Tulum, located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, is a stunning coastal town famed for its pristine beaches, well-preserved Mayan ruins, and vibrant cenotes, offering a unique blend of historical culture and natural beauty ideal for exploration and relaxation.

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  • 🇲🇽 State: Quintana Roo
  • 👩‍🎨 Visitors per year: 2 million
  • ⏰ Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • ✈️ Airport: Cancun International Airport (CUN)
  • 💲 Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
  • ✈️ Cheap flights: Kiwi.com
  • 🕝 Average Trip Length: 3-7 days
  • 🛃 Visa: 180 days
  • 🚑 Travel Insurance: Ekta
  • 📲 Best Sim Card: Telcel
  • 🔌  Power plug: Type A (US, Canada)
  • 🚰 Tap water: Not drinkable
  • 💰 Cashless: No
  • 💵 USD allowed? No

Tulum is a historic town on the Yucatán Peninsula, part of Quintana Roo, Mexico.

It is renowned for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city, dating back to the 13th century, which sits on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya and served as a major hub for trade, particularly in turquoise and jade.

Alongside its archaeological significance, the area is surrounded by lush jungles, cenotes (natural sinkholes), and beautiful beaches, making it a unique blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty.

What makes Tulum special is its extraordinary combination of cultural history and natural wonders.

The ancient Mayan ruins, including the iconic El Castillo, perched atop a cliff with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, offer a glimpse into the past. Its proximity to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, alongside unique geological features like cenotes, makes it a popular destination.

Tulum’s commitment to eco-friendly tourism and preservation of its natural and historical sites further enhances its appeal, creating a serene and sustainable escape unlike any other.

  • Tulum, Quintana Roo
  • Cancun Airport (CUN)
  • Rainy season: Jul-Oct
  • Whale season: Dec-Mar
  • Hottest Month: August
  • Coldest month: January

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