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THE DIRECTORY: TULUM

EAT

ARCA
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 7.6 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Food: Mexican, Local
Vibe: Hip
Go for the lamb shank and the cocktails

Casa Banana
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 7.6 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Food: Argentinian Steakhouse
Vibe: Urban Meets Rustic
Go for the steaks and freshly caught fish
Tip: Wear bug spray

Casa Jaguar
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 7.5 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Food: Mexican
Vibe: True Jungle
Go for the daily-changing menu and lively music
Tip: Dance at Bar Jaguar on Thursdays – wear bug spray

Hartwood
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 7.5 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Food: Organic Mayan and American
Vibe: Upscale Trendy, Celebrity Hotspot
Go for the trendy scene and incredible fish dishes
Tip: Make a reservation a few days at least in advance – pesos preferred

Mateo’s
Carretera Punta Piedra-Punta Allen – Tulum
Neighborhood: Tulum Town
Type of Food: Mexican
Vibe: Casual, Open
Go for the best fish tacos in Tulum

Mezzanine
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 1.5 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Food: Thai
Vibe: Authentic, Zen
Go for the spicy curries

Posada Margherita
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 4.5 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Food: Italian
Vibe: Shabby Chic
Go for the handmade pastas and fresh-pressed juice


DRINK

Curandero
Av Tulum Esquina Beta – Tulum
Neighborhood: Tulum Town
Type of Bar: Mezcal Bar
Vibe: Rowdy
Go for a big night out – inexpensive drinks, live music and DJs

Gitano
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 7 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Bar: Mezcal Bar
Vibe: Upscale, Trendy
Go for the great cocktails and disco ball under the jungle canopy


STAY

Ahau Tulum
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 7 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Hotel: Luxury Beach Resort
Vibe: Vibrant
Go for the eco-friendliness and top notch staff

Be Tulum
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 10 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Hotel: Boutique
Vibe: Trendy, Exotic
Go for the combination of luxury and nature

Coco Tulum
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 8 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Hotel: Boutique, Bed & Breakfast
Vibe: Rustic, Friendly
Go for a stay in a beautiful cabana with relaxing hammocks and beach views

Coqui Coqui
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 7.5 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Hotel: Residence and Spa
Vibe: Contemporary Rustic
Go for the natural therapies at the spa

Dreams Tulum
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 7 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Hotel: All-Inclusive
Vibe: Luxurious, American
Go for the outstanding service and relaxed atmosphere

El Pez
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 7 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Hotel: Boutique
Vibe: Friendly
Go for the excellent concierge

Papaya Playa Project
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, km 4.5 – Tulum
Neighborhood: Zona Hotelera
Type of Hotel: Community
Vibe: Deserted Island
Go for the low-key environment where you’ll connect with nature

Images via ARCA, Casa Banana, Casa Jaguar, Bon Appetit, Ralph Lauren, Gitano, Yelp, Mezzanine, Posada Margherita, Curandero, Coqui Coqui, Ahau Tulum, Dreams TulumEl Pez, and Papaya Playa Project.

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