Tulum, one of the most gorgeous destinations of the Mexican Caribbean, is world-famous for its beauty, stunning beaches, and relaxed vibe. Once known as a “destination for hippies,” Tulum nowadays is a trendy spot packed with an array of boho-chic boutique hotels, beach clubs, fancy restaurants, and nightclubs. Hence, it has become more expensive and crowded. Thousands of travelers arrive at Tulum attracted by what they see on Social Media. Still, honestly, there are so many things to do in Tulum that sometimes are missed by visitors!
VISIT AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
You can’t say that you visited Mexico without adding some culture to the experience. Lucky for you, some of the most important archeological sites of the Mayan Civilization can be found around Tulum. Don’t miss visiting the Tulum Archaeological site. This is the only Mayan vestige built on a cliff next to the Caribbean Sea. Also, you can see the Muyil archaeological site, located only 20 minutes away from Tulum Downtown. If you want to go a bit far away, visit the impressive site of Coba, where you can contemplate the Nohoc Mul temple, one of the largest ancient buildings in the region.
SWIM IN A CENOTE
Cenotes are natural sinkholes of crystal clear waters and stunning vegetation formed by the crashing of a meteorite on the Yucatan Peninsula thousands of years ago and other natural events happening since then, including the filtration of rainwater to the limestone. These ecosystems are home to diverse flora and fauna such as fish, frogs, birds, and lots of colorful trees and exotic plants. The best part is that most of them are open to the public, so you can visit them and swim in the freshest water ever!
DIVE IN TULUM
For its location in front of the Mesoamerican Reef, the second-largest reef barrier in the world, and the many underwater cenotes available, Tulum is known for being a divers’ paradise. Many diving aficionados and professional adventurers visit Tulum each year to immerse themselves in the many underwater ecosystems.
VISIT DOWNTOWN TULUM
There’s no complete visit to Tulum without visiting Downtown Tulum. Experience the unique vibe of the Tulum community and discover a different yet fabulous side of Tulum. Take an evening stroll along the main road for some shopping, enjoy the local food, or get to know many people from around the world. The Tulum downtown is a chilled, friendly town that offers good restaurants and cool bars. Additionally, you’ll get better prices than at the hotel zone, so it’s worth the visit! To avoid traffic, we recommend renting a bike from the hotel zone to downtown.
Despite the activities you choose, one thing is sure: the beauty of Tulum will leave you speechless. Either you choose to enjoy the beaches, have an eco-adventure, or embark on an archeologic quest, you’re surely in for a great experience! Click here to book one of our amazing tours in Tulum and Coba.