Tulum has become one of the hottest tropical getaways, not just in Mexico but in the entire world. Although some parts are still underdeveloped (which I think adds more to its charm), Tulum has one of the trendiest beach club scenes, especially around the Middle Beach Zone and Beach Town areas.
The beach clubs in this part of the Yucatan Peninsula are fancier than the other beaches in Mexico. So you can expect world-class food and drinks to be served to you, famous DJ shows, and special events. In this article, we listed 6 of the best beach clubs in Tulum, Mexico and what makes them unique.
The 6 Best Tulum Beach Clubs
1. Ahau Tulum
Ahau Tulum is a luxury rustic beach resort situated on a strip of soft powdery white sand beach. Its laid-back atmosphere and upscale eco-conscious design embody barefoot sophistication. This beach resort is famed for its iconic entrance, constructed by celebrated South African artist Daniel Popper. Ahau’s entrance, the Ven a la Luz (which translates to “come into the light”), has become one of Tulum’s most iconic landmarks. It features a towering wooden sculpture of a female figure whose torso is filled with lush green plants.
A minimum spend of 20 USD is required to access its beach club, but kids 11 years old and below can enter for free. Although it secures you a spot in their beachside loungers and hammocks, your 20 USD spend does not include orders in the restaurant.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7.5, Zona Costera, Tulum, Quintana Roo | Website | Kid-Friendly: YES
2. Mia Restaurant & Beach Club
Mia Restaurante & Beach Club is a contemporary addition to the trendy beach clubs of Tulum. Located in the heart of Hotel Zone, this upscale beach club is the perfect setting for a relaxing day at the beach and a night out with great drinks. It is known for its relaxed beach vibes, world-class service, extensive wine selection, and stylish decor.
This beach club at Kasa Hotel Parola features a full-service open-air restaurant, a bar with a delightful view of the ocean, and several Instagram-worthy spots. It has coworking spaces, a small swimming pool, and a canopy bed perfect for photo ops. Mia Beach Club offers delicious Mexican and American food, a wine selection of over 200 labels, and all-night entertaining music.
To secure a spot in one of their chic beach beds and cushioned sofas, a minimum consumption fee is required. It may depend on the season, but it ranges around 20-50 USD/adult. Take note the rates are usually higher during weekends.
Pros: Carretera Boca Paila Km. 7.5, Zona Hotelera, Tulum, Quintana Roo | Website | Kid-Friendly: YES
3. Playa Paraiso Beach Club
Playa Paraiso, which translates to “Paradise Beach”, is considered one of the best beaches in Mexico. It provides a setting like that of a travel magazine cover. Situated on North Beach, this picturesque coast is just a few minutes away from the Tulum Ruins.
Playa Paraiso Beach Club at El Paraiso Hotel is famed for its charming ambiance, oversized comfy beach beds, strong tropical cocktails, and mouthwatering seafood dishes. Soak up the sun on Playa Paraiso’s sun loungers or snorkel off the shore to witness the beach’s vibrant marine life.
The beach beds and loungers can be rented and would cost around 5-25 USD. There is no entrance fee, but a minimum consumption is required during some seasons. It ranges between 50 and 150 USD, depending on the beach chairs you’re renting. The beach club accepts major credit cards like Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Take note that Playa Paraiso does not accept reservations. Service is on a first-come, first-serve basis. So it’s best to arrive early if you want to pick a nice spot. The beach club is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Location: Carretera Boca Paila Mz. 3 Lote 2, Tulum Ruinas, Tulum, Quintana Roo | Website | Kid-Friendly: YES
4. Ziggy’s Beach Club
Ziggy’s is a laid-back yet lively beach club that sits on a white sandy strip. It features a restaurant with an outdoor terrace offering stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. This upscale beach club is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Chill under the shade of palm trees on Ziggy’s sun loungers and beach beds and stay after sunset for live music from 7:30 – 9:30 PM.
Ziggy’s Beach Club hosts different events each night of the week. Below is their schedule. Note that there is an additional fee to take part in these events.
- Monday: Cocktail Taster
- Tuesday: Tequila Tastings and Mariachi Band
- Wednesday: Salsa and Caribbean Seafood
- Thursday: Mexican Wine Tasting
- Friday: Salsa and Barefoot Dancing
- Saturday: Caribbean Latin Rhythms
- Sunday: Mezcal Tasting
There are no rental costs if you want to use the beach club’s sunbeds and loungers. However, there is a minimum consumption fee of 50 USD/adult. Make sure to try Ziggy’s passionfruit and coconut ceviche, beer-battered fish tacos, and rum-spiked coconuts.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7.5, Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, Tulum, Quintana Roo | Website | Kid-Friendly: YES
5. Coco Tulum Beach Club
Coco Beach Club Hotel is one of the two areas of Coco Tulum. The other one is Zen Zone Hotel. The latter is the quieter area, where you can practice yoga, indulge in a rejuvenating massage, and experience a temazcal session. Coco Beach Club, on the other hand, is where you want to hang out if you want to see and be seen. It’s an elite beach club with a clientele full of good-looking people.
Part of the beach club is Coco Beach Bar, known for its all-white decor that stands out against the backdrop of sky blue waters and pearly sands. Aside from the striking views of the ocean, it also has rope swings, beach bean bags, hammocks, and super chic cabanas. The beach club is open from 8:00 AM to 06:00 PM. But you can stick around longer if you want to go clubbing, enjoy a bonfire, or sip cocktails under the stars. This place is one of the hottest party spots in Tulum after sundown!
The minimum spend is 25 USD/person. Try their fish tacos and their Cocofee, made from cold brew, rum, pineapple juice, and agave syrup.
Location: Coco Limited Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 8, Tulum, Quintana Roo | Website | Kid-Friendly: YES
6. Papaya Playa Project
Nestled on the northern stretch of the beach road, Papaya Playa Project is one of the most famous beach clubs in Tulum. If you’re a regular in the Tulum club scene, there is no way you haven’t heard of this place. Papaya Playa Project is a sustainable eco-friendly beach hotel and beach club known for its epic late-night dance parties. The beach club lies along a nearly 900-meter stretch of the Riviera Maya coast, giving you plenty of space to dance to well-curated music by resident DJs and guest artists. It features a double-decker bar, a gourmet restaurant with a menu full of rich flavors, and a sand dance floor.
There is an entrance fee of 30 USD/person excluding food and drinks. Upon entering, you’ll be given a wristband which you can load with money to buy food and drinks. The minimum spend depends on the season. But it’s usually 50 USD on weekdays and 100 USD on weekends.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 4.5, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera, Tulum, Quintana Roo | Website | Kid-Friendly: YES by day, not so much by night
Note that these beach clubs could fill up quickly, especially these days. Due to COVID, most of them have a maximum seating capacity. So book in advance when you can or arrive early to avoid queues.