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Things to do in Tulum

  • Discover the Archaeological Zone of Tulum

This archaeological site located on the seafront in the Riviera Maya is one of the most photographed in Mexico for the beautiful contrast that occurs between the sober ruins and the radiant Caribbean.

The main building of the set is El Castillo, which was an astronomical observatory and a lighthouse that helped Mayan sailors navigate the Great Barrier Reef located a few meters from the coast.

  • Visit the Tulum National Park

The archaeological site of Tulum is located within this national park, which also includes a long strip of beaches, forests, wildlife reserves and many other attractions.

Apart from beautiful beaches, in the park there are several environments of great beauty and importance for biodiversity, such as mangroves, cenotes and tropical forests.

The park hosts several species of fauna at risk of extinction, such as white turtles and loggerheads, which spawn on the beaches of the protected area.

  • Make a tour to the best cenotes

The municipality of Tulum and its surrounding areas are dotted with cenotes, the marvelous aquatic bodies that are formed by the slow dissolution of the superficial mantle of limestone by the effect of the waters.

The Mayans believed that the cenotes were the entrance to the underworld or the world of the dead, but beyond mythology, in these bodies of karst origin life bursts, as can be witnessed by the thousands of tourists who go diving and swimming in them.

The Cenote Dos Ojos is thus named for its two cavities that resemble the eyes of a stony and colossal monster and is integrated into a system of underwater caves over 60 km long, being a paradise for diving.

Other cenotes very close to Tulum that stand out for their beauty are Cristal, Calavera and Escondido. The Cenote Calavera, lives up to its name with a haunting environment and is 3.5 km from Tulum.

  • Spend a day at Paradise Beach

White and smooth sand; warm waters, clear and incomparable blue; radiant and hot sun; and the best Caribbean cocktails is what awaits you at Playa Paraíso, for many, the most spectacular beach in Mexico.

This natural jewel of the Riviera Maya is located 7 km from the municipal seat of Tulum and has all the services and entertainment for you to spend a splendid day sunbathing, resting, swimming, reading or sharing with friends while margaritas parade , frozen beers and piña coladas.

  • Discover the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

This protected natural area covers an area of 528 thousand hectares and is shared by the Quintana Roo municipalities of Tulum and Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

The reserve is located 50 km from the municipal seat of Tulum and is worthy of admiration for its archaeological ruins, petenes, sandbanks, cenotes, mangroves and other environments among which more than 20 Mayan communities live in perfect harmony with their natural environment.

Particularly attractive are the petenes, conglomerates of trees up to 30 meters high that rise between the wetlands and that constitute ecosystems almost unique in the world. The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987.