Frequently Asked Questions

FRIDAY NIGHT FIESTA EN LA PLAYA
Each Friday Mezzanine hosts the legendary Fiesta en la Playa party with local and international DJ's playing the latest in House Music between 9pm and 2.30am.  You can hear the music from the hotel rooms and we do encourage our guests to participate in the party.  Guests seeking a quiet atmosphere should avoid a Friday reservation at Mezzanine.

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT:
Check-in time is 3pm and checkout time is 11am.  We can store your luggage if you arrive/depart outside of these times. Late checkouts are subject to availability.  Please notify us if you are arriving after 4pm.   If you are scheduled to arrive after 11pm, your key will be left with the Night Watchman.

HOTEL ROOM BALANCE:
Your room balance is due upon arrival or the following morning if you are arriving when the Reception is closed.  We accept Mexican Pesos, US dollars, Euros, Visa, Master Card and American Express.  Please note we do NOT accept any traveler’s checks at this time.  Please also be aware that most local banks also do not accept traveler’s checks.  There are some that accept American Express traveler’s checks.

ATM:
There are ATM’s located both in Tulum Pueblo (town) and along the beach.  It is advised NOT TO USE the ATMs located on the beach road due to fraud. We recommend using the ATMs that are affiliated with actual banks located in Tulum town. It is recommended you notify your bank and credit card providers that you are traveling to Mexico to avoid your cards being blocked by your bank for fraud prevention. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
We ask that all of our guests purchase Travel Insurance, which is generally inexpensive but can really save a lot of emotional distress if an unforeseen event occurs.  You should make sure that your Travel Insurance covers you for airline flight and accommodation cancellation due to hurricanes or other situations where flights are mandatorily cancelled.  Of course you should also get coverage for accident, illness, medical evacuation and theft.

MONEY:
In Tulum (and most all of Mexico), cash is the most common form of payment.  Mexican Pesos and US Dollars are accepted everywhere, however it is recommended to carry smaller money denominations as some local businesses often run out of change.   USD $100 notes are not generally accepted in the area.

It is becoming more common for Travelers Checks NOT to be accepted in the area due to recent fraud.  Some banks still accept American Express traveler’s checks and this is where you are likely to get the best exchange rate, however you should be prepared for a long wait in the queue at the bank.  It is easier to withdraw cash from an ATM where you will also get a good exchange rate. Please be aware there is a daily withdrawal limit at the ATM’s, currently $5000 pesos.  Credit cards are not widely accepted in the area.

ELECTRICITY:
There is no grid power along the coast in Tulum.  We generate our own electricity onsite and provide 24-hour electricity at the hotel, however we do have power consumption limits and we strongly request that you do not use appliances that consume high volumes of power, such as hair dryers.  Charging up laptops and cell phones is fine.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS:
We use a reliable company based in Cancun for all airport transfers.  Bookings in advance are required.  We can arrange a return transfer from Mezzanine once you have arrived.  If you wish to have a private car, please send us an email at concierge@mezzaninetulum.com with your flight details and we will confirm your booking with in 24 hours.  The current price is USD$90 for 1-2 people and UDS$110 for 3-7 people.  Pricing does not include tax and is subject to change without notice.

TAXI:
A taxi from Cancun International Airport to El Pez hotel can cost up to US$150.  A return taxi to the airport will cost around USD$90.  Please visit the reception desk to arrange a taxi.

CAR RENTAL:There are several recommended car rental companies at both the airport and in Tulum.  Please contact us at concierge@mezzaninetulum.com if you require any assistance. 

Please be sure to inspect your rental car very carefully as the rental companies will hold you responsible for any small marks or scratches on the vehicle that you fail to report when you first sign for the car.  Also double check the spare tire and the gas tank cap are present!

Note: Driving in Mexico can be dangerous.  Watch out for speed bumps called ‘topes’ which are large and not often sign posted or easily visible at night.  At times lanes seem to disappear and merge in unusual and dangerous ways. Do not go over the speed limit as you are very likely to be stopped by the police and will have to pay a ‘fine’ on the spot. It is best, and safest to enjoy the cruise down highway 307 and don’t join in the speed race!

WHAT TO BRING:
The Yucatan peninsula is a special and unique environment.  We urge everyone to use biodegradable products such as sun block and mosquito repellents, to ensure our environment stays healthy for generations to come.  When visiting any of the wonderful cenotes in the region, it is recommended you shower to remove any products such as sun block that may pollute the natural water system.  We provide beach bags and beach towels and bottled water for our guests.  We invite you to bring your own refillable water bottle and help do your bit to save the environment.

There is no street lighting or designated pedestrian paths in some areas along the beach road.  It is recommended you bring a small flashlight if you will be walking at night. 

GAY FRIENDLY:
We are a gay friendly resort.

CHILDREN:
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted to stay in the Mezzanine hotel.  Children are welcome in the restaurant.

PETS:Pets are not permitted at the hotel or restaurant.

CLOTHING OPTIONAL:
Some of our guests discretely sun bathe and swim in some state of undress. We are fine with this, as long as it is discrete and does not offend other guests. The beach is long and deserted to the south of us, so guests who really want to go naked all the time tend to wander down the beach a bit.

CLIMATE:
Tulum enjoys a tropical climate with a dry season (November - April) and a wet season (May - October).

January, February (winter) and March day temperatures usually sit between 75 – 80F (23 – 26C), however, cool off in the evenings with temperatures between 60 – 66F (16 - 19C).  Wind factor can make temperatures seem cooler and long pants and light sweaters are recommended at this time of year.

May, June, July and August, our spring/summer months, see frequent rainfall, although more breaks in the rainfall in July and August, and although the temperatures are higher than other months, it is the humidity that makes day seem hotter 85F plus degrees (32C).

HURRICANE SEASON:
The official hurricane season is between September and November

DAY LIGHT SAVINGS:
Day light savings time begins at 2:00am local time on the first Sunday of April and finishes at 2:00am local time on the last Sunday of October.

AIR CONDITIONING:
As there is no grid power along the coast, we are limited in our power resources and for this reason we do not offer air-conditioning in the rooms.  Our Sea View rooms and Buddha Dens are fitted with one ceiling fan and the Master Suties have two ceiling fans.  We also have mosquito netting on the doors and windows of each room so you can leave them open for maximum sea breeze.

WIFI:
We offer free wifi in the restaurant area and in the Master Suites. 

SECURITY SAFE:
We provide a security safe in each room.  We urge that you use it to store your valuable items and important documents. 

Please contact us at concierge@mezzaninetulum.com if information you require is not listed above.