Thins to do in Tulum

  • Visit the Archaeological Zone of Cobá

47 km from the municipal head of Tulum, nailed in the quintanarroense jungle, is this archaeological deposit in which the Pyramid of Nohoch Mul stands out, that with 42 meters of height, is the prehispanic construction more high of the Peninsula of Yucatan.

The Pyramid of Nohoch Mul has 120 steps and from its peak there are spectacular views of the immense green carpet of the jungle, adorned by the blue of the lagoons Some architectural details of Cobá suggest that it maintained close relations with other pre-Columbian peoples of the central region of Mexico, particularly with Teotihuacán.

  • Dive in the Great Mayan Reef

This immense coral barrier of about one thousand kilometers covers the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, being the second largest in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef in Oceania.

Due to its size and rich marine biodiversity, the Great Mayan Reef or Mesoamerican Reef System is one of the world sanctuaries for the sport of diving. Through the clear and warm waters and between more than 65 types of stony coral that form the reef, divers admire barracudas, sea turtles, rays, moray eels and a great variety of species In Tulum you have a wide range of possibilities to practice your favorite sport of sea or land, in the most spectacular scenarios and with all the guarantees of security.

  • Enjoy the parties of Tulum

The carnival has become a very attractive celebration in the Riviera Maya, excelling those of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Tulum In March the Alborada Maya takes place, a celebration with religious, musical, cultural and sporting events, whose purpose is to offer thanks to God for good harvests.

The celebration of the Talking Cross takes place in Tulum during the month of July, mixing pagan and Christian traditions. This festivity commemorates the discovery of a mahogany cross in a cenote of the Quintana Roo community of Chan Santa Cruz An event much appreciated by ecologists is the Sea Turtle Festival, which has the participation of the environmental communities of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. On the beach of Xcacel, 16 km from Tulum, an emotional ceremony of liberation of hundreds of baby turtles is organized.

  • Visit Akumal

The coast of Akumal is formed by coves and caves in which the corals have a particular morphology, creating wonderful environments for diving and snorkeling.

The area of Akumal is also dotted with cenotes of great beauty, such as Azul and El Edén, while archaeological tourists can admire a Mayan shrine located in the cove of Xaac.

 

Playa del Carmen as a destination

Playa del Carmen has had a huge growth in recent years, many people every day decide to live in this paradise of the Riviera Maya, and if you still can not decide, here are some points to finally make a decision.

  • As a consequence of the increase of its population and tourist flow, Playa del Carmen now has roads that allow you to reach different places faster without having to detour to Cancun. Escape the weekend to Holbox, Valladolid and even to Merida arriving in a few hours.
  • Once you find the perfect place to live on the beach, your concern will be that visitors know more tourist sites than you. Prepare your agenda and program escapes to cenotes, such as Dos Ojos, Aktun Chen and Azul or to the surrounding natural parks. You can even go to beaches with less tourism, including Akumal, which is famous for the presence of turtles.
  • The climate of Playa del Carmen has a pleasant warmth and perfect for going to the beach or in a pool. It is the Caribbean and a tropical area so just enjoy it, you will like that you will not feel high temperatures.
  • Playa del Carmen has a more relaxed and casual nightlife. It is on 12th Street where the main bars and nightclubs for different tastes are concentrated, all very close to each other. Coco Bongo, Blue Parrot are some of the most popular sites.
  • If you like exercise and outdoor activities, Playa del Carmen promotes a lifestyle in motion, in addition to all the options of outdoor activities and water sports such as snorkeling, diving, paddle surfing, kayaking, you will also find from gyms , yoga studios, crossfit, salsa classes and public places where anyone can take advantage of the fresh air in the early morning to exercise without problems.