Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, located on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, is famous for its stunning beaches, well-preserved Mayan ruins, and a bohemian, eco-friendly atmosphere. Here are some of the top things to do and what Tulum is renowned for.

How to get to Tulum

Tulum is only 2 hours drive from Cancun and 1 hour drive from Cancun International airport. Tulum is 45 min from Playa del Carmen.
If you are staying in Tulum and willing to do to Isla Mujeres, then you should come to Cancun and then take a ferry or a private yacht charter to get there.
Wondering how to get from Cancun Airport to Tulum? I've got you covered! Read on to learn about all the possible options available to get you from Cancun Airport to where you want in Tulum! Public transportation company ADO, taxi or private transportation.

Things TO DO in Tulum

Tulum Ruins: The Tulum Ruins are one of the most iconic attractions in the area. This ancient Mayan archaeological site is perched on a cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. The combination of history and breathtaking views makes it a must-visit destination
Tulum Beaches: Tulum's beaches are some of the most beautiful in Mexico. The powdery white sands, swaying palm trees, and clear waters create a picture-perfect setting for relaxation and water activities. Popular beaches include Playa Paraíso and Playa Ruinas.

Cenotes: The Yucatan Peninsula is known for its cenotes, natural sinkholes filled with crystal-clear freshwater. In Tulum, you can explore cenotes like Dos Ojos, Gran Cenote, and Cenote Calavera for swimming, snorkeling, and cave diving.
Tulum Pueblo: The town of Tulum, also known as Tulum Pueblo, offers a more laid-back and local atmosphere compared to the beach area. It's a great place to explore local shops, restaurants, and cultural events.

Eco-Friendly Resorts: Tulum is famous for its eco-friendly and boutique hotels. Many of the accommodations here offer a unique and sustainable experience, with beachfront cabanas and jungle lodges.

Yoga and Wellness Retreats: Tulum is a hub for yoga and wellness retreats. Many visitors come to rejuvenate their minds and bodies with yoga, meditation, and spa treatments in the peaceful surroundings.

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve: This UNESCO World Heritage site is a vast nature reserve just south of Tulum. It's a place for eco-tours, bird-watching, and exploring the diverse ecosystems, including wetlands and mangroves.
Mayan Clay Experience: In Tulum, you can participate in a traditional Mayan clay experience. You can coat your body in natural clay and let it dry in the sun for a refreshing and cleansing experience.

Tulum Art Scene: Explore the local art scene by visiting galleries and boutiques that showcase the work of both Mexican and international artists. The artistic community in Tulum is thriving.

Xel-Ha Park: Located nearby, Xel-Ha is a natural aquatic park where you can snorkel, swim, and explore lagoons, caves, and cenotes.

Cultural Events: Tulum often hosts cultural events and festivals, including music and dance performances. Check local listings to see if any events align with your visit.

Biking: Tulum is a bike-friendly town, and you can explore the area on two wheels. Many hotels and rentals offer bicycles, making it an eco-friendly way to get around.

The best hotels in Tulum

This is what Forbes is saying about Tulum "With its vivid blue Caribbean waters, proximity to historical sites and world-class restaurants like Heartwood and Arca, it's no surprise that Tulum has become a must-visit for jet setters and wellness travelers. The once sleepy fishing village still feels more bohemian than the Yucatán Peninsula destinations of Playa del Carmen and Cancun with its more rugged jungle landscape and authentic downtown that still caters to locals.
Hotels and resorts play up their exotic surroundings with low impact architecture, open-air restaurants serving wood-fired seafood and all the beachfront yoga and meditation sessions a wellness seeker could ask for.
While Tulum is trendy, note that most of the best hotels offer eco-chic luxury (if you're looking for a large resort experience, look elsewhere) and are located along the 6-mile-long stretch of beachfront from the Tulum Ruins to the soft sand beach in the south end. Here are the 10 best hotels in Tulum, including a Robinson Crusoe-esque luxury guesthouse on the beach and a modernist treehouse hotel surrounded by jungle.

Tulum is famous for its unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and a laid-back, eco-conscious atmosphere. Whether you seek relaxation on the beach, exploration of ancient history, or immersion in wellness and nature, Tulum has something to offer every type of traveler.
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