Tulum Vacations

Like a laid-back Cancun for the yoga set, Tulum is a paradise for those looking for quiet along the Mayan Riviera. The white sand beach stretches on forever, lined with several upscale but casual hotels. While Tulum isn't cheap anymore, its hippie vibe still reigns. Drink organic smoothies, stay at a nudist resort, commune with nature. Away from ... Read more
the beach, Tulum Pueblo offers a small strip of necessities, as well as good shopping and dining options. While many folks day trip here from Cancun or Playa del Carmen for the spectacular oceanfront ruins, those who stay here enjoy the tranquil mornings on the beach, when it's sometimes just you, a few fishermen heading out to catch your dinner, and a class of people stretched out in cobra pose.
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Like most tropical regions, the Yucatan Peninsula has a wet and dry season. The region’s wet season (May to November) is hot, humid and rainy with the occasional hurricane blowing in. Despite poor weather, July ... Read more
and August are popular times for foreign and Mexican tourists to visit. However, if you’re dreaming of a sunny beach vacation, head here in the dry season (late November to February) when the weather milder and less rainy. Unfortunately, you won’t be alone on that white sand beach (especially if you’re planning a Christmas vacation: tourism peaks from mid-December to early January, which drives up prices), but at least you’ll get to bask in the sun without it raining on your parade.

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Clearwater, Florida, USA

Tulum, Mexico stole my heart! In 2011, I went to visit, and loved it so much that I stayed for 4 years!

The area is very laid back, earthy, and absolutely breath taking, filled with local shops, restaurants, and things to do, live dive shops and tour centers.

The ancient energies throughout the Tulum Mayan ruins, are so peaceful and the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters will have not being able to get enough!

The food is mouth watering, and even as a vegetarian, I was able to easily find foods that I could devour!

This is one area that I make my way back to every year! Highly recommend for everyone!

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

This little stretch of the Yucatán feels like a slice of Bali in Mexico. Far superior to anything further north but, unfortunately, it is also being assaulted by a gringo invasion.

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Austin, Texas, USA

I can't wait to get back to Tulum and explore all it has to offer. I would love to stay for 8-10 days in this area to really explore! The ruins were beautiful, bit we missed out on the cenotes and beaches. We were so sick from a flu outbreak on our cruise that the day was so miserable with the kids. It sucked all the life out me with just the single ride from Cozumel. The experience was still a beautiful one, although rushed. When we come back we will do isle holbox & Tulum and stay at the Andaz treehouse hotel!

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The town of Tulum is a hipster, foodie, and artistic town with a modern bohemian flair. Though the vibe is difficult to describe, the night life, dining and shopping are exceptional in this quaint little town. The Artists and musicians that frequent Tulum give it an unconventional culture that, unless experienced first hand, is very difficult to depict.

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Lakewood, Colorado, USA

Learn about Mayan history while you visit the ruins at Tulum, once a major trading port in the last millennia

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A pretty magical and mystique walled city built by the Mayans, its archaeological sites are incredibly well preserved. Take a break from the beach to visit El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes, and the Temple of the Descending God. Explore an underground river under a canopy of stalactites in the sacred caverns of LabnaHa Eco Park, or drive into Cenote Dos Ojos to snorkel inside of caves in the middle of the Forest.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Amazing chillled out vibe. Perfect family vacation combining fabulous restaurants beaches and cenotes

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São Paulo, Brazil

Tulum definitely has the most beautiful beaches in Riviera Maya. However, it is not for everyone. It has a very laid back and hippie vibe, the area where the hotels are located doesn't have electrical power or running water, most places have their own generators and water wells, but some don't. The walkways on the hotels and the city are not paved, so you will have sand on your feet 24/7, but if you're up to stand that for the most beautiful waters and sights of Mexico, then you should definitely go.

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Washougal, Washington, USA

If you are in this area you MUST grab some lunch or dinner at El Tabano near the beach. It was amazing!!! Cash only but worth every penny!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The only Mayan ruins located right along the coastline! So impressive and informative! Loved my time here! I highly recommend stopping and checking them out if you find yourself in this part of Mexico.

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