Oh, Tulum. Even the thought of the beach-side restaurants and clear blue waters makes my heart skip a beat. I spent a week in Tulum a few months ago – so this post is long overdue. I’ve rounded up some of the best eats, our favorite hotel, and things to do on your vacay. Happy beachin’!
Coco Tulum: We stayed all 5 nights at Coco Tulum and could not recommend it more. I pass this place on to everyone I know that asks about Tulum. The rooms were perfect, food was amazing, and staff was more than helpful. Interested? I detailed our whole stay in my blog post HERE.
Azulik: The infamous treehouse hotel in Tulum. This place is un-real. I mean, the 2 person bath overlooks the ocean and I’m pretty sure the beds hang from the ceiling. So, yeah.
Gran Cenote: This place was where I fell in love with the water. It’s crystal clear and there’s so many beautiful fish swimming right next to you. As it’s a cenote, there was a spot with thousands of bats right above our head – it was insane! Tip: Don’t forget your goggles or you can rent a pair for 5 pesos.
Tulum Ruins: Obviously a must-do in Tulum. We loved getting to see so much history in such a beautiful place – I mean, the ruins literally overlook the water! We probably saw at least 10 iguanas? Also, the little coatis are cute too. The ruins still hold so much life for the creatures living there – it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled!
Coqui Coqui: Said to be one of the most beautiful places to stay in Tulum. In addition, Coqui Coqui is also a perfumery – making it the perfect place to stop for a gift before heading home!
Papaya Playa Project: PPP has one of the best beach clubs in Tulum. Grab a seat, grab a drink, chill. They also throw “Full Moon” parties if you’re up for staying out late.
Ki’bok: In downtown Tulum, we stumbled across Ki’bok – truly a little hidden gem. It’s a small family-run cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. It was some of the freshest fruit + coffee I’ve ever had.
Zamas: We stopped at Zamas one morning for breakfast + started our day sipping on fresh juice with our toes in the sand. Does it get any better than that?
Posada Margherita: Posada is one of the most well-known restaurants in the area. They serve the best pasta + fresh seafood in Tulum. Posada also boats exceptional wine.
Matteo’s: Matteo’s was really dangerously close to our hotel and easily the most underrated restaurant in Tulum. Matteo’s was one my boyfriend’s favorite meals we had – the tacos were bomb.
Casa Jaguar: Our dinner at Casa Jaguar will go down as one of my most memorable dinners and experiences I’ve ever had. You’re literally in the jungle… it makes a dinner for 2 on-another-level romantic. The vibe was out of this world amazing. Casa Jaguar was my favorite meal of our trip and not to mention the drinks! Ugh, can I go back yet?
Gitano: Tulum’s night-life. Gitano is known for amazin’ drankz – I mean, it is a Mezcal bar. And there’s almost nothing better in this world than Mezcal. (only semi-kidding)
Hartwood: Unfortunately, we didn’t get the chance to stop in Hartwood during our trip as it was closed. However, I’ve heard personally from friends + seen buzz spread about how phenomenal the dishes are at Hartwood. Tip: During the season, Hartwood only serves dinner 6-11PM W-Su.