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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:

Hemingway Cabanas
Hemingway Cabanas, Tulum beach vacation rentals, Riviera Maya
'Luxury' and 'simplicity' can co-exist in one place! Just picture 11 eco-friendly, palapa-roof 'cabanas' set right on the powdery Tulum beach, modern amenities and an on-site beach restaurant that...
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Casa de las Palmas
Casa de las Palmas, Tulum beach house rental, Riviera Maya
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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Hotel Coco Tulum
Coco Tulum Hotel, Tulum beach rentals
Eco-friendly, Coco Tulum is powered by 24-hour wind/solar energy. Nestled on the finest beach in the Mayan Riviera, the property offers breathtaking vistas of powdery-soft white sand and stunning...
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Hacienda Paraiso Tulum
Hacienda Paraiso Tulum beach house villa rental, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Luxury Beachfront Tulum vacation villa with stunning beach and Caribbean views. Located right on the beach this luxury villa sleeps up to 16 people and provides a picture perfect vacation.
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Piedra Escondida
Piedra Escondida Tulum Hotel, Riviera Maya beach vacation rentals
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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Posada Punta Piedra
Posada Punta Piedra, Tulum Hotel, Riviera Maya beach rentals
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 Mandala
Casa Mandala, Tulum beach rental house, Riviera Maya
Casa Mandala Tulum, A tropical paradise for you to unwind in. Come enjoy this semi-private home tucked away with 2 other homes in a private slice of Paradise.
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Suenos de Tulum
Suenos de Tulum Hotel, Tulum beach, Riviera Maya
Art imitates life on the beach at Suenos Tulum  with amazing wall reliefs and murals that reflect Nature and the Maya in the context of the beach environment. This alternate energy mini-resort has...
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