Tulum is a small city in the state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Approximately 2 hours south of Cancun Airport. It can be a destination for luxury travelers, couples, solo travelers, and sometimes even families (although many hotels are adults only). It has a lot to offer for unconventional adventures and health enthusiasts too.
As one of the highest places on Mexico's bucket list, Tulum is quickly becoming one of the best travel destinations to Mexico. Located in the Caribbean Sea, Tulum is one of the best beach cities in Mexico, with incredible Mayan ruins, cenotes where you can swim, white sand beaches and more. All of Tulum is safe for tourists. The city itself has the most activity, and you'll be safe here on the main roads because they're all well-lit and have a lot of pedestrian traffic (most of them tourists).
Tulum, like other cities and islands in the region, is adjacent to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second longest coral reef system in the world. Take a look at the stunningly beautiful beaches of Tulum and you're already booking your plane ticket to Mexico. Since I have been living near Playa del Carmen for a few years, I knew the area and Tulum quite well. I don't recommend renting a car at the airport, as it's much more expensive than if you rent one once you arrive in Tulum.
Thousands of snowbirds have also claimed Tulum as their winter nesting place as they escape the cold northern climate. But first, I suggest quickly watching this one-minute video with aerial images of Tulum's beaches from above. And although Tulum has seen its fair share of development in the last decade, Tulum's beaches have so far managed to escape the worst side effects of mass tourism. Despite what you've probably heard that Mexico is dangerous, you're probably safer in Tulum or anywhere in the Riviera Maya than in New York City.
Head here to take a picture on their famous and photogenic swings, next to the surfboard sign I Love Tulum So Matcha. The city of Tulum (also known as Tulum Pueblo or downtown Tulum) is the place to stay if you are traveling to Tulum on a budget. With that out of the way, let's break down everything you need to know about traveling to Tulum like a boss. The transportation company will send a driver to pick you up at Cancun Airport and take you directly to your hotel in Tulum.
In two weeks I will visit Tulum with my girlfriend and with the tips I have read I will surprise my girlfriend to enjoy the trip.