Tulum Beaches

Chic Beach Destination

Unlike other ‘popular’ beach destinations of the Caribbean, Tulum beach boasts a rich historical past. Being one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas, Tulum beach hosts the ONLY archaeological site located along the shores of Riviera Maya. Most Tulum visitors remain on the beaches located right in front of the Tulum Ruins, but move further south and you will find the pristine beaches everyone talks about.

Rich Historical Past On Some of the Most Sought-After Beaches

To reach the Tulum beaches outside of the Tulum ruins, take the Coba road east in the direction of Boca Paila and bear right on the Tulum beach road. There are beach clubs located along the Tulum beach road, where you can use their parking, restaurant and beach chairs for the mere cost of a lunch. If you prefer not to use a beach club, turn to the left at the end of the Coba road and seek out the old Santa Fe Beach where locals and regular visitors hang on the beach.

With the soft white sand under your toes, you’ll understand why Tulum beach is a bohemian beach destination. Long stretches of uninterrupted beach allow for long walks, privacy, a feeling of solitude and few other people sharing your little paradise. The sand is finer than other beaches, and the water can seem ‘bluer’ than other cities.

Tulum beaches are loved by locals and visitors alike as people are scarce and beauty is abundant on the shores of Tulum. The simple pleasures found on the beaches of Tulum remain timeless!

A Word to the Wise: Tulum Beach

  • This is a sandy beach with isolated rocks
  • The beach is semi-private in front of the resorts and hotels
  • Foot protection is not required in most areas
  • Snorkeling and swimming are recommended when seas are calm
  • Beware of currents, stay near shore

Stay Close By

  • Beachfront Vacation House Rental Casa Carolina in Tulum

    Casa Carolina

    Tulum Beach| 6 Beds | 5 Bath
    Claim the best section of Tulum’s beach to yourself and stay at eco-friendly Casa Carolina! With 5 bedroom, 5.5 baths, beachfront pool, amazing rooftop bar, flat screen TV’s in each bedroom and free Wi-Fi  everything you need for a perfect vacation…

  • Casa Madera

    Tulum Beach| 2 Beds | 2 Bath
    This windswept beachfront is all about unwinding and getting in touch with nature. Awe-inspiring views of Papaya Playa and Tulum beach, 2 stylish bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, over-sized terrace with a pool, and free Wi-Fi .

  • Azulik Resort

    Tulum Beach| 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    Check out the adults only alternative to the mass marketed Caribbean vacation. Great for couples seeking a relaxing, romantic getaway. These ocean/beach front bungalows are all wood and glass w/ private bath, hot tub on their ocean deck

  • Tulum Beach House for Vacation Rentals Casa de las Palmas Tulum Mexico

    Casa de las Palmas

    Tulum Beach| 5 Beds | 3 Bath
    One of few beach houses on amazing Tulum beach. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom alternate energy house is close to restaurants & beach bars. Each bedroom has a balcony. Multiple living spaces, kitchen. Sleeps 8 adults, 3 small kids

  • Cabanas Tulum Boutique Hotel on Tulum beach since 1973.

    Cabanas Tulum Hotel

    3 Specials Available, Choose Your Savings! Tulum Beach| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    Cabañas Tulum first established in 1972 is located on a large stretch of beautiful beach, surrounded by coconut palms and the turquoise sea. It’s the perfect place to relax and connect with nature.

  • Casa Gaia

    Tulum Beach| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
    This romantic vacation rental faces the Caribbean sea on a beautiful part of Tulum Beach. Surrounded by tropical gardens, palm trees and open blue sky, you will instantly shift from work to life the second you place your bags on the floor.

  • Hemingway Cabanas and Bungalow Tulum

    Hemingway Romantic Resort Tulum

    Tulum Beach| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    Luxury and simplicity can co-exist in one place! Just picture 11 eco-friendly, palapa-roof ‘cabanas’ set right on the powdery Tulum beach, modern amenities and an on-site beach restaurant that serves complimentary breakfast as well as delicious, freshly-cooked meals. It’s a perfect romantic escape!

  • Nomade Tulum Boutique Eco Chic Hotel on the beach

    Nomade Tulum Hotel

    Tulum Beach| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 to 2 Bath
    This low key luxury hotel is on one of the best parts of Tulum Beach with picturesque Caribbean views. Enjoy their onsite restaurant, beachfront bar and evening beach campfires while you unplug on your vacation.

  • Ana y Jose Hotel and Spa

    Tulum Beach| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    Come to Tulum for the sun, surf and sand. Stay at the family-owned beachfront hotel with its 14 air-conditioned rooms, an elegant swimming pool and a lovely beach restaurant & bar. Embrace an 'unplugged' vacation with no TV, emails or work calls. You deserve it!

  • Tulum Beach House Rental Casa Bonita

    Casa Bonita

    Tulum Beach| 2 Beds | 1 Bath
    Cute little beach house right on Tulum beach. This is a rare find as most accommodations are in boutique hotels. The casa can sleep up to 4 people. A cozy little gem for sure. Alternate energy and ecofriendly accommodations.

  • Be Tulum Boutique Hotel & Resort Tulum Mexico

    Be Tulum Boutique Hotel

    Tulum Beach| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
    Mix three parts ‘beach’, two parts ‘chic’ and you have Be Tulum, a cool spot on an awesome beach. You’ll Be-vacationing in style in your own beach bungalow with nearly all the conveniences of home. Services on site include their beach bar/restaurant, Spa services and more.

  • Posada Margherita Boutique Hotel

    Tulum Beach| 1 to 3 Beds | 1 Bath
    This chic eco hotel, perched on the silky white sand of Tulum beach, is perfect for couples. Each of the 8 bungalow-style suites comes with a private bathroom and a big hardwood porch or a terrace. An Italian beachfront restaurant, serving vegetarian-friendly dishes, is right on site.

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