Though I didn’t invest a lot of time in Tulum, only 1 complete day in reality, somehow I nevertheless try to remember it as 1 of my preferred areas in the 3 months I spent abroad. I consider my time in Tulum is a excellent instance of how essential the people today you meet are. They have a large influence on the impression you get from a location. They can make a shitty location look excellent or a excellent location look shitty. I’m pretty thankful for all the wonderful people today I met more than there. ❤️
What To Do
Whilst you could invest an complete day wandering about in the city of Mérida, you could possibly not be in a position to do that in Tulum. The city is pretty compact and if I am entirely truthful, the city itself didn’t impress me also significantly. It is mainly 1 road exactly where all the touristy restaurants and shops are, in addition to that it is mainly residential locations. My preferred location like in a lot of Mexican cities was the most important square. They had a lot of sports going on at evening and some wonderful street meals carts.
But these are also not the causes people today come to Tulum. A single purpose to go right here is for the beaches. And it could possibly just be the most attractive beach I have ever noticed. It has clear water, white sand and it quite significantly appears like paradise.
Tulum is also identified for its Mayan ruins. Whilst not pretty impressive in size, these are all about the place. They are situated on a cliff straight on the beach. You can even go for a swim when going to these ruins.
The entrance charge is $70 MXN for foreigners and is worth it for the views in my opinion. The ruins themselves are not all also unique.
There are also pretty a couple of cenotes to check out about Tulum. There are some pretty close by but we assumed they would be pretty crowded so we wanted to go check out the cenote Dos Ojos. This cenote is 20km away from Tulum but we believed it was a excellent notion to go there by bike anyway. So we rode our bikes for 20km on a highway to go swim in a cenote. This turned out to be a pretty entertaining adventure and in hindsight, it was absolutely worth though I’ve doubted that when riding the bike.
When we ultimately arrived at the cenote following riding the bike by means of the hot Mexican sun, we have been told that the entrance charge would be $300 MXN. That was outrageous, specially on a backpacker’s price range. So we opted to check out the smaller sized cenote Nicte-Ha additional or much less subsequent to it. This 1 “only” price $100 MXN which seemed greater in comparison.
We absolutely didn’t regret it, it looked certainly amazing!
Exactly where To Remain
A person in Mérida suggested me to remain at the Hostal Nativos (Affiliate Hyperlink) in Tulum and it was definitely a excellent option. It had good rooms with curtains on the beds for a small bit of privacy, a pool and breakfast integrated. It is also close to the ADO bus station from there which is usually a significant plus for travelers. But you do not need to have to be concerned, Tulum is a very backpacker friendly city with lots of possibilities for accommodation.
Some people today (mainly not backpackers) also opt for to do a day trip to Tulum from Cancun. If you are not traveling on a tight price range and possibly would rather remain at some resort in Cancun, this is certainly an choice also.
It is definitely attainable to invest additional than 1 day in Tulum, in reality, I would most likely advocate it. My Tulum itinerary was possibly a bit rushed but I enjoyed each and every second of it.