If there is one question I get asked a lot (especially on Instagram) it’s about the best Tulum Beach Clubs to visit. Tulum has become synonymous with laid-back luxury and breathtaking beaches. And when it comes to beach clubs, this bohemian paradise doesn’t disappoint. Picture yourself lounging on a comfortable sunbed, with your toes in the warm sand, while sipping on a refreshing cocktail.
From stylish hangouts with picturesque views to hidden gems tucked away in the jungle. With the help. of my fellow travel bloggers, I’ve curated a list of the absolute best beach clubs that will make your Tulum experience unforgettable. As much as I loved living in Playa del Carmen and visiting their beach clubs. Tulum’s beach club game is on another level!
If you want to hold a lively enough party on the beach at night, don’t forget to consider Custom Outdoor Neon Signs to add a more special atmosphere to your party. You can customize it with any party theme, pattern, or club logo, and these neon signs can be tied to a fence outside, placed on a table, or hung from a tree!
Whether you’re looking for a vibrant party atmosphere, serene relaxation, or delicious culinary delights, these beach clubs have something for everyone. I’ll share insider tips on each spot, including the must-try dishes and signature cocktails that will tantalize your taste buds.
Quick Tip: While I update the blog post roughly every 6 months, things can quickly change in Tulum so for the most up-to-date information on pricing it’s best to reach out to the beach club directly to book your spot and confirm the current cost of a day pass with them.
The Top 11 Best Beach Clubs in Tulum in 2023
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Once owned by Pablo Escobar, this mansion-turned-resort is the brainchild of NYC art dealer, Lio Malca.
As you’d imagine, the interior of Casa Malca is basically a work of art in itself. Walking through the lobby, you’ll notice an interesting mix of boho design and contemporary art pieces — make sure you don’t miss the black & white Keith Haring bar, instafamous Hanging Couch, and Chandelier Room!
The eye candy continues as you make your way out to the beach.
The vibe is tropical-sexy all the way — exactly what you’d expect from Pablo’s former home.
Looking for some Tulum beach swing photos? Casa Malca, of course, has those too. Stroll out to the beach, past the labyrinth gardens, and you’ll also find some beach swings just waiting for you to find your inner child on.
Day passes cost $160, which covers your entry with $110 USD of that going towards food/drink credit, with parking being an additional $10 USD. Casa Malca has three restaurants: Philosophy, Ambrosia, and the beachside Head of a Mad Man, named in homage to a Jean Michele Basquiat painting. Please be aware that prices do change from season to season so it’s best to book ahead of your visit and confirm the current pricing direct with Casa Malca.
While inside, you also have access to all three pools at Casa Malca, including the underground pool, some areas of the spa, the showers, and the Rooftop Terrace to enjoy the amazing Tulum sunset.
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I wrote a whole post to help you decide the best area in Tulum to stay with my recommendations depending on your budget. I also wrote a guide to the top boutique hotels in Tulum, Where to stay in Tulum, and The Best Hostels in Tulum Mexico.
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Papaya Playa Project
Papaya Playa Project is one of the most popular beach clubs in Tulum situated within a sustainable boutique hotel along Mexico’s Caribbean Sea. The Papaya Playa Project prides itself on its sustainable approach and is known as one of the artsiest eco-resorts in Tulum.
Located just a few miles away from the center of Tulum, this beach club is carefully blended into the surrounding jungle and comes with an artsy decor that adds to the special atmosphere of the place. Guests can not only come here for a fun night out but also stay here: the property features rustic cabins and cottages with incredible views of the Caribbean Coast or the lush tropical jungle that surrounds the property.
While this is one of the busiest beach clubs in Tulum during weekends, it’s well worth a visit, as you will be treated to nice music and a chill vibe. Upon the entrance, guests get a wristband, on which they should load the money to be able to buy drinks and food at the bar. The entrance to Papaya Playa Project changes depending on the season. They generally ask each person for a minimum consumption of $1000 mx (around $50 USD). But I’d strongly advise to call up and book in advance to confirm the current pricing with them directly.
The venue also hosts a full-moon party once a month with live music and DJ’s from all over the world.
What’s cool about this place is that the popular Tulum ruins are less than a mile away! This means that you can easily beat the crowds if you get up early and head to the historic site early in the morning.
Daria from the Discovery Nut
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If you’re looking for something a bit off the beaten path in Tulum’s famous Hotel Zone, you’ve got to check out Raw Love Beach Club. Unlike your typical beach club with its cocktails and DJ beats, Raw Love is like a little oasis of tranquility focused on health and well-being. This spot has seriously got the whole wellness vibe down!
As soon as you walk in, it’s like stepping into a bohemian dream. Think dream catchers, hanging plants, and comfy lounging areas all built with natural materials. It’s an Instagram haven, but beyond that, it’s genuinely a place where I felt like I could unwind. Perfect for a morning yoga session or meditation — and yes, being a yoga teacher, I couldn’t help but strike a few poses with the ocean as my backdrop.
But it’s the food where Raw Love shines. The menu is entirely plant-based, focusing on raw foods, hence the name. From superfood smoothie bowls to vegan sushi rolls, the food is as delicious as it is nutritious. I personally can’t get enough of their raw chocolate avocado mousse. If you’ve been indulging in too much vacation food (as we sometimes do), this is the perfect place to get back on track.
Pricing is a bit on the higher end, even for Tulum, but it’s worth it. I’d say expect to spend around $25-$35 USD per person if you’re going for a meal and a drink.
All in all, Raw Love Beach Club is not just another spot to visit in Tulum; it’s an experience. Whether you’re looking for a serene corner to work on your novel or a nutritious refuel post-adventure, this place has got it all. It’s the kind of spot that leaves you feeling better than when you arrived, and who doesn’t want a slice of that on their travels?
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Situated in the heart of the Hotel Zone, Taboo is your go-to for luxury meets boho-chic, with just a hint of wild.
As soon as you walk in, it’s like entering a tropical daydream. We’re talking plush day beds, cabanas, and an infinity pool that blends into the Caribbean Sea. I mean, this place knows how to make an entrance!
The menu is a fusion of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine, with a focus on seafood. I opted for the seafood paella but they do have some really good Sushi from their sushi bar, something hard to come by in Mexico!
The cocktails are all hand-crafted artisanal drinks with ingredients you’ve never even heard of but will definitely want to try. Go easy though as that doesn’t come cheap!
Of course, Taboo is on the pricier side. I’d say you’re looking at around $70- $100 USD per adult minimum. More during high season. You must book in advance during the high season, especially if you want a bed.
The vibe at Taboo is electric, particularly as the sun sets and the DJ takes over. It’s a feast for the senses, and I can’t think of a better place to let loose in Tulum. Whether you’re up for some daytime lounging or night-time partying, Taboo has got you covered.
As you enter Dune, you’re greeted by a modern, rustic setting, decked out with wood accents and a lovely open-air dining area. It’s the kind of spot that invites you to sit back and soak in the views. Having spent a good amount of time sailing, I’m always drawn to places that seamlessly blend the natural beauty of the ocean with a welcoming atmosphere, and Dune nails it.
But let’s get to the heart of the matter: the food. With a Mediterranean-focused menu, you can expect a lot of seafood, fresh salads, and tantalizing tapas. I went for the seafood paella, and it was a delicious medley of flavors that transported me right back to the coasts of Spain. Don’t even get me started on the tapenade and fresh bread they served as a starter; it’s a simple dish done exceptionally well.
What caught my eye was their cocktail menu, teeming with local ingredients and unique blends. I tried the Tulum Sunset, a mix of tequila, lime, and a dash of something secret that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
It’s worth noting that the price point at Dune is a bit on the higher side, but nothing outlandish for Tulum. Expect to spend around $40-$85 USD per person if you’re planning to enjoy a full meal and a cocktail or two. Honestly, for the quality of the food and the serenity of the setting, it’s a fair trade-off.
While the spot is perfect for a romantic dinner or a catch-up with friends, it’s also family-friendly. As someone who’s traveled extensively with a toddler, I can attest that Dune’s welcoming vibe extends to the youngest among us.
From the ambiance to the cuisine, everything about this place is designed to make you feel like you’ve stumbled upon one of Tulum’s best-kept secrets. So go ahead, treat yourself to a little Mediterranean magic by the Caribbean Sea.
Nestled in the bustling Hotel Zone, RosaNegra isn’t just a restaurant; it’s an experience that comes complete with a beach club that deserves as much attention as its stunning menu. This place serves up Latin American culinary mastery in an environment that’s an Instagram dream come true.
Picture modern art pieces and rustic elements, all wrapped up in lush greenery. It’s where the high-end culinary world meets beachside glam, making you feel like you’ve walked into a sophisticated oasis. Definitely consider dressing to impress; this place is worth it!
Let’s talk about the beach club aspect for a moment, because it’s a facet of RosaNegra that often gets overshadowed by its culinary prowess. The beach area is an elegant extension of the restaurant itself, featuring plush loungers and daybeds that invite you to relax under the Caribbean sun. You get that perfect blend of natural beauty and man-made luxury.
Trust me, the beach club vibe here complements the dining experience beautifully, creating an all-around extravagant day out. It’s not just about dining; it’s about experiencing the best of Tulum’s beach life, but with an opulent twist.
As for the food, RosaNegra takes you on a culinary tour through Latin America, spanning from Mexican to Peruvian to Argentinian delights. During my visit, the grilled octopus stood out as a winner. And don’t worry if you’re plant-based; their vegetarian options are far from an afterthought and equally mouth-watering.
Moving on to the cocktails, they deserve a special mention. The drink menu features classic favorites along with RosaNegra originals that you won’t find anywhere else. Take my word for it, the Mezcalita de Rosa is a must-try. Its smoky flavor paired so well with my meal that it felt like a culinary match made in heaven.
Now, let’s talk finances. A visit to RosaNegra is a luxurious affair and is priced accordingly. Between the beach club access, a sumptuous meal, and a round of cocktails, expect to shell out around $80-$120 USD per person. But let’s be real: for a day of gourmet dining and beachside lounging in one of Tulum’s most stylish spots, it’s worth the splurge.
Claire – Location Free Family
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Ziggy’s Beach Club
Ziggy’s Beach Club is one of the best beach clubs in Tulum. It is a very relaxing place with a beautiful white sandy beach, palm trees, and amazing blue water. It is open every day from 9 AM till sunset. What’s great about this beach club is that there is no entrance fee!
However, if you want to use any of the amenities of the beach club you have to pay $50 per person. The beach offers sunbeds, bathrooms, a pool table, showers, and more. So there is everything you need for a good time at the beach! Furthermore, there is live music every day for 2 hours starting at 7:30 PM, which really adds to your experience.
This is not the only event that takes place at the beach club. Every day of the week there is a separate event that you can enjoy. For example, on Thursdays, there is a Mexican wine-tasting event and on Saturdays, you can listen to Caribbean Latin Rhythm music.
However, there is an additional fee to participate in these events. Another great aspect of this place is that the food is very tasty! Their food is made with local ingredients of the highest quality. Especially the Lentil Burger is especially delicious! Furthermore, you can drink some of their cocktails throughout the day. Another special thing you can do at Ziggy’s Beach Club is to have a romantic dinner on the beach. If you contact the beach they can arrange for a private table for you and your partner.
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One of the most widely known facts about Mexico is that the country is home to some of the best beach clubs encompassing amazing beaches, good food, and friendly people.
One such example is La Zebra. This fine eco-friendly resort located in the center of the region’s hotel zone offers panoramic views over the Mexican Caribbean. The modern decor, wooden palapas, and open scenery create a warm vibe with plenty of lounge chairs and giant sun beds to relax by the ocean. The waiters are usually very attentive and welcoming while the food is always a winner.
A couple of favorites include the steak nachos, grilled shrimp, and the seafood tacos. This all goes down well with their wide range of smoothies. The place is also known for having some of the best cocktails with a shipwreck-themed pop-up bar on the water’s edge, better known as the Mulberry Project. Instead of ordering from the menu, a personalized cocktail is created just for you based on what you feel like drinking in the moment. The bar and restaurant open from 11 am until dark.
Do note that the prices are on the higher end with a minimum spend of $30 USD per person.
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If you’re looking for a beach club that will pamper you while inspiring your home’s interior design, then head to one of the best beach clubs in Tulum at Habitas (located at the start of the Zona Hotelera).
Known for its eco-chic decor, natural palapa roofs, and private white-sand beach and jungly atmosphere, Habitas invites the sustainable traveler to come and rest and reflect. Even if you aren’t a guest here, you can still enjoy all that Habitas has to offer. You can eat at their delicious open-air restaurant led by Chef Horatio for a full-on gastronomic experience with fresh, local, and organic ingredients from the area.
To access their plush lounge chairs and ocean-front turquoise pool, you can have their Day Pass which currently costs $75 and $100 during high season. This grants access to the beach club and the same amount as Food & Beverage credit. Which, to be fair, is fairly easy to do at the Moro restaurant at Habitas because their menus are on the pricier end (but totally worth it). So if you’re not staying there, you could splurge on a nice meal while getting the perks of Habitas as if you were a guest. Habitas also serves up the best in mixology. Imagine spending a day by the pool, secluded amidst the jungle, with the Caribbean Sea at your feet and a mezcal cocktail in hand. Sounds like a pretty incredible way to spend the day, right?
So whether you’re road tripping the Yucatan Peninsula and checking off the sights or staying in Tulum for a few days, you won’t regret taking a day off and treating yourself to the natural wonders at the Habitas beach club.
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Situated along Tulum’s well-known beach strip lies Nomade Tulum, an upmarket hotel and beach club with sophisticated boho vibes, great cocktails, and a private beach area that is cordoned off from the public.
Upon entering Nomade Tulum, visitors are led down what feels like a path in a tropical forest, through the upscale outdoor tents, and down to the fine white sand and crystal blue sea that Tulum has become synonymous with. After settling down in their very own private beach area, guests can make themselves comfortable on one of the numerous cushion-like sunbeds and order their favorite cocktail before taking a dip in the sea. ‘Violet’ comes highly recommended, especially for gin lovers!
The Nomade Tulum beach club is also home to a beachfront restaurant, La Popular. La Popular offers a variety of incredibly fresh seafood dishes, serving daily catches delivered by the local fishermen. It’s worth noting that Nomade Tulum is a cashless hotel, so be sure to bring along cards to cover any expenses.
The location encourages a sense of holistic well-being, with unique attractions like a gratitude tent, as well as regular yoga classes. Meanwhile, the indoor restaurant, Macondo, features a plant-based menu served in a Moroccan-style dining area, designed to nourish both body and mind.
Whether a guest of the hotel or not, visitors will leave Nomade Tulum’s beach club with full bellies and happy hearts, with memories of a beautiful day at the beach.
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2023 Update: Although Nomade beach club in Tulum used to be free to enter with food and drink purchases they are currently charging up to $70 USD entrance per person. It’s best to book in advance and confirm the current price with Nomade Tulum directly before visiting.
Selina Beach Club
A recent addition to the Tulum beach scene is the stunning new Selina location. This boutique Tulum hotel is a favorite of digital nomads for its co-working space and yoga studio. Best of all, they’ve partnered up with Mía Restaurant & Beach Club. Even if you’re not a guest, you can enjoy a day at this trendy beachfront club. Kick back and relax on one of their super comfy day beds, which are shaded by lush palm trees. The best seat in the house just might be “The Nest,” which makes for some great photo ops.
Seriously, your Instagram feed will be on point if you swing by Mía! You can easily spend all day here, starting off with a smoothie or fresh juice. Lunchtime here could be some tuna ceviche with mango and habanero or mouth-watering suckling pig tacos. When you’re ready for an adult beverage, they’ve got some tasty cocktails with tequila or mezcal (this is Mexico, after all). Winos will love the impressive wine list here – a whopping 300 labels from all over the world! They also have one of the best selections of craft beer in Tulum here.
The music is chill here during the day making for a very laidback vibe. They often have parties on the weekend, so be sure to check their socials to see what’s going on. You can even rent the whole place out if you’re planning a dream Tulum wedding. I stayed at Selina during their Nomad Roadtrip across Mexico and thoroughly enjoyed the food, drinks, atmosphere, and music at Mía. This is definitely one Tulum beach club you don’t want to miss!
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Coco Tulum may come across as an elite beach club as the all-white decor blends perfectly with the white sand and sky-blue waves. However, this elegant place is in one of the cheapest places to travel.
In the daytime, you can sit on the swing and enjoy the breathtaking view of the wave, or you can spread a towel and lay under the sun while you sip a chilled drink. At night you can go clubbing, enjoy a bonfire or chill out under the stars.
The Coco Tulum clubhouse is full of attractions and activities. They include the exhilarating massage of the Zen Zone masseuse, the early morning yoga sessions at the oceanfront, and the Temazcal ancient sauna that cleanses the soul and body.
If you’d like to explore, there are tours available to guide you through the Yucatan peninsula and old Mayan ruins. The diverse variety of wildlife also adds color to the experience as you can go snorkeling and meet fishes, turtles, and other fascinating marine life. You can also reconnect with yourself and go for a Yoga Retreat in Tulum.
You can acquire accommodation through the Coco beach club hotel or the Zen Zone hotel either direct or through an accommodation search engine. Both offer a wide range of rooms to select from with views and gardens that will soothe you down to your soul.
The Coco Tulum Beach Club is perfect for both adults and kids. Also, the nearly endless food menu means you’d never run out of tasty options of what to eat or drink.
Chisom Evare from The Awesome Traveler Blog
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