Tulum Look Book – What to Pack and Wear

I just wrapped up a beautiful few days in Tulum, Mexico filled with lots of relaxing on the beach, eating delicious food, exploring culture, and, of course, rocking fun vacation outfits! I just love putting together (and subsequently over-packing) travel looks and, since my Instagram fam gassed me up on every outfit post, am sharing the details of each look with you here today. Included are several that didn’t even make it to Instagram as well as items I packed but didn’t get to wear. Scroll for the links to my Tulum wardrobe pieces before they sell out as well as a list of what to pack for your visit to Tulum!

Dash of Jazz standing in pool at Amaka Riviera Tulum Hotel

Hotel pool lounging: Leopard One Piece | Le Specs | Celine Dupes

Dash of Jazz at Tulum Resort

Breakfast: Tie-Waist Top | Denim Cutoffs | Similar Beach Bag | Mirrored Aviators

Dash of Jazz at Playa Esperanza Tulum

Beach day: Crochet Bikini Top | Cheeky Bikini Bottoms | Aviators

Dash of Jazz riding bike in Tulum

Biking into town: Cover-up Shirt Dress | Panama Hat | Leopard Slides | Black Sunglasses

Dash of Jazz at Mayan Ruins Beach, Tulum

Playa Ruinas: Bikini Top| Bikini Bottoms | Sunglasses

Dash of Jazz outside Mayan Ruins, Tulum with monkey on shoulder

Exploring the Mayan Ruins: Tank Romper | Sneakers | Giant Visor | Fanny Pack

Dash of Jazz laying on beach chair

Caleta Tankah: Purple Bikini | Cat-Eye Sunglasses + in pink here

Dash of Jazz eating a paleta in Tulum

Lunch in town: Co-ord Set | Skort Version | Similar TopSunglasses | Sandals

Dash of Jazz dressed for dinner in Tulum

Casual dinner: Kimono Top | White Cutoffs | Similar Sandals| Earrings

holding mug of black coffee on pool deck


Dash of Jazz on pool deck

Patio lounging: Brown Silk Romper | Nail Polish (color is Cajun Shrimp)

Dash of Jazz showering at Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Beach day: Similar Bikini Top| Similar Bikini Bottoms | Black Le Specs

Dash of Jazz enjoying cocktail at Casa Malca, Tulum

Dinner at Casa Malca: Similar Maxi | Earrings | Lipstick (color is Matte Luxe)

Dash of Jazz at MIA airport

Airport Outfit: Crop Sweatshirt | Cargo Trousers | Nikes | Panama Hat

What to Pack for Tulum

Tulum is very hot and humid (not too different from a Houston summer, honestly) so light, breezy, natural fabrics should be the move along with bathing suits, sunglasses, hats, and sandals. Once you arrive, you’ll notice that the local style is very laid back and conscious of comfort. The hippie vibes are strong so expect to see tie-dye, tattoos, and earth toned natural fabrics–if you’ve ever been to Austin, Texas, the aesthetic is similar. Aside from your typical toiletries and travel essentials, below are my Tulum packing recommendations.

  • Backpack (This one is my favorite for travel.)
  • Beach bag
  • Breezy tops and shorts
  • Bug Spray
  • Cash (Many restaurants and establishments are cash only and some only take pesos. USD are widely accepted, however the exchange rates can vary. Exchange cash for pesos at the airport or at one of the many shops in town for the smoothest experience.)
  • Maxi and midi dresses or co-ord sets if you want to dress up for dinner
  • Sandals
  • Sun hat (I like this one for maximum protection and this one for style)
  • Sunglasses (and floating retainer straps so you don’t lose them in the water!)
  • Sunscreen (Consider purchasing it upon arrival to ensure it is reef safe.)
  • Swimwear and cover-up for each day
  • Walking shoes
  • Water shoes if you plan to visit a cenote (You can purchase these through an excursion agency if you don’t have them.)

I hope this look book and packing list are helpful to you in planning for Tulum, Mexico. I’m working on getting the full travel guide up for you within the next week. If you have any questions, let me know below. Thanks for reading!

Pieces Packed But Not Pictured


P.S. More tropical vacay look books:

Jazzmine on bicycle with text overlay "what to pack for Tulum"

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  1. Thanks for this Look Book! Going on the 18th of this month for my birthday and I was struggling on what the bring!!

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