Close to NEST on Beach Road you’ll find all you need and some of the most famous and beautiful places in Tulum. Additionally, there are many activities in town/Tulum Pueblo (6 miles /9.5 km) from NEST, where we encourage you to experience the distinct uniqueness of the boutiques, restaurants, bars, grocery stores, craft markets, bakeries, food carts and more.
There is no shortage of activities and side trips to keep you exploring and soaking in the local flavor.
Popular activities surrounding the Riviera Maya include visiting Mayan ruins, scuba & swimming in cenotes, boating, fishing, and, of course, exploring the world famous beaches.
El Castillo Ruins
Most prominent among the remaining structures is the Castillo, or castle, which is perched on the edge of a limestone cliff.
Picturesque View of the Caribbean
This beach at Tulum is protected for nesting sea turtles; Quintana Roo, Mexico
Side Trips / Activities
Cenote Dos Ojos is one among many beautiful fresh swimming holes in the jungle, you can rent snorkel or diving gear as well as walk through dry caves with bats among the stalactites, located approximately 20 minutes north on 307 on the west side of the highway.
Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve a 1.3 million acre nature reserve, Sian Ka’an is a UNESCO World Heritage site and protected biosphere, best to drive or set up a tour to float the Muyil lagoon
Tulum Ruins once called the walled city, provides a number of ruins to see including the Temple of the Frescoes and the Castillo which are about 11 km from NEST the other direction on Boca Paila, they are a very easy trip.
Coba Ruins about 40 minutes aways are also very popular (it’s a lot of walking, we recommend renting the bikes). While in Coba, it’s nice to visit Coqui Coqui in Coba Perfumeria & Spa, a unique hideaway spot for eating or a glass of wine after exploring ruins, the boutique features Mexican inspired chic handbags and clothes.
You can also book various day trips online with Adventure Tour Center an experienced tour company, let them know we sent you
Boutiques / Spa / Yoga
JOSA a lifestyle clothing brand inspired by the calm beaches, sophistication and chic style of Tulum
Caravana original clothing, crafts and traditional handiwork of international artisans in a unique safari tent setting
Yaan Spa a world famous spa right across the street, 10% off services when say you are NEST guests, yoga daily at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Mayan Clay Spa a more casual environment, reasonably priced detoxifying clay spa & bathhouse
Sanara Tulum is great place for yoga and is an easy 5 minute bike ride away or walk down the beach, also good food
Yoga or Massage at NEST, let our staff know if you want a private class or massage on the roof deck, beach or in room
Boat Excursions and Snorkeling
Boat tours along the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea.
El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes, and the Temple of the Descending God are the three most famous buildings.
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges
Casa Banana – Boca Paila km 8.5 – always good food, seafood and steak house offering wood-oven Argentinean cuisine
Casa Jaguar – Boca Paila km 7.5 – mix of Mexican, Latin, and seafood. Late nights Thursday, is a long running go-to party
Mur Mur – Boca Paila km 7.6 – intimate spot located next to several shops, serving fine Mexican cuisine and cocktails
Wild – Boca Paila 10.5 – across from Nomade, Mediterranean inspired cuisine and great cocktails in a unique setting
Hartwood – Boca Paila km 7.6 – the wood-fired restaurant is rooted in ingredients of Mundo Maya, hard reservation to get
Arca – Boca Paila km 7.6 – farm to table Mexican cuisine that draws on a broad palette of cultural influences
Gitano – Boca Paila km 7 – hippest place on beach road Mezcal Bar & Kitchen, dinner & dancing, Friday party spot
Simple – Boca Paila km 9 – great seafood restaurant, it’s an easy and close option
Posada Margarita – Boca Paila km 4.5 – well liked Italian restaurant with authenticity and a great scene
Be Tulum and Nomade – Boca Paila km 10 – incredibly hip, great ambiance and restaurants with health foods, delicious fish and ceviche and often live music and or DJ’s around, 250/500 meters down the beach
Papaya Playa – Boca Paila km 4.5 – rustic casual bar and restaurant with memorable Saturday night DJ parties on the beach
Casa Violeta – Boca Paila km 8.2 – short walk on the beach or road, inviting and casual with pizza and nice fish options, daily yoga too
In the Pueblo if you want to visit the local flair, try these spots.
Ki’Bok Coffee House – Centauro Sur – locals hangout, a home away from home with the best coffee, home made plates and pastries
Batey – Centauro Sur – phenomenal mojito bar, cute street side ambiance, live music almost every night
Asadero – Av. Satellite – Argentine steakhouse and barbecue, reasonably priced and easy going vibe
Todos Santos – Tulum Pueblo in front the ADO – music, drinks & party, great on Tuesdays for ladies night
Burrito Amor – Av. Tulum S/N – great for a simple lunch or dinner burrito or salad with rich Mexican flavors
Antojitos La Chiapaneca – Chetumal Mz 6 Lt 8, Centro – very casual, local and cheap Mexican food, known for their tacos
You can also check out local website Taste of Tulum to get more trusted advice on restaurants in Tulum