Places to Eat:
Macondo at Nomade
Restaurant serves holistic cuisine with great selection of gluten free and vegan dishes. All ingredients are locally sourced. Great place for dinner and cocktails
Located at Ahau Hotel this place is fully vegan with everything on the menu made from scratch. Great selection of smoothies and smoothie bowls. This place is ideal for breakfast and lunch. They only accept cash.
One of the most upscale restaurants in Tulum. This place offers a truly special and interesting dining experience in a jungle setting, serving Mexican cuisine using fresh and local ingredients.
You need reservation
Located at the beach this place serves everything from breakfast to dinner to cocktails. They also feature live music every day.
Another great place for dinner in the jungle. Like Arca, Hartwood is one of the best restaurants in Tulum at this moment.
They only use organic and locally sourced ingredients with menu changing daily. You need reservation.
Places to Stay:
One of the best and most expensive hotels in Tulum. This luxury hotel offers Spa and Private Villas with rustic and raw materials decor.
Truly unique jungle experience. This hotel offers relaxed environment with daily Yoga and gym on the beach.
This is one of the most unique hotels in Tulum and personally my favorite one. This place has a bohemian luxury vibe with beautiful decor that offers Spa, Yoga, Healing Sessions and Workshops it also has two restaurants that serve holistic and vegan cuisine.
I highly recommend visting this place to experiance its unique atmosphere and amazing food.
Former mansion of Pablo Escobar, Casa Malca has been transformed into luxury hotel by New York art collector and gallery owner Lio Malca.
This boutique hotel has 42 suits with king-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms, two bars and restaurant called Philosophy that serves Mexican cuisine with contemporary twist. The place is filled with Malca’s art collection, including Keith Haring, KAWS and Marion Peck.
If you don’t plan on staying in this hotel, I highly recommend just to visit this place for a dinner or cocktail since it is truly unique hotel.
Things to Do:
One of the most important examples of the Mayan civilization. This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. It takes around two hours to get there from Tulum if you have your own car, if you don’t feel like driving on your own there are plenty tourists sites in Tulum where you can buy organized trip with driver and guide. It is really a MUST thing to do and see if you are in Tulum. I highly recommend it. Be sure to have plenty of water and comfortable shoes.
This ancient Mayan city is the only one built on the coast. Not as big as Chichen Itza, still it is very interesting to visit. I would suggest to get there early morning to avoid lines and heat. Be sure to have plenty of water and comfortable shoes.
There are over 5000 cenotes in Yucatan Peninsula. They are made from underwater cave systems filled with fresh water. Visiting cenotes is one of the most popular activities when you are in this part of Mexico. Luckily, there are plenty of good cenotes around Tulum few of them are:
*Cenote Dos Ojos
Another ancient Mayan ruins located 45 minutes outside Tulum. Archaeologists believe Cobá was one of the most important ruin sites on the Yucatan Peninsula where you can still climb 120 steps of the tallest Mayan temple in Mexico. It’s one of the few Mayan pyramids still open to the public. Be sure to visit this ancient city before it’s closed.
If you don’t feel like swimming in the cenotes or walking around Mayan ruins you can spend your time on one of the best beaches in the world. Truly, Tulum Beach is absolute perfection, from its powdery white sand to warm ocean to not being crowded it is the best place to relax.
Like I said in my previous post, Tulum is a dream place for vacation. Its unique atmosphere, bohemian vibes and outstanding food scene makes it ideal place to be. I’m pretty sure I will be visiting Tulum in the near future.