Host Families & Other Accommodations in Tulum, Mexico
Stay with a local family
You'll immerse yourself in the Mexican lifestyle and Spanish language when you stay with a local Tulum host family arranged by Meztli Spanish Language School. Offering friendly and comfortable accommodations located in the town of Tulum, host families provide a single or double room, WiFi, and up to three daily meals. This homestay option is the best choice for students who really want to move quickly through the Spanish immersion process. You choose your arrival and departure dates, any day of the week is fine. Families are just a bike ride from the school (one is just next door!) and the family will loan you the bike (saving you money on bike rental fees).
Meztli is the only school in Tulum to offer host families with over 7 years experience hosting international students. We ask each student to evaluate their stay so we can ensure that new students have a very positive experience. When registering please make requests such as vegetarian meals so Meztli housing director can make just the right selection for you.
Host family rate INCLUDES a bike to use and WiFi:
1,100 pesos per person, per night including 3 daily meals (including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free)
900 pesos per person, per night including continental breakfast only
A deposit in the amount of your last 3 nights stay will be required for your booking. This is non-refundable as the family will be shopping for groceries before your stay.
Your host family will have breakfast for you before your optional yoga and Spanish lessons begin. The optional mid-afternoon and evening meals won't interfere with Mexican cooking classes, Salsa classes and other daily offerings provided by Meztli Spanish Language School. And if you want to try one of Tulum's fabulous restaurants, no problem, just let your family know in advance that you won't be eating with them.
We need you to have the free texting app WhatsApp on your phone so we can connect you to your host family a week before you are set to arrive.
Vacation rentals and hotels of varying rates are plentiful in Tulum, however winter holidays should be booked well in advance. Summer rates are generally lower in price. There are plenty of rental websites offering private rentals.
Tulum is growing and more hotels and hostels are popping up. Convenient to the school includes Xscape (swimming pool), Aroma Tulum, Una Luna Tulum, Lychee Hotel (swimming pool). Plus Lum, Amorcito Corazón Tulum, Huaya Camp and Aerolito Tulum.
On a budget....
There are many hostels in the town of Tulum however for many properties you'll want to rent a bike to ride to school. Tulum is bike friendly! Check the internet for a listing of properties.
Staying at the Beach
At the beach, about 3 k from the town of Tulum you’ll find many hotels by doing an online search. Rates are typically higher at the beach hotels however you will find a range of accommodations. A hike and bike trail connects the town and the beach.
If you'd like to stay with a host family while studying at Meztli, we will ask you to answer these questions so we can offer you host family options...
1. Your name, age & Whatsapp number:
2. Is a host family with children under 12 years old ok?
3. Would a pet inside or outside the home be a problem?
4. Is a private bathroom a requirement?
5. Three meals a day (1,100 pesos/each/night) or continental breakfast (900 pesos/each/night)?
6. Other: Food allergies or dietary requirements? Parking? No stairs?
7. Housing arrival and departure date: Do you expect date changes?