Things to do in Tulum

Visit Tulum

Tulum is the destination that every traveler wants to visit thanks to its unique mystic atmosphere and natural beauty. Is Tulum worth visiting? absolutely! Keep on reading, and learn more about Tulum’s weather, location, and especially, Things to do in Tulum.

Where is Tulum?

Tulum is located in the south of Quintana Roo’s state. It takes approximately 2 hours to get there from Cancun. It is quite easy when you take a private transfer to Tulum from the Cancun Airport. You can read more about how to get to Tulum in our previous article.

Weather in Tulum

Tulum’s climate is tropical, and hot all year round, with a rainy and sultry season from May to October, and a cooler and relatively drier season from November to April. However, even in this season, it is possible to have rain, wind, and some cloudy weather, especially in December and January.

The city is located on the Yucatan Peninsula, at 20 degrees north latitude, south of Puerto Morelos, in the state of Quintana Roo.

Winter is typically warm, but sometimes, from mid-November to mid-March, when the winds from the United States blow, there can be cool and windy days. The temperature can drop to 10/12 °C at night and can remain around 20/22 °C during the day.

From June to November (but more likely from August to October), there is a risk of hurricanes.

The average temperature ranges from 23.5 degrees in January to 28.5 degrees from June to August. Here are the average temperatures:

Temperature In Tulum throughout the year

The best time of the year to visit Tulum is around March and May. Is just the perfect combination between fresh air and sunny days. There’s not much humidity as in the summer, and it is not the rainy season yet at the end of May throughout August. In March, you can still have some cool nights and might even need a light sweater.


What to do in Tulum

Mayan Ruins

Staying in Tulum you should definitely take a half-day to explore the Mayan Ruins. These buildings are settled right on the shores of the Caribbean sea, which makes it a unique tourist attraction in the world.  

Snorkeling in Tulum

Thanks to its privileged location, Tulum has marvelous spots for Snorkeling being in the second largest coral reef barrier in the world. There are some tours that can take you to explore the unimaginable Tulum waters, which also include admiring the marine life in the area.


Where to eat in Tulum?

Tulum is very well known for its exotic restaurants, most of them offer peerless tasting experiences that make you don’t want to leave the destination. Usually, these kinds of restaurants are expensive, but they definitely worth it! 

Food in Tulum has become another tourist attraction, thanks to the whole experience that owners create for the dinners. You can find authentic and local dishes and amazing international exotic gastronomy samples.

According to Tripadvisor, this is the updated list for 2022 of Best Places to Eat in Tulum:

  1. El Oasis Mariscos Tulum
  2. Kokoro Tulum
  3. Tora Tulum
  4. Norita
  5. Confessions Tulum


Things to do in Tulum


Snorkeling in Akumal
Snorkeling in Akumal

If you want to experience Snorkeling with turtles in Tulum, this is the place. Akumal is a small village 30 minutes away from Tulum downtown. It houses a turtle sanctuary on its bay; it is very popular among tourists.  Here in Akumal, you can do excellent snorkeling, while you see impressive marine turtles. It is a unique experience, the beach is just stunning, a great option for a perfect day!

Party nights

Confessions, Tulum Restaurant
Confessions, Tulum Restaurant

Something very characteristic about Tulum is its theme parties, many travelers gather to enjoy DJ music and spend a great night in Tulum. Currently, due to the pandemic, these events are kind of restricted. You can still find great places with fun atmosphere and tropical vibes to party all night!

Tulum Bike tours

Enjoy a bike tour in Tulum and get a complete introduction to the area. Ride along quiet roads, hidden paths, and, through town, a variety of natural, cultural, historical, and culinary attractions that Tulum has to offer. Check out Tulum Bike Tours for more information.

Ruta de Los cenotes

An inspiring trip through the jungle outside of Tulum that will allow you to discover the caves, caverns, and cenotes hidden underground in the Yucatan jungle. Explore hidden cenotes by bike, away from the crowds. Check out Mexico Kan Tours for more information about cenotes’ tours.

Gastronomic tour

Gastronomic Tour in Tulum
Gastronomic Tour in Tulum

Taste your way through Tulum on a 3-hour gastronomic tour. Avoid the touristy places and savor authentic Mexican specialties where the locals go. Visit Eating with Carmen for more information.

Sian Ka’an

Take an exciting half-day trip through the heart of the ancient Mayan civilization and enjoy the spectacular Sian Ka’an Reserve. Discover the jungle fauna and navigate the calm turquoise waters before returning home. Check out Visit Sian Ka’an for more information about tours.


Archaeological Site of Coba in the Yucatan Peninsula
Archaeological Site of Coba in the Yucatan Peninsula

History, culture, and nature with this wonderful experience in the Riviera Maya. Visit not one but two Mayan ruins and swim in a cenote.