Ultimate Guide to Tulum Parties

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Advisor - Mike Proto
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Mike Proto

  • Tulum

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Tulum, Mexico is a worldwide recognized spot for its electronic music parties, nightclubs and festive nightlife.
Curator’s statement

I first discovered Tulum over 10 years ago when it was a sleepy holistic retreat hideaway (famous for the Tulum ruins and white sand beaches) and moved there during COVID to discover an electronic music and party mecca on par with Ibiza. Although Tulum's partying is next level, it’s the people you meet and the surprises you encounter that make Tulum so magical and unique. Tourists and locals alike are always in vacation mode and you can party for days on end - there’s always another after! Tulum’s nightlife and Tulum’s clubbing scene is next level - from 20k-person Tomorrowland Zamna Tulum jungle parties to DJs spinning in caves and cenotes to popping Dom at elite beach clubs, the Tulum party scene is always alive with action. And when you’re ready for a siesta, the pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear cenotes provide the perfect oasis retreat. Hold the sleep and be ready to rave in Tulum with the most professional global partiers. You’re in the best hands with me, as I have all the local secrets and have access to exclusive experiences and parties. I’ve also planned many bach parties in Tulum, so can help you plan the most unforgettable trip!

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Jungle party in Tulum at a cenote.

ONE STOP TULUM PARTY CENTRAL

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Day Parties at the Best Tulum Beach Clubs

Party at the best beach clubs in Tulum. I’ll hook you up with access to the top beach clubs and make sure you’re given the best tables and service wherever you go! At these beach clubs, you’re guaranteed an all-out day party. Think Vegas pool party on the beach - champagne-spraying, sparklers, saxophonist, tequila shots and more!

  • Taboo - The craziest of the beach clubs!

  • Tantra - A bit classier than Taboo, but just as fun!

  • Bagatelle - Classier beach club with pool and resident DJ; has sister clubs in Cabo, St. Barth and Mykonos.

The World’s Only Cenote Club

Party all day at Buuts Ha Cenote Club, the world’s only cenote club - open daily 11am-10pm but best Fri-Sun when they have great local and visiting DJs. A cenote is a natural sinkhole with crystal clear water coming from ancient underground rivers. Buuts Ha combines this natural oasis with incredible Tulum vibes. Local DJs spin mainly afro, indie, organic house electronic music while bikini-clad dancers parade across the cenote cliff and dive over the waterfall. Corcuera, a local DJ and king of indie dance music runs the musical programming, so you’re in for a treat. Save your appetite - Buuts’ Ha’ boasts an excellent menu of local Mexican cuisine and a robust menu of tequilas and mezcals.

Experience a Tulum Full Moon Party at Papaya Playa Project

Papaya Playa Project (PPP) was one of the first spots in Tulum to host parties and continues to hold its reputation as a must-visit venue on your Tulum party tour. Save your Saturday night plans for Papaya Playa Project and check the lunar calendar - PPP is famous for its once-a-month full moon parties on the beach under the stars. The vibe is amazing here, and the party often lasts until dawn with some of the best DJs and electronic music in Tulum. Also to note, PPP hosts the famous Mayan Warrior party during high season - 100% recommended!

World Famous Tulum Jungle Parties | Rave in Tulum

Tulum is renowned for its jungle parties. You have to go to one to understand what a Tulum jungle party experience entails. A few of the top ones include now a global brand, Zamna, Tulum’s more local 18-hour jungle party put on by Damian Lazurus and crew - Day Zero on January 12th and newcomer TEHMPLO which is showcasing Solomun on his return to the decks in Tulum after a four-year hiatus on January 2nd. I’ll make sure you get tickets (even if they show as sold out) or tables to the best spots in each, as well as VIP private transportation. You’ll also want to be decked out in the latest Tuluminati wear (boho style clothing) and I’ll get you hooked up with top local designers so you look the part!

  • Zamna - Tulum’s largest jungle festival happening 10+ nights in December and January as well as select one-off dates. Top DJs and acts such as Circoloco, Gordo, Afterlife, Keinemusik, Rufus du Sol and Tomorrowland grace Zamna stages as aficionados rave well into daylight. 5-25k attendees.

  • Day Zero - The #1 annual one-night jungle party in Tulum, favored by locals, on January 12, 2024. 18 hours, 3 stages, endless fun. 10K attendees. Damian Lazurus and Carlos Lopez are partners.

  • TEHMPLO - Newer jungle venue close to the beach and hotel zone. Plays mostly afro and organic house DJs. Damian Lazurus and Carlos Lopez are partners. Solomun makes his return to Tulum here on January 2, 2024!

  • SET Underground - US-based organizer, which organizes a few top-notch jungle raves during high season.

  • Radical - Produced incredible Burning Man-style jungle rave with fire domes in 2023 and plans to up the ante going into 2024.

  • Secret Circle - This local organizer of jungle parties known for their excellently curated lineups at epic underground jungle locations will keep you on your feet well into morning. Keep an eye on their Instagram for announcements and if you happen to be in town when they throw an event, don't miss it! (@thesecretcircletulum).

Tulum Beach Parties | Best Tulum Beach Club Events | Beach DJ Events

Dance the night away on the sand at Tulum’s top nighttime beach clubs. You’ll find top international DJs and beautiful people from all over the globe as everyone leaves their worries behind and dances to the ocean breeze. Both Mia and Vagalume below are day clubs too, but they are best at night when world-class DJs come in to spin. Check the calendar for DJ lineups.

  • Mia Beach Club - The #1 beach club in Tulum and most fun vibes under a giant tent on the beach in front of Selina Hotel.

  • Vagalume Beach Club - Classier open-air beach club with great and Instagram-worthy pool!

LOCAL DON'T MISS PARTIES

  • DPM Global - DPM is not just an external organizer; it's Tulum's premier local party brand. If you're in search of unforgettable nightlife and top-notch entertainment, look no further. They curate spectacular events at Tulum's finest venues, including Mia Beach Club and Buuts' Ha' Cenote club. At DPM, every party is a unique experience. They consistently feature both local and visiting DJ talents, offering an electrifying mix of music that keeps the dance floor alive. They've booked top international headliners like Major League DJz, Reelow, Mai Lawson, Mathias Meyer and Madmotormiquel but what sets them apart is their dedication to creating unforgettable themes for their parties. From epic St. Patrick's Day all day and night ragers to unforgettable Cinco de Mayo fiestas to B2B DJ + World Cup game watches, they know how to turn any occasion into a memorable extravaganza. But that's not all. DPM is also your gateway to discovering the next big thing in the underground DJ scene. They actively support and host emerging talents from places like Argentina, Mexico, Spain and beyond. DPM parties are all about embracing pure fun and a touch of madness. Fire shows, captivating gogo dancers, sensual live art, tempting jello shots, talented tattoo artists, and pure ecstasy await you on the dance floor. Don't miss out on the adventure - dive into the vibrant world of DPM Global. Follow them on Instagram @dpmglobal for a sneak peek and upcoming events. Your Tulum party experience will never be the same!

  • Mystical Sunset - Mystical Experiences throws their Mystical Sunset event at Mia Beach Club one to two times a month and is known for bringing in top notch electronic music DJs particularly techno headliners. This past 2023, Mystical Sunset celebrated more than 2 years from its creation and more than 50 editions, and so, it is now known as one of the most attractive and engaging recurrent parties in Tulum. It integrates music, feelings, and connections with a varied selection of Djs accompanied by drinks and food, over 6 hours of music and dancing, and some visuals inside Mia Tulum. As part of the event, is it a tradition to house fire shows, body painting dynamics, and photography shoots. (@mysticalexperiencesevents)

Tulum Late Night Clubs

Tulum has two nightclubs that stay open after the 1am (beach) and 2am (center) bar and beach club curfews. I’ll make sure you don’t wait in line with access to VIP tables at Zamanik and Bonbonneire. Both clubs host top local and visiting DJs.

  • Bonbonneire - High-end indoor (yes there’s AC!) nightclub in hotel zone open til late.

  • Zamanik - Trendy speakeasy night club with DJs in Aldea Zama neighborhood open 'til late.

Tulum Party Hostels

If there’s nothing going on at the beach and you’re looking for some hostel frat-style fun, then head to one of Tulum’s top party hostels!

  • Straw Hat - Never a dull moment here - spin the wheel for a free (body) shot, but be careful what you wish for as you may end up stripping on the bar or in the pool naked! Packed every night of the week with a fun international hostel crowd and commercial DJ.

  • Che - Tulum’s Argentinian party hostel. Similar to Straw Hat, you can count on Che Hostel for a fun time. Spin the wheel here or join in on their regular drinking games by the pool and who knows where the night will end (or with who!)! Also great Argentinian bar fare!

  • Mayan Monkey - The largest hostel in town with a reputation for partiers. The hostel bar currently is not open to the public, but many singles book here simply because it pretty much guarantees you’ll find someone to go home with! Large pool and bar area for lounging (and pickups) daytime!

Tulum After Parties - “Donde es el after?”

Tulum is infamous for its after-parties. I’ll make sure you’re on the inside scoop of where to go when everything closes. There’s always an after in Tulum. I’ll hook you up with some of the most exclusive and luxury villa parties where there’s always a beautiful crowd and DJ spinning. If you’re lucky, you’ll find yourself whisked away to a cenote or jungle cave after with DJs!

Refuel - Tulum Spa & Relax Day

Not everyone is superhuman. We all need a little R&R in between benders. I’ll show you the top spots to recuperate so you’re back on the dance floor in no time. You don’t even have to move - I have connections with the best local massage therapists in Tulum and IV hydration therapy who will come to your door. And if you need a little spa circuit, I’ll set you up at Leaf Day Spa with a day pass to hit the steam room, sauna and plunge pools.

Day trips

Tulum is centrally located on the Yucatan peninsula, which means you're within four hours of many more party spots to complement your time in Tulum - here are my top picks below. I can help curate customized itineraries around the Yucatan peninsula by car or coming in December 2023 is the Tren Maya - a brand new state-of-the-art high-speed passenger train that connects all the major cities. Each location has a different party style, from laid-back beach vibes to Latin music clubs to booze cruises with DJs to deserted white sand islands.

  • Playa del Carmen - Beach clubs and great bar scene with electronic and Latin music.

  • Cancun - More commercial scene and music but fun to do once. Open-bar options are a plus!

  • Holbox Island - A more laid-back island NW of Cancun, but you can still find electronic music dancing under the stars!

  • Isla Mujeres - Fun island off Cancun worth a couple nights with a couple newer beach clubs with electronic music.

Places to eat & drink in Tulum

Illios is a Greek restaurant where Mediterranean gastronomy converges with good taste.

Tulum Party Dinners | Tulum Supper Clubs | Tulum Group Dining

Enjoy your dinner while continuing the party at these top supper clubs along the beach and jungle in Tulum’s Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone). Dine while enjoying fire shows and live performances by dancers and gogos.

  • Illios - Amazing Greek cuisine with fire and “plates” show.

  • Bak - Top steakhouse in Tulum with a side of fire.

  • Rosa Negra - Lively Latin American cuisine restaurant with DJ and dancers.

  • Bagatelle - Upscale Italian supperclub with shows and DJ.

  • Gitano - Top Friday night spot for dinner and “Funky Disco” with DJs for - incredible Mexican fusion cuisine and exquisite cocktails.

  • Mia Beach Club - Although a beach club and top DJ event mecca, the food at Mia is excellent and a great spot to fill your appetite before heading into the event.

  • Mamazzita - Upscale Mexican cuisine with an awesome atmosphere.

  • Casa Jaguar - Thursday night hotspot on jungle side of beach road. Excellent cocktails.

  • Funky Geisha - Switch it up with amazing sushi and Asian food with a party atmosphere.

  • Porfirio’s - Top-notch contemporary Mexican food with a bit of flair and show while dining.

  • La Pizzine Tria - Hidden gem in Tulum's centro which hosts local DJs in open air courtyard with rooftop 1-2 nights a week. The pizza is excellent and locals and expats flock here to let loose.

Need to Know

Whatever your needs may be, consider them fulfilled. I'm your go-to expert for all things Tulum, especially regarding crafting the perfect party-centric itinerary. Whether it's for yourself, your circle of friends, or your unforgettable bachelor party or bachelorette party, I've got you covered! Numerous clients have entrusted me to elevate their Tulum experiences and I'm here to do the same for you.

Is Tulum Safe? The short answer is yes. Like anywhere, be wary of your surroundings. There is very little petty theft on Tulum's streets or beaches.

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