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Old 07-24-2007   #31 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's pretty far south along the Boca Paila road, not too far before the hotels stop. I think the beach is at it's best down there, fwiw.
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Old 07-24-2007   #32 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's pretty far south along the Boca Paila road, not too far before the hotels stop. I think the beach is at it's best down there, fwiw.
I agree (with my absolute treasure trove of QR experience - and being the snotty, know-it-all turista that I am ).

I really liked Cabanas Tulum for the amazingly low price, but its bar is nowhere near as fun as the one at La Zebra. I think all the beaches in the Tulum area are spectacular, however the overall ambience was really much nicer at La Zebra. I met the manager, a girl from California, and she was really nice. And fun.
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Old 08-28-2007   #33 (permalink)
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Looks sweet.

Reviews on Trip Advisor all fairly positive...found this note:

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Please note that La Zebra has undergone a complete renovation in early 2007 and is under new ownership by the founders of the Mezzanine Hotel.
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Tulum Hotel - La Zebra Beachfront Cabanas and Cantina - Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Old 08-28-2007   #34 (permalink)
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Anyone know if this place sustained any damage in Dean at all. Know some people who are asking about cabana style beachfront places and thought of this?
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Old 08-28-2007   #35 (permalink)
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September's issue of Budget Travel on page 38, quote "Mexican Cabanas at La Zebra beach Cantina Y Cabanas, a new hotel in Tulum, rooms have king size beds and gratis bottles of tequila from $100"
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Old 10-06-2007   #36 (permalink)
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...and $295 a night
that rustic stuff sure is expensive!
That's what I was thinking as I was researching where to stay down south of Playa. There are some beautiful rustic places, but I don't get the prices in comparison.
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Old 10-06-2007   #37 (permalink)
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on such a great stretch of beach.
That is for sure!
After 4 days in Playa (great town) we're heading to Akumal to say a week and will be diggin' the beaches from there and beyond to the south. But shhh.....do we really want to let the secret out???
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Old 10-09-2007   #38 (permalink)
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[ . The kiteboard instructors hang out there, so it's a pretty interesting mix of people.
Some kiteboard students also
Just don't call a cab from there
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Looks sweet.

Reviews on Trip Advisor all fairly positive...found this note:



and pics are here (more pics and rates under 'cabanas'):

Tulum Hotel - La Zebra Beachfront Cabanas and Cantina - Riviera Maya, Mexico
MMM, Looks like the perfect place for a close encounter with your sweetie, whoever she is. Does anybody know how far is it from downtown Tulum?
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Old 10-11-2007   #40 (permalink)
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Night Spots in Tulum on the beach

Zebra has good dancing on Sundays. Saturday Party's, try Ak'iin. Mezzanine is closed right now, but they throw a party on Friday that is supposed to be good.

In the interest of full disclosure, I work at Akiin. So ask around for confirmation if you like. Tulum is tiny, but we do know how to party. So do the other guys on their days.

If anyone has any questions about Tulum, I'd gladly reply.
Cheers, RAC

PS Attention Adolfo Soto: Zebra is about ten km from Tulum Pueblo, down the road to Boca Paila.
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Old 10-18-2007   #41 (permalink)
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I like staying at the rustic cabanas in Tulum, but those are too nice. I like it like the more Giligan's Island type... As a matter of fact I just popped disc 1 of season 2 of Giligan's Island in the dvd player.... Ooooh I hope they get off that island safely. Poor castaways... I also like to see the ruin from the beach from where I'm staying. It's pretty amazing seeing that pyramid just down the beach when you wake up in the morning.

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Old 10-18-2007   #42 (permalink)
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akumal

I like Akumal for a day trip, but I would be bored to death to spend more than a week there. Playa has everything that Akumal does, plus a lot more, IMHO.
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That is for sure!
After 4 days in Playa (great town) we're heading to Akumal to say a week and will be diggin' the beaches from there and beyond to the south. But shhh.....do we really want to let the secret out???
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I have to agree Ron.
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Old 07-22-2008   #44 (permalink)
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Mezzanine Hotel

[quote=Shammy;835803]Sounds interesting!!! Anyone see it yet?

My wife and sister in law are down there right now. Just got a call from them. They say the place is really delightful.
This is the off season so it's cloudy but at least the weather isn't too hot.
The place is small, right on the beach.
Pure white sand
No big towering 20 story hotels there.
Really unspoiled.
They use wind power to generate their own electricity.
They are really enjoying the getaway
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Old 07-22-2008   #45 (permalink)
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Sounds interesting!!! Anyone see it yet?


This is the off season so it's cloudy but at least the weather isn't too hot.

It's sunny in the off season, too
Like today
And it's hot!
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