Tulum is famed for its 10 kilometre-long white sand beach fringing the bright turquoise sea of the Caribbean. Together these elements make Tulum a unique place to visit, whether you are staying at one of the nearby hotels or condominium villages, or based at a holiday resort elsewhere on the Mayan Riviera. Tulum is located on the Caribbean coast of the state of Qunitana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula about one and half hours south of Cancun by car.
Tulum is still relatively underdeveloped in terms of tourist infrastructure. This means you will not find big casinos, hotels, golf courses or night clubs in Tulum. Tulum is one of the most visited archaeological sites on the Yucatan Peninsula, due in part to its close proximity to Cancun. It is an impressive site, although, perhaps not quite as impressive as either Chichen Itza or Uxmal. Tulum is small, it can be toured in about two hours, but offers some incredible insight into the life of the Maya.
Tulum is an ecological area where serenity abounds. Tulum is situated only a few miles from the Caribbean Sea to the east in a very secluded area. To the north lies the Gulf of Mexico, and to the west are the states of Yucatan and Campeche. Tulum is a convenient day-trip destination from Cancun and Cozumel. Its popularity is growing, however, and visitors are now stylish world travelers, rather than the budget backpackers of the past.