Beautiful white sand beaches and well-preserved ancient ruins make for a truly relaxing Tulum holiday.
Essential information for Tulum
Take time to explore the shops, bars and and restaurants of Tulum Pueblo, a growing village approximately 2 km from the archaeological ruins.
White sands, ancient ruins and a friendly local atmosphere make Tulum the golden spot of the Riviera Maya. Less party-town than Cancun and quieter than Playa del Carmen (but still just a short journey away), it’s a haven on the Caribbean coast. Go from relaxing on the hot sands to adrenaline-fuelled water sporting; Our resorts in Tulumare as varied as you choose to make them. Located at the southern tip of the Riviera, the community has long been known as a 'hippie' resort thanks to its eco-tourism, vegan restaurants and animal sanctuaries. Explore at your own pace; it’s easy enough to get around on foot or by bike.
Steeped in history, the Yucatán peninsula is home to some of the most famous ruins in the world, with ancient Mayan cities, palaces and temples.
No holiday to Tulum, Mexico is complete without a trip to a cenote. These dramatic natural swimming holes can be found all over the country and are renowned for their beauty. If you’re not a strong swimmer, hire a life jacket from the ticket office and have a relaxing float. Your Virgin Holidays Concierge can book excursions or park tickets for you.
Tulum's dramatic coastline may be home to ancient Mayan cities and vast swathes of jungle, but even that's not all there is to it. If you're looking for something a bit more active, the warm waters are for a spot of diving and boat tripping.
Whether you’re staying in one of Tulum’s resorts or making your own way along the coast, there’s plenty of coastline to discover. The long stretches of white sand and calming warm blue shores set Tulum apart from its more touristy counterparts.
Tulum resorts are less built-up than their counterparts along the Yucatan, meaning that the area's stunning natural surroundings have been well preserved and are easily accessible for a day trip.
Add another dimension to your holiday by seeing how to whip up some typical local dishes, or indulge yourself with a relaxing yoga lesson to take full advantage of your tranquil surroundings.
Tulum's the perfect choice to experience authentic Mexico from some of its most iconic ancient ruins to delicious local cuisine and breathtaking landscapes. To experience it for yourself, browse our Tulum holidays and book in at one of our hotels today.