Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Tulum

The best coworking spaces in Tulum

Tulum is a great place both for those interested in historically relevant places and those who just want to lie on the beach. Unfortunately, among digital nomads, this town is known for its unreliable Wi-Fi and a lack of spaces to work from — there is only one dedicated coworking space. Recently, it has developed, and it now has more Internet cafes with better Wi-Fi. Here are some of the coworking spaces we singled out.

Bucko is our favorite place to cowork in Tulum

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Bucko is the only coworking space located in the center of Tulum, or rather, in the Pueblo part of it. This is a premium location downtown, with a bus stop only minutes away. From there, you can easily explore the town. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can simply hop on the bus and get to the famous Mayan Ruins. If you crave some rest, a bus will take you to the beach part of Tulum for cheap.

Apart from coworking space, Bucko hosts a restaurant, tattoo studio, and music lab. You can also stay the night. The warm, rustic interior goes well with their main idea, which is working together for a greener future. There are two spaces for coworking — a large conference room and a small office that can fit up to six people. Both are equipped with air-conditioning, photocopiers, scanners, and the Wi-Fi is fast.

The best thing about Bucko is that the staff are super friendly, and they make you feel like you’re part of the community. If you’re traveling with your furry friend, do not worry as they are welcome here too.

Basics
Pricing
  • 350 MXN per day
  • 1,400 MXN per week
  • 3,500 MXN per month
High-Speed Internet 40 Mbps
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths No
Coliving No

Best Internet cafes for coworking in Tulum

Internet cafes are a decent alternative to coworking spaces. Even though they may not be as comfortable and work-friendly, you can make the most out of them by being resourceful. If you get yourself a portable travel stand desk, you can attach it to a coffee shop table, leave the nasty chair, and work in a standing position. Here are some places in Tulum you should consider.

Tulum Art Club in downtown Tulum

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Tulum Art Club is a coffee shop on the main street in Tulum. If you decide to stay at a downtown hostel, this will be an excellent place to work from as it’s within walking distance of many of them. And when you get tired but too lazy to get on the bus and hit the beach, you can always stroll down the main street lined with various souvenir shops and attractions.

The coffee shop is also a boho-style art gallery, which makes it a beautiful place to work from. Tulum Art Club is one of the hotspots for digital nomads in Tulum. It is quiet as people are usually there to work or read, and the Wi-Fi is solid and reliable. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, this place is great news because their menu is mostly vegan, with plenty of raw food dishes and delicious smoothies.

What we don’t like about Tulum Art Club

As amazing as it is, this coffee shop still has some downsides:

  • Not enough parking space
  • It’s a bit on the expensive side
  • No air-conditioning (instead, there are ceiling fans)

Babel Cafe in downtown Tulum

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Babel Cafe is yet another great place downtown to cowork. It is also on the main road, not too far from Tulum Art Club. If you’re staying in the center of Tulum, be sure to check Babel, another nomad-friendly place in the area, with a lovely garden.

The Wi-Fi here is reliable, so you don’t have to worry about the connection breaking. The place is cozy, with a comfortable sofa and armchairs, and the staff speaks English. Their food is delicious, so you can grab a fresh pastry as you work and enjoy good coffee. You should definitely try their waffles. If you’re on a tight budget, you’ll be happy to hear that the prices are also reasonable and tourist-friendly.

What we don’t like about Babel Cafe

As much as we love this place, it has one flaw — it can get a bit noisy. The price of great coffee is in the loud coffee grinders.

Ki’bok Coffee in downtown Tulum

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Tulum is a small town, so all the best places are huddled together. Right across the street from Tulum Art Club, there is another potential coworking space — Ki’bok Coffee. This cafe is as chill as the palms that line it. You can sit inside, in front of the coffee shop, or in a charming, colorful garden terrace in the back. The last one is a great option for those looking to get away from the street hustle.

Ki’bok brings the beach vibe to town for those who prefer to experience a little bit of both sides of Tulum. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the food is great. It is one of the most popular local breakfast places, and they serve the best coffee in town.

What we don’t like about Ki’bok Coffee

The coffee is delicious, and the place is cute, but there is one essential problem — Wi-Fi. They do have it, but it is unreliable. So if you’re counting on taking long calls or working on anything without interruptions, better cross the street.

Beach coworking in Tulum

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If you prefer the sunny side of Tulum and would like to feel sand between your toes while working, you can do that too. There are two places near the beach which can provide you with interesting coworking spaces. However, be aware that they are a bit pricey.

Papaya Playa Project is a hotel with the best Wi-Fi in Tulum. Not only can you use it in the hotel and in their outside restaurant area, but you can also use it in their beach cabanas. Talk about a workcation!

If you stay at Selina Los Lirios Hostel, you can also rely on great Wi-Fi. Another great thing about this place is that it features its own coworking space, which includes a meeting room and private call rooms. As is the case with Papaya, you can also catch some Wi-Fi on the beach.

As you can see, even though Tulum has a bad rap when it comes to the Internet, there are still cozy places where you can work while soaking in the local atmosphere.

Where to stay in Tulum

Where to stay in Tulum – Our favorite areas

Located on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, Tulum has become, in recent years, one of the most visited tourist attractions. Famous for being one of the most well-preserved ancient port cities, built by the Mayans, it has also built a reputation as one of the most exciting places to visit. 

Given that Tulum is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea there is no shortage of beautiful and breathtaking beaches. Divided into several zones, or areas, Tulum offers something for everybody’s taste. Tulum is divided typically into the Pueblo, the archeological site, the Sian Ka’an, and the hotel zone.

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5 best neighborhoods to stay in Tulum

From relaxing beaches, cool archeological sites, to exciting and lively nightlife –Tulum has it all. These neighborhoods were chosen based on what they have to offer, affordability, as well as how accessible they are. Here are the suggestions for the 5 best neighborhoods in Tulum:

  1. Col Huracanes
  2. The Pueblo 
  3. City Center
  4. Aldea Zama
  5. Playa

Best neighborhoods in Tulum

Col Huracanes        

This area is great for nightlife.

The Pueblo

A great neighborhood for tourists on a budget.

City Center

An excellent area for art lovers.

Aldea Zama

For people who want to stay in Tulum for a longer period of time.

Playa

A fantastic area for first-time visitors.

Where to stay in Tulum for nightlife

Although it’s a small place, Col Huracanes can definitely offer an exhilarating and invigorating night in the town. This is where you should go if you want to experience a fun night out visiting bars, cafes, and restaurants.

Things to see and do in Col Huracanes

  • Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar
  • Damajuana Mezcaleria
  • Diablito
  • Pasito Tun Tun

Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar

Even though it opened not so long ago, Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar has quickly gained traction both among locals and visitors. It has been praised for its service, enjoyable atmosphere, and having live music during most of the week.

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Damajuana Mezcaleria

Damajuana Mezcaleria is another exciting place to visit – they frequently organize rooftop parties during the weekends with various DJs.

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Diablito

Another suggestion is Diablito, a place that has been praised for its delicious food and refreshing drinks, whether you are visiting with a significant other, family or your friends you are going to have a great time.

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Pasito Tun Tun

Pasito Tun Tun offers a bit more relaxing and chill atmosphere, but also offers live music and great mezcal cocktails.

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Where to stay in Col Huracanes

As far as accommodation is concerned, Col Huracanes offers some really great places to stay. Here are some of our suggestions for where to stay:

Affordable: Rancho Tranquilo – interesting nature-oriented hostel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-range: a small apartment with a colorful and exotic vibe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxury: LiveTulum – luxurious hotel bedroom

 

 

 

Where to stay in Tulum on a budget

If you are on a bit of a tight budget but still want to have a great time in Tulum, you should visit the Pueblo. Although one would expect it to be quite pricey given its central location, the Pueblo neighborhood offers some of the most affordable bars, restaurants, and hotels. Because of its amazing location, the Pueblo is relatively close to most of the tourist attractions and sites.

Things to see and do in the Pueblo

These are some suggestions for things to do or places to visit:

  • El Sudaca
  • Tulum Archaeological Site 
  • Antojitos La Chiapaneca
  • Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum
  • El Camello

El Sudaca

Offers great, inexpensive food, with an option for vegetarians. Also, it is less than 2 miles away from the Tulum Archaeological Site.

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Tulum Archaeological Site

A must-see when visiting Tulum. Explore the Mayan ruins and learn a little bit more about this charming town.

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Antojitos La Chiapaneca

A restaurant that offers authentic Mexican food made with fresh and delicious ingredients.

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Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum

Go on a tour and explore the beautiful and enchanting nature.

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El Camello

A charming restaurant that serves delicious seafood.

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Where to stay in the Pueblo

Affordable option: Nice and relaxing room of Pueblo Magico.

 

 

 

 

Standard: Located in the heart of Tulum, this studio offers you easy access to all the things you need.

 

 

 

 

Luxury: Casa Pueblo is a luxurious high-end hotel located in Pueblo.

 

 

Where to stay in Tulum — bohemian edition — City Center

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Not everyone is up for a wild night out or for long walks in nature – some people are more casual and prefer to explore the city in a different way – by visiting art galleries, trendy cafes, and unusual bars. 

Things to see and do in Center of Tulum

Here are some of our suggestions for things to do and see:

  • Visit the Tulum Art Club
  • Shop at the Hernandez Gallery Tulum
  • Have a cup of coffee at Ki’bok Coffee Tulum
  • Have some breakfast at Babel Cafe

Tulum Art Club

Located in the heart of Tulum, the Tulum Art Club has been open since 2016. It operates as a cafe and an art gallery. They hope to make Tulum an art destination and help local and foreign artists meet and interact.

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Hernandez Gallery Tulum

Hernandez Gallery Tulum, located on the main road, is a shop that sells some of the best handcrafted items you can find in Tulum. Praised for its diverse selection of items and great service, this is a shop that must be visited by those who love art and creative things.

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Ki’bok Coffee Tulum

Ki’bok Coffee Tulum is a place where you can encounter the local people as well as other foreign travelers. With a charming interior setting and an inviting atmosphere, this is a great place to relax and enjoy.

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Babel Cafe

Babel Cafe is a small, quaint and charming cafe, located also in the center of Tulum. A great place to start your morning with a cup of coffee and various breakfast options.

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Where to stay in the Center of Tulum

Hotels and hostels typically tend to be more expensive, however, it is not impossible to find some reasonably priced accommodation in the heart of Tulum.

These are some of our picks for places to rent while staying in the heart of Tulum:

Affordable: Oostel Smart Hostel – cozy hostel located in the center of Tulum

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-range: a fully furnished and equipped apartment, close to the beach and the city center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxury: Hotel Boutique TerraNova – High-end hotel room