Things to do in Tulum

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Tulum’s most well-known attraction is its ruins, and there are plenty of them in the surrounding areas, from the Tulum Ruins (located right at the no... Read More

Tulum’s most well-known attraction is its ruins, and there are plenty of them in the surrounding areas, from the Tulum Ruins (located right at the north end of Tulum Beach) to the awesome Coba. But most visitors are really coming here to do absolutely nothing but read on a beach (Tulum’s is gorgeous, but the adventurous should head slightly north to the even more stunning Xpu-Ha). And no trip here would be complete without a visit to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or a few soul-cleansing yoga classes.

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  • Coba Ruins in Tulum Mexico Tourism Board
    Cobá

    Once the most powerful Mayan city-state in the northeastern Yucatán, this 26-square-mile site, crisscrossed by raised limestone roads is called sacbéob... Read More

  • Grand Cenote Cave in Tulum Moses Berkson
    Grand Cenote

    Tulum is full of cenotes—natural pools where you can go swimming, often with caves. The Grand Cenote is one of the most well-known, because it’s great... Read More

  • Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Tulum Mexico Tourism Board
    Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

    This massive natural reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site—the area has been home to a Mayan community since 600 B.C.—and it’s absolutely stunning.... Read More

  • Tulum Art Club

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    Tulum Art Club

    This one-of-a-kind space opened in downtown Tulum in early 2016 and is dedicated to arts and culture. There's a café with seating in the front, and the... Read More

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    Tulum Beach

    This beach, which runs the length of the Tulum, is open to the public. It’s absolutely gorgeous here—after all, it is the area’s main attraction. Tulum... Read More

  • Tulum Ruins

    Moses Berkson

    Tulum Ruins

    The ruins of the 11th-century walled city are a popular attraction for visitors staying in Cancun and Riviera Maya, so come early to beat the crowds.... Read More

  • Xpu-Ha Beach in Tulum Mexico Tourism Board
    Xpu-Ha Beach

    Xpu-Ha, one of Mexico’s most stunning beaches, is worth leaving Tulum for. The water here is impossibly blue and always warm and swimmable, and the sand... Read More

  • Yoga class at Sanara in Tulum Courtesy of Sanara
    Yoga at Sanara

    There’s no lack of places to do yoga in Tulum, and the Sanara hotel is one of the absolute best places to take classes. Most hotels have daily morning... Read More

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