My recommendations and hotel recommendations in Tulum
Since I am often asked which hotels and what I can recommend, I have considered contributing to the individual topics for you to create. I start with my favorite place “Tulum”.
Tulum is located about 130 km south of Cancún. The ADO bus takes about 2 hours to get to Tulum and costs around 146 pesos per trip per person. The station in Cancun is located 2 Mz 08, Av. López Portillo, SM 59, 77515 Cancún, Q.R.
From Playa del Carmen the trip costs about 50 pesos. The bus station is located directly on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. Prices and rides can be found at https://www.ado.com.mx/#/
By car, the journey time is shortened by about half an hour, if you come from Cancún. In Playa del Carmen you also have the possibility with the “Playa Express” drive to Tulum, a ride costs about 35 pesos. Also from Cancún you can go with the “Playa Express” to Playa del Carmen and then to Tulum, but I do not recommend this trip, because the way too long and the “Playa Express” is just a van, without air conditioning and no toilet.
Arriving in Tulum, I can warmly recommend
the Cafe “El Cielo” Satélite Sur 5, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R. recommend. I love it and every time I visit Tulum I have to do it! There are delicious sandwiches, omelettes, smoothies and bowls.
If you prefer greasy and typically Mexican, you can eat in front of “Tacos Cochinita”. My boyfriend loves these tacos. Since I’m not a big fan of meat or a fan of greasy food, I can not tell you how they taste. According to my boyfriend, they must be the best in the region.
From there you can take a taxi in the hotel area. Travel price is about 200 pesos. Alternatively, you can rent a bike for about 150 pesos per bike per day. Of course, does not offer with luggage, but on a day trip, the bike is super convenient.
There are several bike rentals in Tulum. Unfortunately, all bikes are terribly uncomfortable. With the bike, however, you get the biggest and cheapest overview. You can easily reach the Mayan ruins in Tulum by bike. However, you should be there as early as possible, otherwise everything is littered with tourists. The entrance fee is about 40 pesos and the ruins are open from 8 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon. The visit is definitely worth it.
In the immediate vicinity of the ruins you will find the beach “Playa Paraiso”. It is a public beach with gorgeous turquoise waters and long white sand beaches. It does not cost entry. There are beach clubs with loungers and umbrellas, however, I personally like the beach on the other side located just as beautiful, but I like the beach clubs of the hotels on the other side much better.
Almost every hotel offers a “day pass”. Cost per day and per person is 1000 pesos. This is usually a minimum consumption. Just inquire locally at the appropriate hotel. We always look first at the location of each hotel and then decide whether we buy the “Day Pass” or prefer to visit another location.
Here are a my hotel recommendations in Tulum:
- “Azulik“, more romantic and idyllic you can not sleep in Tulum in my opinion, this hotel is a kind of “luxury tree house”, come at night staff of the hotel and light candles, since there is no electric light, not cheap, but the fulfillment of many girl dreams
- “Casa Malca“, the former villa of Pablo Escobar has been converted into a luxury hotel, really impressive and beautiful
- “KoreTulum” a beautiful all-inclusive Resort
- “Dreams Tulum” also one of the rare all-inclusive hotels
- “Coco Tulum” rooms and beach club are a dream and for any blogger or tourist THE location to take Pictures