The Best Sunsets & Instagram Spots in Tulum

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Tulum beach at sunset
Tulum beach at sunset

Tulum’s Best Sunset Spots

There is no better way to end the day in Tulum than to watch the golden sun sink into the Tulum jungle. Tulum faces east, so the only way to watch the sunset is to put yourself high above the jungle that stretches to the West. Gather at the coolest places in Tulum to watch shades of bright cerise pink and burnt orange spread across the sky as the sun sets.

Read on for Two Travel’s best Tulum Instagram sunset spots picture-perfect for your Instagram feed! And if you want to take the most out of your Tulum stay contact us!

Mateo’s Mexican Grill and Bar

Watch the sunset at the incredible sunset spot of Mateo’s Mexican grill and bar, located at the south end of Tulum Beach Road. Mateo’s has its very own sunset lounge built high above the treetops. Head to the two-level platform with hammocks, squishy sofas, and cosy nooks, including yummy food and fruity tequilas, live music, great service and an electric atmosphere.

Ciel Rose

If you are looking for 360º views of Tulum, plus amazing food and drinks with the bonus of a spectacular sunset, you’ve found it… welcome to Ciel Rosé translated as ‘pink sky’. As you are dazzled by the glorious Mexican sunset, be sure to try the pulpo (octopus), tuna ceviche tostada, washed down with a punchy margarita, and a side of zesty guacamole.

Enjoy the most spectacular sunsets in Tulum at Ciel Rose, the cosy top of the Mayan Jungle just a few steps from the beach. Located in the back of Puro Corazón restaurant, you can literally climb a stairway to the sky to spend a memorable evening with family and friends.


Welcome to the luxurious tree house for adults, an eco-friendly hotel with a boho lux design. For evening drinks, move to the upper floor bar where the Alice In Wonderland world awaits. A maze of handmade wooden paths twist and turn in between the treetops. Push your way through wooden hobbit style doors that open up to rooms finished with polished concrete floors and walls. Step outside into the jungle and sit in the huge ‘bird’s’ nest filled with cushions: the perfect place to gaze at the Mexican sunset, cocktail in hand.

Azulik is located between the Mayan jungle and the beautiful turquoise waters of Tulum, this place will literally take your breath away from the moment you arrive.

Azulik in Tulum

It’s a unique, but expensive expensive like no other in Tulum, and we highly recommend sunset drinks here. This hotel is popular and booking is always recommended to avoid disappointment. Two Travel can help you with that ,-)

Tulum’s Daytime Instagram Hotspots

Make sure you don’t miss any of these daytime Instagram hotspots in Tulum. Read on for Two Travel’s top recommendations. We recommend arriving by 7-7:30AM to avoid the crowds.

Follow that Dream, Tulum
Follow that Dream in Tulum

Follow that Dream sign

It’s safe to say that this is easily one of the most Instagrammable places in Tulum. There is something about this random sign on the side of the road that just screams Instagram. The Follow That Dream sign is located on the Tulum Beach Road, just in front of Lolita boutique.

Ahau Tulum

Ahau Tulum is a hotel in Tulum that has the most stunning hotel entrance, a piece of art from Daniel Popper. It is a wooden sculpture of a woman who also created the beautiful and equally instagrammable structure Ven a la Luz.

Tulum Ahau

Ven a la Luz (Ahau)

Probably the most famous and popular Instagram hotspot judging by the crazy long line of girls perfecting their pose ready for their turn. A spectacular 10-meter-tall sculpture made with steel, wood, rope and greenery. Commissioned for the first Art with Me event in Tulum in 2018, the event was created to raise awareness of the sensitive ecosystem of Tulum and symbolizes our deep connection with nature. It was designed as the entrance into the pavilion area of the festival and in 2019, it was decided that the structure would be a permanent feature to the entrance of the hotel, AHAU Tulum.

Matcha Mama

Matcha Mama is one of the great places to visit in Tulum, not to mention one of the best Instagram spots. This roadside stand serves some of the best acai bowls in Tulum, topped with lots of berries and granola. Relax on the swing with your iced matcha for the perfect shot!

Casa Malca Swing

Casa Malca is a mansion previously owned by Pablo Escobar. For a classic Instagram shot, you will find the very unusual sight of a swinging sofa hanging from the ceiling located in the “lobby” of the now hotel.

Be prepared to pay for the privilege, $25 USD or buy a fancy cocktail to add to the experience.

Casa Malca swing in Tulum

Selina Tulum

Another instagrammable hotel entrance is the entrance to Selina Tulum. It is just a couple steps away from the other Instagram famous spots in Tulum and it’s a great place to take a photo. The circular wooden design is a great photo opportunity to snap it up and add it to your Instagram grid!

Vagalume Beach club

The most instagrammable place at Vagalume Hotel, is the wooden bridge over the outdoor pool. Why so special you ask? The bridge is held by 2 giant concrete hand structures. The bridge leads from the indoor area to the beach and has a beautiful ocean view, making for a great photo spot. The unique design and beach access attracts many tourists! A mix of Bali and Morrocon design, you will find cosy areas adorned with patterned rugs and wooden macramé’s.

I scream Bar

For the best vegan ice cream make a stop here at the ‘I scream bar’, directly opposite the Vagalume beach club. You can’t miss it with the turquoise tuk-tuk that serves as an ice cream van and the upside down cars that hang in the air above the bar.

If you enjoyed these recommendations, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more inspiration for your next trip to Tulum or Cartagena. And get in touch if you need help in building your journey.


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