If you go

Where to stay

Nueva Vida de Ramiro: 33 units, each with a distinct personality. Service is top-notch. Rates start at $100 (tulumnv.com).

Azulik: Designed for couples, the rooms and patios are fantastic. Request a quiet room. Rooms start at $184 with a jungle view or $224 with a sea view (azulik.com).

Where to eat

Cenzontle: Craft cocktails and a creative menu. Main dishes start at about $10 (cenzontletulum.com).

La Zebra: Gaze at the sea while enjoying Mayan classics and strong margaritas. Entrees start at $15 (lazebratulum.com/restaurant-bar).