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:

Hotel Villa las Estrellas

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6 spacious Ocean View Rooms and 3 palapa-roof Beachfront Suites, this boutique hotel feels more like a friend’s stylish beach home, rather than a resort hotel that many of us are used too. The...
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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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Villa Sian Kaan

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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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Posada Punta Piedra

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The view is that classic Tulum beach Caribbean view, and an added bonus is this location's convenience to services. This boutique hotel offers rooms on the beach with a private bathroom, balcony or...
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Casa Madera

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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...
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Azulik

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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/...
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Casa Vallejo

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Enjoy this 5 bedroom ocean view house rental affiliated with Zama's Bungalows on Tulum beach. Located across the street from the beach, 100 mtrs./yrds from Zama's. Service from the restaurant and...
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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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