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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Casa Palapa

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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

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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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iTour Mexico

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Discover some of the Riviera Maya's best adventures at this economical 6-room boutique hotel. All rooms have AC, WiFi and private bathroom. Tours to famous Maya sites and adventure areas. Cyber cafe...
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Zamas Bungalows

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Located right on the sugary white beach amongst the slender coconut palm trees, Zamas is a small beachfront cabana hotel, which features 8 very private beach bungalows. Each bungalow looks just like...
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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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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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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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