Travel Guide: Tulum’s Top 20
Sun, Sand, & Adventure - what more could you need in a tropical vacation destination!?
Tulum is making a name for itself as a one of the top escapes for Americans. Known for its white sandy beaches and laid-back vibe, it has transformed over the past few years into an eco-luxury getaway. But before you start booking, I encourage you to check out my full list of favorites with…
TULUM’S TOP 20
Adventure through the historic Tulum Ruins 🌴
Book the best all-inclusive resort: Hotel Unico Riviera Maya ☀️
Where the spa is included in your package, unlimited massages and treatments are totally worth the price! 💆🏻
Best Mayan fusion food: Humo Tulum. 🍍 After your downtown meal here, make sure to get some dessert at…
Prieto Tulum: Cool off from the hot Mexican weather with their amazing frozen yogurt 🍦
Pamper yourself at the best spa — Be Tulum
Get a drink at the Azulik restaurant’s bar at sunset. Take smartphone pictures (no professional cameras allowed) of the iconic nests & jungle hotel 🌅
Have a beach day at at Las Palmas or Playa Paraiso 🐚
Release your wild side and drive an ATV through the Tulum jungle
Best local cuisine — Hartwood. Must make a reservation in advance! 😋
If you’re in the mood for Italian, check out Posada Margherita. Waterfront views and twinkle lights create a rustic Italian ambiance. 🍝
Spend the day at Xel-Há, Tulum’s aquatic theme park that has every outdoor activity imaginable 🐠
Best Ceviche: The restaurant at Ahau 🍤
Do a morning workout at the Tulum Jungle Gym 💪🏼Then head next door to…
Raw Love, Tulum’s #1 vegan cafe for the best acaí bowl 🍓
Best bar: Mur Mur 🍹
Picturesque swings & a smoothies at Matcha Mama with your girls 📸
Take a day trip to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. A couple hours from Tulum but definitely worth the trip 🚍
Favorite site for hotel booking: Hotel Tonight ✈️Use code: CLAUREN1 for $50 off your first booking ✨
TIPS FOR TRAVEL
BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT TULUM
Tulum is an amazing escape with activities for the beach bum travelers to those who enjoy shopping & a spa. ✨You’ll enjoy Mexico’s warm weather all year long with coolest temps in Jan hitting 70 degrees F, but I’d recommend visiting sometime between late November through April, with rainy season beginning in June.
BEST WAY TO GET TO TULUM
To get to there, you’ll fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN) and travel south about 90 minutes by taxi, bus, rental car, or hotel shuttle. Important note: there are no Ubers in Mexico. I always start by calling my hotel and asking if they have a private airport shuttle, this is the most trusted & affordable for first time Mexico travelers.
GETTING AROUNG TULUM
Before getting into a taxi on this trip, always ask the cab driver how much the trip will total before getting in. This way, you can ask your hotel staff, restaurant host, or local if this is a fair price and won’t be taken advantage of.
Grab your passports and get ready to soak up the sun — Tulum is calling 🌞
Now, all you have to do is start packing!
Let me know if you visit any of my Tulum Top 20 Guide below. Would love to hear what you think!✨
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