by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Enjoy one of the 18 villas at this boutique hotel on the beach. Enjoy spacious rooms with king bed, twin bed and rollaway bed configurations, complimentary Internet, coffee each morning, complimentary breakfast and a beach bag with beach towels. Onsite activities range from swimming in the ocean or the pool, to kayaking and scuba diving. Enjoy dance lessons, fishing and kite-boarding, too. The hotel is set in a tropical area, with turtles, dolphins, coral reefs and more. Enjoy the onsite family restaurant, Gran Palapa, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. El Pez is also located close to the ancient ruins of the Chichen Itza and Coba which make for a great educational and cultural day trip with the family.
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- Spacious villas in a boutique hotel setting
- Complimentary breakfast
- Water sports and beach activities
- Onsite Dining
by Elena K
The seaweed problem is real. It was so sad to see empty beaches and half empty town. With this being said, El Pez is a truly relaxing and serene place. The room is clean, nice and fresh. Turn down service with afternoon tea was such a sweet touch. The staff works non-stop at cleaning the hotel beach, but the seaweed just keeps on coming. Our consierge was so helpful! She recommended a great place to escape the seaweed and we took a day trip to Caleta Tankah - a beach club that still has that pristine white sandy beach with no seaweed and turquoise water. Cenotes - worth the money. Mayan Ruins in Tulum - very close and easy to see. Breakfast was included, but it was surprising that they expected gratuity for a free breakfast. Service at the restaurant was good but slow. Food for lunch and dinner tasted great. But it was not authentic Mexican cuisine that we were looking for, so we ventured out to other places everyday. Pool is nice and clean. Overall the staff is pleasant and go out of their way to make you feel at home. The hotel premises are well kept and you have everything you need for your stay. Just be prepared that the beaches are unusable.
First off I have to say please know before going the pictures online of the ocean sadly don’t show what is really going on... seaweed is bad .. and it’s so sad to see empty beaches in a beautiful spot . With that said the staff at el pez is exceptional- very kind and made us feel at home. Daniel is a wonderful waiter who was wondering during our “happier hour “. Breakfast is delicious but slow some days ...
Tulum was fun to explore on bikes - the centoe experience is totally worth the $ and to escape the sad beaches here
All the restaurants were amazing - pricey but good
We really enjoyed the mezzanine restaurant- it was delicious!
Overall I say when the seaweed Hopefully passes come visit el pez- it not just be prepared for a slight letdown on the beaches....