What’s better than arriving at your hotel in the middle of the night and waking up to waves crashing right outside your own personal beach bungalow?
Well if I had to say something I guess the guacamole, ceviche, and margaritas at the same said hotel could possibly cut it.
Either way, it’s pretty much a win-win, right!?
Zamas is, in my opinion, the best little spot to rest your sandy bum while in Tulum. Between thatched-roof bungalows and freshly caught seafood, Zamas delivered the goods! And let’s just say, when it came to leaving at the end the week, it was not my proudest moment.
They are also home to the best margaritas in town. Trust me! I did a lot of research.
Hotel booking can often give me a good side of anxiety. What if I book the wrong hotel? What if it’s in the wrong area?
Let’s just say you can’t go wrong with booking Zamas. Just at the north of the beach, you are far enough from the flashiness of the ‘it’ crowd but close enough to ride your pastel painted bike down to join in at your desire.
At breakfast time, the flavour-packed meals matched perfectly with the Crayola coloured table and chairs.
At lunchtime, we ate ocean to plate dishes that matched perfectly with the same brightly coloured tables and chairs.
And at dinnertime… well, you get the idea.
Rarely one to eat at the same place multiple times, I was infatuated with the food at Zamas’ restaurant, ¡Que Fresco! And while there are plenty of amazing places to fill your hungry bellies in Tulum, resisting the breakfast and lunch on offer here is a hard feat.
Our daily routine began with avocado and feta on toast, fruit salad and an icy cold coconut before retiring to our beach lounge counting down the minutes until it was an acceptable hour for margaritas and guacamole.
Lunch closely followed with shrimp tacos that are out of this world and possibly a couple more rounds of everything throughout the afternoon.
I had serious concerns I was going to turn into an avocado from all the amazing guacamole I was eating.
There was also something about the sandy floor and having the sand between my toes at lunch; like I wasn’t too far away from the beach.
Our bungalow was exactly what we needed. While they were on the smaller side, the huge king bed was perfect for flopping into after a long hard day of, you know, lying on the beach. I would suggest staying with someone you are fairly close with. The beach bungalows are just single large rooms. The toilet and shower are divided from the rest of the room only by a swinging saloon door that comes to chest height.
Aside from all the amenities and beautiful scenery, something that sets a hotel apart for me is the staff. The Zamas staff is always friendly and despite language barriers always down for a chat or intrigued in our case, by the card game we were playing.
If you are looking to sway in a hammock, sleep in your own thatched roof bungalow and consume your weight in guac, ceviche and margaritas then…
- You and I, my friend, will get along very well and
- We should do it at Zamas!
Just fair warning; it’s a hard place not to miss. I ended up returning after my first visit only eight months later to Zamas. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself indulging in a second or third visit shortly after.