Things to do in Tulum
Situated in a beautiful bayfront setting, within 10-15 minutes drive from the Town and the Tulum Mayan ruins, this luxury accommodation is far enough away from the city noise, but just a short drive from the main Riviera Maya attractions. It’s great after a busy day/night in Tulum town.
Mereva Tulum sits nestled inside the gorgeous Bay of Tankah, which makes it a great spot for marine adventurers.
Xel-há Eco-Park: 8 km (5 miles)
Tulum Archeological Site: 10 km (6.2 miles)
Downtown Tulum: 12 km (7.4 miles)
Playa del Carmen: 55 km (34 miles)
Xcaret: 70 km (43 miles)
Located right across the street from Mereva Tulum by Nahuma, this is the only cenote where you can experience both sea and cenote in one location as it connects a long underwater cave system to the sea. Casa Cenote is like a beautiful lake, making it perfect for paddleboarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
Cenote Sac Actun.
An amazing underground cave system where the light from the flashlight illuminates the stalactites dangling from the ceiling. It’s like being part of a fantasy world. There are actually multiple cenotes here that are connected by the cave system so you will be visiting a couple during your tour. It’s approximately 22 km north of Tulum.
Tulum pueblo is where you’ll actually get to witness Mexican culture. Here you’ll find both local gems and touristy spots. There are also many cenotes that are just east, north, and west of this enchanting town.
Playa del Carmen.
From the secret beach spots, to where to find unique local dishes, to the best day trips, there is an exciting array of things to do in Playa del Carmen. Check out the 3D Museum of Wonders, try some elote, explore the caverns at Rio Secreto, stroll the shops and the vibrant pedestrian streets of La Quinta Avenida, party the night at Coco Bongo and visit the iconic Portal Maya Statue in Parque Fundadores.
Located 30 minutes from Tulum Town, Akumal is a picturesque beach where you can swim in the sea and casually meet turtles that are naturally hanging out close to the shore. There are also plenty of interesting tropical fish to see like barracuda, stingrays, eagle rays, angelfish, grouper, and more.
Tulum Archeological Site.
Located 5 km from Tulum town, this archeological site is the only one right on the beach. Offering amazing views and interesting history, these Mayan ruins are perched on the edge of a cliff, with a majestic backdrop of the Caribbean sea. In addition, you’ll be able to take a swim to refresh and recharge so don’t forget to bring your bathing suit.
Despite there are plenty of ruins to visit in Tulum, we really recommended heading to the Muyil Ruins for a totally different experience than other Mayan Ruins. Less than a half-hour’s drive south of Tulum, you can see the impressive and steep-walled pyramids. And just a few feet from the entrance, you will have arrived at the stunning lagoon. Another beautiful view.
Featuring a calm, turquoise lagoon as its centerpiece, Xel-ha Park is the perfect place to take your family for some water-based fun in the Mexican Caribbean! This heavenly park is a place where everyone can find something to engage oneself in, from jungle trails, bicycle or mini train, zip-lines, and jumping off the stone of courage.
Located just outside of Playa del Carmen, and built right into the natural landscape, the park is definitely the one to head to if you want to have a fun-filled day with kids. Enjoy numerous outdoor activities along with tons of adventure with safe, and modern equipment.