Discovering The Vibrant Art Scene in Tulum

Tulum’s pristine beaches, ancient ruins, and lush jungles attract visitors from all over the world. However, the town is also known for its vibrant local art scene, where talented artists showcase their work in unique and creative ways. In this post, we will explore some of the best places to visit and things to do to experience the thriving art culture in Tulum.

Art Galleries and Exhibitions

Tulum is home to many art galleries and exhibitions, showcasing both local and international artists. Here are a few must-visit galleries & museums :

1. SFER IK Museion
An interdisciplinary creative sphere comprising exhibitions of some of the world’s finest visual artists, cutting edge artisanal workshops, and innovative artist residencies focusing on interdisciplinary projects that culminate in new ways of experiencing and creating art.

Address: Carretera Tulum-Punta Allen KM 5, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Quintana Roo
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily
How to get there?

2. Tulum Art Club:
Tulum Art Club is the first independent cultural center in Tulum, created as a meeting point between the local community, artists and art lovers. Opened in January 2016, the art club includes a coffee shop with delicious breakfast, a curated catalogue of emerging Mexican and international art. and high speed internet.

Street Art

Tulum’s streets are filled with colorful and thought-provoking street art. Many of the murals are inspired by the town’s Mayan heritage, environmental issues, and social justice causes.

One of the best places to see street art in Tulum is:
Holistika Art Walk: (4.9 / 5 rating in Google reviews, based on 60 reviews)
Holistika and Tulum Art Club got together to create an interactive art experience in the jungle. The Art Walk takes you on a journey that leads to an enhanced sense of creativity.
Address77765 Quintana Roo, Mexico

Artisan Markets

Tulum’s artisan markets offer a glimpse into the local art and culture. These markets feature handmade goods, traditional crafts, and locally made products.

Here are a few markets worth visiting:

  1. Mixik – (4.6 / 5 rating in Google reviews, based on 56 reviews)
    A unique shop full of high quality handcrafted items and folk art from all over Mexico. Great variety of items to browse.
    Address: Av. Tulum MZA 6 LTE 22, entre Jupiter y Alfa Norte, Tulum Centro, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
    Hours: 10 am – 6pm (Sunday & Monday until 5pm)
    Phone: +52 984 871 2136
  2. Mercado Tulum
    Address: C. Orión Sur, Tulum Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Mayan Influences

Tulum’s rich Mayan heritage is evident in the local art scene. Many artists draw inspiration from the ancient culture, incorporating traditional techniques and motifs into their work.

Mystika Immersive

Mystika is a one-of-a-kind sensory experience, designed to take the viewer on a journey to connect with Mayan cosmology, with Mexico’s most impressive nature sanctuaries, and with the spiritual power of horses: healing, wisdom and evolution totems.


Google reviews: 4.7 out of 5 (1205 reviews)
TripAdvisor: 5.0 out of 5, based on 775 reviews. Voted as #2 best thing to do in Tulum.
Facebook: 4.9/5 (53 reviews)

Address: Calle Yalku, manzana 10, lote 3. Fracción 5, Avenida Tulum local 25, Zona Arqueológica, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Phone: +52 984 231 8737
Tickets for Mystika Tulum: Immerse yourself in the Mayan Cosmology in the Riviera Maya
🎫 General Admission ($25 USD) – includes access to Mystika Immersive
🎫 Ancestral Fun Day Admission ($34 USD) – includes access to Mystika Immersive, Tulum’s National Park and the Tulum Ruins


🌄 A multisensory experience that puts you in touch with Mayan nature and cosmology
✨ Seven immersive rooms created with the intention of leaving a positive impact on you
🌍 Ideas and concepts from the mind of the internationally renowned Mexican photographer Pepe Soho, which will help you reconnect with your inner-self and with the world we live in

General Info

📅 Date: starting January 2023
🕒 Opening hours:
– Sunday through Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (last entry at that time)
– Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (last entry at that time)
Duration: the experience will last 60 – 80 minutes. You may remain at the venue as much time as you please once the experience has finished.
📍 Location: Mystika Immersive
👤 Age requirement: all ages welcome. Free entry for children 5 and under
Accessibility: the venue is accessible to people with reduced mobility

To summarize, Tulum’s art scene is a dynamic and ever-evolving part of the town’s culture. Whether you’re a serious art enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of creative expression, Tulum’s art scene is a must-see for anyone visiting the region.


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