Tulum offers a Caribbean paradise on the mainland with outstanding beaches, Mayan ruins, and a world of adventure, but the party really starts after dinner. In Tulum you can find a wide range of bars, nightclubs, dancing, drinks, and late-night eats that will keep you going far into the night.

    From outstanding margaritas to unique delicacies, all in the backdrop of the crashing ocean waves and the romance of the Caribbean seashores, Tulum has a great deal to offer couples on a romantic holiday. Discover 10 best things to do after dinner in Tulum, and make memories for a lifetime.


    Mina Beach Club

    Enjoy a luxurious late-night beachfront meal

    Mina Beach Club is located within Maria Del Mar Tulum for a luxurious evening experience complete with breathtaking ocean views and, of course, fantastic cocktails. It's located 10 minutes southeast of city centre Tulum on the coast.

    This is an Argentinian restaurant and bar that offers not only outstanding craft cocktails but thick cut ribs, skirt steak, roasted pork, and other delectable roast meals, so if you're looking to have an extra meal late, this is the place to go. If you're the designated driver or you're just not a cocktail drinker, you can try one of their healthy smoothies.

    Location: Carretera Tulum Ruinas Km 5, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 7.30 am to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +52 998-201-9308


    Papaya Playa Project

    Dance with a craft cocktail right on the beach

    Papaya Playa Project is a hotel and resort in Tulum where there is always something going on, offering a party atmosphere, great drinks, and tonnes of fun after dark. You can head for the on-site Roca Restaurant or PPP Restaurant on the beach to enjoy delicious expertly-mixed cocktails or a double-decker bar overlooking the ocean and overhanging the beach below.

    In addition, the resort offers a new beach club that takes full advantage of the magnificent seashore. The club mixes exposed wood, natural designs, and fresh cocktails with thumping dance music by the hottest DJs around. It's all just 10 minutes from city centre, right on the seashore.

    Location: Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km 4.5, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Phone: +52 984-871-1160


    Atico Rooftop Bar & Lounge

    Enjoy rooftop cocktails in the Caribbean night air

    Atico Rooftop Bar & Lounge is located inside the Aloft Talum Hotel and offers delicious artisanal cocktails crafted by expert mixologists on a rooftop under the Caribbean sun. It's a fantastic way to relax and unwind after a day of adventure along the shore, especially if you're staying in this hotel.

    The bar is located just 7 minutes southeast of the centre of city centre and offers a relaxed and casual atmosphere with a rustic island design. You'll kick back on cushions surrounded by lots of exposed wood and take in the sea air while sipping outstanding drinks.

    Location: Av. Coba Sur Mz 5 Smz 1 Region 14, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +52 984-689-0506



    Sip a classic mojito at this unassuming hidden hotspot

    Batey is an unassuming bar that's a go-to for locals due to its energetic crowds, live music, and of course, fantastic mojitos made with sugar cane that's pressed on site. You can even watch as they press the sugar cane, so you know you're getting a truly fresh mojito.

    Though the drinks may be a bit pricey compared to some other bars, it's very much worth it. This fantastic party bar is just 3 minutes east of city centre Tulum, or about a 9-minute walk from the heart of the city centre area. That makes it an easy destination to and from your lodgings.

    Location: Calle Centauro Sur, Tulum Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 10 pm


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    Santino Bar

    Find a party-vibe dance club in a laid back town

    Santino Bar is a swinging bar and club in the middle of city centre Tulum that offers a dance floor with fantastic beats and outstanding craft cocktails. It's a small bar, but it's definitely a hip place to go and the music here has been said to be some of the best in town.

    If you're looking to dance the night away in a bar with great vibes and craft cocktails that are mixed strong and delicious with good prices, this may be the place. It's the place to find a party atmosphere in a town that's generally pretty laid back overall.

    Location: Av. Tulum 83, Tulum Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 7 pm to 5 am

    Phone: +52 984-212-8302



    Relax and chill out with a gelato

    • Couples
    • Families
    • Food

    Origami is the place that locals recommend for dessert in Tulum, with outstanding homemade gelato that's just to die for. This walk-up location is open daily and is about a 20-minute drive south of city centre Tulum, right along the coast, so you'll get astounding ocean views as you drive.

    They offer a wide range of flavours that change regularly and the servings are massive. The staff is friendly and happy to meet newcomers, and you can enjoy free tastings so you can zero in on just the flavour that's right for you. After you grab your gelato, head down to the beach for a romantic moonlight walk.

    Location: Quintana Roo 15, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 11 pm


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    Nana rooftop bar

    Spend the night at a speciality mezcal bar

    Nana Rooftop Bar offers craft cocktails made from a wide range of mezcal varieties from all over Mexico, served up in a casual, relaxed, and sophisticated atmosphere. While you're drinking, you can sway to the beats of the hottest artists in the electronica music scene served up by fantastic DJs.

    It's definitely the artisanal Mexican tradition of mezcal that draws people to this bar in the heart of city centre, and the range of cocktails with hand-squeezed juice, locally sourced herbs, and seasonal fruits is mind-blowing. The dance party that's on every night, all night, is just like icing on the cake, and you'll drink and dance your way all through the night.

    Location: Calle Polar Oriente Lote 004, Rooftop, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Tuesday–Thursday from 5 pm to midnight, Saturday–Sunday from 5 pm to 2 am (closed Monday)

    Phone: +52 984-231-3630


    Pasito Tun Tun

    Party in city centre Tulum at a mezcal bar

    Pasito Tun Tun is a rustic mezcal bar that features actual swings you can sit on, plus great food, great drinks, and great prices. It's located in the heart of city centre Tulum, an easy jaunt from your city centre accommodation. If you're looking for some late-night eats to go with your drinks, this is also a good spot.

    The prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere is laid back, comfortable, and fun. Swaying back and forth on the swings while you sip your cocktails adds an air of romance and childlike wonder to your holiday.

    Location: Calle centauro, Av. Tulum esquina, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Phone: +52 984-688-8550



    Try French or Italian cakes and bread in Tulum

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    • Food

    Italdo Pasteleria is a bakery and pastry shop specialising in bread and desserts where you can sit at a cosy, warm bar and enjoy great coffee and even better baked goods. After your dinner in Tulum, this is an easy jaunt city centre to grab fantastic sweet treats. If you're looking for vegetarian- and vegan-friendly options, you'll find what you're looking for here.

    This is a multinational bakery, so you'll enjoy outstanding baked goods in Mexican, Italian, French, and many other international traditions. They offer takeaway and table service, and they're open every day, so it's a great place to go right after dinner.

    Location: AV. 5 Sur Manzana 892 Lote 6, Local 7, La Veleta, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +52 984-122-1319


    Caribe swing

    Dance the night away at a swing club

    Caribe Swing offers cocktails, beer, and snacks in the heart of city centre Tulum with a fun atmosphere and colourful lights with great music and a festive atmosphere. You can dance the night away or sit down in the singing seats with cold, delicious drinks and friendly service.

    This is the place where locals come to blow off steam after a day at work, and visitors are just as welcome here. It's an enjoyable place to spend the night whether you're having a beer, doing shots, or just having some great conversation with good friends and loved ones.

    Location: Av. Tulum, Tulum Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 1 pm to 4.30 am

    Phone: +52 984-146-5322


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