The JA Guide to Tulum



What better way to manifest the magic of the new year than with a getaway to paradise?
Rally your tribe and book your tickets to our favorite location for all things tropical and tranquil - Tulum.
With oceanside dining, palm tree surroundings, and pristine sands… beachside living has never felt so good.
Escape with us to Tulum, lover, 2019 is your year.


The rustic and minimalistic aesthetic you’ll find at Coqui Coqui blends perfectly with the natural beauty of Tulum. Book your stay here and you won’t be disappointed. With exposed concrete walls, beds covered in white linens, and deep wood accents, this is your perfect hideaway. Settle into one of the seven rooms, and unwind into the tranquility of simplicity. This is one of the most secluded and romantic stays you’ll ever experience. Our favorite rule: candles only after dark. Light em' up.


Check-in to the rustic paradise of Nomade and you’ll never want to leave. Sitting on gorgeous beachfront, and built almost entirely of wood and stone, this stunning hotel is a dream brought to life. Whether you choose a room overlooking the jungle or the ocean, the views you’ll wake up to at Nomade will be unforgettable. Airy and refreshing, consider this the perfect temporary home for you and your tribe. Plus, it offers a variety of meditation and healing workshops led by shaman. Find your heart’s center and relax into this euphoria. You’ve earned it.


Situated within the raw beauty of the Mayan Riviera, Be Tulum has a rustic feel that pairs perfectly with the jungle, sand and sea that encompass it. A few steps inland from the beach, the natural energy you’ll find here feels spiritual and calming - for the mind, body and the soul. But we all have a wild side, don’t we lover? Offering both a beach club and a poolside lounge, if you’re ever in the mood for trouble, it's not far away :) Children under 12 are not allowed at this resort, making it an essential option for the lover’s looking for some peace and romance. 


If you’re a foodie, you’ve definitely heard of Hartwood - Tulum’s leading restaurant offering unique dishes made from local, fresh ingredients. Reservations are necessary to get in, so make sure to plan ahead. Trust us, it's worth it. Once you’re seated in this dreamy outdoor space, we recommend starting with a round of Spicy Piña Habanero margaritas as you and your tribe browse the menu. With options that change nightly based on what’s fresh and in season, you can’t go wrong opting for a seafood dish. This is a sanctuary you’ll never want to leave. When you do, be sure to pick up the signature cookbook, Hartwood, so you can take the love home with you.


When you’re feeling an extra burst of energy, dance the night away at Gitano. A local favorite for mescal, small bites, and a wild night out - this hot spot is the perfect party for your tribe. With tiny lanterns dangling from the treetops, and chandeliers adorning the sky, spend your night sipping on a Mescal Mule - made with Gitano’s house-crafted mescal. Round 2 anyone?


Craving Italian? We know the perfect place. Walk into Posado Margarita, and you’ll instantly feel like you’ve been transported to a sanctuary that’s just as tropical as it is beautiful. Start the night off with the signature antipasto platter - stacked with bruschetta, cauliflower, and focaccia. There’s no menu here, just a rotation of home-made pastas and seafood dishes using only the freshest ingredients available. Order up and dig in, because vacation calories don’t count. Decorated with art pieces like ceramic vessels, wood crates, and glass bottles, Posado Margarita has a colorful and vibrant ambiance you’ll always come back to. 


Head over to Casa Jaguar and cheers to the getaway you’ve manifested. The cocktails here are mixed by experts…which gives you even more reason to have more than one. The bartenders are just as friendly as they are talented, so strike up a conversation and enjoy the love. In an open-air setting like this, you’re destined for a night to remember. Tulum is a wild child’s paradise.


One of our favorite things about Be Tulum, is the healing center Yäan Wellness Energy Spa located on its grounds. Align your mind, body and soul in the organic and energizing atmosphere this spa provides. Immerse yourself in all four elements - fire, air, water and earth through a journey of purified water pools, saunas, steam rooms, and indigenous treatments done by the finest professionals from around the world. Try one of the offered Moon Temezcal ceremonies - a purification ritual hosted by a Mayan healer and aligned with the cycles of the moon. 


When you’re craving some quality time on the mat, head over to Sanara to get into your flow. With a variety classes including vinyasa, heath, and power yoga, this is a studio that will have you coming back for more during your stay in Tulum. With a patio overlooking the nearby ocean, you’ll have the natural sound of waves keeping your mind still during your meditation. Did we mention all equipment is provided? Not to mention, each class ends with a shot of green juice that pairs perfectly with your new state of bliss.


A renown residence throughout all of Mexico, Pablo Escobar’s Tulum estate is a must visit on your getaway. Transformed into a boutique hotel in 2017, this gorgeous property is a modern luxury, boasting walls, furniture, and sculptures of contemporary art that match its rich history. The mansion feels like one massive exhibit - from the palm-lined road of entry, to the lobby full of Persian rugs, and a hidden underground steam room. Everything you discover here  compliments the colorful culture of Mexico.

Prepare to be inspired.