6 Reasons to Visit Tulum, Mexico, for a Vacation

One of Tulum's exquisite beaches.

The stunning beaches of Tulum are some of the most beautiful in the world. With miles of white sand and the bluest ocean water. (Image: Mindaugas Danys [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

As one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Tulum truly is a tropical paradise. If you’ve yet to visit Mexico’s version of heaven-on-earth, your next trip is the perfect opportunity to do so.

6 reasons to visit Tulum ASAP

1. Visit the world’s most beautiful beaches

The stunning beaches of Tulum are some of the most beautiful in the world. With miles of white sand and the bluest ocean water, these beaches are unforgettable. A wonderful blend of pure natural beauty and untouched jungle wilderness, these beaches are undoubtedly where you’ll be spending the majority of your time when vacationing in Tulum.

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To really take in the incredible charm of the beaches, be sure to book a stay at Tulum luxury villas. With the ocean just steps away, your gorgeous accommodations will make your upcoming vacation the best one yet.

Beach and coral-blue water, Tulum, Mexico.
Beach and coral-blue water, Tulum, Mexico. (Image: Jota Hache via Wikimedia Commons)

2. Take a trip to the underground cenotes

Tulum’s underground cenotes are a hidden paradise. These limestone swimming holes are fed by underground rivers and are some of the hottest places to visit for one reason — they’re truly breathtaking. With thousands of cenotes to pick from, visiting this paradise gives you the opportunity to adventure into the deepest waters as you go for a swim.

In addition to exploring the many cenotes by swimming, these unique landmarks also make for excellent diving destinations. With your diving gear in tow, you’ll be able to see a new side of Tulum as you experience this otherworldly underground adventure.

3. Taste the heavenly and authentic Tulum cuisine

Just as the sights are unbeatable, the authentic cuisine is truly unforgettable. When it comes to dining in this town, tourists have their pick of the area’s greatest culinary treasures in the way of traditional food and contemporary meals cooked by restaurateurs, star chefs, and local legends. Whether you favor vegetarian fare or love waterfront dining, the choice is up to you.

Planning to take a trip to Tulum in May? Make sure to visit their Food, Spirits, and Wine Festival. This annual celebration attracts mixologists and chefs from all over the world and is sure to spice up your vacation.

TACOS Grilled Shrimp, Fried Fish, Pastor marinated with Axiote and Pineapple, Tulum, Mexico.
TACOS Grilled Shrimp, Fried Fish, Pastor marinated with Axiote and Pineapple, Tulum, Mexico. (Image: Lou Stejskal via Flickr)

4. See the sights at a magical lagoon

If you love to visit the world’s greatest natural wonders, Tulum’s Kaan Luum Lagoon is reason enough to book a flight. This lagoon is another must-see and lies just outside the town. Extending 262 feet into the ground, this lagoon is unbelievably vast and beautiful.

In addition to making for an incredible picture, this lagoon is rumored to have impressive healing properties. Many tourists interested in the lagoon’s healing capabilities often try bathing in the lagoon. If you’re ready to get a bit muddy and messy, go ahead and add this lagoon to your must-see list.

5. Explore Tulum’s various ruins

History lovers the world over flock here to see the fascinating ruins. These ruin sites include the Mayan ruins overlooking the beach, the Coba ruins that are just an hour away, and the Chichen Itza ruins, just a bit further. With your hiking gear and a scooter or bike, you’ll be able to make a day trip of seeing these fascinating ruins.

As Tulum’s Mayan ruins have been recognized as one of the world’s seven wonders, getting a chance to visit such a historic location is life-changing. Whatever ruins you choose to visit, make sure to include venturing out to make getting a taste of Mexico’s history part of your trip.

Ruins of tulum, ocean water, sand beach and green pastures
Ruins of Tulum.(Image: Dronepicr via Wikimedia Commons)

6. Adventure affordably

Want to visit Tulum, but worried about the costs?

While some vacation destinations are on the bucket list due to a hefty price tag, Tulum isn’t one of them. Many tourists are able to experience this heaven-on-earth affordably, as there are many ways to save money while still having the time of your life on vacation.

With all that the area has to offer, it’s hard for anyone to say no to taking a trip to this beautiful destination. If you’re still deciding on the best place to visit for your next vacation, let this guide inspire you to choose Tulum.

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