Our Guide to Tulum

Hello! Welcome to a better way to stay

Welcome to Tulum, no introduction needed. Here are our favorite picks to make the best out of your trip.

Important to note: we don’t get any money from recommending these places/apps, it’s honest feedback so you can make the most out of your stay. We are also travelers and appreciate when we get tips from locals. 

Good morning! Breakfast in Tulum..

Many people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you have to choose a good place to enjoy this moment. Check our top picks:

Lunch + Dinner = Linner

These are our top picks.

  • Freshly made plates of pasta and pizza while you take in views of the incredible Caribbean Sea.
  • Italian restaurant offering a cuisine that is full of history and traditions.
  • This restaurant pays tribute to Latin American culture and cuisine. Its menu serves up food from Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico, of course. Their cocktails are also to die for, made from their signature infusions and natural ingredients.
  • Offers a truly special dining experience in a wild jungle setting, serving amazingly fresh, flavorful and locally sourced food.
  • This trendy street stand serves up some of the tastiest breakfast tacos that you’ll find in Tulum. It also serves up a few local favorites like cochinita pibil, a slow-roasted pork dish served on fluffy handmade tortillas.

Beach Clubs

Here are our picks for beach clubs within the Hotel Zone. We’ve included a variety of options, whether you are looking for a nice day at the beach with comfortable chairs or a place to dance from sunset to sunrise.

  • Built on what used to be Pablo Escobar’s beach house in Mexico, Casa Malca is now a distinguished hotel with a whitewashed beach club and three beachfront restaurants. You heard that right; three restaurants serve the best Mexican, Asian, and seafood & grill cuisines.
  • Located in the heart of Tulum, Bagatelle prides itself in providing a diverse experience that combines the best culinary offerings with beach relaxation and parties with some of the world’s most renowned DJs.
  • This beach club is one of the larger ones in Tulum and they have international DJs for nonstop live music. Complete with a pool, multiple lounge beds and chairs, Taboo is conducive for large groups and celebrations.
  • Offers a full-service restaurant and bar, as well as large day beds for rent on the beach. It’s the perfect place to spend a full day relaxing at the beach or a great spot for drinks after your adventures in Tulum.
  • One of our favorites because of both their aesthetic and menu. The vibe is sophisticated boho chic and their menu is primarily seafood. It’s perfect because you can snag a daybed and then step out of the sun for lunch at their beachfront restaurant

The nightlife, deserves its own chapter

So much too choose from but if you are only in town for a few days we recommend you try at least these. 

Important to note: restaurants in Tulum also have a great vibe and ambience, so start the night with dinner + drinks and carry on to any of the spots below. Many of these spots also serve great food so might be worth to stay on the full night experience

  • Gitano – Great DJs and cocktails, all days are great, but Friday is usually the best.

  • Papaya Playa Project – Make sure to check their site for events, the calendar is constantly evolving. As explained on their site: Papaya Playa Project is a hotel where nature and community are the center of its concept.

  • Casa Jaguar – Casa Jaguar hosts a unique Jungle party every Thursday night on their back terrace. Parties begin after 11:00 and run late into the night with local and international DJs setting the tone.

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Tulum is unique in so many ways, the typical delivery apps (UBER Eats, Postmates, etc.) don’t opeate yet in Tulum

From Tulum for Tulum, Tomato.mx is good enough to cover all your delivery needs. 

I’ve eaten, I’ve partied what else do I do? 

Tulum and all of Riviera Maya have so much to offer. Here are top picks of some ideas and places to visit. 

Tulum is such a magical place, rent a car, rent a bike, rent an e scooter and dare to explore, it’s worth it. Need help renting any of the above or moving around, we can help you just ping us.

  • And off course… the ruins. Worth your time if you haven’t visited before. 

Meet Your Lumina Team 🧡

“As you can tell… we love Tulum and we know it well (like every destination we operate in 😉).

Should you need any help setting up your stay or further insights on things to do, don’t hesitate to reach out.

We thrive on ensuring you have a memorable stay, it’s our passion.”

-Gabi and Sandra (Operations Managers, Lumina Tulum)

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