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Now Is The Best Time To Book A Trip To This Trendy Destination South Of Cancun 

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Tulum is one area in the Mexican Caribbean that seems to have a lot of buzz at the moment, and rightly so. 

The new Tulum International Airport, “Felipe Carillo Puerto”, is due for completion in the coming months, bringing a substantial amount of new flight routes from the United States and Canada to the upcoming area. 

Tulum has been known in recent years for its trendy, bohemian-type vibe, which appeals to a great many travelers looking for something a little different from the more mainstream, typical vacation energy of somewhere like Cancun. 

beach club in Tulum

After experiencing a very successful summer season all around in the Mexican Caribbean, room occupancy and bookings are looking a little less busy, which is only expected for this specific time of year. 

While this may be looked at as a negative to some hoteliers and business operators, it can equally be interpreted as good news for tourists who may just be able to travel to Tulum at a reduced price, skipping the overcrowding of the summer and winter seasons. 

Perdo Andrés Torres, general manager of the Aloft Tulum Hotel, highlighted that while the figures reflect the same as the period last year during low season, this year also offers a decrease in room prices, with current rates dropped from around $120 to $90. 

tulum beach with lots of tourists

This seems to be a common trend among hotels of all kinds, who must strategically find ways to entice tourists beyond the typical vacation times that so many choose to visit, with reducing hotel prices being high on the list. 

It is now up to governments and businesses alike to figure out ways to keep tourism flourishing during the less busy times of the year, and it seems that is just what they are doing.

Torres stated, “We are experimenting with reaching markets and business niches that we have not touched, that people know Tulum, that they know that we can offer them culture and nature that result in an economic spill in this temporality.”

tourists in popular cenote in Tulum

So here is why booking a trip to this trendy destination might just be the best idea you’ve ever had:

The Cleanest Beaches Right Now 

It is no secret that sargassum is one obstacle that seems to be testing the whole of the Mexican Caribbean this year, with the smelly seaweed covering some of the most gorgeous beaches in the entire world. 

Luckily for you, the sargassum season seems to be ending, with Tulum reporting low sargassum levels for the first time in ages.

Tourists on a Tulum Beach Covered in Sargassum

Tulum is not only known for its incredible culture and ancient archeological sites but also for its handful of golden sand and turquoise-water beaches, with some of them even awarded the coveted Platinum Certification by Mexican environmental officials. 

Due to the work of the government, who have gone as far as investing in new machinery and barriers to prevent sargassum from ever being a problem in the future, as well as local workers and volunteers who have collected the smelly stuff, Tulum’s beaches are some of the cleanest in the Mexican Caribbean right now. 

Reduced Prices 

As mentioned above, hotels across Tulum are reducing their prices in an attempt to attract more visitors to their locations.

Tulum tourists taking picture of sculpture

With anything from all-inclusive luxury resorts, vacation rentals, and even smaller traditional hotels to choose from, it is guaranteed you will be hugely welcomed and well looked after at a fraction of the normal price.

If you are also not a fan of overcrowded, busy areas, now is certainly going to be the time you want to visit before the winter season arrives!

Expected Surge In Popularity 

With the arrival of the new Tulum International Airport, as well as the added flight routes, many visitors are going to be drawn away from flying into Cancun International Airport, which is currently the busiest in the region, and look to travel to the next best destination on the map. 

Tulum national park ruins

Another factor will be the arrival of the Maya Train, which is also set to open at the end of this year, which will connect even more tourists to this trendy, upcoming area. 

Whether visitors are looking for a day trip to see some of the incredible ancient Mayan sites or a longer stay in the heart of the bohemian area, one thing is for sure: Tulum is going to be thriving!

That being said, if you want to avoid the busyness that winter is sure to bring or experience it before everyone else does, now is the perfect time to book your trip!

couple on a beach in Tulum

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Wednesday 27th of September 2023

Tulum is a nightmare to get to the beach. It's overpriced. Beach clubs wznt minimal spends of £50 per person. Parking is expensive per day. You can't walk to beach. Im here now and wouldn't recommend it.