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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.

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 $382 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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 ...
3.9/5Very Good! (980 reviews)
"Very friendly staff. Beautiful resort. Food could have been better. Would stay here again."

Reviewed on Apr. 20, 2021

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Naala Tulum
Naala Tulum
3.5 out of 5
Av. Cobá Sur, Región 014, Súper Manzana 001, Manzana 004, Lote 001, Tulum, QROO
The price is CA $84 per night from May 18 to May 19
Situated in Tulum, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tulum National Park, Tulum Mayan Ruins, and Playa Paraiso. Tulum Beach and Las Palmas Public Beach are ...
3.6/5Good! (28 reviews)
"The hotel was clean and super cute. WiFi worked great and the AC was perfect (sometimes it’s located weird and hits your face but not here). Our room had a balcony and their garden is super adorable. Rooftop pool is cute and the wind feels amazing up there"

Reviewed on Apr. 19, 2021

Naala Tulum
Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort -Adults Only-All Inclusive
Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort -Adults Only-All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carr Tulum Boca Paila Km 3.85, Tulum, QROO
The price is CA $409 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
Situated on the waterfront, this all-inclusive property is within a 15-minute walk of Tulum National Park and Las Palmas Public Beach. Playa Paraiso and Tulum ...
4/5Very Good! (886 reviews)
"Overall a great all inclusive with perfect location/view, but be prepared for watered down drinks and average food. Staff are amazing!"

Reviewed on Apr. 13, 2021

Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort -Adults Only-All Inclusive
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
The price is CA $88 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Located in Tulum City Center, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dos Aguas Park and Tulum National Park. Tulum Mayan Ruins and Playa Paraiso are also ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (569 reviews)
"Very close to everything but quiet for sleeping"

Reviewed on Apr. 21, 2021

Livetulum
Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
3.5 out of 5
Region 15, La Veleta, Tulum, QROO
The price is CA $91 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 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 Tulum Beach. Cenote Crystal ...
3.4/5Good! (29 reviews)
"Beautiful rooms and gorgeous pool! The front office was so helpful with calling us a cab, suggesting restaurants, and helping us get around. Also just very friendly in general! The rooms and showers are very relaxing, has a nice spa feel to it. Will definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2021

Cacao Tulum -Luxury Condos-
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 $87 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Situated in Tulum, this aparthotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Dos Aguas Park and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Tulum National Park. Cenote Crystal is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) ...
Acinté by Endémico
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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