Jungle Keva: Hotel in Tulum
In Tulum, Jungle Keva is a small hotel that stands between the trees of the tropical jungle.
A tropical jungle hotel
In Mexico, on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, inland from de Tulum, Jungle Keva stands in the heart of a lush tropical jungle.
The name Keva is inspired by Kevala, which in Hindi means peaceful, pure, and simple. Kendall the place’s owner, who is also a yoga teacher, wanted to design an inspiring sanctuary with minimal environmental impact. To carry out this project, she called upon architect Jesus Acosta from Jaque Studio.
Opened in 2018, Jungle Keva was designed to preserve 70% of the existing vegetation. The complexes are scattered across the property, between trees and stone paths, giving you the feeling you’re in a Mayan jungle village. The property is designed with local materials and natural textures. Each building has a sloping wooden roof edged with palm leaves and white walls made of Chukum – a Mayan stucco that is typical to the region.
Jungle Keva consists of 5 large lodges in four pavilions, each with a double room, a mezzanine, a terrace, and an indoor-outdoor bathroom. On the inside, the minimalist decor has a mattress set on a simple concrete base, side tables made of logs, and exposed bulb lamps suspended from the ceiling on long thick ropes. All in soft and soothing tones. Large bay windows open onto terraces with fringed hammocks.
At the rear of the lot is a fifth pavilion with common areas including a wooden terrace, an open kitchen, and the dining room where a healthy breakfast is served every morning. There is also a yoga studio lined with swinging wooden slatted panels, cantilevered over a swimming pool with two age-old trees in the center.
Jungle Keva is a jungle escape.
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Double room from 149 € per night during low season.