The Most Instagrammable Spots in Tulum, Mexico! *2021*

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Tulum has quickly become one of the hottest travel destinations thanks to its luxury beach clubs, pristine beaches, distinctive restaurant scene and of course, Instagram!📸 The beautiful scenery, ancient ruins, cenotes, and jungle vibes all make for the most beautiful photo ops!🌴🌿💦 There are endless photo opportunities in Tulum but that’s why we’ve narrowed it down for you to our top fave Instagram spots!

Azulik Tulum

📍Carretera Tulum – Punta Allen KM 5, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @azulik

Azulik is probably one of the most Instgrammed places in the world, the photo ops here alone are endless! Enjoy sunset in a giant nest above the treetops overlooking the Caribbean sea on one side and the Mayan jungle on the other with their Sunset Experience! For $55 usd/per person you can watch the sunset in a nest and dance the night away to their Dj spinning beats! (1 alcoholic drink and lite bites are included too!) With it’s jungle vibes and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Coast it’ll feel like you’re living in a real-life fairytale!🤩

Check out my blog post here to read more about Azulik!

Tulum Sign

📍Near the Tulum Ruins

We found this cute Tulum sign right on the side of the road, and it has swings inside of the “U’s”, how fun!😍 Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the name of the place but there was a sign out front that said ‘Cervecería’ so I think it might be the Tulum Cervecería.🍻 The easiest way to find it is to put ‘Caleta Tankah’ in your GPS, it’s pretty much across the highway (Highway 307)! Totally worth stopping by for a pic!📸

Raw Love

📍Carr. Tulum a Boca Paila Km. 7.5 Zona Costera, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico (next to Ahau Tulum Hotel)
IG: @rawlovetulum

If Raw Love Cafe wasn’t Instagrammable enough before with it’s dreamy smoothie bowls and colorful hammocks, it definitely is now with this massive wooden sculpture out front!😍 If you didn’t get a pic here did you even really visit Tulum?!🤪

And if you’re lucky and no one’s staying in this jungle casita you can grab a quick pic here on your way out!

Coco Tulum

📍Carretera Tulum – Boca Paila Km 7.5, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @cocotulum

White sand and turquoise water, that’s what you can expect at Coco Tulum! It’s basically an aesthetically pleasing white Pinterest dream!🤩 Make sure you go to the beach bar for a pic on their swings!🥥

Follow That Dream Sign

📍Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila km 8.5, Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico (in front of Lolita + Lolita Boutique)

Life’s too short to not follow your dreams!🤍🙌🏼 So grab a bicycle or rent an ATV and get your Insta-worthy pic at the Follow That Dream sign!🌟💫✨ This popular sign can be found at Lolita & Lolita Boutique, and the easiest way to find it is by putting in Sueños Tulum hotel in your GPS (it’s directly across the street). 

Tulum Ruins

📍Carretera Federal, Cancun – Chetumal Km 230, 307, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Cost: 80 pesos/$4 usd

The Tulum Ruins is one of the most iconic landmarks in the Yucatan Peninsula and is one attraction that you don’t want to miss! Not only is it a very well preserved ancient Mayan city, but it’s literally cliffside right on the Caribbean Coast of Mexico making it one of a kind! It’s the perfect mix of beauty and history!🗿🌴🌊✨

And for a different perspective of these beautiful ruins, you can take a Boat & Snorkel tour with Koox Diving! (Blog post & vlog coming soon about our experience with them!)

Chichén Itzá

📍Yucatan, Mexico (Chichén Itzá should pop up as a destination in your GPS)
Cost: 497 pesos/$25 usd – Mexican Citizens 210 pesos/$10 usd

If you want to check one of the Seven Wonders of World off your bucket list then you’re going to want to make a trip to Chichén Itzá! It’s about a 2hr drive from Tulum but it’s totally worth it for that Instagram pic!🛕✔️ #travelgoals

Read more about Chichén Itzà in my blog post here.

Cenote Dos Ojos

📍Cenote Jaguar Rd, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Cost: 350 pesos/$17 usd (for a regular ticket)

No trip to Tulum is complete without visiting some cenotes! ‘Dos Ojos’ translates to ‘two eyes’ and it is one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world! Indescribably beautiful blue water and incredible rock formations, it’s no wonder this is one of the most famous cenotes in the world!🤩💦 Whether you’re a pro diver, beginner snorkeler, or just want to go for a cool Instagram pic this is the spot!

Read more about the cenotes in Tulum in our blog post here!


📍QROO 15, Tulum Beach, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @vagalume_tulum

Vagalume is the the newest social club at Tulum beach! It’s every Instagrammer’s dream, with its modern chic bohemian decor and photo ops at every turn.🤩🙌🏼 Make sure you get a pic with the huge mano, the hand!

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Tulum Beach

📍La Playa en Tulum, Mexico

The beautiful blue Caribbean sea, the white powder sand, and the chic beach clubs all make for amazing photos that are sure to make your friends back home jealous!😜📸

Mia Restaurant & Beach Club

📍Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km 7.5, Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @miatulum

You can’t miss the extravagant entrance to Mia Restaurant & Beach Club when you’re walking down the strip! This gorgeous display even lights up at night, in pink!🤩💕

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And don’t forget to go out to the beach club and get a picture with la cebolla!🧅

Kanan Tulum

📍Carretera Tulum Boca Paila Km 7.5 Mza 020 reg 009, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @kanan.tulum

We stumbled upon Kanan Tulum because Vagalume was closed and we were so happy we did! This luxury resort is absolutely gorgeous with photo-ops everywhere you turn! As soon as we walked in we both looked at each other and said this place reminds us of Azulik, just without the crowds! Dinner in your own private nest high up in the sky? Yes please!😍🙌🏼

Papaya Playa Project

📍Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km 4.5, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @papayaplayaproject

Papaya Playa Project is so Instagrammable with its jungle vibes, dreamy ocean views, creative art installations around the property, and their unique Jungle Casitas with private rooftop pools!😍 Hands down the best hotel for drone footage!

(Blog post review of our stay at PPP coming soon!)

Kin Toh

📍Carretera Tulum-Punta Allen KM 5, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico (Located in Azulik)
IG: @kintoh.azulik

Kin Toh restaurant at Azulik is every Instagrammer’s dream, it’s a real-life treehouse! Get a picture on their Instagram-famous nets looking out into the Mayan jungle.😍🍃✨

Read more about Azulik and Kin Toh in my blog post here.

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Azulik Uh May

IG: @azulik

Just when you thought Azulik couldn’t get any more Instagrammable, it did. Azulik opened an art center, called Uh May, which is a beautiful combination of art, nature, and technology. The exhibit is located in the heart of the Mayan jungle, 25km northeast of Tulum, approximately 30 minutes from the Tulum city center. It’s the ideal place to get those dreamy Instagram pics!🤩🌿💫

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Matcha Mama

📍Quintana Roo 15 470 Zona Hotelera • 77780, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @matchamamatulum

If you search Tulum on Pinterest, you’ll more than likely find this fun, tropical matcha bar!🍵 It has the cutest storefront with wooden swings and is known for their matcha drinks, açaí bowls, kombucha and more!🍓🍍🍌

🌟They have three locations so make sure to go to the one on Tulum beach!

Gitano Tulum

📍Beach Road Km. 7, 77710 Q.R., Mexico
IG: @gitano @gitano.tulum

Just look for the disco ball in the middle of the jungle and you’ve found Gitano Tulum!✨ This restaurant and mezcal bar is super cute and trendy. Make sure to grab a pic in front of their neon sign!

Tulum Jungle Gym

📍Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Km. 7.5, Tulum Beach, 77766 Q.R., Mexico
IG: @tulumjunglegym

Channel your inner Fred Flintstone and get buff at the Tulum Jungle Gym right on the beach!💪🏼🌊 All of their equipment is made out of natural materials which makes it super unique! Working out barefoot in a bikini?! Count us in!🙌🏼

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I Scream Bar

📍Tulum Beach, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico (On the strip near Vagalume Tulum)
IG: @iscreambar

This little bar with the turquoise tuk-tuk parked outside is a worldwide infamous dive bar known for their delicious vegan ice cream and their wild party nights! Stop by for a cool treat on a hot day and get some bomb Instagram pics while you’re at it!🍦📸

Taboo Tulum

📍Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Zona Hotelera Km 7, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @tabootulum

Taboo is without a doubt one of the best beach clubs in Tulum with its fun and trendy atmosphere! The setting is beautiful; oceanfront, cabanas, outdoor lounge sets, beach bar and it’s the only beach bar in Tulum with a pool! The photo ops are endless at this trendy beach club!🙌🏼

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Casa Malca

📍Carretera Fed, Av. Boca Paila km 9.5, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @casamalca

Casa Malca, aka Pablo Escobar’s Mansion, is known for its impressive entryway and unique rooms like the chandelier room.🤩✨ You’re gonna want to get a more than a few pics here!📸

Read more about Pablo’s mansion in our blog post here!

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RosaNegra Tulum

📍Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila 5, Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @rosanegramxtulum

I’d highly recommend RosaNegra for any special occasion or group dinner! This place is not only super Instagrammable, but it’s SO MUCH FUN!💃🏼🎉 At the end of the night it quickly turns from a restaurant into a club. Definitely a must when in Tulum!

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Tulum Town

📍At the entrance of the Tulum Ruins

Right outside of the entrance to the Tulum Ruins is where you can find all sorts of little shops with hammocks, colorful blankets and beautiful dreamcatchers hanging from the trees that make for the perfect photo op! If you’re lucky you can even find a colorful umbrella sky to pose under!☂️🌈

Crooked Palm Tree

📍Carretera Boca Paila Mz 3 Tulum Ruinas, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico (On the beach at El Paraíso Hotel)
IG: @elparaisohoteltulum

The original infamous ‘Crooked Palm Tree’ of Tulum was gone during our visit this time. But luckily we found another, smaller, crooked palm tree close by that was perfect for taking that Insta-worthy shot!🌴 You can find this crooked palm tree right on the beach of El Paraíso Hotel, at Playa Paraíso.

Nômade Tulum

📍Carretera Cancún – Tulum KM 10, 77880 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @nomadetulum

You can find Macondo restaurant located at the dreamy Nômade Hotel. With its colorful bohemian stylish interior, Moroccan-inspired rugs, low tables and pretty pillow cushions this restaurant is super Instagrammable!😍🌿💫

Read more about our experience dining at Macondo here.

Bagatelle Tulum

📍Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila 8, Tulum Beach, 77760 Q.R., Mexico
IG: @bagatelletulum

This contemporary French Mediterranean restaurant has many locations all over the world, now including Tulum! It just opened this past December 2020, bringing all the charm of the French Riviera to the bohemian atmosphere of Tulum. You’re definitely gonna want to add this new hot spot to your Tulum itinerary!🤩🥂🇫🇷

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Grand Cenote

📍Quintana Roo 109, 77796 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Cost: 180 pesos/$10 usd

Another one of my favorite cenotes in Tulum is the Grand Cenote! An underground cave surrounded by crystal clear water and Mexico’s nnatural beauty. There’s plenty of photo ops here!🤩💦

Read more about the cenotes in Tulum in our blog post here!

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Cenote Calavera

📍QROO 109, 77796 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Cost: 100 pesos/$5 usd

Just a few minutes down the road from the Grand Cenote is Cenote Calavera, which makes it really easy to do both in one day! This cenote is definitely not like the others, it’s unique and a little bit scary but you gotta “do it for the ‘gram”, right?📸🙌🏼

Read more about the cenotes in Tulum in our blog post here!

Cenote Casa Tortuga

📍Carr. Tulum – Cancún 239, Ejidal, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
IG: @cenotes_casa_tortuga_tulum
Cost: 350 pesos/$17 usd

Casa Tortuga was a recommendation from our taxi driver and we’re so happy we listened! It’s one of the most beautiful cenotes, all out in the open, the most beautiful blue water with turquoise patches, and multiple platforms that you can jump off into the water!🌴💦 They also play really good music and have a bar. It was so much fun, it felt like we were at a club! Highly recommend!

Tulum is so picturesque with photo ops everywhere you turn! I hope this helps you find the best places to take pictures in Tulum and get that perfect Instagram shot! If you have any favorite spots to add or tips, leave a comment below so everyone can see!💕

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