Tulum is the most unique place I’ve ever visited. It’s gained much popularity in recent years as a modern beach town with eco-friendly hotels, vegan restaurants, and amazing street art. It’s a tropical oasis with so much to see and do – you’re gonna love it!
When packing, think of chic neutrals and flowy dresses/jumpsuits. Also, remember that it is extremely humid so you’ll want to make sure your clothing is BREATHABLE (stay away from polyester my friends) – when you catch that mid-day breeze you will feel it!
When packing I always like to lay everything out in piles so it’s all visible and I can see a color scheme right away. For instance, all dresses together, all shorts together, so on and so forth.
Tulum is pretty much hot year-round and at night it doesn’t cool down much. I would advise against a jacket altogether to make more room for bathing suits. I brought a zip-up sweatshirt that I wore on the plane and didn’t use it once. I would definitely bring enough for a change of clothes throughout the day because if you’re up walking around, you will absolutely get sweaty.
- 2-3 pairs of shorts
- 2 maxi dresses
- you’ll live in these at night
- 5-6 bathing suits (the more the better – you will be living in them)
- I brought about 6 for 5 days)
- 4 bathing suit cover-ups
- caftans, rompers, short dresses, crochet maxi’s
- 1 linen jumpsuit
- 1 nice dress for dinner or Gitano
- A matching set
- Could be wide-leg pants and a cropped top, or high waisted shorts and a matching top
- 3 casual day dresses
- think flowy white babydoll
- 4-5 basic cotton or linen tanks
- a yoga outfit for yoga on the beach
- 3-4 pairs of sunglasses
- large raffia beach tote
- statement earrings
- neutral crossbody
- hair scarves (comes in handy when you want to throw your hair up in a bun)
- comfortable sandals for any excursions
- water shoes for cenotes
- 1 pair of espadrilles
- slide sandals
- 2 wide brim sun hats
These items came in handy during traveling internationally. When packing liquids, a good tip is to unscrew the top, place a plastic bag across the opening, then re-screw the top so you don’t have any spillage.
- YOUR PASSPORT
- Most of the places in Tulum only accept pesos or cash
- Sunscreen, sunscreen, and more sunscreen
- BUG SPRAY if you’re like me and the bugs LOVE you
- Aloe Vera Gel
- A small towel to carry in your purse to wipe your sweat
- or just take one from the hotel 🙂
- A spray bottle
- Extra deodorant
Below you’ll find some shoppable pieces that are all available now! And if you’re going to Tulum for a bachelorette, wedding, etc share this with your friends and help a sister out!
- Free People bodysuit
- Madewell hat
- Reformation shorts
- Reformation puff sleeve dress
- Faithfull the brand jumpsuit
- Topshop tote
- Marc Fisher wedges
- Reformation slit dress
- Current/Elliot Maxi
Hope this makes packing for Tulum a breeze and if you’re headed to the jungle with your friends share this with them! Also, click here for more of my Tulum guides!