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Downtown Tulum Guidebook by La Palmita

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Downtown Tulum Guidebook by La Palmita

Food Scene
Some of our favorite food spots. Tulum has so much great food you may prefer to find your own gems, but if not this list should keep your belly happy and full.
Arrachera tacos and friendly service. Dinner only.
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El Asadero
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Arrachera tacos and friendly service. Dinner only.
Try the hangover killer ("matacruda"). Great garden, super chill spot. Free refills on their excellent coffee, shade grown in Coatepec, Ver.
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Azafran
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Try the hangover killer ("matacruda"). Great garden, super chill spot. Free refills on their excellent coffee, shade grown in Coatepec, Ver.
Delicious and unpretentious brunch spot in a small boutique hotel downtown.
Hotel Ginger
Delicious and unpretentious brunch spot in a small boutique hotel downtown.
Fresh fish (you can pick it out and have them fry it as take out or to eat on site). They have a variety of other seafood dishes for sit down service. Avoid the lunch rush if you’re hungry, it might be a while before you get a table.
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El Camello Jr.
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Fresh fish (you can pick it out and have them fry it as take out or to eat on site). They have a variety of other seafood dishes for sit down service. Avoid the lunch rush if you’re hungry, it might be a while before you get a table.
The best ceviche ever. Great grilled lobster and fish too. Rest of the menu is hit or miss.
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Chamico's
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The best ceviche ever. Great grilled lobster and fish too. Rest of the menu is hit or miss.
Authentic Thai food and some beachy classics. Good drinks, go for happy hour. Treat yourself to the papaya salad with arrachera. A bit expensive but you can’t put a price on the view.
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Mezzanine Hotel Tulum
km 4.1 Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila
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Authentic Thai food and some beachy classics. Good drinks, go for happy hour. Treat yourself to the papaya salad with arrachera. A bit expensive but you can’t put a price on the view.
Great grilled meat and an amazing beet salad. Surprisingly good wine list. A little pricey, but hey! you're on vacation.
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Casa Banana Steak House
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Great grilled meat and an amazing beet salad. Surprisingly good wine list. A little pricey, but hey! you're on vacation.
Beachside restaurant where locals, hippies and hipsters coexist peacefully over tacos and cheap beer.
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Taqueria La Eufemia
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Beachside restaurant where locals, hippies and hipsters coexist peacefully over tacos and cheap beer.
Coffee, pastries, healthy food and a great modern vibe. Possibly the best breakfast in Tulum and they serve dinner now too. Best of all? You don't even have to leave the building
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DelCielo
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Coffee, pastries, healthy food and a great modern vibe. Possibly the best breakfast in Tulum and they serve dinner now too. Best of all? You don't even have to leave the building
Panna e Cioccolato is the best way to end dinner. Try their tropical fruit gelato flavors like guanabana, mamey and limón con albacar. They also have chocolate bars and coffee.
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Panna e Cioccolato
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Panna e Cioccolato is the best way to end dinner. Try their tropical fruit gelato flavors like guanabana, mamey and limón con albacar. They also have chocolate bars and coffee.
Tasty and unpretentious, this is my go to spot for dinner.
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Único
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Tasty and unpretentious, this is my go to spot for dinner.
It lives up to all the hype. Don't miss the ribs and the octopus. Ideal for a group wanting to share plates. Get there before they open to get a same day reservation and expect to wait in line a while (this only works in low season; for high season reserve as far in advance in possible via email).
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Hartwood
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It lives up to all the hype. Don't miss the ribs and the octopus. Ideal for a group wanting to share plates. Get there before they open to get a same day reservation and expect to wait in line a while (this only works in low season; for high season reserve as far in advance in possible via email).
Awesome panini sandwiches and salads (also great bread and cold cuts to make your own perfect picnic).
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El Gourmet
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Awesome panini sandwiches and salads (also great bread and cold cuts to make your own perfect picnic).
The best tacos you will ever have. Made in the traditional mayan style with fresh tortillas and a variety of salsas. The fresh fruit “aguas” are sweet and delicious too. As authentic an experience as you will get in Tulum. Open from 6am to when the food runs out around 12pm.
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Taqueria Honorio
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The best tacos you will ever have. Made in the traditional mayan style with fresh tortillas and a variety of salsas. The fresh fruit “aguas” are sweet and delicious too. As authentic an experience as you will get in Tulum. Open from 6am to when the food runs out around 12pm.
Delicious beach friendly dishes (ceviche, tacos, pizza, lobster, etc). The Instagram ready beach bar, mirrors, and larger than life toucans are really cool. Te access the beach club you walk in through a really cool collection of shops; everything from beachwear and jewelry boutiques to a fancy hair salon and tattoo shop. This is the best beach club in Tulum, check it out!
Akiin Beach Tulum
K.m. 9.5 109 Hectares Km 25
Delicious beach friendly dishes (ceviche, tacos, pizza, lobster, etc). The Instagram ready beach bar, mirrors, and larger than life toucans are really cool. Te access the beach club you walk in through a really cool collection of shops; everything from beachwear and jewelry boutiques to a fancy hair salon and tattoo shop. This is the best beach club in Tulum, check it out!
Really authentic traditional Mexican food. Everything made from scratch, even their mole. This will be the meal you may remember most. Hang out there a while, more than a meal it’s an experience.
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Cetli
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Really authentic traditional Mexican food. Everything made from scratch, even their mole. This will be the meal you may remember most. Hang out there a while, more than a meal it’s an experience.
Drinks & Nightlife
A very fun bar & restaurant with frequent live music and delicious cocktails.
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Gitano
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A very fun bar & restaurant with frequent live music and delicious cocktails.
Nice ambiance and interesting cocktails. It can be a party, especially on Thursdays. Food is hit or miss. Hipster vibe with man buns and beards galore.
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Casa Jaguar
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Nice ambiance and interesting cocktails. It can be a party, especially on Thursdays. Food is hit or miss. Hipster vibe with man buns and beards galore.
Sunday's are for salsa. Free classes at 6, followed by a live band and a full dance floor. Pricey but delicious mojitos. It's over by 10, so go early.
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La Zebra Hotel Tulum
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Sunday's are for salsa. Free classes at 6, followed by a live band and a full dance floor. Pricey but delicious mojitos. It's over by 10, so go early.
The best, most extravagant party in Tulum. Pretty people, hipsters, jet setters, etc. stop by to dance the night away. DJ's spin EDM. Are you ready for the Full Moon Beach Party? On the Saturday nearest the full moon, every month.
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Papaya Playa Project
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The best, most extravagant party in Tulum. Pretty people, hipsters, jet setters, etc. stop by to dance the night away. DJ's spin EDM. Are you ready for the Full Moon Beach Party? On the Saturday nearest the full moon, every month.
Best mojitos around, made with fresh sugar cane juice. Live music often.
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Batey Mojito and Guarapo Bar
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Best mojitos around, made with fresh sugar cane juice. Live music often.
Honorable mention goes to Charlie, the town's shaman, for his house margarita. It's made with scorpion infused tequila. Ask to see the bottle.
Charlie's
7 Av. Tulum
Honorable mention goes to Charlie, the town's shaman, for his house margarita. It's made with scorpion infused tequila. Ask to see the bottle.
Great late night food spot that also has craft brews and plenty of tequila and mezcal.
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Encanto Cantina
21 Av. Tulum
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Great late night food spot that also has craft brews and plenty of tequila and mezcal.
Mayan Ruins
You probably came here because you saw a picture of the Tulum Ruins, one of the most photographed archaeological sites on the planet. You can’t not visit them. Go early, the tour buses start arriving en masse around 10am. Bring a bathing suit and towel for a quick dip while you are there.
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Ruinas de Tulum
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You probably came here because you saw a picture of the Tulum Ruins, one of the most photographed archaeological sites on the planet. You can’t not visit them. Go early, the tour buses start arriving en masse around 10am. Bring a bathing suit and towel for a quick dip while you are there.
Really cool ruins very near Tulum. There is a nice nature walk just behind the ruins that lead to the lagoon and includes a viewing platform that has a truly remarkable view of the Sian Kaan biosphere's jungle and lagoons.
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Muyil Arqueológica Zone
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Really cool ruins very near Tulum. There is a nice nature walk just behind the ruins that lead to the lagoon and includes a viewing platform that has a truly remarkable view of the Sian Kaan biosphere's jungle and lagoons.
The perfect day trip. Get sweaty biking through the jungle and climbing the tallest pyramid around, then cool off in the nearby cenotes. Tamcach Ha cenote has a spiral staircase with jumping platforms at 5 and 8 meters. There is also a zipline you can take across the Coba Lagoon from the archeological site's parking lot.
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Coba
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The perfect day trip. Get sweaty biking through the jungle and climbing the tallest pyramid around, then cool off in the nearby cenotes. Tamcach Ha cenote has a spiral staircase with jumping platforms at 5 and 8 meters. There is also a zipline you can take across the Coba Lagoon from the archeological site's parking lot.
The best known mayan ruins live up to the hype. Don't miss them!
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Chichén-Itzá
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The best known mayan ruins live up to the hype. Don't miss them!
Parks & Nature
One of the most beautiful cenotes around. Lots of turtles, fish, bats and often swallows. Go early, it gets a little crowded.
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Grand Cenote
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One of the most beautiful cenotes around. Lots of turtles, fish, bats and often swallows. Go early, it gets a little crowded.
For a long, sunny swim, this is the best spot. It is also the ideal place to learn how to scuba dive (check out Easy Chango for cheap Discovery Dives or to get certified in Open Water). Walk across the street for a beer and a view of the ocean.
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Casa Cenote
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For a long, sunny swim, this is the best spot. It is also the ideal place to learn how to scuba dive (check out Easy Chango for cheap Discovery Dives or to get certified in Open Water). Walk across the street for a beer and a view of the ocean.
If you are going to Akumal, make this the main part of your time there. This inlet is like a miniature no-frills version of Xel Ha. Bring snorkel gear and make a day of it.
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Cenote and Yal-ku
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If you are going to Akumal, make this the main part of your time there. This inlet is like a miniature no-frills version of Xel Ha. Bring snorkel gear and make a day of it.
Take a boat tour out to the channels of Muyil. Simply magical.
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Muyil
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Take a boat tour out to the channels of Muyil. Simply magical.
The largest freshwater preserve in the country is best viewed on the water. Check it out by taking a fishing or bird watching tour or picnic on the miles of white sand beaches en route to Boca Paila.
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Biosphere Reserve
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The largest freshwater preserve in the country is best viewed on the water. Check it out by taking a fishing or bird watching tour or picnic on the miles of white sand beaches en route to Boca Paila.
If you're here for a longer stay between May and September go swim with whale sharks in Holbox. The island has a really cool vibe in its sand road town.
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Holbox
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If you're here for a longer stay between May and September go swim with whale sharks in Holbox. The island has a really cool vibe in its sand road town.
A very popular tourist destination, one that has a bit of a theme park feel at times. That said, it's utterly beautiful and lives up to its reputation as the largest natural aquarium in the world. You will see so many tropical fish.
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Xel-Há Park
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A very popular tourist destination, one that has a bit of a theme park feel at times. That said, it's utterly beautiful and lives up to its reputation as the largest natural aquarium in the world. You will see so many tropical fish.
Arts & Culture
An art gallery that serves as a community space for showing documentaries, showcasing local communities handicrafts, etc.
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Tulum Art Club
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An art gallery that serves as a community space for showing documentaries, showcasing local communities handicrafts, etc.
This gallery space in the middle of the jungle is one of the coolest spaces in the world. Located about 15-20 minutes from La Palmita in the outskirts of the mayan village of Francisco Uh May (where you can also get local handicrafts like dreamcatchers and furniture).
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AZULIK Uh May
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This gallery space in the middle of the jungle is one of the coolest spaces in the world. Located about 15-20 minutes from La Palmita in the outskirts of the mayan village of Francisco Uh May (where you can also get local handicrafts like dreamcatchers and furniture).
Many of the murals are on this street, one of the first locations where local businesses and artists joined forces to beautify downtown Tulum.
Calle Sol Oriente
Many of the murals are on this street, one of the first locations where local businesses and artists joined forces to beautify downtown Tulum.
Shopping
Our favorite shopping destination on the beach road. Akiin has a really good selection of boutiques (art, clothing, bikinis, jewelry, menswear, etc) as well as services like a salon/beauty bar, tattoo shop, doctor and pharmacy. Paid parking is available here (a rare thing on the beach road).
Akiin Beach Tulum
K.m. 9.5 109 Hectares Km 25
Our favorite shopping destination on the beach road. Akiin has a really good selection of boutiques (art, clothing, bikinis, jewelry, menswear, etc) as well as services like a salon/beauty bar, tattoo shop, doctor and pharmacy. Paid parking is available here (a rare thing on the beach road).
There are a lot of cute boutiques on the beach road. Wanderlust, Caravana, KM33, Hilo Rojo, Shalom and many more. Find your favorite.
La Tiendita Tulum
km9.5 Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila
There are a lot of cute boutiques on the beach road. Wanderlust, Caravana, KM33, Hilo Rojo, Shalom and many more. Find your favorite.
Essentials
The best hospital in town, this is the place for real emergencies. They aren’t cheap, so you may want to check if they take your insurance beforehand.
Costamed Tulum
The best hospital in town, this is the place for real emergencies. They aren’t cheap, so you may want to check if they take your insurance beforehand.
Minor health issues are best looked at by Dr. Simi, a national chain of doctors’ offices that provide inexpensive medical care to underserved populations. This is where you go for minor stomach ailments, cuts, a few stitches, bug bites, etc. The consultation fee is about $3usd and most medicine prescribed can be purchased at the generic pharmacy that is attached to the doctor’s office.
Dr. Simi
Minor health issues are best looked at by Dr. Simi, a national chain of doctors’ offices that provide inexpensive medical care to underserved populations. This is where you go for minor stomach ailments, cuts, a few stitches, bug bites, etc. The consultation fee is about $3usd and most medicine prescribed can be purchased at the generic pharmacy that is attached to the doctor’s office.
The biggest and best grocery store in town stocking almost everything you could possibly need for your stay in Tulum.
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Súper Chedraui
2 Tulum
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The biggest and best grocery store in town stocking almost everything you could possibly need for your stay in Tulum.
Pronounced “Pol” this is the go to place for the fruit and vegetables you couldn’t find at the grocery store. If it’s not on the shelves here, ask an attendant if they have it. They keep most of the produce in a cold room out of sight as they mostly cater to restaurants that call orders in. Best of all it is a block from La Palmita.
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Frutas y Verduras Pool S.A de C.V
SN Avenida Satélite
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Pronounced “Pol” this is the go to place for the fruit and vegetables you couldn’t find at the grocery store. If it’s not on the shelves here, ask an attendant if they have it. They keep most of the produce in a cold room out of sight as they mostly cater to restaurants that call orders in. Best of all it is a block from La Palmita.
Wash and fold laundry service. There are many like this one around town. Find the one you like.
Lavanderia
Wash and fold laundry service. There are many like this one around town. Find the one you like.