Located in the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula, Toh Tulum is an ecological boutique hotel with only 10 rooms surrounding cenotes and a natural reservoir fenced in mangroves, white sand, turquoise sea, and the Mayan port town.
Tulum, Quintana Roo
The architectural structures of the hotel are laid out around the main cenote, Dos Ojos, and two secondary cenotes. The access ramps follow the place's topography, making their way towards the reception and the public areas: the store, restaurant, terrace, yoga palapa, the temazcal, spa, and juice bar; after this, it heads towards the private areas–the rooms.
All of the architectural elements that make up this complex are individual buildings made out of exposed concrete and with a palm rooftop that is irregularly shaped. Each element is built with prefabricated concrete modules that make the most out of passive ventilation systems and natural light.
The furniture made in situ was done with guanacaste wood. Vintage and recovered furniture, handrails made out of recycled wood, tubs located outside in the bathrooms, a local design boutique, large doorsteps and walkways integrated into the landscape, all complement the sensory experience of staying in this natural ground.