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Tulúm is a little place that has a real magical charm all of its own. Surrounded by lush jungles, the best beaches, as well as plenty of intimate, romantic dining spots, and nice places to stay, means it has all the right ingredients for a romantic vacation together.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

10 Places

6 City Tips

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10 Places

Maya Spa

Spas

SUP Yoga Tulum

Yoga & Pilates

Xpa Xelha

Spas

Rivera's Kitchen Tulum

Cooking Classes

Ziggy's

Restaurants

Playa Paraiso

Beaches

LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Ruins of Tulum

Ancient Ruins

Conciencia Tours & Travel

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Eco Tours, Cultural Tours, Private Tours, Archaeology Tours

Lilli's renta bike tulum Mexico

Bike Tours

Ivette C's City Tips

  • Tulum is only 64km (40miles) from Playa del Carmen; it is easy to reach via taxi or colectivo (local transport van.)
  • Colectivos are cheap, and easy to catch at their official spots in either Cancun or Playa del Carmen. You can also hail them on the highway. Just tell the driver where you want to go when you get on board.
  • Some of the best beaches on the Mexican Caribbean can be found here.
  • If you like to have fun exploring independently, then rent a car for the ultimate flexibility, or hire a bike to discover all the little nooks and crannies.
  • If you are thinking of getting around by taxi, be sure to establish a rate for the day with your driver.
  • The best places to stay are located within Tulúm’s hotel zone.
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    Maya Spa
    Spas
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    Ivette C Says:

    A great way to relax to the max as a couple is in this magical and natural environment between the jungle and the sea. At the Maya Spa there are lots of different options to choose from, where you can be pampered whilst getting in sync with nature, all within one of the best boutique hotels in Tulúm.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you want to reconnect with yourselves and your surroundings, you can participate in a Mayan ceremony.
    • To purify the body and relax, try the Mayan Bath, followed up by a delicious facial.
    • Contact the spa via email and book your treatments in advance.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 25 Spas & Wellness in Tulum
    • Hotel Spa Customer Service Lacking 28/02/2017
    • Mayan massage with clay, then a facial 25/03/2016
    • Maya Spa
    Address:
    Carr. Tulum Ruinas Km. 5
    Tulum Hotel Zone
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 800 514 3066
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    SUP Yoga Tulum
    Yoga & Pilates
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    Ivette C Says:

    An excellent activity for couples, this class takes place inside the beautiful natural reserve of Sian Ka’an, where you can enjoy the tranquility that only a yoga practice brings. Don't miss this unique opportunity to try yoga together on a paddleboard, in an idyllic location of cenotes and lagoons.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • I highly recommend that you book this activity in advance.
    • There is a pick-up service from DelCielo Tropical Bistro at approximately 10am.
    • The Ya’Ax Ka’an Yoga Tour is a full day tour where you will experience not only yoga, but the amazing surroundings too.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 25 Spas & Wellness in Tulum
    • Experience of a lifetime! 07/10/2017
    • DO NOT BOOK THIS PLACE!!!!!! 05/09/2017
    • 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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    Xpa Xelha
    Spas
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    Ivette C Says:

    This spa makes for a truly special visit, where you can experience internal healing and reconnect with yourself, enabling you to give nothing but the best to the one you love. Here, you can experience a variety of unique Mayan treatments, such as the Xpamor couples massage.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • I really recommend that you book your appointment in advance.
    • After the lovely experience here, visit the town, relax, and have a nice drink.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 25 Spas & Wellness in Tulum
    • Paradise in the jungle 31/08/2017
    • Fantastic 02/07/2017
    • Xpa Xelha
    Address:
    Carretera Chetumal- Puerto Juarez
    Km.240 Interior del parque Xel-Ha
    Tulum 77510
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 875 4071
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    Rivera's Kitchen Tulum
    Cooking Classes
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    Ivette C Says:

    A fun and memorable experience awaits couples in this kitchen, where you'll have the chance to learn and discover more about the gastronomy of the area. These cooking lessons are held in a cozy, home-style environment, and you will enjoy creating and eating delicious Mexican dishes together.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Try the natural Jamaica flower water.
    • You will learn how to make your own tortillas too.
    • You'll loving making an enchilada, and enjoy eating it even more!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 Food & Drink in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • An Authentic Mexican Cooking Experience! 15/10/2017
    • Amazing cooking lesson with a wonderful family 13/10/2017
    • Rivera's Kitchen Tulum
    Address:
    Calle 13
    Tulum 77764
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 129 2690
    Price range:
    US$85 - US$85
    Other:
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    Ziggy's
    Restaurants (Mexican, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Central American)
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    Ivette C Says:

    Ziggy's is a little oasis, perfect for relaxing and enjoying some cocktails, while soaking in the sea views and listening to the sound of the waves. Lie down on one of the beach beds or hammocks together and simply enjoy doing nothing.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you are celebrating an anniversary or a special event, let the staff know so that they can arrange things for you.
    • Try a delicious and refreshing mojito.
    • I highly recommend eating at the restaurant here, they have the best lobster and desserts.
    • If you want to have some fun, you can also play some pool.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 324 restaurants in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great beach bar with cool vibe! 17/10/2017
    • Awesome environment & food 03/10/2017
    • Ziggy's
    Address:
    Carretera Tulum - Boca Paila
    Zona Hotelera
    Tulum 77760
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 871 1145
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Playa Paraiso
    Beaches
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    Ivette C Says:

    One of the most well known beaches in Tulúm, famous for its beauty and solitude, is Playa Paraíso. Enjoy this beautiful beach from sunrise to sunset, admiring the views with your lover, and indulging in some street food snacks and refreshing cocktails.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • I recommend taking a snorkeling tour to explore the coral reef.
    • You can organize a romantic dinner under the stars right on the beach.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 87 things to do in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Top 3 in the world 18/10/2017
    • Beautiful Beach 17/10/2017
    • 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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    LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Ivette C Says:

    Located just 8 km from the center of Tulúm, come and explore this ecological park, where you can snorkel in the amazing cenote, LabnaHa. The park only allows small groups to enter, and has a limit per day, which makes it even more special to share as a couple.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There is also a zip line here if you are after more adventure!
    • Explore the area by kayak.
    • To get to the park, you can either rent a car or take a colectivo that goes from Tulúm to Playa del Carmen.
    • I recommend that you make a reservation on their website and check out the promos that they have available.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 87 things to do in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful Experience & Gorgeous Place 16/10/2017
    • Fantastic Trip 24/09/2017
    • LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park
    Address:
    Federal Road 307. Kilometer 240
    Tulum
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 1 984 129 3040
    Other:
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    Ruins of Tulum
    Ancient Ruins
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    Ivette C Says:

    If you and your partner love to explore, then these ancient ruins are just the place: A walled city with an amazing history, and a spectacular view from the clifftop. This view here is really like no other, and you can sit, contemplate, and enjoy this special moment together.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The views are perfect for romantic pictures.
    • The whole beach is surrounded by the historical charms of the archaeological site; enjoy it.
    • Take the train to get to the ruins if you are not used to walking such long distances in humid weather.
    • At the entrance to the zone, you can watch the Voladores de Papantla perform a breathtaking show.
    • Be sure to hire the services of a certified tour guide who speaks your language, in order to learn more about this majestic place.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 87 things to do in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful! 18/10/2017
    • Beautiful 18/10/2017
    • 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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    Conciencia Tours & Travel
    Dolphin & Whale Watching, Eco Tours, Cultural Tours, Private Tours, Archaeology Tours
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    Ivette C Says:

    One of the most beautiful places near to Tulúm is the natural reserve of Sian Ka’an; a true ecological paradise, and a romantic place to enjoy with your partner. The conservation park has been protected by UNESCO since 1987, and is a private, gorgeous location. Viajes Conciencia provides tours with small groups, and includes snorkeling and lots of opportunities to learn about the mangroves, birdlife, dolphins, and turtles.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Book your tour in advance.
    • Tours are available every day of the week.
    • At the end of the tour, enjoy a meal at a local fishing town — completely delicious!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 71 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Tulum
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Muchas gracias! Merci ! Thank you ! 14/08/2017
    • Absolutely the Best! 01/08/2017
    • Conciencia Tours & Travel
    Address:
    Calle Mercurio Poniente 103
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 871 2523
    Other:
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    Lilli's renta bike tulum Mexico
    Bike Tours
    Ivette C Says:

    Renting a bike is a great way to enjoy beautiful scenery whilst discovering all the sites of enigmatic Tulúm. There are even designated paths for bikes, which also makes it an easy way to get around the town, and surrounding areas.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The road for bikes starts from the main intersection of Tulúm and the hotel zone; there’s no designated path in the hotel zone itself however, so be aware of traffic when cycling.
    • I highly recommend beach-hopping by bike; this way you can find out which one you like best!
    • If you are staying downtown or in the hotel zone, you can easily reach some of the cenotes, and even the archaeological zone by bike. A very ecological way to transport yourself.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #86 of 101 Tours in Tulum
    • Associated with Tulum Bike Hostel 05/11/2013
    • Good enough 12/03/2013
    • Lilli's renta bike tulum Mexico
    Address:
    Calle Sol Ponente intra alfa y juppiter
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    9841339938-9841383695
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