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Best Things to Do in Tulum

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Jennifer's Travel Tips for Tulum

What are the best things to do in Tulum?

The tulum ruins are a must see followed by a swim in a cenote.

Visited Tulum in August

Photo Shoot Location: Akumal

Claudia in Tulum for Flytographer


Autumn's Travel Tips for Tulum

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tulum?

We loved Posada Margherita (best pasta!!!) and Kitchen Table! Amazing food and vibes.

What are the best things to do in Tulum?

Cenote!!!!

What is the best tip for going on your babymoon to Tulum?

Stay on the beach strip - great for relaxation and walkable restaurants.

Visited Tulum in May

Tati in Tulum for Flytographer


Hosni's Travel Tips for Tulum

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tulum?

Antojitos La Chiapaneca- Best street tacos! Arca- Great for a romantic special occasion. One of the top 50 restaurants in the world. Ki’Bok- Best coffee and chilaquiles

What are the best things to do in Tulum?

Relaxing in Playa Paraíso and exploring the jungle to see the Cobá ruins.

Visited Tulum in March

Photo Shoot Location: Playa Santa Fe

Conie in Tulum for Flytographer


Lindsay's Travel Tips for Tulum

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tulum?

Ziggy's! It was right on the beach. Great food, live music, and good vibes. Highly recommend.

What are the best things to do in Tulum?

The cenotes! They are so unique and there are so many to choose from so you can't go wrong!

What is the best tip for celebrating your birthday in Tulum?

The birthday girl/guy is always right.

Visited Tulum in February

Photo Shoot Location: Paradise Beach

Tati in Tulum for Flytographer


Vincent's Travel Tips for Tulum

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tulum?

Gitano - The tuna tostada was to die for, the cochinita pibil was the best we had! Taqueria Honorio's - Right in the centre of town, this is a local spot you must try for inexpensive and DELICIOUS tacos. Do not miss it! Atila - Great wine bar with awesome food options. Don't miss the coconut ice cream to finish off your meal. Bal' Nak - Best service! Also really great coconut ice cream.

What are the best things to do in Tulum?

Playa Santa Fe - Where we did our photos with Flytographer, but make sure to head out here before your shoot! An expansive beach, easy to find and free parking along the road (go earlier), and a view of the Tulum Ruins in the distance - wow! Chichen Itza tour - Book on Airbnb Experiences with Marco! The tour had a stop at a cenote, a cultural tour of Chichen Itza, and a stop in Valladolid for lunch which made for our favourite day (besides our photo shoot day). Papaya Playa Project - Great beach club, the beds are great, service is better! Sian Kaan Biosphere - You can book an experience for this on Airbnb Experiences. It's a protected biosphere that almost no one visits, and only about 15-20 minutes from Tulum. You can also do a tour of the Muyil Ruins before making your way to the lagoons & boat tour.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Tulum?

Book outside of town/beach strip. The Sanah Villas were SO romantic and the most beautiful, relaxing get-away. The service is out of this world incredible, too.

Visited Tulum in December

Photo Shoot Location: Playa Santa Fe

Ana in Tulum for Flytographer


Jacque's Travel Tips for Tulum

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tulum?

Hartwood or Meze

What are the best things to do in Tulum?

Diving in the cenotes

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

Get out to the cenotes and make sure to try the many good restaurants!

Visited Tulum in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ana in Tulum for Flytographer


Beth's Travel Tips for Tulum

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tulum?

Tablano is as the only place we ate out and it was ah-mazing food.

What are the best things to do in Tulum?

We did a beautiful sound healing at Sanara

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

Bike it

Visited Tulum in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ana in Tulum for Flytographer


Sal's Travel Tips for Tulum

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tulum?

Kin Toh in Azulik, Gitano

What are the best things to do in Tulum?

Casa Tortuga Cenotes

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

Bring cash or pesos beforehand. ATM machines go down often

Visited Tulum in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Conie in Tulum for Flytographer


Irina's Travel Tips for Tulum

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tulum?

Rosa Negra

What are the best things to do in Tulum?

Private Cenote tour with Bushman Group

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

Stay at Be Tulum!

Visited Tulum in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Conie in Tulum for Flytographer


Yssabel's Travel Tips for Tulum

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

Definitely go see all the cenotes! Especially Cenote Calavera, its absolutely breathtaking!

Visited Tulum in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Conie in Tulum for Flytographer


esther's Travel Tips for Tulum

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

We absolutely loved Azulik, the cenotes and the ruins in Tulum.

Visited Tulum in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Conie in Tulum for Flytographer


Tonya's Travel Tips for Tulum

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

Visit the Cenotes but bring extra cash, it’s a little more expensive than we anticipated.

Visited Tulum in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Conie in Tulum for Flytographer


Erica's Travel Tips for Tulum

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

We stayed at a wonderful Airbnb, and while we lost some of the pampering from an all inclusive resort, we felt we had a chance to explore more and experience more of Tulum. We really loved the ruins and cenotes, and wish we’d planned more time with them. Get to the ruins early and bring bug spray!

Visited Tulum in October

Photo Shoot Location: Xpu-Ha Beach

Conie in Tulum for Flytographer


Quynh's Travel Tips for Tulum

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

Wander with an open heart. Go to where the locals suggest, places that are still preserved with natural magic. And smile! People are so amazingly friendly and free here.

Visited Tulum in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Conie in Tulum for Flytographer


Michael's Travel Tips for Tulum

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

My travel tip is the same for every city. Talk to the locals. If you can book a Flytographer session, do it and do it early on in your trip because they will give you the best travel tips!

Visited Tulum in June

Photo Shoot Location: Paradise Beach

Melissa in Tulum for Flytographer


Vinny's Travel Tips for Tulum

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

Beautiful white sand beaches and warm, clear water. Don't bring nice shoes (dress shoes, heels, etc) as you won't be able to use them anywhere and they're not necessary. If you're prone to getting mosquito bites, then be prepared to get bit...a lot...especially at night and in any jungle restaurants or areas. Overall, Tulum is an incredible place with delicious local food and plenty of things to do to stay busy if laying on the beach isn't your thing.

Visited Tulum in December


See's Travel Tips for Tulum

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

My most memorable experience was visiting the Mayan ruins. It was just so peaceful and beautiful!

Visited Tulum in December

Photo Shoot Location: Paradise Beach

Conie in Tulum for Flytographer


Nilanjan's Travel Tips for Tulum

What is your best overall travel tip for Tulum?

Step away from the pricey beach restaurants and head to Tulum City (Centro) for a night to sip on mind blowing Mojitos at 'Batey' while listening to amazing live bands. This place is raw, unpretentious and hippie to the core. When hungry - try some local Mexican food at 'Don Cafeto' just around the corner.

Visited Tulum in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Melissa in Tulum for Flytographer


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