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Bufo Alvarius

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Tulum National Park

  • Free WiFi and free parking
ZAR 610

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  • This is by far one of my favorite stops on my Mexican trip so far. It's very quiet, chill…

    Feb 22, 2021

  • The vibe was nice, a great place to relax and chill especially for those people looking…

    Feb 18, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 13 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk

What’s around

  • In Tulum City Center
  • Tulum National Park - 8 min walk
  • Tulum Mayan Ruins - 43 min walk
  • Dos Aguas Park - 20 min walk
  • SFER IK - 41 min walk
  • Playa Paraiso - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km

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Remember, collect 10 stamps, get 1 reward* night

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Jaguar
  • Colibri
  • Comfort Suite

What’s around


  • In Tulum City Center
  • Tulum National Park - 8 min walk
  • Tulum Mayan Ruins - 43 min walk
  • Dos Aguas Park - 20 min walk
  • SFER IK - 41 min walk
  • Playa Paraiso - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Tulum Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Las Palmas Public Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Gran Cenote - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Playa Ruinas - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km

Getting around

  • Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) - 105 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Bufo Alvarius Palapa - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine.

Small print

Also known as

  • Bufo Alvarius Hotel
  • Bufo Alvarius Tulum
  • Bufo Alvarius Hotel Tulum


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number PTR170913FI8

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Bufo Alvarius does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free extended parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Bufo Alvarius Palapa offers Mexican cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Co.conamor (3-min walk), Sale & Pepe (8-min walk), and La Coqueta (8-min walk).
  • Bufo Alvarius has an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a picnic area, as well as a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    This place is truly beautiful. The staff is so friendly and the atmosphere extremely relaxing. Shared facilities but all the time clean. It is in a perfect location between the beach and the town.

    Davide, 4 night trip with friends, Jan 28, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    3 nights

    It was one of the most incredible hospitality experiences. You truly feel so welcomed and as if you arrived home. Every single member of the staff were amazing, attentive, helpful and made me feel safe at all times. I wish I could of stayed more than 3 nights, will come back one day. Keia is an angel on earth. Going to miss being here so much.

    Mellissa, 3 night trip, Jan 24, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good


    Great place

    Silvia, 1 night trip with friends, Jan 9, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good


    Great place

    1 night trip with friends, Jan 8, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional


    Very clean, relax and cozy place with all the necessary close to everything.

    Simona, 1 night trip, Jan 7, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Beach Paradise

    Found this little gem last minute and it was way better than I anticipated. Very small/quant and extremely relaxing location. It's a relatively small property but they did a fantastic job with the shipping container conversion to the rooms, the outdoor gym, outdoor bathrooms + showers, pool in the middle of the property, etc.

    Nick, 2 night trip, Nov 20, 2020

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  • 4,0.Fair

    Checked in but didn't stay. Not a good vibe.

    We checked in but did not stay the night. As two female travellers we felt uncomfortable staying here. We were unable to go into our intended room as the cleaners son had thrown up in there but we were quickly moved to another room. There are communal showers and toilets. The showers are dimly lit and there are no doors so we felt uncomfortable showering. There were a lot of work men around also, hanging around the shower and toilet block. And then we found several hairs and stains in our bed. When we left at 8-9pm there was only security there who offered to move us into a new room but we declined. The hostel also promotes DMT and their own type of therapy, which is fine if you are into that but I think it's good to know what you are walking into.

    Lindsay, 1 night trip with friends, Mar 17, 2020

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  • 6,0.Good

    Nice value hostel(not hotel) , shared bath that poor hot water... cold pool... small room with blanket

    Sungjin, 1 night trip with friends, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    We stayed here for 7days in a row . We changed room and

    Sungjin, 2 night trip with friends, Jun 1, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Péssimo atendimento, ética duvidosa, mas bom local

    Postaram um quarto com fotos de suite (com banheiro) e fiz a reserva paga antecipadamente. Quando cheguei me deram um quarto sem banheiro e, para o quarto com banheiro, queriam me cobrar uma diferença que era o que já havia pago, ou seja o dobro!!! Reclamei na e resolveram o problema! Parabéns para! Excelente atendimento ao cliente!

    Marcia, 6 night trip, Aug 24, 2020

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