It’s pastel coloured beach shacks, cliff edge ancient ruins, Mayan mud treatments and deserted beaches on holidays to Tulum

Tulum is a kaleidoscope of colour – rainbow feathered birds, powder white sands, violet pink sunsets and turquoise seas. Take breakfast under coconut palms, cycle north just after sunrise to see the Mayan ruins ahead of the crowds and dive into crystal clear waters before daydreaming under a beachfront palapa over a platter of tropical fruit. Holidays to Tulum are tranquil in pace and have a distinctive bohemian vibe.

We’ve travelled to Tulum to get away from it all, literally – much of the beach zone is off the electrical grid ensuring businesses are solar self-sufficient and high-rise resorts simply don’t exist. We can tell you the most relaxed places to go for yoga on the beach, set you off in a kayak across the Caapechen Lagoon and send you into those spellbinding cenotes so you can swim under stalagmites and stalactites. Fashion designers and celebrities flock here to learn how to SUP like a pro, pick up chic embroidery and luxe resort wear in pretty-as-a-picture boutiques and hang out in hip hideaway bars that are so laid back shoes don’t even apply. Expect day bed strewn lounges plumped up with oversized Aztec cushions and woven hammocks hidden in lush green forest.

The kind of place you come to when you want to crack open your own coconut, Tulum holidays take you through thick jungle to the pyramids of Coba, snorkelling the course of underwater caverns and ending the day with fresh fish ceviche on the beach. Call us or pop into your local store and we can start planning your dream holiday to Tulum.

  • This the best place to stay if you wish to visit the Tulum ruins as you will be able to explore the ruins before the day trips from Cancun and the Mayan Riviera arrive
  • There is a quieter and more low-key ambience than the larger resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen
  • Our 7 night Mayan Explorer small groups tour starts in Tulum – perhaps enjoy a pre-tour stay here, or return after your tour
  • The Xel-Ha theme park, which is centred on a natural lagoon and features cenotes, cliffs and caves, is located just 8 miles to the north of Tulum

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Time difference:

GMT -6 hours

Currency:

Peso

Flying time to destination:

11½ hours to Cancun

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Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

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7 nights, All Inclusive, 02 Sep '19

from £1,388

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