Where to stay in Tulum?
Tulum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire Mexican Caribbean.
The ancient Tulum was a very important commercial port and was walled. This area is full of history and places to explore. It is the perfect place for those culture lovers who want to discover stone by stone the history of this exotic place with a majestic past.
The town of Tulum, located nearby the ancient Tulum’s ruin zone, is visited by thousands of tourists every year who go in search of its famous beaches of fine white sand where they can cool off and enjoy the heat that reigns in the Riviera Maya.
In the town of Tulum, you will find all kinds of basic services such as a pharmacy, shops, and markets. The town is also perfectly communicated with other nearby towns and places of interest, thanks to an extensive bus network.
The best place to stay in Tulum is the beach area. With fine white sand, it extends along the coast of the Tulum National Park, southeast of the town. It is a quiet place without large crowds of tourists, where you can do all kinds of activities and water sports, or simply relax and enjoy the sun and the dips.
During the day you can hire all kinds of water activities such as diving, kayaking, and snorkeling among others; or if you prefer, you can lie on the sand to rest sheltered from the sun under an umbrella.
You can also hire other excursions and visit different sites and places of tourist interest throughout the Rivera Maya, such as a day of diving in the cenotes, underground caves full of freshwater, visiting the paradisiacal island of Cozumel.
You can also visit the Laguna de Coba, which is located northwest of Tulum, near the Quintana Roo National Park.
And if you are traveling as a family, you cannot pass up the opportunity to spend the day at the Xel-Ha or Xcaret eco-theme parks, full of attractions and cultural shows.
Tulum Hotel Zone
The Hotel Zone of Tulum is a coastal strip, which has an extension of approximately 12 km where you can find various small hotels, boutique hotels, cabins, and villas.
Nature, the green color, and the sound of the waves are elements that combine in the perfect atmosphere of peace and tranquility that can be breathed in this area of the Mexican Caribbean.
Most of the hotels here are the ecological type that is integrated into the natural harmony of the area, many of the hotels have palm roofs, wooden walls and take advantage of solar energy to provide electricity to their rooms, although there are also cabins with a sand floor, hammock, and candles.
A paved street crossing throughout the entire Hotel Zone is where you can walk, ride a bike, drive a motorcycle or car to get to the town, the archaeological zone, or a supermarket, restaurant, or store.
You can also relax with a massage, practice yoga, or enjoy the temazcal (a steam bath used for hygienic, ritual, therapeutic, and spiritual purposes).
The best place to stay in Tulum is the beach area, which stretches along the entire coast of the Tulum National Park, located southeast of the town. This area is a paradisiacal place with almost virgin beaches of fine white sand and crystal clear turquoise water, a luxury if you want to get away from big cities and urban life.
The area is famous for its sunsets and every evening hundreds of people sit down to watch how the sky turns red and the outlines of the palm trees blend with the silhouettes of some Mayan ruin in the distance.
Although there are many more restaurants in town than on the beach, here you will find various small and picturesque establishments such as taquerias, seafood restaurants, and beach bars, scattered along the entire coast and offering traditional Mayan and Mexican dishes to a very good price.
In addition to the beach bars, you can taste exquisite dishes in the restaurants of the different resorts that are scattered around the area.
The nightlife is not as frenetic as in the big cities of Rivera Maya, although you will find various nightlife venues with music so you can spend a pleasant time: at night, tourists gather on the beach and take advantage of the moderate temperature to have a cocktail and dance to the music of the parties that are organized on the beach.
If you want to stay on the beach in Tulum, you can choose from a wide range of possibilities with very varied prices, ranging from hotel complexes where you can stay in a small and exotic cabin, to luxurious villas, spa centers, and resorts full of pools that offer all kinds of amenities and lots of fun activities.
The proximity to all other areas of the town makes the center of the town of Tulum a good place to stay.
The area is perfectly connected to all areas of the town of Tulum and its surroundings thanks to its bus network, and there are even regular lines that will take you to the most important cities in the region, such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
There are also shuttle buses to the Cancun airport.
The town of Tulum is a safe and perfect place to walk in complete tranquility since there are no huge crowds of people, If you explore the area a little, you will find various picturesque places where the local culture and tradition come to life in the form of precious handicrafts that you can buy as souvenirs.
On the main street, you will find several companies where you can hire excursions to the most interesting historical places, both in Tulum itself and throughout the Rivera Maya. The town center is full of life and color, strolling through its streets you will find countless small bars and restaurants.
Regarding accommodation, there are various establishments that offer rooms at very different prices, ranging from small and simple hostels decorated with flowers, rentable apartments, and bread & breakfast, to the most luxurious suites with impressive views and from which you can contemplate the wonderful sunsets.