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TulumMexico

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

Tulum showing heritage elements and heritage architecture

Tulum City Center

4/5Very Good!(451 area reviews)

Historic sites and bars are notable features of Tulum City Center. You might consider a stop by Dos Aguas Park while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Tulum City Center

Top Hotels in Tulum

Hotelito Azul
Hotelito Azul
4 out of 5
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Km. 5.8, Tulum, QROO
The price is $267 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

Nestled on the beach, this Tulum hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of SFER IK and Tulum Beach. Tulum National Park and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (183 reviews)

"Bonito hotel, con una playa hermosa, y excelente servicio. El gerente atiende personalmente a sus huéspedes."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Hotelito Azul
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 $141 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (944 reviews)

"It was perfect trip , I enjoy everything about it"…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Casa Malca
Casa Malca
4 out of 5
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 9.5, Tulum, QROO
The price is $579 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

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. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (170 reviews)

"Amazing hotel!!! I’ve stayed at multiple wonderful hotels in Tulum and this was by far my favorite. Staff went ABOVE AND BEYOND, the grounds were beautiful, there is a private beach, food was great, rooms were modern and stylish. I have no complaints at all. I will only be staying here when I return ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Casa Malca
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.

Vacation Rentals in Tulum

Copal Tulum Hotel
Copal Tulum Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle Ixchel sn, Tulum, QROO
The price is $91 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17

Situated in Tulum, this spa aparthotel 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.

3.9/5Very Good! (44 reviews)

"Great location and nice for relaxation. Staff were very helpful and the food service was very good."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

Copal Tulum Hotel
Etnica Tulum Residences
Etnica Tulum Residences
4 out of 5
Calle 16 Sur La Veleta, Edificio Etnica, Tulum, QROO

Situated in Tulum, this condo building is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Dos Aguas Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tulum National Park and Tulum Beach. Cenote Crystal is ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Súper recomendado !!! De lo mejor de tulum totalmente ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Etnica Tulum Residences
Livetulum
Livetulum
4 out of 5
C/Andromeda Oriente Manzana 18 Lote 3, Esquina Escorpión Sur, Tulum, QROO
The price is $48 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

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! (548 reviews)

"LiveTulums location is great...its at the crossroads to the beach, cenotes, restaurants, and supermarket...the rooms are clean and staff put an enphasis on sanitary (covid)...and thank you to ezequiel he gave us tips on where to go visit and eat,very friendly..gracias ezequiel!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Livetulum
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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Reviews of Tulum

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 7, 2020

Beautiful beaches. Ruins within walking distance. Cenotes galore. Friendly people. Small town feel.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 22, 2020

Tulum is a beautiful natural place. It is starting to get congested and a bit touristy. I hope there is enough sense to protect the nature.

5/5 - Excellent

Luci

Mar 21, 2020

Definitely going back

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 19, 2020

We enjoyed seeing the Coba and Tulum ruins and taking a sunset cruise. People were extremely friendly and the resort was a peaceful, beautiful place to relax and enjoy. We enjoyed the nightly entertainment Dreams Tulum had to offer as well.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 18, 2020

Tulum has so many dining options. We made our selections based off of Google reviews. Most of the restaurants and bars we visited were filled with lush plants for a laid back jungle vibe.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

So much to do in Tulum!!!

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