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2-Tank Cenote Certified Dive in Tulum
"Cenote diving is a very special experience. On this tour you will get to visit 2 different cenotes and experience their natural beauty from up close. The clarity of the water and the amazing landscapes will give you the sensation of floating in space. The tour takes place in Tulum where there are dozens of cen formations and ecosystems. The cenotes you visit will be chosen depending on your preference and experience and may include Cenote Dos Ojos Casa Cenote Gran Cenote Cenote Crystal and Calavera. Each dive will be about 40 minutes and you will have a break in between the two dives to enjoy snacks and refreshments. You will be in a small-group tour of a maximum of 4 people so you will enjoy personalized experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness these unique places filled with natural beauty by enjoying a wonderful dive experience."
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Private Tour: Jungle Adventure at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
"Your private jungle adventure tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya. Board a vehicle and head to the natural reserve of Punta Laguna in Tulum. This is a unique adventure tour in the jungle as you will enjoy incredible outdoor activities and learn all about the spider monkey. Your first activity is a kayak ride through the lagoon. Admire the natural surrounding and then it's ti ziplining. Get your gear on and zoom across the jungle on a thrilling ride. Afterwards you will enjoy a light lunch and be part of an ancient Mayan ritual.Then it is time to start your guided hiking adventure to see the spider monkey! You will immerse yourself in the jungle and see the spider monkey and other beautiful species such as birds little reptiles and much more.After a day full of fun you will have some snacks and then be taken back to your hotel."
From $608.00
 
Boat Trip to Sian Ka'an and Muyil Ruins Tour
"Sian Ka'an Biosphere reserve The protected wildlife-rich area over 5000 sq km of tropical jungle marsh mangroves and islands on Quintana Roo’s coast have been set aside by the Mexican government as a large biosphere reserve. Sian Ka’an (Where the Sky Begins) is home to howler monkeys anteaters foxes
From $159.00

Don Cafeto's Restaurant Tips (6)

Don Cafeto's: Authentic in both price and taste!

The main street of Tulum is simply teeming with different Restaurants. Sadly many of them are overpriced and generic and seem to pander to tourist expectations of high prices. My expectations of Mexican restaurants is that the food is authentic and the price is low. Don Cafeto's is the only restaurant in Tulum that fits the bill. I judge a good Mexican restaurant on two basic things, their salsa and chips and tortillas. If the restaurants chips look they are store bought and their salsa tasteless it does not bode well for the entree's. Don Cafeto's chips are delicious and clearly homemade, as some of the chips are thicker than others and the shapes and sizes varied. The salsa was wonderful in both texture and taste. Its not too spicy but spicy enough, exactly what your would expect from an authentic Mexican restaurant. The tortillas were made out of corn as our most of the tortilla's in the region, I don't believe they even serve flour tortillas in the Yucatan! Unlike other restaurants in Tulum the tortillas at Don Cafeto's weren't stuck together and weren't soggy as though they had been heated up in a microwave. Like most of the places in Tulum, its an open air restaurant, meaning that while its covered the entire entrance to the restaurant is open and faces the street. On most days they had live music, usually a guy with a guitar or on a electronic piano. The entree's are of a standard Mexican fare, I can personally recommend the fajitas and the breaded catfish as excellent! The service is excellent and the majority of the servers speak English. The entree's average between $8 and $12. I have sampled the majority of the restaurants in Tulum in three visits to the region and Don Cafeto's has became a culinary mainstay of my visits.

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wilocrek
Jan 21, 2008

Don Cafetto: No-frills, authentic, and tasty!

Don Cafetto is about the food, not ambience. This place (located in Tulum pueblo) is always busy, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The food is good, and don't pass up the salsa -- It's spicy and delicious. We ate and drank way too much here, and still only managed to spend about US $10 each.

Favorite Dish Try the "Mexican Plate" -- your basic combination dish with 3-4 different tastes.

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Russell_and_Julie
Jan 08, 2006

Don Caffetos: Don Caffetos

Don Caffeto was appartenly a governor or other political figure from the area, as there are many pictures of him inside and a "mesa del gubernador" in the back. Irregardless of the providence of this restaurant's namesake, the food is wonderful and a good spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It was packed almost all the time we walked by.

Favorite Dish All the food was good, but the most notable dish was the highly-seasoned but delicious bowl of pickled carrots, jalepenos and roasted garlic they serve as an hors d'ouerve. Eat some of this everyday and both the potential parasites in your tummy and the fabled montezuma will be kept at bay!

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noah_pedrini
May 25, 2005

Don Cafeto: Don Cafeto: Lunch Downtown

I think Don Cafeto is one of the oldest established restaurants in Tulum. I first visited this place years ago when there were only a handful of restaurants open in the downtown. Since then there have been many fancier restaurants open, but Don's always stays popular (with both locals and tourists). The service is quick and the large menu consists of mostly traditional Mexican dishes.
The great location allows you to watch people passing by Tulum's main drag.
The portions are large, served hot, and you get a lot for what you pay for--a big basket of nachos with salsa and pickles comes as a complimentary appetizer for your meal.
Don't eat the green habanero peppers that are mixed in with the pickled carrots. It's a very bad idea.
Be sure to check out the crazy bathrooms--you'll think you took a wrong turn and ended up in some alley.

Favorite Dish Chicken tacos, hamburgers, fajitas. The tacos are great--smothered with cheese and sour cream. If you like the traditional "mole" sauce, there are several dishes served with that too. And many fish dishes.

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Kaspian
Mar 29, 2005
 
 
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Don Cafeto: Great seafood!

I was told my the locals that Don Cafeto's was a great place to eat, and they were absolutely right. The food was excellent and the prices were good not overpriced. The ambience in the restaurant is very lively. Don Cafetos cateres to tourist so you find people from all over. I would surely go back to try more of their dishes.

Favorite Dish Shrip Cocktail, served a little different from what I am used to but delicious. My husband had tacos de carne azada, heavenly.

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Luisanna
Jan 14, 2005

Don Cafeto: Mexican by the highway

We didn't like the selection of restaurants on the road to see the ruins so we hopped in a taxi and headed to the town of Tulum about a 5 minute cab ride away.

Don Cafeto's is right on the highway.

Favorite Dish The queso fundido was pretty tasty.

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