- Fuck your reviews.
We hate that you go on rants at TripAdvisor and get people fired because your rich privileged ass doesn’t get that the infrastructure in this town doesn’t look like the ad in Times Square. Welcome to the jungle, baby.
2. Come as you are.
Yes, you might be tempted to disguise as a “Tuluminati”: robes, togas, hats and all that crap. Tbh, locals are not tuluminati and we don’t really like em. We however, do like people from everywhere. And if your style is Hamptons’ snob, Margaritaville cargo pants or city rat, we’ll embrace you way better. Cause we’ll know better who you are and chat with you.
3. Only cash.
We have limited amount of banks, atms and credit card devices. Most of the businesses, either major or small will only take cash and a low exchange rate. 16 Mxn per Usd dollar. You make the math. Use exchange businesses in town and ATMs for better rates.
Bring repellant. All the time. At all times and you’ll be happier.
If you want them. You’ll get em. Just don’t go on a white privileged social media rant rant if a cop frisks you and you might have to give a donation to escape from legal trouble.
6. No fkn signal.
Yeah in the beach zone there’s no cell phone signal. AT ALL. Stop trying to call. Use whatsapp messages or email.
7. No cars please.
Tulum is not a car friendly town. Parking spaces are very very very limited. Cabs charge by mood and time and however they want. Still is better than renting a car and not having where to park it and getting it towed.
8. Be a nice bike rider.
The road is not yours. You’ll share ir with delivery trucks, private shuttles, cabs and tons of pedestrians. Yield please.
9. This is still Mexico.
Yes you’re spending a lot. Nice. Thank you. But NO ONE has to speak English just because. No one has to take your foreign currency just because. You are still a guest. Act like one and you’ll get treated nicely.
10. Locals hate raves and EDM parties.
They’re destroying our ecosystem. The money you spent in these events do not create economic profit for the town. They’re organized and run by foreigners that don’t spend or invest in our town. So, if you go to one. You’re not living the Tulum experience. This is NOT Tulum.
Last but not least,
Take good pics and do social media check ins
Say good stuff, minimize the bad and we’ll welcome you back anytime.