When we think of vacations in Mexico, all-inclusive resorts and spring break parties in Cabo San Lucas might come to mind. Although it’s remained a major tourist destination for years now, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some authentic areas to enjoy a tranquil vacation. Tulum is one of Mexico’s hottest areas for an upscale vacation, and has avoided the touristic reputation that other local destinations have received.
Tulum is located along the Yucatan Peninsula surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. It was built as pre-Columbian-Maya walled city. The city was one of the last built and inhabited by the Mayans before the Spanish arrived. Beautiful ruins along the beach are what remain, making Tulum the most attractive archeological site in Mexico.
A combination of the ruins and the pristine beaches are what make Tulum so picturesque. The sand is extremely soft, clean, and pure white. It meets the shore of crystal clear turquoise water that pours in from the Caribbean. Walking along a beach in Tulum is a serene experience perfect for the traveller ready to relax.
While large resorts inhabit the rest of Mexico, Tulum offers an array of boutique hotels, beachfront cabanas, and private luxury villas. Renting a property on or near the beach for a week is one of the most authentic and quiet vacation options in Mexico.
The enchanting biosphere of Sian Ka’an is located very close to Tulum. As a world heritage site, it’s protected with the upmost care and is a haven for ecotourism. Tulum visitors can spend an entire day here hiking, kayaking, fishing, and enjoying uninterrupted natural beauty.
Tulum is one of Mexico’s most special areas to visit, and a great location for couples or families looking for a truly relaxing vacation. Start by browsing beachfront luxury villas to plan your very own Tulum escape!