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While it is perhaps best known for its ruins, Tulum is also a popular beach resort destination with a spectacular coastline. Its soft sand, clear water and cooling breeze make Tulum one of the top beach regions in Mexico. Tourists come to this area for the beach, to relax and to explore the Mayan ruins. It’s also popular among Canadian tourists because it’s close to the Cancún international airport, is filled with off-resort tours and adventures, and has no shortage of resorts to choose from.

Travel tips and top attractions in Tulum…

The Tulum ruins are the most popular attraction in the region. They are one of the best-preserved Mayan sights. Located on the coast and close to modern tourist spots along the Caribbean coastline and the Riviera Maya, it draws millions of tourists each year from around the world. Tulum is the site of a walled Mayan city dating back to the 13th century. The ruins are located on 40-foot cliffs on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea.

Other than Tulum, there are many other attractions to visit in the area, including Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, Playa Paraiso, Gran Cenote, Tulum ruins, Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Cobá ruins, Muyil archeological site, Voladores, Tulum Monkey Sanctuary and the Temple of Doom.

If you want to check out the beaches beyond your resort, consider visiting Ziggy Beach and Mayan Beach. If you are feeling adventurous, consider snorkelling, scuba diving, boat tours, swimming with the dolphins and fishing excursions. There are also a variety of local restaurants, clubs and authentic Mexican cultural experiences. If you want to try some authentic Mexican cuisine, head to the town centre.

Tulum has warm weather year-round. The best time of the year to visit is October to December (June is the rainy season). January to March is peak tourist season, so avoid this time if you don’t want to experience large crowds.

Travel insurance options for Tulum

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