Tulum wasn’t always one of North America’s tourism hotspots. It has seen a surge in visitor numbers in recent years, as people latched onto the area as one of the next must-see destinations. Naturally, this led to rapid development, with restaurants, bars and other establishments popping up throughout the region.
With its unspoilt feel, beautiful beaches and friendly crowd, this remarkable Mexican resort is the perfect place to enjoy some time in the sun with a cold drink in hand.
Today, Tulum boasts some of the best bohemian beach bars around. Here are some of our favourites.
Located within this boutique hotel, La Zebra offers an exquisite beachfront dining experience with beautiful views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The menu features fresh, locally-sourced seafood and produce, as well as a wide selection of international wines and cocktails. Thatched roofs and hammocks abound, providing a laid-back but luxe atmosphere.
Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar
Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar is a vibrant open-air bar located in the heart of Tulum. With drinks served from a colourfully painted VW Beetle, live music, mouth-watering mojitos and friendly service, it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular places in town. The bar offers a wide range of delicious cocktails, made with fresh fruits and herbs, as well as comfy lounge seating where you can relax and enjoy the lively ambience.
The original Gitano is a magical, jungle-like oasis, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Tulum. With its thatched roofs, hanging plants and string lights, it’s the perfect place to spend a few hours sipping on mezcal cocktails. The menu features Mexican and international dishes, as well as a wide selection of wines and beers. What’s more, Gitano has now opened a beach club location too, set in a private white sand cove inside the Parque Nacional.
Posada Margherita is an Italian-inspired, family-run hotel located on the beachfront in Tulum. The hotel’s beach bar serves up a selection of tasty snacks and refreshing drinks throughout the day, as well as stunning views of the turquoise sea. With its relaxed atmosphere and idyllic setting, it’s the perfect place to unwind and watch the world go by. For those who prefer their drinks without alcohol, the juice bar makes the most of the fresh local fruits and organic vegetables.
Casa Banana is a popular beachfront bar located in the heart of Tulum town. The bar serves up a wide range of cocktails. But its real gem is the steaks. Specialising in wood-fired cuisine, the Argentinian-style meat dishes are made to make your mouth water. With its laid-back vibe, friendly staff and stunning beachfront setting, it’s the perfect place to while away a few hours in the sun.
This beach bar is all about the mezcal, with over 100 varieties available to try. Sit back in a hammock with a view of the sea and lose track of time while sipping on a smoky mezcal cocktail. Be sure to try the classics like the Margarita or Paloma, or go for something new and exciting like a mezcal mule.
Whether you’re looking for a lively atmosphere or a more laid-back vibe, Tulum has a beach bar to suit your mood. So, what are you waiting for?
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