Fodor's Expert Review Zamas

Carretera Tulum–Boca Paila, Km 5, Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780, Mexico

On wild Punta Piedra (Rock Point), Zamas has small, rustic cabanas—with palapa roofs and ocean views as far as the eye can see—jungle-side rooms overlooking a garden, palapas facing a coconut grove strung with colorful hammocks, and two spacious private houses that sleep up to 11. Comfortable beds, tile bathrooms, beautiful murals, and bright Mexican colors make them a chic-bohemian alternative for budget travelers. Committed to sustainability, Zamas provides biodegradable bath products, runs on solar power, has a gray-water system, and employs local staff. The restaurant, known for its powerful margaritas, has an eclectic Italian-Mexican-Yucatecan menu, romantic views of the coast, live music five times a week during high season, and tasty portobello jerky. Ping-Pong, foosball, a selection of paperbacks, two small cenotes, several shops featuring local handicrafts and women's wear, and a dive shop round out the property. If you're looking for off-the-beaten-track activity suggestions, the owners are a wealth of information.


  • good restaurant
  • unspoiled views
  • rustic-chic budget alternative


  • four-night minimum stay in houses (no minimum for rooms)
  • some traffic noise
  • parts of beach are rocky


Pet Friendly


Phones: 984-145–2602


26 cabanas
Rate Includes: No Meals

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