We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Playa Mambo

Certificate of Excellence
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Tulum
14/06/2017 15/06/2017
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Playa Mambo
See the most recent reviews
Showing 202: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Spending a week in Mexico in September I stumbled upon the Playa Mambo Eco Cabanas in Tulum. Looking for the ultimate beach feeling, tranquility, Caribbean water, a pristine beach, the most awesome starlit sky and relaxation? Then spend some days at Playa Mambo. I stayed for three days in one of the beach Cabanas ("Orange" as listed on their website)...

Thank LLJHa
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Very nice accommodation. a pearl in paradise. Everything was nice, the room was clean, basic but perfect. and also we liked the breakfast very much. the beach is so nice and white. realy paradise. we didnt want to go and we will come back for sure.

2Thank Liekevanderlaan
New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Playa Mambo was an amazing experience. We stayed in the Penthouse on the beach for seven nights. The room was clean, had hot water, fresh towels, and the breakfast of eggs, fruit, toast and coffee is the perfect way to start the day. Christian and Javier are incredibly kind and informative.

3Thank Lila K
Stefano123, Manager at Playa Mambo, responded to this review

Dear Lili, Thank you for writing such a nice not on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed it and that Cristian was a great host. It is always difficult to please everyone but you were great travelers for Playamambo. Playamambo is not for everyone, it is very rustic and back to basic but if you enjoy to be...

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 13 July 2012

I read the last 5 reviews before mine to see if people were having the same experience as me and it seems so. CHRISTIAN makes this place go, he's laid back, friendly, and willing to help out. I kept seeing the word rustic come up and yeah I guess that explains it best. My wife and I stayed in the...

Thank travelershane
Reviewed 19 June 2012

We have recently stayed at Playa Mambo for 14 nights during June and we have a mix of feelings about this place. I have to say that most of the "bad" things mentioned by others are true, but also the "good" ones. I guess that at the end it depends on the expectations you have. We were a family of...

1Thank expat-warrington
New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 June 2012

We stayed in the penthouse, and it is right on the beach. I loved the rustic almost tree house-like vibe that the place had...the first floor consists of a mini living room and an open bathroom (that seemed to be the theme everywhere we stayed in Mexico....no doors to the toilet) that has a modern feel. The sink holds pebbles...

1Thank Erica C
Majorca, Spain
Reviewed 10 May 2012

This place is exactly what you would imagine. There are no luxuries here but you should know that if you have even looked at the website. It is, however, one of the most relaxed places we have been too (and we have TRAVELED). The owner and manager are so nice, accommodating and friendly. The rooms are basic but the beach...

Thank samlago
Reviewed 24 April 2012

This was a very nice place for our vacation for many reasons. The staff, Christian and Richi, were always available and helpful (Thank you!!). They gave us tips on local places to eat and go and the breakfast they prepared every morning was also just right. We stayed in the Chocolate cabana and the Orange cabana, both of which were...

Thank T E
Peterborough, Ontario
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We loved it at Playa Mambo, The place is rustic and offers you a nice cabana with a complete natural atmosphere. The Cabanas are made from natural sources and give you a warm feeling. The beach is incredible and the Playa Mambo staff is always there to help out and make you feel at home far away from home. This...

Thank hvb236
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2012

nice hotel ith warming people. The price is still quite high for what you get, even if it is reasonnable considering the other small cottages on the same beach. The hotel is small with only 5 huts all with hot water. We had the Chocolate cottage which is not on beach front (but close enought). A bit too neutral while...

1Thank Marseillais-d-Ecosse

207 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (200)
Pool/Beach Area (31)
Hotel & Grounds (49)
View from Room (12)
Room/Suite (22)
Dining (4)
Bathroom (3)
Videos (1)
Other (78)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (7)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Other (6)
14/06/2017 15/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tulum hotels
7.9 km away
Playa Canek Boutique Eco Hotel
0.0 km away
Playa Mambo Eco Cabanas
Playa Mambo Eco Cabanas
#42 of 123 in Tulum
22 reviews
7.4 km away
Tita Tulum Hotel Ecologico
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.3 km away
Agua Hotel Tulum
Agua Hotel Tulum
#50 of 81 in Tulum
33 reviews
8.1 km away
Alma Tulum Hotel Boutique
7.5 km away
Playa Selva
Playa Selva
#7 of 123 in Tulum
181 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Playa Mambo

Address: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 7.5 | Quintana Roo, Tulum 77710, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range: $145 - $458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Playa Mambo 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Playa Mambo Hotel Tulum
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Playa Mambo staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Middletown, Rhode Island
Jacksonville, Oregon
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Playa Mambo staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get a room with ocean views, so worth it!”
KylieMcDowell, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the beach will be cooler in the night”
laurawC9380UO, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Large bungalow facing the beach is worth the extra money!”
erikao558, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“rooms near generator seem like they would be loud”
filmaker_traveler, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Only the front three have verandas.”
johny2crisps, 4 Dec 2015 | Read review
5 of 5