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Our Ultimate Guide to Tulum!

julia buigues

Tulum is a beautiful destination, not only for the amazing beaches and nature, but because there is a lot more to do and see if you want to get the real Tulum experience! And so, by being locals in this paradise.. we are here to help you plan your trip! Here is a list of our recommendations, from an amazing food experience to the best places for a yoga retreat.. also a few tips for the ones that love the night life! Enjoy!

DOWNTOWN TULUM
BREAKFAST
Del Cielo (amazing banana pancake & all fresh ingredients)
Restaurant at Holistika (vegan)
HUMO (Mexican gourmet)
Raw Love at HUMO (vegan & greatest smoothies)
Ki’ Bok (best coffee spot “locals only”)
Don Honorio (most famous taco stand)
Campanella (good for waffles)
Don Cafetos (local diner, great chilaquiles)

LUNCH
Pescadería Estrada (ceviches and fresh fish)
El Camello Jr. (ceviches, fresh fish & best guacamole)
El Gourmet (sandwiches & salads)
Los Tres Galeones (fish tacos & burritos, also good night ambience)

DINNER
El Bacaro (italian, pizza & seafood)
El Manglar (great pizzas)
Hermana República (craft beer & typical food from Yucatán)

ICE-CREAM & COFFEE
Prieto Tulum
Panna & Cioccolato
Campanella
Casa Pueblo (great coffee)

DRINKS
Batey (best mojitos in town & live music, good paninis)
Pasito Tun Tun
Mercado Candelaria (good beers)
Encanto Cantina

TULUM BEACH
BREAKFAST
The Real Coconut at Sanará (coconut-based dishes & amazing smoothies)
La Zebra

LUNCH
La Popular at Nomade (green fish and marlin tostadas)
Charly’s Vegan Tacos, amazing flavours and salsas
Casa Violeta (their mixed-ceviche and wood oven pizzas are delicious)
Mezzanine (Thai food over a deck, great view)
Ojo de Agua (sandwiches & juices, also good spot to buy fresh fruits & organic goods)

DINNER
Casa Banana (their lamb risotto is like no other, amazing fish carpaccio & beets salad)
Hartwood (jicama salad, amazing octopus, steak and pork ribs with mashed yuca and beet on the side).
Arca (great dinner under a palm tree roof and candles)
Maresias & Ocumare (restaurants from Be Tulum)
Habitas Hotel
Posada Margherita (great place for eating pasta with your feet on the sand)

DRINKS
Gitano (go on Fridays for party time)
Casa Jaguar (DJ set on Thursdays)

Other places to visit in Tulum & nearby:
Boa Beach (great place to spend the day, private beach club in a small bay)
Muyil (boat ride through the lagoon and a perfect place to relax while floating in this amazing water
stream between the mangroves)
Coqui Coqui Coba (perfect place to go sit by the bonfire overlooking the lagoon at sunset, while enjoying a bottle of wine)
Sian Ka'an Reserve (rent a jeep and go all the way to the bridge at the end of the road to watch the sunset)
Grand Cenote
Laguna Kaan Luum
Hotel Jashita at Soliman Bay (great place to go have lunch, 10 kms north of Tulum)

YOGA SPOTS & OTHER
Holistika Shala, SoundHealing sessions & more.
Tribal Yoga
Yoga Shala Tulum (on the beach road)
Amazing Yoga Shalas at Sanará & Azulik Hotels
Yäan Wellness Spa (all kinds of massages & treatments)
COA Watersports (best in Tulum for kitesurfing lessons)

To cook at home
POOL Mini-market (great fruits & vegetables, the best avocados)
SaBio Tulum (organic grocery store)
Co.Con Amor (fresh seeds, local ingredients & all kind organic products)
El Gourmet Deli (cheese, bread & other)
And for last, don't forget to visit N A I A Tulum Boutique ! 2 locations: at Maria del Mar Trend Hotel & at Vida Silvestre Villas, in front of NEST Hotel and 200 mts before Be Tulum

 

 


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