A Complete Experience of Tulum

Tulum is located south of Quintana Roo with breathtaking beaches and beautiful landscapes due to the coastline of the Caribbean Sea. Tulum has a unique boho style what makes it a hot spot for boutique stores and yoga retreats. The city also counts with great climate with an average temperature of 30°C throughout the year. Enjoy also an amazing nightlife just as the rest of the Riviera Maya with all the bars and restaurants in town.


Tulum is a very safe place but as in any other destination, you need to take precautions and be aware of your belongings. Tulum doesn't have an airport, so to reach the city you'll have to first get to the Cancun Airport and then take some Cancun Shuttle options. From the airport, you can take an ADO bus outside the terminals or a taxi to Tulum. 

This travel guide is filled with some tips to help you plan your trip to Tulum. 

What to do in Tulum?

Tulum is a relatively small town, so mobility doesn’t have to be a problem for you. You can walk, rent a bicycle or get any of the different transfer options. The city is divided into three main areas, the town, the beach, and the ruins. 

Once in town, you can find several spas, hotels, shops, restaurants, and bars to enjoy the perfect atmosphere. Yoga is very popular in Tulum, that’s why you can find several venues offering yoga classes, especially at the beach and among the treetops of the forest. If you are looking for a place to relax, Tulum offers great treatments and massages available in most hotels. 

The Caribbean beach is also one of the most beautiful places for those looking to relax. With white sand and some restaurants to enjoy a great dinner. Beaches are perfect to practice different water activities such as snorkeling or scuba diving. 

Whether you are planning to get a snorkel tour to explore the wildlife areas or do it by yourself. There are some perfect diving sites just off the coast with great natural sights to see while you dive. Cenotes are also another great option to swim or snorkel. Some of the main freshwater pools are Gran Cenote, Dos Ojos, and Jardin de Eden. 

The Tulum ruins are a must-to-do during your visit. Those are located a short distance from town and you can reach them by taking a taxi or renting a bicycle. There are also some Cancun to Tulum Shuttle to go directly from the airport and special tours. Explore the buildings and all the architectonic details to know more about the Mayan culture and history. Some ruins allow access and the possibility to climb them so do not hesitate and enjoy the incredible views. 

Sian Ka’an is another important attraction in Tulum. It is the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Located south of Tulum Town, the reserve is home to more than 300 species of birds and more than 1,000 species of plants. The reserve counts with beaches, cenotes, and coral reefs to explore. 

Where to Stay in Tulum?

There are two main areas to stay in Tulum, the town and the beach. The budget options are located in town and the luxurious options are on the beach strip. The best option will depend on your budget among many other things such as time of stay or number of companions.  

Mezzanine Boutique Hotel

This hotel offers a peaceful stay with sea view rooms, lounge areas, an oceanfront pool, a Thai restaurant bar, and attentive staff that will take care of all your needs. 

Encantada Tulum  

Encantada is a perfect and romantic eco-resort located at the beachside with incredible ocean views. The hotel only counts with 8 rooms with spa services, private terraces, and walking distance of popular restaurants and bars. 

Jashita Hotel 

A family-friendly boutique hotel with a semi-private beach, three pools, yoga classes, and private terraces. It can also be perfect for honeymoons with private suites and pools.  

SueƱos Tulum 

A Mayan-themed eco-hotel with a stunning beach and decorated suites. The hotel offers different amenities such as yoga classes an incredible pool and a gourmet restaurant.

With a terrace with a great view of the ocean and Sian Ka’an reserve 

Don’t forget your towel and spend at least a week fully enjoy all the attractions in Tulum. This is one of the most relaxed places in Mexico after all.

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