Tulum On the Road

Tulum, Mexico
Tulum is found on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula along the Riviera Maya, and although is overlooked by nearby Cancun’s party-loving reputation, it has a wealth of good living to be enjoyed. Tulum has three different areas - ancient Mayan ruins, the main town and the beach, and offers a laid back charm all around. The beach is where many tourists go to enjoy the sun while lying out on white sand. Only in the past 50 years or so has this city become accessible by land - previously, the only way to reach Tulum was by sea. The beach is located on the Caribbean, which means the weather is amazing and the waters are warm.

Tulum is set in amongst Mayan ruins, and their spectacular culture can be seen all around this amazing city. Just outside of town, you will find ruins; temples and remnants of an ancient culture, all perched high on a cliff top. The Mayan ruins are worth seeing for a feeling of history but don't forget to bring a camera for some great shots.

In town there is the main Avenue, which offers hotels, funky bars, cafes, boutiques, restaurants and shops. Here, you can shop, dine, drink and people-watch day to night. Sometimes there are Mayan pole flying performers along the street. If all of this is still not enough for you, there is a spa resort nearby for a relaxing time along the Caribbean Coast.

If you’re looking for a feed, wander up and down avenue and make sure you try some of the local specialities. If it’s international flavour that you’re looking for, there’s a Dutch restaurant, which has a fun feel with a tree popping out from a hole in the floor. Along this street you can find everything from seafood to Italian gnocchi. One you should try is called the Cliffside Lunch which has a great outlook of the beach or Don Cafeto for local meals.

At night there are DJ's and live music playing in restaurants, bars and sometimes along the streets. Clubs are filled with mostly locals who swing around the dance floor. One main dance club is Charlies where the locals usually dance their nights away to salsa music.