Tulum has become over the years one of the Riviera Maya’s favorite vacation spots and the activities to do in Tulum are increasing, this is due to its great natural beauty that combines the thick jungle, archaeological sites and incredible beaches with crystal clear waters.
Tulum has gone from being a small town where tourists only came to visit the occasional Mayan ruin to become an exclusive tourist destination thanks to its model based on ecotourism where you can enjoy the radiant sun and warm beaches.
And this has to be a place you have to visit on your next vacation to Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
But before we get into the topic of things to do in this beautiful city, first we are going to tell you that Tulum is located at a distance of 130 km from the city of Cancun and one of the best ways to get there is through our private transportation service to Tulum.
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What to do in Tulum
Tulum is made up of two basic zones known as; Tulum Playa and Tulum Pueblo. The town of Tulum is located just 5 kilometers from the sea in the interior of the city, in the town you can get cheap accommodations and a very active place in its main avenue, in Tulum Playa you can get the best hotels in Tulum, restaurants and recreational places in the area.
Fresh water Cenotes, paradisiacal beaches, millenary ruins and delicious gastronomy are just some of the things you can get in Tulum, if you are planning your vacations in this tourist destination we invite you to read a small list of activities you can do and we are sure you will want to include in your travel itinerary.
Visiting Paradise Beach
The beaches of Tulum are one of the most beautiful in the Riviera Maya, so spending a day under a palm tree lying on the sand does not sound crazy at all, since the experience of being on a beach in this place is an experience to live thanks to the contrast created by the intense blue color of the Caribbean Sea and the jungle that surrounds the place.
Playa Paraiso is considered one of the best known public beaches of the Riviera Maya located a few kilometers from the archaeological site of Tulum, as its name refers this is an earthly paradise for all visitors, it stands out for its crystal clear waters that remain warm most of the year, its fine white sand which makes it the perfect place to rest.
Tulum Archaeological Zone
The archaeological zone of Tulum is an emblematic place of the entire Mayan city, most likely you have seen some of these ruins in photos and postcards, but nothing can compare to being able to contemplate them in person, the ruins and the blue sea create the perfect scenario of which many tourists and locals have fallen in love, plus these are the only Mayan ruins that are located in front of the sea, incredible isn’t it?
Tulum owes its name to this archaeological attraction because the Spanish translation of the word Tulum means “wall” and in this wonderful place still preserves much of the wall, in the walk through the Mayan ruins you can get various buildings such as the Temple of the Descending God, the Temple of the Frescoes, among others, the most famous of them all is known as El Castillo from which you can see the Caribbean Sea and the jungle at the same time.
The entrance cost of this park is quite affordable as well as its opening and closing hours, however, be sure to arrive early so you have enough time to see all the buildings and then go down to the beach.
It is almost impossible to talk about Tulum and not mention the incredible cenotes, this is one of the things to do in Tulum that you can’t miss, visiting these underwater caves is an excellent plan to spend the day full of fun activities, adventures and tranquility.
Near Tulum there are several cenotes, one of the most famous is the well known Cenote Dos Ojos, so called because of its two cavities that as its name says look like two eyes, it is integrated by a system of underwater caves that are approximately 60 kilometers long, ideal for diving.
Other cenotes near Tulum are the Calavera and Escondido cenote, which are located only 4 kilometers from Tulum, El Gran Cenote cannot be missing in this list, this cenote is one of the favorites of tourists thanks to the clarity with which it has and which allows to observe the stalagmites and stalactites found in the cave.
Meet the Mayan Reef
Through Tulum runs the immense coral reef barrier of more than a thousand kilometers making it the second largest coral reef in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Oceania, thanks to its dimensions and biodiversity the Mesoamerican Reef System is considered one of the world’s sanctuaries for scuba diving.
Thanks to the transparent and warm waters of Tulum you will be able to observe more than 65 different types of corals that form this beautiful reef, you will also be able to observe a great diversity of marine fauna.
After visiting the Mayan ruins, spending the day at the beach, snorkeling or touring some of the other wonders that Tulum has to offer, or if you are thinking of a quieter plan to spend the day or to end it with a flourish is to get to know the local culture through its particular but delicious gastronomy.
The dishes in Tulum are strongly marked by the Mayan influence, some made with seafood and fresh fish, you can also get dishes with turkey, deer or wild boar, however, one of the things to do in Tulum is to know traditional food of Yucatan, you can taste it in dishes like cochinita pibil, panuchos, relleno negro, poc chuc, salbutos, among others.
The city of Tulum is one of the ideal destinations for couples, nomadic travelers, nature lovers and luxury lovers, because it is a city that perfectly combines all these characteristics and cremen, one day will not be enough to fully know even 10% of everything the city has for you.