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La Calma Tulum: A unique place for exceptional people

At La Calma Tulum, our mission is to inspire visitors from all over the world to stop, breathe and enjoy the beauty of nature.

It may be challenging to stay in the middle of Mayan jungle without wi-fi, cable TV, a hair dryer, air-conditioning and prefabricated meals. Many people still want to visit as many local landmarks as possible in few days, expect perfect organization, no delays, not too hot or not too cold weather, no rain, and no mosquitoes.

We cannot promise all of that — but we are committed to deliver the best service in the jungle so that you will truly enjoy staying with us.

We are often visited by leaders in their field like top managers, entrepreneurs, film directors, actors, singers, professional photographers, passionate divers, active yoga practitioners, and independent travelers.

We strongly believe that we do not need too many things to fully enjoy the life. Our mission is to remind you how easy your life could be if you go simple and focus on what is important to your body and mind.

  • Off the beaten path

    We are closer to birds, coatis, butterflies, beautiful trees and flowers, orchids, iguanas and foxes than to bars, music clubs,and busy streets; we welcome independent travelers and provide transportation for groups

  • Part of the Mayan community

    La Calma Tulum resort has been created with the goal of impacting the local Mayan community and wild nature as little as possible. Everything was built by Mayan hands without the help of electricity or heavy machinery.

  • Long-term sustainability

    Our electricity is generated from solar energy using photo-voltaic panels. Water is pumped from own well. We use biodegradable materials whenever possible. Waste is filtered and cleaned in its own self-contained system. There is no undesirable waste.  We are fully self-sufficient and do not contaminate the land.

  • Meals from natural and local ingredients

    Our meals are always fresh and of the best quality. Our vegetarian, vegan and even raw meals are highly appreciated by all type of guests from all over the world. We can also cook fish and meat for you likings.

  • We will always stay small

    Very limited capacity offers maximum privacy and anonymity.

  • Disconnected

    Do not miss the single moment by reading your e-mails, messages or updating your facebook profile. If it is necessary,  there are many options in Tulum to do so. Give our contacts to your relatives or friends to contact us in case of emergency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mexican entry requirements

Passport holders from countries on Mexico’s no visa required list do not need to apply for a formal visa to visit Mexico. They may, instead, use a visitor’s permit, known as a FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple).

If the country that issued your passport does not appear on the ‘no visa required list’, you should check with your nearest local Mexican Consulate for details of visa requirements before you travel to Mexico.

For countries that don’t need a visa, a Mexico Visitor’s Permit (FMM) will need to be filled out in place of a visa.  This is a simple form: pick one up from the check-in counter at the airport and fill it out on the airplane before you land or you can acquire one at all land border crossings. If the airline you are traveling with does not have any forms at the check-in desk or on-board the plane, don’t worry, you can get one when you land in Mexico and fill it out before you line up to have your documents checked and stamped by the officials at the airport.

How to find us?

La Calma Tulum is a 90-minute drive from Cancun airport. After you leave the airport, follow the signs to Tulum/Playa del Carmen/Xel-Ha. Simply head south. After you pass Xel-Ha bridge (the one with floating balloons in the shape of fish), follow the road another 200 meters/620 feet and then turn right to Dos Ojos area (there is a big billboard with scuba diver, GPS: 20.315964, -87.367489).

Enter the private area that is secured by local guards and gate. Please, tell them you go to Casa Mateo and they will let you go without paying the entrance fee. Casa Mateo is the original name of the house.

Go straight from the entrance toward Dos Ojos cenote and turn right just before you would reach Dos Ojos cenote parking. You will find heavy wooden gate after about 500 meters /0.3 miles on the right side. This is the entrance to Casa La Calma.

See the map below for more information.

How to make a reservation?

Under construction. Please return soon for more information.

Questions? Use the contact form on our home page.

Cancellation policy
The cancellation policy differs if you book the whole house or not. The whole house is automatically booked when you have 10 or more guests. You cannot book the whole house with less than 10 people. The biggest advantage to book the whole house is that the booking is closed for others, so no other people can book a room in the house at the same time. It means that the whole place is just for you even if you have only 10 guests and some rooms are not occupied.
If you book the whole house, you may reduce the size of your group down to 10 guests without any penalty, so you pay only for 10 guests, although you have originally booked 16 people for example. If your group is smaller than 10 people, you still pay for 10 people because it is the minimum for booking the whole house (and the reservations were closed for others).
Guest rooms
  • All windows are protected by nets against mosquitos.
  • Every room has its own bathroom with hot shower.
  • We do not have alarms but we may give you a nice wake up call :-).
  • All outlets are 110V, US standard.
  • Guests are not allowed to use hair dryers or any other high-watt appliances because they would suck all energy from our batteries. Sorry for that, but we love to stay off the grid!
  • We do not have air conditioning but it is definitively not needed during high season (October-April) when the temperature is usually very pleasant at night – the house is shadowed by high trees providing natural cooling.
Moving around

To be fully independent and move around without any constraints, we always suggest to rent your own car. The rental service is very reliable, reasonably cheap and navigation is super easy.

Well-known brands like Hertz, AVIS, Europcar and others are available right at the airport in Cancun or in Tulum. We recommend do find the best deal and book your car in advance via rentalcars.com or other popular sites. Pick up at the airport is usually much cheaper than in Tulum.

To reach further destination outside state of Quintana Roo, we highly recommend ADO GL buses at ado.com.mx.

If you do not prefer to drive a car, we can arrange a van with local driver. Prices depend on number of people in the van (8 PAX or 14 PAX max):

  • Playa del Carmen: 2.100/2.640 MXN
  • Tulum ruinas y Tulum cenro: 1.500/2.000 MXN
  • Tulum ruinas – Playa Paraiso y centro: 2.100/2.400 MXN
  • Playa Paraiso: 1.500/2.000 MXN
  • Akumal: 980/1.180 MXN
  • Cancun zona hoteliera: 5.100/6.540 MXN
  • Coba ruinas y cenotes: 3.000/3.700 MXN
  • Chichen Itza – cenote Ik Kil – Valladolid: 4.500/5.500 MXN
Money & Payments

You can easily withdraw your cash in one of many ATMs in Tulum or other cities. We recommend ATMs of HSBC in Chedraui or ATMs in Scottia bank. Less popular brands may not be compatible with your credit/debit card.

We accept payments in cash (MXD, USD, EUR), transfers via Paypal or international bank-to-bank transfers. We do apologize but we do not accept credit cards due to limited on-site internet connection.

100% of price must be paid one month before arrival in case of groups or during check-in in case of individual guests. There are no exceptions.

Weather

The average temperature is between 20 to 28 degrees of Celsius during “cold” and mostly dry months (October-April) and between 26 to 33 degrees of Celsius in hot and humid season (May – September) but the weather often surprise us!

Average temperatures (°F/C°):

Average precipitation (inch/mm):

Safety

In general, safety is not an issue for tourists anywhere in this region and you should be safe. The safety issues most people refer to are along the US and Mexico border and those places are a LONG way from the Yucatan Peninsula. That said, like any destination (including where you live) you still need to use common sense.

We live here with small children and feel safe. Dos Ojos, Tulum, beaches, and most of the places on Yucatan/Quintana Roo are safe for families and individual travelers.

The best way to approach this is don’t do anything you would not do at home.

Internet

We love to stay off-line and just be present, so we did not build a wifi in La Calma. If you need to be connected, you can:

  • Use our shared iPAD with cell connection for free if necessary, although the connection is never fast and you may expect some outages as well.
  • There is a wifi in Juanita’s restaurant, 5 minutes walking from La Calma
  • Most of the restaurants in Tulum provide wifi access at no additional cost or you can use computer/printer/scanner in one of many internet shops in Tulum.

Emergency: Provide family relatives all contacts that you can find on our web page (fb, phone, e-mail) with instruction to contact us in emergency and we will find the way how to contact you as soon as possible!

Laundry

You will find many laundry services in Tulum. The price for washing and drying is about 14 peso per 1 kg of laundry. We may collect and pick-up your laundry at no additional cost.

Packing list

Here is our minimalist packing list based on our recommendation end experience. Please, add or remove items based on your needs and preferences.

TOILETRIES AND PERSONAL CARE

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Shaving kit (products and gear)
  • UVA/UVB for full protection
  • After-sun aid (aloe gel)
  • Nail clipper

PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Keys
  • Wallet

DOCUMENTS AND MONEY

  • Passport
  • Photo ID (driver’s license)
  • Currency
  • Credit cards
  • Medical insurance card
  • Travel insurance
  • Copies of important documents
  • Emergency phone numbers

GADGETS

  • SmartPhone + battery charger
  • Go Pro camera + accessories
  • Snorkeling equipment

CLOTHING

  • Personal selection of clothes
  • Activewear
  • Swim trunks/Swimsuit
  • Cover-ups (sarong or pareo)
  • Flip-flops
  • PJs
  • Hoodie (it could be 15° C /60° F in the morning during winter)
  • Beach towels

MEDICINE

  • Prescription medications
  • Protection against mosquitos

You do not need to take your own soap, shampoo, and towels.

Environment conservation

We do the best to minimise the impact on the nature:

  • No pool = no wasting water, not using chemicals to have algae-free water
  • Very low electricity consumption – own photovoltaic solar system, no connection to any coal/nuclear power plant
  • Composting of food leftovers (mostly eaten by jungle animals)
  • No tree cutting = only 3 large trees were cut to build our house
  • Minimum negative impact on jungle flora and fauna – we do not kill animals except when they enter the guest rooms (very rarely).
  • Conservation of water usage by using saving shower heads
  • Trying to minimise utilisation of non-organic materials (cans, bottles, plastic…), non of this is left in the jungle, we regularly transfer all non-organic waste to landfill in Tulum (this needs an improvement, there is still no professional waste management company here, it hopefully will be changed soon)
  • All waste from toilets goes to biodigestors where it is eaten by bacteria, and only pure, clear water goes out
  • We recycle large water canisters used for drinking water (common practice in Mexico)

What we can still improve:

  • Do not buy cans/bottles to avoid unnecessary waste – very difficult here
  • Avoid plastic packaging – very difficult here
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Bridge to Xel-Ha Entertainment Park

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Entrance to Dos Ojos Area

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Dos Osos cenote parking

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La Calma Tulum

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Casa Estrella

Contact Us Today

Questions, comments or reservation requests – please use this form to contact us. A La Calma team member will reply as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in La Calma Tulum. We look forward to hosting you soon!

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