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Explore Mayan ruins, dive in natural sinkholes and relax on picturesque beaches in this enchanting Riviera Maya town.

Tulum is an enigmatic and scenic city best known for its fascinating ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Tulum’s ancient structures are among the most well-preserved Mayan ruins in the world. Learn about the Mayan people and enjoy the town’s spectacular tropical scenery.

The Tulum Ruins is a former Mayan fortress-city, which consists of several temples and castles with views of the sea. Gaze up at the magnificent El Castillo, which stands on a dramatic limestone cliff. In front of the castle is the Temple of the Frescos, which contains wall paintings depicting the Mayan’s spiritual beliefs. Head to the north side of the site to see some small altars and lovely views of El Castillo.

After exploring the archaeological site, relax on the Tulum Ruins Beach. Take photos of this beautiful cove’s white sands and sparkling waters against the backdrop of the Mayan ruins.

Swim, snorkel or go cave diving in cenotes, natural swimming holes once revered by the Maya as a source of water during dry seasons. Scuba dive through a cave system of jagged stalagmites, stalactites and other intriguing rock formations in the Gran Cenote or the Dos Ojos Cenote.

Bring the kids to the remarkable Xel-Ha Water Park. This enormous nature park, found a 15-minute drive north of Tulum National Park, features cenotes, jungles, lagoons and rivers. Snorkel among colorful fish, go kayaking and dive off the Cliffs of Courage. Get around the park by cycling or riding the convenient jungle train.

The temperature in Tulum is fairly consistent throughout the year. The months of October through December are the best times to visit, with the wettest weather occurring from July to September. Tulum is located in the state of Quintana Roo, 80 miles (130 kilometers) south along the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula from Cancún. Fly to Cancún International Airport and take one of the daily tour buses that depart for Tulum.

Find a mix of thrilling adventure and rich culture in Tulum.

Where to stay in Tulum

Top hotels in Tulum

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Chetumal Pto Juarez km 236.7, No. 1 Tankah Riviera Maya, Tulum, QROO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £106 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Located in Tulum, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tulum National Park and LabnaHa Ecopark Adventures. Xel-Há Park and ...

4/5Very Good! (971 reviews)

"Beautiful place, definitely a little getaway . Spoke to staff, and they are still barely opening up activities due to covid 19. But over all still have a bunch to do and even relax by the pool or the ocean, walking distance ."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort -Adults Only-All Inclusive
Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort -Adults Only-All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carr Tulum Boca Paila Km 3.85, Tulum, QROO
The price is £174 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec

Situated on the waterfront, this all-inclusive resort is within a 15-minute walk of Tulum National Park and Las Palmas Public Beach. Playa Paraiso and Tulum ...

4/5Very Good! (816 reviews)

"Kore is amazing, friendly staff and awesome hotel with beautiful scenery. Only downside is the watered down alcohol they serve you."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort -Adults Only-All Inclusive
KASA Hotel Parota
KASA Hotel Parota
3.5 out of 5
Calle Prol. Sayil, Lotes 3 y 4, Aldea Zama, Tulum, QROO
The price is £108 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Tulum Mayan Ruins and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Cenote Crystal. Playa Paraiso is 3.3 mi (5.3 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (270 reviews)

"Loved the experience! Hotel was brand new and staff was super friendly! The hotel is located 15 min from the beach, but if you have a car this shouldn’t be a problem!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

KASA Hotel Parota
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Tulum

Copal Tulum Hotel
Copal Tulum Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle Ixchel sn, Tulum, QROO
The price is £89 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Situated in Tulum, this spa aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Dos Aguas Park and Tulum National Park. Las Palmas Public Beach is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

3.9/5Good! (48 reviews)

"This hotel by far was amazing ! The room was perfect the hotel restaurant was perfect my only advice is heat the pools lol other than that everything was GREAT!!!!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

Copal Tulum Hotel
Livetulum
Livetulum
4 out of 5
C/Andromeda Oriente Manzana 18 Lote 3, Esquina Escorpión Sur, Tulum, QROO
The price is £56 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

Located in Tulum City Center, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dos Aguas Park and Tulum National Park. Tulum Mayan Ruins and Playa Paraiso are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (551 reviews)

"Great location. Very clean. Very helpful service. I would highly reccomend"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2020

Livetulum
The Panoramic By Xperience Hotels
The Panoramic By Xperience Hotels
3.5 out of 5
Calle 10 Sur, La Veleta, Tulum, QROO
The price is £52 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec

Located in La Veleta, this condominium resort is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Dos Aguas Park and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Tulum National Park. Cenote Crystal is 2.1 mi (3.3 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (30 reviews)

"Excellent hotel near Tulum town, perhaps 15 mins away from coastline. Amazing rooftop pool with a remarkable view."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

The Panoramic By Xperience Hotels
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Tulum

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Nick

10 Mar 2020

Tulum is vibrant, not crowded. Local feel, numerous excellent varied & affordable restaurants. Always felt safe!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Dec 2019

Absolutely loved Tulum. There's so much to see and do. We did a lot of activities early in the trip then chilled out at the beach towards the end. The town is much cheaper and more vibrant with all the shops and bars and there are great vegan options

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Dec 2019

It is very expensive, and the luxury hotels are miles away from the cheaper and more upbeat area of the main town. However it is beautiful and very peaceful.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

20 Nov 2019

The ruins were great. Go for a swim. The public beach is best - forget the rest - charge 40 dollars for 2 beds at the strip following the public beach . Due to the busy highway in Tulum there is a lack of atmosphere you can get elsewhere .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Nov 2019

Beautiful and relaxed.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Nov 2019

Paradiso!

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