Tulum National Park

Tulum Mayan Ruins which includes tropical scenes and rocky coastline
Choose two or more items and save on your trip:
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

Aloft Tulum, a Marriott Hotel
Aloft Tulum, a Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Av. Coba Sur Mz 5 Lt 1, Smz 1 Region 14, Tulum, QROO, 77760
The price is CA $112 per night from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6
CA $112
per night
Mar. 5 - Mar. 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Tulum. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Popular attractions Tulum Mayan Ruins and Tulum Beach ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (213 reviews)
Decent place, decent food, hard beds
"Rooms were clean, food was good at the restaurant and the mocktails were good. Staff was friendly. Only had a slight issue with the taxes that hotels.com said were included, but the hotel said they weren't. They did end up removing the extra tax charges, but this should be addressed."

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2023

Aloft Tulum, a Marriott Hotel
Copal Tulum Hotel
Copal Tulum Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Calle Ixchel sn, Tulum, QROO, 77760
The price is CA $149 per night from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7
CA $149
per night
Feb. 6 - Feb. 7
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Tulum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (508 reviews)

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 2023

Copal Tulum Hotel
Motto by Hilton Tulum
Motto by Hilton Tulum
4 out of 5
Avenida Coba Sur entre Calle S/N, Manzana 006 Lote 001 Colonia Centro, Tulum, QROO, 77760
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $123 per night from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21
CA $123
per night
Feb. 20 - Feb. 21
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Tulum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Tulum Mayan Ruins and Tulum Beach ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (12 reviews)
"I loved the gym. It’s a full gym and has everything you need. The rooms are brand new and I was very satisfied. The hotel is also walkable to the Tulum centro and bike-able to the beach. I’d go back to that hotel in a heartbeat. The only thing they can improve on is making the breakfast service quicker ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2023

Motto by Hilton 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.

Plan a trip to see Tulum National Park

Casa Coyote Tulum
Papaya Playa Project
Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - Adults Only - All Inclusive

Popular places to visit


Best Lodging Options Near Tulum National Park

Aloft Tulum, a Marriott Hotel
Aloft Tulum, a Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Av. Coba Sur Mz 5 Lt 1, Smz 1 Region 14, Tulum, QROO, 77760
Aloft Tulum, a Marriott Hotel
Copal Tulum Hotel
Copal Tulum Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Calle Ixchel sn, Tulum, QROO, 77760
Copal Tulum Hotel
Motto by Hilton Tulum
Motto by Hilton Tulum
4 out of 5
Avenida Coba Sur entre Calle S/N, Manzana 006 Lote 001 Colonia Centro, Tulum, QROO, 77760
Motto by Hilton Tulum
Villa Pescadores Tulum
Villa Pescadores Tulum
3 out of 5
Carretera Tulum - Ruinas Km 0.5, Tulum, QROO, 77780
Villa Pescadores Tulum
Diamante K - Inside of Tulum National Park
Diamante K - Inside of Tulum National Park
3 out of 5
Crta. Boca Paila Tulum Ruinas Km 2.5, Tulum, QROO, 77780
Diamante K - Inside of Tulum National Park
Ikal Hotel Tulum
Ikal Hotel Tulum
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 3, Tulum, QROO, 77780
Ikal Hotel Tulum
Casa Nawal Tulum
Casa Nawal Tulum
3.5 out of 5
Playa Mayas/n, National Park of Tulum, Tulum, QROO, 77780
Casa Nawal Tulum
Kai Tulum
Kai Tulum
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 0.5, Zona Hotelera Norte, Tulum, QROO, 77766
Kai Tulum
Naala Tulum
Naala Tulum
3.5 out of 5
Av. Cobá Sur, Región 014, Súper Manzana 001, Manzana 004, Lote 001, Tulum, QROO, 77760
Naala 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.