Tulum

Travel Guide
Tulum Mayan Ruins showing a ruin and rocky coastline

Explore Mayan ruins, dive in natural sinkholes and relax on picturesque beaches in this enchanting Riviera Maya town.

Tulum is an enigmatic and scenic city best known for its fascinating ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Tulum’s ancient structures are among the most well-preserved Mayan ruins in the world. Learn about the Mayan people and enjoy the town’s spectacular tropical scenery.

The Tulum Ruins is a former Mayan fortress-city, which consists of several temples and castles with views of the sea. Gaze up at the magnificent El Castillo, which stands on a dramatic limestone cliff. In front of the castle is the Temple of the Frescos, which contains wall paintings depicting the Mayan’s spiritual beliefs. Head to the north side of the site to see some small altars and lovely views of El Castillo.

After exploring the archaeological site, relax on the Tulum Ruins Beach. Take photos of this beautiful cove’s white sands and sparkling waters against the backdrop of the Mayan ruins.

Swim, snorkel or go cave diving in cenotes, natural swimming holes once revered by the Maya as a source of water during dry seasons. Scuba dive through a cave system of jagged stalagmites, stalactites and other intriguing rock formations in the Gran Cenote or the Dos Ojos Cenote.

Bring the kids to the remarkable Xel-Ha Water Park. This enormous nature park, found a 15-minute drive north of Tulum National Park, features cenotes, jungles, lagoons and rivers. Snorkel among colorful fish, go kayaking and dive off the Cliffs of Courage. Get around the park by cycling or riding the convenient jungle train.

The temperature in Tulum is fairly consistent throughout the year. The months of October through December are the best times to visit, with the wettest weather occurring from July to September. Tulum is located in the state of Quintana Roo, 80 miles (130 kilometers) south along the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula from Cancún. Fly to Cancún International Airport and take one of the daily tour buses that depart for Tulum.

Find a mix of thrilling adventure and rich culture in Tulum.

Copal Tulum Hotel
Copal Tulum Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle Ixchel sn, Tulum, QROO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $138 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Situated in Tulum, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dos Aguas Park and Tulum National Park. Las Palmas Public Beach is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.
4.1/5Very Good! (184 reviews)
"Property was great, but location not so great. You have to rent a scooter, a bicycle, or drive to get to the closest restaurant. If you walk it’s about 40 min walk. It gets sketchy at night. Streets aren’t pave, they super bumpy, no lights on the street, you see homeless people at night. When you ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

Copal Tulum Hotel
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Chetumal Pto Juarez km 236.7, No. 1 Tankah Riviera Maya, Tulum, QROO
The price is CA $284 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Tulum, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tulum National Park and LabnaHa Ecopark Adventures. Xel-Há Park and ...
3.8/5Good! (991 reviews)
"Great pool area and rooms were spacious and cleaned multiple times a day"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Casa Malca
Casa Malca
4 out of 5
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 9.5, Tulum, QROO
The price is CA $580 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
This Tulum hotel is on the beach, 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tulum National Park and Las Palmas Public Beach. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (233 reviews)
"The artwork is gorgeous and the food was amazing!"

Reviewed on Sep. 10, 2021

Casa Malca
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Acinté by Endémico
Acinté by Endémico
3.5 out of 5
Av. 16 Sur esquina con Poniente 3, Región 15, Tulum, QROO
The price is CA $56 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated in Tulum, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dos Aguas Park, Cenote Crystal, and Tulum National Park. Tulum Mayan Ruins and Tulum Beach are also ...
4.4/5Excellent! (13 reviews)
"Very kind people. Alejandro was a very gracious host. Would definitely stay again!"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2021

Acinté by Endémico
Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
3.5 out of 5
Region 15, La Veleta, Tulum, QROO
The price is CA $73 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated by the sea, this spa condo building is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Dos Aguas Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tulum National Park and Cenote Crystal. Tulum Beach ...
3.7/5Good! (49 reviews)
"Everything about the property was amazing. I will most definitely stay there again"

Reviewed on Aug. 25, 2021

Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
Central Park Resort & Spa Tulum
Central Park Resort & Spa Tulum
4 out of 5
Calle 6 Sur, entre Calle 3 y 4 Sur, Col. La Veleta, Tulum, QROO
The price is CA $72 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in Tulum, this spa aparthotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Dos Aguas Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tulum National Park and Cenote Crystal. Tulum Beach is ...
4.4/5Excellent! (213 reviews)
"This Resort was amazing! Definitely will go back and stay at this place again. Close to the Tulum ruins and local markets, restaurants and bike rentals. Only thing is rent a car or get on a colectivo because taxis are way over priced even with the front desk trying to help you out for service."

Reviewed on Aug. 28, 2021

Central Park Resort & Spa 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.

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