We arrived early (before lunch time) after visiting the Tulum ruins. It's an easy walk along the beach, accessed by the beach road at the South exit of the ruins. This was good because we had our choice of various different kinds of chairs or cabanas. We could have just had lunch, but because we were so early, but we decided to rent cabanas and hang out until lunch time. The cabana we rented was a nice cushy cabana (the kind with a roof for shade) and it came with a table and chairs too. This cost $250 pesos for the day with no minimum on food or drink. We asked what options they had available and they politely showed us all the different options, one of which was just a lounger for $100 pesos per day. Or you could just eat at a table too. There were other options but I won't list all here. Anyway, after getting settled in our cabanas ( we rented two side by side because there were 4 of us) our friendly waiter came by often to take care of us with drinks or food. At lunch time we ordered the ceviche, the whole fried fish, chips & guac. We drank their iced tea and margaritas. Everything was really, really good, no complaints. The beach is very pretty! Yes, the beach club does get crowded. It's not the place for peace and quiet. But we were expecting this so it didn't bother us. There was music playing but it wasn't that loud so it didn't bother us either. With the cabana they gave you a pass for the restrooms. There are taxis available at the exit, so that was an easy way to get back to our hotel. Not sure about other food items, there are some bad reviews on here, but we didn't find that to be the case. We really enjoyed our day here!