Literally just returned from a 12 day trip to Mexico. I spent 5 days Pasada Lamar and I was blown away by the location, tranquility and hospitality.
First Posada Lamar is not as much a hotel as a Bed and Breakfast in my opinion. It has a definite rustic beauty to it with the Log Framed bungalows. I was traveling with my friend but we arrived at different times and the staff were so accommodating they let her to the room and helped her get setup with water and towels. I arrived later in the afternoon and was greeted by the nicest lady. We had some issues with the credit card machine so she said we could tray again later.
When I got to the bungalow it was a spacious one room with two beds and lots of windows and screens; a huge bathroom with a shower; and a front covered porch with a table, bench and hammock. I could hear the ocean as I unpacked and took a quick shower after my travels.
Every morning the ladies arrived with breakfast promptly at 8am (as requested). Breakfast was included with our stay and consisted of fresh multi-grain bread, fruits, coffee, tea, jams and butter. Please keep in mind that it is a tropical location and the toast does loose its crispness due to high humidity and everything is open air. In fact I would say March is a great time to go since there was a great breeze and it cooled down nicely in the evenings for sleeping. However, there is NO AC just a ceiling fan so if you need Air Conditioning this is probably not a match. This was not an issue for our stay and took only 24hrs for me to acclimate.
The beach with beach chairs, beds, and hammocks is only 100ft away the ocean is clear, the sand is powdery and the sun is warm. They have kayaks, boogie boards, a reading room, coolers and ice for beer. There is the Azul Beach Bar next door that had draft Carmen beers and music as well as food for lunch but there are plenty of places to eat close by from italian, mexican, mexican chic, and Ziggeys has a great steak (though I don't recommend the drinks).
There is Wifi which had an adequate speed but I was definitely trying to unplug so I used this infrequently except to look up restaurants and distances to places. Keep in mind the power in the area does go out a few times a day and they do have a generator but WiFi will be out from time to time. Cellular service for me was only available at the beach standing in the Ocean (I have Verizon) which was perfect for me. If you have kids that MUST be connected keep that in mind.
The beds were comfortable, had mosquito netting and it was pretty quiet most evenings with the exception of Saturday night. I think there is a different 'party' crowd that comes into the area (not specifically this hotel) but you could see all hotels increased security on Saturday. On Saturday I was awoken a few times by the flashlight of the security patrolling the grounds.
The room was cleaned everyday and new towels and bottles of water were provided everyday. If i needed anything, all I had to do was ask and they were very happy to help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Eco-friendly and charming hotel is set on the beach, just 6 km south of the Tulum Beach road. It features beautiful decorated bungalows offering stunning sea views. Each room at Posada Lamar is decorated using local handicrafts and colourful fabrics. All bungalows offer a terrace with hammocks and have palapa thatched roofs. The Tulum Ruins are less than 15 minutes’ drive from Posada Lamar. You can also visit Tulum Pueblo, only 10 minutes’ drive away. Here you will find a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can also provide tourist information about the area. The beaches in Tulum are ideal for diving and snorkelling. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Posada Lamar Tulum
- Posada Lamar Hotel Tulum