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Tulum is one of the most beautiful and most laid back places in the world. Not only because of its great beaches and rich biodiversity, but also because of the town's overall eco-friendly concept. To me, Tulum is a magical place, surrounded by mystery, and I hope you'll experience plenty of this in the three days you spend here.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

12 Places

4 City Tips

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12 Places

Day 1

El Toh

Theme Parks

MiNiAtUrE art Gallery

Art Galleries

Mirko & Luna Candlelight Yoga Tulum Mexico

Yoga & Pilates

Day 2

Ruins of Tulum

Ancient Ruins

Playa Paraiso

Beaches

Casa Jaguar Tulum

Restaurants

Curandero Tulum

Bars & Clubs

Day 3

SUP Yoga Tulum

Yoga & Pilates

Papaya Playa Project

Hotels

Cenotes Dos Ojos

Reefs, Caverns & Caves, Scuba & Snorkeling

Mateo's Mexican Grill

Restaurants

Fernanda C's City Tips

  • The Caribbean weather can be unpredictable, so you might want to bring an extra sweater.
  • Many hotels have no electricity after 10pm.
  • Showers in many hotels are low pressure.
  • The beach area of Tulum is not hooked up to any power grid. Instead, power is generated using wind turbines and solar panels.
    Day 1
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    El Toh
    Theme Parks
    Fernanda C Says:

    El Toh is a magical ecological park, a perfect place to take a walk and admire the plants that line the paths. You will also find hammocks and deck chairs where you can relax while admiring the birds and flowers. The park is also home to two amazing cenotes where you can go swimming, diving, and snorkeling.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Depending on what activity you plan on doing, pack you flippers, snorkel, towel, bottled water, and mosquito repellent.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 89 things to do in Tulum
    • Does this place even exist? 01/02/2016
    • cave diver starting? 11/10/2012
    • El Toh
    Address:
    Carretera Fed Cancun Chetumal
    Tulum 77782
    Mexico
    Phone:
    01529848028723
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    MiNiAtUrE art Gallery
    Art Galleries
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    Fernanda C Says:

    Miniature Art Gallery is located right near the center of Tulum in Villa Aurora, a beautiful house with a typical roof palapa, surrounded by a beautiful and lush green tropical garden. Inside the gallery you will find beautiful, colorful, and original sculptures representing animals, nature, circus performers, and dancers.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you want any art pieces delivered to your home, ask the owner for more information about shipping.
    • You can pay by credit card.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 89 things to do in Tulum
    • Original art! 09/09/2016
    • Amazing Mexican Art 22/10/2013
    • MiNiAtUrE art Gallery
    Address:
    Calle Polar Poniente n. 105
    Entre avenida satelite y Geminis norte
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 144 4821
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    Mirko & Luna Candlelight Yoga Tulum Mexico
    Yoga & Pilates
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    Fernanda C Says:

    If you are looking for a late yoga class, try the Candlelight Yoga session with Mirko and Luna at the Ahau Tulum retreat. The yoga is combined with chocolate and wine, and the whole experience makes for a nice transition from day to evening.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Come with an open heart and mind. This is a lovely, cosmic practice!
    • Session times and dates vary, so check in advance.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 27 Spas & Wellness in Tulum
    • Tulum magic 24/07/2015
    • Perfect experience while in Tulum (or anywhere) 22/04/2014
    • Mirko & Luna Candlelight Yoga Tulum Mexico
    Address:
    Carr. Tulum a Boca Paila Km. 7.5, Zona Costera
    Tulum 77760
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 999 330 8787
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$25
  • Day 2
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    Ruins of Tulum
    Ancient Ruins
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    Fernanda C Says:

    Start the day early at the undisputed main attraction in Tulum: the magnificent Mayan ruins. Tulum was the only Mayan settlement built on the seashore and these ruins were part of the fort that once protected it. The most spectacular thing about this ancient site is its location right on the beach, facing the rising sun.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Come prepared to walk! Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, and bring a bottle of water.
    • The handicrafts for sale at the ruins are very expensive compared to local prices.
    • The site is open from 8am to 5pm every day.
    • Most tour buses arrive at 11am, so consider planning your visit either before or after this time to enjoy the Tulum ruins without the crowds.
    • A registered guides' association offers services at this site, recommended for those who want to learn more about the significance and history of this Mayan ruin.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 89 things to do in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful views but get there early! 21/02/2018
    • Fabulous setting - bring your swimsuit! 21/02/2018
    • Ruins of Tulum
    Address:
    Carretera federal 307 Cancun - Chetumal Km 230
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Price range:
    US$60 - US$60
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 17:00
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    Playa Paraiso
    Beaches
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    Fernanda C Says:

    On the way back towards Tulum, stop at one of the town's most beautiful beaches. Playa Paraiso is truly a taste of paradise, with its white sands, turquoise water, and palm trees. The beach is a popular place for water sports and you will find outlets here where you can rent all the equipment you need.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can also rent beach chairs, tables, and umbrellas on the beach.
    • The beach is popular with locals and day trippers from nearby cities, so try to arrive early.
    • You will find several restaurants and cafes along the beach.
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 89 things to do in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Breathtaking 19/02/2018
    • Our favorite area to hang out 18/02/2018
    • Playa Paraiso
    Address:
    Carretera Boca Paila Tulum KM 1.5
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 113 7089
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Casa Jaguar Tulum
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American)
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    Fernanda C Says:

    You will find Casa Jaguar in middle of the jungle of Tulum. This upscale, eco-chic restaurant and bar serves Mexican dishes with a twist; usually involving ripe, tropical fruit.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Come on Thursday nights for drinks and dancing at the bar between 10pm and 2am.
    • Cash only.
    • Try any of the ceviche dishes!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #127 of 342 restaurants in Tulum
    • Ostentatious 10/02/2018
    • The Best in Tulum 07/02/2018
    • Casa Jaguar Tulum
    Address:
    Carretera Tulum Boca Paila 7.5km
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 1 984 211 0760
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$1,000
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    18:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Curandero Tulum
    Bars & Clubs
    Fernanda C Says:

    The Curandero bar is another example of the ecological philosophy that permeates Tulum. The interior, as well as the doors of this building, are created from recycled material which creates an all natural, earthy atmosphere. A popular spot with both locals and tourists.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Curandero specializes in mojitos and fruit daiquiris.
    • Open Monday to Sunday 7pm to 2am.
    • This is a great place to meet lots of people, dance, sing, and have lots of fun.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 15 Nightlife in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tiki type open air seating 31/10/2017
    • Happening place! 13/12/2016
    • Curandero Tulum
    Address:
    Av Tulum Esquina Beta
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 871 2414
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    SUP Yoga Tulum
    Yoga & Pilates
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    Fernanda C Says:

    SUP Yoga excursions are a great way of working on your physical and mental balance. What makes this a special experience is that instead of being inside a studio, you will be enjoying the sun and the ocean while practicing your yoga postures on a paddleboard!

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check out the online calendar for dates, times, and places.
    • The cost of a three-hour yoga excursion includes transportation, the board, and all the equipment you need, as well as the entrance fee to a cenote.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 27 Spas & Wellness in Tulum
    • Beautiful location and people! 24/01/2018
    • Such a unique yoga experience in a dream-like setting! 18/01/2018
    • SUP Yoga Tulum
    Address:
    Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 4.5
    Located at Sian Kite School at the Papaya Playa Project, Design Hotel
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 1 984 134 9721
    Price range:
    US$90 - US$90
    Hours:
    Sun - Mon
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Papaya Playa Project
    Hotels
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    Fernanda C Says:

    The Papaya Playa Project is a hotel as well as a community forum based on sustainability. Papaya Playa is home to a restaurant, beach club, resort, sweat lodge, and yoga classes.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Traveling with kids? Ask the staff about the "Kids on The Beach" event, a social responsibility program.
    • PPP hosts full moon parties for music-lovers from around the world.
    • Do not miss the restaurant — the ingredients are sourced from the local organic market.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 101 Hotels in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not worth the money 20/02/2018
    • Casitas are a must! Food is really fresh! 20/02/2018
    • Papaya Playa Project
    Address:
    Km 4-5 Carr Tulum-Boca Paila
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
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    Cenotes Dos Ojos
    Reefs, Caverns & Caves, Scuba & Snorkeling
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    Fernanda C Says:

    One of the most famous cenotes in the Riviera Maya. It's majesty and dimensions attract hundreds of tourists every day. It is divided into three cavities: the bat cave, the first eye, and the second eye, which offers space for snorkeling, diving, and swimming adventures.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • After a while, the water can feel cold. Outside are chairs and sun beds where you can relax and get warm again.
    • Open from 8am to 5pm.
    • In case you don't have snorkeling or diving equipment, you can rent it here.
    • Be prepared to spend a half day at the cenotes.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 30 Nature & Parks in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Really neat experience 19/02/2018
    • Interesting but.. 19/02/2018
    • Cenotes Dos Ojos
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    Mateo's Mexican Grill
    Restaurants (Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American)
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    Fernanda C Says:

    This is a popular, local restaurant, full of personality. There is true Mexican soul in all the dishes – which are made with locally sourced products — and offered up at a good price!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • There is live music in the evenings.
    • Don't miss the coffee, it is very good.
    • Go see the sunset in the Sunset Lounge, it really is an experience!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 342 restaurants in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not what it used to be 21/02/2018
    • Worth the trip to Tulum! 19/02/2018
    • Mateo's Mexican Grill
    Address:
    Tulum Beach Road-Boca Paila KM 5.2
    Zona hotelera Tulum
    Tulum 77789
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 745 4845
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$35
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 23:45
    Other:
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