Tulum National Park

Tulum Mayan Ruins which includes tropical scenes and rocky coastline

Tulum National Park

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One of the Yucatán’s most impressive Mayan ruins and spectacular subterranean formations sit side by side on the sun-drenched Caribbean coast.

The Tulum National Park is an eco-archaeological site situated on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The park features a beautifully preserved archaeological compound set amid a stunning landscape that includes cenotes (sinkholes), and some of the Yucatan’s most dramatic coastline.

The city of Tulum reached its peak between the 13th and 15th centuries, and was one of the last Mayan cities to fall to the Spanish. Today, despite it’s relatively small size, the ruins are one of the most visited archeological sites in Mexico.

The park has numerous cenotes that were of great importance to the Maya, both as a water source and as places of ritual. The park also preserves different types of vegetation, such as chit trees, coconut palms, tropical shrubs and creeping plants. Look out for anteater, agouti (a large native rodent), and the white turtles, loggerhead sea turtles and leatherbacks that visit once a year to lay their eggs.

Arrive early in the morning before the tour buses roll in. Even better, arrive just before dawn to experience the sun rising over the Caribbean Sea and slowly illuminating El Castillo. Swim in the crystal clear waters off Tulum and picture the trading canoes that once landed and disembarked from the sheltered cove beneath the towering ruins.

The ruins are an hour’s drive south from Playa del Carmen and about 80 minutes from Cancún. Regular bus and minivan services run to the park. Make it clear to the driver that you are going to the ruins, as the area has three sections called Tulum: the ruins, the town and the beach, where many of the hotels are located.

Top Hotels Close to Tulum National Park

Copal Tulum Hotel
Copal Tulum Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle Ixchel sn, Tulum, QROO, 77760
The price is CA $166 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Tulum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4/5 Very Good! (296 reviews)
"I absolutely loved this hotel! My boyfriend and I stayed 3 nights and we’ve already started talking about our return. The property is gorgeous, and the staff is so kind and helpful. We felt like we were staying at an extremely expensive resort, although the room was extremely reasonable. The pools ..."

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Copal Tulum Hotel
Casa Kaia by Tulum Homes
Casa Kaia by Tulum Homes
3.5 out of 5
Aldea Zama, Mza 2, Lote 6 Y 7, Tulum, QROO, 77760
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Tulum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Tulum Mayan Ruins and Tulum Beach are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Very clean and spacious. However very noisy from surrounding construction"

Reviewed on Apr. 1, 2019

Casa Kaia by Tulum Homes
Seafront vacation rental in Tulum - Mexico
Seafront vacation rental in Tulum - Mexico
Tulum, ROO
Stay at this villa in Tulum. Enjoy 5 bathrooms, a phone, and an in-room fireplace. Popular attractions Tulum Mayan Ruins and Tulum Beach are located nearby. ...
Seafront vacation rental in Tulum - Mexico
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Tulum National Park

Copal Tulum Hotel
Copal Tulum Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle Ixchel sn, Tulum, QROO, 77760
The price is CA $166 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
Copal Tulum Hotel
Casa Kaia by Tulum Homes
Casa Kaia by Tulum Homes
3.5 out of 5
Aldea Zama, Mza 2, Lote 6 Y 7, Tulum, QROO, 77760
Casa Kaia by Tulum Homes
Seafront vacation rental in Tulum - Mexico
Seafront vacation rental in Tulum - Mexico
Tulum, ROO
Seafront vacation rental in Tulum - Mexico
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5 bedroom oceanfront villa rental - Tulum, Riviera Maya
Tulum, ROO
5 bedroom oceanfront villa rental - Tulum, Riviera Maya
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BeachFront front vacation rental Riviera Maya - Mexico
Tulum, ROO
BeachFront front vacation rental Riviera Maya - Mexico
2 bedroom vacation rental in Tulum - Riviera Maya, Mexico
2 bedroom vacation rental in Tulum - Riviera Maya, Mexico
Tulum, ROO
2 bedroom vacation rental in Tulum - Riviera Maya, Mexico
3 bedroom villa rental Tulum - Riviera Maya
3 bedroom villa rental Tulum - Riviera Maya
Tulum, ROO
3 bedroom villa rental Tulum - Riviera Maya
Tankah Bay 5 bedroom villa rental, Riviera Maya
Tankah Bay 5 bedroom villa rental, Riviera Maya
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Tankah Bay 5 bedroom villa rental, Riviera Maya
5 bedroom villa rental - Soliman Bay, Tulum
5 bedroom villa rental - Soliman Bay, Tulum
Tulum, ROO
5 bedroom villa rental - Soliman Bay, Tulum
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.