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Skip The Layovers! United’s New LA-Tulum Flight Brings Mayan Ruins Closer 

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The Mexican Caribbean has better air connectivity with the United States than with any other international destination.   

For years Cancun Airport has been the main hub for travelers arriving in vacation hotspots up and down the region’s white sand and turquoise coast.   

Now there is another option American travelers have since the launching of flights from the U.S. to the new Tulum Airport began.   

And, with United’s new LA to Tulum flight, which brings the Mayan ruins closer than ever, American travelers can skip the layovers and fly directly to their destination.   

Sign in Front of the Tulum Airport

United’s New Route To Tulum 

Recently, United Airlines began operating a new route to the region’s newest airport, Tulum International Airport (TQO), also known as Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport.   

Flying out of Los Angeles (LAX), the seasonal route made its first trip on May 23rd.   

It will be available seven days a week throughout the summer months.   

The new route is part of an effort by tourism officials to expand the region’s air connectivity.  

United Boeing 787 Wide Body Aircraft

United’s Other U.S. To Tulum Flights 

United Airlines operates three other flights to Tulum from U.S. cities.   

The airline flies out of Chicago, Houston, and Newark.   

Altogether, with the new route between Tulum and L.A. and these three routes, United Airlines now flies to Tulum 28 times a week.  

United Airways Plane

Why Tulum Is Exploding In Popularity Right Now 

Tulum has long been a popular luxury travel destination, a haven for travelers looking for a more relaxing, nature-rich, wellness-focused Mexican Caribbean vacation.   

It has amazing beaches, fantastic hotels and resorts, great restaurants, and plenty to do.   

It also has a vibrant nightlife and a variety of smaller, local cantinas.   

Tourists on a Beautiful Beach in Tulum, Mexico

The Tulum Ruins – An Archeological Site Not To Be Missed 

Of all the things to see and do in Tulum, there is one attraction that cannot be missed: the Tulum Ruins.   

It is one of the last inhabited Mayan cities in the region, with several important structures located within the site.   

They are also the only cliffside ruins in the region, situated on a plot of land that towers over the turquoise Mexican Caribbean Sea.   

It’s no wonder it’s one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico, and tickets to marvel at this wonder are only about $5. 

Total Number Of U.S. Cities You Can Fly To Tulum From 

Several other airlines also fly to Tulum from various U.S. cities.   

In addition to United Airlines, which has flights from more cities than the rest, three other airlines currently offer nonstop flights to Tulum from a total of 9 different U.S. airports.   

Those airlines are American Airlines, Delta, and JetBlue.   

The complete list of U.S. airports that you can fly out of include: 

  • Atlanta (ATL) 
  • Charlotte (CLT) 
  • Chicago (ORD) 
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) 
  • Houston (IAH) 
  • Los Angeles (LAX) 
  • Miami (MIA) 
  • New York (EWR) 
  • New York City (JFK) 
Cars Parked Outside of Tulum International Airport

The Maya Train And What It Means For Tulum’s Future 

On top of everything else that makes Tulum so popular, the launch of the Maya Train route to the destination is just around the corner too.   

Travelers visiting Tulum will be able to take a train up and down the entire coast, presumably starting this fall.   

This will allow you to explore all of the Mexican Caribbean, whether you’re staying in Tulum or Cancun.   

Maya Train Track Running Through the Yucatan Peninsula

Where To Stay In Tulum 

Like Cancun, Tulum has its share of luxury all-inclusive resorts too.   

It is also home to several boutique hotels, hostels, and Airbnbs.   

While it is a more laid-back destination, it has much of the same to offer as Cancun, and now, thanks to United Airlines, it is even easier to get to from Los Angeles. 

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