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Top Photography Spots Tulum

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!


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.

girl riding bike in front of follow that dream sign

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!girl standing in middle of art sculpture


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!



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!

girl matching the grand cenote in tulum with pink hat


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.

girl standing in front of chichen itza wearing a green dress and pink hat


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.

girl in front of tulum ruins


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.

girl swinging on matcha mama swings in pink dress


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.

girl swinging on coco tulum swings overlooking ocean in striped bathing suit


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.

girl in front of hanging hearts art sculpture in tulum

Click the link below for more Tulum travel tips, hotels, restaurants, excursions, and more to do when you’re visiting!

Ultimate Tulum Travel Guide

For packing help head here for my Tulum Packing Guide.

Thanks for reading my Top Ten Tulum Photography Spots! Enjoy your time in the jungle!



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  • Reply Taylor Deer

    Wow! You sold me on Tulum. Your photos look amazing and it seemed like you had a wonderful time!

    June 19, 2019 at 8:52 am
    • Reply Courtney Delfino

      i hope you get there girl!

      June 19, 2019 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Brittany

    Love your post + blog style! Happy to e-meet you. xo, Bri

    June 20, 2019 at 2:25 am
  • Reply World of Lina

    Tulum looks like a dream place! I really wanna go there so badly 😍

    June 20, 2019 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply Maria

    Ahh I love these spots! I’ve seen most of them on IG already and I’m super excited to go there myself and explore beautiful Tulum!

    June 22, 2019 at 3:01 am
  • Reply Marisa

    I’ve seen more and more people traveling to Tulum lately and I can totally see why! Your pictures are gorgeous and you just gave me so many good ideas!

    June 22, 2019 at 9:43 am
    • Reply Courtney Delfino

      I’m so happy you liked this! Hoping you get there soon!

      July 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Zsuzsanna

    Tulum is such a beautiful city! We have been there once but after seeing your photos I wanna go back to check all these beautiful spots you introduced! 🙂

    June 27, 2019 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply FastPam@thelifebus

    I love Tulum sooo much. It’s slowly changing over the years, but it is still dreamy!

    July 9, 2019 at 11:06 am
    • Reply Courtney Delfino

      I wish I was there before it was all popular but all in all a special place!

      July 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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