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6 Things To Know About Your First Trip To Tulum

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Located right near the tourist city of Cancun, Tulum is one of Mexico’s jewels. The popular getaway is filled with beautiful beaches and exotic activities similar to its neighboring city Cancun.

An Amazing Trip To Tulum

Here are six steps on how to spend a great vacation in Tulum.

Pack suitably

The climate in Tulum is one of the key elements that makes the city such a great vacation destination.

The weather averages around 30 degrees celsius throughout the year, making bathing suits and summer clothing an essential part of luggage.

The city uses Mexican Peso as its local currency.

Although some restaurants will accept Mastercards and Visas for payment, it’s a good option to carry Pesos around.


2. Immerse to the environment

This exotic city contains plenty of tourists, while still allowing its foreign visitors to receive an authentic experience by meeting and immersing with locals.

Although the city is filled with many english speaking workers and visitors, make your trip more exciting by preparing a couple of Spanish words and phrases.

colored lettering of Mexican tourist city Tulum

3. Visit the best areas

Tulum is filled with beautiful scenery and hotspots to visit while vacationing in the city. Here are some places that frequently attract tourists

Tulum Town is the central part of the city, which is one of the easiest places to locate. Tourists can find plenty of gift shops, banks, restaurants and nightlife activities here.

Tulum beach provides relaxation and stunning scenery to all its visitors. Enjoy turquoise waters, white sand, and boutique spas and hotels located right on site.  

The Tulum Ruins are located near Tulum town, and offer a wide range of historical pieces and ruins that come with a lot of rich history. 


4. Choose the best place to stay

Filled with lots of luxurious hotels and resorts, it can be hard to decide where to stay when vacationing in this fast paced city.

It’s important to remember that Tulum hotels are all unique in their own way, so choose the one that’s most suitable for you.

Popular hotels include Zendero Tulum, Hotel Tiki Tiki, the Encantada, and many more.

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5. Dine at the best restaurants

Choose the best available restaurants to receive high quality food experience.

Here are some renowned restaurants in the city to choose from.

La coqueta offers generous portions of authentic Mexican cuisine for good prices.

El Camello Jr. serves different forms and types of fish, filling customers appetites instantly.

Casa Jaguar features delicious meals filled with rich flavour and creative combinations.

Aloft Tulum Rooftop Bar

6. Perform new activities

Home to crystal waters and historical sites, Tulum offers a variety of unique activities to make your trip as thrilling as possible.

Snorkelling, cenote diving, yoga, and visiting Tulum ruins are all great activities to add on to your itinerary during your trip.

starfish snorkeling Cancun Caribbean Sea

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Dennis G Mahood

Monday 10th of May 2021

When you tell people that Tulum is near Cancun you should also mention that it's close to a three HR drive depending on traffic. The last time we went to Tulum because of traffic and a driver who drove the speed limit it took us 3 1/2 hours.