Top things to do

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Tulum

Tulum Ruins

The ruins of Tulum preside over a rugged coastline, a strip of brilliant beach and green-and-turquoise waters that'll leave you floored. It’s true the extents and structures are of a modest scale and the late-post-C…
Top Choice Fusion in Tulum

Hartwood

Assuming you can get in (and you won't without a reservation), this sweet 'n' simple nouveau cuisine restaurant down on the beach road will definitely impress. Ingredients are fresh and local, flavors and techniques…
Top Choice Italian in Tulum

Posada Margherita

This hotel’s beachside restaurant is candlelit at night, making it a beautiful, romantic place to dine. The fantastic food, including pasta, is made fresh daily and consists mostly of organic ingredients. The wines …
Top Choice Breakfast in Tulum

Azafran

A great little German-owned breakfast spot in a shady rear garden, the favorite dish is the 'hangover breakfast,' a hearty portion of homemade sausage, mashed potatoes, eggs, rye toast and bacon – you might even hav…
Top Choice Bar in Tulum

Batey

Mojitos sweetened with fresh-pressed cane sugar are the main attraction at this popular Cuban bar, with fun music acts in the rear garden. Most nights the crowd spills into the street, with cane-pressing contests an…
Top Choice Steak in Tulum

El Asadero

Pricey but worth it, this spot has grilled arrachera (flank steak) served with sides of potato, nopal (cactus paddle) and sausage, which pairs nicely with the Mexican craft beers on offer. Pescatarians won't be disa…
Mexican in Tulum

Puro Corazón

Reasonably priced (by Zona Hotelera standards), with its nightly live music and excellent house-made cocktails (try the Mayab), Puro Corazón is an inviting spot to spend an evening. Everything on the menu is prepare…
Tapas in Tulum

La Gloria de Don Pepe

With its 'A meal without wine is called breakfast' sign, this spot tickles the taste buds with delicious tapas plates and small bites. And wine – did we mention there's wine? A perfect place to come to talk to a fri…
Beach in Tulum

Tankah

A few kilometers south of the Hwy 307 turnoff for Punta Solimán is the exit for Tankah, a picturesque stretch of beach and top-end accommodations that have the sea for a front yard and mangroves out back.
Tacos in Tulum

Antojitos la Chiapaneca

A good, cheap option to get your late-night taco fix. You'll often have to wait for a table at this popular spot. In addition to al pastor (spit-roasted marinated pork) tacos, the Chiapaneca does tasty Yucatecan sna…