Here are our best tips as long-time visitors to Tulum and residents of the La Veleta neighborhood.  Please let us know if we can help in any way.

 

Grocery Shopping:

  • The major grocery in Tulum is Chedaurai, located on Ave Coba (The “T” road to the beach).   It’s a bike-friendly trip, but for larger amounts of groceries we use a taxi.  Taxi fares are highly variable, but around $100p each way is typical for this trip or can range as low as 50-70p with negotiation.   It’s best to always ask the fare for your trip which you can show on Google maps before getting in taxis.

    • The top high-end grocery with a very large selection of natural and organic items is Gypsea Market (similar to USA Whole Foods).  The Market also includes an adjacent café. 

  • The major delivery service is tomato.mx.  Roughly 80% of all Tulum restaurants can be delivered on this service, and it is direct to your room door.

    • Check out the excellent by-the-ounce salad vendor Agosto, it’s on Tulum Ave (307) and Tomato delivery.  Eat Liefs is a popular vegan restaurant on Tomato and Ave Coba.

    • We highly recommend Cinfully Delicious which is a bakery delivery service including bagels on Tomato.mx and at the intersection of Ave Kukulan and 307-highway.  They have bagels, cakes, cookies, everything delish!  The owner is American and very nice / friendly.

  • WhatsApp is the primary communication in Tulum, you can contact almost any restaurant or service via Instagram messaging.

  • Café’s for Breakfast and Lunch:

    • La Pebeta is the top hang-out for digital nomads on Calle 7 near the apartment.  It’s a busy Latin American café open only for breakfast and lunch.

    • Italdo is the top Italian café in the area and with extremely fast WiFi. 

  • Recommended CoWorking Services:  Typical cost is $15-$20 per day for a change of pace, networking, etc.

    • Coworking-tulum.com​

    • Digital Jungle is a complex of restaurant / co-working and shops / coaching.

  • Transportation

    • There is extensive shopping in Playa del Carmen.  It's about $5 each way on the ADO bus (website) or $1 each way on the shared Collectivo vans.  The trip takes 1-1.5 hours each way.​

  • Activities:

    • Yoga at Holistika - Holistika is a hotel / yoga complex near the hotel and very highly recommended.

    • Cenotes - Underground freshwater cave / rivers - not to be missed.   Recommended tours available.​

    • Akumal Turtles Snorkling - Swim with turtles, about 10 miles on the collectivo from Tulum

  • Dinner restaurants

    • Outdoor Food Court1:  Palma Central - Live music and 10-15 food stands of many cuisines.

    • Outdoor Food Court2:  Xaman Ha - Downtown Pueblo, similar set up.

    • At the intersection of Calle 7 (“main road”) and Calle 6 Sur (Panoramic road) is a taco stand that we highly recommend.  It is available 7pm-11pm every night.

    • Canova is a mid-range Italian restaurant, located right across from La Pebeta. 

    • La Pizzine is in the same area and is a popular night-time place for drinks and food.

  • Detailed Info on Natural Foods:

    •  Gypsea Market is essentially a mini "Whole Foods" about 1 mile from Panoramic. You can find a lot of detail about them here and here and here. It's a great place with almost everything you might want, I'm pretty sure all the things you listed. There are several fresh fish markets in Tulum, Fresh Fish: These are restaurants who sell uncooked fish also I believe: Restaurante Estrada, El Camello Junior. Gypsea Market also sells.. And there are multiple large fresh produce stands around 1-2 miles away, although they tend towards local items which leafy-greens are not as prevalent. Gypsea Market should have these things.  As for Grocery Delivery, nothing like in the USA. You can find and pay someone to do it but communication can be difficult for very specific items especially if you don't speak Spanish. There is also extensive food (not grocery) delivery including multiple Vegan restaurants via tomato.mx on the web and an app, check out EatLiefs on Instagram.