Top 10 Things to Do and See in Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico is a top spot for international travelers. This small, Mexican beach town has stunning costal views, white-sand beaches, and a...

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Tulum, Mexico is a top spot for international travelers. This small, Mexican beach town has stunning costal views, white-sand beaches, and a laid back feels. Just a short drive from Playa del Carmen and Cancun, this is an easy spot that feels off the beaten path.

Rent bikes or go on a bike tour

Because of the impossible to miss design of Tulum – the coastline, its important fascination, is isolated from the focal point of the town by a short drive or a somewhat any longer walk – it’s fitting to lease bicycles for in any event a few the days you’ll be there. This gives you unquestionably more opportunity to investigate the zone without a dependence on taxis; furthermore, with the breeze moving through your hair as you cycle around, you’ll for all intents and purposes disregard the frequently sticky atmosphere.

Swim in the Gran Cenote

One of the points of interest to being in the Yucatan Peninsula all in all is that you’re encompassed by Mayan sinkholes, also called cenotes. In Tulum, you’ll be inside a short distance of a portion of the nation’s most radiant models, so you truly should take the risk to look at them. El Gran Cenote, Calavera and Carwash are probably the most notable models, yet with a bit of looking through you can discover some underestimated and for all intents and purposes left ones to investigate as well.

Party in Tulum’s town center or on the beach

For night owls and wild partiers Tulum has a lot of alternatives, regardless of whether you’re a devotee of neighborhood unrecorded music, beachside DJ sets or Cuban salsa rhythms. On the off chance that you decide to make a beeline for the middle, you’ll be ruined for decision with a portion of the greater, progressively well known clubs that get full to blasting on the ends of the week and the littler increasingly cozy scenes that bring more chasing down. We prescribe Curandero for particular unrecorded music and a simple to discover area. On the other hand, head to Papaya Playa Project if celebrating on the sea shore is more your style.

Curandero, Av Tulum 120, Tulum, Quintana Roo, México, +52 984 871 2414

Papaya Playa Project, Carretera Tulum – Boca Paila Km. 4.5, Tulum, Quintana Roo, México

Swim with the sea turtles

On the off chance that you’re into everything natural, at that point this is without a doubt one of the most unmissable things to partake in when visiting Tulum; every year, from May to October, the vast majority of this coastline sees the appearance of turtle settling season. After the sun sets each night, the mother turtles gradually advance up the sea shore to lay their eggs, before cautiously traveling back to the surf. On the off chance that you need an additional hands on turtle understanding, day outing to Akumal rather, where you can swim with these sublime animals!

Akumal, Quintana Roo, México

Visit the ancient Mayan ruins

This is one of the best things Tulum offers and it’s obvious to perceive any reason why year on year voyagers keep on running to these wonderfully found Mayan ruins. Roosted high on a precipice with clearing vistas of the gem conditioned sea beneath, you desire the way of life yet remain for the view at Tulum’s remnants. Does the view look well-known? That is on the grounds that it’s gotten one of the most significant pictures of Mexico as of late, in any event, filling in as the spread for a Lonely Planet manual. Top tip: show up before the expected time and beat the crowds of visit transports.

Km 230 Cancun – Chetumal, Zona Hotelera Tulum, 307, Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780, Mexico+529848025405Visit website

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly


Outdoors, Scenic, Instagrammable

Visit the Cobá ruins

However, if the crowds at the ruins of Tulum are off-putting, don’t give up on your dream of visiting Mayan ruins while in Tulum! The wildly underrated archaeological site of Cobá, some 30 miles outside of Tulum town centre, is worth a couple of hours if you’re a fan of either history or refreshingly tourist-free destinations. While there may not be the crystalline Caribbean in the background, this site is a rugged introduction to Mayan architecture right in the heart of the Yucatan jungle.

307 Carretera Federal Tulum, Cobá, Quintana Roo, 77793, Mexico+529842067166Visit website

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly


Outdoors, Historical Landmark, Instagrammable

Explore Paradise Beach

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In the event that you like to lie on the sea shore instead of take a gander at it then one of Tulum’s most celebrated stretches of coastline must be Playa Paraíso, which actually means Paradise Beach. Allows simply state that that name isn’t giving bogus expectation – basically straightforward water, picture-book flawless palms and too fine sand all add to the air at Playa Paraíso. Be that as it may, regardless of whether this sea shore doesn’t take your extravagant, essentially every other waterfront goal in Tulum is similarly as tastefully engaging, and a few of the sea shores are fixed with campgrounds which you can remain at for a little (and very merited) charge. There’s not at all like awakening to the sound of the sea lapping out yonder, all things considered.

Eat ceviche at El Camello Jr.

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$

This is one of Tulum’s top restaurants due to the strangely new and flavorsome ceviche and fish served up on the day by day. While local people still stop by normally, this has become to some degree an explorer joint lately (they acknowledge dollars as installment, close by pesos), in spite of the fact that saying this doesn’t imply that it does not merit attempting at any rate once. On the off chance that that doesn’t stimulate your tastebuds, there are a swathe of other first rate nourishment merchants and cafés that you can give a shot in Tulum.

Centro, Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77600, Mexico+529848712036

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner


Casual, Traditional

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