Quit your job, let’s go to Tulum!
Okay, maybe you don’t have to quit your job, but I know just the place for you to spend those vacation days. Tulum, Mexico, is a relatively new travel hotspot, taking the place of Cancun with a more similar vibe to Los Cabos. It has become well-known for its stunning beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture. Whether you’re a beach bum, adventure seeker, or history enthusiast, Tulum has something for everyone. Let’s dive into the top five must-do activities in Tulum, from lounging at beach clubs to exploring ancient Mayan ruins. Discover why Tulum is a dream destination that should be at the top of your travel list.
1. Visit Beach Clubs
Tulum’s coastline has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and one of the best ways to experience them is by visiting the beach clubs. Soak up the sun, savor delicious Mexican cuisine, and sip on refreshing cocktails. Be sure to check out renowned beach clubs like Coco Tulum, Taboo, and Tantrum for a taste of beachside luxury, relaxation and vibes. Coco Tulum is a bit more relaxed, where you can sit in a bean bag chair on the beach or take photos on the insta-famous swings. Taboo and Tantrum have more of a party vibe, where people order bottles with sparklers, the music is blasting and the food and drinks are always flowing. If you are feeling hungry, the food at these beach clubs does not disappoint! My personal favourites are tacos and octopus dishes.
2. Explore Cenotes
Tulum is surrounded by cenotes, natural sinkholes filled with emerald blue freshwater. These underground pools give you a magical swimming experience like no other. Dive into these hidden waters, where you can snorkel, dive and swim, or spend the day swinging in a nearby hammock. Bring a waterproof phone case, a swimsuit and a towel and you’ll be ready for this excursion. There are a ton of tours that will take you to see the cenotes, but if you’re feeling adventurous, you and your friends can rent ATVs and go exploring yourself. We visited the Cenote las Calavera which was vibrant with colour, buzzing with people and music and the water was refreshingly cool under the hot Mexican sun.
3. Sfer Ik Art Gallery
For a dose of culture and creativity, a visit to Sfer Ik Art Gallery is a must. This contemporary art space showcases the work of local and international artists. Stroll through the space and take photos as you bask in the gorgeous sunlight that pours in through the cracks in the roof. Sfer Ik has a blend of traditional and modern artistic expressions, with each piece telling a unique story of Tulum’s evolving art scene. There is no doubt that this location has risen in popularity, thanks to social media, and it is absolutely worth the hype.
4. Ride ATVs Through the Dirt Trails
As I mentioned before, if you have a bit of an adventurous streak and want to experience Tulum’s natural beauty from a thrilling perspective, rent an ATV and embark on a jungle adventure. Navigate through dirt trails, and rugged terrain, while being surrounded by the rich culture of Tulum, Mexico. Mobiketulum provided us with two ATVs and delivered and retrieved them right outside of our AirBnB. Other companies also offer guided tours in case you prefer to stay in a group and have someone to lead the way.
5. Explore the Mayan Ruins
No trip to Tulum would be complete without exploring the ancient Mayan ruins that overlook the Caribbean Sea. The Tulum Ruins give you a glimpse into the rich history of the Mayan civilization through their archaeology. We explored the well-preserved temples, and walls, learning the cultural significance of this infamous coastal city. The views of the ancient structures overlooking the turquoise waters is a breathtaking, unforgettable sight.
Tulum is a paradise that welcomes travelers with its natural wonders, captivating beauty, and historical treasures. Whether you’re into partying at beach clubs, diving into cenotes, admiring contemporary art, riding ATVs through the jungle, or exploring Mayan history, Tulum promises an unforgettable adventure. So, book that flight and pack your bags, Tulum is waiting on you!