We believe that everyone on the planet can do more to learn and live in balance with nature.

We will encourage this by providing education though cultural, natural, sustainable and spiritual experiences for humans with in nature (and a comfortable bed!!)

Zahra   Mexico

Zahra is a boutique hotel on a small property nestled between two sandy beaches. The cabañas are based on the traditional Mayan style, with thatched palm roofs, and some are raised on stilts above the sandy beach. There is a large rock which sits on the beach and does not allow a direct sea view from most of the rooms.The 2 Nohoch and 3 Kanab cabanas sit directly on the beach. Most of the rooms are a one minute walk to the beach.

The Cabanas and rooms have electricity with ceiling fans, light and power outlets from 7 am to 11 pm. At night there is no power.

You can enjoy in-room spa services and room service from the restaurant, or you can venture out to the restaurant to enjoy authentic Mexican specialties and live music. The restaurant-bar is open all day long for dining and room service.

The Maya Spa reception is located at Cabanas Copal which 10 minute walk from Zahra. You can enjoy the spa services at Cabanas Copal  or Zahra. At Zahra you will find massage palapas and mayan baths overlooking the sea, while Copal offers jungle massage palapas and beachfront massage beds.

You are also welcome to enjoy the free yoga classes every morning at the yoga palapa at Copal.

There is wireless internet access in the restaurant. On the occasion when the wireless is not available, there are internet cafes in Tulum (6 km from Zahra).

Zahra is ideal for travelers seeking less of a rustic jungle experience, while still being able to enjoy the natural beauty of Tulum. 


Beach on south side of Zahra

Nearby interests...

Tulum Ruins
The Tulum ruins are within walking distance from Zahra, along the beach or by the road. Don´t forget the ruins are free on Sundays and holidays.

Coba ruins
Only 45 minutes inland, the ruins are located near the pueblo of Cobá, which has developed around a peaceful lagoon. 
Chichen Itza
Plan to make a daytrip to Chichen Itza, one of the largest archaeological sites in the peninsula.

Punta Laguna
A small island in the middle of a lagoon and one of the best places in the world to see spider monkeys in their natural habitat.

Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve
Just 5 km. south of Zahra, along the road to Punta Allan. We can reserve a guided tour of the reserve with an explanation of all the natural highlights.

These natural freshwater pools with underwater caves and caverns are unique to the peninsula and make for a great place to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive.

Scuba diving
Both open water sea diving as well as cavern and cave diving can be experienced with our scuba tours. Snorkelling gear may be rented at the hotel. if you want to check out reef on your own.

 Kanab beach cabanas
Kanab cabanas on the beach


Upper level of family suite

Zahra Restaurant

Ask once you arrive to see which tours are currently available, depending on season and weather conditions. There is usually wide variety of options available, including all-day jungle tours, snorkelling/scuba tours, archaeological sites, etc.

Our restaurant-bar is open all day long for dining and room service.

Spa Services ~ The Holistic Spa at Cabanas Copal just 200 mts. north. Zahra has 2 seaview massage palapas and the Mayan Baths on the rocks over the sea!

Free Morning Yoga Classes ~
All Zahra guests are welcome to join the Cabanas Copal yoga classes each morning free of charge.



Why Visit?
Zahra is ideal for travelers seeking less of a rustic jungle experience, while still being able to enjoy the natural beauty of Tulum.Some rooms

are sea view, while others look out onto our central garden.

Zahra is now wireless! Wireless internet access is available in all outside areas  and the cabanas.  BYO laptop.   


                                                                                                                                                               Interior of Nohoch cabana


View from Nohoch cabana deck





Zahra is located 1.5 hours by car from Cancun. We are 6km from Tulum and we are located seaside!!


Cancun ~ 1.5 hours north of Zahra


Cancun.The fastest and most comfortable way to reach Zahra from the Cancun airport is with a direct transfer, which we can have arranged for you. The same transfer service is available for your return to the Cancún airport. Transfers are less expensive than taxis and more comfortable and more convenient than taking the bus from Cancun city to Tulum pueblo. By transfer, it is about one hour and thirty minutes to Zahra from the Cancun airport. If you are interested in placing a reservation for a transfer, please see www.jeromitransfers.com . If you mention ECORES in your online transfer booking, you will receive a 10% discount!


To drive from the Cancún airport, take the highway south until you reach the crossroads leading to the Tulum hotel zone. You will see a sign for Boca Paila and also a plaza on the right side with a large San Francisco Supermarket. At the stoplight, turn left, heading toward the sea.

Once the road forks, turn right. Cabanas Copal  - You will see the reception for Cabanas Copal next to the road about 1/2 km from the fork in the road. Maya Spa - You will see the driveway just past the Cabanas Copal reception. Azulik - You will see the driveway a few metres farther from Maya Spa driveway. Zahra - You will see reception on the left and a small convenience store on the right. Parking is beside the convenience store.

From Cancún it is about 1 hour and 30 min. drive by car.


If you prefer a more economical method of traveling south from the airport to Zahra, you can take a bus to Playa del Carmen directly from the Cancún International Airport! with Riviera Bus Line (about $6.50usd)From Playa del Carmen, you can take either a first- or second-class bus to the Tulum pueblo (about $3.50 usd. per person, two or more hours). First class buses are faster than second class ones, as they do not make as many stops along the highway. Alongside the Tulum pueblo bus station you will find a taxi stop, where you can take a cab directly to Zahra (about $4 per car, maximum four people per vehicle, about ten minutes).  


Restaurant, nearby Maya-Spa (www.maya-spa.com), day tours, diving



Children are welcome to enjoy the natural surroundings with their parents supervision



Tropical sunny and hot. Rain showers are typical. Winter nights can be cool, bring a light jacket!




Rates for 2010

Holiday season is December 18-January 2 ~  High season is July 15-August 31; November 15-April 30 ~ Low season is May 1-July 14; September 1-November 14.

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Family suites




The upstairs couples suite has a king size bed and bathtub.

Downstairs is the bathroom and kids area, with two bunk beds and a queen size bed.

One small cabaña with one king size bed and a private bathroom.

Three beachfront cabañas all have one king size bed and two bunk beds, full bathroom, and ceiling fan.
Great sea view from the room.

Kanab cabanas have large, ceiling to floor windows to take in the sea view and enjoy the sea breeze.

One cabaña with one king size bed and two bunk beds, full bathroom, and ceiling fan. This room does not have a sea view. It does have large, ceiling to floor windows to enjoy the sea breeze.

Our two largest and most popular cabañas, they have two queen size beds and a private bathroom. Beautiful sea view, large front patio.

Eight rooms with one king size bed and a private bathroom. Well lit and comfortable, ground floor rooms have patios and second floor rooms have balconies.

Four small cabañas, with one queen size bed and a common bathroom. These budget rooms do not have a sea view and are close to the restaurant








Zahra courtyard


Cancellation Policy EcoTulum Resorts highly recommends that you purchase trip cancellation service as reservations are non-refundable. The insurance will cover you in case of a natural disaster or medical emergency (please verify all terms and conditions with the insurance company). If there is a Tropical Storm Warning or a Hurricane Warning issued for Mexico, Azulik, Zahra, Cabanas Copal and Maya Spa may close before or during your scheduled reservation and you may be asked not to come or be asked to leave early. If you do not purchase insurance coverage, and are unable to travel, are unable to stay in our accommodations, or are asked not to come or to checkout, or to depart early due to a tropical storm or hurricane, EcoTulum Resorts will hold on account for one year, the unused balance of your reservation which may be applied toward the payment for any new reservation beginning within one year of the originally scheduled arrival date. In the event of these circumstances, we will waive the $50 usd. cancellation fee. We will not hold waive the $50 usd. cancellation/change fee if you are unable to travel because of cancelled flights, personal reasons, medical emergencies or any other condition causing a cancellation or change of dates. If you do not purchase insurance, if you choose to leave, you will not be refunded or credited for the unused portion of your stay. Under all circumstances, EcoTulum Resorts nor Eco-Res, shall not issue a refund whatsoever. EcoTulum Resorts strongly recommends and encourages trip cancellation insurance! No shows, late arrivals (beyond 12pm the day following your planned arrival date), early departures are all non-refundable. No refunds will be granted. Guests who abandon the rooms of EcoTulum Resorts (Azulik, Zahra, Cabanas Copal) for any reason whatsoever agree they have no rights to compensation. 


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