Cancun and explored so much of the coastline and inner historic spots.
Now, there are a few local gems that you won’t wanna miss, especially if you’ve got a good few hours to chill in the surf and sand.
On the same stretch, Santa Fe Beach is closer to the Mayan ruins where you can find and enjoy small bars and restaurants. The local vendors love a good haggle to get you to eat and chill at their venue – so be prepared to bargain!
Take a look, below, at the best things to do in Tulum. Have an epic time in Mexico!
1.) See the ancient Mayan City
Oh, and Just remember, you can haggle with the tour guides when you visit. They tend to inflate their prices for visitors but it’s well worth it. It really brings the whole site to life as information is limited ‘on the ground’.
From the most delicious; birrias (meat stew), burritos, pozole (corn broth) and lashings of guacamole, you’ll be in for a feast.
For a tasty and fancy dinner, head to BAL NAK’ for their incredible cocktails and mole. So good!
2.) Visit the Cenotes around Tulum
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This doesn’t make it bad, in fact, I’d probably say it’s good if you want the convenience of having some foodie spots, loungers and easy access to Tulum itself. Though, just be aware it can draw bigger crowds than some of the other beaches in the area. If that’s not your idea of a good beach then try another spot.
Of course, you’ll find lots of vendors across the streets of Tulum but there’s also a heap of tasty restaurants and beachside spots to grab a tasty bite.
Over 40km long, Lake Bacalar is massive and one of the best things to do in Tulum if you’re heading south of the town. Yes, it will take around 2.5-hours to get here from Tulum itself but it’s great for a day trip, especially if you’re looking for something a little different.
Once here, it’s a stunning place for a swim and you might even spot some green turtles and dolphins, too!
3.) Visit Tulum’s Beaches
6.) Mexican dishes
Chichen Itza is one of the most popular spots to see in Mexico and historical sites that’s around a 2-hour drive from Tulum. With well over a thousand years of history, Chichen Itza is an ancient Mayan city with a colossal pyramid (El Castillo) that you can’t miss.