The Secrets of Tulum: Discovering a Dream Destination

Tulum, located on Mexico’s Caribbean coast in the Yucatán Peninsula, is a fascinating destination that embodies both tropical adventure and waterside relaxation. Let’s explore the natural, historical and cultural riches of Tulum, to give you an overview of the must-do activities that make it such a unique place.



Between beaches and nature

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Credit: Vince Russell

Tulum is renowned for its palm-fringed beaches facing a crystal-clear turquoise sea. Paraíso beach, in particular, offers fine sand and a breathtaking view of the Mayan ruins, evoking a living postcard. Nearby, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, invites you to explore a variety of ecosystems, from mangroves to coral reefs.


Dive into Mayan history

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The archaeological site of Tulum, perched on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, offers a fascinating insight into Mayan civilisation, with structures such as the Temple of the Descending God and the Castillo. These monuments are silent witnesses to the ingenuity of this ancient people.



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Cenotes: windows onto an underground world

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Credit: MXCity

Cenotes, characteristic of the Yucatán region, are natural freshwater wells formed by the collapse of limestone. In Tulum, sites such as Gran Cenote and Cenote Dos Ojos offer unique diving and snorkelling opportunities, surrounded by spectacular rock formations.


Culture and cuisine

As well as its natural and historical wonders, Tulum also boasts a vibrant culinary scene. Visitors can savour local specialities such as Cochinita Pibil, Poc chuc, moles or explore fusion cuisine in restaurants that combine modern techniques with traditional Mayan flavours.


A wide range of activities

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Credit: James Craig

Whether you’re on holiday with family or friends, full-board or away from the all-inclusive resorts, or looking for a romantic retreat, Tulum offers a variety of activities and options to suit all tastes. The Sian Ka’an nature reserve offers the chance to observe the region’s extraordinary wildlife in its natural habitat, or to visit the less touristy Mayan site of Muyil. From yoga on the beach at sunrise to excursions into the surrounding jungles, every moment spent in Tulum is memorable.


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Tulum is an invitation to explore, feel and discover. With its sublime beaches, ruins steeped in history and exuberant nature, Tulum represents a unique blend of culture, adventure and tranquillity that attracts travellers from all over the world, making every visit unforgettable.


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