Tulum has gotten a large share of the tourists who’ve visited the Mexican Caribbean in recent years because it has a lot to offer for those looking for a cultural experience. Mayan ruins, cenotes, jungle adventures, and more all await in this popular destination that is less than two hours from Cancun. Now, to help tourists see everything there is to see, Tulum has launched the first-ever tourist map highlighting the top attractions in the downtown area of the city.
The New Tulum Downtown Official Tourist Map
There are a total of 30 landmarks that are highlighted on the map, as well as important places like the police station, the hospital, a money exchange, and a supermarket. Visitors will be able to find cultural and historical sites on the map, as well as other places that tourists might be interested in. The map is available in both print and digital form and can be either picked up at Municipal Tourist Information and Business Assistance Center or downloaded by scanning a QR Code, also available at the same place.
The city of Tulum is located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo and has a population of around 50,000, making it much smaller than some of the other popular Mexican Caribbean vacation destinations, like Cancun, which has nearly a million residents. The city essentially has four different sections, which include the town (the pueblo), the hotel zone (zona hotelera), the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, and the archeological zone. The map starts at the latter, and we’ll share a little bit about it and some other important spots to note on the map.
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Tulum Archeological Zone
The Tulum Archeological Zone is where you’ll find the Tulum Ruins, a massive site that sits on a nearly 40-foot cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The ruins consist of a number of well-preserved structures that include the four-room House of the Columns, the House of the Halach Uinic, or High Priest, the Temple of the Frescoes, which features an original colored mural, and El Castillo, or the Castle, which is the main pyramid on the site. Entry to the ruins costs less than $5, and the site is open every day from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, but the last entry is at 4:00 pm.
Tulum Food Truck Park
Located in the heart of the downtown area, the Tulum Food Truck Park offers multiple options for grabbing a bite or drink when exploring the downtown area. In addition to vegan food options, a taqueria, chilaquiles, and sandwiches, there is also a cold brew spot and a venue with a full bar, and you can even hear live music on certain days or sometimes join in on karaoke night. The park is open from 8:00 am – 2:00 am every day except for Tuesday when it is closed.
Hotel Zone Beach
The Hotel Zone is exactly what it sounds like, the area in town where most of the hotels sit, but it is also where some of the best beaches are in Tulum. Many of the hotels in this area are small boutique hotels that blend with the natural surroundings, including the beach. Cabañas La Luna, which offers individually unique private cabanas right on the beach for around $300 a night, is a highly rated option.
In addition to offering parking for those visiting the ruins, Tulum Magico also provides additional experiences for visitors. Visitors to Tulum Magico can see the ruins from a 118-foot tower while having a drink or a bite to eat, or journey through the Mystica immersive sensory experience to connect with the nature and culture of the area. There are also a number of dining options and shops to pick up some souvenirs and Mexican handicrafts.
Tulum has so much to offer tourists visiting the Mexican Caribbean. And this new tourist map will help everyone who visits avoid missing some of the city’s best attractions.
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Tuesday 10th of January 2023
Oh, please... Laura at www.mapchick.com has been producing a MUCH better map of Tulum than this for many years. And of the entire Mayan Riviera. If you want a REAL map get one.