Tips and activities

For a responsible vacation.

During this year, many travelers have felt ready to resume their pending trips or plan new ones. Different destinations are waiting to receive tourists from many parts of the world, and one of them is Quintana Roo. That is why today, I’ll tell you what to do in Tulum Mexico on 2021.

First, it is important to know what it is like to visit Tulum in 2021. The destination does not require a negative Covid-19 test to be able to access. However, there are certain spots where you can take the test when you arrive, and before returning to your place of origin, so you will feel more secure.

The establishments and places you will visit occasionally have temperature control. For that reason, I recommend keeping a healthy distance, wearing your mask all the time, and following all the safety measures.

There are different options to enjoy the Caribbean vacations of your dreams in Tulum. If you are ready for a warm climate, sea breeze, and feeling the sand, this guide will be very useful to put together your itinerary for this pleasant destination.Lodging in the Town of Tulum or the Beach.

One of the most important decisions is to choose the place where you are going to rest during your trip to Tulum. This destination offers you two good options: downtown or near the beach.

Tulum is known for being a unique place to enjoy the different turquoise tones of the Mexican Caribbean, and what better way than to wake up with that incredible view, listening to the ocean waves and enjoying the fauna that inhabits its surroundings. Staying near the beach will make you enjoy that experience.

If you prefer something cheaper just to sleep because you plan to tour the destination, then staying in downtown is a good option. In addition, you will have restaurants and souvenir shops nearby.

Tour in Tulum archaeological site.

The archaeological site of Tulum is a visit that you must do, even if you are staying in Playa del Carmen, Cancun, or Isla Mujeres. Cultural and historical trips always enrich your vacation.

Tulum was one of the most important ancient Maya cities of pre-Hispanic times and it is the only one built on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, famous for its beautiful view and the fauna that inhabits it.

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Getting to this archaeological site is simple, if you are staying in Tulum, just take a pedicab or taxi that will take you directly. If you are far away, do not worry, you can do it through a tour.

The Xcaret Expeditions tour takes you there. It includes transportation, breakfast, and certified guides so you can live the complete experience. It has different departure points and some hotels are included in the pickup. In addition, it combines perfectly with Xel-Há, one of Grupo Xcaret’s parks that are included in the tour.

Enjoy the Beaches

Many people say that Tulum has the best beaches in Mexico. The soft sand and electric blue fill your heart with happiness.

Paradise Beach is the most famous and favorite of those who visit Tulum. You just have to let yourself be embraced by the atmosphere and enjoy a cold drink by the sea.

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Being an open space, it will allow you to feel safe and maintain a healthy distance. Remember to always follow the security measures and keep all the beaches clean.

Buy handcrafts

One of the favorite activities when traveling is taking a piece of the destination that filled you with memories and beautiful stories to tell.

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In downtown Tulum, you will find different types of places with handcrafts that represent the destination and its surroundings. By bringing a craft, you will not only have a memory of Tulum in your home, but you will also contribute to the local economy.

Visit the cenotes

Something that you cannot miss is a visit to the cenotes, very characteristic of the region. Cenotes are one of the main attractions in Tulum. Its a perfect plan for those who enjoy the low temperatures in the water, to cool off from the warm climate of Riviera Maya.

There are many options, and that is why I leave you the most famous and favorite of tourists and locals.

Gran Cenote

Gran Cenote is perfect for animal and nature lovers. A perfect plan to spend with the family.

The immeasurable variety of fish will leave you in love, and if we add to that the small and friendly turtles that inhabit it, your visit will be a dream come true with crystal clear waters as a great setting.

Cenote Dos Ojos

This impressive cenote is the ideal place for those who enjoy diving or want to experience it once in a lifetime. Certified open water divers will explore underground caves and rivers connected by around 300 miles of underwater passageways.

A true natural wonder with blue waters and beautiful views filled with stalactites and stalagmites.

Cenote Sac Actún

Located minutes from Tulum, is the Sac Actún cenote. This group of cenotes is a paradise full of natural underwater caves, with striking shades of green and cold waters that will make you live an unforgettable experience in this hidden corner.

Take a bike ride.

Touring the town of Tulum and the beach area is one of the favorite activities in Tulum. It allows you to enjoy the view and fill your Instagram with great memories of different iconic points of the destination.

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Taking a look at everything there is, without having to access each place, is something that this experience will allow you to do. I only recommend wearing sunscreen and a cap for this adventure.

Visit Kaan Luum Lagoon

Kaan Luum is a hidden cenote in a lagoon. This natural wonder is located just 15 minutes from Tulum and is near the entrance to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere. Its intense blues and the green with which it mixes are truly surprising, this combination is possible thanks to the 82-meter deep cenote that is hidden within.

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Due to the depth, it is reserved for diving only, but its surroundings of sand and shallow water can be enjoyed. In addition to having a dock to sit down and bring your food, the plan that anyone looking to get away from the city needs.

Being a protected area, pets, cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, or speakers that could disturb the fauna that inhabits it are not allowed.

Tour the Sian Ka’an Reserve

The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean. It is located between the towns of Tulum and Felipe Carrillo Puerto, occupying approximately 650 thousand hectares along 120 km.

Beaches, cenotes, coral reefs, and tropical rainforest are the ecosystems that comprise Sian Ka’an. Declared a World Heritage Site, this famous reserve is home to more than 300 species of birds, thousands of plants, and hundreds of animals. Enjoying a tour in this place is a unique experience.

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It is important to know that a visit here must be responsible, following all the rules that encompass ecotourism, so you can have a broader picture of the importance of caring for all ecosystems.

Tulum is full of beaches, cenotes, fauna, and outdoor activities that you can enjoy responsibly during 2021. If you are ready to travel, take these recommendations into account and create new memories so that you have the best stories to tell.

Read: Natural Places you must visit in Tulum