Introducing La Valise Tulum – luxury hospitality in the jungle

The Mexican collection of boutique hotels, Namron Hospitality, opened its fifth luxury hotel in Tulum – La Valise Jungle – comprising 11 brand new suites on the jungle side of Tulum Beach…

bed draped in fabric with white linen looking out over the Tulum jungle treetops at La Valise

After successfully opening La Valise Mexico City, Tulum captured the heart of hotelier Yves Naman. In all his travels, he had never encountered a place as wild, raw and magically inspiring as Tulum. Naman was so enamoured with the location that he decided to create the ultimate boutique hotel experience there. He purchased a small beach house and transformed it into an 11-key boutique hotel, giving birth to La Valise Tulum.

In 2022, the hotel expanded with 11 additional jungle suites and a luxurious SPA sanctuary located on a separate property across the street from the beach. La Valise is now a two-wing property, spanning its original beachfront and new jungle accommodations.

jungle trees and natural stonework at the entrance to La Valise Tulum

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La Valise SPA is located on the jungle side and caters to both hotel guests and external visitors. Upon arrival at La Valise Tulum, guests will be struck by the meticulous attention to detail, which begins at check-in and extends throughout their stay. Amidst Tulum’s lush jungle, guests will hear the gentle sound of the Caribbean Sea as they make their way along winding white-sand paths to their oceanside or jungle-view suites. Each suite is adorned with palatial palapa roofs and decadent locally crafted décor, creating a cosy and intimate atmosphere.

As guests enter the jungle, they are immediately transported into a world of tranquillity, surrounded by the sounds of nature. At the heart of the jungle lies a cenote that defines the true luxury of leisure. For those seeking even more seclusion, there are five additional La Valise signature rolling bed suites where guests can indulge in a dreamy escape.

outdoor bed on wooden deck overlooking tree canopy at La Valise Tulum

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The décor at La Valise captures the natural mysticism of Tulum while perpetuating the eccentricity of the La Valise name. The combination makes guests feel like they are hanging out in the beachfront living room of their most cultured, gypset and affluent best friend. Respect is paid to the quality and beauty of local materials such as chukum, a stucco made from Mayan rubber trees and re-imagined palapa thatched roofs. Woven reed lamps and tropical wood wall adornments look more like sculptures than accents. Every inch of La Valise elevates local craftsmanship with its seasoned eye, giving it that je ne sais quoi of enchantment.

Sheltering a variety of beachside, garden and jungle-side guestrooms, all are generous and impeccably designed. Guestrooms all focus on and have access to the surrounding nature, with high palapa roofs handwoven by Mayan artisans and handcrafted art and objects from the region. Each room features a spacious bathroom, shower, bathtub, king-size bed, air conditioning and refreshing ceiling fans.

natural plaster, wood and rounded built bathtub in guestroom overlooking jungle trees in Tulum

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The impressive jungle setting also houses the restaurant NÜ, where chef Luis Aguilar sources the freshest ingredients, preserving sustainable methods of cooking and continuously innovating flavour creations. Alchemising diverse and rare ingredients from the Caribbean sea and Mayan jungle, NÜ Tulum has created a vibrant local cuisine, earning it recognition as one of the five best restaurants in Yucatan. The lush gardens also accommodate an impressive curation of live music, art and cultural gatherings, where guests can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails while dancing under the stars.

Main image credit: Sofia Hernadez