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How to Spend 3 Days in Tulum

How to Spend 3 Days in Tulum

With a rustic vibe and relaxed resorts along the beach, Tulum is a laid-back alternative to the nearby tourist hubs of Playa del Carmen and Cancun. With three days to spend, you can experience picturesque beaches, Maya ruins, and countless outdoor-adventure opportunities. Here’s how to make the most of your time. 

Day 1: Essential Tulum

Start with a trip to Tulum’s most iconic attraction—the Maya ruins perched on bluffs above the sea. Book an early access tour or snag a skip-the-line pass to explore the archaeological wonder before the midday crowds and heat that inundate the park. Then, follow the trail to the base of the bluffs where you can take your first dip in the Caribbean. After relaxing or snorkeling at the beach, head into downtown Tulum for an authentic Mexican or traditional Maya lunch. If you’re staying at one of the resorts along the beach, you can book a tour that provides round-trip transportation into town and includes a bilingual guide to help you navigate and show you the best shops to browse Mexican and Maya crafts.

Day 2: Into the Jungle

Venture into the interior of the Riviera Maya today with an ATV or bicycle tour, heading off-road to explore parts of the region you can’t see from a car or tour bus. Following your morning spent off-roading between nature preserves, wildlife sanctuaries, and local villages, it’s time to head to the region’s famous cenotes. These freshwater sinkholes are alive with lush plants and marine life and are worthy of your entire afternoon. You can swim and snorkel in several unique ecosystems on a cenote-hopping tour, or spend the afternoon scuba diving (there are packages that include lessons for first-timers) in massive caverns and narrow underground rivers. 

Day 3: Culture and Outdoor Adventure

Take your last day to explore more of the surrounding region. Extend your Maya explorations with a tour to Coba, where you can climb an ancient Maya pyramid in the heart of the jungle, or visit the impressive structures at Chichen Itza—one of the new seven wonders of the world. Alternatively, if you are looking for more outdoor adventures, you have barely scratched the surface of the action surrounding Tulum. You can get an adrenaline rush ziplining through the jungle at an ecoadventure park, paddleboard at a freshwater lake, or discover whale sharks on a boat tour along the coast. Finally, wind your trip down with a cocktail and seafood at one of the beach clubs overlooking the ocean. 

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Snorkeling with Caribbean fish & underground river adventure

Snorkeling with Caribbean fish & underground river adventure

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Combine snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea with a cenote swim adventure on this half-day our from Tulum. Then descend underground to a sacred cenote where you can swim past limestone formations. This combo adventure tour of the Yucatan Peninsula includes lunch and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 hours
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Tulum Bike Tour Tulum Maya Ruins Cenote Swimming Pueblo History Art Tacos Lunch

Tulum Bike Tour Tulum Maya Ruins Cenote Swimming Pueblo History Art Tacos Lunch

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Bypass the busy beach road and see Tulum like the locals do: by bike. Take the quiet roads and back streets to the famous Mayan ruins to explore this important cultural site with an expert guide. Then, ride downtown to see hand-painted murals, sample antojitos (street snacks), and check out the souvenir shops. You will also make a stop at a local indigenous beekeeper's operation.
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  • 5 hours
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Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum

Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum

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Free-dive, snorkel, and cliff-jump at three different cenotes on this guided tour from Tulum. Admire the mangroves of Casa Cenote, before moving on to explore the caverns and rock formations of Grand Cenote. The Temple of Doom cenote dares you to pencil-drop 10 feet from a roof opening into the freshwater below. Or, simply climb down the ladder. Safety briefings, equipment and transport from Tulum are provided.
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  • 4 hours
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Cenote trail jungle bike tour & 3 cenotes in Tulum with lunch

Cenote trail jungle bike tour & 3 cenotes in Tulum with lunch

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The Yucatan peninsula is renowned for its beautiful cenotes—underground lakes formed in natural sinkholes. On this bike tour, venture deep into the wilderness, cycling along lush jungle trails and stopping to visit three different cenotes. Learn about the meaning of the cenotes to the Maya people, climb down to explore the subterranean caves with snorkels, and cool off with a swim in an underground river. Refuel with an included lunch during this half-day excursion.
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  • 5 hours
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2 Cenotes Adventure from Tulum - Small Group - All Inclusive

2 Cenotes Adventure from Tulum - Small Group - All Inclusive

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A great tour for both snorkelers and certified scuba divers, this adventure takes you to two of the area’s most beautiful and unique cenotes. First up: Casa Cenote, which is home to home to blue crabs, tarpon fish, barracudas, snapper, and other marine life. The location feels like an underwater jungle due to the abundance of mangrove trees and lush vegetation. Then, it’s on to Dos Ojos, twin cenotes that take their moniker from the Spanish words for “two eyes.” Enjoy a light lunch and reminisce about your exciting diving and snorkeling adventures before heading back to Tulum. 
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  • 5 hours
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Tulum Skip the Line & Tequila Tasting

Tulum Skip the Line & Tequila Tasting

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Make the most of your time at the Maya Ruins of Tulum with skip-the-line tickets that take you straight into the ancient site. Simply present a voucher upon arrival then enter the fortified city, where stone walls and temples look over white sand beaches and turquoise water. Inside, don't miss the bright frescoes and carvings that adorn Tulum's temples, which are perched at the edge of sheer limestone cliffs.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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