Tulum travel guide

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You're Going to Love Tulum

With a population of 8.390, Tulum is a must-see destination in Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Tulum

Zona Hotelera Tulum is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Tulum. These include popular favourites such as Mezzanine (Carretera Tulum – Boca Paila Km 3.5), Distrito Panamera (Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila KM 8.5) and Oishi Sushi Omakase Sake Bar (Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila). If you’re looking for affordable options, MARATEA (Carr. Cancún - Tulum 307) and UKAI (Carr. Cancún - Tulum 307) are great picks. Families with children usually love to dine at Ambrosia - Casa Malca (Carretera Tulum - Boca Paila km 9.5 Zona Hotelera Tulum), while couples can enjoy the romantic atmosphere of Kitchen Table Tulum (Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 6), in Zona Hotelera Tulum.

When to visit Tulum

Tulum in August
Estimated hotel price
RM 1280
1 night at 3-star hotel
Tulum in August
Estimated hotel price
RM 1280
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Tulum in May, when the average temperature is 27 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 18 °C, with an average temperature of 24 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 182 mm. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in Tulum, with an average rainfall of 31 mm.

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How to Get to Tulum


When flying to Tulum, you’ll arrive at Tulum Intl (TQO), which is located 21 km from the city centre.


The most popular bus station is Tulum Tulum, Qr, located 0.2 km from the city centre of Tulum. Tulum Grand Oasis is also a commonly used station, and is 23 km from the city centre.

Airports near Tulum

Airlines serving Tulum

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Etihad Airways
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Alaska Airlines
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Spirit Airlines
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Korean Air
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Where to stay in Tulum

From 5-star hotels such as the Hotelito Azul to great affordable options like the Zamas Hotel, Tulum offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around RM 644 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to RM 859 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Crucero Tulum and Indajani Hostel Tulum. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Tulum, with prices from RM 71 to RM 3,266 per night. La Veleta is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Tulum are about 30% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Tulum

Most booked hotels in Tulum

Mereva Tulum
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
RM 828+

Hiring a car in Tulum

MEXRENTACAR , Alamo and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Tulum is the America Car Rental branch at Av. Tulum por Crucero Coba, Local 2, which is 2 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay RM 6.69 per litre in Tulum (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between RM 80.20 and RM 106.94. The most frequently booked car type in Tulum is Economy (Class Economy Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 83% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

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