Updated December 2016
Not to state the obvious, but if you're staring at the ocean with your feet in the sand, whatever you're drinking is probably going to taste pretty amazing. Though you won't have trouble finding a stellar margarita or an ice-cold beer at any of Tulum's restaurants or hotels, there are a few spots whose drinks shouldn't be missed.
This relatively new spot across from Coqui Coqui is totally gorgeous and is the place to go when you want a mezcal-fueled gypsy parties under a disco ball in the jungle.
Papaya Playa Project
This hotel's beach club is pretty massive by Tulum standards — and is pretty fun too. DJs play most weekend nights, and there's plenty of room to dance under the stars.
La Suerte de Coyote
The Luck of The Coyote is an intimate spot filled with candles at the end of the jungle road and built totally out of reclaimed wooden palettes. Though they offer a full menu, we like to stop by before dinner for a taste of hard-to-find mezcal and revel in the dreamy candle-lit vibe.
La Suerte de Coyote's Facebook
The beach club's Sunday night live music salsa party is legendary among locals and regular visitors alike. Though the space has been recently revamped to include a larger dance floor and beach bar, it still manages to feel intimate. The recently revamped drink menu includes hand-crafted cocktails made from local ingredients like Yucatan sugarcane and tropical fruits.