3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,sleep 7
- english, french, spanish, italian
About Giuli Cordara
international travel working in contemporary art ....
Giuli Cordara purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Giuli Cordara chose Tulum
magic place .....
What makes this Villa unique
swimming alone in 2 miles bay
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Arriving at Elefante Volador is like arriving in Paradise
This is the most beautiful house in the middle of nowhere with a stretch of beach and coastline where you will not see another soul. Elefante Volador is a work of art, an architecturally designed house with incredible sense of shape, style and colour with interesting Mayan artefacts. Lying in the hammock in the palapa gazing out across the secluded garden and swaying palms to the Caribbean is really one of life's great experiences and a memory I will carry with me for a long time. The caretakers Letitia and Felipe are delightful and nothing is too much trouble for them. They are on hand to look after you whenever you want and will produce wholesome, home cooking. I recommend their fish dishes. For more exotic food the restaurants and bars in the boutique hotel stretch in Tulum are fabulous, particularly in the Southern end. Elefante Volador is a 30-40 minute drive from this stretch and over an hour from Tulum town. We did not find the road in the Biosphere too difficult at all. We would recommend you get cash in Tulum town on the way to Elefante Volador as when we were there most restaurants along the boutique hotel stretch would not accept cards and the ATMs were not working. The sea was rough when we were and this stretch of coastline has a vast amount of seaweed and a lot of plastic rubbish. It did not spoil it for us but was a reminder that we must try to reduce plastic waste. One of the great highlights was a boat trip in the lagoon to see crocodiles, spoonbills and other nesting birds and to swim in the mangrove canals. I could not recommend this more highly. It is about a 4-5 hour trip in a small boat for max 6 people and can be organised by the house via email. Absolutely wonderful! Staying at Elefante Volador was perfection and being in the Biosphere gave us a window into what this stretch of coastline must have been like 30 years ago before the arrival of mass tourism. I cannot believe our good fortune in finding this house. I wish I was still there.....
Wonderful Villa in the Sublime Sian Ka'an
This is an extraordinary part of the world and Villa Elefante is in a prefect location to explore the biosphere. It is about half way between Tulum and Punta Allen. We took a day trip to Punta Allen and had a wonderful seafood lunch in this small fishing village. However, you are best to rent a 4x4 to make this trek.
The beach is secluded and calm, the villa is located midway on a small bay. The grounds are landscaped and well maintained. We didn't see another soul on the beach. Plenty of beach chairs, hammocks and netted lounging beds to enjoy the outdoor experience.
The villa is simple but with architecturally sophistication. It is tastefully decorated and full of interesting artifacts with two bedrooms downstairs and one up. Roof top deck for reading or lounging after shower. The house is well kept, clean and everything works. The caretakers visit often to check on any needs you may have. They are very friendly and accommodating.
Overall, this was great experience. The logistics were simple and relaxed. No problems, no complications.
Thank you Joanne is a pleasure to have you as a guest !
Beautiful isolated retreat
Leticia and Felipe were wonderful caretakers/cooks. Yes, the drive is somewhat lengthy, but is part of the fun. The house is very artsy with great different environs to hang out. The only problem, and it’s a considerable one, is that the entire Riviera coast was innundated with sargasso weed which prohibited beach usage in front of the villa and beyond; a beach walk was not possible. We were able to travel to clearer areas however. We brought our snorkeling equipment and never used it. Still, we would not hesitate to go back. but only if the weed situation is not present.
Thank you Martin , was a pleasure to have you as a guest !
Unfortunately sea weed or better sargasso coming from Sargasso Sea is a entirely Carribean problem, we do not have sea weed during winter when the sea temperature is a little low, and we hope will go away soon as the scientist predict ...
Mean time at list we will have beautiful beaches as the sea weed contribute to build the beach and fight erosion . Hope we will see you again when the sea will be back to be cristal clear as use to be untill 3 years ago ! ciao thank you best Giuli
An amazing property in front of the beach.
The house has a simple and refined decoration with beautiful objects and fabrics from all over the world .
You can lounge everywhere, from the living room with lots of multicolor pillows to your private paradise beach. I have never experienced in my life such a soft sand. My favourite spot is the terrace where you can see the sunrise and sunset light. Speechless.
Leticia, the caretaker, is an excellent cooker and Felipe, the gardener, can also prepare an amazing BBQ. Do not forget to ask them for fresh lobsters or fresh fish , they can call the fisherman and check the availability —
The best experience so far, is to swim alone within a 4 km bay, no visible neighbours and the house stands alone on the beach. It looks like a real miracle.
No people around. Just this lovely home where you can have a hot shower and in the meanwhile listen to some good music with good internet signal !
Definitely the place to be in the Sian Kaan Bio Reserve.
See you soon.
Thank you Rocio,
I often swim alone in the bay and i think exactly the same ! So please you enjoy !
TULUM'S ELEFANTE VOLADOR IS PARADISE COME TRUE. FROM IT'S BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE CARIBBEAN TO THE SECLUDED LOCALE, THE WARM AND WELCOMING STAFF AT THIS PRIVATE VILLA MADE FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE HONEYMOON. THANK YOU GIULI CORDARA, WE'LL BE BACK!
Probably the most wonderful holiday i have ever had...
been surrounded by pure nature and a beautiful beach, feeling at home since minute one in the house, having a magical energy surrounding us and the most amazing caretakers ever that with their genuine smiles made me feel part of the "family" were just a few details of this wonderful experience.
It is located in a remote area and the road is very hard but those certainly play in favor, otherwise you would be just in another "tulum playa" location with people driving up and down and invading your beach.
The feeling of looking right and left in the beach and seeing endless nature is just priceless.
Thank you Giuli for everything and a big "see you soon" to Filipe and Leticia (pancha and jackas _ the beautiful dogs), we will be back in few months!!
The Villa is one of the few in the Sian Kaan UNESCO biosphere, pristine wild nature, birds, nesting turtles in front of the villa, parrots, very close to the Maya Ruins.
40/60 (depend on the road status) minutes drive from the super hip Tulum Playa, live music, good food, lounge.
Other Activities: FISHING .... KITE , SNORKELING. SUN BATH, BEACH WALKING , EXPLORING .......