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Tulum Essentials: Cheat Sheet

by Juliana Jaoudi

The ruins along the beach.


Tulum is located on the Caribbean in the Yucantan peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo on southern end of the Riviera Maya, 90 miles south of Cancun. Tulum is comprised of three parts, the town, the hotel zone, and the archaeological zone, and is surrounded by three national parks, Quintana Roo, Tulum, and Sian-Ka'an Biosphere.

Other popular destinations in the Cancun area are Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Mayakoba, and the islands Isla Mujeres and Cozumel.


Cancun Airport (CUN) is served by many international airlines (see list). Rental car companies at the airport include Hertz, Thrify, Budget, and Dollar. You'll want to rent a car to get to Tulum and get around. You can rent bikes in town or hire taxis.


Obviously, winter in the northern hemisphere is the most popular time to visit Tulum.

Average high/low temperatures in Farenheit.
October-March: mid-80s/mid-60s.
April-September: low-90s/low-70s.


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Juliana is a digital media executive and sometime writer/amateur photographer. She lives in New York city but is a California-Parisian girl at heart and picking one is impossible and unnecessary. She travels for the jewelry, local art, and textiles.

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