Published On: Wed, Jun 19th, 2019

Tulum´s Casa Pueblo named hotel of the week by the Evening Standard

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Most people flock to the beach when they visit Tulum, where there’s no shortage of chic boutique hotels. Casa Pueblo, located in the heart of Downtown Tulum, however, offers a stylish alternative for travellers wishing to explore beyond the partying and sun worshipping that goes down at the beachfront.

Owned by Derek Klein, the man behind the popular Gitano restaurant and bar on the beach road, the achingly cool hacienda-style hotel is one of Tulum’s most recent launches, having opened in 2018.

Located several kilometres from the beach itself, the hotelmakes a fantastic base for exploring the local cenotes (swimming holes) – it’s just under a 15 minutes cycle ride from Gran Cenote – which, with their crystal clear waters, are the best way to cool off when the sea is plagued with sargassum seaweed (it was during our visit).

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Set on the main road of Pueblo, the property instantly stands out from the neighbouring shops and brunch spots thanks to its striking brutalist facade and tropical plants. Music plays out from lively nearby bars, while nomads pootle around on bikes in the street. The trendy Tulum Arts Club sits on the opposite side of the road.

Having sold his share in Gitano, Klein says with Casa he wanted to offer a more authentic Mexican experience, “I felt as though the scene on the beach strip had lost a bit of its magic,” he says.

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