Tulum

  • Accommodation:
    • Elements Tulum Boutique Hotel
  • Transport:
    • ADO bus service leaves from Cancun Airport and is the only public transportation available
    • There are currently 6 buses a day that go from the Cancun Airport to Tulum, taking around two hours to arrive in the downtown of Tulum
    •  the company also offers services to the Coba ruins, Bacalar or Playa Del Carmen
    • The main bus station for Tulum is in the center of town
    • Renting a bike or using one provided by the hotel is a fun way to get around
    • Bike rentals are offered in the hotel zone and downtown areas, costing between $5-10 for the day
    • If taking a taxi, it’s worth knowing that taxis in Tulum are not metered and instead, charge by the zone
    • Small vans, ‘colectivos’, operate on the highways between towns and will stop and pick up and drop off anywhere you want
    • The cost can vary between 20-45 pesos
  • Things to see:
    • Zona Arqueológica de Tulum
    • Gran Cenote
    • Parque Nacional de Tulum
    • Muyil Ruins
    • Dos Ojos Cenote
    • Cenote Calavera
    • Cenote Zacil-Ha
    • Laguna de Kaan Luum
    • Kaan Luum Lagoon
      Tulum Tower
  • Tips:
    • Take a trip to Parque Dos Ojos to see a complex of underwater caverns, stalactites & stalagmites
    • The entrance fee to the Tulum Mayan Ruins is $35-40 pesos per person. Visiting times are 8am-5pm
    • If driving to the ruins, it’s a 2 hour drive from Cancun with easy access via Federal Highway 307 from Cancun to Tulum. It’s unofficially the southern end to the Riviera Maya
    • You have to park at the shopping center’s car park (an extra $30 pesos fee) when arriving through the main ruins’ entrance
    • The 1 km journey between the car park and the site’s entrance can be made either by walking or on a small train, which costs $10 pesos