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Frequently Asked Questions

A Unique Experience

My name is Snow. I manage the reservations for Mahayana and Zorba Beach Homes and know the homes and properties intimately -- they have been my home away from home for the past 19 years.

I can't wait to share this paradise with you. In the meantime, below are the most frequently asked questions. Please email me directly at if you have any questions or are ready to book your stay. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Tulum!


We have been incredibly lucky to develop our collection of beachside homes directly along the shore in the most desirable part of the beach.  As the coastline gets more populated with hotels and restaurants, our rental homes are private and spacious - offering exclusive access to a private beach just steps from your door.  Our beachfront is furnished with lounge chairs and palapas and is the perfect place to pass the day.  The shared seaside pool is a rare and beautiful amenity on Tulum beach. 



What is the best way to get from Cancun Airport to our homes?

The best way to get to Zorba Tulum Beach Homes is by shuttle. We can make the arrangements for you. The cost is $190 USD for one way and $360 USD return. This rate is per shuttle and can transport up to 10 passengers.

Your shuttle will have a sign with your name to greet you at the airport and bring you right to our property. You can request a stop at the grocery store on the way for an added fee of $30 (max 1 hr stop). 

Luxury transfer options available - please inquire. 

Car seats are also complimentary by request. 


What does Mahayana mean? 

Mahayana is a path to enlightenment and reminds us of the peacefulness and connection we hope you feel during your stay.


Is Mahayana Tulum a rental agency? 

No, we are not an agency. We own our collection of homes and care for our guests ourselves. Our guests enjoy full private homes with kitchens and unrestricted access to Tulum beach and the large pool onsite. We greet you when you arrive and are available if you have questions about the area or need anything during your stay.


Does Mahayana host weddings or retreats? 

Yes! We love to host weddings and retreats on our beachfront property. To host a wedding, we require all the homes on the property to be booked so you have full use of the property and a venue fee will apply. It is an amazing location for a family gathering or special occasion.

There is something magical about having a private boutique property exclusive to your group for your full stay. 


Where are the homes located on Tulum Beach? 

Casa Gaia, 3BR Casa Bonita, 3BR Casa Mandala, the Treehouse and 4BR Casa de las Palmas are located on a dreamy beachfront property at KM8 in the heart of the Tulum Beach area.  This property is beside Sanara, La Zebra, Hartwood, Arca, and close to Gitano. 

Our sister property is called Zorba and is located at KM9, beside Chiringuito, Nest, Be Tulum, and Nomade... It is only a 10-minute walk between our two properties, along one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!


What are the benefits of booking direct?

Our homes are listed on Airbnb, VRBO and through other agencies. When you book through Mahayana Beach Homes, you are booking the homes directly, and do not pay any booking fees.

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