Tulum has become an important focal point for tourism on the Riviera Maya, on Mexico's Caribbean coast in the state of Quintana Roo, a privileged location bordered by Yucatan's tropical jungle, mesmerizing azure waters and famous for its superb, excellently conserved buildings and wall paintings in its Mayan ruins.

A brief history about Tulum

Tulum dates back to 564 but the city's heyday was from the eleventh to the fifteenth century: this city had a notable religious significance as well as being a trading center. The Spanish explorer Juan Díaz may have been the first Westerner to visit the city (in 1518), but archaeological interest in this city did not arise until the 19th century. The city is a fascinating pre-Columbian Mayan walled city with several superb temples, three major structures of interest at the Tulum archaeological site: El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes, and the Temple of the Descending God.

Luxury vacation rentals in Tulum

35 properties

A long time in Tulum?

0 properties

Buy your property in Tulum

0 properties

Tulum today

Tulum is a paradise on earth, featuring swaying palm trees, a gorgeous blue sea, powdery soft sand on the beaches, world famous diving sites and unique cenotes (natural deep wells, sinkholes). Tulum is relaxed, but also hip and vibrant, nowadays is known more as a getaway for the creative connoisseurs, with its trendy restaurants, designer boutiques, intimate boutique hotels and healthy fitness - yoga atmosphere. The beach features cabañas - little thatched cottages- to stay the night . The best way to discover the top beach bars in Tulum Beach is to go for a fun walk and you will come across many tents and vendors of handmade jewelry, hats as well as ice-cold coconuts and delicious cocktails.