Perfectly well-preserved ancient ruins, pristine beaches, crystal clear blue waters, enchanting Cenotes and countless all-inclusive resorts, it’s no wonder honeymoons to Tulum are so popular. Set on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yutacan Peninsula, it’s a perfect relaxing and bohemian chic destination for couples. It’s even big amongst the A-listers which means its fast becoming Mexico’s top destination.
What makes Tulum so special for honeymooners is the jungle meets beach environment. This makes it the perfect place to relax after the stresses of wedding planning, but there’s enough to do to be sure of some memorable honeymoon moments.
Make sure to visit the beautiful beach of Tulum such as Playa Paraiso. It’s one of the loveliest on Riviera Maya, with white sands and clear turquoise seas. You’ll find beach clubs and sun loungers dotted along the Caribbean shore, and there are several places offering water sports like Kite-surfing and reef diving. When you are not relaxing away on the beach, be sure to explore the majestic sights of Tulum. The impressive 13th century Mayan ruins perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea is a great spot to visit and is a big draw for tourists across Riviera Maya.
The bonus of staying here is that you get to visit early morning or in the evening, so you miss the big bus crowds. You’ll see the El Castillo, originally built as a watchtower, and Templo de las Pinturas, which has a partially restored mural depicting Mayan life. Next to the ruins, you will find an abundant of wildlife at Tulum National park, which is a nature’s paradise with mangroves and Cenotes waiting to be discovered as well as iguanas and loggerhead turtles.
This chic bohemian paradise is dotted around with Cenotes. One of Riviera Maya’s best Cenotes is just seven minutes’ drive away or 15 minutes by bike. It’s a memorable way to spend an afternoon together and to enjoy one of Tulum’s best-kept secrets. Snorkel or swim in one or more of these gorgeous sinkholes with their rugged walls and transparent waters. Tulum is also near to Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka’an. This reserve has a population of spider monkeys, tapirs, land crabs and over 330 species of bird including roseate spoonbills and flamingos. The nature reserve is about an hour’s drive from Tulum, or you can join a tour. There are several types, including archeological tours, and even a romantic sunset tour. However, if you feel like a quiet day, head to Maya Tulum for a relaxing yoga lesson and enjoy the sound of the waves and rustle of the palm trees.
Whether you stay in the heart of the action, Tulum town, or near the Tulum beach, there are plenty of bohemian chic boutique hotels and all-inclusive intimate Beachfront resorts. Once you’re in Tulum, the best way to get around is by bike or taxi.
The beach destination, Tulum, works well with a range of other incredible destinations. Couples looking for the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation can combine Tulum with Los Angeles, New York or Las Vegas.
What is the currency in Tulum?
The currency of Tulum is Mexican Pesos.
How long does it take to fly to Tulum?
It takes around 11 hours to fly from the UK to Tulum.
What is the time difference in Tulum?
The UK is 6 hours ahead of Tulum.
What language is spoken in Tulum?
The language spoken in Tulum is Spanish.
Do I need a visa to visit Tulum?
You don’t need a visa to visit Mexico as a tourist. You will need to complete an immigration form and you will need to present this when you enter and leave Mexico. For up to date travel advice to Mexico, visit the FCO website here.