WELCOME TO TULUM


Along with its stunning Caribbean beaches and laidback charm, Tulum also offers a rich cultural heritage and a host of interesting activities for the visitor. Explore its ancient Mayan ruins, snorkel in a fresh water cenote or take a tour of the Sian Ka’an Biological Reserve. Or just while away the afternoon rambling through its rustic streets and enjoying a delicious meal at one of our local restaurants. With the perfect combination of tranquility and beckoning adventure, Tulum is more than a place; it’s an experience that is sure to delight, surprise and enchant you.

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TULUM

Located less than a mile away and situated on a cliff above the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, Tulum is one of the most beautiful archeological sites in the Mayan world. The city was built somewhere between 1000 and 1500 AD. At that time it was the center of commerce and transport of produce between the Caribbean and central Mexico. Today the walled city still has many well-preserved structures to explore and a small but lovely beach where you can take a dip.

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COBA

Located about 20 minutes away, the archeological site of Coba has not been excavated or reconstructed. Here you’ll find structures still covered with jungle growth and may even be accompanied by birds and monkeys as you explore. Coba is situated on four lakes which are believed to have given the city its name which means “waters stirred by the wind.”

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CHICHEN ITZA

Chichen Itza was the center of the Mayan world between 800 and 1200 AD and is one of the most highly renown Mayan archeological sites. Its main building, “El Castillo,” was recently declared one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Visitors will also be impressed by the observatory, The Great Ball Court and the Temple of Warriors. Driving time to this site is approximately one hour.

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SIAN KA’AN

SIAN KA’AN is a biological reserve located within 20-25 minutes. Its 653 hectares include beaches, lagoons, swamps, cenotes, 345 species of birds and more than 800 species of flora and fauna. Visit here and you may catch a glimpse of a jaguar or even an endangered species like the jabiru bird. There are a wide variety of ecological tours to choose from which can give you an up-close and truly unique experience of the one of the Yucatan’s most precious natural treasures.

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XCARET

About 40 minutes north of Tulum, this ecological park boasts a host of activities. Go snorkeling in the famous caves and underground river, explore archeological ruins, enjoy a dolphin show, horses, bat caves, a stunning beach and much more. Whatever your age or sense of adventure, you’ll find plenty to do at this popular park.

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PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Just 45 minutes north you’ll find the happening city of Playa del Carmen. Home to a truly international group of people, the city has a cosmopolitan look and feel while still maintaining its small town charm. Much of the activity takes places along Fifth Avenue, Playa’s famous and mainly pedestrian area that sits just one block from the beach.