Best Beach Clubs in Tulum

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Best Beach Clubs in Tulum - 2023 Guide

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Tulum Beach Best for Families and Kids

Tulum is known for its powdery white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, mysterious cenotes, luxurious hotels, Mayan ruins and intense nightlife. 

We have been coming to Tulum for the past 7 years, and we compiled this list of the top 7 Tulum Beach Clubs. We hope you enjoy visiting the Beach Clubs and exploring Tulum as much as we do!

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Tulum Expert Tip: Before we get started some important notes. Most Beach Clubs in Tulum will offer you day access to their private beach clubs even if you are not a guest of the hotel. Therefore, you can visit the beach and use the beach chairs and amenities for a set fee that you can offset by purchasing food and drinks from the bar and restaurant.

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Best Beach Clubs in Tulum

Best Beach Clubs in Tulum: Ahau Beach
Best Beach Clubs in Tulum: Ahau Beach

1 | Ahau Beach Club

Ideal for: Unwind of the comfy sunbeds, Swimming, Snorkeling, Great food and drinks, really good music

Minimum Spend: 2,000 Pesos ($100 USD) for adults, free access for kids under 12 

Atmosphere: Boho, artistic and laidback

The massive and very impressive 30-foot tall (10m) wooden sculpture at the Beach Club’s entrance has made Ahau Beach Club one of the most Istagramable and photographed places in Tulum. And rightly so, as it is an impressive piece of art. 

Best BEach Clubs in Tulum Ahau Beach Club
Ahau Beach Club

Ahau, at its core, is a luxurious and eco-conscious establishment that respects the location’s incredible natural surroundings. The ambiance here is an incredible combo of boho artistic and laidback while the nature and surroundings are stunning. The luxurious beach club offers everything you need, from Cabanas to beach huts on the oceanfront. It is our favorite in Tulum, mainly thanks to the ambiance and the fact that it caters to any type of group…families…couples…solo travelers…party groups.  

The restaurant serves delicious food and amazing drinks that you can enjoy while relaxing in your beach chair under the Caribbean blue sky. This is the best place in Tulum to unplug, unwind, and enjoy the warm turquoise waters and soft powdery white sands of the Yucatan. Families are also welcome in Ahau.

Ahau Bonus: Ahau offers yoga lessons and sunrise meditation classes.

Expert Tip: Make sure you explore the nearby Cenote Manatí and enjoy the fresh water and the amazing mangrove forest.

Ahau Beach Club Location

Best Beach Clubs in Tulum: Playa Paraiso (Paradise Beach) Tulum
Best Beach Clubs in Tulum: Playa Paraiso (Paradise Beach) Tulum

2 | Playa Paraiso Beach

Ideal for: Relaxing in the comfiest sunbeds in Tulum, Swimming, Snorkeling, Fantastic food and drinks 

Minimum Spend: No entrance fee. Beach beds range from 100-500 pesos ($5-$25 USD). Restaurant Minimum consumption ranges from 1,000 – 3,000 pesos ($50- $150 USD) per beach bed.

Atmosphere: Relaxing, comfortable

Playa Paraiso (Paradise Beach) is the most picture-perfect beach in Tulum. The bright turquoise waters and powdery white sand will make you feel like you just stepped into a real-life postcard. It is a luxury but unpretentious beach club that is perfect if you want to unwind and just enjoy the Caribbean blue skies and crystal clear water. 

Playa Paraíso offers rows and rows of palapas and comfy beach beds, and the neighboring beach zone is also home to several luxury hotels and high-end restaurants

Playa Paraiso is also ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and exploring the coral reef that is home to a large variety of tropical fish. The waters are shallow, and there are lifeguards on duty.

Service here is one of the best in Tulum, as the servers weave the white sands nonstop to bring you delicious food and refreshing drinks.

There are no reservations, and entrance and sunbeds are on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you make your way here early in the day. 

Playa Paraiso Location

La Zebra Best Beach Clubs for Families Tulum
La Zebra


3 | La Zebra Beach Club

Ideal for: Relaxing under the palm trees, Swimming, Snorkeling, Great food, drinks, and smoothies, Zumba classes

Minimum spend: 600 Pesos ($30 USD) per person

Atmosphere: Relaxing yet vibrant and lively

La Zebra Tulum is a stunning boutique hotel right on the beach. The rooms and amenities here are some of the best in Tulum, and the beach club is just the highlight of this beautiful establishment. 

La Zebra is luxurious but unpretentious, and the reasonable minimum consumption of $30 per adult is a manifestation of how welcoming this place is (mind you, that minimum consumption in other beach clubs in Tulum is north of $1,000…making La Zebra a steal).

The restaurants also offer some of the most delicious dishes and drinks in Tulum

A big plus is that most beach beds have power built-in, so you can charge your phone or tablet. 

And if you are kids, they will love the small wooden playground on the beach.

La Zebra Location

Best Beach Clubs in Tulum: Papaya Playa
Best Beach Clubs in Tulum: Papaya Playa

4 | Papaya Playa

Ideal for: Water sports, Swimming. Snorkelling, Partying, Families with kids

Minimum spend: $50 USD per person, kids under 12 are excluded from the minimum spend

Atmosphere: luxurious yet relaxed and welcoming

Papaya Playa is another luxurious eco-resort with a private club beach that is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling in the nearby reef. 

Water sports, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and even windsurfing, are available for the more adventurous. But the reason why Papaya Playa made this list is because of the really comfortable beach chairs and beach beds, great and friendly service, amazing setting, and good music. One of our favorite places to unwind and relax.

Beach yoga and meditation classes are also available right at the beach. Papaya Playa is also great for families as it is safe for kids, and there are plenty of activities for children to enjoy.

And if you are visiting the Mayan ruins in Tulum, make sure you come here to cool off (a short biking distance from the Ruins).

Now, if you are looking for some of the best and most wild parties in Tulum, then make your way here after the sun goes down. Papaya’s DJ-fueled parties are wild fun, and the full-moon parties are just epic.

Papaya Playa Location

Ziggy's best beach club Tulum
Ziggy’s Beach Club

5 | Ziggy’s Beach Club

Ideal for: Unwinding in comfy sunbeds, Swimming, Snorkeling, Great restaurant and drinks (the smoothies here are epic)

Minimum spend: 1,000 Pesos ($50 USD) per person, no minimum spend for kids under 12

Atmosphere: Laidback and lively

The beach setting at Ziggy’s is just magical, and the Beach Club offers incredible food and delicious smoothies. 

Ziggy’s is very luxurious but also far less pretentious than most private beach clubs in Tulu.

 The minimum spend of $50 per adult gives you access to the beach and includes rent for the sun beds. Ziggy’s is one of our favorite beach clubs in Tulum and Ziggy’s and offers hands down the best services and has the most friendly servers in Town.

If you stay here until the sun goes down, you can enjoy live Mariachi Bands and other local musicians.

Ziggy’s Beach Club Location

Coco Tulum
Coco Tulum

6 | Coco Tulum

Ideal for: A day under the sun, Swimming, Snorkeling, Celebrity spotting

Minimum spend: 400-500 Pesos ($20-$25 USD) per adult

Atmosphere: High-end and chill with excellent music

If you are new to Tulum, Coco Tulum is one of the most iconic, trendy, and glamorous Beach Clubs in Tulum (if you are lucky, you can even do some celebrity spotting).  

This is where your tropical dreams come true. The nature is stunning, the atmosphere is luxurious yet relaxed, the beach chairs super comfy, and the food is delicious.

Families with children are very welcome, and the beach offers plenty of activities, from swimming and snorkeling to yoga, spa, and boat tours.

After dark, the club becomes a big party scene with international DJs playing music until the first light of day. 

Coco Tulum Location

Mia Beach Club Tulum
Mia Beach Club Tulum

7 | Mia Beach Club

Ideal for: Relaxing under the palm trees, Swimming, Snorkeling, Great food and drinks

Minimum spend: $35 USD per adult

Atmosphere: Trendy and relaxed

Mia Restaurant & Beach Club is one of the most luxurious and trendy beach clubs in Tulum. Mia is also home to an incredible restaurant and a beautiful bar with a great selection of beer and cocktails, and some of the best and most comfy beach beds in Tulum. It’s an ideal place to spend your day unwinding and relaxing at the beach or cool off in the indoor seating area and a perfect spot for a late-night drink (or drinks). 

At the beach, you will find rows and rows of lounge beds with a view of the Caribbean sea. Mia also has a small swimming pool and a stunning wigwam-style canopy bed that will sure get you a lot of like on Instagram.

The prices here are a little more expensive than some of the other Beach Clubs in Tulum…but then again, Tulum is an expensive destination. Overall, Mia Restaurant & Beach Club offers a very relaxed and stylish atmosphere, great food and drinks, and excellent service.

Tulum Expert Tip: Try the food here. It’s one of the best in Tulum. Also, the craft beer selection is a highlight.

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