Tulum Travel Guide

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You're Going to Love Tulum

Tulum is known for being one the last cities built and occupied by the Mayans. The ruins to the north of the city and other archaeological sites have become popular tourist destinations and will fill you with wonder.

Tulum is a small city on the Yucatán Peninsula renowned for its stunning beaches. The tropical weather and luxurious hotels and resorts make this spot an ideal choice for vacationing and exploring the area.

Larger cities, including Playa Del Carmen and Cancún, are off to the north of Tulum, while the island of Cozumel is only 60 miles off the coast. A number of other archaeological sites are spread throughout the region, including the famous Chichen Itza.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Tulum

What to do in Tulum

Tulum Mayan Ruins
Gran Cenote
Playa Paraiso
Xel-Ha Water Park
Top activities in Tulum

When to Visit Tulum

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The high tourist season starts in December and typically ends during the spring. The weather is warm all year round but the sea is more predictable during the high season. The downside is that landmarks will be more crowded. The dry season lasts from November to April and you can avoid crowds by planning your trip just before the high season begins. The rainy season lasts from May to October but precipitation should not be excessive since Tulum is near the coast. However, tropical storms and hurricanes can occur in June and July.

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How to Get to Tulum

Airports near Tulum

CUN Cancun
CZM Cozumel

Airlines serving Tulum

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Where to Stay in Tulum

Tulum is known for its boutique hotels and more laid-back and affordable lodging options. There are several hotels on the beachfront, including the Zazil Kin, the Hotel Diamante K, the Zamas Hotel, or the Mezzanine. You can also choose to stay in the city by booking a room at the Mestizo Gallery Boutique Hotel, the Hotel Howlita, or the Villas H20 Hotel. If you want an inclusive experience, the Kore Tulum Retreat And Spa Resort is an excellent choice. You will also find a selection of hotels along Mexico 307.

Tulum is a fairly small town with only 30,000 inhabitants and accommodation in the city is typically more affordable compared to the beachfront. If you want to be closer to the Caribbean Sea, your best option is to book a hotel along the shore just south of the ruins.

Popular Neighborhoods

Where to stay in popular areas of Tulum

Most booked hotels in Tulum

How to Get Around Tulum

The Cost of Living in Tulum

Shopping Streets

You will find some art galleries and a few souvenir shops along Mexico 307 in Tulum. There aren't many options for shopping, but you will find more stores at the Cancún International Airport and a few shopping plazas in Playa Del Carmen.

Groceries and Other Necessities

There is a Chedraui in Tulum and two Walmart outlets in Playa Del Carmen. There is also a Costco not far from the airport. Shopping at the Chedraui might be a little more expensive than Walmart or Costco.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$4.19
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$39.89
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$1.48
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$1.93

Where to Eat in Tulum

Make sure you try the marinated meats - the specialty of the Yucatán Peninsula - during your trip. There are many dining options in Tulum, including traditional Mexican food, Italian fare, and fusion cuisine. You will find cheap eats like pizza or Mexican and Caribbean fast food as well as more upscale places like El Asadero, Unico, or Hartwood. Check out Manglar Pizzeria, El Camello or Pollo Bronco to try the local delicacies. The more upscale restaurants serve seafood, Japanese cuisine, Italian dishes, and fusion cuisine. You can get large portions at a fast food place for only a few pesos while dining at an upscale restaurant will cost you around Mex$300.

Most popular restaurants in Tulum

Gitano Tulum
Internacional
Excellent (774 reviews)
Kin Toh
Kin Toh
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Internacional
Excellent (663 reviews)
Rosa Negra - Tulum
Cortes de carne
Excellent (435 reviews)
NÜ Tulum
NÜ Tulum
$$$$
Mexicana
Excellent (111 reviews)
Moro at Habitas
Marroquí
Excellent (75 reviews)
Mur mur Tulum
Mexicana
Excellent (70 reviews)
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