I Went Glamping in Tulum, And It Made Me Never Want to Stay in a Hotel Again
“You have arrived”
“Be here now”
The mindful and self aware encouraging signs around town plant you in the spiritual tranquility that exists within Tulum. A place of honor; recognizing the deep history of the Mayan people, and the slower pace of movement through life by the beach and jungle.
During my two week stay in Tulum, I slept in many beds, hopping around from region to region, sometimes lounging by the sea, other times following the lead of the trees and sacred waterholes. By far, my favorite place to call home for a few nights was nestled perfectly between the two, just off of Tulum’s main road, 10 minutes drive from the beach and just 5 from the local cenotes.
Harmony Glamping Tulum was a haven for me to experience. The grounds feel like they have pure intention behind them; set on a property of an open lot that has been carefully landscaped to create this peaceful utopia. Little pebbles line the man-made path which leads you to various places on the property; favorites being the inground pool with swinging cabana beds, the cafe on site serving the freshest produce, and my number 1… the yoga studio.
The coolest part about staying here was realizing how perfect it would be for so many clients of The Nomad’s Direction! Not only do they offer that classic glamping experience, but they also have a four-walls option for those who prefer a proper roof, their own private toilet, and zero chance of a bug or critter making it’s way in. From double rooms perfect for a budget conscious couple, to full on apartment suites big enough to sleep five adults complete with a kitchen, this place really had something for everyone.
I enjoyed strolling past the Mexican family splashing in the pool who were taking a short trip from their nearby hometown, as well as the other solo travelers in my age group and some couples in the 30-40s age range on their romantic getaway. The eclectic mix of demographics felt more alike than different, because we were all pulled to come to a place such as this.
A place that rents out beach cruiser bicycles for about $6 per day, offers yoga classes twice a day for just $5, and that becomes a secret garden all while being just halfway down a side road off of the main strip. At night, draped outdoor bulbs illuminate the garden and give a fairy-like energy to the space. Even the glamping tents themselves work as decor for the field, impossible to avoid, completely mesmerizing and sparks wonder to those who opted for a full room or suite.
Of the four nights I spent at Harmony Glamping Tulum, it was my last two that were spent in the glamping tent. I was placed in “Flower Power” which is adorably decorated with both real and fake flowers creating a sense of home and design. Nice touches like a faux grass turf for my bare toes to feel clean and comfortable on, a hanging mirror with vanity light to take out my contacts and wash my face, a much needed fan, Wi-Fi (!!!!) and dressers for my clothes. The bed itself was full sized, raised off the ground feeling just as comfortable as my mattress back in New York. It honestly felt like the farthest thing from camping, but 100% like the GLAMping I was expecting.
If you’re interested in learning more about what they offer, and are ready to book your stay at Harmony Glamping Tulum, you can check it out here!