CASA DE LAS OLAS
TULUM | MEXICO
WHAT TO KNOW
PROPERTY SIZE: 5 Suites
ROOM STYLE: Eclectic
Arrange a sunset kayak tour of the biosphere, or a dinner reservation at Cetli.
WHAT TO LOVE
Five Star Service
All LuxWT Guests Receive:
- Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability
- Complimentary full breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay served in our restaurant
- Early Check-in/Late Check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
AT THE HOTEL
- Free Parking
- Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
- Breakfast included
- Airport Transportation
- Multilingual Staff
LUXWT Prime Review
By Mario Del Duca
What’s your definition of luxury? If it’s being in a secluded eco-friendly place on the edge of an outstanding beach with the Caribbean breeze airing your room and very friendly staff ensuring that you make the most of your visit, then the seven room Casa de las Olas in Tulum is your type of luxury! A member of the Afar Magazine hotel collection, Casa de las Olas brings a new perspective on how to ensure guests enjoy Tulum and the surrounding area. We had been to Tulum several times before this trip but, a short while into our stay here, we felt that we had never been before! Previously we had kept to the main strip adjacent to the beach and the local Tulum ruins but a key part of the Casa de las Olas experience is the assistance the staff provide in helping see new places and experiencing places that perhaps your average visitor to Tulum does not get to see.
We received some fantastic recommendations that made this a memorable trip - the restaurants that we visited were excellent and, because a community seems to naturally form with staff and other guests, some of your experiences in Tulum may be with a group of new friends. We particularly loved this about Casa de las Olas as it was very new to us and, from a hotel point of view, it definitely worked! We never thought we would ever go on a bird-watching trip with an incredibly experienced guide and friend of Casa de las Olas but we did so with other guests and enjoyed it very much. Casa de las Olas is on the southern edge of Tulum and is the last property before the protected biosphere of Sian Ka’an making it very quiet but also an excellent spot to enjoy an empty beach and the biosphere from. The building is one of the oldest in the area but is very well-designed with the palm trees providing a natural green canopy and harnessing the breeze to make the rooms airy and therefore there is no need to switch on the air conditioning either during the day or at night.
In fact Casa de las Olas is very environmentally friendly with all electricity coming from solar panels on the roof and water from a cenote (sink-hole) that is situated at the back of the property. In fact you can also swim in the crystal clear denote to cool down after a day in the hot Caribbean sun! Breakfasts are cooked and served by the charming Lulu who seems to have become an institution when it comes to serving excellent meals at Casa de las Olas. We particularly liked the fact that the food is all locally sourced and organic and, if you’re lucky and you plan to just stay on the beach on one of your days, pray that you have fish tacos for lunch! Everyone eats at a community table which is a great opportunity to get to meet other travelers and hear about their stories and where they have been or are planning to go in the Tulum area. This table is where it all comes together - friendships are forged and adventures are planned.
We wanted to eat at the famous Hartwood restaurant but couldn’t get a table even though we thought we had tried every channel to do so but the staff came to the rescue and, not only did they get us a table, but they joined us for a memorable experience. As we’re internationally renowned foodies (own words!) our only regret was not being here for the twice-yearly “Eat Retreat” which is a week-long food fest which Casa de las Olas organizes with Tulum’s top chefs. Oh well, we will have to plan another trip! Switch off your cell phone, take off your shoes and relax at Casa de las Olas! Who is Casa de las Olas ideal for? Eco-aware travelers looking for a community feel.
About the Resort
Casa de las Olas is a boutique, 7-suite bed and breakfast tucked away along a private stretch of pristine beach in Tulum, Mexico. Casa de las Olas only accepts reservations in advance (they do not encourage walk-ins), thus ensuring that their guests privacy is absolutely paramount. Priding themselves on their personalized approach to hosting their guests - whom are considered and treated as friends rather than clients, they attract a set of like-minded travelers who continue returning to their slice of paradise year after year. Due to their environmental consciousness and location, they cater to a group of forward-thinking, eco aware travelers that are ahead of the curve.
With a structure designed over 40 years ago, we are one of the oldest properties on Tulum beach. Casa de las Olas was intentionally built to capitalize on natural Caribbean breezes keeping our villa and property cool and comfortable without the use of air conditioning.
Casa de las Olas is powered completely by a state-of-the-art solar panel system. We only use a generator on cloudy days (and there aren’t many!) when we are unable to harness the incredible power of the sun.
At Casa de las Olas everything from our cleaning products to bathroom amenities are organic and biodegradable. All food provided is locally sourced from family farms and carefully handpicked to ensure the freshest and ripest ingredients are chosen for our guests.
We are the only Platinum LEED reviewedproperty in Mexico. A LEED certification is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building and a Platinum Rating is the highest certification that can be attained.
We strive to eliminate all types of waste by following the 3 R’s of sustainability: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. We utilize a grey water filtration system for our villa and all of our kitchen & organic waste are composted onsite and used to feed our natural vegetation.
Casa de las Olas was built to capture underground water sources while also having multiple rain collection systems. The water from our well is used for the villa's showers and gravity fed from our roof. We use our rainwater to revitalize, maintain and reproduce indigenous plants vital to the surrounding ecosystem.
Guest Rooms & Suites
Relax in our spacious Ocean Front Suite. Take in the incredible crystal waters of the Caribbean from the comfort of your king-sized bed. Decorated in subtle shades of beige and handmade Guatemalan fabrics, this suite is elegantly furnished in local, reclaimed wood. This suite also features a fully equipped eat-in kitchenette, so you never have to leave paradise.
Oceanfront junior suite
Our Oceanfront Junior Suite is perfect for the solo traveler or couples on-the-go. This suite features a queen-sized Balinese canopy bed and an original Mexican hand tiled private bathroom. Relax in your handmade loveseat crafted from reclaimed wood and take in the incredible views of the Caribbean Sea from your wraparound windows
oceanfront balcony suite
Take in the incredible crystal waters of the Caribbean from the comfort of your king-sized bed or from the hammocks on your attached, private balcony. Decorated in subtle shades of beige, each balcony suite is elegantly furnished in local, reclaimed wood. Each suite also features a fully equipped eat-in kitchenette. You’ll find everything you need to simply relax and rejuvenate.
Oceanfront Master suite
Indulge yourself in the most romantic suite in Tulum, Mexico. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea from your 300-square-foot private balcony while relaxing in a beautifully hand-made hammock. This suite also features 2 king-sized canopy beds that can be separated by drapes in an open floor plan setting, a large sunken living room with a dining room table that comfortably seats 6 and a full sized kitchen.