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:

The Beach Tulum

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Extraordinary Tulum Beach Boutique Hotel. The Beach Tulum is a new, adult only, boutique hotel that provides all the luxury amenities you could dream of while staying true to the bohemian feel of...
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Casa Chic

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Casa Chic is a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom beach villa located within Rancho San Eric on the southern end of beautiful Tulum beach. This is a semi-private stretch of pure white sand just above the Sian...
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Behla Suites Sun

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This well-designed modern studio is a perfect getaway for both couples and singles. Elevated ocean views, superb beachfront location in Tulum and a private deck, equipped with an outdoor tub, pergola...
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Casa Behla

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One of very few alternate energy beach houses on awesome Tulum beach. Great location for beach combing. There are 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a rooftop observation deck. All sand front yard to the...
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Behla Kiin

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Behla Kiin is the newest addition to the Tulum’s exclusive Behla beachfront properties. With 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and multiple wooden decks, this eco-friendly house boasts amazing ocean views...
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Villas Geminis

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These economical condominiums on the north end of Tulum Pueblo are a bargain, and are convenient to shopping, bar/restaurants and services. Tulum beach and ruins are a few minutes away by car. Each...
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Casa de las Palmas

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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,...
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Piedra Escondida

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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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