When you visit Tulum, you'll have your choice of a laid back vacation, something more thrilling, or a mix of both. The Mayan ruins are around the corner and feature a pristine beach that is beyond your imagination. Walking or biking into town is a favorite for those looking to dive into local culture and try something new. And the beach strip abounds with spots that are perfectly secluded and prime for relaxation. Should you decide to go further out of town, Riviera Maya's snorkeling hot spots and Cancun's bustling nightlife are about an hour north of Tulum and readily accessible.
Things to Do
XCARET AND XEL-HA
Xcaret has become a one-stop shop for exploring all the natural wonders of the area: think butterfly pavilions, a coral reef aquarium, and more. Similarly, Xel-ha ("the place where the water is born") is a natural aquarium where the ocean and fresh water currents meet to create springs and underground rivers. Here, you'll have fun snorkeling and taking in your exotic surroundings.
Xplor takes you soaring over unspoiled Mayan jungle on zip lines, swimming in underground rivers, riding on amphibious vehicles and rafting through mystical underground waters. This is a must-try for all thrill-seekers.
Dive into a beautiful cenote to snorkel along the longest underground river system in the Yucatan Peninsula, fly over the canopy on thrilling zip lines, or take the helm of a 4x4 truck to see the jungle from the ground. A ceremony led by a local shaman and a buffet lunch round out this complete adventure in the Mayan jungle.