Tulum

Travel Guide
Tulum Mayan Ruins showing a ruin and rocky coastline

Get away to romantic Tulum! Enjoy the ruins, beaches, and history.

Explore the historic city of Tulum—amazing beaches, biking trails, and popular sights from Tulum Mayan Ruins to Tulum Beach.

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.

Where to stay in Tulum

Copal Tulum Hotel
Copal Tulum Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Calle Ixchel sn, Tulum, QROO, 77760
The price is CA $168 per night from Jul 23 to Jul 24
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 ...
4/5 Very Good! (336 reviews)
"Amazing staff!!!! Amazing room!!!! I loved the restaurant as well! I highly recommend!"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2022

Copal Tulum Hotel
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Chetumal Pto Juarez km 236.7, No. 1 Tankah Riviera Maya, Tulum, QROO, 77780
The price is CA $366 per night from Jul 23 to Jul 24
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Tulum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
3.8/5 Good! (995 reviews)
"All the employees were bilingual and very nice and helpful. I loved how there was always something to do and enjoy. Even if you don’t leave the hotel property you would not be bored here. The only thing I would change was the breakfast buffet menu. We were here for 7days and the breakfast menu was ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 12, 2022

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Azulik
Azulik
4 out of 5
Carretera Tulum-Ruinas Km. 5, Zona Hotelera Tulum, Tulum, QROO, 77780
The price is CA $557 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Tulum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (432 reviews)
"Great experience ahh this magical place , the stuff is so nice and professional"

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2022

Azulik
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.
Livetulum
Livetulum
4 out of 5
C/Andromeda Oriente Manzana 18 Lote 3, Esquina Escorpión Sur, Tulum, QROO, 77780
The price is CA $70 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly condo in Tulum. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite spa services, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (610 reviews)
"Not a bad experience."

Reviewed on Jun. 14, 2022

Livetulum
Casa Wahh
Casa Wahh
4 out of 5
Privada Luum Zama en Aldea Zama,, Mza 27, lte 1, Tulum, QROO, 77760
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Tulum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 6 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Tulum Mayan Ruins and Tulum Beach are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (46 reviews)
"Amazing property about 20 minutes from tulum main strip! We did a bachelorette here! Super fun! The host was amazing easy to communicate with! Apartment was beautiful with full kitchen!"

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2022

Casa Wahh
Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
3.5 out of 5
Region 15, La Veleta, Tulum, QROO, 77780
The price is CA $83 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Stay at this 3.5-star spa condo in Tulum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private pools. Popular attractions Tulum Mayan Ruins and Tulum Beach are located ...
3.7/5 Good! (67 reviews)
"The property is nice, but needs a facelift - the photos make it look newer than it is"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2022

Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
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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