Tulum Mexico is the most photogenic place I’ve ever been to. Its sustainable hotels and beautiful art sculptures surrounding the small town will take your photography to the next level! – that’s why I’ve created the Top 10 Photography Spots in Tulum. In this post, I’ll give you tips and tricks to get all the shots and make your Tulum vacation picture perfect!
FOLLOW THAT DREAM SIGN
Just north of Nomade & Casa Malca, this sign is in front of a cute little shop. The entire five days I was there I never saw a queue of people waiting so it’s safe to say you can get the shot at any time during the day.
ART SCULPTURE “Ven a la luz”
Located directly in front of the Ahau Tulum this 10-meter high sculpture made out of wood and steel and is an absolute must-see. Make sure to get here before 10am to get an empty shot otherwise you will be waiting a bit for your turn. This was my favorite out of the top 10 Tulum Instagram spots!
This hotel is located on the southern part of the beach road. It was by far the most Instagram friendly place I have ever seen. Endless pieces of art scattered across the property, wedding dresses as curtains cascading the lobby entrance, and a watchtower that gives you a birds-eye view of Tulum. You will not want to miss a visit here!
Photo Tip: There is a spiral staircase from across from the hanging wedding dress curtains. Head up there for the view!
THE GRAND CENOTE
Located 5-10 minutes inland from the Tulum Ruins this is one of the most beautiful cenotes Tulum has to offer. Make sure to get there early about 15-30 minutes before they open for the place all to yourselves. The below photos are of the second entrance on the right side of the property. Make sure to head here first!
Located south on the beach road this hotel is absolutely amazing. From the lush jungle-side beach views to the sunbeds with hanging macrame. Pair that with the Pyramid structures on the beach, you’ll be wanting to stay here all day!
There is a minimum for the beach club around $60 USD to enjoy the facilities or you can just get here before 9am and take photos and then leave like we did. We entered on the beachside since our hotel was not far from this place.
Located two hours inland from Tulum beach, this ancient Mayan city is filled with pyramids and ruins dating back to 600 AD. Get here within one hour of opening times for somewhat empty shots, and a cooler temperature- it can get extremely crowded and hot mid-day.
Previously known as Zama, meaning “City of Dawn”, the Tulum ruins are another Mayan treasure located in Tulum. It’s a few miles north from the beach road and easy to find. Sometimes, depending on the seaweed levels, the beach is accessible for more photo opportunities, but unfortunately, it was closed when we went. PHOTO TIP: get here just after opening or just before closing for an empty ruins ground.
Located in front of La Zebra hotel this coffee and acai place is not only delicious but has swings that you can get chill on.
PHOTO TIP: Get here at low coffee drinking times 10:30-12pm for an empty swing set.
Located on the north side of the beach road this hotel has a swing set facing the beach which is very insta-friendly. ENTRANCE TIP: Tell the lobby you are going to the beach club. They will likely tell you there is a minimum but just head to the back, get the shot, grab a drink if you’d like, and head out. We arrived at 10am and there was no one else around.
This is a newer installation located just north of Matcha Mama. You will have to stand in the street to get this shot but just be super safe when you’re shooting and watch out for those bicycles. PHOTO TIP: for the best angle have your photographer or tripod across the street.
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Thanks for reading my Top Ten Tulum Photography Spots! Enjoy your time in the jungle!