Tulum Town and Tulum Hotel zone
Tulum is located 37 miles ( 60km) away from Playa del Carmen and 131 km from Cancun Intl. Airport, from where its very easy to come to Tulum, you can book a regular or private shuttle that will drop you at yours Tulum hotel doors. Tulum is one of the most beautiful areas in the Riviera Maya Mexico, becouse Tulum is nestled between white-sand beaches with a dramatic an unbelievable turquoise sea and the lush tropical jungle, where beaches, nature and peace are in perfect harmony with the archaeology. Tulum is simply the gem of the Mayan Riviera corridor.
Tulum is divided into three main areas: Tulum Town, Tulum Hotel Zone and the magical Tulum Archaeological site.
Tulum Hotel Zone has just few hotels and cottages in this extension of 9km, coming from the town and turning left you have 3 km and turning right the others 6 km (see it in the map on your right). Hotels and cottages are Ecological, electricity comes from the force of the sun and wind, allowing hotels to offer friendly, high-quality services to their guest.
It is the perfect place for all members of the family, honeymooners and for those seeking peace and tranquility.
The lodging can be in a comfortable room with all the services or in a rustic cottage made out of wood, palm, sand floor and illuminated only by candle lights.
Tulum Hotel Zone were built with a natural and simple architecture, to virtually blend into the natural surrondings. Click here for a complete list of Tulum hotels and Cabanas.
All along the Tulum Hotels Zone there is a road, where people can walk, ride a bicycle or just drive your car between the palms and the manglar enjoying the amazing green color. You will find some shops, bicycle rents, minisupers, money exchange, etc (see it on the map) and if continue going south you will reach the Entrance to a awesome world: Sianka'an Boisphere.
Tulum Town is settled at the edges of the 307 highway, where commercial and social activities take place.
You will find, groceries, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, handicrafts, telephones, shops, post offices, banks, bakery, etc.
Around this main avenue, you can see and hear the local people with their own language, customs and typical dress.
The Town and the Hotel zone are separated by 3 km, you can rent a bicycle, take a taxi or a public bus. Bicycle are very popular to go around the hotel zone and the rent is very cheap !
largest natural aquarium
ruins inside the rainforest
Rent a car, could be a good idea if you think driving around the Mayan Riviera, Its quite easy to drive allong the corridor due to its a straight way. Car Rental in Riviera Maya.
Tulum Archaeological Site is erected on the top of a cliff over the turquoise caribbean sea, there are not words to describe the beauty and the magic of this place. Tulum means Wall in the Mayan language, but the original name was Zamá, a Mayan word that means Sunrise, due to its geografical location, which allow you to enjoy the sun's birth.
The archaeological site is reached from the highway or from the Hotel Zone, you can go in a tour o just buy your ticket. Multi-languages guides are available, Open every day from 8 am to 5pm. From 6pm to 10pm there is the Visit Tulum Night lights.
Tulum offers its visitors an excellent place physical and spiritual relaxation, the possibility of practicing meditation, yoga or taking a traditional Maya Temazcal steam bath, or enjoy a delighted beach massage.
Tulum is truly the destination for eco-tourism, nature, quiet, sun and history lovers.
Just one word to describe Tulum: Simplicity