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Beach travel guide

Tulum Edition

Tulum is a beautiful destination with stunning beaches, rich history, and a vibrant atmosphere. Here's an efficient beach travel guide for Tulum

Best Beaches

  • Playa Paraiso

Is known for its powdery white sand and turquoise waters. Great for swimming and relaxing, there, many beach clubs offer sunbeds and umbrellas

  • Playa Pescadores

A more laid-back beach with a bohemian vibe, ideal for long walks and beachcombing. Numerous beachfront restaurants and bars are to be found there.

    • Playa Ruinas

    Located near the Tulum ruins it combines both history and beach relaxation. From there, get panoramic views of the archaeological site. Before planning on going there, I advise you check first with the local authorities if it is open for visits.

      • Playa Santa Fe

      It is quieter than some other beaches and ideal for those seeking a tranquil environment. There you’ll experience soft sand and clear waters.

      Sites to Visit

      • Tulum Archaeological Sites

      Explore the well-preserved Mayan ruins without missing the iconic cliff-top Castillo and get insights into the ancient Mayan civilization. The view on the sea is breathtaking! 

      • Chichen Itza

      Take a drive from Tulum to Chicken Itza famous Mayan pyramidNestled in the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, Chichen Itza stands as a testament to the architectural and cultural brilliance of the ancient Mayan civilization. Recognized as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, this archaeological site is a captivating blend of history, astronomy, and sophisticated engineering.

      • Cenotes

      Visit Gran Cenote and Dos Ojos for a refreshing swim. Cenotes are typical crystal-clear, freshwater natural sinkholes surrounded by lush vegetation. 

      • Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

      Experience the natural beauty of the Ka'an reserve, you can take a boat tour to discover the diverse wildlife.

      Activities to Do

      • Snorkeling and Diving

      Explore the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Snorkel in the clear waters or go diving for a deeper experience

      • Biking

      Rent a bike and explore Tulum's eco-friendly paths. Ride to the ruins, beaches, and cenotes

      • Yoga and Wellness

      Tulum is known for its wellness scene. Try beachfront yoga classes or visit a spa for relaxation

      Tulum’s premier destination for contemporary art, Sfer Ik is an architectural museum made with local materials and where international artists are exhibited. I recommend you to book a time slop for visit on their website. 

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      Restaurants/Bars

      • Breakfast/ Brunch

      Botanica Garden Café $

      A farm to table concept, good variety of meals for all tastes. Seasonal menu with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Plan to come early as it gets easily busy

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      Los Bowls de Guadalupe $

      Here they will serve you colorful & organic bowls. They also offer a good selection of homemade smoothies and juices in a convivial setting.

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      • Lunch

      We mostly had lunches by the beach so here is a short selection

      Pancho Villa $$

      With high temperatures In February in Tulum, we had light lunch including Guacamole, fish tacos, and pico de gallo. 

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      Gitano Beach club $$$

      Known for its mezcal cocktails and vibrant atmosphere. Often features live music and a lively crowd. Mexican menu with a Mediterranean twist, including refreshing feta and watermelon salad 

      • Dinner

      Casa Jaguar $$$

      Offers a unique blend of Mayan and international flavors. Great cocktails in a stylish jungle setting

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      Estrada $

      On a low budget option & if you want amazing seafood in Tulum, try this restaurant. Everything is prepared on the spot. If you love octopus as I do, give a try to the pulpo al ajillo !

      • Sunset Drinks

      Papaya Playa Project $$

       

       

       Kin Toh $$$

      Part of Casa Azulik, the Kin Toh, restaurant is nested in a luxury tree house offering an unprecedented view of the Mayan Jungle and Caribbean Sea. Each table is located on a real nest and offers a magnificent show at sunset.

      Tulum's combination of natural beauty, history, and vibrant culture makes it a fantastic destination for beach enthusiasts. Enjoy your travels!

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