Tulum Travel Guide

Where to Stay

There are two areas of Tulum- The beach and the town. It gets confusing when searching for hotels on the internet because they will all say “Tulum” and you may just assume it’s in the main area that you want.

Beach Hotels:

  • Los Lirios- affordable, large, rooms.
  • Kore- all inclusive hotel at the beginning of the strip.
  • Azulik- very expensive but really cool vibes. The rooms are hut like and very eco friendly.
  • Casa Malca- Pablo Escobar’s old mansion turned hotel. At the very end of the strip.
  • Nomade- another nice, yoga friendly hotel.
  • Coco– cute hotel with the swings you probably see in everyone’s photos.

Note: Even if you don’t stay at these hotels, you are able to bop in and out and visit their beach clubs, bars and restaurants.

Town Hotels:

  • Jungle Keva- Off the beaten path but definitely recommend if you’re looking for a relaxing, yoga-filled, jungle vibe. It also comes with complimentary breakfast by the pool.
  • Ginger Tulum- we didn’t stay here but heard good things!

Where to Eat


  • Raw Love- great for breakfast or lunch. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.
  • Posada Margherita– Italian (I know it’s weird when you’re in Mexico) but they serve fresh pasta and pizza. They also have the cutest decor!
  • Oja de Agua-fresh, local ingredients.
  • Casa Malca- their beach club restaurant serves delish tacos with a great ambiance.
  • Matcha Mama- good for smoothies

In Town:

  • Antojito la Chiapaneca- famous spot in town for tacos al pastor. You can dine here or grab tacos to go.
  • Burrito Amor- great burritos. They also offer vegetarian options, which is nice.


  • Casa Jaguar- jungle vibes and fresh seafood. Name a better combo.
  • Hartwood- highly rated dinner spot. Make a resy if you can otherwise, get there at 5:30pm when they open and they will seat you.
  • Gitano- so cute and jungle vibes. Good for just drinks or drinks and dinner.

In Town:

  • El Camello- local spot with fresh seafood
  • Batey- this is more for the bar scene over food. They make fresh mojitos and have live music. Very fun spot.
  • Encanto Cantina- You can grab dinner and drinks here or just drinks and enjoy the live music on their lit up patio.

Sights to See

  • Mayan Ruins
  • Cenotes– there are many Cenotes in Tulum. They are natural pits of water and they’re beautiful. We did the Grand Cenote and it was awesome. Get there early to avoid crowds.

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