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:

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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Ana y Jose Hotel and Spa

Ana y Jose Cabanas: Tulum vacation beach bungalows, Mexico
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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Casa Vallejo

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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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Behla Suite Sand

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Located a stone’s throw away from the Caribbean, this beachfront studio boasts amazing ocean views, modern décor and a large deck with an outdoor tub. Tulum’s many restaurants, bars and dive...
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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 Palapita

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Enjoy this not so little palapita right on Tulum beach, with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and lots of charm. Alternate energy 24 hour electricity. Meal plan available. Next door to Casa Behla &...
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Casita Bonita

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Cute little beach bungalow, casita 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...
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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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