14 Fun Things to Do in Tulum at Night

A dream destination for many, Tulum offers exploration of natural wonders and plenty of fun after dark.

Discover the wild side of Tulum at lively beach clubs, rooftop patios, and trendy nightclubs.

Whether you’re looking for a good time or wanting to try something new, here are the top things to do in Tulum at night that you’ll never forget.

1. Dance the Night Away at Papaya Playa Project

If you’re looking for an exhilarating night out on a beautiful white sand beach, look no further.

Papaya Playa Project features famous DJs, beach vibes, awesome crowds and great music – perfect for a night to remember.

Open until 3-4 AM, it’s a great way to unwind after a long day of…unwinding.

Once a month is the legendary full moon party, the most incredible and biggest party in Tulum, be sure to attend if you can!

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photo by papaya playa project

2. Bar & Club Hopping

Join a Tulumcrawl Tour and bar hop through Tulum’s lively nightlife scene, a fun atmosphere that’s perfect for meeting new friends.

Enjoy a drink at a few of the neighborhood’s most popular bars, and end the night at one of the town’s trendiest nightclubs and dance the night away.

3. Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

With over twenty daily gelato flavors to choose from, Panna e Cioccolato is a Tulum favorite.

You can’t go wrong with the traditional flavors, but you’re sure to find a new favorite!

Take a seat outside and watch friendly faces go by while you enjoy your delicious frozen treat.

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4. Casa Jaguar

Bored on a Thursday night? Hit up Casa Jaguar, a stylish restaurant serving fresh mouth-watering Mexican food by day, and dance parties by night.

When the clock strikes 11 on Thursday night, the fun begins and doesn’t end until early morning.

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photo. by mina beach club

5. Oceanview Dinner at MINA Beach Club

Nothing beats South American-style steak and seafood while enjoying the stunning turquoise waters of Tulum Beach.

As you gaze across the Caribbean, your mouth will water when you get a whiff of the premium cut meats cooked over an open fire.

Indulge in fine cocktails from master mixologists as you enjoy your succulent, smoky meats and delicious food.

MINA Beach Club is the perfect start to an amazing night in Tulum.

6. Nana Rooftop Bar

Nana Rooftop Bar is known for their artisanal Mezcal cocktails from different regions of Mexico.

Aside from the wide variety of Mezcal cocktails, there’s also a diverse menu of other drinks prepared with seasonal hand-crafted juices and fresh herbs.

Dance to the beats from talented DJs while you sip your drinks in a stunning refined atmosphere.

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7. Take a Salsa Dancing Class

Great for all experience levels, enjoy live music with plenty of room to get your groove on with spicy salsa lessons.

The atmosphere is electric and you may even meet some new friends!

Professional salsa dancers will teach you a few moves during the 90-minute long lesson.

If you’d like to take your dance skills to the next level, you’ll have a blast.

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downtown tulum at night

8. Walk Around Downtown Tulum

Downtown Tulum is home to a vibrant scene of local shops, restaurants and bars.

It’s the perfect place to walk around and get a feel for the real Tulum, away from the beach crowds.

It’s also a great place to grab a bite to eat or have a drink in the evening.

Try one of these great spots for dinner, then continue on for drinks later:

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Sabor De Mar

9. Enjoy a Cocktail at La Zebra Lounge

La Zebra is located just south of Mina Beach Club in Tulum’s Zona Hotelera.

Open daily until 11PM, La Zebra is a popular spot for late-night drinks in Tulum, with a breathtaking lounge that faces the ocean.

The club has a full bar with tropical drinks and an impressive list of wines.

If you’re in the mood for some nibbles, the restaurant serves a variety of eats that are bursting with Mexican flavors.

10. Evening Walking Food Tour

Book a walking food tour and enjoy a mouth-watering experience of the best local restaurants in town.

You’ll be walking and eating your way through Tulum’s culinary hotspots, enjoying samples of street food, local favorites, and old family recipes.

This tour is perfect for the foodie in your group!

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photo by gitano

11. Have Drinks at GITANO

Gitano is one of Tulum’s best places for mezcal cocktails and dancing the night away under the stars.

Set under a thatched canopy in a stylish jungle-like venue, Gitano attracts crowds who love to groove to live music until late at night.

This is the place to go if you’re looking for a lively bar with lots of energy, great music, and an impressive selection of handcrafted mezcal cocktails.

It’s the perfect place to hang out with friends and enjoy a few drinks.

12. Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar

Bringing traditional Cuban drinks to the heart of Tulum, Batey’s is famous for their mojitos made with fresh sugar cane that’s pressed right in front of your eyes.

The decor is colorful and lively, with a painted Volkswagen Beetle as the centerpiece to this mojito bar.

Always buzzing with locals, expats and tourists, it’s a popular spot to come mingle under the moonlight.

13. Sunset Views at Ático Rooftop Bar

Located at the Aloft Hotel, Ático offers some incredible drinks, including a rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the ocean and jungle.

The cocktails are delicious and you can enjoy dinner here before heading out for an evening on the town.

Reservations are required so make sure you contact them before dropping by.

14. Mezzanine Bar

Authentic and secluded, many guests at Mezzanine Bar find it a pleasant alternative to rowdier spots.

It’s not the sea views, however spectacular they are, that entice the bulk of their guests however. It’s the food.

Mezzanine offers some of the best Thai food in Tulum, transporting fragrant herbs and homemade coconut milk from country to country.

There’s also a casual beach menu for those who prefer Mexican flavors, and its legendary Happy Hour features 2-for-1 margaritas.