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