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Best Tulum Beach Clubs – Where to Spend the Perfect Beach Day

Best Tulum Beach Clubs – Where to Spend the Perfect Beach Day

It seems like everyone nowadays is talking about Tulum. As one of the hottest vacation destinations in Mexico, Tulum is the perfect mix of culture, nature, and stunning white-sand beaches. It’s the perfect place for a beach vacation, and spending the day sunning it up at some of the hottest Tulum beach clubs is a must!

It also happens to have one of the coolest beach club scenes, especially along the Middle Beach Zone. Catering to the young, hip, and trendy crowd, these Tulum beach clubs are a great place to spend a lazy day hanging out in the sun, playing in the ocean, or relaxing with a tropical cocktail while you listen to ambient music.

Beach clubs in Tulum tend to be more upscale than other places in Mexico, and you can guarantee that the scene, food, and drinks are of the highest quality.

If you’re looking for a laid-back thing to do in Tulum, spending it at one of the best Tulum beach clubs is it! Here are our top 6 Tulum beach clubs to check out.

Tulum beach club cost sign

How do the beach clubs work in Tulum?

The Tulum beach clubs are not cheap. They all have what they call a minimum consumption per person. This will typically be $70-$100 USD per person. This is the amount each person has to spend to go to the beach club.

This amount can be used for drinks and food throughout the day. Most cocktails will cost you 200-300 pesos ($10-15 USD), so you will have no problem hitting the minimum spend.

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Can you just have one drink and leave?

No. On our last trip to Tulum Beach, we wanted to do just that. We wanted to walk the beach and stop and have a drink a different beach bars in Tulum. We eventually did find one beach club that wasn’t busy at all that let us sit in their chairs for 20 minutes if we paid the server cash for our two drinks. We had one magarita and one modelo and it was 400 pesos ($20USD).

La Zebra Tulum Beach Club Day bed on the beach

The chic bohemian vibe of La Zebra is just one of the reasons why we love this trendy beach club in Tulum. Located inside a boutique hotel, this restaurant and bar has open-air seating and some spots on the beach.

They have a dozen or so sunbeds that are either covered by palapa umbrellas or wood pergolas, so you’ll have a shady place to rest after swimming in the ocean.

Besides being able to order cocktails and al fresco dining, there’s also a daily specialty schedule, like Taco Thursday, BBQ on the Beach Saturday, or Salsa Sunday!

If you are looking for one of the best resorts in Tulum for families, we suggest La Zebra. If you are looking for beach clubs in Tulum, good for kids, La Zebra is a really good option.

  • Hours: Daily: 7:30 am – 11 pm

Make sure to read our how-to get to Tulum guide for the easiest ways from the Cancun airport.

2. Playa Paraiso

Spend your afternoon at the “Best Beach in Mexico” when you visit the Playa Paraiso Beach Club in Tulum. Plenty of beach beds, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, and tables are available for rent (there is no entrance fee to the beach bar).

You can go swimming in the crystal clear water, soak up the sun on the beach, or simply come for the delectable entrees served by the Paraiso restaurant next door.

Try the teriyaki tuna fish, the surf and turf, or the jumbo cream cheese stuffed coconut shrimp. And don’t forget the drinks (Playa Paraiso is known for its strong and boozy tropical cocktails)! If you’re a foodie, make sure to check out our best restaurants in Tulum article for more great spots to eat.

  • Restaurant hours: Daily: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Rental prices: 100 – 500 pesos
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3. Ziggy’s Beach Club

You simply can’t beat the sweeping ocean views from Ziggy’s Beach Club. This upscale venue has a sea-view restaurant, an outdoor terrace, and plenty of sun loungers and double sunbeds located directly on the beach (some are in the sun, and canopies and palm trees shade some). Once the sun sets, you can head into the restaurant and enjoy live music from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.

There is no entrance fee or rental cost to visit, although there is a minimum of $70 USD per person that must be spent on food or drinks.

However, it’s worth the cost once you sink your teeth into one of their creative Mexican seafood dishes, like passionfruit and coconut ceviche, beer-battered fish tacos, and shrimp and chips.

There’s also plenty on the menu for non-meat or seafood eaters, as well.

DON’T forget to tip your servers! Tipping in Mexico is typical, and many of the servers depend on the tips. Plan on tipping 15-20%. Most places will let you add the tip to your credit card. Just let them know how much you’d like to add.

  • Hours: Daily: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Price: $70 USD minimum spend per person.

4. Nomade

This sophisticated hotel and beach club is one of the most Instagrammable places in all of Mexico. Located on a private part of the beach, you’ll be able to enjoy a day of sun and surf while you relax on the sunbeds or loungers nestled next to the ocean.

Best of all, you can visit the Nomade without being a guest of the hotel (although you’ll still be treated like a VIP during your stay). Make sure to read our where to stay in Tulum guide to decide if staying in Tulum town or Tulum is better suited for you.

The on-site restaurant, La Popular, provides snacks and drinks throughout the day. Ceviche, tuna tartar, shrimp burgers, and salads are just a few notable dishes on their menu.

Prices are on the higher end, although you’ll be required to reach a $50 USD per person minimum to stay at the club anyways.

  • Hours: Unknown
  • Price: $50 USD minimum spend per person

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5. Papaya Playa Project

This design-centric hotel has not one but two different luxury beach clubs for you to choose from. The Playa Solar Beach Club is part of the Roco Restaurant.

This spot is very laid back, with a health-conscious vegan and seafood restaurant, a tropical cocktail bar, and an outdoor sun deck. At night, it becomes a lively outdoor venue with live music.

You can also visit the new Beach Club at the Papaya Playa Project. This upscale venue has a gourmet restaurant and cocktail bar where you can satisfy your cravings at all hours of the day.

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6. Coco Tulum

Coco Tulum is one of the hottest beach clubs in Tulum, known for its beautiful sea views and even more beautiful clientele. Although it’s part of a boutique hotel, day guests are more than welcome to come just for the beach bar. Just keep in mind that there will be a minimum spend required at the bar or restaurant.

Hang out on the beach bean bags, sprawl out on one of the cabanas, or enjoy a tropical cocktail while you swing on the outdoor swing deck. You can’t go wrong with any of their cocktails, although we suggest the Cocoffee (cold brew, rum, pineapple juice, and agave syrup).

They also have an extensive menu of seafood dishes, sandwiches, and tacos to keep you full and satisfied throughout the day.

  • Hours: Daily: 8 am – 6 pm

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