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Top 5 Reasons Tulum Is One Of The Most Romantic Destinations In The World

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It goes without saying that love must be celebrated every day, but when romance is definitely in the air, what better way to spend it than by experiencing Tulum’s enchanting offerings? Romantic strolls on the white sandy beaches? Swimming in a heart-shaped Cenote? Private sunset overlooking the Mayan jungle? Camping under the stars? There is something for every taste and budget, but the one thing that remains constant is Tulum’s unparalleled ability to transport you into a fairy tale moment with its endless choice of dreamy activities.

Where is Tulum, And What Does It Offer?

Tulum is found on the Yucatán Peninsula, just a 1 hour and 30 minutes drive south of Cancun Airport. What was once a small fishing village is now an emerging tourism hotspot for sun-seekers, adventure lovers, romantics, and life-hungry travelers. Tulum is home to snow-white sand, dense green jungle, ancient archaeological sites, crystal-clear ocean, sinkholes, lagoons, and its internationally renowned upmarket beach clubs and nightlife.

Tulum has become extremely trendy, combining laid-back hippie vibes and a casual boho-chic ambiance, and a dreamlike state, with Mayan-style buildings with palm leaf roofs, a relaxed way of life, a postcard-perfect backdrop of the Caribbean Sea, and even candlelight on standby in case of a power outage, making Tulum a libertines paradise.

Let’s dive into what makes Tulum one of the most romantic destinations in the world right now:

Sunset on the Riviera Maya Beach


Only 6.5km from downtown, you can swim in cenote Corazon del Paraiso, which is known for its unusual shape that resembles a large heart, now what could be more romantic than that? How about sunrise yoga on the beach? A leisurely cycle around the town? A cooking class together? Explore the ruins? Or even a relaxing couples day at Maya Spa, where Azulik villa resort use ancient Mayan rituals for their treatments.

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@shauniebegley This 💕 cenote in Tulum was my fave – Cenote Corazon #cenote #mexico #tulum #mexico🇲🇽 #mexicocheck #travel #traveltiktok #tiktoktravel #travellife #drone #fyp #heart #love ♬ original sound – Zoe Levert


No couple’s trip would be complete without a pristine white powdery sand beach, and Tulum has it in bucket loads. Enjoy yourself, from sunset strolls to lazing around soaking up the Caribbean sunshine on oversized beach beds. It is also plentiful in beach clubs, where you can sip cocktails and escape from the world together.

Tulum’s south beach is mostly for those residing at the hotels and resorts, which adds a more exclusive feel to the beach. Alternatively, you can rent a day bed together for a fee. There is Playa Ruinas, a beautiful beach with a picture-perfect backdrop of the Mayan ruins, accessible from Tulum’s ruins via narrow stairs. This might not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Playa Paraiso, a beach club and public beach – ideal for leisurely swims, snorkeling, and also witnessing the marine life and coral reef of the Riviera Maya. Lastly, you can also book a tour to visit the nearby Sian Ka’an, to witness its raw and unspoiled beaches.

@lbalam_86 Playa paraíso 🇲🇽🏝 #playaparaiso #tulum #tulummexico #tulumbeach #playa #playas #beaches #mexico #mexico #mexicomagico #VivaFiestaCut #viaje #mexicoentussentidos #mexicotravel #mexico🇲🇽 #mercadolibrelooks ♬ Send Me on My Way – Vibe Street


Tulum is now known for its world-class gastronomy and mixology, from local street food and delicacies to its international cuisine. You can enjoy candlelit private dining, served by a private butler under the stars, on the beach, at The Beach Tulum Hotel. Book yourself a nest at Kin Toh restaurant by Azulik, a treehouse restaurant overlooking the jungle, serving avant-garde Mayan-Mexican cuisine, where the chef involves all five senses in each dish. There are countless options to indulge in, so you can be sure to find a romantic evening wherever you land yourself.

@tinkerbelltravel Tᑌᒪᑌᗰ ♡🌅. #mexique #mexicotrip #tulum #tulumbeach #azulik #sunset #coucherdesoleil #vuemer #paysagemagnifique #landscape #tiktokvoyage #travel #love #romantic #bestplace #afaire #afaireencouple ♬ Lovely – Vicline


You will be spoilt for choice choosing which hotel suits you best for your getaway. It’s definitely a personal decision, so here are a few ideas to help you along the way. While any hotel can be romantic if you are with the right person, there are certainly some that bring more ambiance than others such as the AZULIK or the Encantada Tulum.

@priscillalee welcome to paradise #tulum #mexico #hotel #otulum #summer #vacation #travel #beach #ocean #fyp #fypシ ♬ Chill Day – LAKEY INSPIRED

An Experience Of A Lifetime

A unique experience, ‘The Hand’, located at Hotel Hun Tulum, stands out for aesthetic reasons, an iconic instagrammable opportunity offering an exclusive romantic and celebratory encounter for hotel guests and non-guests. A six-meter high structure with a never-ending view of the Mayan jungle, linked with an elevated open walkway, its design is intended to be cohesive with its link to the ecosystem. Packages range from a 15-minute visit for $30, a 50-minute jungle view, to dinner and brunch, all the way up to a 2-hour sunset proposal for $980.


hotel Hun in Tulum 🌱💚

♬ Another Love (slowed down original sound) – Tom Odell

Tulum provides an evocative and melancholic atmosphere and is, without a doubt, going to be an unforgettable escapade for you and your loved ones this year.

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Tracy Sutherland

Saturday 4th of February 2023

Whoever wrote this about Tulum hasn't been there for at least 10 years!


Sunday 5th of February 2023

@Tracy Sutherland, whats your take on it?