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:

El Paraiso Hotel Tulum

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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...
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Cabanas Tulum

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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 reunite with...
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Ana y Jose Hotel and Spa

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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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Posada Yum Kin

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This eco-friendly boutique hotel is one of the top picks in terms of price and quality. Located 5 miles from the beach, it boasts 11 unique guestrooms with kitchenettes, private porches, en-suite...
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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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Zulum

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The Zulum’s room suites are spacious, rustic and located in two and three story buildings, either facing the beach, the charming pool area or the jungle. All suites come with a private bathroom and...
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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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Hotel Kin Ha

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Great value, good location and friendly service. This small hotel has only 12 rooms. All are bright and fresh, in a lovely jungle garden setting. Each has a private bathroom, queen or double...
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