The Garden, Ocean View and Ocean Front cabanas are exceptionally spacious and have large bathrooms with walk-in showers.

The cabanas’ names include Boa (snake), Búho (owl), Jaguar,Tortuga (turtle), Venado (deer), Pulpo (octopus), Cocodrilo(crocodile), Iguana, and Delfin (dolphin), Juanito, Arrecife(Reef), Estrella (Star) and Caracol (Snail).


Each has different beds according to their size; some have a king and a queen, while others have a mix of doubles and singles. All have a small sitting area and a large en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.


The rooms have only limited electricity, but this simply adds to their charm, and fits in well with the hotel’s ecological theme.  Lighting and some electrical outlets are powered by generator and are available in the evenings from 5:00pm to 11:00pm or later, although there are plenty of candles and nightlights around the room if you’re a night owl.

Summary of room facilities

Ocean Front cabana

Boa – one king bed and one queen bed
Buho – one king bed and one queen bed
Jaguar – one king bed and one queen bed

Ocean View Cabanas

Arecife – one king bed and one single bed
Tortuga – one king bed and one single bed

Estrella cabana

King bed, terrace, ocean views

Garden cabana

Venado – one king bed and one single bed
Cocodrilo – one king bed and one double bed
Pulpo – one king bed
Iguana – two double beds
Delfin – two double beds
Juanito – one king and one double bed

Jungle cabana

Located on the opposite side of the road to the beach.  Most have a king or queen bed and another bed.

Caracol cabana

Small cabana near the beach with one double bed and bathroom.

The Ocean Front cabanas at Hemingway are perched right on the beach and are elevated slightly on wooden stilts. They have gorgeous verandas that offer prime ocean views.


These rooms have a king and a queen bed and are spacious enough to accommodate a family very comfortably.

There are lots of windows allowing in plenty of natural light and all the windows are screened so you can leave them open to catch the wonderful sea breezes.


All the bathrooms at Hemingway are decorated in bright Mexican colors and have large showers and a pretty vanity unit.


Ocean view cabanas are set just slightly back from the beach, behind the Ocean Front rooms. Just a few steps and you are by the Caribbean!


Inside you’ll find a room decorated in bright Mexican colors. Most rooms have a king bed and another bed.

There’s also a small table and chairs for relaxing and a large walk-in shower in the en-suite bathroom.


Estrella is located directly above the small beachfront restaurant. It has a large partially covered terrace facing the beach and water. There is a king size bed. As it is a second floor room it does have lots of privacy. It is a good choice for couples.


Although directly above the restaurant the room isn’t noisy. The restaurant only has a few tables and usually closes around 10:00 pm. This room is small than the other Ocean View Cabanas, but is has lots of outdoor space and and enjoys an ocean front position.


The Garden cabanas are on the beach side of the property, just a few paces from the sands. They are spacious, and have a range of different bed options, including a king bed and a double or single, or two double beds.



Jungle cabanas are located in a new section on the opposite side of the road to the beach, yet only a very short stroll away.  These rooms are similar to the Garden cabanas in style and amenities.  Most have a king bed and another bed, in the same room.


Caracol is the smallest room at Hemingway. This is an individual little casita with a palapa roof which is located at the other side of the restaurant to the beachfront rooms, but it is very close to the edge of the main beach.


This is a charming little room. It has a private bathroom but there is no terrace. It is ideal for a single traveller or a couple on a budget.



The hotel’s beachfont restaurant offers wonderful views of the beach and ocean.  It’s small and simple in design but offers excellent, locally-caught seafood and fish served with generous amounts of pasta.


It’s open every day for a breakfast of fruit and pastries with plenty of hot coffee until 10.30am. Lunch is served from noon until 4:00pm and dinner from 7:00 till 10:00pm.


For a change of scene there are other restaurants just a short walk along the sand offering a mix of local and international dishes.


The beach at Hemingway is simply superb; wide and long with soft powder-white sand fringed by calm, clear water that’s perfect for snorkeling and swimming.

And if that aquamarine water proves too tempting, the hotel provides kayaks on a complimentary basis for guests’ use.


For those with less energy there are plenty of comfortable beach beds and hammocks to relax on and while away the hours with a cool drink and a good book.


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How to get here

How to get here


By air

The nearest airport is Cancun – by road the journey to Hemingway  takes about two 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. The road bears right at the coast and there’s a turning to the left.

Bear right, the ocean will be on your left, follow this road for approximately 10 minutes, passing the hotels Papaya Playa, Zamas and Maya Tulum.

Hemingway is on your left just after Maya Tulum.

Hemingway Cabanas

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