tulum 

 

Where to Eat/Drink

A million amazing places around Tulum beach and Tulum town. These are just a few!

Pro-tip: Tulum town establishments tend to be cheaper and more local than ones along Tulum’s main beach strip.

*If you’re driving down the coast from Cancun airport, make sure to stop by Los Aguachiles for some fantastic seafood and tacos. It’s right off the highway!

  • Hartwood - institutional place in Tulum. Grilled food. Usually impossible to get a reservation but they take walk-ins if you come early (as in 430PM for dinner)

  • Posada Margherita - Great date spot! Hand pulled pasta, amazing seafood/italian food, great martini’s! Cutest setting. Sit out by the beach after, they have benches and lounge chairs.

  • Arca - a new beautiful restaurant in Tulum beach that’s been highly recommended to us by many people

  • Gitanos - good food and custom cocktails, disco ball in the jungle!

  • Tacos La Eufemia - Taco shack on the beach. Best spot for lunch, hanging out with tacos and micheladas or beer

  • La Popular - in the Nomade Hotel, cool fish shack on the beach, another great spot for dinner

  • Chamico’s - Ugh, one of our favorite spots! It’s a secret beach that’s super chill, not fancy, but serves amazing food (like bomb ass ceviches), and is great for swimming/relaxing.

  • Papaya Playa Project - Fab for drinks and a bit of a lounge / day-time beach club vibe

  • La Chiapeneca - Tulum town, cheap and good tacos

  • Taqueria La Riviera Costean - Late night taco eats. Super cheap and legit tacos

  • Ki’bok - next to Batey’s bar. Great local coffee and delicious breakfast!

  • Tulum Art Club

  • Manglar Pizzeria - Haven’t been but apparently the pizzas are amazing

  • Batey’s - amazing cheap mojito bar!

  • Damajuana Mezcaleria - boogie and mezcal!

What To See

Cenotes

  • Grand Cenote - Super near Tulum. Worth going. Make sure to get a mask / bring goggles, the underwater view is breathtaking.

  • Cenote Ik Kil - This one is huge stunning! But honestly DO NOT go midday (12-2pm) it gets a little gross and overwhelming with too many people there. Near Chichin Itza. We’d recommend going early or later (closes around 5PM).

  • Cenotes Samula - Near Coba. Huge open Cave type with a hole. Quite amazing to see!

  • Cenotes Labnaha - Also looks stunning. Cave type

  • Dos Ojos Cenote - A park of a few different types of cenotes; cave, open water, bat cave. You have to go with a guided tour. Friends who have gone to the cave one say it’s a bit scary but super amazing!

  • Cenote Akutun Chen

  • Kanlum Lagoon

  • Here’s a guide with all the cenotes near Tulum.

Mayan Ruins

  • Mayan Ruins de Tulum - Right by Tulum beach, very convenient to get to. But not as beautiful as the others closer to Valladolid.

  • Coba Ruins - highly recommend to check these out if in the area. Right next to the Welcome Merienda venue, Coqui Coqui Coba.