Coqui Coqui is a small, 5-room boutique hotel on the beach in Tulum, Mexico. It started with one room, a small shop and a perfumerie, and then slowly grew, adding one room at a time, making the space feel organic and as ancient as the ruins. For our honeymoon, this could not have been a better choice. As far as I'm concerned, 5 rooms is the perfectly sized hotel. With so few rooms it's possible to talk to the people who work there. Our experience would never have been as great without Bruno, a chatty Argentinean musician whose enthusiastic addition of dulce de leche to our daily breakfast spread of fruit and bread felt like five star honeymoon treatment.
I believe these photos do a thorough job of illustrating why the Coqui Coqui experience was such a dream, but it is worth mentioning that the whole place smells unbelievable. The mix of ocean air, sand and perfumes made of coconut and eucalyptus evoke a deep, almost visceral, feeling of relaxation. When I arrived home I was legitimately sad to throw my clothes in the washing machine and part with the last remnants of Coqui Coqui.
p.s. For once, this post features only photos I took. Would really love to do more of this.