Casa Pueblo Boca Paila — Tulum, Mexico
We’ve been keeping an eye on hospitality neophyte Grupo Casa Pueblo ever since it debuted its hacienda-inspired Casa Pueblo Tulum Pueblo in 2018. That vigilance has been rewarded with the unveiling of its sophomore property on a sunny strip of Tulum’s Beach Road.
With just 14 sunlit rooms, a sense of escapism is a given, especially since the group’s trio of creatives – Mike Moser, Derek Klein and Fernanda Palma – have conspired to orient the eye towards the beach and the Caribbean beyond.
The mood is influenced by the lines and colours of plantation homes in the Dominican Republic, though that rustic sense is artfully balanced by polished floors, long white corridors, and austere furnishings inspired by Charlotte Perriand and Axel Einar Hjorth.
The resort’s focal point is the white-tiled 15m pool, though excursions to nearby cenotes tempt. Just be back for sunset views of the mangroves from the rooftop bar.§