Tulum, an enigmatic place

Tulum is an emblematic city ubicated along of known Riviera Maya. It is a place whoever have the privilege to know, can to be named the paradise.

Located at a distance of 130 km (80 miles) from Cancun, Tulum has a worm weather where all over the world tourist can to enjoy sun, white sand and crystalline sea feature Caribbean Sea to around 30°C to 35°C (86°F to 95°F). There you can to get a great sun tanning or only to rest in the chaises under a palapa. For that the people lives in cold places like United States or several places in Europe prefer it. For the people lives near there it’s very easy to arrive, because there are buses with departures each hour of the most important cities like Mexico City, Monterrey or Guadalajara, but the way is very very long, spending a time around 10 hours, 15 hours, 20 hours and it is the same in car. Obviously for the other countries people this is not recommended, ideal transport is in plane because any airport there are flights to Cancun and when you are here, to will get ready at this wonderful destiny. Like Cancun is a very popular destiny you won’t have problems to get, since virtually all the airlines have flights to this place, and there are buses from Cancun or Playa del Carmen also to Tulum and only you will spend in time a couple hours. The most known are American Airlines, Air France, Delta, Aeromexico, Volaris just to name a few and therefore their fares are different but ranges from USD $300 to USD $1500 in round trip. We must to remember the fares may to vary then it’s different in holiday season and the fares may be highest.


One of its main attractions are underground rivers named cenotes and here, getting the equipment and qualified personal you can to enjoy aquatic activities like swimming, snorkel or diving for adventure lovers; or just to see the wonderful sea fauna with a lot of kinds goldfish and turtles swimming with them. The fare per person is around MXN $2000 (USD $120). The most recommended cenotes are “Cenote Dos Ojos” (Two eyes Cenote) located near other interesting park named Xel-Ha, “Cenote Escondido” (Hidden Cenote) or well the “Cenote Calavera” (Skull Cenote) for who has the first experience in this moment. You can to get there using the same highway that goes to the Mayan Ruins (number 109-15 Coba).


Further this kind of activities and to enjoy its unmatched view; it’s very recommended to visit the Mayan Ruins; because we must to remember that place is an archaeological zone also. As Tulum in Mayan speech means “rampart”. You can go that ruins in car or public transport by the Coba street and to get to National Park Tulum. Their address is Yalku street S/N and their schedule is all days 8am to 4:30pm. The entry fee is MXN $65 (USD $4), but for Mexican citizen the entry is free only in Saturday and Sunday showing an official ID. They have a fare for to take photos only if you have a professional camera. It takes about 2 hours to see the whole Park so kids are not getting bored too easy. Here there are tour guides and you will be impressed by their knowledge about the history and the architecture place. They will give a detailed introduction of the park under the scorching sun because the ruins are spread out over a large area with little shade available, so it’s very recommended to wear sunscreen and bring a hat. It's not a big park so you will complete the tour before noon. Preferably getting here early, so you avoid the heat and the people which start to come in around 9 am and the line to get in grows long by middle afternoon. Tulum is located directly at a cliff where you can oversee the Caribbean Sea and you may to appreciate from here. The beach stays lively but be sure to bring your own food and drink. “El Castillo” was one most important structures for worship and usefulness it had to ships guide in IV Century.

Tulum is not a very visited place. Only a few tourist know it and go. For that reason, Tulum has several lodging but they have an excellent quality. The most recognized and recommended hotels are for example Hip Hotel Tulum, their fare per night is MXN$3700 (USD $220) and their address is Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 8 Zona Hotelera. Palms Tulum Luxury Hotel have a fare per night of MXN $2,600 (USD $150) and it’s in the city with address Escorpion street near the corner Andromeda street to one square to Coba street in the downtown; or the Pavo Real Beach Resort with a fare in the same conditions of MXN$ 3,200 (USD $190) and their address is Carretera Federal Cancun-Tulum Km 237. All they have own beach, pool, restaurant and room service as well as a car rent office too. But no problem if you don’t have a lot of money because there are hotels with several fares, cheap or expensive and find them it’s very easy really.

Following previous, exactly where Palms Tulum Luxury Hotel is ubicated, starts Tulum town, where you can to find all you need, like gas startions, pharmacies, restaurants, banks, the bus station, churches, the post office, car rent office, flea markets (you know it already, for souvenirs), The Cultural Center of Tulum, stores like Seven Eleven and several shopping areas, places to eat and hotels very cheap really, but you will sacrifice the luxury. All this you will find it on Tulum Avenue (it’s the same that Cancun-Chetumal freeway).

Please don’t dude to come to Tulum! We assure you will be fascinated with their beaches, their people, their cuisine and when you are there, you will have one of the most wonderful experiences in all your life and you will want to come back!

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