What to do in Tulum?
Explore incredible cenotes, Mayan ruins, ecological parks, art galleries and much more of the local culture.
Cenotes in Tulum
Cenote Manatí (Casa Cenote)
This is a very popular open cenote just steps from the hotel. Connected underground to the ocean, it’s also big enough for visitors to snorkel, paddleboard, or kayak at the same time. The marine life is perfect and the water is not as cold as the rest of the cenotes in the area.
Mayan ruins in Tulum
Tulum Archaeological Site
The ruins are paradise steeped in history, and offer probably the most dramatic setting of any of Mexico’s Mayan ruins as the temples are perched atop tall cliffs along the Caribbean sea. A historic gem where palm trees sway in the breeze, iguanas lounge in the sun, and the ocean crashes below. Not to mention, it’s an awesome site to learn all about the ancient Mayan civilization.
Eco-parks in Tulum
An aquatic theme park where you can snorkel, relax and enjoy the sparkling Caribbean waters in a safe, secluded inlet. Xel-Ha Park has plenty of family-friendly activities that are included with the Xel Ha price of admission: Scenic Lighthouse, River Tour, Salpichanga Zip-Lines, Mayan Cave, rock climbing, cenotes, jungle trails, bike rides, and much more.
Restaurants & nightlife in Tulum
As the home to lovely restaurants, and a few boutique spas and hotels, this earthy paradise is where you’ll find banks, shops, cafes, and a small nightlife district. The beach and town areas are distinctly different and about 20 – 45 minutes apart by car or bike. This is a great place to spend some time walking around, shopping, and grabbing a bite or a cocktail.
Art in Tulum
Sfer Ik Tulum
It doesn’t look like an ordinary exhibition space. It was designed as a place where artists could co-mingle and let their imagination be inspired by others and the surroundings outside. Made of locally sourced wood and cement, the space’s ceilings and walls are trimmed with plants sprouting along with circular apertures to the world outside. This interdisciplinary place is indeed, quite magical!