Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico ... a
truly enchanting place to relax
is where we can relax and enjoy peace and quiet. It is
beautiful and quaint. (of course the Tulum ruins are
there too.) We recommend staying in one of the
beachfront cabanas...but if you are on more of a budget
travel, stay in town and explore the beaches and the
ruins during the day.
actual town of Tulum is not situated on the beach but is
about 3km, a 50 peso (approx.
$5 US) cab ride away. In town offers you more
restaurants, handicrafts, grocery, fresh fruit and
vegetable markets, Bital bank etc...this is a small town
but can provide necessities. I think we would always
recommend making reservations before arriving but maybe
if you are more of a free spirit, you could show up,
grab anything for the first night then explore the
amazing small beach hotels and find what you want. We
have personally stayed at BeTulum, Ana y Jose,
Papaya Playa (list of
hotels) and would HIGHLY recommend
them. Most places have hammocks
right outside your room, very addicting. Some of the
beach hotels operate with solar power, the nights are
lit with candles and oil lamps,
the lack of ambient light creates a heavenly feeling. It
is a wonderfully romantic place but you do not have to
be with a significant other to enjoy it. Many of the
beachfront hotels also have a restaurant on their
grounds. For example, Rosa del Viento hotel has
excellent food...the kind of place we stop even if we
are just in Tulum for the day.
This restaurant also has a beautiful view on the beach,
day or night.
Another "must see",
Gran Cenote which is
approx. 6 km from the beach of
Tulum on the road to Coba.
As far as the ruins go...we do recommend going once, but
go early in the morning or late in the afternoon. It
gets bus loads of people from about 1030am on. It has been
commercialized a bit but can still be a nice historical
stop. If interested in the history, we suggest paying a
tour guide (most languages) to show you the site. They
are available around the entrance of the Ruins. Could
cost a couple to tour the site around $30 US dollars
with a guide.
Transportation: You can
also book private transportation from the
airport to Tulum or a
Tulum Tours from Playa del
Swelled with pride on a cliff by the turquoise waters
of the Mexican Caribbean you can find the amazing
vestiges of the most important archeological site of the
Quintana Roo. coast. It was built during the
Postclassical Period of the Mayan Culture; it was the
most important port of these coasts. More than sixty
buildings surrounded by three huge walls with five
sensational doors protected the city of Tulum.
the Maya forest, two km from the archeological zone,
there is a small town called Tulum. Inhabited by local
natives of the region, this town has been growing during
the last years together with the evolution of the
tourist zone. In a totally casual atmosphere you can
also find small restaurants, stores and hotels all along
the road, which is the town main street too.
Here and there, in the town or at the beach, you can
find hotels, restaurants and different alternatives for
all kind of budgets. The most incredible and adventured
tours by bike, boat, jeep or horse, in the forest, along
the deserted beaches or the wonderful natural wells
(underground rivers). Diving and snorkeling on the open
sea are two unforgettable experiences: the Great Mayan
Reef, the second biggest reef in the world, not more
than a hundred meters far from the beach. Diving through
the caverns, for the ones who like extreme sports, will
give them a new vision of this silent world in an
underwater flight through a world formed underground
during the glacial period.
Schedule: 8 am to
Entrance: $ 51 MXP $ 4 USD
(1 January 2012)
free entry on Sundays
You can also visit by night. From 8pm to 11pm this how
ever has a different price of 170 pesos 13 dollars.
If you want to use a video Camera
the cost is 35 pesos
Free on Sundays for all Mexicans with an IFE card
Location: Located 80 miles south of
Cancun International Airport and 60 km south of Playa
del Carmen, entrance located on the left side of the
highway the ocean side.
The ancient Mayan port of Tulum
sits high on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean sea and facing the
rising sun. One of the most historically rich sites in the Mayan
World and Quintana Roo´s most famous site, Tulum, is a walled
city that became important during the Post-Classic Period (1000-1500
A.D.) and a major site in the Maya's extensive trade network.
centers around a Plaza or ceremonial center which
was used for rituals and ceremonies. El Castillo (the
castle), the most impressive building in Tulum, offers a
breathtaking view of the ocean and the coastline for miles in both
The house of Columns, the Temple of the Descending God and
the Temple of the Frescoes contain a number of murals and are among
the most important buildings of Tulum.
a restful and relaxing stay in Tulum surrounded by the
natural splendor of the Caribbean Sea and beautiful white
sandy beaches. Escape to this natural paradise with friends
or family and discover the splendid facilities at Ana y Jose
Charming Hotel and Spa, including a beautiful outdoor pool
and lavish accommodations.
charming and contemporary Be Tulum Beach & Spa Resort is a
stunning boutique hotel set by the Caribbean Sea in the
region known as the Riviera Maya. The hotel facilities have
been designed with thatched roof palapas, as well as stone
and tropical hardwood features. The hotel is ideal for a
romantic getaway in Tulum, offering an intimate environment
far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort is a beautiful All Inclusive
resort that offers lush vegetation, a stunning infinity pool
and a tranquil location alongside the waters of the
Caribbean Sea. This quiet coastal property has a luxurious
spa, two restaurants and stylish, contemporary suites
hotel is only a couple miles from the famous archeological
site in Tulum
Beach Resort is a wonderful All Inclusive resort offering a
dream-like setting for an unforgettable vacation by the
beach in the Tulum with your partner or your family. This
charming property is made up of Mexican-style cabins,
featuring vibrant colors and thatched palapa roofs that lend
them a fresh, peaceful feel. While staying here you can
enjoy a wonderful array of activities and services designed
to cater to all ages.
Tulum has been designed with colonial architecture
reminiscent of a stunning Mexican hacienda and offers all
the services, amenities and luxuries you need for an
incredible stay. The building stands out for its huge
archways and varied colors that complement the property's
beautiful natural setting. Dreams Tulum is perfect for solo
travelers, couples, families, and groups of friends, as it
has an impressive array of options for fun and
you're looking for a hotel with a natural setting in harmony
with the environment, ideal for unwinding far from the big
cities, Papaya Playa is a great lodging option for you in
Tulum. Papaya Playa features basic accommodation services,
comfortable cabins, and ecological villas located right by a
stunning beach on Mexico's Caribbean coast.
Maya Cabanas & Cenote is a cozy eco hotel in the Tulum hotel
zone offering a stunning, paradise-like tropical setting.
The property is made up of charming cabins built with
regional materials and surrounded by palm trees, featuring
thatched palm roofs and hand-made furnishings. On the
premises you'll find convenient services like a parking lot,
bicycle hire, and wireless Internet access, as well as an
open area with hammocks for relaxing like the locals, under
the shade of the palm trees.
Los Lirios is an eco-hotel that offers a tranquil atmosphere
and an enchanting location by the sea. Situated on a
semi-virgin beach, the property has fully equipped cabins
that feature the modern amenities you need to enjoy a
relaxing stay in Tulum, including air conditioning, a
balcony and a living room.
Zulum Beach Club and Cabanas
Zulum Beach Club and Cabanas is a gorgeous hotel set on the
beaches of Tulum. From your cabin, you can enjoy spectacular
views of the surroundings just steps from the Caribbean Sea.
Come and discover nature as you escape reality in this
destination. At Zulum Beach Club and Cabanas, it's easy to
relax and break free as you give in to a slower rhythm.
Situated in the Riviera Maya, this eco resort allows you to
relax on the beach, dive into the small pool, savor a
cocktail and meditate in complete tranquility.
Grand Oasis Tulum
Experience a wonderful stay amidst the natural splendor of
the Riviera Maya when you choose the comfortable facilities
at the Grand Oasis Tulum. Known as “The Calm Resort”, this
is a great place for a family vacation. The hotel has
everything you and your children need to enjoy fun and
relaxation, including a wide range of amenities, services
and facilities. Grand Oasis Tulum has swimming pools, a
children’s play area and a lovely white sandy beach.
Private Vans Book your van today !
Transportation from Cancun Airport to
prices as of 01 January 2015
same prices apply if you want to go from Tulum to
1 to 6 persons
price for a private van
|7 to 10 persons
price for a private van
price per person minimum 2
If your flight arrives between 8pm
and 6:50am please add $15 dollars to the price listed.
Restaurants and Bars Tulum :
Posada Margarita has a great Italian
restaurant right on the beach. They make their own pasta and
they always have a great catch of the day. Alessandro and Federico
are the owners and they are always their to ensure the quality and
They are open for lunch from 12 pm to 2:30 pm or
at least you need to order between these times. For dinner
open between 6 and 8:30pm. You need to make reservations at
dinner. They only have 8 tables and it fills up always. Here
is the number for reservations 01-984-1003780. Carretera
Tulum- Boca Paila Km 4.5
Que Fresco Restaurant at Zamas Hotel
features Mayan, Mexican and Italian specialties. Fresh fish
caught daily, sweet salsas, pizza cooked in the wood burning
oven, a variety of vegetarian foods and tropical drinks made from
freshly squeezed juices. They are open for breakfast, lunch and