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Tulum Beaches

Rich historical past on some of the most sought-after beaches

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.

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

LocoGringo suggests these great vacation spots:

Ana y Jose Hotel and Spa
Ana y Jose Tulum beach hotel
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...
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Villa Sian Kaan
Villa Sian Kaan, Tulum beach house rental, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Excellent value for a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom on a relatively deserted section of Tulum beach. Save your pesos for daytime adventures and come home to a gorgeous Tulum beach location, just a kilometer...
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Casa Palapa
Casa Palapa, Tulum rental house, Riviera Maya
This eco-chic oceanfront house is spacious enough to accommodate up to 10 people, stylish enough to host a wedding and rustic enough to be different. Minimalist design, a master suite with a Jacuzzi,...
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Piedra Escondida
Piedra Escondida Tulum Hotel, Riviera Maya beach vacation rentals
This little alternate energy 8 room resort has a private beach and sand from your door to anywhere on the grounds. Full restaurant/bar onsite. Rooms have queen or 2 double beds, all ocean/beach view,...
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Coral Tulum Hotel
Coral Tulum Beachfront Hotel - Tulum Beach, Riviera Maya
This hotel chose the soothing color palette of the coral reef to create an atmosphere of unfound luxury on the heavenly, powdery beaches of Tulum. With your own private pool, king size extra large...
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Hacienda Paraiso Tulum
Hacienda Paraiso Tulum beach house villa rental, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Luxury Beachfront Tulum vacation villa with stunning beach and Caribbean views. Located right on the beach this luxury villa sleeps up to 16 people and provides a picture perfect vacation.
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Casa Vallejo
Casa Vallejo, Zamas bungalows, Tulum beach rentals, Riviera Maya
Enjoy this 5 bedroom ocean view house rental affiliated with Zamas Bungalows on Tulum beach. Located across the street from the beach, 100 mtrs./yrds from Zamas. Service from the restaurant and dive...
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El Paraiso Hotel Tulum
El Paraiso Tulum Hotel, Tulum beach, Riviera Maya
Without doubt, such a heavenly place, with miles of powder-soft sandy beaches and the crystalline waters of the Caribbean, deserves nothing less than the name El Paraiso or "paradise" hotel. 10 air...
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