Tulum has become a popular destination for the New Age crowd thanks to the many yoga and wellness retreats that have popped up there in recent years. Beaches like Playa Paraíso boast white, powdery sand and brilliant azure waters, providing the perfect setting to spend a day or two soaking up the sun.
If the timing’s right, you’ll want to head to the Papaya Playa Project near Tulum Beach and Playa Paraíso, a monthly DJ party held on the Saturday night nearest to the celestial full moon. Otherwise, grab a drink at one of the trendy beach bars in the area that turns into a club a night (Nomade, Gitano, Casa Jaguar).
For a more unique experience, check out the Muyil River Float at the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve, a secret “lazy river” through the mangroves.
Want to ditch your beachwear for a more au naturel experience? Head to Hidden Beach, one of Tulum’s all-inclusive nude resorts.