Things to Do in Tulum, Mexico

Tulum is such a magical city, full spectrum. Everything from its bohemian beaches and scenery, to the food & culture, it’s the perfect tropical getaway. You can get to Tulum by flying into Cancun and taking a moderate 2-hour drive via shuttle or car down the coast. Upon your arrival, there’s so much to do! Here’s a full list of recommendations to spice up your itinerary.

Where to Stay in Tulum

Things to do in Tulum | Where to Stay

For convenience and easy access to the beach, booking a boutique hotel on the coast will be the best route. There are so many cute places to stay that have a bohemian flair and they are right on the beach and in close proximity of all of the attractions. Here are a list of hotels to stay on the beach:

Shopping in Tulum

Things to do in Tulum | Shopping in Tulum

Visiting the local shops in the area is so much fun! There’s so many unique shops that sell handmade items & pieces, you could spend an entire day exploring. If you’re looking for some retail therapy in the jungle, here are the most popular places to shop in Tulum:  

Wind Down at a Spa in Tulum

Things to do in Tulum | Spa Day in Tulum

 The spas in Tulum are such a dream. A day at any of these places will leave you feeling relaxed and completely rejuvenated. If you want to experience true paradise, winding down with a spa day in Tulum is an absolute must. Here are the best spas in Tulum:

Relax on the Beach in Tulum

Things to do in Tulum | Visit the Beach

This is a no brainer, the beaches are the best. Is it a really a vacation if you’re not a beach bum for a couple of days? The beach is relatively serene but has a generous selection of restaurants & bars that you can pop into for a view while you dine, relax and take in the view.

Explore the Mayan Ruins

Things to do in Tulum | Visit the Mayan Ruins

Visiting the Mayan Ruins is quite the change of pace in the midst of the relaxation festivities, but it comes with a view. There are hundreds of ruins in the country of Mexico, but you have the luxury of having one right on the beach in Tulum. These ruins are perched on a cliff overlooking the sea, get there early to beat the crowd!

Take a Dip in the Cenotes

Things to do in Tulum | Visit the Cenotes

Cenotes are natural swimming holes (or caves) that are perfect for a swim, snorkeling or scuba diving. They range in size and popularity, some are more secluded than others, and they’re sprinkled all over the Yucatan. The cenotes are the most magical part of Tulum, here are a few to add to your list:

Where to Eat in Tulum

Things to do in Tulum | Where to Eat

The streets of Tulum are lined up with so many amazing restaurants, it’s my favorite thing about this city. The dining scene and concepts are innovative, sustainable and unlike anything I’ve seen before. On top of that, the food is amazing! Check out 10 restaurants you should add to your itinerary:

Where are some of your favorite things to do in Tulum? Let me know in the comments below!