No trip to Tulum would be complete without visiting at least a few of its incredible cenotes in Tulum. There are a number of these amazing sinkholes located not far from Tulum, and each of them has its own unique attraction.
Some are better for swimming and snorkeling in, while others are located in a more stunning setting such as in a cave or amongst the thick, overgrown jungle. It is well worth doing a little bit of research before setting off, just so you know what’s in store for you, so you can head to the one, two or three cenotes which most appeal to you!
If all the incredible scenery above ground at the cenotes wasn’t enough, you could also go scuba diving in some of them. Cenote diving really does make for a unique and unforgettable experience! Despite the inhospitable look to the cenotes’ caves and caverns, the waters below the surface are often home to lots of amazing marine life.
Perched on a clifftop overlooking glorious golden beaches and the sparkling waters of the Caribbean, the Tulum Ruins are set in a stunning location and are a must-see when in town. With verdant jungle rising around them, the well-preserved Mayan ruins make for some fantastic photos; the Mayan Pyramid is the highlight of what’s on show, alongside the Temple of the Frescoes.
If you’re after a magical experience, you just can’t miss out on swimming with sea turtles at Akumal Bay! While Akumal is also home to a beautiful beach, the majestic sea turtles are what most people come to Akumal Beach for. Swimming with sea turtles next to them as they peacefully make their way beneath the waves is an incredible thing to do.
While the Coba Ruins may not be quite as impressive as those found in Tulum, they are still well worth checking out if you have the chance. Because fewer visitors stop by the archaeological site, you’ll get to explore the Coba Ruins in peace and quiet.