Five Easy Ways to Discover the Fun and Funky Town of Tulum

Exploring Tulum is easy, and we encourage you to take advantage of all it has to offer. Don’t just drive through the city, walk, bike, and take a local taxi so you can feel the vibe and uncover unknown places in this diverse seaside city.

Discover Tulum as a Local!

Bike – Rent a bike for a day at iBike where their motto is ‘explore on two wheels’ to get a real sense of Tulum. And they have tandem bikes. Reserve in advance as their bikes go fast! The average cost of a rental 12USD per day.

Taxi – What we love about local taxis is their inside knowledge. They know where the good tacos are and where the locals hang out. Average price from the beach road to Tulum town, up to 150 pesos. The average cost for a ride in the pueblo, 35 pesos. Their knowledge is free!

Walking – If you have not stepped off the main road in the town of Tulum, it is time. Stepping one block off the main street opens you up to local life in this city. Read our article on the back streets of Tulum, where you can uncover local life.

Rental Car – To discover both Tulum and the surrounding sites in the Riviera Maya, a rental car is your best bet. AThe average price is between 50 USD to 90 USD depending on the vehicle. Tip – Pick up your rental car at the Cancun airport to save on your airport transfer. Email Paulina to get set up!  

Local public transportation – Either the ADO bus or collectivos, are a great alternative and inexpensive way to get around the Riviera Maya. 

Listen to our Podcast with Heather Froeming, a Tulum local that loves this beach town and all it has to offer. She reveals some great insider tips that will help you navigate your vacation. 

Loco Gringo Podcast

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