The Tulum Wellness Guide: Yoga, Healing and Healthy Living

TULUM WELLNESS GUIDE
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The Tulum Wellness Guide is curated to help you find the best hotels, healthy eats, spa’s, yoga studios and holistic centres in Tulum.

Created with the wellness traveller in mind, who likes to stay fit and healthy whilst at their destination and know all the best places to stay, spa, yoga and heal.

Tulum Wellness Hotels

Prana

Prana Hotel is a petite boutique hotelnestled in-between the busy Pueblo and white beaches. It is quiet in its presentation and you wouldn’t really know about it if someone hadn’t told you, which gives it this feel of privacy and exclusivity.

The hotel consists of 7 unique hotels rooms and 2 belle tents. The tents gives you the full glamping experience, close to the wild but still comfy with AC, private bathroom and double bed to sleep in. Prepare to be softly woken up by birds singing and a gentle glow from the sun through the tent.

If you are interested in doing yoga or running retreats the hotel offers a large thatched roof space for yoga, ceremonies and other types of classes. Read our review.

Zamas

This list presents the best spa and wellness hotels, to help you in your search for that perfect place to stay and benefit from the facilities on site.

Zamas is a small beach cabana hotel with thatch roofs, stucco walls in beach worn hues and vibrant tile decor. The rustic chic ambience exudes hammock culture.

Born of a romantic holiday in 1986, Zamas is a love affair with Tulum. Named after the mayan word zamá, meaning new beginning or sunrise, Zamas embodies the adventurous spirit of its namesake.

Playful design pairs naturally with the elements and two acres of sand, sea and coconut trees offer the perfect antidote to the mundane.

The hotel sits on a cove with a rock bluff, giving the beach one of the rare westward views of sunset over the jungle. Like a swimming pool when the water is calm, the cove is surrounded by rock and vegetation which make for good snorkelling.

Maya Tulum

At Maya Tulum Resort, we honour the Mayan culture that draws us to this special place on the Yucatan Peninsula. Healing is very important to the Mayans and many of our therapeutic treatments are rooted in ancestral inspiration. With the longest stretch of beachfront in Tulum, guests are lulled to sleep nightly by the sound of lapping waves.

Guests of Maya Tulum Resort are encouraged to engage in twice daily yoga classes and experience our unique healing spa treatments.

Considered by many to be Tulum’s first wellness resort, it features 49 thatched-roof villas, beachfront and ocean view cabanas, along with two yoga halls, a meditation labyrinth, a healing centre offering spa treatments based on Mayan rituals, and a Temazcal sweat lodge for traditional Mayan ceremonies.

The 5-night Mind, Body + Spirit package that includes overnight accommodations, yoga sessions, spa treatments, three healthy meals daily and more. Designed to rejuvenate you soul.

Read: The truth about Tulum

Be Tulum

Be Tulum – a luxury lifestyle hotel and spa inspired by the rustic charm and raw natural beauty of the Mayan Riviera.

Be Tulum has 64 exclusive suites between the jungle, white sand and the sea. Constructed with native materials, comfortable and sophisticated interior, designer furniture and private pools

The spa of the hotel, Yäan Wellness is located on the jungle side of Be Tulum hotel and offers healing, rejuvenation and deep transformation in a magical, luxurious and organic setting.

Nomade

Set at the end of Tulum’s famous stretch of beach, Nômade is the creation of Argentine architect Sebastian Sas, the driving force behind the hotel’s equally cool neighbour Be Tulum and sister spa Yäan.

The 35 casitas channel a distinctly boho-gypset vibe with dream catchers and hammocks. All have private terraces with jumbo beanbags and are just a few steps from the hotel’s quarter-mile private beach. Yogis will love the (more affordable) Bedouin tents

Yoga classes are held each morning in a big Bedouin tent emblazoned with Moroccan prints. Everyone eats together at one long table in Macondo, a restaurant serving mostly vegetarian and vegan food.

Sanara Tulum

Since opening in 2014, Sanará has fast become the Tulum insider’s holistic hangout. This smart hideaway is British co-owners Charlie Stuart Gay and Daniella Hunter’s eco-chic vision for sustainable healthy living.

There are no timetables here (apart from yoga three times per day and any spa treatments you book), so feel free to wander, swim and eat. Sanará’s café-restaurant, The Real Coconut, is grain, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free to improve digestive health. The wellness centre offers bespoke treatment integrating Western and Eastern therapist.

Holistika

Holistika is a unique Holistic Centre, Hotel and Community set in the middle of the Mayan Jungle. The main intention of this sanctuary, is to offer a space for those who seek wellness, peace and happiness. There are daily yoga classes offered, workshops and retreats.

It is described as a chic blend of luxury and wilderness, a sanctuary that is charged with its own spirit and vibes. Making relaxation and transformation cool again. Synching with nature’s rhythms so you can have a taste of heaven on earth. Retreat, heal and restore in a too-good-its-actually-true environment.

In the spa therapies include biomagnetism, Thai yoga stretch,  Ayurveda, deep tissues massage, reiki and pranic healing.

There are 12 cool and magical rooms designed to retreat from it all in the middle of somewhere. A huge pool centred in the middle of the jungle makes waking up in heaven, even better.

Sunlight floods the place with subtle rays of grounding energy filtered through tree’s leaves. Insects and birds musicalise the atmosphere, stars light the night skies and fires heat our hearts. The whole purpose is to set a vibe for those to heal, balance and reconnect to their deepest self and nature.

The whole purpose is to set a vibe for those to heal, balance and reconnect to their deepest self and nature.

Kore Tulum

Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa is an all-inclusive, adults only luxury resort. Perfect for unwinding and finding peace of mind, the resort offers several mind/body activities, including yoga, meditation, and more.

If you prefer to soak up the sun or go for a swim, the infinity pool will provide hours of relaxation and refreshment. A variety of spa and massage treatments are available so that you can melt into complete bliss during your stay,

Tulum Wellness Retreats and Holistic Centre’s

Transformational Tulum Yoga & Mayan Healing Retreat, 6 – 13 December & 27 March – 4 April

End your year in a meaningful way. Join us for 8 transformational days in magical Tulum diving deep into nature, your practice and yourself via a lovingly curated program steeped in ancient Mayan Healing Traditions, Yoga, Meditation, Live Music, Sound Medicine, Local Culture and Cuisine.

As the saying goes “Magic Happens Here”. This is your opportunity to experience that unique magic and transformative power of Tulum for yourselves – to embark on a personal journey where you will be fully immersed in a profoundly beautiful and powerful natural setting, practicing twice daily yoga gazing at the mysterious depths and stillness of the tranquil cenotes as you purify and energise body, mind & spirit with your retreat hosts, Naga founder and internationally renowned Tulum instructor and shaman Rafael and CAELO YOGA founder and instructor Jennifer Ruiz, accompanied by the best and most authentic local wellness and healing guides and living in an intimate, uplifting community setting.

Whether you are looking to make a change in your life, for greater peace and purpose, to release old patterns and blockages that are holding you back, or simply to disconnect and restore your well being and vitality – everything you need to make that possible is at hand this December.

This exclusive retreat is being held at Naga Residence – a truly magical space situated between the mystical Sian Ka’an Biosphere nature reserve and the most beautiful and isolated stretch of Tulum’s pristine beaches, where in between recharging on white sand beaches and in the warm turquoise waters, you’ll be enchanted by the he lush mangroves, where you can enjoy different sitting and lounging areas including hammocks around the lush and tropical gardens, a sacred fire located at the heart of the space where retreat guests can enjoy magical nights, under the stars and traditional Mayan healing rituals and ceremonies.

At the edge of the residence, you will find the secret entrance to Nagalaya, a vast natural ecosystem of primordial mangroves and pure natural waters with pristine and private Cenotes hidden in the jungle. Take an unforgettable bath in these powerful, magical waters before nestling into your boutique suite, to rest in true harmony and magnificent beauty.

Yaan Wellness

Yäan Wellness is a centre of wellness and healing where you will find your inner and outer beauty in the integration of mind, body and soul.

From the moment you pass the burning flame, you will be immersed in the elements of fire, air, water, and earth and feel at peace with Yäan’s elegant and organic design, which respects the flow of nature in both space and time.

You will feel the essence of Yäan, as your every need is looked after. Soothe and enliven your senses and journey through our healing waters, purified crystalline water pools, sauna and steam room.

Traditional indigenous treatments, energy healing, deep muscle relaxation techniques, herbal and flower baths prepared in our custom made copper tubs are just some of the therapies you will experience by the finest professionals from Mexico and around the world.

At Yäan, our mission is to bring health, relaxation, well-being , to cleanse body and spirit, and ignite the light within in all who will enter.

Maya Spa at Azulik

This seaside spa offers treatments specifically designed to pamper your body and soul with organic products and authentic Mayan rituals.

Their signature Mayan Rebirth Ceremony combines ancient techniques and traditional spa services. First, you’ll enjoy a full body exfoliation, followed by a body wrap with banana leaves and Mayan clay.

Next, all your stresses will float away as you’re immersed into a Renaissance bath with a blend of flowers and botanicals. And what better way to end this magical 120-minute treatment than with a rub down?

Sanará Spa

In addition to daily yoga (with literally the best beachfront view on the planet), the Sanará Spa offers a wide variety of wellness-boosting, healing, and beautifying therapies.

The focus is on pure and natural ingredients. Take their Avocado & Cucumber Wrap ($150) or Coffee & Sugar Scrub ($170). The best part? The Sanará range of products are available for purchase at the on-site wellness center and boutique — so you can take a little piece of paradise home with you.

The independent therapists, as well as visiting international alternative and complimentary practitioners, provide guests with a wide range of treatment options, whether you are simply in need of deep relaxation or an energy boost, a complete rethink in your lifestyle, or are dealing with a health crisis.

Treatments include: nutritional and lifestyle consultation, traditional Mayan healing, Crystal Healing, Aromatherapy, BioMagnetic Therapy and BioDecoding, Body Harmonization, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, therapeutic Mayan & Ayurvedic massage, clay and mud detox therapy, and reflexology. Additional specialised treatments may be available from visiting practitioners at various times through the year.

The Cleanse & Heal is a 3-7 day wellness program comprises of a cleansing dietary plan (either juice cleanse, clean eating, or a mixture of both), consultations and treatments, exercise and movement at a level you can handle, and counselling/motivational support.

Tulum Wellness Yoga Classes

One of the best things about Tulum is that hotels on the beach are right on the beach. You wake to the light of the sun rising over the ocean and the sound of the waves lapping at the sand literally only a few feet from your bed.

More recently, Tulum has absolutely a destination that has become well known as a special place to practice yoga. But why? I’m always interested why certain destinations become know for yoga.

Mexico first stole my heart nearly a decade ago and the Tulum yoga offerings have kept it ever since. Between the miles of white sandy beach, intriguing jungle and a unique, laid-back culture, we fell in love with this beautiful corner of the world. Over the years a lot has changed in Tulum, but even as more hotels and restaurants have been built and the secret of this magical beach has gotten out, Tulum has retained its intimate and authentic charm.

I guess you’ll have to visit Tulum, practice yoga at one of these Tulum hotels listed below, and experience that healing energy for yourself! If you prefer to bring your own mat, I recommend checking out this compact travel variation.

Jivamukti Yoga with at Holistika with Yohasana

Founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York City in 1984, Jivamukti classes integrate the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of yoga. Classes include vinyasa-based asana practice, hands-on adjustments, breath awareness, meditation and deep relaxation.

Open to all levels from beginners to more experienced as the teacher adapts the class according to the students

Schedule
Tuesdays: Jivamukti Open Class at 7pm-8:30pm⁣

Ahau

Ahau Tulum hotel, located right on the beach and hemmed in by the lush jungle, also doubles as a yoga hub and spa.

Here they offer daily yoga and meditation classes in their oceanfront studio, which looks out onto the stunning Tulum shores and sunrises, and can give private sessions too.

Alternatively, you could give their unique Wednesday night candlelight yoga classes a go, which come with wine and chocolate included. If Vinyasa Flow isn’t your thing, indulge in some spa treatments, shamanic and drumming circles, or an eco-workshop instead.

Schedule

Yoga: Monday – Sunday 9:00 hrs
Healing with Essential Oils workshop: Monday & Thursday 10:30 hrs
Temazcal Mayan Sweat Lodge: Monday 18:00 hrs
Aerial Silks: Children & Adults Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 16:00 hrs
Saturday (kids) 14:00 hrs
Saturday Aerial Yoga (16+) 16:00 hrs
New Moon & Full Moon Meditation Monthly

Hotel Dos Ceibas

Hotel Dos Ceibas, is a space in which the natural elements, objects and designs are integrated into the environment, providing our guests and visitors with moments of well-being, pleasure, meditation and peace. A centre to receive groups, practitioners of different teachings.

It holds yoga classes every morning on a terrace facing the sea. This is also a hotel full of music, and it’s not uncommon to find musicians playing drums, guitars, harps and violins during the evenings.

Papaya Playa Project

The Papaya Playa Project hotel offers daily yoga classes (the style and instructors change daily) as well as a series of yoga events throughout the year.

Enjoy a fabulous and reasonably priced restaurant on site where you can watch the kite surfers float over the ocean from sunrise to sunset.

Tulum Wellness Private Villas

Villa Mirama, Sleeps 10 / 5 Bedrooms / 5 Bathrooms & Pool

Villa Miramar is located in the heart of Tulum’s famous Caribbean coast, one and a half miles south of the historic Mayan ruins.

The point at which the surf breaks directly in front of the grand palapa room offers the best snorkelling in Tulum.

Sit in the cool water of your private swimming pool and count the rolling ocean waves as they turn from blue to green. It’s all about the sun, the surf and the azure sky at this contemporary oceanfront beach house. Book now.

Casa Chechen, Sleeps 4 / 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms

Located just off the shore of Tulum Beach amongst lush tropical jungle, Casa Chechen is the perfect secluded getaway. You’ll be able to walk barefoot from the villa to the beach in just a few steps through the jungle pathway.

This authentic beach villa features two en-suite bedrooms and relaxing interiors. Nearby, you’ll have plenty of historical sites, natural wonders, local restaurants and shopping to discover.

Jungle style mixes with contemporary architecture in this warm beach house. Wood and stone construction materials have been locally sourced to maintain an authenticity that is simply unduplicated. And with several small lounge areas, you’ll have plenty of space for group gatherings, as well as space to break off for more intimate moments. Book now.

Villa Amalfi, Sleeps 8 / 4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms & Pool

This sleek, stylish vacation rental is set in the new Aldea Zama neighbourhood, a pedestrian-friendly area of Tulum that’s between the beach and the charming town centre. High-tech amenities, chic interiors and four bedrooms are perfect for a sunny getaway with friends.

With its quiet courtyard, private pool, shaded hammocks and al-fresco dining area, the villa feels like your own hideaway in the jungle.

The indoor and outdoor living areas at Villa Amalfi feel like one large space, thanks to a nearly wall-to-wall glass sliding door that connects the great room to the courtyard. Colourful and comfortable, the living room and fully equipped kitchen feature a mix of furnishings, lively turquoise hues and even traditional tilework for an ambience of laid-back luxury. Book now.

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