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Tulum Beach Crawl

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Tulum Beach Crawl

Thought I would start a thread - tell me if you have tried any of these places or any other Beach clubs

1st:

Understand the beach and map of the area

See www.todotulum.com/tulum-mexico-maps.php

We start at OM with a few beer - take a photo of yourself on the bench - a keeper

See http://www.tulum-playa.com/

Then off to La Zebra for a famous mojito with a real sugar cane stir stick

http://www.lazebratulum.com/

Then El paraiso for a dip in the pool and a few more cervesas

See - http://www.elparaisotulum.com/beach-club.htm

Then to Ziggy Beach - great 2 for 1 drinks, wonderful bathrooms and good food

http://www.cabanastulum.com/

Get them to call a cab

Finish off at Playa Azul

http://www.playaazultulum.com/

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51. Re: Tulum Beach Crawl

Thanks for the inspiration and suggestions, VSD. We spent several hours doing a beach crawl in Tulum during our Akumal trip.

Took a taxi from arches at Akumal over to South Tulum, price 400 pesos. There were four of us so that seemed reasonable. Note, the taxi drivers like to arrange to pick you up too. I have done this a time or two in the past but we didn't this time because we didn't know where we would end our crawl, or at what time. Glad we made that decision because we easily found a return taxi from Tulum, and he was cheaper.

Started at Ranitas with drinks, chips and salsa picante and guacamole. Nice, beautiful restaurant area somewhat up above the beach. Nice bathrooms. Their smoky brown salsa was a hit. Guacamole was quite good, as were the drinks. But not our favorite.

Next to Om for a pizza and drinks. More rustic than Ranitas. We sat upstairs in a booth looking at water. Pizza was very good, and a nice change of pace. Drinks were fine. Not very big. Only three booths looking at water, so wouldn't have been happy without one. Beach tables were all taken.

Next to La Zebra. Our favorite spot due to rustic charm, and nice setting of multiple tables in shade on the beach. Nachos were a huge platter with guacamole, which was surprisingly beautiful and very tasty. Drinks were very good as well. They have sofas you can lounge on and a large indoor area as well.

We then walked down the beach with the intent to stop at Ziggy's but we just didn't feel it. Not sure why, but it wasn't speaking to us so we kept walking. In the southern area there isn't much past it. We stopped at what I think I recall being Aricife. It says it is bungalows and restaurant on the beach but there didn't appear to be much. But they did have cold beer cheap, and hammocks. We polished off some beers, had a short siesta in the hammocks, then walked to the road where we quickly found a taxi.

We expected to spend maybe 3 or 4 hours there, but ended up spending at least 5 hours. We hadn't been to the southern end of Tulum so were happy to see it.

The road side has many shops and other restaurants that would be worth exploring if you are on an extended stay and not so focused on beach time.

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52. Re: Tulum Beach Crawl

Did the Crawl June 19 2014. OM was our favourite. Playa Azul was closed for the season. We visited Tulum pueblo first then it was 100 pesos by taxi to get to OM where we started out. We discovered that collectivos run the beach road and when we exited the beach, one was driving by. It was only 10 pesos per person to the 7-11 on the highway to collect our next one towards the GBP. Standing room only, it was packed with bar and restaurant workers. The beach was just great, we had a wonderful time.

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53. Re: Tulum Beach Crawl

Thanks Digi

Actually Playa Azul is closed due to a land ownership issue

May be months before it is re-opened

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54. Re: Tulum Beach Crawl

Bump for those interested

Playa Azulk still closed (Sad)

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55. Re: Tulum Beach Crawl

A great update on Tulum Beach Bars from Sac-Be

http://www.sac-be.com/2015_beach_club.shtml

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56. Re: Tulum Beach Crawl

@Vancouversundog - any word on Playa Azul? The last update on their Facebook page is from May 2014. We are really hoping they're open for business so we can make a trip there in February *crosses fingers*

Edited: 20 January 2015, 23:12
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57. Re: Tulum Beach Crawl

Still closed from last reports

But here is a great recently updated website on Tulum Pueblo and beach area including top places for pizza and tacos

http://tulumdave.com/

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58. Re: Tulum Beach Crawl

Collectivo from Playa 40pesos at around 11am, taxi from market to Om 130pesos. Had drinks and picture session then walked beach to Tita Tulum for drinks. Set abit back from beach but nice deck. Villa las Estrellas for lunch abit pricey but great view and food. Next my favourite The Mezcal Monk great size drinks friendly owner and sitting on a swing at bar looking at beautiful ocean...wow. Kept going just past Hemmingway snorkelled in bay looking at stingrays burrowing into the ocean floor and shark shaped rock formation. Cut thru to beach rd caught cab at Pez to town, wandered around and back to Playa by 6:30 on collectivo.. This bar crawl was the highlight of our trip.

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59. Re: Tulum Beach Crawl

Question - do any of the restaurants in the Tulum Beach Crawl accept Credit Cards?

What is the total distance from OM to Ziggy's?

Thanks!

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60. Re: Tulum Beach Crawl

What is the total distance from OM to Ziggy's? 1.6 km - work up a thirst

OM is at 8.6 km / Ziggies 7 km mark

Yes, some larger beach bar/hotels accept credit cards. They may charge an extra fee so best to check their web site

Remember this thread

http://www.alltulumhotels.com/

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