Breathe in the fresh air, the smell of jungle, the sweet scents of tropical blooms, admire the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean, and exhale slowly, you’re in Tulum now!
From glamorous parties to crystal-clear cenotes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and archeological ruins overlooking the sea, Tulum holds something for everyone.
A little history
Tulum was the last major city built and inhabited by the Maya between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. A place of worship of the Great Descending God, whose image adorns the temples within the site, Tulum was also of great importance for sea trade, most specifically for trading obsidian, a volcanic rock used to make all kinds of cutting implements in pre-Hispanic times.
Highlights of Tulum
There’s a lot to do in this magic village: visit the Mayan ruins, chill out on the beach, tour the coast on a bike, sample some exquisite cuisine in offbeat restaurants… It’s easy to make the most of every day here.
Explore the Maya ruins of Tulum
Tulum is probably most famous for its beachfront Mayan ruins, so come and check them out! The atmosphere of this centuries-old site has long attracted tourists from all the world.
Guides are available at the entrance to the site, so if you’re interested in knowing more about the history and significance of Tulum, they can fill you in.
Visit a cenote
Cenotes (sinkholes) are common on the Yucatán peninsula due to the region’s topographic characteristics. The cenotes around Tulum differ widely and provide some spectacularly scenic spots for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling or simply wandering around these impressive, unique natural phenomena.
We recommend checking out one of the most popular daytrips, in which you can visit four of our favorite cenotes (Gran Cenote, Casa Cenote, Cenote Casa Tortuga, Cenote Cristal and Cenote Escondido) for a blissful day of swimming and snorkeling.
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The jungle awaits you
Jump on a bike or a 4-wheel drive vehicle to explore some of the most vibrant jungle in the region due to its lush, thick vegetation, while also enjoying the tranquility of nature.
Discover Tulum Village
The center of Tulum (also known as Tulum Pueblo) holds its own magic, and the best thing you can do on visiting a new place is to see where and how the locals live. Tulum is also well known for its art, culinary delights and local culture. You can either wander around on foot or get around on a bicycle, which are available for rent pretty much anywhere. Enjoy finding your way around!