Tulum Guidebook

Michael
Tulum Guidebook

Sightseeing

There are lots of places in and around Tulum to visit - its not just beaches - here are a few recommendations
great fresh water cenote "dos ojos" - worth the visit
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Two Eyes Cenote
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great fresh water cenote "dos ojos" - worth the visit
casa cenote is a local favorite - beautiful waters
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Casa Cenote
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casa cenote is a local favorite - beautiful waters
secluded beach area if you want to get away from the main Tulum beach area - drive to the end of the beach road - small entry fee. Check out the reserve as well
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Biosphere Reserve
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secluded beach area if you want to get away from the main Tulum beach area - drive to the end of the beach road - small entry fee. Check out the reserve as well
On the way to Coba via Boca Paila road - fresh water and one of the best cenotes - go early around 8:30 am to avoid the crowds
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Gran Cenote
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On the way to Coba via Boca Paila road - fresh water and one of the best cenotes - go early around 8:30 am to avoid the crowds
a must visit - bring your camera. Lots of parking but people will try to upsell you on other trips - suggest you just do the tour of the ruins - you won't regret it. Located at the entrance of Tulum if you are traveling on the highway from Cancun/Playa del Carmen
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Archeological Zone of Tulum - Mayan Port City Ruins
Km 230 Cancun - Chetumal
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a must visit - bring your camera. Lots of parking but people will try to upsell you on other trips - suggest you just do the tour of the ruins - you won't regret it. Located at the entrance of Tulum if you are traveling on the highway from Cancun/Playa del Carmen
about 20 minutes outside of Tulum - wonderful cenote - just after the Dos Ojos cenote. Underground cave system with amazing jungle wildlife
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Cenotes Sac Actún --4.7
Xel-Ha
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about 20 minutes outside of Tulum - wonderful cenote - just after the Dos Ojos cenote. Underground cave system with amazing jungle wildlife

Food scene

There is a great food scene in Tulum - for vegans to carnivores - and the prices vary widely. Here is a list of some of the places we have tried and enjoyed!
our favorite restaurant in Tulum - fusion food with local ingredients - pricy but worth the money. The desserts are to die for!
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NÜ Tulum
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila
12 yerel halk öneriyor
our favorite restaurant in Tulum - fusion food with local ingredients - pricy but worth the money. The desserts are to die for!
vegan food - yummy - on the main avenue - always well prepared food and reasonable prices
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VIVO
Libra Sur
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vegan food - yummy - on the main avenue - always well prepared food and reasonable prices
Caribbean food and home grown herbs and spices - very tasty
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VERDANT
Chemuyil
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Caribbean food and home grown herbs and spices - very tasty
great breakfasts at Holistika bike or car - walk is about 25 minutes
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Holistika
Calle 10 Sur
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great breakfasts at Holistika bike or car - walk is about 25 minutes
great market and eating area - live music and lots of good eats from "food trucks", ice creams etc. On Kukulkan avenue just after the Main Street
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Palma Central
6 Av. Kukulkan
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great market and eating area - live music and lots of good eats from "food trucks", ice creams etc. On Kukulkan avenue just after the Main Street
great service and good food at Bejuco - dinners are reasonably priced
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Bejuco Restaurant
Mza 26 Aldea Zama
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great service and good food at Bejuco - dinners are reasonably priced
the place to be seen in Tulum - on the beach and expensive
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RosaNegra Tulum
5 Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila
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the place to be seen in Tulum - on the beach and expensive
live music and great tapas in Aldea Zama - reasonably priced
Boca Nariz by Giada
Esquina 5ta Avenida Sur
live music and great tapas in Aldea Zama - reasonably priced
great breakfasts and smoothies - excellent prices
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The Pitted Date Vegan Restaurant, Bakery & Cafe
Aldea Zama
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great breakfasts and smoothies - excellent prices
authentic Mexican food at good prices - great service
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yaax'ik
249 C. Centauro Sur
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authentic Mexican food at good prices - great service
very good seafood and pasta dishes - excellent service
La Fonda Tulum
Okot
very good seafood and pasta dishes - excellent service
cool vegan spot - reasonable prices and tasty
Laylo Tulum Vegan Lounge
y Satélite Sur
cool vegan spot - reasonable prices and tasty
really good service - Burritos are to die for and you get a very reasonably priced Corona - highly recommended
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Burrito Amor
Mz 05 Av. Tulum
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really good service - Burritos are to die for and you get a very reasonably priced Corona - highly recommended
authentic and tasty tacos - great prices and great reviews
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Taqueria Honorio
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authentic and tasty tacos - great prices and great reviews
centrally located - very good service and excellent Italian fare
Vucciria Tulum
18 Calle Centauro Sur
centrally located - very good service and excellent Italian fare
great ceviche and cold beer at a very reasonable price - 10 minutes on bike at top of Kukulkan avenue - closed Wednesdays.
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El Camello Jr.
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great ceviche and cold beer at a very reasonable price - 10 minutes on bike at top of Kukulkan avenue - closed Wednesdays.
clean and very tasty ceviche and fresh fish. Good service and reasonable priced
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La Barracuda
Mza. 2 Av. Tulum
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clean and very tasty ceviche and fresh fish. Good service and reasonable priced
great vibes, clean and superb middle eastern food - we love this place. Good parking outside as well - easy to find on the Main Street - 10 minute bike ride or 5 minutes in the car
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Pasha Turkish And Middle Eastern Cuisine Tulum DOWNTOWN
47 yerel halk öneriyor
great vibes, clean and superb middle eastern food - we love this place. Good parking outside as well - easy to find on the Main Street - 10 minute bike ride or 5 minutes in the car
great vegan and vegetarian food - reasonable prices
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La Hoja Verde
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great vegan and vegetarian food - reasonable prices
Meat is terrific - cool outdoor vibe
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Hartwood
7 Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila
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Meat is terrific - cool outdoor vibe
100% Tulum - good craft beer. Octopus and pork very good
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Mur Mur
44 yerel halk öneriyor
100% Tulum - good craft beer. Octopus and pork very good
place to go for Friday drinks - cool spot recently remodeled
Gypsy Bar
Mz 2 Neptuno Oriente
place to go for Friday drinks - cool spot recently remodeled
great restaurant on the Main Street - designed with bamboo - food is very good and reasonably priced
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Humo
78 yerel halk öneriyor
great restaurant on the Main Street - designed with bamboo - food is very good and reasonably priced
great pizza in the heart of Tulum - best prices in town by far
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Pizzeria Manglar
Calle Cobá
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great pizza in the heart of Tulum - best prices in town by far
great seafood - tostadas are great as well as the tiki tiki cucumber starter
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Los Aguachiles
Chetumal-Cancun
182 yerel halk öneriyor
great seafood - tostadas are great as well as the tiki tiki cucumber starter
good selection of foods and wine/liquor and reasonably priced. On Boca Paila road in Tulum
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Chedraui
612 yerel halk öneriyor
good selection of foods and wine/liquor and reasonably priced. On Boca Paila road in Tulum
great new restaurant - wonderful chef and family owned - best ceviche I have eaten in Tulum. served with a complimentary fine tequila or mezcal - wonderful place close to Xperience Tulum.
Restaurante La Choca Tulum
mza 30 Calle Chichen Itza
great new restaurant - wonderful chef and family owned - best ceviche I have eaten in Tulum. served with a complimentary fine tequila or mezcal - wonderful place close to Xperience Tulum.
very tasty açai bowls and soups!
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Raw Love
56 yerel halk öneriyor
very tasty açai bowls and soups!
Restaurante La Choca Tulum
mza 30 Calle Chichen Itza
Good Italian good at reasonable prices. Service very good and outdoor patio is family friendly
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Tótem Restaurant & Jazz Lounge
Aldea Zama
7 yerel halk öneriyor
Good Italian good at reasonable prices. Service very good and outdoor patio is family friendly
Great ceviche. Service is a little slow but it’s worth the wait. Reasonable prices too!
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La Negra Tomasa
14 Andromeda Ote
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Great ceviche. Service is a little slow but it’s worth the wait. Reasonable prices too!
Really reasonable pricing. The octopus is excellent and you pay $2 for a cold beer. Great service. Highly recommended
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Pescaderia Estrada
Calle Centauro Sur
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Really reasonable pricing. The octopus is excellent and you pay $2 for a cold beer. Great service. Highly recommended

City/town information

Digital Jungle is built specifically for digital workers. Super fast WiFi, dedicated workspaces and all the offices tools you will need. Also has coffee and restaurant facilities on site - a short bike ride from DK tulum apartment
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Digital Jungle
Calle Tulum
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Digital Jungle is built specifically for digital workers. Super fast WiFi, dedicated workspaces and all the offices tools you will need. Also has coffee and restaurant facilities on site - a short bike ride from DK tulum apartment

Tulum Beach Clubs

The best way to access the South Beach is via a Beach Club - they usually have a minimum spend - some more than others so check out before you enter - a USD$50 spend per day is normal. Here are some examples of places we have tried
great and popular beach club with night time parties - recommended
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Papaya Playa Project
Km 4.5 Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila
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great and popular beach club with night time parties - recommended
great tacos, electronic beat music at night, swings and great beach area
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Coco Tulum
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila
30 yerel halk öneriyor
great tacos, electronic beat music at night, swings and great beach area
Super trendy and must take photo outside! It fills up quickly so book early
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Ahau Tulum
112 yerel halk öneriyor
Super trendy and must take photo outside! It fills up quickly so book early
great beach club - a little expensive but great place to party - better to book ahead!
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Taboo Tulum
83 yerel halk öneriyor
great beach club - a little expensive but great place to party - better to book ahead!
really nice part of the beach and food here is always good. Low season there is no fixed price, but in high season its a reasonable $50 per person which will pay for a couple of drinks and a really good lunch. We go here a lot
11 yerel halk öneriyor
La Zebra a Colibri Boutique Hotel
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila
11 yerel halk öneriyor
really nice part of the beach and food here is always good. Low season there is no fixed price, but in high season its a reasonable $50 per person which will pay for a couple of drinks and a really good lunch. We go here a lot

Beach Locations

There are a number of beach locations to choose from - the most well known are the beaches in the hotel zone known as South Playa where the hotels are located. As you go down Kukulkan Avenue take a right at the beach road and look for a public access point. They are sometimes difficult to find but you can also choose a beach club or a hotel to enter - Just let them know you are interested in a drink or something to eat. The rest of the photos and recommendations in this section are for those beaches that are NOT on the South Beach - these can be a little different vibe (quieter), but all of the beaches in Tulum are great!!
On the north side of the beach road. Playa Paraiso is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, not just in Tulum. It’s why they named it paradise beach after all! Public access is easy here and you will find plenty of places you can enter easily.
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Paradise Beach
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On the north side of the beach road. Playa Paraiso is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, not just in Tulum. It’s why they named it paradise beach after all! Public access is easy here and you will find plenty of places you can enter easily.
Another beautiful Tulum beach on the northern side. This beach is the perfect one to visit if you are also visiting Tulum ruins as it’s right below the archeological site. There have been some access restrictions due to COVID so check before you arrive.
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Playa Ruinas
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Another beautiful Tulum beach on the northern side. This beach is the perfect one to visit if you are also visiting Tulum ruins as it’s right below the archeological site. There have been some access restrictions due to COVID so check before you arrive.
If you want to eat the best ceviche in Tulum this is the beach to visit! You can find this beautiful beach just north of Playa Paraiso. It has dreamy views of the ruins and it’s also a good beach to take a snorkeling tour from. However, Tulum doesn’t have the best snorkeling. But if you book a tour they will take you out to the reef in a boat.
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Pescadores Plajı
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If you want to eat the best ceviche in Tulum this is the beach to visit! You can find this beautiful beach just north of Playa Paraiso. It has dreamy views of the ruins and it’s also a good beach to take a snorkeling tour from. However, Tulum doesn’t have the best snorkeling. But if you book a tour they will take you out to the reef in a boat.
Slightly more secluded than Playa Paraiso with no restaurants or vendors it’s quieter here than the other beaches. If you want some peace and quiet and to escape the crowds this is the beach for you. There are facilities a short walk away on the other beaches, so if you do get hungry then you can always take a walk to the next Tulum beach along.
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Las Palmas Public Beach
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Slightly more secluded than Playa Paraiso with no restaurants or vendors it’s quieter here than the other beaches. If you want some peace and quiet and to escape the crowds this is the beach for you. There are facilities a short walk away on the other beaches, so if you do get hungry then you can always take a walk to the next Tulum beach along.
beautiful beach in turtle sanctuary - quiet, no bars, no music, no beach vendors - clear water, amazing place
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Xcacel
20 yerel halk öneriyor
beautiful beach in turtle sanctuary - quiet, no bars, no music, no beach vendors - clear water, amazing place