Tulum is on the top of many spring break bucket lists, and for good reason!
Tulum is situated on the eastern coast of Mexico, within the Quintana Roo state.If you’re not familiar with the geography of Mexico, it’s about 2 hours south of Cancun (by car or transfer).
From beaches to ancient ruins to cenotes, Tulum has a lot to offer! Even better, the good weather means everything is outdoors, from activities to shopping to dining, making it one of the easier places to visit right now.
The main draw is Tulum’s gorgeous beach, one of the best in Mexico.
Tulum can be easily done on a day trip (or a little longer) whilst you’re in Cancun or the general the Yucatan Peninsula area, meaning you can enjoy some of the very best sights that Mexico offers in a relatively short distance most of the resorts in the area.
HOW TO GET THERE
Fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN) and take a 1 hour, 45 minute taxi or airport shuttle south to Tulum
Most airlines fly to Cancun from major US cities. JetBlue has direct flights from Boston, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and New York City. Southwest Airlines flies non-stop from Cancun to Denver, Chicago, Austin, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Charlotte and more
On Kayak’s search tool you can see there are tons of flights under $500 round trip to Cancun, including many under $300 from places in the U.S. and South and Central America
WHERE TO STAY
As I detailed in my guide on where to stay in Tulum, there are several different areas of Tulum to choose from when deciding where to stay.
If you want the ultimate high end experience and money is no object, book Be Tulum or Azulik by the beach. For more affordable options, consider NEST or Amansala.
In town, the Ginger Hotel, Una Vida or Central Park are good options. Try to at least find something that offers a free bike rental to cut down on transportation costs.