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5 Of The Best Nightclubs And Bars In Tulum

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After a nice long day soaking up the Mexican Caribbean sun on the laid back beaches of Tulum, what better way to switch up the vibes to get your party on then by visiting one of the best bars or nightclubs in the area? Here are 5 upbeat and well loved places in Tulum for you and your friends to let loose at – with a couple of helpful tips along the way.

Tulum is home to some pretty awesome nightlife and instead of stepping on each other’s toes, the top 5 nightclubs take turns hosting the biggest parties in town 6 days a week.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar
Thursdays: Casa Jaguar
Fridays: Gitano
Saturdays: Papaya Playa Project
Sundays: Salsa Night at La Zebra Hotel

After dancing the night away, you’re eventually going to have to pay the bill. There are a couple of things to keep in mind.
1. Don’t forget to tip: First, check your bill (“La cuenta”) to see if there is a charge that says “propina” (tip/gratuity). If it does, the tip has been included on your bill. If not, the standard rate for tipping here is about 10-15%.
2. Please pay in Pesos: Most bars in Tulum are actually cash only – even the high end ones. Most of them accept American dollars however, when you pay in Pesos not only do you typically get the best rate – but you take away a potential currency exchange fee at the bank for the company or your server.  If a bar happens to accept credit cards, you can expect to pay a 3% surcharge. 

Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar

This bar is known for its super chill vibes by day and their party mode by night. Rated #1, Batey Bar is basically the soul of Tulum Pueblo’s bar scene. They are well known for their fresh fruit mojitos and their converted VW bug that they press sugarcane inside. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are their designated days to host their biggest parties of the week.

Address: Calle Centauro Sur, Tulum Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Hours: Monday-Saturday from 7am -10pm
Zone: Pueblo

Casa Jaguar

Casa Jaguar is a very tasty and trendy Caribbean restaurant throughout the week and then morphs into the ultimate jungle party host on Thursdays! The jungle party starts shortly after 11:00pm right on their back terrace – running late into the night. With local and international DJ’s setting the tone and keeping the party alive. If you can’t make it on a Thursday – keep your eyes peeled for smaller more intimate jungle parties on some Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Address: KM 7.5, Av. Boca Paila, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Hours: Opens at 6pm – 7 days a week
Zone: Middle beach zone


Gitano is known for being the place to be on Friday night! Their DJ sets start around 11:00 pm and spin all night for you to dance, drink and party under the beautiful jungle canopy. With its stylish Mexican restaurant in the front and their Mezcal bar in the back – this place has everything you need to have a great time.

Address: Beach Road Km. 7, 77710 Q.R., Mexico
Hours: Opens at 6pm – 7 days a week
Zone: Middle beach zone

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Papaya Playa Project

Every month, on the Saturday closest to the full moon – Papaya Playa Project hosts the biggest and baddest full moon beach parties around. With big name DJ’s who don’t stop the beats until around 3:00am or 4:00am. There is a cover charge that varies based on each event but it typically starts around $25 USD. For extra indulgence and peace of mind you can even rent accommodations to stay the night (or the week) in one of their luxury beach-front houses. Check out their New Years Eve events for one of the biggest parties of the year!

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

La Zebra Hotel

Did somebody say SALSA PARTY?! Every Sunday La Zebra Hotel hosts a free, family-friendly salsa party. An hour of free lessons start at 6:30pm followed by 3 hours of fun, laughter and dancing with a live band. The party is held next to their beach bar “The Mulberry Project” which serves up some wonderfully crafted signature cocktails. Why not indulge in a salsa party while you tucker out your kiddos, make some unique family memories and learn a couple new dance steps to bring back home with you.

Address: Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km 8.2, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Zone: South beach zone

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