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20+ Places To Stay In Tulum To Fit Any Traveler’s Budget

So you’ve booked your tickets and know all about how to visit Tulum responsibly, you know which of the best restaurants in Tulum you’re gonna eat at (because with food being one of my love languages, that’s what I plan first too!), and you know which IG worthy cenotes you’re going to visit (tbh, it’s all of them).

Now you just need to know which places to stay in Tulum, and guess what? I gotchu covered on that too!

This complete guide breaks down where to stay in Tulum into 4 sections: Hostels (under USD $50/night), Affordable Hotels (under USD $100/night), Mid-range Hotels (USD $100-$200/night), and some of the best Luxury Hotels in Tulum (USD $200+/night).

I’ve even included recommendations from places I’ve personally stayed at too. No matter what your budget is, there’s something for everyone on this list!

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General tips and info on where to stay in Tulum

There are two main areas to stay: Tulum Pueblo (the town) or Tulum Beach. It’s a few miles from the Pueblo to the Beach. Many hotels offer free or cheap bicycle rentals to guests so you can easily get to either of the main areas that you’re not staying in.

There’s another less popular area to stay in: Aldea Zama. It’s a luxury development between the Pueblo and the Beach, which mostly consists of high-end homes, condos and Airbnbs with a few boutique hotels and restaurants. A lot of the area is still under construction, but offers a calm and quiet area to stay in.

Tulum Beach is divided into 4 sections that have their own vibe.You’ll find the best fine dining restaurants, outdoor nightlife, and luxury hotels in Tulum on the beach.

  • North Beach Zone is a quiet area of the beach running along the edge of Parque Nacional de Tulum, closest to the Mayan ruins.
  • Beach Town Zone is the most affordable area of the 4 in terms of accommodations, dining, drinking, and shopping.
  • Middle Beach Zone is the heart of Tulum Beach with high-end boutiques, stylish nightclubs, and upscale dining. There are also casual beach clubs and plenty of yoga studios.
  • South Beach Zone is closest to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and is the most family friendly area of the beach.

Tulum Pueblo is the best area for Tulum on a budget.Most of the hostels are here and hotels tend to be in the budget and mid-range. It’s a lively area where there is no shortage of affordable restaurants, bars, and clubs. You’ll also get more of an authentic and traditional feel in the Pueblo. It’s surrounded by jungle with a lot of nature to be explored (including cenotes) that is easily reachable by a short bike ride.

All hostel or hotel rates listed below are subject to change due to availability, season, and other factors. Rates listed reflect the range or starting point for the most cost effective option for each accommodation just to give you an idea. Hostels or hotels may have other room types that don’t fall within the specified budget category.

Places to stay in Tulum for under USD $50/night: Hostels

1. Che Tulum

Ranked as the 9th “Most desired hostel to visit in the world,” on the popular hostel booking website, Hostelworld, Che Tulum is definitely one to consider if you are visiting Tulum on a budget. Located in the heart of Tulum Pubelo, it’s within walking distance from the bus station, largest supermarkets, the main road, popular bars and clubs, and less than 2 miles to the beach.

The hostel has affordable shared dorms with up to 8 beds that offer curtains for privacy, plugs in each bed, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, large lockers, and bathrooms for each suite. Common areas include hammocks, a pool, beach beds by the solarium, and a restaurant & bar.

Area: Tulum Pueblo
Rate: USD $17-$30/night
Address: Calle Polar Pte. s/n, Tulum Centro, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

2. Selina Tulum

The Selina brand actually has about 60 destinations worldwide. Their boutique hotel and hostel in Tulum is a beachfront property with the most cost effective option being the 6- or 10-bed dorms. If you’re a digital nomad, the ocean view community rooms create an amazing co-work environment, and if you’re there to just chill Selina offers a lot to do – there’s a pool, cinema, yoga lessons, and other activities in their wellness center.

Selina Tulum is within walking distance to a few of the best restaurants in Tulum that I mentioned in my ultimate restaurant guide, like Gitano and Raw Love. What makes this one of the best beach hotels in Tulum on a budget is that some of the trendiest spots in Tulum are nearby, including on-site Mia Restaurant & Beach Club.

Didn’t think you’d find luxury hotels in Tulum on the beach in the budget category when looking at where to stay in Tulum, did ya? But you know I always got your back!

Area: Tulum Beach – Middle Beach Zone
Rate: USD $35-$50/night
Address: Km. 7.5, Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

3. Mimosa Tulum

Mimosa Tulum is a boutique hotel and hostel. One of the smaller places to stay in Tulum on this list, the property offers your choice between a 6-bed dorm, a Teepee experience, or a larger Double Room (with private bathroom). The vibe at Mimosa is a mix of modern, cozy, chic and a bit of luxury. On site there is a beautiful turquoise pool, a simple bar, and a lounge above the bar. For a unique stay in Tulum on a budget, go for the Teepee experience – it’s concrete, has a queen bed, and a cute sitting area outside of it.

Area: Tulum Pueblo
Rate: USD $23-40/night
Address: Calle Polar Pte. Mza. 17, Tulum Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

4. Bambu Gran Palas and Cenote

Made out of bamboo and coconut husks and fully solar powered, Bambu Gran Palas offers a rustic vibe compared to the modern and chic hostels on this list. Don’t let that impact your decision to consider this when looking for where to stay in Tulum though. Consider this as one of the best beach hotels in Tulum on a budget because it has its own private cenote! Surrounded by lush jungle and mangroves and with the beach close by, it’s the ideal stay when you’re visiting Tulum.

Area: Tulum Beach – Middle Beach Zone
Rate: USD $30-$48/night
Address: Km 7.4, Carr. Cancún – Tulum, Zona de Playa, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

5. Lum

Only a few years old and designed with a mix of concrete and tropical elements, Lum is a great option for solo travelers who are deciding where to stay in Tulum. It’s located centrally with a laid back atmosphere. You’ll find hammocks and cozy chairs for relaxing in the common areas, a ping pong table, and a bar. People also rave about the incredible staff for organizing trips to cenotes, local beaches, and nightly activities. It’s the perfect fit if you’re traveling in Tulum on a budget.

Area: Tulum Pueblo
Rate: around USD $15/night
Address: Calle Sagitario Oriente, Calle Alfa Nte. esquina, con, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Places to stay in Tulum for under USD $100/night: Affordable Hotels

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6. Suk-Ha

This 1-bedroom Airbnb apartment is a fresh and modern space with everything you need for a quiet stay in the La Valeta area of Tulum. There’s 2 pools on-site and cenotes and beaches aren’t too far away. Downtown Tulum is also nearby, but the thing I loved most about this spot is the restaurant close to the apartment that has really good tacos that I could eat every day.

Area: La Veleta
Rate: USD $79-$90/night

7. Hotel Posada 06

A “renovated classic,” in Tulum Pueblo, Hotel Posada 06 is one of the best places to stay in Tulum if you’re looking for an adults-only hotel. If a hostel isn’t your thing but you’re still visiting Tulum on a budget, this is an awesome choice. Stay in one of the Standard Rooms, each of which has a patio overlooking the garden and pool. Or splurge a little on the King Room that comes with an outdoor tub – umm, yes please! – and still keep it under $100/night.

With the rooms and hotel itself embodying a calm and peaceful atmosphere among its central location in town, you can’t go wrong when choosing Hotel Posada 06 for your Tulum accommodations.

Area: Tulum Pueblo
Rate: USD $68-98/night
Address: Andromeda Ote 17, Tulum Centro, Col Huracanes, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

8. Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum

Luxurious places to stay in Tulum don’t only exist on Tulum Beach. Designed with a Miami Beach mid-century style, you’ll wanna stay at Hotel Tiki Tiki for the retro vibe and big airy rooms. It’s in the middle of the jungle in Holistika, and offers all you need for a relaxing stay: there are hammocks in your room, a glistening pool with poolside bar, and wellness activities close by.

Area: Tulum Pueblo
Rate: USD $80-$99/night
Address: Calle 6 Sur Bis, entre Av. 5 Sur y Av. 10, Calle Camino Tulum, Tulum Centro, Mariano Matamoros, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

9. Don Diego de la Selva (Casa Don Diego)

If you’re looking for a hotel with a more casual vibe and traditional decor instead of something modern, Don Diego de la Selva might be one of the best places to stay in Tulum for you. This laid back small boutique hotel only has 8 rooms (with private terraces) and a jungle garden, is pet friendly, has a pool, and is less than 10 minutes walking distance to two of the best restaurants in Tulum: Burrito Amor and Antojitos La Chiapaneca.

Area: Tulum Pueblo
Rate: Around USD $66/night
Address: Calle Tulum Mza 24 Lote 3, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

10. Nativus Glamping

Glamping in the jungle and on the beach? Check. Tents with a king size bed? Check. Private bathrooms with an open-air shower? Check. Complimentary breakfast to start the day? Check. Opportunities to take a bunch of IG worthy photos on-site? Check. A private cenote? Check.

Yup, Nativus Glamping really has all of these amazing things! It’s also close to UNESCO World Heritage Site Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, where you can experience the natural beauty of Tulum in a sustainable and eco-friendly way, making it one of the best places to stay in Tulum Beach for under $100/night.

Area: Tulum Beach – South Beach
Rate: USD $79-$94/night
Address: Tulum Beach Road Carretera Boca Paila km 10.6, 77780 Q.R., Mexico

Places to stay in Tulum for USD $100-$200/night: Mid-Range Hotels

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11. Kiki Tulum

This Airbnb is one of the Kiki Tulum condos and the perfect option for a 1 bedroom apartment to accommodate up to 4 people so it’s good for solo, couple, or family travelers. You can rent bikes and scooters or get a massage on-site and there’s an amazing rooftop pool.

Area: Aldea Zama
Rate: starting at USD $130+/night
Address: Calle Nak Be, Aldea Zama S/N, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

12. Calaluna

For couples who can’t splurge on luxury hotels in Tulum Beach that are a few hundred dollars per night, Calaluna is for you. It’s an adults-only hotel with its own private beach and a jungleside rooftop for gorgeous sunsets – how’s that for a perfect romantic getaway?

Even if you’re not traveling as a couple, this is still an awesome spot! There’s direct access to the beach and it’s right across from Tunich – where Teresa and I were able to pick up coffee each morning as early as 7am before we went out to shoot content and drive to the cenotes.

Area: Tulum Beach – Middle Beach Zone
Rate: USD $159-$199/night
Address: Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila km5, Tulum Beach, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

13. Holistika

Located in the sanctuary of the jungle, Holistika is where to stay in Tulum if you are looking for a holistic retreat-style experience. With their wellness center and community, yoga classes, spa services, and weekly wellness activities and classes, you’ll be sure to have a relaxing stay. There is also a juice bar and vegetarian restaurant on-site.

Area: Tulum Pueblo
Address: Av 10 sur lote 4, manzana 902, Zona 11, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

14. Náay Tulum

Situated in the up and coming Aledea Zama zone, Náay Tulum’s suites are the best places to stay in Tulum to get the best value for your money. It’s close to the Mayan Ruins in Parque Nacional de Tulum, and the tranquil rooftop offers a wellness spa, a pool, and a restaurant & bar for sunset dinners which offers Mexican and International cuisine. Some rooms don’t have windows, so be aware of that if you choose this as your Tulum hotel.

Area: Aldea Zama
Rate: USD $115-$192/night
Address: Itzamna Mza 26 Lt B88, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

15. Mamasan

If you’re looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience, look no further than Mamasan as one of the best beach hotels in Tulum just for that. Instead of hotel rooms and suites, Mamasan offers treehouses and cabins designed in a 360° shape. Mamasan was built with natural materials and respect for the land in mind – not only avoiding damage to the ecosystem, but to showcase it. It’s fully solar powered and their restaurant only uses organic local ingredients from around the Yucatan peninsula. For those wanting to visit as sustainably as possible, this is where to stay in Tulum.

Area: Tulum Beach – Middle Beach Zone
Rate: starting at USD $160+/night
Address: Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila km 7, Tulum Beach, 77766 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

16. O’Tulum

The fact that O’Tulum has a plunge pool in each room plus 3 outdoor pools, and an infinity pool totally makes it one of the best mid-range luxury hotels in Tulum. Each of the rooms also has a partial or full ocean view and breakfast is included – what more could you ask for when looking at places to stay in Tulum?

Area: Tulum Beach – North Beach Zone
Rate: starting at USD $179+/night
Address: Avenida Tankah 4 Manzana 1, Lote12, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Places to stay in Tulum for USD $200+/night: Luxury Hotels

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17. Bardo

Rounding up the best places to stay in Tulum is one of my favorite hotels. Bardo is a secluded hotel that offers villas within the Mayan jungle where guests can experience pure nature. The villas have a living room, bedroom, and bathroom with semi exterior shower plus a private pool. Bardo also offers experiences such as Celebration of Sunset, Temazcal, Sound Healing, Yoga, and a Spa/Healing Center as an invitation to be present.

Area: Tulum
Rate: starting at USD $440+/night
Address: Rio Otate & Rio Basca, Tulum, Q.R., 77760, Mexico

18. Libelula

For the perfect combo between luxury and simplicity, stay at Libelula and choose between a jungle or sea cabana or a beach view sky suite. Libelula also has a private beach club, too (which you can go to even if you’re not staying there). But hands down, what makes it the best beach hotels in Tulum is that from May to October they are part of a local Marine Turtle Protection Program which is a special nature experience to learn about how to protect this species.

Area: Tulum Beach – South Beach
Rate: starting at USD $299+/night
Address: Sian Kaan, Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila km 10.5, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

19. Mi Amor

With a name that translates to “my love,” you know that this is one of the best beach hotels for celebrating love – for each other, for food, for music, for life… all of which they focus on at the adults-only hotel, Mi Amor. Situated on top of a rocky cliff surrounded by tropical forest, this is among the most romantic luxury hotels in Tulum for couples.

Featuring a minimalist design, rain showers, complimentary breakfast, an infinity pool, beach access and a cutting-edge cocktail bar, and French/Italian restaurant, this is also one of the best places to stay in Tulum if you’re wanting to splurge on some self-love too.

Area: Tulum Beach – Beach Town Zone
Rate: starting at USD $415+/night
Address: Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 4.1, Zona Hotelera Tulum, Zona Costera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

20. Be Tulum

You’ve probably heard of the last two places on this list of where to stay in Tulum because they also made the cut in my restaurant guide. Just like Be Tulum’s restaurant offers an extensive menu, the hotel offers a range of accommodations depending on your needs. There are a various suites for small groups, couples, or the solo traveler while the villas at Be Tulum accommodate up to 10 people. The eco-suites and villas are fully decked out with everything you need (except a TV!) for a comfortable beachfront hotel stay, including a beach bar with rustic vibes.

Area: Tulum Beach – South Beach
Rate: starting at USD $620+/night
Address: Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km.10, Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

21. Nômade

Inspired by the local heritage with respect for the land that the hotel is built on, Nômade has created a space for learning. They incorporate authentic representation of Mayan culture through the opportunity to experience sacred rituals, ceremonies, and ancient Mayan healing treatments. The on-site restaurant offers holistic cuisine in-line with the wellness aspect of the hotel where you can choose between suites, treehouses, Nômade style tents, or villas. Each one offers a unique vibe you can’t find at other luxury hotels in Tulum.

Area: Tulum Beach – South Beach
Rate: starting at USD $428+/night
Address: Carretera Cancún – Tulum KM 10, 77880 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

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Where do tourists stay in Tulum? ›

Most travelers to Tulum stay in one of two main areas: the Pueblo (downtown or the town) or the beach. It's about 5 km from the Pueblo to the nearest stretch of beach. The best luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, outdoor nightlife (beach and jungle parties), and boutique shops are on the beach.

What hotels do celebrities stay in Tulum? ›

Where do Celebrities Stay in Tulum? A few celebrities, such as Paris Hilton, Kristen Cavallari, and Drew Barrymore, have been spotted in Tulum at Habitas, Azulik, and Amansala Resort & Spa.

What is the cheapest way to get around Tulum? ›

Biking is the most budget-friendly way to get around in Tulum. Tulum is a small town, at only about five-miles from one end to the other. However, it's also usually 90°F during the day, so that means walking isn't always an option. If you're not renting a car, you'll need another way to get around town.

What places to avoid in Tulum? ›

Avoiding Bad Neighborhoods

The popular tourist areas of South Tulum, the Hotel Zone, and near the Mayan ruins have all equally seen the uptick in violence.

Is it better to stay by beach or city in Tulum? ›

Tulum Town or Beach? Tulum town is the recommended area to stay for travelers on a budget, long-term stay visitors, or partiers who prioritize proximity to bars and nightlife. If you are on vacation and can afford it, however, the beach zone offers the most memorable Tulum experience.

What is the safest part of Tulum? ›

The whole of Tulum is quite safe, especially around the sleepy town and main drag of beach. Since downtown Tulum is where most restaurants and shops are, it's generally the safest area you can be, especially if you're looking for a secure place to stay.

What is the most beautiful beach in Tulum? ›

7 unmissable beaches in Tulum
  1. Playa Ruínas. Best landmark beach. ...
  2. Playa Paraíso. Best public beach. ...
  3. Playa las Palmas. Best swimming beach. ...
  4. Playa Pescadores. Best picturesque beach. ...
  5. Papaya Playa Project Beach. Best hotel beach. ...
  6. Ahau Tulum Beach. Best active beach. ...
  7. El Último Maya Beach. Best secret beach.

Where do the Kardashians stay in Mexico? ›

Words have it that the Kardashians stay in Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, while in Cabo. The resort is located on the desert coastline of Los Cabos where the sea and the sun converge.

How many days in Tulum is enough? ›

While a lot can be seen in just a day or even in 36 hours in Tulum, I recommend a minimum of at least three days. These three days should be ideal for experiencing Tulum's vibrant culture, upscale nightlife, and most of the famous cenotes, ruins, and beaches. Once here, you're not going to want to leave – trust me.

How much does taxi cost in Tulum? ›

Estimated Tulum taxi costs you can expect to pay as of 2021:

Downtown Tulum to or from middle hotel zone (Azulik): $200-$300 Pesos. Downtown Tulum to or from Ruins: $100-150 Pesos. Downtown Tulum to or from Coba Ruins: $500-$600 Pesos. Downtown Tulum to or from Playa del Carmen: $800-$1000 Pesos.

Is it better to pay in pesos or dollars in Tulum? ›

Use the Local Currency

The local currency in Tulum is Mexican pesos. Tourists often use US dollars to avoid the hassle of currency exchange and calculations. However, this can eventually add up to a lot of money.

What is the best month to go to Tulum? ›

Good weather, great prices – The shoulder months of May, July and August are some of the best times of the year to explore Tulum if saving a few dollars and having more space for your beach towel are dealbreakers. Local hotel rates and airfare to the Riviera Maya tend to be lowest during these less-crowded months.

Is crime high in Tulum? ›

Crime rates are generally higher in the larger cities of Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Cancun than in smaller and quieter Mayan Riviera beach towns like Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Morelos, or Akumal.

Are there unsafe areas in Tulum? ›

Tulum is a safe town for tourists and incidents of violent crime here are few and far in-between, especially compared to the rest of the country. But when violent crime does happen here, it's usually related to drugs. If you're traveling solo, avoid going to secluded places at night.

Is Playa del Carmen cheaper than Tulum? ›

In choosing Playa del Carmen or Tulum for your vacation, cost will be a big factor. While both destinations offer a range of cost options, Tulum's price point is roughly 20-30% higher than Playa del Carmen when you factor in accommodation, restaurants, and travel.

How far is the walk from Tulum to the beach? ›

While it's possible to walk the 1.8 miles (3km) from Tulum Pueblo to Tulum Playa, it's a long and often sweltering experience. There's a paved path along Avenida Cobá leading to the beach road, but it's also used heavily by cyclists and has little shade… not optimal for walkers.

Where is better to stay Tulum or Playa del Carmen? ›

Tulum is more the destination of choice for those looking for an off-the-beaten-path, back-to-nature adventure where everything is much more rustic, small-scale, and low-key than in Playa del Carmen. Playa del Carmen is the better choice for those looking for a little more action and modern accommodation than in Tulum.

Is there cartel in Tulum? ›

There are indeed drug cartels operating, local cartels that have been around for a long time, but we have not allowed access to other cartels into Tulum,” he said.

Can you drink the water in Tulum? ›

As you probably know, the water quality in Mexico is less than ideal and not safe to drink, so you do not want your child to fall victim to Montezuma's Revenge. Ensuring that the water or ice cubes you were given is purified, or the "agua" is "purificada", is a good way to avoid it.

Are taxis safe Tulum? ›

The only downside of Tulum taxis to me is that they are REALLY expensive, but most of the time they are safer and eliminate the risk of police.

What is the most popular beach in Tulum? ›

1. Playa Paraiso. If you need one reason why Tulum became such the world-renowned beach icon that it is today, take a look at Playa Paraiso. This unbelievable stretch of bone-white sand extends down the coastline, backed by brilliantly blue water and a row of languidly swaying palms.

Why is the water brown in Tulum? ›

The stinky, unsightly floating brown algae can also be toxic. TULUM, Mexico -- With many trying to enjoy the last bit of summer vacations, an unprecedented overgrowth of seaweed is consuming some beaches. "Totally impossible to swim," one beachgoer said. "This is the worst piece of garbage water I have ever seen."

What is the party zone in Tulum? ›

Most of Tulum's best bars are in the Pueblo (PRE COVID) or Middle Beach Zone. The Pueblo has more laid back, affordable bars, while the Middle Beach Zone has more chic, upscale spots. Most bars in the beach zones are on the jungle side of the road with outdoor seating.

What hotel does Jennifer Aniston stay in Cabo? ›

One&Only Palmilla sits on 55 acres and offers 174 guest rooms, including its signature four-bedroom Villa Cortez, where celebrities like Jennifer Aniston have overnighted in the more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.

Where is the richest area in Mexico? ›

Polanco is a neighborhood in the Miguel Hidalgo borough of Mexico City. Polanco is an affluent colonia, noted for its luxury shopping along Presidente Masaryk Avenue, the most expensive street in Mexico, as well as for the numerous prominent cultural institutions located within the neighborhood.

Where does Kourtney Kardashian stay in Mexico? ›

About the Resort

So, which resort did they stay at? Kourtney, Travis, and their children stayed at the Las Ventanas al Paraiso Resort while in Cabo. While the resort caters to the likes of celebrities, they also have many other suites and villa options for their non-famous but equally-important guests.

Which cenote has crocodiles? ›

The crocodile's name is “Panchito.” He is of the. Moreletii species, also known as “Mexican crocodile” and he is the inhabitant of the Cenote Manatí or Casa.

Can you drink cenote water? ›

Because there are no above-ground rivers in the Yucatan, the cenotes have served as crucial sources of drinking water.

Do cenotes cost money? ›

Most cenotes have a charge of 80 to 150 pesos to enter and offer lockers, restrooms, and snack bars. Just take a towel, taxi money, and snorkel-mask (optional), and you'll have an amazing time at any of these cenotes.

How much money should you have in Tulum? ›

How much money will you need for your trip to Tulum? You should plan to spend around M$1,621 ($83) per day on your vacation in Tulum, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, M$457 ($23) on meals for one day and M$374 ($19) on local transportation.

Should you take cash to Tulum? ›


Most places in Tulum are cash-only. Most of the upscale hotels and hotel restaurants accept credit cards, but the stand-alone restaurants tend to not. While there are ATMs on Boca Paila (the coastal road), I would recommend bringing cash.

How much is a shuttle from the airport to Tulum? ›

Limo Airport Transportation to Tulum
1 to 3
PrivateOne Way110 USD
Round Trip210 USD
LuxuryOne Way220 USD
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How much is an uber from Cancun to Tulum? ›

I've been told that Uber has started operating again in the Cancun area, and an UberX ride from Cancun Airport to Tulum will cost you an estimate of $50.

Can you flush toilet paper in Tulum? ›

Really, you should never flush paper in a tropical situation close to the beach or on an island. It never ever stinks and you are helping to sustain a very delicate eco-system. If that is the only ecologically sound thing you do your entire trip, you have helped.

Do they take US dollars in Tulum? ›

The currency in Tulum is Mexican Pesos, however, almost everywhere you go will accept USD or card payments. I recommend taking out some pesos before you arrive just in case. The majority of the time I had to pay in pesos was when I took a taxi.

How many pesos is a dollar? ›

1 USD = 19.3406 MXN Nov 27, 2022 05:29 UTC

The currency converter below is easy to use and the currency rates are updated frequently.

Is Tulum better or Cancun? ›

To sum it up, both Cancun and Tulum have great white sand beaches and turquoise water. However, Cancun has undoubtedly the bluest water of the entire Riviera Maya and for that reason, if you want to swim in incredibly blue water, the hotel zone in Cancun has the better beaches.

What time of year is there seaweed in Tulum? ›

In Mexico, sargassum seaweed season is generally between May and October each year. If you travel to the Caribbean coast of Mexico outside of that time period you can generally expect to avoid large mats of seaweed on the beaches. What is this? Cancun to Tulum seaweed map in March 2022.

What is low season in Tulum? ›

While Tulum has become a popular tourist destination, there are still months of the year less busy than others. Visitors to Tulum hotels will find Tulum's low season to be from May to about mid-December, with the slowest month to be September.

Is Tulum safer than Cancun? ›

Crime Rates

Of course, it's common knowledge that Mexico is plagued by brutal gang wars (which are surprisingly common around the world, from Japan to Italy), but Tulum is far safer than some of the other cities in the country – even Cancun.

Can you swim in the ocean in Tulum? ›

Yes, you can definitely swim in the Tulum beaches!

Are cenotes in Tulum safe? ›

Cenotes are not only safe for swimming but they're nature's perfect swimming spots free from the dangers of the beach. In cenotes, there's no current so you don't have to worry about rip-tides, waves, or boats while you swim. There are also no predators like sharks, large crocodiles, or even fish.

Is Tulum beach safe at night? ›

As with most places, most crimes in Tulum occur at night. Besides being extra careful at the bars in Tulum, you'll also want to be extra careful when walking alone at night. If you're staying in a more isolated area, take a taxi home at night instead of walking. Keep in mind that Tulum Beach is not well lit at night.

Do they speak English in Tulum? ›

Although there are many English-speaking tourists visiting Tulum, most of the locals don't speak English. Learn some Spanish before you arrive!

What is the main strip in Tulum called? ›

The avenida tulum downtown is the most visited strip in Cancun. Everything can be found here..from t-shirts to microwaves, to some of the best discos in cancun.

Where is the main town in Tulum? ›

Where is Tulum? Tulum is located on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The town, often called Tulum Pueblo, and the nearby Tulum Mayan Ruins are in the heart of the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean Sea.

Are Tulum beaches clothing optional? ›

Traditionally for years, the eco zone near Tulum has been used for clothing optional beaches although it's not technically legal. You do so at your own risk. The closest is Intima Resort a few blocks from downtown Tulum.

What drinks is Tulum known for? ›

Alcoholic drinks
  • Mojito. This popular Cuban drink has been adopted by the Tulum's local people. ...
  • Margarita. While visiting Mexico, it would be unforgivable not to taste the delicious tequila that characterizes the country. ...
  • Piña Colada. ...
  • Shirley Temple.
18 Feb 2019

What should I wear on a Tulum night out? ›

The dress code in Tulum is that there is no dress code.

The general style in Tulum is boho meets effortless chic. Think light dresses, rompers, cover-ups, sandals, shorts, tees, and flip flops. The evenings are slightly smarter but still within the limits of smart-casual.

What time is last call in Tulum? ›

Finally, after the businesses stop serving customers at 12 am, the entire facility must have its lights off and be locked by 1.00 am.

Can you drink ice in Tulum? ›

As you probably know, the water quality in Mexico is less than ideal and not safe to drink, so you do not want your child to fall victim to Montezuma's Revenge. Ensuring that the water or ice cubes you were given is purified, or the "agua" is "purificada", is a good way to avoid it.

What food is Tulum known? ›

Top Five Dishes to Try in Tulum Mexico
  • Ceviche (prounounced “seh-bvee-tcheh”). ...
  • Tacos al Pastor (translation: Shepherd-style Tacos). ...
  • Sopa de Lima. ...
  • Cochinita Pibil. ...
  • Yucatecan Antojitos.
20 May 2014

What is the best time of year to go to Tulum Mexico? ›

Good weather, great prices – The shoulder months of May, July and August are some of the best times of the year to explore Tulum if saving a few dollars and having more space for your beach towel are dealbreakers. Local hotel rates and airfare to the Riviera Maya tend to be lowest during these less-crowded months.

Is the water in Tulum swimmable? ›

Tulum beaches are swimmable and it should be considered a sin not to get into the water on these stunning beaches.

Are beaches in Tulum free? ›

As mentioned, there are free public beaches in Tulum and private Tulum beach clubs. The latter, you can access by purchasing a day pass. Some beach clubs are part of Tulum's beach hotels and are more chill and relaxing, others are for the sole purpose of being a party place.

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