Perhaps you have been yearning to pay a visit to Tulum, one of the southernmost points of the Mayan Riviera? If so, it may have been for a few reasons. For one, it is one of the few areas in which ancient Mayan pyramids sit almost directly along the water’s edge, overlooking the sea. It could be because it was a bit of an off the map destination that let you savor peace and quiet while also enjoying the beauty of the region. Well, there’s good news and better news.
What is the news? The simple fact of the matter is that Tulum has been discovered by the rich and famous and is now seen as the latest celebrity hot spot. Some travel experts describe it as a hipster’s paradise and others as a spot for stargazers. That means that it is now easier than ever to plan a visit and enjoy the areas many delights. Yet, even better is that the pristine landscape remains untouched and those reasons you had for hoping to visit can still be fulfilled.
If you would like even better news, it may please you to know that the surge of interest in Tulum has led to the appearance of lovely eateries, chic little shops and activities and services designed to cater to the stars that visit regularly. If you were looking for some spa services set in that amazing Tulum landscape, you can enjoy them. If you wanted a villa with quiet beach access, that too is available. Perhaps you had hoped to enjoy shopping for beautiful and unique local goods, again, that is easier than ever.
Yet, in the midst of all of this, it is important to remember that Tulum remains, well, Tulum. There are no high rise buildings to mar the skyline and no bustling night clubs or densely packed streets that keep going until dawn. Instead, it is still a place dedicated to and focused on the pristine landscape and magical ruins that distinguish the area.
Accommodations and Destinations
The nice thing to keep in mind about a visit to Tulum is that it is also home to truly wonderful and private villas in addition to more traditional accommodations. Whether of the two-bedroom size for a small family or set of friends to the much larger properties.
These allow you to enjoy your holiday from a single location, and you can even find properties with private pools, household staff, and more. A stay in a villa also means you will easily reach the many activities of the region, including water activities such as the world class snorkeling and diving or the hiking and exploring the historic ruins, and of course the cenotes.
These are a must see part of a visit to the area, and Tulum is actually somewhat surrounded by them. In fact, some of the finest in the region are within minutes of Tulum, and include:
Dos Ojos – One of the most famous in all of Mexico is just 15 minutes from Tulum. It is also home to the El Pit cenote, too.
Carwash – Ignore the name, but make sure to pay a visit because it is one of the least visited and most unique.
Gran Cenote – This is an ideal option for all as it is more of an open topped cenote with lovely gardens surrounding it all.
Whether it is for stargazing, beach going or cenote diving, as well as shopping and dining, a visit to Tulum is a wonderful idea. Plan your visit today and you are sure to fall in love on first sight.