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Tulum Packing Guide

Welcome to my Tulum packing guide! 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!

First off, when gathering your clothing it’s best to lay everything out in piles so it’s all visible and you 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 while in Tulum. You’ll definitely want to bring enough for a change of clothes throughout the day because if you’re walking around, you will hands-down get sweaty AF.

  • 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.

  •  Pesos
    • 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 🙂
  • Lotion
  • 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!

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  1. Free People bodysuit
  2. Brixton hat
  3. Reformation shorts
  4. Reformation puff sleeve dress
  5. Faithfull the brand jumpsuit
  6. Topshop tote
  7. Marc Fisher wedges
  8. Reformation slit dress
  9. Current/Elliot Maxi

I hope this makes packing for Tulum a breeze and if you’re headed to the jungle with your friends share this with them! Thanks for reading my Tulum packing guide and feel free to click here for more of my Tulum guides!



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  • Reply Taylor Deer

    This is a great packing guide Courtney! It’ll be super helpful for when I eventually go.

    July 31, 2019 at 1:31 pm
    • Reply Courtney Delfino

      I’m excited for you Taylor!

      July 31, 2019 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Robyn Taatjes

    Thanks for writing this guide! It will be so helpful when I travel to Tulum. It can be difficult to know what to pack when you go somewhere you’ve never been and this guide has been so insightful.

    August 1, 2019 at 5:01 am
    • Reply Courtney Delfino

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it Robyn! I totally get that and will for sure be making more packing guides in the future!

      August 5, 2019 at 3:48 pm
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