Tulum, a coastal town located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, offers visitors a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and culinary delights. Spend your days exploring lush jungle landscapes and jumping in the turquoise waters of the many nearby cenotes before enjoying the city's nightlife in the beach zone. Tulum also a highly sought-after group trip destination - I went as part of a bachelorette trip for one of my friends! We went in January, when the weather was hot, but not unbearable. It really is an unforgettable destination for travelers seeking adventure, relaxation, and a touch of history.
Airbnb - If traveling with a large group, I suggest renting a house for your stay. Aldea Zama is a cute neighborhood located between the beach zone and Tulum town with villas for rent. This is what we did and it was a great option. Many homes come with kitchens, a large living area, and a pool.
Hotel - If you want to stay in the beach zone, the best options are probably hotels. Some hotels with great reviews include Nomade, Azulik, Ahau, Copal, and Papaya Playa Project. Do note that this will be a pricier option, but it is the best place to stay if you want to spend most of your time checking out the beach clubs, most popular restaurants, and the nightlife scene.
Tulum is expensive!!! Ever since the pandemic, prices in Tulum have gone up 3X. To give you a sense of costs, here are a few data points:
Be sure to take out pesos at the airport upon landing in Cancun or bring US Dollars with you. Many vendors only accepted cash. Taxi drivers all took US Dollars.