Tulum is heaven for fans of Instagrammable places! While being here it was a bit hard to put down my phone because I wanted to take a picture of everything. Almost everywhere you go you will find an Instagrammable photo opportunity ready to be taken. Make sure to have your phone or camera ready! Every time I travel, I always try to find the cutest, most artsy, and eye appealing places to take photos of. Tulum is perfect for all of the above!
I decided to compile a list of my top 5 favorite spots where I captured my favorite photos while in Tulum. Make sure to make your way all the way down to the end of this post, I added a bonus location just for your enjoyment!
1. Pablo Escobar’s Mansion
This is a must! I purchased Casa Malca’s Beach Club day pass for 1000 pesos. This day pass granted me access to Pablo Escobar’s Mansion. Once you are on the beach side make sure to find the statue of the big head and go through the door behind the statue. Once you go through the door you will find kaws work, the floating couch with the white dress curtains, a beautiful bathtub, and more!
2. Matcha Mama
A vegan restaurant located on the main Tulum beach road. This is the most visited location for a great Instagrammable spot in Tulum. Matcha Mama is famous for their “I love Tulum so Matcha” sign and their cute swings.
3. Cenote Calavera
About a 10 minute drive from Tulum town. There is a 100 peso entrance fee. Parking is limited and free. Cenote Calavera is a great photo opp, mainly known for their ladder and swing found in the cenote.
I would recommend going super early in the day or during the last hour of their hours of operation. It is a high tourist spot, which makes it difficult to capture a photo without people in the background.
Luckily, I was able to capture this photo when most people were out of the cenote or on the other side.
4. Raw Love Cafe (Wooden Structure)
It is home to a beautiful hotel, Ahau Tulum, and a vegan restaurant, Raw Love Cafe. As you’re on the main road in Tulum Beach, you will not miss it. I would say the best way to find this wooden structure is by putting Raw Love Cafe in your GPS. There is free parking across the street, but only if you are staying at the hotel and eating at Raw Love Cafe. Other than that I would recommend walking and/or riding a bike.
A 4 star hotel with a restaurant, a sunset experience, and amazing views of Tulum, located on the main road of Tulum Beach. If you aren’t staying at the hotel, I would recommend doing the sunset experience for $50 USD to get you inside of the property. Once you are inside, find your way to the top where you can capture a photo of a beautiful bridge, and unique seating as well.
Note: the staff can be a bit mean in the sense that they aren’t open to allowing people to really explore the property to capture photos. I would say be as nice as possible and work your magic.
6. Chichen Itza
one of the seven world wonders, home to Kulkulkan Pyramid. I would recommend getting there as soon as they open, 9am. I arrived at 10:30am and there were a bunch of tourist groups. This made it difficult to capture photos without people in the background. Luckily, I managed to capture a couple of good ones, but it was a struggle. Keep in mind there is a 78 peso toll each way.