What`s that you say? There`s a nightlife in Tulum? Well the answer to that is a resounding YES! It may not be as exciting as Playa del Carmen or Cancun, but we have suggestions for you as you hop from the establishments available directly on the beach!
At the night, the Tulum pueblo comes alive with restaurants, bars and streetside bistros offering everything from tacos to tortellini. You can find live music and dancing at Charlie’s Friday nights as well as other great night spots around town with a jovial atmosphere.
You can drink, dine and dance all you like, in many different establishments. Everyday the variety is changing and increasing to suit the tourist trade. Tulum is still small enough to have an intimate feel, but big enough for an interesting variety of stores, restaurants and nightlife. If you are away even for only en 6 months, you will find that a lot has changed in the town upon your return.
Nightlife in Tulum is pretty mellow, limited to DJs and live music at the restaurants and hotel bars on the beach. There are a couple of nice bars in Tulum pueblo such as : Divino Paraiso, The Downtown terrace bar of Tulum, located in the center of the main avenue, with events everyday (Live Music & DJs), by far the most beautiful bar downtown and the best cocktails (particularly piña colada and mojito). Teetotum has special cocktails and movies on the roof, under the stars with free popcorn, every weekend. Acabar is another with a two floor palapa in the center of town, and Azul is a techno bar across the street with a hot tub inside.
Tulum bars and clubs are frequent in the beach area because it is where tourists and guests gather around. Although the bars and clubs in this Caribbean coast are bustling with activities, don’t expect Tulum to be as wild and noisy as in other parts of the Riviera Maya. If you are a tourist who wants to enjoy your evening sipping tropical cocktails, eating Mexican tapas and chips, and listening to the beat of salsa and funky music then surely you will like the feeling and vibe in Tulum. Aside from the variety of the cold cerveza (or local beer) served in most clubs and bars, visitors can also try caipirinas, margaritas or mojitos, which are the popular cocktails served in Tulum and other parts of Mexico.
Although you won’t find as many downtown Tulum bars and clubs, you can still enjoy the quiet promenades on well-lit streets. You can visit one of the many artisan boutiques and fashion shops that sell unique paintings, silver jewelry and jade pieces and also other great souvenir items. During peak season, there are also a lot of restaurants and hotels that offer music shows, salsa dance nights, funky live bands, and various performances for tourists and guests. It would be a good idea to ask your hotel concierge of the hotel you are staying in for the latest happenings in Tulum.
How should dress? Well, in this relaxed beach town of Tulum, with the general atmosphere is pretty casual in the bars and clubs. particularly the ones located on the beachfront. You will find people in flip flops, shorts, bathing suits and T-shirts strolling along the coastlines and dancing to the beat of salsa around bonfires or in dance events. Since many celebrities from all parts of the world frequent Tulum, it is not surprising for other tourists to find a familiar face or two on the dance floor or in a dim-lighted nook of a bar.
One of the Tulum bars and clubs that you should not forget to visit in the downtown area of Tulum is Moloko. This is where the young people of the town congregate and have fun. If you prefer to hang out in a place near the beach, you might want to try Luna Maya Bar and Lounge. This is the perfect place to relax after a hectic day doing kite surfing or cave diving. One thing we know is that Tulum’s nightlife is one that is sure not to disappoint!