Tulum is one of the hippest destinations on the planet right now. With tourists flocking to this sleepy beach town, here are 9 reasons why you should still consider it.
1. The best beaches in Mexico
If you are a beach bum, then there is no better place to visit in Mexico than Tulum. In fact, so idyllic are the coasts of this coastal city that was previously sleepy, even lovers who do not have sand in a bikini will be sold with the idea of resting on the beach all day. Without a doubt, one of the most emblematic beaches of Tulum is the well-known Paradise Beach, which has impressive blue waters, practically white powder sand and many palm trees.
2. Tulum has some of Mexico’s best cenotes
The Yucatan Peninsula (the region in which Tulum is located) is known for the large number of cenotes found in it, from those that are very popular with tourists, to those who are practically virgin or still They have not been preserved. discovered. When you are in Tulum, it is impossible not to stop at one or more of these beautiful sinks with its sheer walls and transparent waters, and you will definitely receive the refreshing freshness of the water in the scorching heat. The largest and closest to Tulum is the Cenote Dos Ojos.
Cenote Dos Ojos, Carretera Federal Cancún-Tulum, Quintana Roo, México, +52 984 160 0906
3. Incredible nightlife
Aside from the beautiful beaches and cenotes, Tulum has some of the country’s best nightlife, from full moon beach parties at the legendary Papaya Playa Project to the popular Cuban bar on the central strip, Batey. For great mezcal, be sure to visit a hidden gem loved by locals called Nakawé, or perhaps you’d prefer to drink some exquisite cocktails in a lush outdoor seating terrace at Gitano. And these are just some of Tulum’s many excellent options!
Papaya Playa Project, Tulum National Park, Tulum, Quintana Roo, México, +52 984 871 1160
Batey, Calle Centauro Sur, Tulum, Quintana Roo, México, +52 984 745 4571
Mezcal Nakawé, Beta Sur, Tulum, Quintana Roo, México, +52 984 209 3936
4. Sea Turtles
If you prefer turtles to tequila and are looking for an ecological reason to visit Tulum, then surely the fact that you can see sea turtles in their natural habitat will influence you. Every year, from May to October, many of the beaches in the area see the arrival of thousands of turtles that come to lay their eggs in the dusty sands after dark and you will surely see them if you keep your eyes wide open. Alternatively, you can go to Akumal to swim with them.
5. The food is to die for
The ceviche in Tulum is to die for, that’s all we can really say. If you are a food fan, this is honestly one of Mexico’s main destinations to get caught up in the culinary scene, whether you like seafood (head to El Camello) or vegan and vegetarian options, there is something for everyone Tastes and palates in Tulum. Hartwood is also the best option, as it offers a changing menu every day based on the products available.
6. Mayan ruins
Tulum has some truly historic sites that have quite spectacular settings and stories behind them. The most emblematic of all the Mayan ruins that you can find in Tulum and its surroundings is easily the eponymous site of Ruins of Tulum, which stands precariously on the steep rock above the beach. Arrive early before the hordes of visitors arrive and ruin your perfect views. Alternatively, Coba is just an hour from Tulum and has a spectacular 138 foot pyramid.
Cobá, Carretera Federal 307 Cancún-Chetumal, Cobá, Quintana Roo, México, +52 55 3033 5552
7. It’s a hidden gem
Tulum is definitely touristy, make no mistake, but it still maintains a small city feel that neighboring resorts like Playa del Carmen and Cancun. However, this is unlikely to continue and, no doubt, you will see more hotels appear in the near future in this picturesque part of Mexico, so it is ideal to visit as soon as possible. Also, it feels good to be in the secret of one of the best places in Mexico.