Playa del Carmen Travel Guide

About Tulúm
  • Only Maya ruin directly at the beach
  • Built between 1000 and 1300 AC
  • Amazing view on ruin, beach and sea
  • Recommended time of visit in the early morning or late afternoon


A village situated on the Mexican coast, Tulúm is also an archaeological site situated a little further north of the actual pueblo (village) itself. Along with Chichén Itzá, it is part of the Yucatan peninsula’s Mayan heritage and also contains ruins of thousand year old buildings. Much smaller and less impressive than Chichén Itzá, it may be a good idea to visit Tulúm before going to Chichén Itzá, to avoid disappointment.

A nice outing, a visit to Tulúm will have you go past a Hotel Zone, close to the beautiful beaches, from which you will be able to access the Sian Ka’an biosphere.