Editor's Picks

Holidays in Tulum

As a guest contributor this month, Dori shares all of Tulum’s hot spots with us!

As a guest contributor this month, Dori shares all of Tulum’s hot spots with us!

“I love going to Tulum. The weather is almost always sunny, the water is turquoise and the beach truly amazing.
The restaurants are chic, yummy, and laid back. Plus, if you know where to stay, hotels and houses are great.
Some hotels do not have WiFi and the cellphone service gets spotty, but since it is going to be the next St Bart’s it is sure to get better.”

“Tulum can be a relaxing vacation as well as a party one. Don’t get discouraged when you land in Cancun and see the hustle and bustle of the crowds, because in just a two-hour drive you will end up in paradise.”


  • Be Tulum Hotel has great lunch and dinner!
    Amazing ceviche. Great people watching, this is definitely a fun option. (no kids allowed)
  • Casa Magna was reputedly built by the notorious, Pablo Escobar.
    Although he was somewhat of an outlaw, he chose quite a desirable location to build this compound of beach houses. You can rent out the house or just a room, as its run as a hotel.
  • Coqui Coqui has very European-like rooms. There is also a restaurant, and good shops.
  • Ana y Jose and Coral Hotel Tulum are boutique hotels with outstanding service.
  • Casa Violeta is a more hippie chic boutique hotel.
  • Las Ranitas Ecoboutique Hotel : is closed for renovation but will reopen next Spring.
    I suggest booking one of the Cristal rooms. This is my favorite type of hotel room, opening up right on the beach!



  • Hartwood is very popular.
    It gives off a fun vibe, and they offer great options with chicken, fish, and steak. Very difficult to get a table.
  • Posada Margherita is the most popular restaurant in Tulum. They offer a great breakfast and delicious dinner.
    Due to its popularity, arrive early for dinner and put your name on the list!
  • Be Tulum is a trendy spot, and offers tasty food for both lunch and dinner.
  • Hechizo and El Tabano are awesome dinner destinations.
  • Casa Banana is another top choice for quality (and delicious) Mexican food.
  • Parayso is a hotel too, but has a super, casual lunch spot. It is little hut on the beach that serves up tacos.



  • El Gran Cenote is an underground cavern. You can swim, snorkel and dive here…. It is quite the adventure!
  • The Ruins are interesting to see.
  • Yaan Wellness Spa is very spiritual and zen. The guests relax in the pool and in the steam room. They offer an amazing scrub, it is a fabulous treatment!


Extra info: Bring plenty of bug spray, always have cash on hand, and keep in mind that restaurants do not take reservations!

About the author:
Dori Cooperman is a staple of New York high society. As one of Haute Living’s Society Editors, she takes readers behind the velvet ropes at the most exclusive VIP fetes in our favorite international cities like Los Angeles, New York, the Hamptons, South of France, and London. From intimate dinner parties with close friends to festive blowouts at the trendiest new nightclubs, there is no event too big or too small for her to check out—as long as it is on the A list !

Homepage and Spa photo courtesy of  Yäan Wellness Energy Spa
Photos Tulum, courtesy of Dori Cooperman.


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