Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Sun and sea dreams in Tulum

Come dive into a gorgeous blue sea and endless family fun in Tulum, a dreamy, tropical getaway on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Spend warm, sunny days enjoying boat rides and snorkeling trips to see the colorful array of aquatic life that lives in the Caribbean, or snapping photos at old Mayan temples and castles perched on a rocky cliff overlooking the glistening waves. No matter which adventures you choose, there’s a Tulum vacation rental available nearby to host the vacation of your dreams, whether you prefer a private retreat with jungle vibes, or a cozy condo just steps from the beach.

Splashing around in Tulum

With the warm Caribbean Sea for a neighbor, Tulum is a great launching point for all kinds of aquatic adventures. Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular here, especially at sites like El Gran Cenote, an underwater cavern full of stalactites and stalagmites, and the Great Mayan Reef, which runs for hundreds of miles along the Riviera Maya. Xel-Ha, a natural aquarium a few miles north of Tulum, is a great place to snorkel or swim with tropical fish. The whole family will enjoy thrilling activities like zip lines and rope swings that launch you into the water, and a children’s play area with wading pools and slippery slides.  

Seaside ruins in Tulum

With so many interesting things to see in the water, you might never want to step foot on land. Luckily you won’t have to venture too far from the sea to check out the Tulum Ruins, a must-visit Mayan archeological site the whole family will enjoy. The remains of temples, castles, and limestone walls sitting on a piece of rocky coastline with a Caribbean backdrop make for some excellent photo ops. When you’re done exploring, you can head to the beach below and let the kids can try to craft their own mini Mayan city in the sand as you enjoy the view of the ruins above.

Tulum’s tropical fall

Thanks to its Caribbean locale, Tulum sees warm weather year-round, beckoning vacationers to spend some time out in the sun in every season. Late fall is an ideal time to plan a visit though, as the threat of storms diminishes and the heat mellows just a tad. It’s also a little less pricey than the busy season, starting in January, when you might find that dates book up faster and rates go up. You won’t have to go far to start enjoying the tropical temperatures, many Tulum vacation rentals come equipped with a pool for perfect for splashing around with the family.

Floating through nature in Tulum

The Yucatan Peninsula is full of protected eco areas and parks, and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is a great spot to uncover some of the flora and fauna that live here. Stretched out over more than a million acres, the coastal reserve holds wetlands, reefs and all kinds of wildlife, like spider monkeys, pink flamingos, and hundreds of species of birds. Take the family on a boat ride through mangrove canals to spot crocodiles and butterflies, or teach the kids to fly-fish for tarpon and barracuda in saltwater lagoons. With so much to do, you’ll be glad that your Tulum vacation rental is conveniently nearby so that you can return again.