Tulum Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 80%Art & Design Lovers
- 78%Family Travelers
- 71%Green Travelers
- 71%Spiritual Seekers
- 71%Local Culture
- 70%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (76)
- TulumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 3Mar 05, 2014
I didn't get to experience it like I wanted. It was a very cute, hippie, Eco-chic community. I do recommend Be Tulum. It's not fancy, but rustic. Also, quite pricey. check out Cocqui Cocqui. I hope to go again when it's not raining cats & dogs!
- TulumFeb 08, 2014
Tulum is my ideal little beach town. It's far from Cancun's craziness, and it has an endless white-sand beach and a very chill atmosphere. Book a room at a small, beachfront hotel, eat fresh seafood along the beach road, walk along the beach, and fall asleep in a hammock. Don't forget to set your alarm one morning for a beautiful sunrise.
- TulumJan 21, 2014
Tulum town itself is not much to write home about but its beaches are spectacular--i think they're the best in the Riviera Maya. Plus, the beachfront hotels are mostly bungalow/thatch-roof style--some super high end, others totally basic--but most have a bohemian, laid back vibe to them. All that, about 90 minutes south of Cancun International Airport.
- TulumMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
Tulum gives you a sense of what it must have been like for the Spaniards when they first encountered the Maya in all their glory - very 'Apocalypto.' The palm fringed beach just on the other side of the ruins is almost as breathtaking.
- TulumOct 23, 2013
Tulum's beach is stunning--probably the best on the whole Riviera Maya. Most of the beachfront hotels run on sustainable power (there's no electricity-grid connection), though a few run generators. I tend to think the beach places are overpriced, and they can be downright miserable if the weather turns bad. But the overall vibe in Tulum is still quite nice, and the main town is growing up OK.
- TulumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Dec 10, 2012
Whenever I get into a conversation about my favorite travel experiences, Tulum always comes up. I had the BEST time here. Everything from the food, sights, hospitality, prices and experiences was amazing! If you're into adventure, culture and/or nature travelling, this is the place to visit!
- TulumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Nov 29, 2012
Tulum is a beautiful walled city dating back to the 12th century. It was occupied for over four hundred years. It is considered one of the most interesting and imporatant sites in the Mayan Riviera.
- TulumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 10, 2012
This is my favorite beach in Mexico. It's laid-back, casual and there are Mayan ruins right on the beach (the stunningly gorgeous white sand, clear water beach). Snorkeling in the nearby cenotes (clear water sinkholes with lots of fish and cool geological features) is a highlight, too. Everything is walking distance or a quick, cheap taxi or bus ride, so you don't even have to rent a car.
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