My recommendations and hotel recommendations in Tulum
Since I am often asked which hotels and what I can recommend at all, I have thought about creating articles on the individual topics for you. I’ll start with my favorite place “Tulum”.
Tulum is about 130 km south of Cancún. The ADO bus takes about 2 hours to Tulum and costs about 146 pesos per trip per person. The Cancún branch is located at 2 Mz 08, Av. López Portillo, SM 59, 77515 Cancun, QR
From Playa del Carmen, the trip costs about 50 pesos. The bus station is located directly on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. You can find prices and rides at https://www.ado.com.mx/#/
By car, the journey time is reduced by about half an hour if you come from Cancún. In Playa del Carmen you also have the option of taking the “Playa Express” to Tulum, a trip costs about 35 pesos. You can also take the “Playa Express” from Cancún to Playa del Carmen and then to Tulum, but I do not recommend this trip because the way is too long and the “Playa Express” is just a van, without air conditioning and without a toilet .
Arrived in Tulum, I can you
Highly recommend Cafe “El Cielo” Satélite Sur 5, Centro, 77760 Tulum, QR. I love it and it’s a must-do for me every time I visit Tulum! There are delicious sandwiches, omelettes, smoothies and bowls.
If you prefer greasy and typically Mexican food, you can eat “Tacos Cochinita” opposite. My boyfriend loves these tacos. However, since I’m not a big fan of meat or fatty food, I can’t tell you how they taste. According to my friend, they must be the best in the region.
From there you can take a taxi to the hotel zone. The fare is around 200 pesos. Alternatively, you can rent a bike for about 150 pesos per bike per day. Of course, it’s not ideal with luggage, but the bike is super practical for a day trip.
There are a number of bike rentals in Tulum. Unfortunately, all bikes are terribly uncomfortable. However, you can get the best and cheapest overview by bike. 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. Admission is around 40 pesos and the ruins are open from 8am to 5pm. 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 stretches of white sand. It costs no entry. There are beach clubs with loungers and parasols, but personally I think the beach on the other side is 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”. Costs per day and per person are 1000 pesos. This is usually a minimum consumption. Simply ask the relevant hotel on site. We always look at the location of the respective hotel first and then decide whether we should buy the “Day Pass” or whether we’d rather go to another location.
Here are a few hotel recommendations in Tulum:
- ” Azulik “, more romantic and idyllic you can’t spend the night in Tulum in my opinion, this hotel is a kind of “luxury tree house”, at night the hotel employees come and light candles, because 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 ” room and beach club are a dream and THE location for every blogger or tourist to take pictures