There exist many things to do in Tulum, making it an internationally renowned vacation destination. This great beach holiday spot in the Mexican Caribbean is fastly becoming famous for its beach, which was considered to be the 3rd best in the entire world by Trip Advisor in 2012. Tulum is located on the Riviera Maya just 1 hour 30 minutes south of Cancun.
The pyramids are by far the most visited spot in Tulum, where the ancient Mayas once lived. This spectacular set of ruins is filled with Mayan culture and lots of interesting Mayan history. Built on prime beachfront property, the impressive structures contrast perfectly with the blue water of the Caribbean Sea. Just breathtaking! Tulum´s pyramids are extremely tourist friendly and well maintained- more so that most of Mexico´s other ruin sites. All of the information plaques are in English and Spanish. This site is a 10 minute drive from the town and accessible by a 10 minute walk from the far end of the beach. The site is small but stunningly beautiful with a gorgeous beach apt for a great swim. This is definitely a great tour for your holidays in Tulum. Remember to bring your bottle of water as humidity can be very high.
Staying somewhere in Tulum´s hotel area puts you in close proximity with a number of exciting outdoor activities, especially if you are interested in Mayan culture, history, and magical tours that will reconnect you with your soul!
A vacation in Tulum in the gorgeous Riviera Maya is all about escaping the Hi-Tech "connected" world, and getting back to nature and the beach is the perfect place to do this. Enjoy a relaxing massage while you watch the waves crashing offshore on the second largest barrier reef in the world, go snorkeling or diving in the warm turquoise Caribbean Sea, explore the jungle and the hidden beaches. Or simply kick back, relax and soak up the warm afternoon sun. Whatever you decide to do, it's guaranteed that after a beach vacation in Tulum you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
Head a little further south of the ruins to discover a true paradise, where the beach stretches on for miles and miles of white sand, framed by dense jungle and dotted with beach cabanas, boutique hotels and resorts.
|Private view from one of our hotels in Tulum|
Topless and nude sunbathing (in some areas) are both allowed on the beach. If you are interested in such activities, then you should consider staying at Cabanas Copal or the more upscale Cabanas Azulik during your vacations in Tulum. Both of these cabana hotels are located right on the beach. Please note nude sunbathing on Tulum beaches is very discreet, as people sunbathe nude and topless then tend to cover up when they walk back to their rooms.
Tulum beach can be accessed through a number of points. You can walk in via the road that takes you to the ruins. Just keep following the road south when it hits them. This same road takes you to the Sian-Ka´an Biosphere and Punta Allen, which have some lovely virgin beaches that Mayan Explore recommends you visit during your holidays in the Riviera Maya. Also, you can access the beach by walking through an opening or access point from the road.
All beaches are "public", although getting access to them in most cases can only be achieved by access through private land or beach clubs. You will find a number of beach clubs operating along Tulum´s hotel area. Here you can find changing rooms, bathrooms, lockers, beach gear for rent, beach chairs and restaurants/bars.
Any time of the year is good for a beach vacation in Tulum, but we recommend the period between Christmas and Easter, especially if you are coming from a cold climate. The temperature will be just perfect (between 23 and 30 celsius).