BPM 2014: Tulum Mini Guide

posted by Angela Del Sol on December 29, 2013

Tulum, Mexico -- Tulum has become a favorite destination in the Caribbean to escape the hustle and bustle of Playa, where you can decompress seaside and enjoy breathtaking natural vistas. Whether you just want to take a day trip to the mystical Mayan ruins, or come stay at one of the many eco-friendly hotels and enjoy authentic mexican cuisine and services such a spiritual healing and yoga, Tulum is a spot not to be missed while you are in Mexico.

Below you'll find a small taste of the Tulum Mini Guide, featured in our Official Travel Guide to The BPM Festival. The Tulum Mini Guide, starting on page 50, includes information on getting to Tulum and top recommendations for where to eat, sleep, shop, party, and explore that will make for an unforgettable stay.




Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 5,2
Whether you're staying at this ecologic resort or not, their restaurant is not to be missed. Walk down a candle -it walkway and enter an outdoor dining room over- looking the ocean, with a proper intro- duction from the italian host and server. The food is fresh, authentic, and mouth-watering, perfect for a hungry palette after a day of exploring the won- ders of Tulum.


Avenida Tulum y Luna Sur
El Camello is inexpensive, tasty, and where the locals come to enjoy fresh flavors of the sea. The laid-back vibe is the perfect setting to enjoy the sunset. remember to bring cash and to avoid the restaurant on Wednesdays when they close their doors.




Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7.5
According to Mayan culture, Ahau was a Sun God who devoted his song to the universe. At this environmentally conscious resort, you can relax in a beach cabana, dine in the delicious onsite restaurant, participate in a retreat, or obtain a spa treatment, all while abiding to Ahau's harmonious standards.


Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Lote 8 Km 8
If you want to be completely off the grid and enjoy evenings by candle light, surrounded by lush tropical forest and the sound of waves hitting the shore, Uno Astolodge is calling your name. Comprised of six cabanas, Uno offers tropical style bungalows, organic food, and spiritual healing that will make you feel one with nature.




Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7.5
The shop's lifestyle apparel blends the serene beaches of the Caribbean with the sophisticated style of Manhattan. Josa's owners transform vintage kaftans into contemporary dresses, which they sell alongside a line of accessories.


Avenida Tulum or Zamas Resort
Mixik's two Tulum locations are dedicated to Mexican folk art with a mission to bring local Mexican artists to visitors to the Riviera Maya. Mixik also has its own line, which has been produced by the Uriarte family since the 1800s.




Venus Oriente entre Orion Sur y Beta Sur
A groovy spot to kick it, especially in the back garden where live music is performed. enjoy a refreshing drink and as- sorted tapas in this watering hole hidden behind a heavy wooden door. The building is laid out with an indoor and outdoor lounge, rooftop seating, and a large garden where movies are shown on a giant screen when no band is booked.


Km. 278, Ejido Norte
Stroll down a path through the jungle and arrive in a hidden paradise. Since this venue is outside of Playa, events taking place here usually charter a van service from downtown; however taking a taxi is the easiest mode of transportation.




This untamed paradise is Tulum's best hidden treasure. It occupies one-tenth of the size of the Yu- catan Peninsula, and contains the second largest barrier reef in the world.


Formerly known as zama, Mayan for sun- rise, this site is where where the Mayans held ceremonies to receive blessings from the sun. Here, nature and man-cre- ation blend together creating a mystical and enigmatic atmosphere.

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See Also:

Cultivora's Official Guide to The BPM Festival
BPM Announces Day & Night Schedules, Phase 3 Lineup
BPM Artist Bucket Lists