A few years ago, Tulúm wasn’t as visited by travelers as it is now. South of Playa del Carmen and one of the finest attractions on the Riviera Maya, this gorgeous and quiet getaway is neatly tucked away from the hustle of the big city. As is every well-hidden gem, it has finally been exposed in all its glory. Tulúm offers to all travelers what they’ve been looking for while remaining its true essence, making it such a perfect spot.
Being an endless source of great views and activities, Tulúm makes a wonderful place for weddings and honeymooners, but also for those who love history, as it is also quite rich in ancient Mayan History and Culture. Famous for its farm-to-table establishments, crystal-clear waters to lounge in and off-the-grid atmosphere, travelers are getting totally obsessed with this amazing attraction.
While in the area, hop on a local van and head to Muyil. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a tranquil boat ride over the turquoise waters of the Chunyaxche lagoon and be shown around the ancient Mayan temple of Ixchel (1,100 AD.)
Once you reach the end of Muyil’s lazy river, the boat will be waiting at the end to get you back to where you started.
When looking for authentic Mexican Food, you will definitely find it Tulúm. Here, there are several places with special views of the ocean and the jungle, depending on which side of the main beach road you’re on or if you are in the heart of the town.
All travelers and foodies can get a taste of genuine farm-to-table experiences at places like Hardwood or completely vegan options, such as in Restaurare. If you’re in the mood for some good woodstove pizza, Juanita Diavola is the place. And let us tell you, it is really hard to find a place as amazing as this.
The Archaeological Zone
If you don’t feel like making a long trip away from Tulúm, you can visit the Tulúm Ruins which are just a few miles away. This ancient and once walled city displays the most beautiful ancient structures overlooking the Mexican Caribbean Ocean.
Tulúm and its sandy beaches make the perfect place for peaceful and healthy retreats. Plenty of places in the area offer a variety of spa services and yoga classes. Yoga Dica is dedicated to yoga retreats, trainings and workshops while Yoga Sahala offers Kundalini, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Anusara/Hatha styles exclusively.
While still off the beaten path, spas like Coqui Coqui and Azulik are must-stops to all travelers who are looking for decadent and endless relaxation with a perfect seaview.
Now that you now some of the activities you could be doing in Tulum, why not start prepping for this new adventure? See what other attractions on the Riviera Maya await you!