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5 Top Hiking Trails To Wander In Tulum

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Worldwide wanderlusts often make their way to the beautiful town of Tulum for some good old rest and relaxation! Considered the ‘jewel’ of the Mexican Caribbean, Tulum offers its visitors a very charming and boho vibe. Between your beach bummin’, yoga classes and smoothie bowls – Here are 5 top walking trails  for you to check out! 

The Walled City

This heavily trafficked loop is about 1.3 km offering beach views, historic sites and potentially even some wild life! Rated 4.7 stars on All Trails, one review mentions that the best views on this trail are near the wall opposite of “the castle”.

Rated: Easy
Distance: 1.3 km, approximately 23 minutes.
*Note: No dogs allowed on this trail.

Find a map here

Akumal Beach

Akumal Beach is a 4.5 km out and back trail located on one of the top beaches in Tulum! Rated #1 out of 12 top things to do on TripAdvisor, This beach has it all. From beautiful white sandy beaches to nearby cenotes and cafes, the whole family will enjoy this prime location!

Rated: Easy
Distance: 4.5 km, approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.
*Note: 0.1 km away is a place called Turtle Bay Café & Bakery that apparently has awesome prices and huge portions to refuel after your adventure!

Get the map here

Ciclovía Avenida Coba – Zona Hotelera

This pristine trail is very well taken care of, paved and popular for cyclists.  Displaying an abundance of vegetation, forest and even some beach views, Ciclovía Avenida Coba is an 8.2 km out and back trail with an overall 4.1 star rating. Run, walk and play your way through the beauty of this trail.

Rated: Moderate
Distance: 8.2km, approximately 2 hours.
*Note: Beware of cyclists!

Get the map here. 

Playa de Tulum – Playa Paraíso

Stop and smell the flowers while you wander through this 3.1 km out and back trail. Located just north of the hotel zone, this trail offers you a taste of what Tulum is all about. With breathtaking blue waters, soft sandy beaches and lots of room to take a yoga break under a palm tree, the Playa de Tulum – Playa Paraíso is incredibly peaceful.

Rated: Easy
Distance: 3.1 km, Approximately 45 minutes

*Note: If you fancy a bevy – The Playa Paraiso serves up some of the best Pina coladas in Quintana Roo

More info and a map can be found here.

Playa de Tulum – Bacalar – Chetumal

This river featured trail is primarily used by those who like to take the “scenic route”. With 528 km of road, this drive is one that you’ll never forget.  Lake Bacalar is a ‘must stop’ location as you drive through Bacalar, it’s known as ‘lake of seven colors’ due to the multiple hues of the crystalline water. Grab your go pro, your best pals and prepare to see a wide variety of what the Mexican Caribbean has to offer.

Rated: Moderate
Distance: 528 km – Timing varies due to traffic and personal stops. 

Your map can be found here.

Don’t forget to bring your shades, a towel (just in case you feel the urge to take a quick dip in the ocean!), biodegradable sunscreen and a bottle of water- The Caribbean heat is no joke!  While wandering these trails please, leave no trace as it is important that we keep these trails and beaches safe and clean for all to enjoy. 

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