Fall For the Tropical Bohemian Charms of This Elegant Hotel in Tulum
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Fall For the Tropical Bohemian Charms of This Elegant Hotel in Tulum

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By Lucy Wang
Tropical minimalism meets artisanal Mexican craftsmanship in Casa Pueblo, a 16-room boutique hotel in the heart of Tulum that ticks all the right boxes for modern escapism.

With an elegant, instagrammable aesthetic and rumors of having the fastest Internet in town, Casa Pueblo Tulum is the picture-perfect retreat for creative global nomads.

Located just two miles from the beach, Casa Pueblo Tulum is a welcoming hub for locals and travelers.

Located just two miles from the beach, Casa Pueblo Tulum is a welcoming hub for locals and travelers.

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Its millennial spirit is no surprise, given that the property is the work of Derek Klein, a seasoned world traveler and one of Tulum’s original tastemakers. Klein co-founded the design hotel alongside entrepreneur Omar Rodriguez.

All 16 rooms are fitted with Parachute Home luxurious linen bedding and Luuna custom memory foam mattresses.

All 16 rooms are fitted with Parachute Home luxurious linen bedding and Luuna custom memory foam mattresses.

The light-filled en suite bathrooms feature hand-sculpted, polished concrete sinks and walk-in rain showers.

The light-filled en suite bathrooms feature hand-sculpted, polished concrete sinks and walk-in rain showers.

The founders collaborated with NYC-based interior designer Mike Moser and local architect Jaime Aramburu of Beast Estudio Creativo to transform a nondescript gray building into a unique destination that weaves references to Yucatan haciendas with tropical bohemian vibes and refined urban minimalism.

Antique pottery made by local craftsmen can be found throughout the hotel grounds.

Antique pottery made by local craftsmen can be found throughout the hotel grounds.

In the snug rear lounge, the banquettes are fitted with upholstery made by local artisans.

In the snug rear lounge, the banquettes are fitted with upholstery made by local artisans.

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"When we design, we look at the area we are developing in," Derek explains. "The concept of Casa Pueblo Tulum (our first property) was designed around a more tropical urban landscape. The design was inspired by the urbanization that has been taking place over the last decade in Tulum, and the rich colonial architecture found in Mexico—with a tropical minimalism approach."

Bathed in soft light, the minimalist plaster walls give the hotel an elegant feel.

Bathed in soft light, the minimalist plaster walls give the hotel an elegant feel.

The hand-sculpted light sconces are by artist Justin James.

The hand-sculpted light sconces are by artist Justin James.

Centered around a leafy, light-filled atrium, Casa Pueblo features a restrained material palette of white plaster, Caribbean ipe wood, anthracite, and polished concrete. The design approach focuses attention on the locally crafted and handmade details, from the banquette upholstery to the Yucatan patterned tile.

The hotel rooms open up to an atrium filled with light and greenery.

The hotel rooms open up to an atrium filled with light and greenery.

Local flora injects life into the atrium. The Chaca tree serves as a major focal point.

Local flora injects life into the atrium. The Chaca tree serves as a major focal point.

Casa Pueblo's in-house restaurant serves a modern, seasonally inspired menu with local ingredients and flavors.

Casa Pueblo's in-house restaurant serves a modern, seasonally inspired menu with local ingredients and flavors.

Along with its 16 rooms, the boutique hotel offers an outdoor saltwater pool, an in-house restaurant, a cafe, and a rooftop bar. Envisioned as a new creative hub for Tulum, Casa Pueblo also hosts community events with live music and wellness-focused classes.

Lounge chairs are perched along the edge of an emerald-green saltwater pool.

Lounge chairs are perched along the edge of an emerald-green saltwater pool.

All of the carpentry and balcony steelwork is by local craftsmen.

All of the carpentry and balcony steelwork is by local craftsmen.

Floor-to-ceiling slatted wooden shutters flood the rooms with natural light.

Floor-to-ceiling slatted wooden shutters flood the rooms with natural light.

All bathrooms are equipped with amenities by Mexican apothecary brand, LoredAna.

All bathrooms are equipped with amenities by Mexican apothecary brand, LoredAna.

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